margiecakes wrote:Wait, does that mean the artist doesn't receive the 2$ per shirt commission until they surpass 6k?
I certainly hope I am misunderstanding, as sometimes I intentionally hold off just to make sure the artist gets a little push later. Not to mention it makes this a far less lucrative venture for our beloved artists.
Sorry, I just saw this. The complete explanation is this:
Day 1: Artists get paid $1,000 for the first day sales. There's a cap on how many shirts can be sold the first day: it used to be 3,000, then it was raised to 5,000, then 6,000 (and now there's some speculation that it's been raised again, but woot has not clarified this with the artists). So up to 6,000 sales on Day 1, the artist gets paid $1,000. (If a shirt hits 6,000 sales, the "sold out" sign goes up until Day 2.) No matter how many shirts are sold on Day 1, none of those sales count towards a shirt's position on the Reckoning.
Day 2+: regardless of how many shirts were sold on Day 1, the artist earns $2 per shirt sold except during the one-hour woot-off sales. Every shirt sold, except during the one-hour woot-off sales, will count towards the shirt's position in the Reckoning for the next four weeks. (Essentially: three weeks plus however many days are left in that week; it's basically "how many shirts have you sold since four Tuesdays ago?")
One-hour woot-off sales: during the one-hour sales, when shirts are sold for $12, the artists are paid $1 per shirt instead of $2 per shirt. In addition, all sales during the woot-off hour are excluded from the Reckoning standings, so they don't help a shirt survive.
Summary: First day sales and woot-off sales are $12, which saves the customer some money compared to the regular $15 price. However, I see the $3 difference as $2 to the artist and $1 to vote for the shirt to survive longer in the Reckoning. What you're doing, buying a little later to support a shirt and an artist, is doing exactly that!
If any of that doesn't make sense, please tell me. And if any of it is wrong, I'm sure Narfcake will be around any minute to tell us what I got wrong.