This weekend Scrapblog is launching the virtual goods marketplace which will allow users to purchase additional artwork and other scrapbook enhancements. Scrapblog partnered with a variety of designers to create the paid content. It will be interesting to see if it launches a program which allows its users to create or submit paid content. The paid content is offered using a credits system where the credits cost $0.02 each. I noted that it doesn't offer a discount for higher credit buys. In my testing, the digital goods ranged in price from $.60 to $1.50.
The designers in the marketplace are apparently the top designers of the offline scrapbooking market. This will help drive new users to Scrapblog because the designers will push users to the service. My suggestions for the marketplace include offering discounts for volume credit purchases and offering a monthly subscription option.
Scrapblog doesn't get the press in the blogosphere/media that it should. This is the type of service that entrepreneurs should review as they work on their own products or services. The business isn't supported by advertising; instead it has a multifaceted revenue model.