ZIPZ® Shoes Official Design Tips & Tricks Thread 3 pages: 1 [2] 3
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 3:39:37 PM
mailboxdisco wrote:
how do you turn mirroring off?


found it, way off the bottom of my screen
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 3:59:17 PM
I am not sure what I am going wrong, This pair look good, but in top view they look terribly cut off.


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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 4:06:43 PM
I'm thinking, being a new product, one that is slightly complex, there are quite a few glitches hitting us and needing to be ironed out *crosses fingers hoping that is the case*
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 4:10:47 PM
Definitely need to work on the design templates for shoes.

The Slipons seem to have the back end/he3l in too small a field, only covering the center section of the heel. I think it is supposed to wrap around the side

There should be a view that shows all of the designable sections with the design (probably the default two shoes from the top angle.

I don't know why anyone would want to change the uppers on the same soles????
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 4:57:55 PM
Hello designers. Here is an update on our recommendations & updates to the product since we published this morning. First off. We're very excited to be offering the product from the fine folks at Delta Custom. They're great people and are very happy to have you designing on their shoes.

I read through the thread today, and wanted to offer some insights for your creativity.

1) The Impact of Size
We encourage you to choose a size before you design. Specifically, 7, 10, and 13 are all sizes where the images most accurately reflects the shoe. (A fun fact around real life shoes, they get longer faster than they get wider.) Because of this, we encourage you to fill the bleed at all times, the entire art view is a good idea. Also, for key elements of your design respect the safe areas.

2) Artview Fixes
We have resolved the missing artviews. Please note that the selectable artview only represents design areas seen in the selected photograph. As a result, you may need to change your view to design an entire shoe.

3) Tongue Visualization
We will be improving some of the shots to accurately reflect all angles of the tongue tonight. Please note your art is there. Good catch that a few of the angles show a small portion of the tongue!

4) Inside vs Outside
We fixed the "inside and outside" confusion. Thanks LM Glidersleeve & colorfulgalshop

5) Alignment Is Not Guaranteed
Making shoes is very complex. You're dealing with Fabric & Sizing. Although everyone involved cares about quality and preserving your art, lining things up will have natural variances, especially as shoe sizes are selected. Like all apparel, we encourage you to work with patterns, prints, and avoid having art from one design area perfectly align with another area.

6) Selling Tops Only
The maker and our team have discussed selling only tops.

7) Slip On Back/Side Design Area
Due to the construction of the shoe, the back of the slip on has a single design area that is limited to the very back. We suggest you try using a "background color fill" to see the limits of that area.

8) Design Area Accuracy
The team makes sure everything is painstakingly accurate. They do a great job. Sometimes we photograph more than one shoe and you can see the differences in construction between two shoes. This is what happened to mailboxdisco's shoes. We'll look at the best way to resolve over the next few weeks, but the reality is both could occur.

Happy designing! We're glad you like having shoes back as a canvas to express your creativity. Thanks for all the feedback.

Kyle

Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 5:00:25 PM
BKMuir wrote:
Definitely need to work on the design templates for shoes.

Yes they do. I was going to try to design some this weekend, but if everyone is already having issues with that, I'll just wait until Zazzle fixes those issues.

EDIT: Just saw the note before mine concerning template issues. I'll keep my eye on this forum thread.

BKMuir wrote:
I don't know why anyone would want to change the uppers on the same soles????

Yeah, I'm not understanding the purpose of "zippable" shoes with interchangeable soles and uppers. Not to mention, it makes the shoes look too bulky and clunky (at least to me). When I got the email saying that shoes were back, I thought they would look more like the old sneakers. I miss the old shoes. I'll design some to sell, but I definitely won't be buying these myself.
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 5:17:01 PM
Kyle wrote:

6) Selling Tops Only
The maker and our team have discussed selling only tops.



I was just coming here to ask about that. If one of the key selling points is interchangeable tops, and you don't sell tops, it doesn't make sense. What's the point of being able to change the tops if you have to buy the whole shoe every time you want a different color/design anyway?
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 5:19:02 PM
Thank you Kyle, for providing some answers before the weekend starts :-)
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 5:22:36 PM
ForestWildlifeArt wrote:
Kyle wrote:

6) Selling Tops Only
The maker and our team have discussed selling only tops.



