CafePress - Can you really make money from this?

@feliniti (875)
May 1, 2007 8:36am CST
I have thought about having a shop on CafePress, to sell some of my designs, but I really wonder if it is too expensive to sell them. I think that a lot of what they sell seems overpriced to me, but maybe you think that it is not? It is very much of a niche isn't it? Can you really make money on Cafe Press? Do you think it is possible? Do you have any good or bad experiences with Cafe Press? Do you think that SpreadShirt is better? Do you have any advice for someone who is interested in CafePress? or selling designs on the internet?
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8 responses
@gberlin (3836)
2 May 07
I have used CafePress for designs that I bought myself to give as Christmas presents. The t-shirts I bought were high quality. The printing was also quality done. I have not been to SpreadShirt. There is another website called Zazzle. I have not purchase anything from them. You might check and see if anyone local prints items. They may be cheaper.
@feliniti (875)
2 May 07
Thats a very good idea. Thanks. :)
• United States
1 May 07
i use www.zazzle.com and www.99dogs.com. a friend of mine used cafepress and had some problems with it.there's no set up fees at zazzle,they just take a percentage like most of them do.but there's money to be made there,i have.
@feliniti (875)
4 May 07
thats some new sites to think about. Thanks for posting them and the info. Good luck with your sites. :)
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
1 May 07
Hi in regards to CafePress, I think that it would be too expensive to sell anything there I did go to this particular site once but what I seen there the prices are way over the top for me and so I have never been back there again, but maybe some other members are earning money from there. I do think that you would received more help from SpreadShirt though. I only know about sites for selling designs to Australians sorry.
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@feliniti (875)
4 May 07
no worries Kathy. Thanks for your response. :)
• Malaysia
2 May 07
I think selling your design on internet is the best way too.
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• Singapore
2 May 07
whats cafepress?
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 May 07
I have never used it but I looked at it and they are expensive. Have you tryed selling on ebay?
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• Malaysia
1 May 07
i'm not familiar with cafepress.. but i do know you have good design.. and i think it will work if you intend to sell them out.. why not? give it a try. .don't put high hope.. but do your best.. do whatever you can..anwayy.. maybe you can elaborate more on cafepress.. so i can actually tell you whether it works or not.. i don't get it... what does cafe got to do with designs? haha.. are you designing clothes? from what i understand about your avatar.. you're designing toys ? or pets? erm.. can't really get a picture of it.. but .. i tell you what.. anyway.. i'll support you okay? :)
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@venshida (4839)
• United States
9 Oct 07
The reason why I have not set up shop yet is because I think the items are very pricey. I say you have nothing to lose so give it a try.