How about a full logo myswag windscreen sunshade? Large size for 4wd's and if we needed to pre -order, think you'll find we could get the numbers 200+ based on our membership
More than happy to look into - what's everyone think of using the flag graphic (as shown below) as the design? Would probably be minus the checkerplate pattern to cut down on costs...
Whilst it would be absolutely awesome to get 200+ orders, I think we would probably struggle to get even 50 going on past experience (I would LOVE to be proven wrong though). For example, a very large number of Swaggers were PMing me, emailing me and posting in threads asking for the creation of Myswag.org Caps and Bucket Hats. I thought righto...our Members clearly want this...let's do this! I did a bulk order to ensure we would be able to sell them on at an affordable price to Swaggers whilst still making a SMALL profit to put towards the Server Fees. I only ordered enough to supply 0.5%
of our current Forum Membership and at this point in time I still have 85% of the Bucket Hats and 64% of the caps on hand. That means a whole lot of potential Server Fee Funds are sitting in boxes in my garage
Most suppliers have a minimum order requirement of 50 so unless we got that or very close to that (and people paid for them and the postage costs in advance) I will be very reluctant to go ahead due to the fact I need to keep money in the kitty for the upcoming server fees (due beginning of April 2016). I haven't yet spoken with oldmate or our other current suppliers but just browsing a few sites - a ballpark figure for 100 of the above design minus the checkerplate and including initial setup costs is $3000 so $30 a shield. That figure doesn't include postage to individual Swaggers nor a profit margin to put towards the kitty. Don't get me wrong folks, I absolutely and sincerely LOVE getting new lines of Myswag.org Merchandise for our Members
, I really, really do
but keeping the Server Kitty fat enough to cover the server fees and purchasing more merchandise is a very delicate balancing act.