April 20, 2006; 02:58 AM
Advertising is expensive and people are always looking for effective,
cheap and unusual ways to get their business in front of the masses.
Online store, givitup, is set up for people to email them their URLs
and they will put them on: hoodies, sweatshirts, t-shirts, mugs, hats,
buttons, magnets, bumper stickers, license plate holders and even your
dog's clothes. The domain address on each item is lettered in blue and
underlined so it looks like a live link to your site. Owner Nancy
Geiger advises business owners to think outside the box and have some
fun in the process. "Most people are proud of their businesses and
enjoy having a website. Showing it off is fun for them and a great
advertising technique," she said, "Nowadays businesses need to market
both on and offline. The general public is saturated with information
and it takes a combination of variety and repeated exposure for maximum
Givitup also take custom requests at no extra charge. Turn around time for new design takes less then a day.
givitup is part of CafePress.com which won a Webby Award, the leading
international honor for web sites, as the Best Retail web site of 2005
beating out other finalists: Target.com and Home Depot.
Since 1999, CafePress has empowered people to create, buy and sell
customized merchandise through CafePress.com on-demand manufacturing
and e-commerce services. Powering a network of more than one million
independently-run CafeShops™ as well as syndicated and corporate
stores, the company offers online retail services for storefront web
development, order management, fulfillment, secure payment processing,
and quality customer service.
Today, CafePress.com is a global and growing community of merchants who
have unleashed their creativity to transform their artwork and ideas
into new revenue streams and diverse products.
givitup is located at www.givitup.com