It’s a long story, but we made a titanium yo-yo!
It’s been interesting herding this project forward, it’s my first experience directly working with Chinese manufacturers (I basically mailed them 3D CAD scans), and my first experience selling actual physical products online instead of… software. Even the final boxing up was interesting, to make a real “retail” product with logos and stickers and fancy packaging.
I used Shopify as my storefront, which is fairly common, I guess? $29/month plus a small percent of sales for handling the payment transactions.
I certainly didn’t want to be in the business of shipping packages all over the world. Luckily the rise of Kickstarter and similar services have created quite a cottage industry of fulfillment companies. On the recommendation of @DocPop we shipped all the boxed products over to http://www.noonaco.com/ who accesses the Shopify storefront directly and ships everything.
Anyway check it out at https://tivayder.com and remember, this yo-yo will, in fact, make you as good as this guy