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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

December 2015 was the peak of Christmas shopping and I was able to get 21 successful sales on Zazzle. December 2015 also marks the last month so far with a royalty of 30%. In January 2016, I reduced it back to 14.9% – you will read the results a bit later 🙂

Santa Monica Pier Bursting Colors Glass Coaster
Santa Monica Pier Bursting Colors Glass Coaster by stineshop
Look at other Santa monica pier Coasters at zazzle.com
Santa Monica Pier Sunrise Glass Coaster
Santa Monica Pier Sunrise Glass Coaster by stineshop
Browse Santa monica pier sunrise Coasters online at Zazzle.com
Heart in Sand Postcard
Heart in Sand Postcard by stineshop
Check out Postcrossing Postcards online at zazzle
Busy Street in Chinatown, San Francisco Postcard
Busy Street in Chinatown, San Francisco Postcard by stineshop
Shop for Postcrossing Postcards online at Zazzle.com
Super Prominence - Sun in Space Postcard
Super Prominence – Sun in Space Postcard by stineshop
Check out more Postcrossing Postcards at Zazzle
Blue Seattle Skyline Silver Plated Banner Ornament
Blue Seattle Skyline Silver Plated Banner Ornament by stineshop
Check out more Blue Banner Ornaments at Zazzle

I am especially happy about the product lines I seem to never sell: puzzles, coasters and computer sleeves. Yay!

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!

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