This announcement is going to be both fun and serious. First for the fun side.
The Fun Part
After a lot of work, we have finally put something together on merchandise. We are very excited to offer two high quality items:
- December 2016 Limited Edition (DEC16) t-shirts (even women’s cut) and hoodies.
- Vinyl stickers in four different formats and three sizes (including the adorable Voat Goat)
Please note that all the t-shirts and hoodies are Limited Edition releases, meaning that Voat will never release the same design again in the future. In other words, if you don’t pick one up now you won’t be able to do so in the future. Ever.
DEC16 Limited Edition Merchandise:
In order to help Voat market we are selling the sticker packs at cost. Our thoughts are that you can stick them all over and have enough to give friends.
Black Sticker Pack:
White Sticker Pack:
All credit to an old time Whoaverser @Zinnsee for the idea! Thank you fellow owlcat. ;)
The Serious Part
As you all know, Voat has not finalized financing. This means we are ENTIRELY user supported (from viewers like you!). This is where things get serious: If we cannot sustain operation costs via donations and merchandise our runway is limited. By purchasing Voat merchandise you help in two very important ways: It helps keep Voat running, and secondly you are helping Voat with grassroots marketing. Both are critical to our community’s future.
To save costs in production and fulfillment we will only be taking orders for a short duration on the limited-edition t-shirts and hoodies. Afterwards ordering will be closed. When the window closes, orders will be tallied, materials will be ordered, shirts and stickers will be produced (in a single run), and then shipped out. This allows for our partner on this venture (a fellow Voater) to produce in the most cost effective and efficient manner. In fact, I have to really commend our partner on this deal as he is sacrificing his profit to maximize Voat’s. He is doing this because he, like so many of us, values Free Speech.
Sharing a short vid from part of the sticker manufacturing process:
Cut off date for DEC16 LE Shirts/Hoodies:
@VoatMerch: The cutoff for wearables is Dec. 12th 7pm UTC. The cutoff for Vinyl Decals is Dec. 16 7pm UTC