Good idea?.. Graphics with your pets image…

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Would you be the one hiring the printing company? Are you marking up their work to the potential client? or are you selling the client the image and they will go through a printer? I don’t really see this being very profitable for you.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I personally see this as a novelty thing and not something you’d get a lot of repeat business on.

Like if I were going to get a shirt with my dogs face on it, I only really need one. And I wouldn’t really want it themed so that it only made sense once a year.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

No. I don’t particularly like it or find it unique. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

If you want to make money I wouldn’t limit it to only pets. Letting them put human faces would open up other revenue streams like retirements, family reunions, birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, showers. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I see the fleeting amusement in it, but honestly, I don’t see people spending money on this.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

chica95110:  Interesting, what is this company called? Could be something I would like to look into. I still don’t think something like this would carry much profit, though. Etsy is a great place to start getting business, but unless someone specifically searches words in your listing, and scrolls through mutliple pages, you aren’t likely to be easily found.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think I would buy something like this if it were tied to a specific time of year. For example, I wouldn’t buy an iphone case or tshirt with a 4th of July theme to it, no matter how cute. 

How about offering to print invitations and holiday cards as well as the other things you mentioned? That might generate more orders. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

chica95110:  okay I will expand. I think it looks silly. I don’t see there being a market for this in an already oversaturated online personalization market. Additionally it isn’t well done. It looks childish and unprofessional. I adore my dog but would never buy this and there are plenty of cute personalized dog stuff on etsy that I would buy.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Honestly, I could totally dig a calendar full of my snake in holiday gear. I think it’d be hilarious. BUT that’s because he’s a snake and I enjoy making him do ridiculous things. Cats and dogs are always put in that situation, it’s not as much fun.

I agree with PPs that this isn’t the best idea for a shirt or phone case, but a calendar or cards, I think there are people out there who’d buy it. Especially if, like I said, you can also do atypical pets.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

As someone who is in the printing industry and sees stuff like this all the time, I’d recommend going a different route. The t-shirt industry is extremely over saturated and it doesn’t seem like you’re reinventing the wheel here. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t do something else with it. 

Since you seem to like the idea of holiday or seasonally themed templates, what about moving in the direction of personalized pet calendars? 

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

chica95110:  Ok, no one said not to persue your dreams, I think you just have to be realistic about it. If this company is so amazing and can print anything onto anyting, what makes consumers want to go through you, and not just directly to this company for their printing needs? ut out the middle man…?

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