• March 26, 2024

    With the e-commerce and print-on-demand solutions selected, the next step was a large amount of technical research. Shopify has an excellent online help manual and other guides. Shopify was great at having guides including to help with print-on-demand services. The majority of the research was about taxes, payment, and shipping. […]

  • March 22, 2024

    After Shopify was set up as the e-commerce platform, the next component needed to be added was the print-on-demand service. Print-on-demand is the ability to outsource the creation of the physical products. This provides the manufacturing and shipping of the products. This means there is no inventory to store somewhere. […]

  • March 21, 2024

    After completing all the business structure tasks, I moved to building the e-commerce platform. I build websites for my marketing agency clients on WordPress, so I could have built an e-commerce solution on it. But I decided to go with Shopify. I need to learn more about Shopify, so this […]

  • March 19, 2024

    After setting up a website, I officially created a business. Since Intergalactic Gear would be selling physical products, I wanted to set up some liability protection. I set up an LLC (limited liability company) with my local state government. Next, I got an IRS identification number and applied for a […]

  • March 14, 2024

    With the project plan done, one of the first things I wanted to do was get a website built for my future Star Atlas merch store. I am a big believer in the power of websites, even with social media and community platforms. Part of this is to get a […]

  • March 4, 2024

    The first step that I did was some idea brainstorming about what kind of merch store I wanted to build.  I used AI to help with this process.  It turned out to be a great helper to get some ideas.  I created AI prompts about target audience, product ideas and […]

  • March 3, 2024

    In spring of 2023, Star Atlas announced their intellectual (IP) Build Program.  This was a program that would allow anyone to have access to to the Star Atlas’ IP to use for a profit making enterprise.  I applied to create a merch store and was approved in the middle of […]

  • February 26, 2024

    Welcome to Intergalactic Gear – your home for Star Atlas gear.