If any of you were fans of ValleySchwag, I’m sure your excited to see StartupSchwag. Roddy claims he has studied and learned from the mistakes of ValleySchwag and will be focusing on TShirts rather than everything else. Like it’s predecessor, StartupSchwag will be a surprise, web 2.0 Tshirt of the month club. Roddy has also stated that if there are any other schwag items such as ( stickers, lanyards, ect ) that they would be given out. Whenever those items would disappear, Tshirts would always be available.
The first set of schwag featured on the site is from TechCrunch. Go figure. The cost of joining the club in the U.S. is $19.55 which includes the standard $14.95 fee and $4.60 for Shipping and Handling. For Canadian or Mexican residents, the cost is $23.50 while International residents will be paying $25.40. The only item your guaranteed to receive each month is a Tshirt, but every now and then you might pick up a mystery bag filled with goodies. I think it’s a reasonable price if your into this kind of apparel.
On a related note, I have to admit that I have seen quite a bit of demand for items such as Web 2.0 inspired Tshirts, startup stickers, web 2.0 startup hoodies, all kinds of weird apparel so people can flaunt their favorite companies. If your looking at getting into the apparel business, Web 2.0 inspired clothing is a niche market which seems very ripe for the picking right now. If you happen to launch a company that specializes in Web 2.0 apparel or if you know of one that already exists, by all means let me know.