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« on: June 01, 2021, 21:01 »
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Hi, i would like to know if Someone has heard about cafepress.com? it[s good place to sell designs?


k_t_g

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2021, 22:39 »
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I tried them. I find them not as flexible as I would like them to be. Most of the "goodies" are offered as premium services.  Dashboard services are not as easy to use. Better off with some of the others out there.

« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2021, 09:23 »
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Try Zazzle instead. They don't charge to set up a shop. The seller shops at cafepress don't work properly and are outdated and Cafepress is not doing anything to fix them yet they charge money for them.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2021, 09:26 by LizC »

« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 09:55 »
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Try Zazzle instead. They don't charge to set up a shop. The seller shops at cafepress don't work properly and are outdated and Cafepress is not doing anything to fix them yet they charge money for them.
How can i sell my designs in Zazzle ? Thanks!

« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2021, 09:55 »
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I tried them. I find them not as flexible as I would like them to be. Most of the "goodies" are offered as premium services.  Dashboard services are not as easy to use. Better off with some of the others out there.
Thanks!

« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2021, 12:51 »
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Arrrg, Zazzles:
I wanted to try them, but it is toooooo much work to get the images fit for each item they sell!

Same with society6: I want to sell wall art there, so I guessed it will be not that much work, but we need to increase the pixxels very much to get them fit even for only wallart. so you have to increase them in different ways and must be exactly fit! That means: Each photo you have to edit/change pixel first and many times and upload many times.

I asked them, how to do it in a fast way, but got two times only a unpersonal information, which they already offers in the system itself, too.

So, I gave up!

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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2021, 09:56 »
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Hi, i would like to know if Someone has heard about cafepress.com? it[s good place to sell designs?

Not really an answer but FAA and the paid account means everything is available on Pixels. All kinds of products and you only have to do the work once.

$30 a year is not much to pay for a linked personal gallery and you can also drop links in your own personal website if you have one.  https://pete-klinger.pixels.com/  prints, home decor, apparel, tech items, puzzles, paper products. Personally Zazzle was complicated and I sold nothing, same for Red Bubble and Etsy is a joke.

FAA/Pixels I get returns for my time.

Society6 is complicated, but they match the dimensions to the product, so you won't get some Frankenstein crop of your images. They are trying to make the offerings match the product, for the benefit of the artists and for the buyers experience. I can understand why some people find the site unfriendly as you either have to create many versions, large pixel dimensions and different crops, or only offer things that are for the basic format.

After trying a number of different POD sites, I ended up with FAA/Pixels as the only one that seems to work for me.

« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2021, 09:04 »
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Hi, i would like to know if Someone has heard about cafepress.com? it[s good place to sell designs?

Not really an answer but FAA and the paid account means everything is available on Pixels. All kinds of products and you only have to do the work once.

$30 a year is not much to pay for a linked personal gallery and you can also drop links in your own personal website if you have one.  https://pete-klinger.pixels.com/  prints, home decor, apparel, tech items, puzzles, paper products. Personally Zazzle was complicated and I sold nothing, same for Red Bubble and Etsy is a joke.

FAA/Pixels I get returns for my time.

Society6 is complicated, but they match the dimensions to the product, so you won't get some Frankenstein crop of your images. They are trying to make the offerings match the product, for the benefit of the artists and for the buyers experience. I can understand why some people find the site unfriendly as you either have to create many versions, large pixel dimensions and different crops, or only offer things that are for the basic format.

After trying a number of different POD sites, I ended up with FAA/Pixels as the only one that seems to work for me.
Nice, I have a question. With premium plan paying $30  year at FAA they will give promotion and publicity to the sellers or we have to do it?

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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2021, 09:29 »
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Hi, i would like to know if Someone has heard about cafepress.com? it[s good place to sell designs?

Not really an answer but FAA and the paid account means everything is available on Pixels. All kinds of products and you only have to do the work once.

