Frequently Asked Questions - Shorely

Shorely is a all inclusive platform for bikini Creators looking to launch and scale their swimwear brand. We facilitate supplier to designer connections, provide design tools tips and ready to wear collection options, included with your creator account is a fully functional e-commerce website, within our bikini creator marketplace.

Here’s what you get as a Shorely Creator:
• Access to a prequalified, worldwide bikini suppliers that set the international standards for swimwear trends
• Tools and tips to design and print custom swimwear
• Tools to design and print custom packaging
• Warehouse space for your inventory
• A dedicated fulfillment team using your branded packaging for picking and packing
• Drop-shipping directly to your customers
• A Shorely shop to sell your items online
• Your brand exposure to Shorelys bikini marketplace
• Payment processing for all sales
• Returns processing
• Customer Support for your Shorely Shop

CREATORS

The first step is connecting to a supplier and getting your sample(s) made. The cost of creating a sample is available here – Pricing. When you pay for samples, you are paying your supplier directly, not Shorely.

The next step is to design your packing bag. Shorely will allow you to upload your designs and find a supplier to create your custom packing bag.

Once you approve your sample(s) and packaging designs you can launch your business by subscribing to Shorely for a monthly fee. This monthly fee allows us to operate your business for you (manufacturing, warehousing, shipping, returns, customer service, customer exposure, etc.). Each subscription is an annual subscription charged monthly.

Once you have launched your shop, proceed to design product and order form starting process of virtual sample – physical sample. Upon approval of physical sample, visit bulk order options to stock shop. Upon adding inventory Shorely will stock all your items in the Shorely warehouse, ready to be picked and packed for customer orders. When someone purchases something on your Shorely Shop, Shorely will ship them to your customers in the packaging you have designed. All you have to do is collect your profits and plan your next collection 👙

Once you subscribe to Shorely, we’ll take care of everything else and send you a check every (month)

Shorely pays to Creator provided paypal accounts electronically every 3rd Friday  $100 minimum payout required. For orders to be included in these payments, they must be marked as “Fulfilled” in the Creator dashboard. Your first payment and any payment over $5,000 will require an extra 2 business days for security verification.

Shorely costs depend on the plan selected please see plans and pricing here – Pricing
To launch your first product line, you’ll need to purchase samples, stock inventory, and design your packaging. Standard Shorely packaging options are free, and Shorely offers affirm that lets you pay for inventory over time, so the only upfront cost may be your samples.

Samples are not required for every design, samples are great to see and feel the details of the stitching and fabrics. Samples are particularly encouraged at the start of your supplier relationship or with unfamiliar fabrics or styles.
Skip straight to bulk discounts when you skip sampling every order, our vetted suppliers know the swim industry and are happy to work with photos and sketch’s through the order form.

Each type of design is different, but samples, on average cost $60 excluding the studio kit upgrade , premium charges may occur for specialty fabric, hardware, macrame, custom printing, etc seen premium options here (Pricing) these costs will be disclosed upon quote provided and reflected in cart at checkout.

For every sale that you make, there is a 15% processing fee.

Shorely allows Creators to sell swimwear with low hosting fees, For items that Shorely does not help source, a monthly hosting fee of $49 will occur to cover storefront, order processing and warehousing costs, returns and customer service.

Creator must ship existing bikini inventory to Shorely warehouse for quality inspection and approval (only swimwear at this time)

For every sale that you make, there is a 15% processing fee

Shorely allows Creators to sell swimwear with low hosting fees, For items that Shorely does not help source, a monthly hosting fee of $49 will occur to cover storefront, order processing and warehousing costs, returns and customer service.

Creator must ship existing bikini inventory to Shorely warehouse for quality inspection and approval (only swimwear at this time)

For every sale that you make, there is a 15% processing fee

Shorely also allows current bikini creators to sell on and open up a Shorely Shop. Shop Shorely is a full-service e-commerce website that provides all the functionality you need to sell your bikinis online. A hassle free, done for you service and community we’re we are better together.

  1. Select the hosting plan at sign up.
  2. Create a profile and add items to your Shorely.
  3. Upload your items to your Shorely Shop.
  4. Share and sell with the Shorely marketplace as well as your customer base via email or social sharing

Yes! When you subscribe you will receive a wholesale code that can be used to purchase items. If you make a sale outside of your Shorely Shop, use the wholesale code to purchase items from your own Shorely Shop at cost.

Note: processing fees still apply.

Currently Shorely is approving bikinis of all Types and sizes in addition to a selective type of beach related products to submit your shop and product application please Click Here 

Yes! Shorely brand packaging is provided as part of your subscription. This will include a Shorely branded suit bag and a paper box, and a note card of your selection inside.

No. If your customers would like to return one of their items and meet the policy guide lines they can return it directly to Shorely.

Do to the shared nature of shipping responsibilities this can happen from time to time – Shorely will replace all items that arrive to your customer damaged due to shipment.

Shorely has a quality assurance team that inspects all pieces from your supplier. If it is not made up to quality, it will be required of your supplier to reconstruct said item correctly at no cost to you.