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Oct 8, 2012 10:57 AM

Posters and Cards

I found it odd that create space doesn't let you sell posters or cards.

Why is that?

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1. Oct 8, 2012 11:04 AM in response to: Todd89
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That doesn't sound right . . . where did you read that?? That shouldn't be the case! 

 

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2. Oct 8, 2012 11:16 AM in response to: Todd89
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They don't print individual posters and cards as they are not a traditional printer (look at something like vistaprint if that's what you want) but they will print books of posters or cards.

 

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4. Oct 8, 2012 11:43 AM in response to: Todd89
Posters and Cards

Unfortunately this doesn't answer the question . . .

 

Your original question was why does Createspace not let members sell posters or cards? This is not true so could you please clarify what you are asking?

 

If you are saying that you've read that Createspace doesn't print the posters and cards, they actually do as R.C. mentioned in his previous post.

 

So you CAN Print AND Sell posters and cards. However, you do have other options available to you other than using Createspace to create/print your marketing material as indicated by R.C.

 

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5. Oct 8, 2012 12:40 PM in response to: Todd89
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If you are looking for a poster/business and post card printer, try http://www.vistaprint.com as for selling these items via CS, there is no way to do that, although Amazon will allow you to do that.

 

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6. Oct 8, 2012 3:32 PM in response to: Todd89
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Todd89 wrote:

 

I found it odd that create space doesn't let you sell posters or cards.

Why is that?

 

That's because CS doesn't produce posters or cards designed for sale through the e-store/Amazon/EDC. CS can produce these materials, but they're intended for use as marketing materials (https://www.createspace.com/pub/services.home.do?tab=MARKETING) and are probably printed by a third-party printer. What you do with them is up to you, but CS won't facilitate the sale of these items if that's your intent.

 

There are several online companies that can produce print on demand merchandise intended for retail sale, for example, Zazzle.com, CafePress.com, RedBubble.com. You upload your designs, select the appropriate merchandise (posters, t-shirts, mugs etc), and then the company provides a storefront where people can buy your products and you earn a commission.

 

As someone else mentioned, VistaPrint can do posters and cards, but again, these are intended as promotional merchandise and they do not sell your designs to the public on your behalf.

 

 

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