I was just coming here to ask about that. If one of the key selling points is interchangeable tops, and you don't sell tops, it doesn't make sense. What's the point of being able to change the tops if you have to buy the whole shoe every time you want a different color/design anyway?


I'm right there with you. I know that at Zipz Shoes they do sell complete shoes as well as tops, with a price difference. So when purchased one complete pair you can always purchase more tops. Which indeed makes them interchangeable. Kinda like the Yubo lunch boxes Zazzle sells, with interchangeable face plates.
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 5:42:58 PM
mailboxdisco wrote:
how do you turn mirroring off?


Scroll down to Options and untick
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 6:31:35 PM
Will the designs we had for keds fit these shoes?
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 11:52:16 PM
I've created for the primary shoe templates, who they want to they can here sheetDownload: http://www.gatterwe.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/High-Top-Shoes-vorlagen.rar
Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 3:49:53 AM
I'm wondering, can you just buy the upper part? If you can zip out the upper from the sole, you only need one pair of soles and then can buy oodles of the upper bit and zip in/out to exchange. If so, I can't see how? Also wouldn't that make it cheeper for our customers, to not have to buy soles each time, so they only have to do that initial purchase once? Could be a handly angle for promoting them Idea
Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 3:52:41 AM
KirstenStar wrote:
I'm wondering, can you just buy the upper part? If you can zip out the upper from the sole, you only need one pair of soles and then can buy oodles of the upper bit and zip in/out to exchange. If so, I can't see how? Also wouldn't that make it cheeper for our customers, to not have to buy soles each time, so they only have to do that initial purchase once? Could be a handly angle for promoting them Idea


Read #6 of Kyle's post above.
Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 4:34:07 AM
Why can't we add anything to the toe ? It comes off with the rest of the shoe so we should be able to design there too JMHO
Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 5:25:44 AM
Gina wrote:
KirstenStar wrote:
I'm wondering, can you just buy the upper part? If you can zip out the upper from the sole, you only need one pair of soles and then can buy oodles of the upper bit and zip in/out to exchange. If so, I can't see how? Also wouldn't that make it cheeper for our customers, to not have to buy soles each time, so they only have to do that initial purchase once? Could be a handly angle for promoting them Idea


Read #6 of Kyle's post above.


I'm hoping this happens too or the product doesn't make sense really. On a side note I've seen these with high heels in London (don't know if they're made by this manufacturer) but that would be pretty cool to add too
Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 7:33:35 AM
OK, now I can't select a store to feature the shoes in.

No matter which store I select on the "post product for sale" page the system says "(none selected)" underneath the store selections drop down.

When I click on the "Store Category 1" drop down it gives me my categories of the first store on my list. So therefor it doesn't recognize the store I have chosen.

Stick out tongue Stick out tongue Stick out tongue




Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 7:50:52 AM
mailboxdisco wrote:
how do you turn mirroring off?

Scroll down to just beneath the color chart. You'll see Mirror is checked. Uncheck it.

But boy oh boy does mirroring wreak havoc with text! I wish we had the option to turn off mirroring for text without destroying all the other mirroring. I just experienced it where mirroring reversed the two (separate) words I'd carefully placed. If I turn off mirroring, I have to then do everything separately for the sake of those two little words.
Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 10:48:45 AM
What I am having difficulties with is, being sure outside and inside match. Same design looks a different size between the two. I don't want to create something that will be off for the customer. Is there a way to get these pieces exact in the design tool?
Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 11:38:58 AM
TheHopefulRomantic wrote:
What I am having difficulties with is, being sure outside and inside match. Same design looks a different size between the two. I don't want to create something that will be off for the customer. Is there a way to get these pieces exact in the design tool?


I set the design on the outside left then copy and paste it to the other areas (with mirroring). Then I just need to remember not to fiddle any further Smile
Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 12:42:16 PM
DogwoodAndThistle wrote:
TheHopefulRomantic wrote:
What I am having difficulties with is, being sure outside and inside match. Same design looks a different size between the two. I don't want to create something that will be off for the customer. Is there a way to get these pieces exact in the design tool?


I set the design on the outside left then copy and paste it to the other areas (with mirroring). Then I just need to remember not to fiddle any further Smile


Wait... I see what you mean now looking at one of my designs from the top.. I guess that's what Kyle was referring to in #5 of his post.


(edited to correct name)
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015 7:50:26 AM
Has anyone noticed the pricing glitch??

