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Have you done anything with CafePress?

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Have you done anything with CafePress?

Postby terrapin719 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:58 pm

I'm just curious if anyone has done anything with CafePress and what your opinions are. I've used it for various small projects, but never done anything big with it.

I've been in a t-shirt kind of mood -LOL-
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Postby lisamariemary » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:08 pm

I sent a shirt to Shoemoney. Was it posted? No. Was it cute and adorable and even personalized? Yes. Was I sad and heartbroken? Yes.

But you already know that. LOL

And I won my Hippie Spelunker cup
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from Angie at My Cool Gear - http://www.cafepress.com/mycoolgear

When I made Shoemoney's shirt, I had told my mom about it and she said I should definitely make more - for My Very Own Mail ('course, they'd be cute for Hippie, too) and she said that she would totally buy one.

Then when I was working with Wendy, we started setting up a shop for her, too. Not sure she's done anything more with it.

It would be fun to have MVOM gear and Hippie Spelunker gear.
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Postby terrapin719 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:22 pm

I have shops that I've never done anything with. I just like playing with the graphics! LOL
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Postby lisamariemary » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:49 pm

I know, right! I totally have so much fun messing around in there! And I know people do nothing but CafePress for their online biz!
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Postby angienewton » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:30 pm

Nope haven't done anything but would love to have some stuff for Losing It and Loving It one day.
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Postby tknoppe » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:24 am

Done a little, order some things for myself - but haven't sold anything else from it. Love the products. Love how easy it is to setup and use; BUT, in order to make any profit at all - everything ends up being pretty expensive. So unless your designs on the products are really unique, or targeting a very specific market, you're not likely to get many sales I wouldn't think.
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Postby terrapin719 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:24 pm

I agree with you there Traci. The price points are definitely make it a tough thing to do.

I have seen a handful of people that just focus on doing things with cafepress as their business model (with a premium shop) and they do great with it. It just blows me away how easy they make it look.

I made a store for family with no price markups with shirts and mugs of the boys on them, that was super fun :)
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Postby TorontoCarol » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:00 pm

I used to have a store and had a lot of fun getting the products set up, but never did sell anything. Then I ordered some things for myself and had to pay duty as well as shipping. That's when I closed up shop, but I've been thinking about someday doing it again.

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