Who To Sell Custom Printing To: 101 Ideas

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"Just go out there and make sales."

It's not that easy!

Everyone needs a little inspiration to take their sales & marketing tactics to the next level.

The best opportunities for sales are often right at our doorstep.

No matter where you live or whether you do screen printing, embroidery, signage or direct-to-garment printing – there's an actionable lead you haven't reached out to yet!

Each niche we've listed has different needs, but they all lean on custom printed apparel in some aspect of their operations.

You've probably got a few of these businesses on your client list – maybe some are even out of your comfort zone – but there's always someone you've overlooked.

101 ideas for people and businesses to target with your print shop's marketing efforts


  1. Advertising agencies
  2. Airlines, airports and flight training businesses
  3. Architectural firms
  4. Art galleries
  5. Automotive repair shops
  6. Bakeries
  7. Bands
  8. Banks & credit unions
  9. Barbershops
  10. Bars
  11. Beauty schools
  12. Big box retailers
  13. Bookstores
  14. Bowling alleys
  15. Boxing clubs
  16. Breweries
  17. Car dealerships
  18. Carpentry firms
  19. Car washes
  20. Catering companies
  21. Churches
  22. City councils
  23. Co-working spaces
  24. Coffee shops
  25. Community colleges
  26. Concert venues
  27. Construction firms
  28. Country clubs
  29. Cycling groups
  30. Dance studios
  31. Dentists, orthodontists & oral surgeons
  32. Doctors & surgeons
  33. Electricians
  34. Elementary, middle and high schools
  35. Fan clubs
  36. Farmer's markets
  37. Farmers
  38. Festivals & holiday events
  39. Firefighters
  40. Funeral homes
  41. Garden supply stores
  42. Gas stations
  43. Golf courses
  44. Grocery stores
  45. Gyms
  46. Handymen
  47. Home improvement stores
  48. Hospitals
  49. Hotels & hospitality companies
  50. Hunting & angling clubs
  51. Ice skating rinks
  52. Insurance agencies
  53. Jewelers
  54. Law firms
  55. Liquor stores
  56. Malls
  57. Manufacturing companies
  58. Marketing & salespeople
  59. Martial arts studios
  60. Movie theaters
  61. Museums
  62. Natural gas & energy companies
  63. Parks departments
  64. Pet stores
  65. Pharmacies
  66. Photographers
  67. Plumbers
  68. Police
  69. Power plant operators
  70. Property management companies
  71. Race organizers
  72. Racetracks
  73. Radio stations
  74. Restaurants
  75. Roller derby teams
  76. Roller rinks
  77. Running clubs & events
  78. Security agencies
  79. Skateboard shops
  80. Skateparks
  81. Softball leagues & teams
  82. Software companies
  83. Spas & salons
  84. Sports teams
  85. Storage facilities
  86. Summer camps
  87. Tattoo parlors
  88. Tax preparers
  89. Telecommunication companies
  90. Temp agencies
  91. Thrift stores
  92. Tourist attractions
  93. Truck drivers & trucking companies
  94. TV stations
  95. Unions
  96. Universities
  97. Veterans' organizations
  98. Veterinarians
  99. Visitor & welcome centers
  100. Warehouses
  101. Wedding planners

What's worked for you? Who did we overlook? Have you had success with any of these targets?

Leave us a comment and let us know who you've successfully sold your services to!


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