Zazzle gets much more attractive with a new volume bonus system. It’s almost hard to believe that just a short while after Cafepress screws their shopkeepers out of chunks of their VB that Zazzle is providing what seems to be a much better one. I never believed that Cafepress’ story about not making money from the marketplace and I this makes be doubt their story even more. If Zazzle can provide this type of volume bonus and still make a profit on marketplace sales then surely so can Cafepress.
To be honest I am not exactly sure how the VB works at Zazzle and it is clearly not as simple as the Cafepress’ system but it does seem to have the potential to be much more rewarding. Here is the info from Zazzle’s website.
New! Zazzle Seller Incentive Program
Increase your profits with volume bonus and referral payouts!
Get serious about selling and make serious money! You get a 15% referral fee on every product sold, even if it’s not your content! And every sale counts toward your next volume bonus, even marketplace sales. See below for the Seller Incentive Program structure.
* All sales count toward the seller’s Volume Bonus, even marketplace sales
* Earn 15% commissions by referring your products and/or others
* Bonuses start at just $100
Seller Incentive Program Levels
It is not quite as good as it seems though as you don’t get the the volume bonus if someone else refers your sale. But even that is similar to Cafepress’ previous volume bonus where we didn’t get commission on affiliate sales. That said, this is awesome and it is great for all the existing Zazzle shopkeepers as well as incentive for joining Zazzle.
Another thing that I wondered about when I first saw this (a few minutes ago) was whether we could combine the commissions from multiple stores and the answer is yes.
Yes! Simply choose a gallery to be your “master account”. Then, login to MyZazzle using that account. On the Volume Bonus page link on the Earnings tab in MyZazzle you can specify all the accounts you wish to count towards your volume bonus. Simply enter the account name and password for each account and they will be linked into your master account. This is a great way to get a higher volume bonus level faster!
I can’t find out how to choose a gallery to be my “master account” though.
You can find out more about Zazzle’s bonus system on their website.
Another new thing that I haven’t worked out how to use yet is the ability to make Google feeds for your Zazzle stores. This is also great news and will mean greater exposure for our products.
This is a big move from Zazzle and with the soon (hopefully) to be released bulk tools and tracking ability I’m sure we will see even more Cafepress shopkeepers migrating over to Zazzle. And this is on top of Shoes and skateboards.