June 2009: CafePress revokes graphic designers’ ability to set commissions for items featuring their designs on its “marketplace” search engine. Designers’ new mandated commissions are lower than before. At the same time, CafePress raises prices on customers. CafePress increases its own corporate profit margin per
Artistic and Ethical Disaster: CafePress Removes Designer and Product Discretion. Take Control of Your Destiny. Get Off the Marketplace!
The last time that CafePress made changes to its terms of service, it did so openly. The t-shirt, button and bumper sticker printer did not make that mistake again, making a quiet but fundamental change today that may nevertheless push more people away from doing
The term Blue Dog, which once shone as a beacon to corrupt politicians that they could have their cake and eat it too, is now becoming a liability. Progressive Democrats are finally catching on that they need to go after the parasitic Blue Dogs, and can turn a Blue Dog affiliation into political poison.
This past March, I looked into the number of searches made by people looking for various forms of gear at CafePress featuring the names of various possible Republican presidential contenders for 2012. (If you log in to CafePress.com, you can find out how many people
We are reviewing the CafePress advertising module called the Sellit ADPAK by using it. In advertising, unlike so many other aspects of life, what really matters in the end is the bottom line. We spent $14.99 for one month’s worth of advertising (15,000 ad impressions)
Socialized medicine? You mean a society that takes care of the sick? It sounds a lot better than the anti-social insurance companies we’ve got now.
Last week, “Katie Fox” posted a fawning message here at Irregular Times, a message that began, “we respect your influence in the POD community.” This was my first hint that we’d been subjected to cut-and-paste spam. Indeed, you can find Ms. Fox’s canned message spread
The right wing argues that same sex marriage will destroy heterosexual marriage. When heterosexual married couples point out that it’s no skin off their noses if gays and lesbians marry, it strongly undermines the right wing’s arguments.
Newt Gingrich for President and John Ensign for Vice President in 2012: it’s the choice ticket, a perfect representation of Republican moral values in statement and in practice. There’s synergy in the pairing: I mean, they could cheat on each other’s wives with each other’s
There are a lot of Squidoo pages that had been directing traffic to CafePress, but aren’t any more. It’s likely that many CafePress shopkeepers who had maintained CafePress modules at Squidoo pages are feeling too disenchanted with CafePress to repair these modules, and may work with plain text modules linking to alternative print on demand companies, such as Skreened, instead.
When bumper sticker, button and t-shirt corporation CafePress announced back in April that come June 1 it’d hike prices to customers and cut payments to designers, designers expressed great fury. A number of designers said they’d boycott CafePress and simply stop uploading designs to be