1

Your cart is empty.

Pirate Printing Company Ships Internationally from the City of Brotherly Love


Financials & Margins

We haven't settled on how to label ourselves yet, whether open business, transparent, distributed, or what. However, the goal is to be as transparent as possible. We think this will pay off - our customers can be sure that we're being fair with our suppliers and employees and, hopefully, help us improve our business. We have a long way to go to systematize our transparency, but this is a good start.

Ongoing Expenses (per month)

Design Costs

  • See individual shirt pages

Listing Costs (per shirt)

  • Writing copy: ~30 minutes of Sam's time = $15
  • Formatting & uploading images: ~1 hr of Sam's time = $30
  • Photography costs: Done for free by our friend Druf!

Shirt Assembly (per shirt)

  • First Batches = ~$13
  • Recent Print Runs (Bitcoin Designs, Pirate Bay) = <$10
    • blank = $2-4 (>$4 for XXL)
    • screen print = $2-6
    • screen = $15-20

Shipment Costs

  • <$3/shirt to USPS for First Class mail (done through ShippingEasy, postage from Endicia)
  • <5 minutes per package of Sam's time = $1
  • Total = $4

Retail Partners

  • None yet, be one of the first!
  • Bulk Orders (plus shipping)
    • 10 shirts = $110
    • 25 shirts = $260
    • 50 shirts = $490
    • 100 shirts = $900

    Marketing

    • CoinURL = ~$20, no revenue (completed)
    • Reddit ads
      • Cyberpunk = $5, no revenue (in progress)
      • Libertarian = $5, no revenue (in progress)
      • NeutralPolitics = $5, no revenue (in progress)
      • Front Page = $5, no revenue (completed)
    • Share facebook post for $1 in bitcoin = ~$100, some revenue (?) (completed)
    • Pounding the pavement (digitally and IRL): ~40 hours Sam's time = ~$400
    • YTCracker: 4 Free Shirts = ~$50
    • Jason King from Sean's Outpost: 2 Free Shirts = ~$25
    • Amir Taaki: 2 shirts, he even wore one on the Keiser Report!
    • Steven Voluntaryist of Bitcoin Portland = 2 Free Shirts (one for his girlfriend) = ~$20 (no shipping, he was in Philly!)
    • $150 for Bitcoin Black Friday 2014 Feature

    Sales

    • Online: 90 orders, 100 shirts = $1,600
    • Philly Punk Rock Flea Market: ~15 shirts = ~$225 (Sam didn't keep good records...)
    • Liberty Forum Sales: 19 shirts = $285
    • Friend & Family: ~20 shirts, mostly given away = ~$100