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William CM wrote: Also, what happens to the money from the merch store? Does any of that profit go to maintaining the site?
The only problem I see with relying on the merch store for any kind of real income is that it's full of TOTJO merchandise. Which is a great thing, until you realize that your pool of potential customers is small, and very few of them are likely to be repeat buyers. The cash from the merch store(s) alone isn't enough to help out a lot, I wouldn't think, and ultimately we'd want to boost our fundraising in such a way that we can reach non-members for donation purposes, too. Some kind of service or product that non-Jedi would find functional. Or a good old-fashioned, door-to-door cookie sale, if we can keep is secret from Jestor.
I wasn't suggesting that it could be our only source of income. I was just wondering if buying from there does help. Later in the same comment I suggested that people who cannot afford to donate themselves could always ask others to donate or at least ask others to buy gifts from the merch store so that they're helping out in any small way they can.
Sorry, i thought I answered this, lol...
There just isnt a lot of profit, as we would like to keep the prices as low as possible, Im not sure of the profit margin though...
Prolly about a buck per item...
Any money brought in to TOTJO goes to that...
As I said elsewhere, I gues I just assumed people knew that, lol....
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Make it a part of the FAQ. Then, when people join, they get informed and there is less need for assumptions. Not everybody reads everything. But most people read the FAQ.
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William CM wrote: There are more ways to donate than just digging into your own pocket and clicking the donate button (which could probably stand to be a little larger and more noticeable to be honest).
I've seen the donate button loads of times but I rarely notice it, it doesn't need to be much bigger, just maybe a different colour and in a place a bit more central?
It's right underneath login/logout and FAQ?
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it is remarked just a 10% so for every $100 the temple only makes $10 (obviously)
but merchandise items are around $30-$40 , so totjo makes $3, not much found rise from there
try to make $700 from there.....
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