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A couple years ago paradigmshifty and I opened a Cafepress shop (http://www.cafepress.com/randomreality). I hadn't been doing well with a grand total of 6 sales till the end of October.

However, I put some World of Warcraft related stuff on it, and it's taken off. 17 sales in the last 2 months. So, I have a theoretical $83 US in my CafePress bank account at the moment, and I'm happy about it.

I've thought of some more ideas for stuff, and I had a chat last night with someone about teaming up together on it since she does really good art work. This should be fun!

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msss
Jan. 1st, 2006 08:37 am (UTC)
Interesting
I'm a little curious - how does CafePress work?
halloranelder
Jan. 3rd, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
Re: Interesting
CafePress do printing on demand. What you do is once you create a CafePress store you upload images you wish to use (the higher the resolution the better) and designate what images you want to use on what items (they have a rather large list of items they sell) and specifiy what mark-up you want on their base price.

Then a customer can go to your shop and chose what items they want to buy, CafePress produce the items when requested and handle postage and the like and you just get the mark-up you specified with no further work required.

It's a nifty idea and works really well.
ex_gypsyrogu166
May. 20th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Interesting
I remembered you writing up about cafepress. How does it go moneywise? (do you have a special account set up?) because I extremely tempted to go ahead once I get some more work up on my site (ok, I'll plug marymcphail.blogspot.com).

Thanks Random,
Mary (gypsyrogue)
halloranelder
May. 21st, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
Re: Interesting
You specify a threshhold amount, and once the money earned is over that amount they send you a cheque. I've already gotten a cheque for $83 US from them from my sales.

Two things of note.

Firstly, they have a 30 day money back guarentee, so as a result money from sales doesn't become yours until 45 days after the sale (30 days for the guarentee, plus an extra 15 days, just in case).

Secondly, they have a time limit on how long money can be sitting around below the threshhold. I think the lowest threshhold is $25 US, and the time limit is 6 months. So if you make a sale and the amount of money in your CafePress account doesn't go over $25 in 6 months and you don't use that money then you'll loose it.

However, that said, money in your CafePress account can be used for purchases from CafePress including membership costs if you want to upgrade your shop to a premium store.
ex_gypsyrogu166
May. 21st, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
Re: Interesting
So really, you can't lose if you throw some marketing in with it....
Thank you!:D
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