Every time I clone out a pair of shoes, the price increases, while my royalty amount stays the same. I noticed it when all of a sudden my shoes were $125.

If I create from the blank that Z provides, my prices are reasonable. But if I clone off a product in my store, the price raises each round. And I can't find a way to fix it, other than creating the shoe from scratch every time.

So, watch your prices on shoes, until they come up with a fix, the prices are screwy. And, realize, they may tell us to remake the products, which would mess up any promoting we are currently doing.

Z, do you think we could have a rush on this answer, so we know where to go from here?
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015 12:49:38 PM
RGebbiePhoto wrote:
Has anyone noticed the pricing glitch??

Every time I clone out a pair of shoes, the price increases, while my royalty amount stays the same. I noticed it when all of a sudden my shoes were $125.

If I create from the blank that Z provides, my prices are reasonable. But if I clone off a product in my store, the price raises each round. And I can't find a way to fix it, other than creating the shoe from scratch every time.

So, watch your prices on shoes, until they come up with a fix, the prices are screwy. And, realize, they may tell us to remake the products, which would mess up any promoting we are currently doing.

Z, do you think we could have a rush on this answer, so we know where to go from here?


Mine seem ok (I think?!) cloned two different pairs, but haven't added or cloned any since the weekend. I really hope they don't ask us to remake them...
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015 2:04:43 PM
RGebbiePhoto wrote:
Has anyone noticed the pricing glitch??

Every time I clone out a pair of shoes, the price increases, while my royalty amount stays the same. I noticed it when all of a sudden my shoes were $125.

If I create from the blank that Z provides, my prices are reasonable. But if I clone off a product in my store, the price raises each round. And I can't find a way to fix it, other than creating the shoe from scratch every time.

So, watch your prices on shoes, until they come up with a fix, the prices are screwy. And, realize, they may tell us to remake the products, which would mess up any promoting we are currently doing.

Z, do you think we could have a rush on this answer, so we know where to go from here?


Can you please post a step by step approach to how you're doing this? I tried reproducing and was not able to see it.
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015 3:54:55 PM
Designing on the tongue costs extra for some reason. That's why your actual design is more expensive than the template.
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015 4:27:12 PM
Rock Brad wrote:
Designing on the tongue costs extra for some reason. That's why your actual design is more expensive than the template.


Oh, bless you!! I remembered seeing that, but being distracted at the time. That's exactly it.

Horray! I'll delete the links. Thanks! Love Love
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015 7:33:29 PM
Kyle, I hope you'll get this.

The royalty calculator for the shoes is off. It shows that 10% of $90.90 is $6.53 for the lowtops, and 10% of $96.20 is $6.95 for the hightops. Changing the percentage doesn't help, it keeps giving incorrect results.

Somebody already mentioned this in another thread on Friday. It's Monday night now and not fixed yet.

Please let us know if this is being worked on or what's going on?
Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 2:10:34 AM
I would like to see regular canvas shoes with the ability to print all canvas sections - no zippers, etc. The slip ons only allow for one section to be designed on. The rest of the shoe is white only. Cant even select solid color variations. I miss the Ked shoes.
Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 6:34:57 AM
ArtAttic wrote:
Kyle, I hope you'll get this.

The royalty calculator for the shoes is off. It shows that 10% of $90.90 is $6.53 for the lowtops, and 10% of $96.20 is $6.95 for the hightops. Changing the percentage doesn't help, it keeps giving incorrect results.

Somebody already mentioned this in another thread on Friday. It's Monday night now and not fixed yet.

Please let us know if this is being worked on or what's going on?


Yep mine are off too
Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 6:54:15 AM
BKMuir wrote:

The Slipons seem to have the back end/he3l in too small a field, only covering the center section of the heel. I think it is supposed to wrap around the side


Kyle wrote:


7) Slip On Back/Side Design Area
Due to the construction of the shoe, the back of the slip on has a single design area that is limited to the very back. We suggest you try using a "background color fill" to see the limits of that area.
Kyle


I have to say I'm not sure I understand why the image area of the back of the slip on is even an option. It looks terrible like this. At the very least is it possible to give us the area for a background fill?



I also have hit this pop up. After selecting the heel first to design on a slip on this pop up showed up. I really doesn't tell me much considering I didn't choose the "top left" of the shoe to design. I had chosen the "left shoe back" as you can see to the left of the pop up.



Thanks for all the hard work that goes into creating these products to design.

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