Product Creation "Events & Occasions" is *
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 10:37:20 AM
Product Creation "Events & Occasions" is C_R_A_P

Zero though has been put into the categories under this section. I often just put items under historical. Even when it is not historical. This section does not help half the time.
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 11:31:29 AM
Onshi_Designs wrote:
Product Creation "Events & Occasions" is C_R_A_P

Zero though has been put into the categories under this section. I often just put items under historical. Even when it is not historical. This section does not help half the time.


Why would you do that? Picking an event or occasion is not mandatory. You’re only supposed to pick one if your design truly fits. Otherwise don’t pick anything.
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 12:06:26 PM
I don't often design for any kind of occasion, which means most of my products don't have that kind of designation. The categories up at the top are used to sort things in the marketplace, so if you choose "historical," you'll land with products that make you stick out like a mistake, not like something people are looking for.

If you can't find what you're looking for, put it in your title and tags.
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 12:42:16 PM
I'm wondering if you have a different definition of "events" and "occasions". Sounds like you're thinking along the lines of an event being something like the Civil War or something like that. Maybe I'm wrong.

Here, "events" and "occasions" are more likely to be birthdays, a birth, an anniversary, a bar mitzvah, things like that.

I, like others here, strongly recommend just not choosing a category if you don't see one that fits. That is miles better than picking one that makes no sense. If you choose one randomly, you'll look like you're spamming the marketplace when you show up in searches.

Use your titles and tags to your advantage, and just don't pick a category if there isn't a good one for your product. Smile
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 5:03:53 PM
jdcreativegifts wrote:
I'm wondering if you have a different definition of "events" and "occasions". Sounds like you're thinking along the lines of an event being something like the Civil War or something like that. Maybe I'm wrong.

Here, "events" and "occasions" are more likely to be birthdays, a birth, an anniversary, a bar mitzvah, things like that.

I, like others here, strongly recommend just not choosing a category if you don't see one that fits. That is miles better than picking one that makes no sense. If you choose one randomly, you'll look like you're spamming the marketplace when you show up in searches.

Use your titles and tags to your advantage, and just don't pick a category if there isn't a good one for your product. Smile


Agree completely on all fronts. Plus, there's an "everyday" category if you're desperate to pick something and it doesn't fit under historical Like JD said above...
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 12:37:05 AM
A few years ago we had a very extensive category tree where you could place your product, then they created this one, first I was frustrated because I couldn't understand the decision, but sales keep coming in, so it must be working. Although I still have times that I miss the extensive category tree, I just place a product in the most logic category available to me.
It is just like the tags, I have invested hours and hours to find many tags per product, using all the key word tools I could find lol (I believe tags used to be 40 but I am not sure) and then suddenly they were reduced from one day to the next to only 10. First I was frustrated thinking about all that time I "wasted" to find so many tags, then I realized it wasn't wasted, I learned more key words during that "wasted" time so tagging has become a lot easier for me now that I only have to pick 10 :-)
I made a conscious decision to let go of my frustration when it comes to the surface asap and I just do my best in the shapes determined by Zazzle, because I still assume that Zazzle wants the best for us and itself and that it knows more than I know how to use this site to get us both there. So I just enjoy designing and selling Smile

Wishing you the bestLove
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 4:49:17 AM
That extensive list of categories we once had was the biggest darned time consumer, so I can understand why Zazzle eliminated it. Unfortunately, the new categories focus almost entirely on areas that quite a number of us don't work in. For instance, I have a clock for people who do metal detecting. It doesn't fit anywhere in Occasions, and it's not for any specific recipient. I ignored Occasions, set it to Anyone in Recipient, and then made sure that any customer typing "metal detecting" or "digger" into the search box would hopefully find the clock. And they've found it. I used the title, description, and tags to make it work.

Those of us whose focus isn't on classic occasions and also not on creating things for an aunt or co-worker or whatever, can still get our point across using words we include in title, description, and tag. I think they're more important regardless.
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 12:49:51 PM
I never would have thought not picking anything in those sections is the best option for many products. Most paperwork in other situations I always thought should be completely filled out. I would put N/A in unnecessary sections of a application.
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