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Griddle Jim said in June 9th, 2011 at 09:15

You're right. CafePress continues to tighten the noose and squeeze every dime out of its designers.

For the most part, these new User Agreement rules don't bother me because my shop makes OK money and moves product. So most of this doesn't apply to me.

But I DO NOT understand the implications of allowing CP to sell my products or designs to "other retailers or wholesalers at prices determined by CafePress."

This means they could sell one of my T-Shirt designs to Target and charge $5 for the shirt at a wholesale price. I assume that I would still receive 10% commission on that $5, but I don't think CP is saying that. The 10% commission is based on "products" that CP sells, not "designs" sold to a third-party retailer.

That one worries me. It sounds like CP can sell my design to a third-party and pay me no commission.

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Terry said in June 9th, 2011 at 11:05

Glad to find your comments. I've been selling with Cafe Press since the beginning, but the last couple of years with their new, crappy commissions and now this – taking the best designs to sell to retail while giving the creators pennies is a raw deal. I don't know whether to close my store or just delete my designs.

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macmoreno said in June 9th, 2011 at 17:03

Zazzle and SpreadShirt never were intuitive enough until recently. For now the alternative may be the way to go. They've really stepped up their games and I'm considering moving all of my shops over to them.