Wow. Its a really impressive business model, what these t-shirt people have. All I needed to do was upload some images, choose a few t-shirts to publish the images on, and link to the purchase page from ambisonia.com. For about 1 hour’s effort, 24 hours later I have sold 3 tshirts.
My markup on the tshirt is 10 USD. That’s how much I make on each sale. A friend bought one in Sydney, and frankly, it was bloody expensive. Around 25USD for the tshirt… then 10USD for the delivery. I’m using Printfection.com but I reckon I might try one of the others, like cafepress.com, to see if it comes out any cheaper.
Its a great concept though…. very similar to Google ads … it is all about facilitating revenue. ‘bring the people and we’ll take care of the rest’… they take care of all the difficult stuff, and skim off some profit for themselves.
Actually, that really is what ambisonia.com is about. Its a platform for surround sound artists to publish + earn from their work (well, that’s what it is organically morphing into). Artists upload their tunes, and if the tune is good, they will earn… ambisonia will take care of everything else… printing, graphics, blurbs, licensing issues (tricky!), sales, fulfillement, etc.
Actually, ambisonia.com is more ‘bring your work and we’ll take care of the rest‘. Probably more similar to youtube’s up and coming business model (where popular videos will earn) than Google advertising.
Yeah, the licensing business really is tricky. Havn’t solved that one yet.