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July 31st, 2008 12:33 PM
Daniel Slatkin
Re: You get only 10%?!

30% to 40% is what most artists expect to earn in the real world of art and design. Granted T-shirts are a lower dollar item but you sell far more of them than you would printed canvas. So the minimum I would be willing to accept on my art for a T-shirt would be %20
July 31st, 2008 10:05 AM
tshirt0mania
Re: You get only 10%?!

Just out of curiosity - if 10% is too little, how much do designers/artists feel would be a decent percentage?
July 29th, 2008 12:43 PM
RonS
Re: You get only 10%?!

Now your royalty can be between 10-99% and the user interface is improving all the time. I'm really beginning to like Zazzle. The volume bonus is good also
May 16th, 2008 07:09 PM
wilddeej
Re: You get only 10%?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodney
It's only at the top because someone recently replied to it
I admit it - it was me! Just wanted to make sure that the record was set straight, in case anyone wandered in here and thought that this outdated info was correct.

Yes, Zazzle is my favorite, and yes, I'm probably biased!
May 16th, 2008 01:13 PM
MotoskinGraphix
Re: You get only 10%?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by farennikov
Then if you make them for $3 and sell for $20 without middle men then it's just an unreasonable margin.
Why...sneaker companies have been doing it for years.
May 16th, 2008 12:40 PM
Rodney
Re: You get only 10%?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by habitforming
You can name your royalty now!

Mark up your products as much as you want!

Go here if you want to read more about how you can earn as much as your heart desires on Zazzle...

Earn Money - Name Your Royalty
It's only at the top because someone recently replied to it
May 16th, 2008 12:26 PM
habitforming
Re: You get only 10%?!

You can name your royalty now!

Mark up your products as much as you want!

Go here if you want to read more about how you can earn as much as your heart desires on Zazzle...

Earn Money - Name Your Royalty
May 12th, 2008 05:45 PM
wilddeej
Re: You get only 10%?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbeebs2000
I can sign up as an affiliate and get 17%.
I dont need to spend thousands on equipment. I dont need to buy and store any inventory. If a shirt gets ruined it's not my problem. I dont have to ship the shirt or package it for that matter. I dont have to worry about sales tax. I dont have to worry about my printer breaking or about the printer opperator not showing up for work. I dont have payroll taxes. I can go on vacation and still sell my goods. I dont need to rent space or give up part of my home for my business.
I don't have to collect money and pay PayPal or for a credit card transaction. I dont have to design a website or pay to have one designed. I dont have to pay for finance charges for my equipment.
If I sell a Tee for $20.00 my margin is $3.40 not too bad for the amount of work I do and the amount of work I don't do
Think I might buy a shirt from them to see their quality and maybe set up an account

If I am missing something please let me know
...don't forget the electricity to run your equipment, too!

And you can get more than 17%, that's actually a minimum for an affiliate - assuming that you actually drove in the sale of one of your designs, of course. Your royalty can be set higher than the default 10%, as I mention. You can also make 7% off of someone else's design as an affiliate (and they from yours, of course!)

I'd actually encourage you to buy a shirt that you've designed on their web site. That way you get to see how easy (or hard) it is to do the designing too - one point that I've heard lots of people complain about. And on which I disagree, by the way. I'm quite happy with Zazzle, all around...
May 12th, 2008 03:13 PM
ffokazak
Re: You get only 10%?!

It may cost billabong .80c for a shirt to be Manufactured, But what about the cost of running a business on that scale.

I know for a fact some of their Pro snowboarders are making serious bank just to wear that stuff , and pose for pictures.

All of the costs should be factored into that shirt. Ads, promotions, staff, office paper, pro snowboarder jerks {Hahah sorry Drew!} and models would all factor in.
It is ridiculous to assume that they are making 59.20$ AU selling that shirt in Australia

Once all the dust is settled, yeah they are making Tons of money im sure, but not becasue they "Only pay .80c a shirt"

My two pinnies
May 12th, 2008 02:53 PM
mbeebs2000
Re: You get only 10%?!

