Pricing calculation for T-shirts

How do we calculate the pricing of a T-shirt?

You can think of your pricing to be divided into four components: -

1. The base price of the product is the price of the plain garment which is Rs. 165 up to the XL size. For 2XL, the base price is 180,  For 3XL, the base price is 200,  For 4XL, the base price is 220 and for 5XL the base price is 230. While shipping plain garments, a handling charge of Rs. 30 is added to Rs. 165  making it Rs. 195. 

The printing price for t-shirts on Printrove is calculated per sq inch. 

2. Printing charges are calculated as Rs. 1.5 per square inch for colored garments with a minimum printing charge of Rs. 120 and Rs. 0.8 per square inch for white garments with a minimum printing charge of Rs. 80. 

3. Goods and Services Tax is charged at 5% for apparel on the sum of the base price and printing charges

4. Shipping is charged at flat Rs. 60 for a 500-gram package. Cash on delivery is available at Rs. 50 charged extra.

Final Price = Base Price + Printing + GST + Shipping

So for example, let's say you have a t-shirt design that is 10 by 10 inches -

The base price of a T-shirt is Rs. 165,

The printing charge would be 100 square inches * 1.5 = Rs. 150,   (assuming printing on a colored t-shirt)

The tax would be Rs. (315+5%) = Rs. 15.75, which is Rs. 330.75

Shipping would be flat Rs. 60 (assuming prepaid)

Final Price -  Rs. 390.75

Still confused?

No problem, let us understand the pricing calculation in detail. We'll use the 'hustle' design file for this example

As you can see, this design has the word "hustle." in the center and is surrounded by grey and white boxes that represent  transparent pixels. We have to make sure that the design is high-quality so that the print comes out well. 

The minimum resolution is 300 DPI. The design shown above is a very high-quality PNGimage (4496 x 2293 pixels)

The first rule to follow when creating designs for t-shirts is to always have a transparent background . Saving the image in PNG format makes sure that transparency is maintained.

When you upload a PNG Format image onto the Design Library in the Printrove Merchant Panel, the transparent pixels are cropped automatically and only the main content of the design remains. This is done to ensure that you are not overcharged for the transparent pixels in the design.

Note: The trimming process does not work when JPEG files are uploaded.

Let's go ahead and see what happens when we try to place an order with the trimmed design on Manage Orders > Create Order

Scenario 1: Printing a 10" width design

We have selected a Golden Yellow M Size T-shirt and selected the hustle design by clicking the Upload button

The width of the design is automatically set to 10 inches and the height is automatically calculated based on the width and set as 2.3 inches.

Changing any one dimension will change the other dimension since the aspect ratio is always kept constant.

Let's see the pricing for this particular dimension of the design.

The total square inches, in this case, is 10 x 2.35= 23.5 sq. inches.
The printing price per square inch for non-white color t-shirts is Rs. 1.5. 

The printing price would be calculated as  23.5 sq. inches. x 1.5 = Rs 35.25 .  However, do you remember we have a minimum printing price slab of Rs. 120 for dark-colored t-shirts?
That's why you see the printing price as Rs. 120 in this case.

GST would be 5% on (165 + 120) = Rs. 14.25

Add them together, the total price of the t-shirt is Rs. 299.25  (Excluding shipping)


Scenario 2: Printing a 14" width design 

Now, let's look at a design with different dimensions. In this case, we are going to make the width to be the maximum, i.e 14 inches. 

You can see that when we enter the width as 14 inches, the height is automatically calculated to be 12 inches. The total square inches, in this case, is 14 x 12 inches = 168 inches.

Let's see how the product price has changed.

The printing charges are  168 inches  x 1.5 = Rs.  252  and the total product costs, Rs. 437.85  (Excluding shipping)

This shows that the dimensions of the design have a big effect on the final product pricing.


Scenario 3: Printing a pocket-size design

In the next scenario, we are going to look at a design 6 inches wide and place it in the pocket area of the t-shirt.

Let's see how the product price has changed.

The total square inches, in this case, is 6 x 1.3= 7.8 square inches.

In this case, Rs. 80 is the printing charge and the total product price is Rs. 257.25  (Excluding shipping)
This happens because, for any t-shirt, there is a minimum printing charge. In the case of white t-shirts, it's Rs. 80, and for colored t-shirts, it's Rs. 120. 

Hence, placing an order for a t-shirt on the Printrove Merchant Panel is very simple and you do not have to manage excel files or designs separately anywhere.

Get the price of the product instantly before placing the order. 

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