www[dot]Billishirts[dot]com

My online T-Shirt shop

Transition over to Zazzle

Well, we’re about 50% done our transition over to Zazzle as our primary POD.  The decision to switch over was a no brainer – The primary focus of what we sell is t-shirts. And through looking at what Zazzle has, and with much of the same testimony, it looks like the shirts are better quality, there’s more variety in terms of styles and colors, not to mention they’re cheaper! In cost of course, not quality.

Not only that, but the commission made is also a wider margin. For example, if someone buys a shirt from Cafepress, for the same cost to the customer, I would get a $4 commission whereas if I sell a shirt through Zazzle (at a lower cost to the customer than CP), we get more commission – just recently I sold a straight edge design and made almost $8. That’s the equivalent of having to sell 2 off CP.

Another nice thing is that since starting the transition over to zazzle, and without even fully optimizing the site for search engines, I have earned a google PR of 2. Not the greatest, but the site has only been up for just over a month!

More updates to follow as they become available! (and as I have the time) 🙂

May 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Furthermore…

To all my faithful visitors.. you may see that billishirts.com is down for the moment, that’s because I wanted to try a different webhost, but they sucked so I moved back to the original (if it ain’t broke why fix it) so now I’m just waiting for the DNS servers to propagate.. GO DNS!

May 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Changes, changes changes

Well, it’s been awhile since I have updated this blog.. so many changes since then! I have changed the way billishirts.com looks.. but I’m still not happy with it.. I’m going to make more changes in the coming days.. I have also added a bunch of new content to the site and I will post pictures later tonight as I can’t do it from work 🙂  I have started the inigma (to me anyway) called twitter.. I’m not sure if it’s proving to be beneficial as of yet – but at least my girlfriend makes fun of me for using it lol

Traffic to my cafepress site seems to be dropping off – I understand this is a trend among many CP people based on what I can see on the forums anyway.. seems to have happened after their last update.. Once I have more time I will complete the transformation of changing over to zazzle.. I don’t make a shitload of money on this shop yet, so I can afford to take risks lol

I need more of you people to post on this blog. I feel like I’m talking to myself. I guess partly it’s my fault since I COULD probably promote it more.. to be honest, I’ve never really been a fan of “the blog” but now I can see how it can be beneficial to small businesses.. so post people, post!

May 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment