Ubuntu Store closes. We can no longer buy official products

Ubuntu Store closedThere are many Linux distributions that have their own store to sell merchandise products. So it has been, until yesterday, in what was known as Ubuntu Store, Canonical Shop or Ubuntu Shop. And is that Canonical has closed the store where they sold products for the most fans of Ubuntu and their company, which is not good news for all those who were thinking of buying something with the Ubuntu logo from their official store.

The Ubuntu Store launched in 2007 offering a black shirt and a few items like stickers and CDs. During the 12 years that it has been open, not even Canonical has known how to refer to it, as you can see in a header of this article that says above Canonical Shop, in the center «Ubuntu Shop» and below «Ubuntu Store». And the question is: why have they closed the store?

Ubuntu Store closes, probably, to loosen ballast

This Canonical move might mean nothing. It is said that anyone who wanted something from Canonical or Ubuntu already had it. I do not agree with this theory and I am more inclined to think that the store is no longer as profitable as the company would like it to be. Having launched the operating system in 2004, in 2007 there was a fever to have these merchandising products, but now that fever would no longer be such.

Among what they offered we had mugs, caps, the aforementioned shirt, they came to launch a cycling shorts (which today I would have bought) and other products that had their utility, such as a USB speaker. In my opinion, a company like Canonical that develops an operating system like Ubuntu should continue to offer at least t-shirts, caps, stickers and others, all officially. Another option that I would see as good would be for them to continue selling their products in other stores, such as Amazon. What do you think?

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  1.   Jimmy olano said

    If at least they had evolved, for example the cornets seems like a good idea to me and perhaps they would have included keyboards and mice which is what is spent the most but emphasizing that such purchases are more expensive because they are to support maintenance costs of the distro. Pity.

  2.   Roman said

    We would be interested in being able to distribute the Ubuntu material on our online platform: http://www.latiendacomprometida.com
    There we have some Ubuntu stickers from before, but we no longer have them ...
    If anyone knows something, happy to collaborate.

  3.   Oscar said

    Well, I think that in the world there are n billion graphic designers who, when designing new stickers, mugs, caps and t-shirts, it would not hurt them, they draw designs and for each Flisol-type event, proposing the sale of those products would help local communities a lot . That would work not only for Ubuntu but the other distros. I did that with Debian and I have my own staff of stickers for my PCs

  4.   mvr1981 said

    I liked notebooks ... and hats ...

  5.   Carlos said

    I was not made to buy the backpack:, (

    1.    Gabriel said

      I wanted to buy it today and nothing,