If you're reading this, it's because you've thought about collaborating with Shein. And if not, surely the title of the article has aroused your curiosity.
Although many do not know it, there are several ways to collaborate with Shein and get free clothes or even money.
Let's take a look at them.
Ways to collaborate with Shein
Join the affiliate program
Joining Shein's affiliate program is a way to collaborate with Shein and earn money. Its great advantage is that it does not require a big investment.
Do you know what an affiliate is? An affiliate is someone who promotes Shein by generating content on their social media, blog or YouTube channel.
The goal of affiliates is to make potential customers discover interesting products on Shein and end up buying them: every time someone buys on Shein from your affiliate link, you will receive a commission of around 10%.
This is a good way to collaborate with Shein if you already have a fashion blog or if you have a large audience on social networks, but it will be difficult to make money if you start from scratch.
You won't go anywhere if you open an Instagram account and start posting Shein products like crazy. To make a steady income you'll need to build a good audience by offering quality content.
To learn more about the affiliate program click here.
Become a Shein blogger or influencer
This way of collaborating is related to the previous one, although you don't receive commissions per purchase, but instead you get free Shein garments. It is the ideal option if you want to promote yourself as a fashion blogger or influencer and also get free clothes.
To offer yourself as a Shein influencer you must send them a message from here. They will reply telling you all the necessary requirements and will ask you for your social media profiles.
Keep in mind that in order to be eligible you must have approximately 1000 followers or subscribers. When contacting Shein you will need to let them know which product you would be interested in receiving to review and, once they send it to you, you will have a period of time to publish it.
You will need to link the post to Shein's site and mention them in the description of the image. Once you post the photo or review you have made, you will need to send Shein an email to let them know.
Selling Shein clothing
Main article: How to sell Shein clothing to make money
Selling Shein clothing is another way to collaborate with the store and earn money.
The most important thing is to find an audience of potential buyers. The easiest thing to do is usually to start with social media and look for customers through word of mouth among your acquaintances.
It is also important to decide if you are going to specialize in a certain type of garment or if you are going to have a standard profile: many Shein resellers focus on a certain type of product such as evening dresses. Others simply sell a little bit of everything.
After a while and when you are already positioned, you can look for marketing platforms that allow you to create your own online store.
Quite a few people have opted for this way of collaborating with Shein and have done quite well. Of course, you should spend a lot of time on the aesthetics of your networks (don't forget that everything goes through the eyes), communication channels, decide whether you will receive orders or just work with your stock and see what facilities you will offer your customers.
To win over your customers, you can also prepare cards, bags, offer home delivery…
You don't need large sums of money to start with this form of collaboration: you can buy 5, 10 or 20 clothes from Shein and wait to sell them to buy more. As time goes by, you will be able to add products to your stock.
If you are interested in selling fashion and design, this can be a good way to immerse yourself in this world.
On the other hand, if your idea is not to set up a parallel Shein store and you stock in small quantities, you won't have any problems with the brand. You can rest assured.
Reselling customized garments
A variation of the previous point is to buy clothes from Shein to customize and resell them.
You can customize them however you want: sewing, painting, cutting, adding fabrics, anything you can think of. What you should try to do is to put your own stamp on the garments to create your own label.
Having modified and redesigned the garment, you will be able to add your own label on the garments.
And here more than ever you will have to work on your personal brand by designing a logo, managing your social networks well, choosing good packaging, attaching cards to orders and anything else that will make your business stand out.
If you want to take fashion design professionally, you should know about the Shein X program.
This initiative allows emerging designers the opportunity to partner with Shein so the clothing giant handles your manufacturing, marketing and sales. And the profits are split between Shein and the creators.
Keep in mind that this program is quite selective: it involves proven designers, so in order to be considered you will need to bring a solid portfolio and social media accounts with some audience.
You can access the Shein X form here.
Which one is more convenient?
We have reviewed all the ways to collaborate with Shein and, as you have seen, they are quite different from each other. That's why deciding on one or the other is quite a personal choice.
You will have to choose the way of collaborating with Shein that best suits your ambitions, your availability and, above all, your capabilities:
- If you are persuasive and popular in your environment, reselling Shein garments may be your best option.
- If you have a talent for taking pictures and creating stories, and for managing social networks, go for the affiliation or influencer program.
- If you are a great copywriter and believe you can create a quality blog, affiliation is the way to go.
- If you have a knack for fashion design, opt for customizing and reselling garments, or even try to access the Shein X program.