Limited products selection.
I think we would sell more if we put our work on things like coffee and travel mugs, key chains, bumper stickers, mouse pads, tank tops, temporary tattoos, flags, Christmas ornaments, bags and backpacks, wooden boxes, or even wall and window clings, wrapping paper, and gift bags. I have a lot of ideas for things like these, and think other RB artists do too. Also when talking to people about me work on RB they tend to ask about things like these, if they can get get my work on that. I am sick of saying "Well no... not on that...um not on that either...ect..." I think saying yes you can get that would have more people buying and less people shopping cafe press instead.
Rose Frankcombe commented
I am only new to Redbubble and got very excited when I landed on the Just Mugs page, thinking I'd love to provide some great images for a tea set, for example, and images for mugs etc. Then 'my' bubble burst, when I asked and discovered the Just Mugs is just that, images of said objects... Oh, the disappointment. So I'm with you on this one. Bring on the mugs... Soon...
Sandy Mitchell commented
Mugs would be great, but I find zazzle and cafe press an absolute overload and some of their products are really bad taste. Keeping things easy to navigate and fairly simple is better in this world of excess. This said, yes to mugs again!
It would be nice. Meanwhile, it's much easier to upload your artwork on Zazzle if you are looking for hundreds of items, mugs included. Plus Zazzle allows the artist to create a repeat pattern with one click. Awesome.
Travel mugs would be amazing. I buy a bunch every year for my friends at Christmas it'd be great to get them ones with some of these awesome designs.
Flags would be awesome!! my images would look great on flags!
Mugs and magnets! I'm a collector of magnets and who doesn't desire a new cute/funny/artistically interesting mug? Those two alone are seen as merch for many movies/books/etc.
Everything suggested here sounds amazing (not to mention, I can already pick our what creations I'd like to see made into them), but those are the two I keep hoping for each new item notice I see...
I get requests for magnets and patches a lot... also bigger stickers, like even 5"x6" would be great.
The problem is that redbubble would have to find vendors (GOOD ones) for each of the new products. Redbubble already uses Uncommon for their iPhone cases, and Uncommon really screwed up the design of the iPhone5/5s case and had to issue me a voucher. So they lose money whenever the vendor screws up.
I think with so much artistic talent actually free hand drawing designs on this site, that the idea of also creating and selling original tattoo designs on redbubble is genius! Brilliant concept using a designers individual creativity to be sold as a prospective clients next body art tattoo design..worn for a lifetime! Fantastic concept to add as a product to buy! :-) And can use a permanent tattoo or option as temporary tattoo..
I would love a Track jacket that would be amazing hoodies are just to bulky for my but i love me some track jackets...and i mean look how many aperture ones jinx sold I think it would be great.
Heck yes to mugs! There are tons of awesome designs I want to buy, but I am not a t-shirt or hoodie kind of person, and there are only so many places to put stickers and posters. But as a tea addict I'm always on the lookout for cool new mugs. And I know I'm not the only one. Mugs please!!!
Wooden boxes would be really cool. I could give gifts in them and instead of throwing away the wrappings, people could keep the box!
Decals would be cool too :)
NEED TANK TOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Isobel Von Finklestein commented
Yes! I think so too! And I would really love to have SINGLETS available as well as T shirts!
I completely agree! And they're such great ideas!
Honestly, I don't mind the limited selection here since I run multiple stores featuring my art. It gets to be cumbersome to put up new art everywhere if I have to format for 200+ items for each image. RedBubble allows me to get my biggest sellers (shirts) up fast without a fuss while I work on setting up the sections in the bigger shops which offer the hundreds of items.
Elinor Barnes commented
What's redbubble's feedback on this? I think we'd all love to see more products!