Products under review for no apparent reason (that I am aware of)?
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 5:25:39 AM
A month or so ago, I put the Greek flag on zippo lighter and another image of space on another zippo lighter and when I clicked on "Sell it", the designs went straight under review. They still are under review!

Just to try things out, I duplicated the lighter with the Greek flag on it today and clicked on "Sell it"... yep... again under review!

On that same page I was prompted to create more zippo lighters... so I did... this time with the Dutch flag (I know, a flag again but wanted to see what would happen...). Guess what... also under review (see screenshot). Now there are three products under review.

Aren't we allowed to put national flags on zippos? I have successfully put the Greek flag on a suitcase with no problems.

About the tags I used: nothing out of the ordinary, as far as I can tell. Flag, Greece, Greek, Blue, White... that's about it.

Can anyone enlighten me?

Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 5:32:22 AM
PienPano wrote:
A month or so ago, I put the Greek flag on zippo lighter and another image of space on another zippo lighter and when I clicked on "Sell it", the designs went straight under review. They still are under review!

Just to try things out, I duplicated the lighter with the Greek flag on it today and clicked on "Sell it"... yep... again under review!

On that same page I was prompted to create more zippo lighters... so I did... this time with the Dutch flag (I know, a flag again but wanted to see what would happen...). Guess what... also under review (see screenshot). Now there are three products under review.

Aren't we allowed to put national flags on zippos? I have successfully put the Greek flag on a suitcase with no problems.

About the tags I used: nothing out of the ordinary, as far as I can tell. Flag, Greece, Greek, Blue, White... that's about it.

Can anyone enlighten me?



All Zippo lighters go into review to await Zippo approval since Zippo has very strict rules as to what they allow on the lighters.
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 5:36:27 AM
Oh I didn't know this. I guess I have to wait it out then...
Thank you for your reply!

P.S. That was a mighty quick reply by the way!
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 5:40:13 AM
PienPano wrote:
Oh I didn't know this. I guess I have to wait it out then...
Thank you for your reply!

P.S. That was a mighty quick reply by the way!


You're welcome.

I'm just perusing the forums while having my coffee lol
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 5:55:50 AM
I think to remember, national (or in general?) flags are not allowed on Zippos, except the US flag. Alongside with many other stuff.

The limitations are pretty extreme, and all goes under review, with the risk that you have to wait 1 month just to get a note that you have to deliver proof of your artwork and then wait another month hoping for the best.

After reading their policies, I instantly decided to avoid the hassles. Especially for custom works. It's a shame, because Zippos are great gifts. Used to buy a lot of them as friends' gifts, back in my younger times, and have a nice collection myself.

ETA: Checked the terms and apparently I'm wrong, it's only the Chinese flag that is explicitly red flagged: "Do not use insignia of government agencies, organizations, or military branches, or the Chinese flag." Wondering why I thought, all flags were on the ban list, hmm...
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 6:25:35 AM
Additionally, it takes forever to get a Zippo design approved/disapproved.
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 6:55:44 AM
Colorwash wrote:
Additionally, it takes forever to get a Zippo design approved/disapproved.

They've been turning around super fast. I had one in maybe 24 hours? Last week.
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 7:48:09 AM
RoyK_is_a_She wrote:
Colorwash wrote:
Additionally, it takes forever to get a Zippo design approved/disapproved.

They've been turning around super fast. I had one in maybe 24 hours? Last week.

Maybe because a lot of people quit designing them.
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 9:00:18 AM
OK, a bunch of new knowledge...! Thank you all. I understand the Zippo's point of view, it is their product after all and we go along for the ride...
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 9:05:44 AM
PetsDreamlands wrote:
the Chinese flag that is explicitly red flagged

Well, the Chinese flag IS red...Laughing
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:43:20 AM
PetsDreamlands wrote:
I think to remember, national (or in general?) flags are not allowed on Zippos, except the US flag. Alongside with many other stuff.

The limitations are pretty extreme, and all goes under review, with the risk that you have to wait 1 month just to get a note that you have to deliver proof of your artwork and then wait another month hoping for the best.

After reading their policies, I instantly decided to avoid the hassles. Especially for custom works. It's a shame, because Zippos are great gifts. Used to buy a lot of them as friends' gifts, back in my younger times, and have a nice collection myself.

ETA: Checked the terms and apparently I'm wrong, it's only the Chinese flag that is explicitly red flagged: "Do not use insignia of government agencies, organizations, or military branches, or the Chinese flag." Wondering why I thought, all flags were on the ban list, hmm...


