Breaking Down Redbubble’s Commission Structure

Redbubble makes selling free for artists (with only minimal artist royalty margin that you control). Once your account balance reaches $20, payment will begin.

To increase sales, it’s best to put your designs on as many products as possible and conduct market research into which items are selling well, then create designs tailored specifically for them.

Product Fees

Redbubble makes money through print-on-demand sales of artist designs submitted to them through Redbubble’s platform, including canvas, framed and unframed prints, posters, T-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, pillows duvet covers phone cases stickers etc. When these products are purchased by customers they receive royalties that range from 10%-30% of the purchase price for which each artist receives royalties as their ‘artist margin’ or royalty* payment from Redbubble.

Artists and designers looking to maximize Redbubble sales should ensure that their work is properly promoted by creating a social media page dedicated to it, then sharing updates regularly with followers. Furthermore, an engaging cover photo should draw buyers’ interest when browsing Redbubble products.

Artists and designers looking to maximize sales on Redbubble should promote their work through personal social media accounts by linking it from there; this will allow them to reach a broader audience and drive traffic to their shop. Furthermore, search engine optimization (SEO) techniques should also be implemented so their work is easily found by potential buyers.

Understanding Redbubble’s fee structure may seem complex at first, but understanding its features and charges will make the process of earning money on this platform simpler. Unlike some print-on-demand sites, Redbubble does not charge upfront listing fees and allows artists to manage their own royalties – making it an excellent solution for artists and designers who wish to sell their work without needing their own website or domain.

As a warning to artists, Redbubble artists should keep in mind that indirect taxes may apply in certain jurisdictions and that these taxes will not be collected by Redbubble; rather, they are collected directly by manufacturers and added onto final product prices upon checkout.

Artists and designers should keep in mind that there’s no guarantee any of their designs will become successful on the platform. While there may be ways to increase your odds, it takes time and dedication to learn which items sell best on the site – with hard work it is possible to start making money quickly on this platform!

Design Fees

Redbubble is a print on demand marketplace, enabling artists to upload visual designs of any kind for reproduction on products such as T-shirts and clothing items, posters, stickers, mugs and much more – with artists receiving a percentage of each sale as compensation.

Redbubble’s service fee and third-party printing costs may also apply, as can taxes. When customers buy products featuring one of your designs, their base price includes Redbubble’s service fee as well as their manufacturing fee charged by third-party printer. Delivery addresses may also affect pricing.

Artist margin, or markup, refers to the percentage that you, as an artist, add on top of the base price. You can set this percentage for every design you sell on your dashboard; and the higher its markup percentage is, the more money it brings in for you as an artist.

Starting off, artists recommend setting their markup at 20%; however, some artists choose to adjust it lower or even higher depending on the product type or design impact – each type can have its own special requirements that require special handling or materials to achieve great results.

Once your design has been uploaded, it can be previewed in real-time on each product type and adjusted as necessary. It’s essential to do this since it allows you to test how your work will look when printed onto each product type – perhaps discovering that certain colours or textures don’t print well for some products can help guide decisions when creating your own product range.

Another useful tip is to analyze your top-selling designs, to gain an understanding of why customers are purchasing them – this will give you ideas for future work and give insight into what customers might buy in future. Also take note of tags used with these designs; it could give hints as to which words and phrases might work when tagging your own work.

Shipping Fees

Redbubble is an online print-on-demand marketplace that empowers artists to reach a wide audience of shoppers. Redbubble’s established customer base and vast product catalogue allow artists to skip the expenses associated with starting up businesses or investing significant time and energy in marketing their creations, while handling product manufacturing and shipping, which reduces work burden for artist.

Redbubble artists earn a percentage of each sale they make based on the retail price minus any discounts or taxes applicable; for example, if a t-shirt retails for $60 with your markup set to 25% (without tax and shipping costs included) this would result in you earning $15 from each sale (minus any potential taxes and shipping).

Launching on Redbubble is simple; after creating an account, simply click “Sell Your Art” from the homepage’s upper-right-hand corner to create your shop and offer products of various types. Redbubble’s product categories are clearly defined while its search bar makes locating specific designs easy.

Once your artwork has been uploaded to Redbubble, promote it via social media to drive organic traffic back to your Redbubble shop and build sales. Furthermore, creating collections with similar designs may make it easier for customers to locate them.

Redbubble’s online retail platform is designed to be secure and reliable; however, due to slow processing times for store credit for defective or incorrect merchandise. Most customers seem satisfied with Redbubble’s service though and the company makes every effort to respond to complaints on its website.

Redbubble provides multiple payment methods, from Visa and MasterCard, Afterpay, Klarna and Clearpay payments, standard shipping as well as expedited shipping options – making Redbubble an attractive platform to buyers across many different countries.


Redbubble is an online print-on-demand marketplace offering designs from independent artists, with a diverse catalog of products featuring designs by existing customers and automatic product shipments that eliminate the need for extensive marketing to sell work; this decreases costs while increasing chances of sales.

Customers need to discover your design and choose to buy it on one of the available products before the designer earns a commission* of their total purchase price – this figure takes into account product type, price and any discounts or sales tax applied (it does not account for Redbubble service fees and manufacturing charges from third-party manufacturers).

Artists are notified of each sale via email and details are shown in an online earnings statement, along with commission amounts per design that has sold – this enables the artist to track which designs are performing as anticipated and which need improvement.

Redbubble allows artists to add up to 15 relevant tags for every design they submit, increasing the chance of a sale by targeting specific demographics or search terms – for instance if something is tagged “snow,” it will show up when searching winter-related terms and keywords.

Promotion on social media can also help to drive sales growth, including using Redbubble social media widgets and linking your account with Pinterest. Redbubble also has an exclusive partnership with Google that increases chances of your designs appearing in searches related to products and content.

Deliberately cultivating a high-quality portfolio and design is crucial to standing out from the competition, whether that means developing an original personal brand, uploading high-quality work to Redbubble and engaging with communities in different ways; social media promotion; adhering to Redbubble guidelines or simply prioritizing customer satisfaction.