I can sign up as an affiliate and get 17%.
I dont need to spend thousands on equipment. I dont need to buy and store any inventory. If a shirt gets ruined it's not my problem. I dont have to ship the shirt or package it for that matter. I dont have to worry about sales tax. I dont have to worry about my printer breaking or about the printer opperator not showing up for work. I dont have payroll taxes. I can go on vacation and still sell my goods. I dont need to rent space or give up part of my home for my business.
I don't have to collect money and pay PayPal or for a credit card transaction. I dont have to design a website or pay to have one designed. I dont have to pay for finance charges for my equipment.
If I sell a Tee for $20.00 my margin is $3.40 not too bad for the amount of work I do and the amount of work I don't do
Think I might buy a shirt from them to see their quality and maybe set up an account

If I am missing something please let me know
May 9th, 2008 03:59 AM
wilddeej
Re: You get only 10%?!

Just in case anyone thinks that 10% (or 17% as an affiliate) is still all you can get...

You can set your own royalty rate - as high as 99% if you like. That will, of course, raise the price of a low-cost tee into the thousands of dollars, but hey, if you can sell it, go for it. Their website goes into this in more detail, of course.

This can be done both on a global basis or on a per-product basis; each product can be set with its own royalty rate. And yes, you still get and additional 7% for affiliate stuff.

Hope this helps!
April 12th, 2007 01:21 AM
Ross B
Re: You get only 10%?!

kaner

OK, I get your point about markups - fair enough. I do actually think Billabong T-shirts are better quality than any blank I've ever seen, though, and that their high prices are a true reflection of quality, massively marked up from cost though they may be.
April 12th, 2007 12:39 AM
kaner
Re: You get only 10%?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ross B
kaner, I don't agree with you at all that Billabong's quality is "all an illusion". The Billabong Ts I've owned are incredibly good quality and heavier weight than any blank I've come across (not that heavyweight always = great quality, but in Billabong's case it does, at least in my experience).

I have had one Billabong T for over 10 years and it's still holding its shape and looking fine....just a bit faded, no pilling at all, and the print still looks sharp. I just wish I knew where to buy blanks that were anywhere close to Billabong's quality.

It may well be correct that one of their Ts only costs them 80c, but that's not necessarily any reflection at all on the quality. It is more likely to do with production scale. Big fashion companies like Billabong can order in vast volumes, and that reduces their costs to an extent that is way beyond small players like thee and me.
sorry mis interpreted i meant that the illusion that their shirts are of greater quality to the ones we could but for 5 dollars etc
that just because they are marked up to 60 dollars they still aren't actually better quality..

i was emphasizing the unreasonable mark up suggestion that just cos u can buy a shirt for 6 dollars doesn't mean u should feel guilty selling it 4 over 15 dollars
April 11th, 2007 08:15 AM
highstyleinc
Re: You get only 10%?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by farennikov
well if I personally know that the product you sell for more then average price that costs less then average, I would never buy it.
I produce custom made shirts for private lines who usually pay under $5 a shirt for everything: custom specs, high quality combed cotton, ustom prints, labels and sometimes packaging. The quality in producing your own with high quality material is much better than using a blank, I agree. But all my customers sell their shirts for over $20 because of the quality. If that's unfair, then I can tell you that 99.9% of retailers are unfair. Imgaine the price I just listed for small lines- now imagine the price that GAP gets for large quantities.

Your shirts on your site are for $35 (the one that I saw). What the heck are you paying so that your prices are reasonable? If you are paying over $5-$6 per shirt, that's too much, even for high quality.
April 11th, 2007 07:58 AM
Ross B
Re: You get only 10%?!

kaner, I don't agree with you at all that Billabong's quality is "all an illusion". The Billabong Ts I've owned are incredibly good quality and heavier weight than any blank I've come across (not that heavyweight always = great quality, but in Billabong's case it does, at least in my experience).

I have had one Billabong T for over 10 years and it's still holding its shape and looking fine....just a bit faded, no pilling at all, and the print still looks sharp. I just wish I knew where to buy blanks that were anywhere close to Billabong's quality.

It may well be correct that one of their Ts only costs them 80c, but that's not necessarily any reflection at all on the quality. It is more likely to do with production scale. Big fashion companies like Billabong can order in vast volumes, and that reduces their costs to an extent that is way beyond small players like thee and me.
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