2019 was a hell of a year for No Gods No Masters. We had to undergo through some major changes – and we are still in recovery mode. Here’s what happened.
Flex Print is gone
We are very sad to announce that we no longer support Flex Printing. The company doing printing for our shop decided to completely discontinue flexography. We strongly think this is a bad decision and we tried to fight to keep this type of printing but unfortunately, we have no control over the final decision.
During the last 10 years, we never increased the price of our t-shirts. Our model is based on low margins to offer clothing at affordable prices. In the past, we absorbed all of the pricing increases and we chose to reduce our margins instead of increasing the prices.
But recently, our printer increased their print cost by 50%, and for the first time ever we had to take a tough decision and adjust our pricing. The t-shirts are now sold at $16.67 instead of $15.49.
We are currently in talks with different companies to find a new print partner to reduce costs for our customers.
No new designs
During the summer of 2019, our printing partner introduced major changes in their system which means we had to completely re-write the backend of our shop. The migration was much more complicated than expected and it created a lot of serious technical issues. Since then, it is impossible to add new designs to our shop. We are still working to find a solution, but for now, we are not able to accept any new design submissions. This is why we didn’t add any new designs in 2019.
No more promotions
From time to time, we used to run limited-time promotions such as 15% OFF. This is because we were sometimes getting reduced pricing from our printing partner. Unfortunately, these discounts are no more provided and paid by our supplier, so we can’t offer them anymore.
We also had to adjust the discounts offered to non-profits.
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