Anybody willing to help a hopeless luddite navigate the Zazzle App?
Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 11:28:39 PM
So I'm trying to see what my store looks like on a phone. I managed to get the app installed, and I logged in, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get to my store.

If I click on "me" I get to account settings and stuff like that, but no way to get to my store. If I go to "home" and search for my store name I see a bunch of random products of mine, but there's no way to get to my store. There are things that look like links that say this product made by Zingerbug, but if I tap on them nothing happens. Grrrr… (Did I mention I LOATHE smartphones?)

Anyhow, can somebody point me in the right direction? Honestly, I'm starting to wonder if this is even worth worrying about. I mean if I can't find it, how will potential customers?

Maybe I shouldn't be using the app and instead should be browsing via the web page on the phone - I honestly don't understand the difference between those two things.

The whole point here is that I want to post links to my store on Facebook, so if I post a link to my store on Facebook, and somebody's using a phone, will they go to my store on the app or on the web?

help.
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:45:26 AM
You've made me even happier that I still have a flip phone, never having figured out why I'd want a smart one.
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:47:56 AM
I rarely open the app because it is really geared towards shoppers and not designers. When I do I have some of my own items I "liked" so they show up there and then I click on the product to open it and then click on my store name. So it's not as easy as if there was a store tab on there, but that's how I do it.

I just use my browser on my phone if I want to check my store.

As to what happens if someone clicks on your link on a phone, if they have the app (at least on iPhone) it asks if you want to open the page in the app or go to your browser. If they do not have the app it just takes them straight to the product page on their phone browser.

Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:26:13 AM
search for your username. click on one of your products. click on your username in the listing
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:34:38 AM
The_Simple_Succulent wrote:
search for your username. click on one of your products. click on your username in the listing


Yup - that's the only way to do it... I have 'liked' a product from each of my stores just so I have them in my 'Me' folder and don't have to search myself down each time....

Melrose is exactly right - it's geared towards shoppers. I only use it to post to Instagram.
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:03:41 AM
The_Simple_Succulent wrote:
search for your username. click on one of your products. click on your username in the listing

I tried that, but it didn't seem to do anything. It may be that my fingers are just too clumsy to get the link to work though. I have that experience frequently when trying to use the phone. I'll try again and see what happens. Thank you!
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:05:59 AM
MelroseOriginals wrote:
I rarely open the app because it is really geared towards shoppers and not designers. When I do I have some of my own items I "liked" so they show up there and then I click on the product to open it and then click on my store name. So it's not as easy as if there was a store tab on there, but that's how I do it.

I just use my browser on my phone if I want to check my store.

As to what happens if someone clicks on your link on a phone, if they have the app (at least on iPhone) it asks if you want to open the page in the app or go to your browser. If they do not have the app it just takes them straight to the product page on their phone browser.


Thanks so much. I have liked some of my own products as well, but I wasn't able to get to any of them, I kept getting some sort of an error. Grrr…

Anyhow, thanks for the helpful info. I'll try browsing from my phone because apparently that's different than using the app. How people who use these devices regularly maintain any semblance of sanity is beyond me!
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:07:26 AM
Invincible Penguin wrote:
The_Simple_Succulent wrote:
search for your username. click on one of your products. click on your username in the listing


Yup - that's the only way to do it... I have 'liked' a product from each of my stores just so I have them in my 'Me' folder and don't have to search myself down each time....

Melrose is exactly right - it's geared towards shoppers. I only use it to post to Instagram.

Oh God... Instagram. That's a whole other universe that I have yet to explore. I sorta feel like puking just thinking about it. Baby steps, baby steps, breathe in, breathe out.... Stick out tongue Stick out tongue Stick out tongue
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:09:36 AM
Colorwash wrote:
You've made me even happier that I still have a flip phone, never having figured out why I'd want a smart one.
I was forced into it by my bank - they wouldn't let me transfer money without one. I think my father's assessment of these things is spot on. He says they're the ultimate all in one device - they do everything... poorly!
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:22:17 AM
Rebecca @ ZingerBug Designs wrote:
Colorwash wrote:
You've made me even happier that I still have a flip phone, never having figured out why I'd want a smart one.
I was forced into it by my bank - they wouldn't let me transfer money without one. I think my father's assessment of these things is spot on. He says they're the ultimate all in one device - they do everything... poorly!

You can't do it on a real computer?!
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:25:30 AM
Colorwash wrote:
Rebecca @ ZingerBug Designs wrote:
Colorwash wrote:
You've made me even happier that I still have a flip phone, never having figured out why I'd want a smart one.
I was forced into it by my bank - they wouldn't let me transfer money without one. I think my father's assessment of these things is spot on. He says they're the ultimate all in one device - they do everything... poorly!

You can't do it on a real computer?!

Nope! Well... you actually have to use a combination of the computer and the phone - it's some sort of security thing. If you don't have a phone, then you have to order a special device from them and pay a monthly fee - yadda, yadda, yadda. Either that or just let them keep all of your money forever!
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:37:35 AM
Surely you can find a different bank, can't you? If our bank required smart phones, my husband and I would be gone in a flash. Neither of us has nor wants a smart phone.
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:43:30 AM
Colorwash wrote:
Surely you can find a different bank, can't you? If our bank required smart phones, my husband and I would be gone in a flash. Neither of us has nor wants a smart phone.
It's not my primary account. I only use it as a special savings account, and I set it up specifically because it was difficult to access the money so I won't be tempted to spend it. You know, sorta like keeping your credit cards in a block of ice at the back of the freezer. It's there if you ever really need it, but you can't access it on a whim.
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:45:50 AM
Sounds to me as if you can't access it at all unless you can get your fingertips to hit just the right spot at the right time. I have a hard enough time doing that on my iPad. LOL
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:25:51 AM
Colorwash wrote:
Sounds to me as if you can't access it at all unless you can get your fingertips to hit just the right spot at the right time. I have a hard enough time doing that on my iPad. LOL

Ha! I know, right? Fortunately, for the purposes of transferring money with the bank it's more about receiving information than navigating on the screen!
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:10:47 PM
I still think it's a weird thing for a bank to do. I mean, they're a business and I can't imagine why they'd bar anyone who won't or can't have a specific kind of phone. Nothing against you, Zinger. It's the bank's notion of things that seems weird.
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:32:09 PM
Colorwash wrote:
I still think it's a weird thing for a bank to do. I mean, they're a business and I can't imagine why they'd bar anyone who won't or can't have a specific kind of phone. Nothing against you, Zinger. It's the bank's notion of things that seems weird.
Well, it's an "internet only" bank - they don't have actual branch offices. So I guess they figure their customers are pretty tech savvy people.
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:59:21 PM
I assumed it was a brick-and-mortar. Internet-only is a whole different ballgame. After all, our computers can be hacked and can develop "illnesses" that spread, but I haven't actually heard of phones with those problems.
Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 8:56:43 PM
I love my smart phone! One of the best things ever, although it's extremely difficult to design with the Zazzle design tool on one. I was doing it that way when I started 2 years ago. Had to get a computer, cause that wasn't working out very well. That being said, I don't like the Zazzle app at all. When I'm checking on things in my store I always go to the website, however it always gives me the mobile web pages. I then have to request the desktop view or whatever, and that takes some doing to get to a page where I can request it. I have found I have to click on my store, click on my products tab, then scroll down to the bottom of the page to find that option.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.
Print this topic
RSS Feed
Normal
Threaded