Hey everyone! As many of you know, I sell my photography through a company called Society6. However, most of you are not familiar with that company or their products. So I thought I'd share some of the products, my review of them, and include a special offer at the end of this post! I plan on also sharing a blog about selling from an artist's perspective for fellow artists at a later date, so if that's you, stay tuned!
This is a travel mug from Society6.
With a photo I took as its design.
This is crazy to me, that I am able to sell my photography on products such as this and that people are actually interested in purchasing them. I was really excited to see Society6 come out with this product a while back and I thought that since I’m selling this, I might as well try it out and let you know what I think!
Right now these ceramic travel mugs are only available in the 12oz size with white trim. Metal travel mugs are also available in 15oz but I do not currently own one.
Society6 description: Take your coffee to go with a personalized ceramic travel mug. Double-walled with a press-in suction lid, the two-piece (12oz) design ensures long lasting temperatures while minimizing the risk of spillage from kitchen to car to office. Standing at just over 6" tall with wrap around artwork, safely sip hot or cold beverages from this one of a kind mug.
While the lid does have a good seal, it is not completely spill-proof. The suction part of the lid does not go all the way around the mug. It’s fine to be in your car’s cup holder but if tipped on its side it will leak.
This is a great product and I do recommend it. I plan on using it especially through the winter seasons. I love that it is made of ceramic and not plastic, despite the risk of breaking it. Call me crazy but hot drinks in plastic mugs absorb the taste of plastic. (Gross.) This mug is dishwasher safe (although I personally still prefer wash it by hand). These would made great gifts!
This is one of my favorite products! These hoodies are light weight and are made from 100% California Fleece cotton. They available in pull-overs and zip-ups in a variety of colors. The print quality is great!
All Over Print Shirts
This is an example of an all over print shirt. This lovely lady recently purchased it from my shop and here's what she had to say: "I absolutely LOVE my new shirt with your photography printed on it! It is so soft and comfy. It really is beautiful. I look forward to acquiring some more. :)"
This is one of the Society6 prints from my shop, purchased by a friend.
Society6 description: Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1" border for framing.
I offer over 40 different products in my store including greeting cards, phone cases, clocks, and even leggings...yes...leggings.
If you've looked through my shop, you know that the products seem to run a bit pricey. Before I go on, let me say this: never feel obligated to purchase a product from my store. I do photography because I love it. For years people asked me to start selling my work, and so I did. I share sales for those of you who want to purchase, so you can buy for a discounted price. But please don't ever feel obligated. Art should not involve obligation.
However, for those of you who are curious about how the pricing works, I will explain that for you. For each product sold, I make a set amount decided by S6, except for prints, canvases, and framed prints, for which I can set my own price. The price of a product includes the cost of goods, Society6's cut, and my cut. Above all else, the key principle of the pricing to understand is that you are purchasing a product designed with a one-of-a-kind work of art on a high quality product. You can't go anywhere else and purchase the same art.
If you are looking to purchase something from my (or another) store, there is a sale happening right now! Click here to get 20% off + free shipping, now through September 4th, 2017.
Artists, I am working on another blog explaining why I chose Society6 and my experience with them thus far. Stay tuned, if you're interested!