If anyone is interested in discussing and participating with establishing idea for a kind of open source bitcoin merchandising operation/business/project, come to #bitcoin-merch and I will begin discussing it soon.
Idea: I'd like to establish a collective bitcoin merchandising operation in which anyone anywhere can sell and distributing merchandise (kind of like a franchise) in which the bitcoin merchandise is managed/organized collectively and made available for sale throughout the world. Particularly of interest is a way for artists/designers to also profit from their designs on merchandise.
I'd like to establish it in an open source fashion.
For example what I, or anyone else, can do is figure out best methods of merchandise production with various imagery/designs/etc and to make them available for sale to anyone interested in buying them.
Additionally, anyone can participate in bulk ordering and warehousing (even in their own home or whatever) to help distribute products.
"In the case of alibaba merchants requiring minimum quantity for bulk orders, and oftentimes it being much cheaper to buy in bulk as well as shipping in bulk, in a kind of distributed community effort, a network of peers can help to provide a worldwide distribution of merchandise."