Add Cafepress, Zazzle or HTML Capsule

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  1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago

    It would be nice to add links to merchandise from HubPages articles - same as the Amazon capsule.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
      Mark Ewbieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh.  I realise this question has been asked frequently over the years.

      Often by me.

      I keep forgetting the reasons why it can't happen.

      1. Writer Fox profile image50
        Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        It can happen. smile

        But, it won't happen. hmm

      2. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Cafepress and Zazzle do not have affiliate programs which would let HubPages earn a cut from our sales. 

        And we have an HTML capsule, it's just admin feels we should only look at HTML (what the capsule actually does) rather than genuinely use it in our pages.  Because that would make a lot more work for them.

        1. sallybea profile image97
          sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Perhaps we could have a Button Link on our Profile page similar to the ones to our Websites, Pinterest of Twitter icons.  Is that something HubPages might consider doing?

          1. colorfulone profile image84
            colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            That is a very good idea and should be easy to do.

        2. Mark Ewbie profile image86
          Mark Ewbieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I thought CP and Zazzle both had referral schemes - so HubPages could refer some of the time and us the rest.  Surely that is just the same as Amazon?

          1. relache profile image87
            relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Just because a company has a referral program doesn't mean they allow other sites to take a cut of referrals from people further sub-contracting to use the site and services as well.  Or develop off-site apps that tap in-house info feeds.

      3. snakeslane profile image83
        snakeslaneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Hope you get somewhere with this Mark. Keep up the good work!

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
          Mark Ewbieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Hey thanks Snakeslane!

    2. tsmog profile image83
      tsmogposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Don't they use Zazzle at Wizzley. I think they do. Seems it works the same picking what to advertise too. I would like Zazzle to promote friends the way I do Ebay stores and Amazon associates with connections.

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image74
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      We are currently working on site quality initiatives. It is not likely that we will add these features.

      These sites are subject to the same rules as other affiliate sites in Hub content, so if they are related and not purely promotional, then they may be permitted.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
        Mark Ewbieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Matt.

      2. Dressage Husband profile image78
        Dressage Husbandposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Matthew,

        I understand the comment about working on quality, but surely the revenue from affiliate sales is greater than advertising revenue? As a business shouldn't HP be working on increasing revenue for all its members? Assuming that is the purpose of having essentially a writers co-operative.

        The principle being the better the writers do the better HP does etc. and so on. I am sure that Google do not mind making money from the ads on HP, but they should not mind the writers that send quality traffic their way making a fair return too. Sometimes I get the impression everything is fine only as long as Google can decide who makes the money, however that is not the way co-operative businesses work. Everyone should be able to make a fair share.

        Sorry if this is not really your area, it is just that I think these type of links/modules should be permitted as per the comment you made. Provided the product is relevant to the Hub.

  2. Virginia Allain profile image88
    Virginia Allainposted 3 years ago

    I put (limit 2) Zazzle items on my hubs by using the photo capsule with the link to my affiliate number back to Zazzle. It makes a nice graphic on the page, even if I never actually sell any of the items.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
      Mark Ewbieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.  The photo capsule is... OK... but it would be much nicer and easier to use the Zazzle and Cafepress provided HTML link code.

      Sheesh.  They put that stupid "BUY" tag on the Amazon capsule.  If that isn't low-rent spammy I don't know what is!

    2. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good idea...how has it worked out for you?

    3. Judy Filarecki profile image83
      Judy Filareckiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Funny that Zazzle is mentioned. All of a sudden, there is a Zazzle ad as the first ad on my page.

  3. sockii profile image79
    sockiiposted 3 years ago

    Squidoo used to have a CafePress module that worked great (until it was broken) and income was shared, just like with their Amazon and eBay modules.

    On Wizzley the Zazzle module uses shared impressions between your own Zazzle affiliate ID and their own.

    Of course these days HP seems to be anti-sales modules to begin with and consider them mostly all spam, so I seriously doubt they'd have any interest in adding any new ones here.

  4. Easy Exercise profile image84
    Easy Exerciseposted 3 years ago

    I am not on any of these personally, but I do love to shop online and wish to support my fellow Hubbers.

    I buy allot from Etsy and also from Fiverr so it would be nice to have it customized and searchable.

 
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