Redid my Zazzle shop
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:45:03 AM
Hi everyone! I recently redid my Zazzle shop after two years. I was a victim of the batch create feature. I had 6000+ products and deleted them all. Now I have 56 products where I didn't use the batch create feature. Would you mind taking a look at my shop? Here is my link: https://www.zazzle.com/purelifephotoss
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 8:03:21 AM
Hi there! You have pretty designs! But you need to amp up your titles, descriptions, and tags if you want to be found by customers.

I picked this one at random.

For a description, you have, "Some flowers and a positive saying." That's not saying much. Smile Describe the flowers, the colors, and state what the words actually say.

For a title, you have, "Floral Motivation Fleece Blanket." That's a good start, but you have so much more room to fit in more keywords. At least stick the saying in there.

For tags, you have, "flower, tribal, spring, beautiful, happy, simple." You don't have anything about a saying, or floral, or motivation, etc. You can also do compound tags, such as "beautiful floral motivational quote." Tags are how you are found, so be sure to be specific to your design.

(Just as an aside, what does tribal have to do with it?)

Hope this helps!
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 8:07:04 AM
I like what you have. Keep going. I promoted a couple of items.
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 8:13:39 AM
Much, much better! All your designs now suit the products you've used them on, and the designs are properly placed. I'm so glad you took the advice to, at least for a while, do one design at a time. Amp up titles/descriptions/tags, and I bet you'll end up being more successful.
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 10:17:43 AM
Thank you all for your help! Follow up question, how do you pick what products to put your designs on?
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 12:09:22 PM
With compound tags as @AugieDoggyStore mentioned, if I had for example 'pretty floral pattern' as a tag, would I then need to also include those words separately, or are they pulled as individual tags as well? Have often wondered about that.
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 12:15:02 PM
Abby Juli wrote:
Thank you all for your help! Follow up question, how do you pick what products to put your designs on?


Common sense and using a creative eyeball. For instance, I would not think putting a sexy or scary design on a child's product would be something most of us would do. Putting an obvious child's design on an adult item --same thing. Using your creative eyeball, you would probably notice that designs on t-shirts are more appealing when they are not just a big square photos. Spend some time looking at the top designers here or elsewhere and notice the placement of designs, the size of the design and the subject matter as it relates to the actual product. All designs do not look good on all things. Be selective.

I think you have some lovely designs! I wish you much success.
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 12:52:12 PM
I liked the wolf puzzle. I think it would fit well on postcard too. Although it`s so cool, there`s no keywords in your title like wolf or blue. Also your wolf has some geometric lines, it`s trendy now and you don`t mention it at all.
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The pink floral pattern is so cool, you can put it on many products, from phone cases to invitations, but take a look at the marketplace to learn how other designers use pattern on their invitations and other products.
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You have good designs, just help customers find them. Have a good one!
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 6:37:57 PM
Thats_Graphic wrote:
With compound tags as @AugieDoggyStore mentioned, if I had for example 'pretty floral pattern' as a tag, would I then need to also include those words separately, or are they pulled as individual tags as well? Have often wondered about that.

They are found individually as well so don't waste tags repeating them. Smile
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 6:48:11 PM
Agree with what has been said. Think keywords, in your titles, description and tags.

For instance. What is it? (Flowers, wolf, etc... )
What colors? What style? Who's is it for? Is there a theme?
It's is cute, pretty or trendy? Have a quote or a saying? Is it a monogram?

You get the idea... search engines are like blind people looking for your design but you have to describe it so they can find it with keywords.
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:11:13 AM
Abby Juli wrote:
Thank you all for your help! Follow up question, how do you pick what products to put your designs on?

I choose according to personal taste. In other words, would I buy this design on this product or be pleased if someone gave it to me as a gift?
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:51:14 AM
whatawonderfulworld wrote:
Abby Juli wrote:
Thank you all for your help! Follow up question, how do you pick what products to put your designs on?


Common sense and using a creative eyeball. For instance, I would not think putting a sexy or scary design on a child's product would be something most of us would do. Putting an obvious child's design on an adult item --same thing. Using your creative eyeball, you would probably notice that designs on t-shirts are more appealing when they are not just a big square photos. Spend some time looking at the top designers here or elsewhere and notice the placement of designs, the size of the design and the subject matter as it relates to the actual product. All designs do not look good on all things. Be selective.

I think you have some lovely designs! I wish you much success.


Thank you so much for your help and support.
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:51:52 AM
Bruno Crispin wrote:
I liked the wolf puzzle. I think it would fit well on postcard too. Although it`s so cool, there`s no keywords in your title like wolf or blue. Also your wolf has some geometric lines, it`s trendy now and you don`t mention it at all.
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The pink floral pattern is so cool, you can put it on many products, from phone cases to invitations, but take a look at the marketplace to learn how other designers use pattern on their invitations and other products.
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You have good designs, just help customers find them. Have a good one!

Thank you for your help! I will improve my tags.
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:30:10 AM
sorry I have another question. Does it matter how many products you have in your shop? I hear 1000 prodcuts is the number to hit if you want to be a success on Zazzle.
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:07:53 AM
Abby Juli wrote:
sorry I have another question. Does it matter how many products you have in your shop? I hear 1000 prodcuts is the number to hit if you want to be a success on Zazzle.

This question has been asked before, but many of us believe it's not actually the number that makes the difference. Instead, it could be that after creating that many products, a person has a better handle on what to do and how to do it.
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:39:20 AM
Colorwash wrote:
Abby Juli wrote:
sorry I have another question. Does it matter how many products you have in your shop? I hear 1000 prodcuts is the number to hit if you want to be a success on Zazzle.

