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[Guide] Selling Custom POD Flip Flops

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By CustomCat - May 18, 2021- in Guides Selling Guides

Updated: January 2023


Flip Flops are considered the unofficial footwear of summer. Whether you’re at the beach, the park, or the mall, you’ll see hundreds of pairs of flip flops between the months of June & August. They’re not only a staple of everyday footwear, they’re also incredibly popular gifts to commemorate special events like weddings. It’s not hard to see why the flip flop industry is projected to reach $11.9 million by 2024.

Product Cost Details:

Base Price: $12.50

CC Lite Price: $15.00

Shipping Category: Lightweight

Suggested Sale Price: $22.50



Product Details: 

  • Thong style, easy slip-on design
  • 100% rubber makes sandals both heavyweight and durable
  • Smooth, comfortable foot bed
  • Easy to clean. Just rinse!
  • Edge-to-Edge print
  • Available in 3 sizes (Small, Medium, & Large)


Flip Flops are packaged in a clear cellophane bag. They will ship packaged together in a poly mailer bag with any other multi-ship items in the order.

Design Positioning Presets:

When creating a custom pair of flip flops, you can use any of our Design Positioning Presets, but they each have their own advantages. 


Select the “Full Front” design position if you’ve used our art template to create a design specifically for this product. As you can see, the design will display perfectly on the flip flop mockup below as the design was created to the art template’s specifications. To check your design against the art template, select “Designer View.” If you’ve created your art properly, your design should be able to be positioned to extend to the red border of the art board behind your image.


CC Preset:

Select this design position if you’re using a transparent PNG file & a CustomCat background color. This design position will center your design on the heel of the left flip flop. Selecting a background color will fill all transparent areas of your design, ensuring no unprinted white areas will remain on your finished product. In the example below, we’ve uploaded a blue design & selected a gold background color in the CustomCat designer.


Using the “Custom” design position gives you full control over the placement of your artwork on your product. Use this setting if you would like to resize or reposition your design on your product. In the example below, we’ve uploaded a photo that is not designed to the specification of our flip flop Art Template. We’ve resized the image within the CustomCat designer to ensure all the important parts of our design are within the safe area on our flip flops & that the design extends to the edge of the bleed area. 


How to Use Flip Flop Art Templates:


Click the image above to download our Flip Flop Art Templates.

If you’re creating artwork you’d like to be printed from edge to edge, make sure you’re designing to the specs of our art template. Failure to design in the proper dimensions may result in unprinted areas on your final product. 


To use our Flip Flop Art Templates in Photoshop, use the following process:

  1. Open the Template in Photoshop
  2. Go to File > Open file & select your design
  3. Adjust your design so it’s aligned properly.
  4. Turn down the opacity on your design layers (temporarily) to ensure all important design elements are within the designated “Safe Area.” Once you’ve finalized your design positioning, turn the design’s opacity back up to 100%.
  5. When you are ready to save your file. Turn off the template layer by clicking the eye icon.
  6. Go to File > Save As, select PNG. Click ‘Save’.


CustomCat’s sublimated flip flops are made of a high density rubber with a soft polyester printing surface for maximum design vibrancy. The high density black straps accent the flip flop perfectly, with a material that’s sure to last through summer beach days & late night dancing. 


Target Audience

  • Adult Men & Women
  • College Students
  • Teenagers
  • Vacationers
  • Engaged Couples
  • Spring Breakers 
  • Beach-Lovers
  • Wedding Planners
  • Bachelorette Parties

Design Categories

  • Summer-prints
  • Wedding Themed Designs
  • Company Logos
  • Promotional Giveaways
  • Food Themes
  • Pet Designs
  • Geometric Patterns

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