Poised to transform the eight billion dollar paper greeting card industry long dominated by two major players, American Greetings and Hallmark, BigDates Solutions launches GreetingCardUniverse.com
In the first 30 days of operation GCUniverse has already attracted over 70 artists boasting over 1,000 cards. By summertime GCUniverse expects to offer over 5,000 unique cards, far surpassing the selection in card stores today. BigDates CEO Nasser Gaemi asserts, "GCUniverse will quickly become the largest online greeting card store offering a limitless selection of 'direct from the artist' cards."
GCUniverse makes it possible for essentially any freelance artist to sell paper greeting cards online and earn an unconventional 50 cents per card sold. With little effort and zero fees artists can create online storefronts featuring their cards within minutes.
"I used to sell my greeting cards on CafePress. My GCUniverse store was so much easier and quicker to set up. GCUniverse is a 10+" contests artist Christine Quimby.
Using print-on-demand technology GCUniverse can print virtually any art on a paper greeting card, by the thousands or one card at a time. Priced at $2.49 plus postage per card, artists can even afford to stock their own card inventories.
"Artists can put greeting cards out there without the printing expense overhead. GCUniverse is easy to use, my shop simple to set up, and the staff interested in feedback," says artist Heather Castles."I am so happy to be a part of Greeting Card Universe. I am really starting to believe that I can earn a living as an artist and selling greeting cards is just the beginning." - Kimberly Hillhouse Strole, Grain Valley, MO, USA
"The fact that I can put my art on a greeting card and avoid the time consuming and rejection filled submission process is a real coupe! GCU has given me great encouragement and business savvy." - Chris Perry, Fort Worth, TX, USA
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