If you are familiar with Canadian hardcore, then you will already know what a Corpse Merch Hoodie is. For those of you who are not aware of the Canadian hardcore sub-culture, I am sure you would also know the term. It was originally a T-shirt that was sold at small concerts, as a marketing gimmick. The original design was a Guy Fieri picture, and now it has evolved into a full hoodie with all of the same designs and greatness of a hardcore artist. If you are wondering how something so simple can be such a huge success, then I would have to tell you that the success of the merchandising design was because people love to buy hoodies. Even if they do not like the band, they love the designs and want them all to themselves.
The Canadian hardcore sub-culture has been defined by such icons as Scotty James and Kurtis. Their shirts are all about the same concept. They are made of extreme fabric and are completely black. The shirts usually feature a skull with red paint splashed across it, with a sword through it, or a cross on it. These shirts represent a part of the Canadian underground sub-culture and it has grown into a very lucrative industry.
If you are wondering how the merchandising industry can make a profit from such a sub-culture, then I will tell you that you can make a killing selling replicas of the original shirts. There are many companies out there that will allow you to print up the designs that you want on a hoodie, and sell them for a pretty penny. People will be surprised at how much money you can actually make by re-branding an old T-shirt and making it better. This is a great way to bring in new customers, especially if your website allows you to add pictures to your hoodie.
The key to getting attention with a custom T-shirt like the corpse one is the fact that it is so unique. People need a reason to buy a shirt and they need it quickly. They are going to see something that is not available anywhere else, and will automatically know that this is something that they have to have.
Getting attention is what is going to make the big bucks for you, and the real secret is taking your time. Many people rush out and start putting logos and designs on clothing before thinking about how they are going to get the word out about the new apparel. Give people something to talk about, and let them take a second look. People like it when something is not just “one-dimensional”. Give them a reason to talk about your Hoodie, and they will keep coming back for more.
So, take your time. Find a design that will really catch attention, and build a loyal clientele. This type of Hoodie merchandising has been going strong for years, and it is only going to get better. Shop around, find a great deal, and you should be successful.