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« on: October 05, 2013, 03:56 »

Hello to all designers,

Today, CafePress announced several changes to our Content Owner Agreement and related agreements and policies. These changes are designed to help us continue to provide opportunities for content owners and designers like you to profit from our unique, print-on-demand solution and the business relationships we've developed over the years. The new Content Owner Agreement shall become effective on November 1, 2013, and the revised terms are available for full review on the CafePress website .

The changes include:

    Rewarding good: Designers contributing to the CafePress Marketplace can now earn between five and 10 percent royalty with bonus royalty structures up to an additional 5%. (Shop commission structures do not change.) This new structure will be based on a designer's interactions within the CafePress community and is intended to allow our most valued designers to earn more than they do today. These changes are set forth in Section 7.1 of the Content Owner Agreement and can also be viewed on the Fees and Royalties supplemental terms (formerly the Marketplace and Shop Services policy) and our new Sales Quality Score terms.
    Adjusted royalties for third-party sales channels, fan portals, and branded merchandise: We continue to invest in development of additional channels and products, and in order to continue to provide our community with the broadest distribution for their design work as well as high quality content licenses and base products, and moving to a flat, five percent, royalty rate for these types of sales. For more on these changes please refer to our Fees and Royalties page.
    Image usage permissions: Due to our new Smart Products feature and other platform extensions, CafePress may need to alter a given image for optimal placement, sizing and etc. You can find these changes in Section 4 of the Content Owner Agreement.
    Shop Sales: We have updated our "Shop Pricing Policy" to the "Shop Special Terms". We've ve simply included a chart to help you more easily understand Shop Fees and plan options. Further clarified, if you add a product to both your Shop and the Marketplace, different royalty rates will apply and added information on your Shop Performance Bonus eligibility and Bulk Discount offerings.

We anticipate these changes will help CafePress provide even more opportunities for your designs to be sold, whether through improved Marketplace promotion or enhanced third-party distribution channels. We also anticipate there will be questions about the new Content Owner Agreement.

Please find our FAQ on the new changes in our Frequently Asked Questions section of the website.

Please find our open forum thread discussing the new Content Owner Agreement where our staff are monitoring and responding to questions in our user forums.

Thank you for your continued use of CafePress and here's to a successful and profitable holiday season for us all!

Jason Falls
Vice-President for Digital Strategy

« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 03:03 »
There is a discussion going on in the CafePress forums about the commission changes/drop here, with many shopkeepers voicing therr opinions: newbielink:http://forums.cafepress.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/84310838/m/929106554 [nonactive]


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