Also, the less expensive items (buttons, magnets, stickers) have an
appropriately lesser mark-up price of $1-$2.
I added a large mug and a small one. I also added a button, a
rectangular magnet, and an oval sticker.
about adding a coffee mug? I know I would pick up a couple of
To start, I listed a men's white t-shirt and women's white t-shirt
(in adult/kid sizes), a khaki baseball hat, and a mousepad.
items are $3 over the base price. That's our club profit. So let
the buying begin!
Tonight I set up a CafePress.com account for our
club. (For those who
aren't familiar, CafePress is an on-demand
printing company. They put your
graphic file onto anything -- shirts,
mugs, even women's thongs! They use
modern technology to produce good
There will be links to our CafePress
affilliate store from our Yahoo group
and from our club's web site
(midatlanticretro.org if you've forgotten,
although not much is there yet),
and if I understand this correctly, our
club will get 20% of all
But first I wanted to conduct a test. So I logged in
and ordered a simple
white t-shirt with our logo on the front and our URL
on the back. It cost
$14 (that's for a "Hanes Beefy" shirt; they also
have el-cheapo versions)
plus a few dollars for S/H. Orders of 15+
get us a $4-$5 discount per unit.
The shirt should arrive here by
Friday or Saturday. If all goes well, then
I'll post the link with a
variety of merchandise to choose from (such as
t-shirts and sweatshirts in
men's/women's/children's styles) ... could also
make mousepads, tote bags,
magnets, buttons, etc.... Of course anyone can
log on to cafepress.com and
look at the general product selection and then
make suggestions about what
we should offer.
I'm excited and really looking forward to getting this
t-shirt. Will let
you all know the (hopefully) good news as soon as
it gets here.