So, after all the blood, sweat, and tears, you finally have a collection of products you are confident enough to show to some buyers. Good for you, give yourself a pat on the back!
Don’t celebrate too much, though. There is still more work to do. If you are serious about wholesaling, you are going to need to create a line sheet. It’s just what you have to do at this point to be taken seriously by any buyer.
A line sheet is a presentation tool that includes product images and other info like descriptions, color and size options, and, of course, wholesale prices. We can help you make one.
There are some templates you can download out there, but they will be the same templates that everybody else downloaded, too so… I’m sure you don’t want to be just like everybody else because your products are unique? Why not go above and beyond basic templates?
Check out what a polished line sheet looks like on Brandboom:
Impressive, right? Let’s get going…
Once you log into your free Brandboom account — What do you mean you don’t have one? Hurry! — Click HERE and get one (all the cool people have one).
Step 1: Ok, once you have an account, go to the Products tab. We’re going to add your products to your library so that you can include them on any line sheet presentations later.
Makes sense so far, right?
Step 2: Click on the + Product button, and fill in the fields to give your product an identity in Brandboom. Click on any of the SOS (Style-Options-Sizes) fields. A Style ID is unique to the product you are creating and is the only required field in this step
For this example, we’ll enter in 001 as the Style ID. If you have the other information available, enter that as well.
Step 3: After you finish putting all the information in these fields, it is time to add photos to match these products. So go ahead and click on the Upload Images button:
Step 4: After you finish putting all the information in these fields, it is time to add photos to match these products. So go ahead and click on the Upload Image button:
Step 5: Once the photos are loaded into Brandboom, match them with the product you are building
Step 6: If you are happy with the photos that you have matched, go ahead, and save your work by clicking the Save & Close button
Step 7: Repeat steps 1 to 6 for each product that you want to add to your line sheet with Brandboom
Once you have all your products created in Brandboom, it’s time to create those line sheets that are going to wow your buyers. These are line sheets that will be more engaging than any ol’ template out there.
Creating Line Sheet Presentations with our Template
Step 8: To create a presentation, click on New, and enter a name. For a name, you can use a season, collection name, or even the name of the buyer you are sending this out to.
Step 9: Once you have a name, choose the products that you want to be included in that new line sheet by clicking on each of them. Once selected, they will be highlighted. You then click “Add To,” and the products will be added to that presentation
Cue the music of the angels! Cellos on the right! French horns on the left! All together now – “You officially have a line sheet!”
You didn’t even need to fiddle with any templates either. Templates are for amateurs. You can stop here, and I wouldn’t blame you.
“Should I stop here?” – you, probably…
Well, no. You can do so much more to stand out from the rest of those line sheets out there created from templates. Let me show you…
Customizing Line Sheet Presentations
Once you see your brand new Hallelujah-inducing line sheet, you might be tempted to leave it at that. Don’t. You can customize your presentation in so many ways.
Step 10: Click on the name of your presentation to start customizing
Step 11: Under the ‘Sections’ area on the left, click “+” and select Blurb
Step 12: You can create as many sections as you want and can rearrange them by simply dragging and dropping each one of them. Buyers love sections, as it creates organization and makes it easy for them to see what you are selling
Step 13: Next, let’s go ahead and add more bells and whistles. Each Blurb section will have “Click here to edit”. Well, go on… Click it. Don’t be shy!
Step 14: WHY DID YOU CLICK IT?!?! Just kidding. Your clicking should have brought up a Blurb Toolbar
Step 15: Familiarize yourself with the buttons. Some you might have seen before from other programs like Microsoft Word. However, a couple are really special. Click on the Images button. This will allow you to add editorial or hero images to your line sheet
Step 16: Copy and paste an image source (URL) into this field OR click on the folder icon and look for the image in your desktop
Step 17: The option with the play button and ‘Videos’ allows you to embed videos to your presentation. Keep in mind that the videos have to be hosted somewhere like Youtube, Vimeo, or even Facebook
Step 18: Once you have the location URL of your video showcasing your excellent products, copy and paste it into this field:
Step 19: Repeat Step 12 to Step 18 as many times as you want. Get enough practice and you can have something like this at the end.
Let’s see a template do all that! If you need more assistance setting up your Line Sheet, please visit our super handy Getting Started with Brandboom Tutorial. It features step-by-step guides and videos to have you set up and going quickly, and easily!