[VisCom] Shirts and CafePress

raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Sat Aug 19 00:31:08 EDT 2006

Dear Michael and VisCom,

Is there a way to donate some T-Shirts to
the volunteers who are trying to put up
an OSGeo exhibition at MapAsia 2006

T-Shirts can be sent to
Attn. OSGeo Exhibit Booth 39
Map Asia 2006 Secretariat
Room No. 405 Maple House Executive Apartment
417, Sathon 11 (Narathiwat Ratchanakharin 10),
Sathon, Bangkok 10120

Maybe some high quality OSGeo project brochures
can be sent as well.

Kind regards


Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> I have embraced the "Don't ask, just do!" model -- to wit, check this
> out:
>     http://www.cafepress.com/OSGeo
> So, I would like to make the following proposal for the selling shirts &
> stuff:
> * CafePress will be used to sell shirts and other stuff directly to
> members
>   - shirts, bumper stickers, teddy bears, what have you
>   - quality is "good" but not "great"
>   - profits go directly to foundation
>   - we don't need to handle payments, returns, shipping, etc
> * Lands' End will be used for bulk orders of "really nice" shirts
>   - to give to volunteers at shows
>   - for VIP give-aways at shows
>   - shipping would go directly to show venue (or mpg/LizardTech, if need
> be)
>   - VisCom will manage these orders directly
> Three specific issues need resolution:
>   - I'd like to get some help tweaking the "store front" design (someone
> with a
>     sense of style)
>   - I'd like some suggestions on pricing (how much do we want to make?)
>   - I need to coordinate with Treasurer Gary in arranging accounts and
> such
> Also, we might have some discussion about how this direct-sale process
> affects the idea of "contribute $X to become a Foundation sponsor, and
> get a free shirt".  (I'd suggest the shirt-for-membership idea is a good
> one, and we use the "really nice, super-exclusive" Lands End shirts for
> this purpose.)
> All that being said, the CafePress site is technically live right now
> and ready to roll.  If we advertised it tomorrow, orders would start to
> appear.
> -mpg
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