You were right after all! Just got an email, concerning the flags I put on the zippos, indeed only the American flag is allowed - see below!

Quote:

The details of your product are below:
Product Title: GREEK FLAG
Product Type: Zippo Lighter
Record ID: 5353913
Result: Not Approved
Policy Violations:

Your design contains an image of a flag that is not permitted on Zippo lighters. Only images of the American flag are permitted on Zippo branded products. For more information about customization guidelines for Zippo lighters, please visit: https://help.zazzle.com/hc/en-us/articles/227351367


I visited the url in the quote above and read it, just like you did, I think. There is nothing in there to be found about national flags, apart from that line about the Chinese flag. I don't quiet understand it, but there is not much I can (or even want) to do about it.

Cheers...
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:20:29 AM
PienPano wrote:
PetsDreamlands wrote:
I think to remember, national (or in general?) flags are not allowed on Zippos, except the US flag. Alongside with many other stuff.

The limitations are pretty extreme, and all goes under review, with the risk that you have to wait 1 month just to get a note that you have to deliver proof of your artwork and then wait another month hoping for the best.

After reading their policies, I instantly decided to avoid the hassles. Especially for custom works. It's a shame, because Zippos are great gifts. Used to buy a lot of them as friends' gifts, back in my younger times, and have a nice collection myself.

ETA: Checked the terms and apparently I'm wrong, it's only the Chinese flag that is explicitly red flagged: "Do not use insignia of government agencies, organizations, or military branches, or the Chinese flag." Wondering why I thought, all flags were on the ban list, hmm...


You were right after all! Just got an email, concerning the flags I put on the zippos, indeed only the American flag is allowed - see below!

Quote:

The details of your product are below:
Product Title: GREEK FLAG
Product Type: Zippo Lighter
Record ID: 5353913
Result: Not Approved
Policy Violations:

Your design contains an image of a flag that is not permitted on Zippo lighters. Only images of the American flag are permitted on Zippo branded products. For more information about customization guidelines for Zippo lighters, please visit: https://help.zazzle.com/hc/en-us/articles/227351367


I visited the url in the quote above and read it, just like you did, I think. There is nothing in there to be found about national flags, apart from that line about the Chinese flag. I don't quiet understand it, but there is not much I can (or even want) to do about it.

Cheers...

So my brain still works well, despite being with one leg already pretty near to that worms' banquet hall. Was sure I read this one about the flags somewhere (official), was a bit surprised it isn't mentioned on their linked Zippo rules page. It must be somewhere else on a Zazzle page, perhaps in some faqs. Thanks for the feedback!
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:38:13 AM
PetsDreamlands wrote:

Was sure I read this one about the flags somewhere (official), was a bit surprised it isn't mentioned on their linked Zippo rules page. It must be somewhere else on a Zazzle page, perhaps in some faqs. Thanks for the feedback!

You may be thinking of -

- Footwear - https://help.zazzle.com/hc/en-us/articles/221901927-Content-Guidelines-For-Footwear-Products
- Brands (including Zippo) - https://help.zazzle.com/hc/en-us/articles/220345948-Content-Guidelines-for-Product-Brands
- Undergarments - https://help.zazzle.com/hc/en-us/articles/221795688-Content-Guidelines-for-Undergarments

So you at least didn't make it up. ;)
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:49:35 AM
RoyK_is_a_She wrote:
PetsDreamlands wrote:

Was sure I read this one about the flags somewhere (official), was a bit surprised it isn't mentioned on their linked Zippo rules page. It must be somewhere else on a Zazzle page, perhaps in some faqs. Thanks for the feedback!

You may be thinking of -

- Footwear - https://help.zazzle.com/hc/en-us/articles/221901927-Content-Guidelines-For-Footwear-Products
- Brands (including Zippo) - https://help.zazzle.com/hc/en-us/articles/220345948-Content-Guidelines-for-Product-Brands
- Undergarments - https://help.zazzle.com/hc/en-us/articles/221795688-Content-Guidelines-for-Undergarments

So you at least didn't make it up. ;)

Bingo! It's stated in the brands link, under Zippo. You're a treasury box, RoyK Grin
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:28:55 AM
PetsDreamlands wrote:

Bingo! It's stated in the brands link, under Zippo. You're a treasury box, RoyK Grin

I do what I can, when I can! ;)
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 9:39:12 AM
PienPano wrote:
PetsDreamlands wrote:
the Chinese flag that is explicitly red flagged

Well, the Chinese flag IS red...Laughing


LOL!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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