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I have been extremely inactive on both Printalloverme (PAOM) and CowCow in over one year and now I would like to make it official: I owe to not add any new designs to these two print-on-demand websites anymore.

The reason is probably pretty understandable: Sales and earnings are not worth it. Period.

While the number of sales on CowCow is still ok (some months I have 20, some months I have 0), the earnings are cents.

On PAOM, I have one sale every few months. Given their really TEDIOUS process of cerating new products, it is simply horrible.

My already designed products will stay online, so will my shops and accounts. I will even try to integrate them into my Polyvore sets where suitable but do not expect new things to arrive.

How are these two sites working for you?

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December 2015 has been my BEST month so far with Cafepress! Due to all the Christmas shopping, I had a total of 26 sales and earned about $45. Woohoo! This is a breakthrough, especially since Zazzle had been disappointing during Christmas season 2015 🙂

Since Cafepress’ embedded code is still not working, I will continue to post screenshot of my sales along with links to my profile page where you can take a look at all designs and products:

My Cafepress Sales December 2015

My Cafepress Sales December 2015

October 2015 has been a surprisingly slow month for me not only on Cafepress. I have no idea why my sales on all sites have decreased drastically although the Christmas shopping months are here. Do you have any idea?


Drinking Glass

Drinking Glass

by
stine1

Find more entertaining
&
unique gifts at CafePress


LOVE Sticker

LOVE Sticker

by
stine1

Find more auto
&
unique gifts at CafePress

These are my sales on Cafepress from September 2015. It was another relatively great month for me 🙂


LOVE T-Shirt

LOVE T-Shirt

by
stine1

Find more tops
&
unique gifts at CafePress


LOVE T-Shirt

LOVE T-Shirt

by
stine1

Find more tops
&
unique gifts at CafePress


The Baths T-Shirt

The Baths T-Shirt

by
stine1

Find more tops
&
unique gifts at CafePress


Caribbean Collage Mugs

Caribbean Collage Mugs

by
stine1

Find more mugs
&
unique gifts at CafePress

Two items are not available anymore.

August 2015 has been another good month for me on Cafepress with 8 sales 🙂

One product is not available anymore.

July 2015 was a pretty good month on Cafepress for me, I have sold the following 7 products:


Pillow Case

Pillow Case

by
stine1
Find more accessories
&
unique gifts at CafePress


The Baths T-Shirt

The Baths T-Shirt

by
stine1
Find more tops
&
unique gifts at CafePress


LOVE Bib

LOVE Bib

by
stine1
Find more baby
&
unique gifts at CafePress


LOVE Sticker

LOVE Sticker

by
stine1
Find more auto
&
unique gifts at CafePress

One product is not available anymore 😦

I have no idea what happened to this year’s Christmas gift shopping season online, but my sales on all print on demand websites are a huge disappointment so far – on all websites.

No matter whether it’s Zazzle, Cafepress, Society6 or all the others, sales are way behind 2014 and not at all typical for Christmas season. The sales are even lower than the average of all months before. What has happened?

Is it Google’s Panda update? Is it Zazzle’s new zRank feature and the fact that many older products do get removed from the marketplace (the 180 day rule)? Then why does it also affect Cafepress and Society6?

Cafepress has decreased their product variety as they are financially struggling and had sorted out less popular products. Society6 has changed the way customers get search results presented – showing less results than before.

But could these changes really be the only reasons?

I’d love to hear from you how you are doing. Yes, it’s only the middle of November but would this be a “normal” Christmas time, sales would be skyrocketing and now I am trying to get to the cash out limit on Zazzle??? Haven’t been struggling since March!

After my first sale in March 2015, I had two more sales (both t-shirts) in August 2015 on Design By Humans (DBH).

Santa Monica Pier green grey Canvas T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 on Design by Humans

Santa Monica Pier green grey Canvas T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 on Design by Humans

Abstract Rainbow Palm Tree T-Shirt by Christine aks stine1 on Design By Humans

Abstract Rainbow Palm Tree T-Shirt by Christine aks stine1 on Design By Humans

 

I do not yet sell much on DBH but I really hope I can increase my sales.

After 4 months of no sales (not a surprise), I was able to sell 4 smartphone cases on CowCow. I am wondering why smartphone cases and nothing else? And the earnings are pretty ridiculous, depending on the model I have earned $0.10 to $0.77 – yes, that’s not a mistake, that’s CENTS! Anyway, here are the four cases I have sold on CowCow during September 2015:

Santa Monica Pier green grey Canvas Apple iPhone 5C Seamless Case (White)

Santa Monica Pier green grey Canvas Apple iPhone 5C Seamless Case (White)

Fancy.com is an interesting social shopping websites a bit similar to maybe Wanelo wlthough it does look a lot different. You can even get cash in return for buying through their website but honestly, I have no idea how that works.

Anyway, it is a great website to share your products although you need to be VERY careful with spam. Do not add one than one product per day or better: one product per week. My first account got banned for spamming and now I am very rarely sharing to them.

My profile on Fancy can be found here:

Christine aka stine1 on Fancy

They do have a bookmarklet for your browser which is easy to use, you can create your Fancy account with Facebook, Google or Twitter in just a few seconds. I follow back all who follow me 🙂

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