Unofficial Mozilla Shop Deutschland Launches
Wednesday August 20th, 2003
JensB writes: "Mozilla fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland no longer need to order their mozilla.org shirts via the US company CafePress (Mozilla Activism) and pay for expensive trans-Atlantic shipping. I signed up with the German service spreadshirt to create Mozilla Shop Deutschland, which has significantly lower prices. Basic shirts start at only €13.90, and about €0.80 from each shirt will be donated to the Mozilla Foundation. More info is available at the shop's about page (in German)."
#11 Re: Not as much money goes to Mozilla this way
Thursday August 21st, 2003 1:58 AM
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Unfortunately, this is not possible without raising the article price. Spreadshirt charges EUR 12.90 ($14.33) for the shirt itself including printing costs. Shop owners can freely define how much commission they want to earn. I decided to set this to EUR 1 ($1.11), reduced by 16% taxes (Mehrwehrtsteuer, equivalent of Value Added Tax) and my own share of EUR 0.05, the rest is about EUR 0.81 ($0.90) which goes to Mozilla.
I think having a low price is more important than donating a maximum to the Foundation. After all, people can additionally donate via Paypal if they want to!