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has anyone used the cafe press to start a business? my friend just started one and I was slightly considering. If you have tried it , was it difficult to get started?

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      Msj wrote Dec 14, 2010
    • I looked at your site, I really like the music items. You have a great artistic talent

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      Kyah wrote Dec 14, 2010
    • MsJ, you could start with a free shop (there is no limit to the amount of free shops you can open), sticky detail: only one item can be sold in a free shop. Use the regular link with /sharpegenius to get to my shop and see how it looks. I agree with Bernadette, the uploading of images is a pain, but CP makes it easy to select and add them to their products.

      Bernadette, I have a CafePress Premium shop since 2003. I still get my mark up when people buy directly from my shop, not the Marketplace. Here’s how it works straight from CafePress:

      When customers buy directly from your shop you will earn the markup amount you set. But keep in mind we set the retail prices in the Marketplace. When customers buy from the Marketplace, shopkeepers will receive a 10% commission of the final retail price.  

      I haven’t had much time to work on stuff for my shop, but I’m not going to close it anytime soon, even though I scolded CP for not letting me know that my credit card on record had expired and I recently went in to update the info and they billed me for a year and a half! I constantly have to change my tags which brings the items up in the Marketplace. If I don’t change the tags often my work gets buried in the tons of stuff in there with the same tags. I have done a few items not in the shop, custom works which I love. I did a set of cups with eyeballs for an ophthalmologist friend and he loved them. I see one on his desk every time I go to visit.

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      Msj wrote Dec 17, 2010
    • thank you for your answers

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