I sure hope that you have considered all possibilities to go along with these changes. Because it will be your loss and too late when your best and loyal shopkeepers turn their backs on you…even though some already have rightfully and understandably. Do you know the saying “don’t burn your bridges?” Well you’ve set the bridge on fire a while ago and just let it continue to burn with us shopkeepers still running across it. And if you are a shopper at Cafepress, my advice to you is to get what you like now because it may not be there in the near future.
Just Another Muslim is one of many writing online today in blogs and forums and on twitter and facebook and e-mail (and possibly via carrier pigeon) to the effect that, DAMMIT, they’ve had enough of CafePress pushing them around, and they’re gonna take their designs somewhere else! Boycott! Walkout! Stoppage!
The thing is, I don’t see any indication that such a move is actually happening. I’ve been collecting stats on CafePress usage as a cultural barometer, and as part I’ve been measuring how many designs have been uploaded to CafePress on any particular day. On March 29, for instance, 11132 new designs had been uploaded by 8:35 PM. On April 15, 9234 new designs had been uploaded by 7:52 PM. Today, 11288 new designs had been uploaded by 8:45 PM. That’s not a stoppage. It’s not even a slowdown.