New Shopkeeper Orientation Kit
Welcome to CafePress!
As a new Shopkeeper, you probably have lots of questions and we've put together some resources to help you start and manage a successful business.
Shop To ShopTalk
We've found the best way to help new Shopkeepers get up to speed is through the CafePress Community Forums. By talking directly to experienced Shopkeepers, you'll benefit from their knowledge and skills.
Start chatting with other Shopkeepers on the CafePress Community Forums. You'll find a friendly, helpful place designed to help you with every aspect of starting and growing your business. Here's how you can start:
Your fellow Shopkeepers can give you advice on shop promotion, graphics, shop management and general questions. You'll find many helpful hints from experienced hands and before you know it, you'll be one of them yourself.
Get School at The Learning Center
In addition to the help you'll get from your peers, The Learning Center has lots of helpful tips on setting up and optimizing your shop's potential. The Learning Center is a treasure trove of information to help you navigate through the process of setting up your own shop.
Here's a sample of some of the tutorials available through the Learning Center for new Shopkeepers:
"I started back in June. Didn't know squat about nothing! You guys held my hand and helped me decipher all this mess out. I got my shop officially opened in mid-July and picked up a little something here and there from y'all about designing, marketing, SEO, linking, and so on.
Then along came Jim from Teesed- and he spent the last several hours holding my hand with the HTML and giving me some great suggestions! Where on God's green earth are you gonna find a community that will help each other out so much, even though we are, in essence, competing against each other? I just think this place is the greatest!
"...just keep visiting and posting on the forums, you'll be surprised to find so many helpful souls out there!"