Imagine if I had stuck with these criminals for another month? I would have ended up OWING them money. We generate thousands of dollars for this company each month and in return, we receive only 10% royalties, and we have to pay them $10 a month for being a member. Plus they will attached some kind of "misc fee" with zero explanation.
* Misc Fee: Sellers will be charged a misc. fee because we fucking feel like it okay? Now fuck off.
* Shop Fee: Members with a shop will be charged a $10 monthly fee. We know you like making money, and we do too! Now bend over fuckers. We own your ass.
What's next with these greedy bastards? A log-in fee? A log-out fee? Uploading fee? Gallery fee? A 10 cents per word fee in your descriptions? Another 10 cents fee per tags used? What else? A $5 fee for making 10% on a $2 sale fee? LOL, it just doesn't stop with these fuckers.
Fortunately there are better alternatives out there. I am a member of 2 other POD sites and actually make a lot more did I ever did on Cafepress. Plus there are no fees attached and we can set the amount of royalties we want to earn on each sale. With these options alone, I am not sure why I stuck with "Cafe Press you up against the wall stealing your wallet".
The way things are gong with Cafepress, I wouldn't be surprised if they went out of business in a few years. I suspect thousands of independent artist making the switch and taking a dump on Cafepress.
And here is the final straw. I noticed that my last 3 payments have been smaller than usual. It of course could be attributed to the economy, buying trends, etc etc. But I am going to point my finger to Cafepress. A deceitful, greedy and evil company.
They recently sent me an email claiming that a "bug" has somehow ripped sellers off and given us a "zero commission error". LOL! I think the "bug" was the fact that the "zero" actually showed up on screen instead of being hidden. They got caught and are now trying to save face and blaming it on a "bug". What kind of bug? A greedy, blood sucking mosquito bug? Is that it? Fuck you Cafepress. Fuck you to hell.
Hello, You may have noticed a zero commission amount for some late August and/or September sales. This was caused by a bug which has been corrected. We issued you a one-off adjustment to correct for a total of all your affected sales. You can see this adjustment in your Transaction Report labeled “To Correct for $0 Commission Error Aug & Sep” and your Report Summary page. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused. Jonathan Keane Director of Customer Service