For some time now, we have recommended that conscientious Americans stop selling items on the CafePress Marketplace. Why? The online print-on-demand venue takes the image you have created and reserves the right to sell it on sweatshop-made crap — without telling you. Say it three times: “CafePress Marketplace = Sweatshop Crap.” Two more times now [...]
When in the early summer CafePress raised prices for customers buying t-shirts and cut pay for designers making graphics for t-shirts, a number of observers predicted that CafePress would lose designers to competitors like Zazzle and Skreened. It was also predicted that CafePress would lose market share to these competitors as a result. Have these [...]
On June 2, 2009, we at Irregular Times withdrew from one of the two ways of selling shirts, bumper stickers and buttons at the online merchandiser CafePress. On June 1, CafePress started charging customers more and (paying its graphic designers less) when purchases were made via their search engine they call the “Marketplace.” We didn’t [...]
SmartAssProducts writes an online article “Boycott the CafePress Marketplace”:
CafePress recently instituted a change in their pricing policy, and as a result its shopkeepers–the people who do all the work as far as coming up with designs, putting the designs on products, etc.–are going broke….
This is an unconscionable act on the part of CafePress [...]
Print-on-demand corporation CafePress has implemented new terms for its “Marketplace” search engine that results in higher prices for the people who buy bumper stickers, buttons, and t-shirts and lower payments to the graphic designers of those items. Because of this, we’ve withdrawn from the Marketplace and are relying fully on our own system of links [...]