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Jeff_131275
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Feb 13th, 2007, 12:10am
 
Anyone experiencing good sales from the site?
I am a newbie and I would like to know how it is going.
 
Cheers in advance.
 
Jeff
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Reply #1 - Feb 13th, 2007, 8:17am
 
Good Morning Jeff
I am also a newbe..Looking forward to hearing how others are doing with sales here
Terry
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Reply #2 - Feb 13th, 2007, 2:17pm
 
Hello,
Glad to know you've got your eye on the target!
 
We have not promoted GCU to card shoppers yet.
 
In order to have an adequate selection of initial cards for shoppers our goal before making marketing noise is 100 artists and 1,000 cards.   Since going live in late January we have nearly 50 artists and 400 cards - so we're half way there!
 
You can help us ramp up quickly by spreading the word to other artists via blogs, artist communities, etc.  Under Community use the Tell an Artist feature to tell others about GCU.
 
Aside from general web traffic, the real traffic will come when we suggest GCU cards in important date reminder emails pushed through our BigDates network of reminder service sites.  This piece of the puzzle takes a big more techno-magic and is scheduled for 3/1.
 
So, thank you for your patience as we ramp up.  Also, thank you for joining, for spreading the word and please continue to let us know what we can do to improve the site.  
 
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Reply #3 - Feb 13th, 2007, 3:02pm
 
ummm 1000 cards should not take too much time to achieve, as you say we already have nearly 50 Artists, I don't know the average number of cards each Artist has on the site but I would think that 20 per Artist is not out of sight...
Thank you Mindy for replying....must get more cards listed  Grin
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Reply #4 - Feb 19th, 2007, 11:08pm
 
Hello everyone  Smiley
 
I'm new too, just joined and got my storefront up. I heard about the site on a forum earlier today--art licensing or illustrators--but chock full of artists either way. Hopefully a lot of people will come over.
 
I'm impressed with the ease of use so far and the card widget is great. I've added to both blog and website so my ebay customers will see it as well.
 
I was looking for a viable card option and am hoping this is it! It's the one thing I haven't offered yet so I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes. Thanks for the  opportunity!
 
sharon
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Reply #5 - Mar 9th, 2007, 12:53pm
 
Grin  I know that GCU is new and March 1st was only a little over a week ago, but...
 
...has ANYONE had any cards sell?
 
...to people other than friends and relatives.
 
Just curious.   Grin
 
 
James
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Reply #6 - Mar 12th, 2007, 3:27pm
 
Hi James,
I know you're asking artists for feeback but here's my 2 cents  Wink
 
The card sales statistics from the other BigDates sites are not yet being fed back to GCU.  We are targeting to have it live by the end of this week, 3/16  That means any cards sold right now on the other sites are not yet reflected in your GCU statistics.
 
I can tell you after a quick peek Roll Eyes that we have sold a respectable number of GCU cards on our other sites from a variety of artists and for a variety of occasions.
 
I will post here and under the GCU News & Announcements topics when sitewide statistics are live.
 
Mindy
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Reply #7 - Mar 12th, 2007, 3:59pm
 
Grin  Thanks for the reply, Mindy!
 
Actually a reply from an admin is even better than other artist.  You know the big picture!
 
Glad to hear there are GCU sales!
 
I'll be excited to see the stats!   Grin
 
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Reply #8 - Mar 14th, 2007, 12:27pm
 
Cool Hi - Have you all decided to increase the amount paid to artists for cards to $.50 per card up from $.30? Not sure if I missed an announcement or am just seeing a (nice) glitch in the card sales report?
 
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Reply #9 - Mar 16th, 2007, 5:19am
 
Hi!
 
Yes, the commission has increased from 30 cents to 50 cents per card. Thanks to the GCU admin & staff for making our potential earnings even greater!  Grin
 
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Reply #10 - Mar 18th, 2007, 11:58am
 
Grin  HEY, HEY...I had some sales!
 
Thank you GCU for the raise!  .30 to .50 is actually a pretty big jump!
 
...and VERY much appreciated!!!    Grin
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Reply #11 - Mar 19th, 2007, 12:23pm
 
YES, we've raised the fees to 50 cents a card and YOU are all very welcome.  
 
We want to shake things up and paying near the going rate just wasn't pushing the envelope enough.  
 
Enjoy!
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Reply #12 - Mar 19th, 2007, 1:43pm
 
Grin Outstanding. Thank you very much. Jen
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Reply #13 - Mar 21st, 2007, 3:23am
 
Sales here, too !!
Fun fun fun  Smiley
 
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Reply #14 - Mar 22nd, 2007, 10:37pm
 
Thank you for the raise and the sales!  
 
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Reply #15 - Jun 19th, 2007, 1:43am
 
Hi
My sales are increasing now so I assume the targets for number of artists and cards have been met Smiley
I have over 1000 cards available now and still more to upload, and the site is looking Great!
I see some fantastic work here ... great work by all! Smiley
Karen
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Reply #16 - Jun 19th, 2007, 11:30am
 
Hi Karen,
Thanks for sharing!  
 
We too are seeing the momentum build on many fronts.  As of today, GCUniverse boasts 305 artists and 9,214 cards   Cheesy
 
Additionally...
o most importantly our search rankings are improving daily
o your creating cards with a purpose that resonate well with buyers
o card profiling has gotten better but with room to improve with better suggestions in emails, more relevant and specific
o via reminders your cards are in front of buyers repeatedly gaining "mindshare"
 
So hats off to a growing community of talented & savvy artists!
 
Mindy
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