Months ago | 8th October 2010 01:02
I agree with everything you have just stated, we DID do it in the most un-organized way.
First off to clear up the shirt limit, this was our first ever tee-shirt, we wanted to see if it'd flop or have a win.
I consulted with a couple people, some of which have knowledge in this type of field, agreed to our "purchase shirts in small quantities to see if we flop or not" idea, which did end up being successful. And I definitely do not want a one hit thing and be done, I want this to continue for as long as I can, I'm going to put everything that is important to me in each piece.
We didn't intend on having not the right person buy it, but as long as someone supported I am happy with that. It was un-organized as you and I both stated. I can honestly tell you we were running under a $300- dollar limit, you can get absolutely nothing done with that, thus having a very limited quantity, I was and still am very un-happy about that since I wanted more to be printed.
The whole webstore thing was because we were trying to do the sales in the most organized way, Big Cartel does not have an automatic sell out kind of option, which if we left the Bigcartel open, the sales would go over our stock limit. Then the Paypal option was more helpful, in a way, which we switched from there.
I created this thread now because if I did create it before the release date I would have gotten cluttered in my inbox, I honestly had more than 1 1/2 pages filled with different people asking about the shirt telling me if I can hold etc a shirt when they release, and that was when I would just post a WDYWT, so just imagine that on a release date, I didn't want to be an ass and just ignore or just say there aren't anymore if they sold out.
Lookbook was for my own purpose, I just wanted to take those photos, and I do realize it was a stupid idea to release that with basically no shirt left to sell.
I hope this clears everything out.