Are you in the POD merchandise industry or simply looking to create your own custom-design for yourself, your friends, family, sports team or business? If you want to save time and are looking for templates to use, buying design bundles might be the right option for you. Plicks.com (formerly known as tshirtbundles.com) is one of the many websites offering T-shirt design bundles that you can download, edit and use for both private and commercial purposes. But is it the right choice for you? We hope that this review will help you decide.
What is Plicks.com and what does it sell?
Plicks.com is registered in the USA and operates from the USA. They sell instantly downloadable T-shirt design bundles and Mockup design bundles that you can use for your merch business.
T-shirt Design Bundles
The website currently offers a selection of about 200 different T-Shirt Design bundles. A single T-Shirt Design bundle is usually based on a specific theme (ranging from “Independence Day” to “Yoga Designs”) and is delivered with about 50 editable designs for a price of $14.00.
The bundles are instantly downloadable in Photoshop (PSD) and multiple other formats (such as AI, PNG, EPS, SVG, DFX, JPEG). You get lifetime access, have the possibility to edit and, most importantly, the rights to use the designs for personal and commercial purposes in an unlimited number of projects.
The most expensive T-Shirt Design bundles come with a whopping 1000+ designs for $69.00. It’s called the Combo Pack and there are six different kinds. These massive design bundles contain premium designs in vector format that are perfect for t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other sublimation items too. The designs are completely editable and pixel perfect vector files you can adapt these designs to any size.
The mockup-bundles contain between 6 and 9 editable pictures for a price ranging from $5.00 – 14 $. There are several options to choose from.
The Mockups are downloadable as a fully layered Adobe Photoshop document, giving you the possibility to edit and adapt them to your needs. You also get lifetime access and the right to use the bundle for commercial purposes in an unlimited number of projects.
Important Note: Make sure you double-check the exact formats and terms of the bundle you are buying, because the specifics can vary!
How much does it cost? What are the different pricing options?
The following pricing options are available:
- Buying individual T-Shirt bundles (all bundles are $14.00 with 50 designs)
- Buying individual Mock-Up bundles (prices vary from $9.00 and up)
- Buying the 3 month premium pass (VIP Pass Plus) for $199.00: This pass gives you instant access to the entire shop and already existing products as well as upcoming products for the 3 upcoming months. 50 new designs are being added weekly.
- Buying the 6 month Platinum VIP pass for $399.00: This gives you instant access to the entire shop of already existing products as well as all upcoming products for six months.50 new designs are being added weekly.
Click here to see the current price list.
Tip: The website advertises the prices above as “only today” but checking the site repeatedly over a longer period showed that these prices basically stayed the same. So: Make sure to check the current prices and conditions before you buy, but don’t let the “only today” sign fool you.
Tip: Check the “Special Offers” Section for short-term deals.
What do we think of Plicks.com
The website structure and layout
The website is organized and easy to navigate. There are some spelling mistakes in it but nothing too dramatic.
Customer Service and Technical Support
In our own experience (and based on the reviews of other customers) the customer service/ technical support is reliable and fast. This is pretty special considering that is such a low-cost store.
What we think of the T-shirt Design Bundles
+ Very large selection, good quality design, very good value for money, most of them are editable and can be adapted to your needs.
– Your competitors can buy and sell the same designs.
Our recommendation: The selection is large and covers all kind of Niche-Areas. The bundles are good value for money in terms of quantity and quality. If you are in the POD merchandize business these design bundles can help you create a large selection very quickly and increase your sales. If you customize the designs you can create hundreds of variations which creates even more value for money.
Of course, what matters most in terms of making your business a success is how you use the bundles and what you do with the time you save:
If using bundles allows you to invest more time into other areas of your business that are important to you (designing your own work, marketing, etc..), then we definitely recommend this option.
What we think of the Mockup Bundles
+ The mockups are cheap and simple to adapt to your specific needs. You can easily add your own design, choose the T-shirt color or the background color. They come with an extended license. This means that once you buy them you can use them forever and for as many commercial or personal projects as you like. At a quick first glance the mockups look professionally done.
– If you zoom into the pictures it becomes obvious that the background, the model and the T-shirt design are photoshopped together. Many of the model-poses look unnatural and they look more like very posey normal people than professional models. (On the other hand: A “normal person” may be just what you are looking for.)
Our recommendation: If you are just getting started in the Print on Demand business and looking for an easy, quick and cheap way to create a professional online store then this could be the right option for you. Once you have generated some income, you may look into doing your own photoshoot with a model that truly represents your artistic work. Make sure to read our article about the best websites to buy mockups and templates.
What to keep in mind before you buy
Plicks.com does not offer refunds (it’s more an exchange policy) except in very exceptional circumstances, but they have an extremely fast response time and are ready to help you with any technical problems or questions.
The Good, tnd these designs all that ugly, they are perfect for an ugly sweater Christmas party!
Plicks.com is a great time and money- saver and helps you create a greater number of options for your POD merch business. It can give you a way of increasing the quantity of what you have to offer with a minimum amount of work and help you generate more sales.
The website has received numerous top-reviews and their customer service and technical support is excellent. They don’t offer refunds (which is understandable given that they are an online business and cannot “take back” your downloaded goods). We like their T-shirt selection more than their Mockup-selection, but both offer quite a lot of value for very little money.
It is also important to remember that anyone can buy these design bundles, meaning that what really matters is not whether you buy them but what you DO with them and what you do with the time you save… or how you use your creativity to adjust them to your style!