I heard from someone that you get only 10% of the sales amount as your profit? Plus Zazzle gets all kinds of permission to use your designs any way they want?
I think that stinks!
I think that stinks!
Well, this does not really apply to Zazzle and other fulfillment services though. EVERYONE is accepted, barring offensive or copyrighted designs. If they were talking about Threadless, then this would apply more.htt117 said:I think we may be missing the point. Some designers feel that it is important to be recognized be selection for one of these sites. Sort of like being included in ajuried art exibition. The payoff isn't the immediate sales. It has to be more in the celebrity of being on the sites and in future buiness that grows from that (or better margins). I wouldn't know. Had my ego surgically removed.
do you know the shirt they use on cafepress. it is not about what I pay because it you could buy the shirt I use for $5. Check out the brand of these fulfillment houses.. they are not using $10 fashion shirts for your designs my friend.. It is about their bottom line also. Because I get good price don't think I am using crap. If you don't believe me ask others.I wouldn't buy this kind of t-shirt for $20, are you joking? That sounds like crapiest cotton t-shirt possible, sold over market price for that kind of item, which would be around $10-$15.
That's not an unreasonable margin. It's called doing business.farennikov said:Then if you make them for $3 and sell for $20 without middle men then it's just an unreasonable margin.
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.Jasonda said:That's not an unreasonable margin. It's called doing business.
If his customers are happy with the quality of the end product, and they think the price is reasonable for what they are getting, they will pay it. If not, they will go somewhere else and he will be out of business. Obviously he is not out of business, so his customers must think that $20 is a fair price for what they are getting. Let them decide what is "unreasonable".
There are plenty of other factors at play too. Good customer service? People wll pay more for that. Awesome original design? People will pay more for that too. There are many reasons why people would pay a little more than average.farennikov said:
I do not get your point. All the things we buy in society (clothes,tylenol,CD's) are sold way above their cost price. I onced purchased a white Sean John T at macys for 35 dollars and wore it once before it fell apart. It was a crappy T, bust sells for 35 dollars. Marketing is the selling point of most products, and not really the product itself.farennikov said: