Originally posted by StarChild
So........*clears throat*........back to fund raising. Any more ideas?
I have one...
How about a clothing line?
Originally posted by Banshee
This is something we've talked about before, and something that's still being researched.
I deal with this on a much smaller basis (see link in sig), and I can tell you that it's a metric ton of work for a relatively small profit margin.
We don't want products that are of terrible quality ... that's the most important thing. Many companies that handle production & shipping of logo products skimp on quality to save money.
If we go top-quality on product and source the warehousing/shipping elsewhere .... well, you have no idea how expensive that is. It results in basically a zero profit.
If we try to warehouse & ship ourselves ... who the heck is gonna take on that responsibility? I don't think SkepticOverlord has the time or space for such a project. (imagine a garage full of coffee mugs & t-shirts, nowhere to park your car, collecting orders, boxing & labelling product, not to mention daily trips to the post office/FedEx to ship the stuff!)
I'd love an ATS t-shirt, personally. Hell, I promised SO I'd wrestle in it if we could ever find a way to get them going! There just doesn't seem to be a way to get production & shipping done at a reasonable cost that would allow ATS to make money; we'd be more at risk of losing money.
But if you know of someplace we haven't found yet, someplace that can handle everything and still allow ATS to turn a profit, speak up!!!
Originally posted by COOL HAND
How about fines for posting incorrect statements, facts, quotes, etc?
Based on all of the incorrect things I have seen here, we'd make a killing.
All we have to do is figure out where to send the money, the rest is easy. If you do not pay on time, then your account gets suspended. Twice and you get banned.
Originally posted by John bull 1
Membership fees would be the death of ATS.It must remain free at the point of access.