So, if you sell one T-Shirt (base price, $13.99) with a $1 markup (customer pays $14.99 plus shipping), Cafepress gets $14.04 (plus the diffference between their S/H charges and actual S/H overhead) and you get $0.95.
I guess some people were charging really big commissions and Cafepress wasn’t getting enough of the pie. Maybe someone was charging a full $14 markup on White T-Shirts (customer pays $27.99 plus shipping), and they couldn’t stand to see someone actually making more money than they were.
I’ve been using Cafepress since before Modern Evil was a website! I knew about it when it was Beta (Jon from goats was in the beta), and if I could have gotten into that, I’d have done so. I love the idea of what they’re doing here, or rather, what they used to be doing. Sigh.
SO, effective Monday June 16th, all existing Modern Evil Cafepress Stores (listed below for your convenience) will be closing, and will be replaced by a single last-chance-blowout store that will be open for 29 days from June 16th to July 15th, the last possible day for me to attempt to earn money to Save Modern Evil. I have not decided what will or won’t be in the 29-day store, and I may in fact change the merchandise every day of the 29 days. Whatever it is, assume that right now (and the next 16 days) is your last chance to buy any of the current merchandise, and that if you see something in the ‘final days’ store you want, buy it – you will never see it again from Modern Evil.
Current Modern Evil/Cafepress stores: (now through 233.0 (6/16/03))
SAVE MODERN EVIL!!!
Fresh Eggs & Fresh Milk
The Main Modern Evil Store
The Official Modern Evil Logo Store
The Official Beer Club Store
The Flaming Squirrel Store
The Stick Figure Store
The Non-Sequitor Store