How does the Artist Earnings work?

Our Artist Earnings system operates on a “base fee” for each product sold. Artists will earn the entire difference between the base price and the sale price of a product (this includes both new prints and reprints). If your design is currently up for sale, you'll start to earning on unit 1 of your next reprint. If your design is already receiving Artist Earnings, it will continue to do so under the new compensation formula.

Retail Price - Base Fee = Your Artist Earnings

Each product has a "Base Fee", which covers production and logistical costs. For your Earnings, subtract the "Base Fee" from the retail and you keep the difference as Artist Earnings. 

Find Base Fees for all Threadless products on our Terms & Conditions:

The Base Fees Applicable to Artists via the Website (not sold through Artist Shops). The prices for Artwork sold outside an Artist Shop are set by Threadless.com and are subject to change in Threadless.com’s discretion. Threadless provides the following Base Fees on Threadless.com:

Tee Shirts Base Fee
Crewneck Tee $18.00
V-neck Tee $18.00
Tank $18.00
Tri-Blend Tee $22.00
Women's Scoopneck Tee $22.00
Women's Dolman $22.00
Long Sleeve Tees Base Fee
Long Sleeve Tee $22.00
Long Sleeve Baseball Tee $21.00
Tri-Blend 3/4 Sleeve Raglan Tee $24.00
Women's Long Sleeve Terry Scoop $29.00
Sublimation Tees Base Fee
Sublimation $29.00
Sublimation Tank $29.00
Sublimation Womens V-neck $29.00
Sweatshirts Base Fee
Zip Hoodie $36.00
Pullover Hoodie $30.00
Crewneck Sweatshirt $29.00
Kids / Toddlers / Babies Base Fee
Kids Tee $18.00
Kids Long Sleeve Tee $20.00
Kids Pullover Hoody $32.00
Kids Zip-up Hoody $36.00
Toddler Tee $15.00
Toddler Long Sleeve Tee $18.00
Toddler Pullover Hoody $32.00
Toddler Zip-up Hoody $36.00
Baby Tee $15.00
Baby Bodysuit $15.00
Baby Long Sleeve Bodysuit $18.00
Baby Zip-up Hoody $36.00
Pants Base Fee
Lounge Pants $22.00
Phone Cases Base Fee
Perfect Fit $21.00
Double Duty $24.00
Throw Pillows Base Fee
14" X 14" $18.00
16" X 16" $21.00
18" X 18" $24.00
20" X 20" $28.00
26" X 26" $39.00
Totes & Bags Base Fee
Tote 13" X 13" $15.00
Tote 16" X 16" $18.00
Tote 18" X 18" $19.00
Weekender Tote 24" X 16" $27.00
Zip Pouch 8.5" X 6" $12.00
Zip Pouch 12.5" X 8.5" $14.00
Art Prints Base Fee
Mini 8" $8.00
Small 12" $18.00
Medium 16" $21.00
Large 18" $28.00
X-Large 24" $40.00
Stretched Canvas Base Fee
Small 14" $57.00
Medium 16" $71.00
Large 22" $108.00
Shower Curtains Base Fee
71" X 74" $48.00
Indoor Wall Tapestry Base Fee
26" X 36" $19.00
50" X 59" $40.00
59" X 80" $59.00
Fleece Blanket Base Fee
30" X 40" $26.00
50" X 60" $44.00
60" X 80" $58.00
Rug Base Fee
22.5" X 37" $24.00
3' x 5' $52.00
4' x 6' $84.00
5' x 7' $105.00
Duvet Base Fee
104" X 88" $134.00
88" X 88" $114.00
68" X 88"' $99.00
Beach Towels Base Fee
30" X 60" $26.00
63" X 72" $32.00
Mugs Base Fee
11 oz Mug $11.00
15 oz Mug $13.00
12 oz Latte Mug $13.00
15 oz Travel Mug $22.00
Notebooks Base Fee
5" x 7" - Blank $15.00
5" x 7" - Lined $15.00
6" x 8" Spiral - Lined $10.00
Hats & Beanies Base Fee
Snapback $22.00
Cuffed Beanie $18.00
Knit Beanie $18.00
Dad Hat $22.00

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