Are you still supporting your website or just playing in the cafe?
I only have the cafepress shop right now. The free trial has ended and i need to pay or let it go. It hasnt made a sale yet. So Im wondering if I should let it go. Looking for opinions.MotoskinGraphix said:Are you still supporting your website or just playing in the cafe?
Well I was in a finacial bind, and sold it (website and all the designs) to a relative, and he run it into the ground. He didnt send out orders and gave the site a bad name. So I bought it back after things improved for me. So I could have my designs back. I had wanted to start up something new but just went with a cafepress store for the time being.MotoskinGraphix said:I am a bit bewildered why you let the website go.
I agree!!! I thought your domain name was worth its weight in gold and established as well. I have no idea what the fees are for cafe press....I thought it was free to tell ya the truth. On the second cafe url I only see the one design on like fifty different products. That looks repetitious and silly. Come on Skully...I like your gear and market we just gotta help ya get back on your feet. When you get your website back up let me know and I will link with you.jdr8271 said:Personally, I would leave cafepress and start your old site back up. I am certian, that your designs will sell if you get them in front of the right people. If you dont want to print yourself anymore, I remember your site having tons of skull designs. What happened to all of them? Can you still put them on the cafepress site. If you had more selection, maybe that would help. Do you still own your old domain. Why not use the old domain to redirect to this site, and give the new site the same company name as the old one. That way, you would also pick up the search engine traffic from your old site.
hey thomas, how did you get your site show up on the search engines in less than 2 weeks? did you submit them yourself? got any more since then? i was under the impression it took closer to two months. any info i appreciated. im a newb and also have had my shop about two weeks. laterskulltshirts said:Today also marks my first 2 visitors from a search engine. My first visitor from a search came from msn and my second was a google search. I was very glad to finally see my link on a search engine.
I did submit my links to the search engines myself. I havent got to many hits from search engines yet. I guess I might need to tweak my keywords a little better.normalbrains said:hey thomas, how did you get your site show up on the search engines in less than 2 weeks? did you submit them yourself? got any more since then? i was under the impression it took closer to two months. any info i appreciated. im a newb and also have had my shop about two weeks. later
Check out cpshop (http://cgi.marty.net) for a way to keep the showcase and front end shopping on your domain and only use cafepress for the checkout.I'm thinking I will redo my site and have cafepress do all the printing and shipping, but showcase my designs on my website. And link it together for a cafepress checkout and purchase.
Very interesting. Im not sure what alot of that is about though. I know html pretty good, how easy is that to install on a website? Have you used it before Rodney?Rodney said:Check out cpshop (http://cgi.marty.net) for a way to keep the showcase and front end shopping on your domain and only use cafepress for the checkout.
It's an awesome script with awesome support (written by a great guy who now works for cafepress).
It's pretty easy if you have ever installed a php/perl/cgi script on your site before.how easy is that to install on a website?
Yep, I've used it before. In fact, I think I'm one of the reasons why the script is for sale (I bugged Marty about it alot when I saw it on his site ).Have you used it before Rodney?
hey, thomas! love your designs. i see you have a black tee on your site. i checked out cafe press and was floored at what they charge for a black tee! are you doing a low markup on that one, too?skulltshirts said:Thought I would update this thread a bit. It is at the end of my first month at cafepress. Time for my dues for the second month and just today I made my first sale!
It was just for one womens capland top, and I only had my mark up at 1.00$ but it is enough to give me encouragement to keep it going!