CafePress Helps Haiti Relief Effort

Posted by Mongo Friday, January 15, 2010

CafePress has carved out a section on their site in order to help with relief efforts for Haiti after the devastating earthquake on Tuesday. Proceeds from sales of the specified items are being donated to the relief effort via the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Follow the link I provided to see the selection.

Usually, when designers post products for sale on CafePress they (designers) receive 10% of the sale as profit in the marketplace. In the designer’s own shop they can set their own prices for products which consists of base price plus markup.

In this case the money is going to UNICEF. However, be aware that if you buy a $42 sweatshirt because you want to send that amount to UNICEF, not all $42 is going to UNICEF. According to CP’s fine print “Proceeds means the total retail price paid by the consumer minus the cost to manufacture the product. All profits from the sale of products through the Haiti Relief Effort shop will be donated to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.”

Just putting all the information out there. I missed the cutoff to post a design but donated via the Red Cross text message method which is texting “HAITI” to 90999. That gets all $10 of your donation being put towards the effort.

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