There are many places online that any human being can sell their stuff. Etsy would be one of the most common, of course, but have you ever heard of Zazzle? Let me be the first to say that I hadn’t, but I am happy to say that I am glad to know about it now!
Zazzle is a site where you don’t have to bother with printing your designs on items yourself. And forget about dealing with the hassle of packaging your products. As a seller, you only need to worry about making the designs and hitting the “sell this item” button and you’re set to go.
So far, I don’t see many flaws. My biggest concern is the royalties. You thankfully get to choose your royalties, but if you want anything to sell, you’re going to have to stay at a low percentage. The options are to have 5% to 99% but the higher the percentage, the more money extra the customer will have to spend. As you may have already guessed, if you go above a certain percentage, no one is going to be quite willing to buy your stuff. So what percentage should you aim for?
I won’t say how high I went on the scale, just know my range I will give doesn’t go high at all. For a customer to still be completely willing to pay the price they are given, you can’t raise the price too high. You’re royalties should be around 5% to 15%. Any higher and the cost just may be too pricey.
My solution? Try to aim for products that already have a high price. The higher the original price, the more money you will earn. Plus, you should earn back the time spent by doing such. Of course, you should also sell other products that have a lower price in case people don’t want to buy items at a high price in general.
Here is an item I have made. Many people these days are Superwholock fans, this means that they adore the shows Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock. So, I thought it would be a good idea to make a mug like this one below. The mugs are at a decent price on Zazzle, therefore, they have a decent chance at selling. My royalties aren’t set very high, so the price isn’t raised too much, but it’s enough for me to feel like I have actually earned some money.
It didn’t take a lot of effort, nor time. I think it can, and will, sell. And if someone would like to add a color to the background or make the inside a different color, well they can easily do so.
What do you think? Want to give this lovely site a try? Why not visit my little shop while you are at it? I think this is an efficient and nice place to sell your designs on. Please comment below if you agree or disagree or just want to comment.