This question has been asked before, but many of us believe it's not actually the number that makes the difference. Instead, it could be that after creating that many products, a person has a better handle on what to do and how to do it.

So the quality of the item over the quantity of products. This is one of one of the main reasons I redid my shop to create quality products rather than using batch create to get a bunch of products.
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:08:32 AM
Abby Juli wrote:
Colorwash wrote:
Abby Juli wrote:
sorry I have another question. Does it matter how many products you have in your shop? I hear 1000 prodcuts is the number to hit if you want to be a success on Zazzle.

This question has been asked before, but many of us believe it's not actually the number that makes the difference. Instead, it could be that after creating that many products, a person has a better handle on what to do and how to do it.

So the quality of the item over the quantity of products. This is one of one of the main reasons I redid my shop to create quality products rather than using batch create to get a bunch of products.

Some focus on money and some on design. It probably requires a balance of both, striving for good design while keeping an eye on what sells and to whom it sells. After selling for a while, a lot of us start concentrating in those areas where we've been successful, both in design style and in product type. This may be more feasible with that mythical thousand-product goal because we have more designs and more product types with which to analyze.
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:39:51 AM
Colorwash wrote:

Some focus on money and some on design. It probably requires a balance of both, striving for good design while keeping an eye on what sells and to whom it sells. After selling for a while, a lot of us start concentrating in those areas where we've been successful, both in design style and in product type. This may be more feasible with that mythical thousand-product goal because we have more designs and more product types with which to analyze.


I agree with this. One thousand products can be one thousand data points on what sells (for you) or does not. I don't think the larger quantities increase market presence in and of themselves. One thousand grains of sand are still invisible in the enormity of a beach. But designers who mull over what is working and what isn't can learn a lot and adjust future designs/products accordingly. Designers who put the exact same number of products out there but never go back and look for patterns in sales won't benefit from increased numbers because they aren't letting them be data points.
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:14:45 AM
Susannah Keegan wrote:
Colorwash wrote:

Some focus on money and some on design. It probably requires a balance of both, striving for good design while keeping an eye on what sells and to whom it sells. After selling for a while, a lot of us start concentrating in those areas where we've been successful, both in design style and in product type. This may be more feasible with that mythical thousand-product goal because we have more designs and more product types with which to analyze.


I agree with this. One thousand products can be one thousand data points on what sells (for you) or does not. I don't think the larger quantities increase market presence in and of themselves. One thousand grains of sand are still invisible in the enormity of a beach. But designers who mull over what is working and what isn't can learn a lot and adjust future designs/products accordingly. Designers who put the exact same number of products out there but never go back and look for patterns in sales won't benefit from increased numbers because they aren't letting them be data points.


Im putting my most popular designs from my other sales on the products that have sold in my other shops (RB and S6) and a few products unique to Zazzle. Thank you for your tips
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:46:22 PM
Great store! I "like"'ed a couple of your designs Smile
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:37:35 PM
PattiJAdkins wrote:
Great store! I "like"'ed a couple of your designs Smile
Thank you for the support! Smile now the tough part, I have 400 designs on my RB and S6 shops, I have to decide what product and designs to include in my Zazzle shop. :/
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:31:33 AM
Abby Juli wrote:
Thank you all for your help! Follow up question, how do you pick what products to put your designs on?


This is a question that is much easier to answer after I've been here for a while than it would be if I had just started.

Back then I was adding to lots of things trying to figure out what would sell for me... after 3 years I am learning the answer to that question and it has been kind of surprising to me. Phone cases are not bestsellers for me only a few Otterboxes so far. Stationery, labels, paper party supplies, ribbon, napkins, mugs, and business cards are bestsellers for me and I have a few bestselling designs that sell on many different products.

You will notice I kept saying "for me" and in time you will find what works for you. Since you can create up to 100,000 products try different things and see what happens in the 15 months before they go to the hidden place. then you can start to see what is and isn't popular for you.

Also remember that sometimes it takes a while for something to sell so patience is needed and just when you are ready to delete an under performer it will sell.

There is no one formula that works for us all but there are basic practices that do help us all. the New to Zazzle forum threads are where you will find pretty much everything you need to know.

best wishes for success! Smile
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:03:13 AM
There was a thread somewhere about bestselling products which ended up surprising me. I had a general list in my head that was dead wrong because it turned out to be a very individual thing, one designer selling a pile of this while another designer couldn't sell it for blood nor money. We sell what we design best, and what we design best is, for the most part, what we love best.
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:00:32 AM
Colorwash wrote:
There was a thread somewhere about bestselling products which ended up surprising me. I had a general list in my head that was dead wrong because it turned out to be a very individual thing, one designer selling a pile of this while another designer couldn't sell it for blood nor money. We sell what we design best, and what we design best is, for the most part, what we love best.


I love how unique Zazzle's products are. I added a few glass cutting boards, placements, a stamp, shoes and a few other items that are only found on Zazzle. Of course I have my most popular t shirts, notebooks, totes and phone cases up too.
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:46:45 PM
When I look at your header, some of the words at the top are cut off, it could be my monitor, but I'm sure a lot of other people have the wider screen.

Anyway, your products are looking super, and your should see more sales.

I recently re-did all the cards in my card shop, and I have over 1,000, but I have seen much better sales, and a lot less returns. So it does pay to revamp your shop. Now I have to work more on the products.
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 1:19:44 PM
The header for the store definitely has the top and thus the words cut off. It was probably created with not quite the right dimensions. Zazzle says 1140 x 315 pixels, but many of us have found it's a sharper image if the dimensions are doubled to 2280 x 630 pixels.
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:30:08 AM
Looking Good!Laughing
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 3:24:09 AM
MiniBrothers wrote:
Looking Good!Laughing


Thank you!
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