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Old 08-27-04, 05:11 PM
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Any Cafe Press store owners out there?

I've been using them for a year now (used to stock, pack and mail all my t-shirts from home) and I just LOVE it. Totally hands off side business that keeps growing. Another artist I know had a best month of $1800..still trying to beat him!

Just curious if anyone else has had luck with them, here is my store:
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Doesn't DVDTalk sell stuff through there?
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Originally posted by Deftones, Esq
Doesn't DVDTalk sell stuff through there?
like the thong?
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Do you just need to upload some art and then they deal with everything else and give you a cut?
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Originally posted by DaveNinja
Do you just need to upload some art and then they deal with everything else and give you a cut?
That is it.

I have a store but it is for a site that is not open yet. I have seen the quality of some of the items that a friend of mine has from his store. Not bad. Not the best, but better than I thought they would be.

I also have a free store set up for my animeGlitch site. I need to purchase some of my own items....
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I use them to manufacture my own stuff for promos/handouts etc. When you do bulk ordering it's a pretty good deal. Got $400 worth of shirts this month, and when they screwed up on a few they overnighted me replacements.

Waiting on some bumper stickers now.
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Originally posted by DaveNinja
Do you just need to upload some art and then they deal with everything else and give you a cut?
Yep, once you pick which items you want to sell and price them Cafe staff prints, packs, handles orders and returns. Totally hands off and I only made $6 per shirt when I did it all. And the more I sold from my home the less I could handle it. Post Office every day, Late night orders, etc..

Quality is very nice, especially the coffee mugs. Your image looks like it is under the glaze.

Anyone has a question or needs help setting up a shop drop me an email:

[email protected]
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Originally posted by QuAcKeR
when they screwed up on a few they overnighted me replacements.
I have found them to be very good when it comes to replacement or re-ships. They dont even ask for the dupe merchandise back.
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Are the shirts ink jet transfers? How are the mugs done?
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they are transfers of some sort. I have had 1 return in a year so the quality is not bad. Not sure how the mugs are done but they look very high end
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I had never heard of this site...pretty cool stuff you have there.
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if i wanted to make t-shirts with still from movies then with captions, would that be legal?
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Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
if i wanted to make t-shirts with still from movies then with captions, would that be legal?
No.
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Yeah, they'll nix that pretty quick.
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I put up some shirts a couple years ago, and to my surprise, they made, and continue to make, money.

It's nice to get a check once in a while.
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Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
if i wanted to make t-shirts with still from movies then with captions, would that be legal?
Sure it is. If you get permission from the movie studio.
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Originally posted by beefjerky
I put up some shirts a couple years ago, and to my surprise, they made, and continue to make, money.

It's nice to get a check once in a while.
Gonna share your store link BJ?
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Okay, here's something I've always wanted to know about Cafe Press: Is there some kind of minimum order needed?

I mean, I was thinking, once upon a time, of having a mug or shirt of something made up through them. I had the artwork (wholly made by me) and so forth and I wanted to have it put onto merchandise. If I put up a store, I'd be Mr. First Order, at, of course, minimum prices. I'd probably leave it up at slightly elevated prices just in case anybody else happened to run across it.. I mean, hey, free money.

But after reading and looking and so forth, I could not be certain that I'd actually receive my goods. I mean, if there's only one customer, as it would be since I'm not trying to advertise or anything, would I actually get my swag?

If there was a service where I could create some art and upload and buy a shirt/mug/whatever one time, I would have used that. As it was, I went to a local place and paid slightly higher for a transfer, but I would have gone thru Cafe Press if there had not been such an emphasis on setting up a store, advertising your product, etc, etc, BS.

What's the deal with this? Anybody know?
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Once you set up a store you can immediately buy a single item from your own store. They make everything to the order

you can also buy in bulk from your store at great discounts for 15+ pieces
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Can you give us an example of the great discounts at 15+ pieces, say for example the plain white tshirt?
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How do you submit an image? Is it just like a picture file? Also what are the official copyright laws on that site? I've seen many shirts there with copywritten images.

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Originally posted by Amator
Can you give us an example of the great discounts at 15+ pieces, say for example the plain white tshirt?
Plain white, one sided (but full color) design would go for $5.49 I believe, down from $8.99 base price.

You upload an image to your image basket once you open a store, jpg or png is best. 300 dpi, 10 x10 inches
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I will probably open a store with them in the next year or so.

I found them when I bought something through them a while back - a Clay Aiken t-shirt of all things (gag gift, I SWEAR).

We had to return it to get the right size and there were no problems at all... very good service, which is what sold me.
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I don't have one, but I am fond of this one
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I've made a few free stores and had a few sales, but nothing spectacular. Still, it's a great service.
http://www.cafepress.com/buskerdog
http://www.cafepress.com/diabeteslovinit
http://www.cafepress.com/oopsshirt
http://www.cafepress.com/stemmie
http://www.cafepress.com/cinemagotham

My biggest seller was a William Hung shirt that had like 25 sales in the first day of being up. But William Hung himself asked them to take it down. That was fine with me. At least I got mine.



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