This is another good day for POD shopkeepers. Cafepress have launched a few upgrades, one of which I mentioned before but quickly disappeared. That was the design tab of the sale report. It is even better than I had first thought. Not only does it tell you which designs are selling well, it shows their tags. You can see an example below. The design is first, then the number you have sold (in this case: 1), the image number, the store and finally the tags. (I had to chop it a little to fit on the page.)
The image basket has also been upgraded making it easy to find CUP images. For those who don’t know CUP stands for Content Usage Policy and the CUP guys make decisions based on possible copyright and trademark infringements. There are a few other enhancements including bulk image deleting. Just check it out for yourself.
There is also a new Share it / Post it feature on items in the marketplace. I think the email it feature had already been there but this is a sign that Cafepress is willing to embrace its Web 2.0 brethren. What was it waiting for? I would highlight it more though. If we hadn’t been told about it I don’t know how long it might have taken for me to notice it by myself. Also it appears only to be in the marketplace. I can already hear cries about Cafepress trying to marginalize our stores. I don’t know about that but please Cafepress, add this function to our stores as well.
Finally, back to Infinistitch, Cafepress’ pseudo-embroidery. More colors have been added to their lineup. The mens polo shirts are now available in red and navy as well as black. Women’s now have navy and black. The men’s performance jacket is now available in navy as well black. The military cap can be purchased in black and mocha as well as the already existing olive. Deck Blue and Ivy have been added to the stonewashed caps.
All in all it is a good day for Cafepress shopkeepers.