Customon Paid Over $50,000 To Artists Selling Their Art in Form of Custom T-Shirts Online in the Last 12 Months

EATONTOWN, N.J. (PRWEB) November 24, 2017

While many artists including graphic designers, photographers, logo designers are struggling on trying to make a living online by selling their art in the market or in galleries, a few found the right tool to sell their art to the right audience. From galleries, to stock images, to private label websites, there are many outlets where artists can sell their art, but there are a few forces that act against them including difficulty in getting accepted by galleries or websites and the low prices at which their art is sold.

A photographer who sells his pictures as stock photo said that he made $0 to pennies for some of his pictures, and the rest of them made him a few hundred bucks (over time), but the amount of effort that went into clicking the pictures, and editing them, was worth a lot more than that.

Meanwhile, artists started uploading their designs on Customon’s website and not only did it automatically apply those designs to over 40 different products including t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, hats, etc but also many accessories like coffee mugs, travel mugs, etc. They also listed these designs on their product inventory, so the new designs got noticed by hundreds of thousands of customers using that website.

“Not only is it easy, it is so obvious. You can either sell on the Customon Marketplace, or create your own shop on their website. I did both since selling is free on both channels,” says Aibek (artist) from http://www.customon.com. As an artist, people don’t realize that their art doesn’t have to sell like the “art” that you create, but can also become a part of the top-selling product lines out there. Now besides having their designs on a high traffic, high conversion website, the artists can also promote their own art on their facebook, twitter and instagram pages, in addition to promoting it offline/word of mouth and create a following of their own.

Besides selling their own designs to the target audience, some artists even go to the next level by taking projects from big corporations to create promotional material for them, making even more money by using the design tools that Customon offers.

In a short interview with the founder of Customon, Ramazan Taylan said that he and other founders of the company always knew that there are people who like to create art and have big dreams of sharing their art with the world. Not every artist out there has the right set of tools to be able to take their art, create a wide variety of products, market those and ship them without having to go through a lot of hassles, so we wanted to create all the tools so they can focus on doing what they do best – Create Art, while we handle everything else for them.

This statement stands true for all those artists who were able to identify the opportunity provided by customon.com and took advantage of it to generate thousands of dollars in commissions. Customon paid over $50,000 to artists who sell their design on their website within the last year. The process to make money on Customon’s website is very straightforward and can be followed by any artist who has art that they own. They can visit the website, create an account and upload their designs in the specified formats. Once the designs are published, the products become live in the marketplace and on every purchase by a customer, a pre-determined commission is credited to the artist and paid out every month.

Artists can signup at https://www.customon.com/start-selling-designs/

Customers can support artists by purchasing any product of their choice from http://www.customon.com

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TOP Ships Inc. Announces Newbuilding Vessel With Time Charter to Oil Major

ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TOP Ships Inc. (Nasdaq:TOPS), an international ship-owning company (the “Company”), announced today that it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of PCH77 Shipping Company Limited, a Marshall Islands company that owns a new building contract for M/T Eco California, a high specification 50,000 dwt Medium Range (“MR”) product/chemical tanker under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. in Korea from an entity affiliated with the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Evangelos Pistiolis. The Company paid $3.6 million for the outstanding shares and the vessel is scheduled for delivery during January 2019.

Upon its delivery, the vessel will be employed under a time charter with an oil major for a firm duration of two years with a charterer’s option to extend for one additional year. The rate of the charter consists of a fixed amount per day plus a 50% profit share for earned rates over the fixed amount. The Company expects a total gross revenue backlog associated with this time charter of $15.1 million, including the optional period but excluding any upside from the profit share arrangement.

The abovementioned transaction was approved by a special committee of the Company’s board of directors, or the Transaction Committee, of which all of the directors were independent. In the course of its deliberations, the Transaction Committee hired and obtained a fairness opinion from an independent financial advisor.

Following the acquisition of the abovementioned vessel, the Company’s charter coverage is as follows:

Year   Operating fleet   Operating fleet including
vessels partly owned
through joint ventures
2017   100%   100%
2018   94%   95%
2019   72%   77%
2020   40%   51%
2021   14%   19%

The above charter coverage percentages are calculated as the ratio of number of days vessels are expected to be hired pursuant to the fixed period of existing time charters divided by number of days vessels are available for chartering during the respective calendar years assuming no off-hire days.

The capital commitments from this new acquisition, assuming leverage levels similar to the average initial leverage levels of the existing fleet, are estimated at about $13 million.

Evangelos Pistiolis, President and CEO of the Company, stated: “As of today, the total gross revenue backlog for the fixed charter period of all of the Company’s operating fleet, excluding any upside from profit share arrangements, stands at about $110 million and when adding the 50% of our joint venture vessels, it increases to about $126 million, with cash flow visibility reaching into 2021. Our business strategy remains focused on growing our fleet.”

About TOP Ships Inc.

TOP Ships Inc. is an international ship-owning company.

For more information about TOP Ships Inc., visit its website: www.topships.org.

Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words “believe,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “potential,” “may,” “should,” “expect,” “pending” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

Contacts:

Alexandros Tsirikos
Chief Financial Officer
TOP Ships Inc.
1, Vassilissis Sofias Str. &
Meg. Alexandrou Str.
151 24, Maroussi, Greece
Tel: +30 210 812 8180
Email: atsirikos@topships.org

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Renewal and enhancement of the Écocamionnage program

Renewal and enhancement of the Écocamionnage program

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MONTRÉAL, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Gaz Métro is delighted with the announcement made by the Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification and the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change for the renewal and enhancement of the Écocamionnage (green trucking) program. The Écocamionnage program includes financing for the purchase of heavy vehicles that run on more eco-friendly fuels.

“In order to reach the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction objectives in Québec, we absolutely must be willing to help the industry responsible for the largest share of emissions: transportation. The Écocamionnage program is crucial to the road freight transportation sector for the development and use of cleaner fuels and technologies. The opportunity to receive financial assistance for the acquisition of a used vehicle is an additional tool for speeding up the conversion of the province’s fleet of heavy vehicles,” said Stéphanie Trudeau, Senior Vice President, Regulatory, Customers and Communities at Gaz Métro.

For the last several years, Gaz Métro has offered its customers the option of using natural gas as a fuel to power their fleet of heavy vehicles. Switching from diesel—still widely used in the industry—to natural gas allows for annual reductions of up to 35 tonnes of GHG per truck while generating savings and benefiting from reliable technology, proven for over 15 years. Enhancement of the Écocamionnage program will encourage carriers to convert their fleets to new or used eco-friendly vehicles. They could receive financial assistance of up to $30,000 per vehicule.

About Gaz Métro
With more than $7 billion in assets, Gaz Métro is a leading energy provider. It is the largest natural gas distribution company in Québec, where its network of over 10,000 km of underground pipelines serves more than 300 municipalities and more than 205,000 customers. Gaz Métro is also present in Vermont, where it has more than 315,000 customers. There, it operates through its subsidiaries in the electricity production market and the electricity and natural gas distribution market. Gaz Métro is actively involved in developing and operating innovative, promising energy projects, including natural gas as fuel, liquefied natural gas as a replacement for higher emission-producing energies, the production of wind and solar power, and the development of biomethane. Gaz Métro is a major energy sector player that takes the lead in responding to the needs of its customers, regions and municipalities, local organizations, and communities while also satisfying the expectations of its Partners (GMi and Valener) and employees

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