Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:46:35 AM
I have been on Zazzle for quite a long time. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Do you usually do collections by type of product or by design? How would I go about completely reorganizing and starting again? Any help would be appreciated. I feel like I have no clue what I am doing.
Thank you.
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:44:38 AM
You have some beautiful images. After looking at your descriptions and tags, I think that you are probably not getting found very often in the marketplace. Check out tips and help for writing effective descriptions and using tags to give yourself a better chance of being seen and making a sale. I would start here
Best of luck.
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:10:49 AM
Your designs are very nice. I did notice that you did not personalize or use text. It has been my experience that any design sells better with some personalization. You can add a name template in a rectangle on some of your products. You can make the template small so it doesn't cover a lot of your design. I did not look at your descriptions or tags, but it has already been recommended that you do some work with them. Good luck and I hope you get lots of sales in the future
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:37:51 AM
Hi Marilyn, you have lovely designs that with work on your keywords in titles, descriptions and tags (as already mentioned) and some options to personalize (as also already mentioned) and sharing your products in the show me forums and social media you should start to see a difference.

If you don't mind I would like use one of your products to show you an example of how you can easily turn your lovely designs into lovely monogram designs just by adding a shape and a letter and making the letter a template.

In the example above all I did was add a white circle and the letter M in a fancy font and matching sky blue. If it were mine I would make the letter a template object and then publish it making sure to title and tag it as a "mongrammed design"

I hope this helps give you some ideas along with the great advice you got from the others. You don't have to remove the designs you already have posted but you can use them to build up a collection of monogrammed items and see if that helps you see some sales.

Best wishes!
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:55:02 AM
It's so very hard to sell abstract photography as is on Zazzle unless you create something useful to a potential shopper. You need to know who would want to purchase your items. Think of your ideal shopper would be and design for them.

Choose an imaginary shopper, one you can design for and focus on them when you are designing. It sounds crazy but if you create an avatar and focus on them you will attract them to your store.

It also helps to find a niche. Not everyone has one but there are many designers on Z who do quite well with them. Here is an article to help you find a niche you would enjoy designing for.

Shelli has given you a great start. If you stretch out of your comfort zone, great things can happen. Smile
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 2:26:16 PM
Think about a niche in seaside, ocean, nova Scotia photos it's beautiful there. Pick a handful of items like a poster,mug, tshirt, pillow, stationery, coasters and go to town. Customers can transfer to other items.
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 10:39:39 PM
In addition to what Shelli pointed out above,
go to the Zazzle home page and type “monogram” in the search field, and you will see a whole bunch of monogram designs that give you a hint of how to modify your designs.
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 11:41:13 PM

On the topic of collection. It isn't a question of either or.

You can create a collection for interior designer and create matching designs but not necessarily the same design but designs and colors that work well together and help an interior designer. There are affiliates who target interior designer. Or any other profession like designs for hair dresser, realtor, etc.

Or you make sure customers see the full range of Products and variation on one of your design in the collection preview on the product detail page

You can also cover a niche and put all your designs of that niche in one collection

I cover the full range of collection targets, like

  • Professions/Field of Business: a collection for hair dresser with various designs.
  • Niche/Niche Combos: variou photography fields, hippo fans, enchanted, coffee lovers, geeks, sailorly, Arizona, USA and its States ...
  • Range of Products focused on one design: Luja Angel, Aviation Hero, Monstera Leaves, Three Putti, Hedgehog Line, Alien Hank, Cats Night out


    I also started a second store and used a collection to connect the T-Shirts of both stores.

    So create collections with purpose and target in mind.

  • Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:50:22 AM
    TMK Design wrote:
    In addition to what Shelli pointed out above,
    go to the Zazzle home page and type “monogram” in the search field, and you will see a whole bunch of monogram designs that give you a hint of how to modify your designs.

    Just be sure not to copy exactly what you see there. Put your own twist on the monogram. Try and be different.
    Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2:28:25 PM
    Smile Thank you everyone for your great encouragement. I will reassess my store and see where I can improve with the suggestions you have made. You all have beautiful stores and are very kind.
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