$30 a year is not much to pay for a linked personal gallery and you can also drop links in your own personal website if you have one.  https://pete-klinger.pixels.com/  prints, home decor, apparel, tech items, puzzles, paper products. Personally Zazzle was complicated and I sold nothing, same for Red Bubble and Etsy is a joke.

FAA/Pixels I get returns for my time.

Society6 is complicated, but they match the dimensions to the product, so you won't get some Frankenstein crop of your images. They are trying to make the offerings match the product, for the benefit of the artists and for the buyers experience. I can understand why some people find the site unfriendly as you either have to create many versions, large pixel dimensions and different crops, or only offer things that are for the basic format.

After trying a number of different POD sites, I ended up with FAA/Pixels as the only one that seems to work for me.
Nice, I have a question. With premium plan paying $30  year at FAA they will give promotion and publicity to the sellers or we have to do it?
They have generally good Google SEO, but they don't pretend other than you have to do the promotion work. Any sales I get there are just luck. All the premium plan does is let you upload more than a small number of files. Oh, and I think you only get your own pixels subsite (your-name.pixels.com) if you pay. They claim it's 'fully customisable' - it's anything but, there are only tiny tweaks you can do. But at least you can direct buyers to your 'own' site, either directly or via your blog, social media etc, and they won't be distracted by other people's work.

You can see that many people just use the site for fulfilment. A proportion of files which sell have no keywords or caption at all (I first discovered this accidentally one day when I wondered who a man was whose photo had sold: the title was very generic like Portrait 43 and when I clicked in, there was no info (caption or keywords) on the photo).

I suspect there may be paid placement, but I haven't proved this and in the past, they've denied it. Sometimes a large search term is completely dominated by one contributor: sometimes their work is excellent and sometimes IMO not so much (tastes differ, of course).

« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2021, 10:24 »
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Hi, i would like to know if Someone has heard about cafepress.com? it[s good place to sell designs?

Not really an answer but FAA and the paid account means everything is available on Pixels. All kinds of products and you only have to do the work once.

$30 a year is not much to pay for a linked personal gallery and you can also drop links in your own personal website if you have one.  https://pete-klinger.pixels.com/  prints, home decor, apparel, tech items, puzzles, paper products. Personally Zazzle was complicated and I sold nothing, same for Red Bubble and Etsy is a joke.

FAA/Pixels I get returns for my time.

Society6 is complicated, but they match the dimensions to the product, so you won't get some Frankenstein crop of your images. They are trying to make the offerings match the product, for the benefit of the artists and for the buyers experience. I can understand why some people find the site unfriendly as you either have to create many versions, large pixel dimensions and different crops, or only offer things that are for the basic format.

After trying a number of different POD sites, I ended up with FAA/Pixels as the only one that seems to work for me.
Nice, I have a question. With premium plan paying $30  year at FAA they will give promotion and publicity to the sellers or we have to do it?
They have generally good Google SEO, but they don't pretend other than you have to do the promotion work. Any sales I get there are just luck. All the premium plan does is let you upload more than a small number of files. Oh, and I think you only get your own pixels subsite (your-name.pixels.com) if you pay. They claim it's 'fully customisable' - it's anything but, there are only tiny tweaks you can do. But at least you can direct buyers to your 'own' site, either directly or via your blog, social media etc, and they won't be distracted by other people's work.

You can see that many people just use the site for fulfilment. A proportion of files which sell have no keywords or caption at all (I first discovered this accidentally one day when I wondered who a man was whose photo had sold: the title was very generic like Portrait 43 and when I clicked in, there was no info (caption or keywords) on the photo).

I suspect there may be paid placement, but I haven't proved this and in the past, they've denied it. Sometimes a large search term is completely dominated by one contributor: sometimes their work is excellent and sometimes IMO not so much (tastes differ, of course).
Thanks, very complete information. I need to think beacuase i have to spend $30 and i would like i least to earn that $30.


 

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