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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 3:24:33 PM
Are you trying to customize your own product, or someone else's product? If it's your own, the add to cart button will be there, but there is also a post for sale link a bit further down the page. If it's not your product, you can not post it for sale.
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:06:30 AM
Thank you for the good information. I made many of the mistakes you mentioned before I found your tips and am happy to have them in the future. I do have a couple of questions, if anyone can help. Is there any way to batch edit product merchandising? I know you can batch edit other information, but if I choose more than one product, merchandising doesn't show up in the options. I would like to fix some problems on earlier products without having to individually change 700 products. For instance, I set all my tiles to the larger size so that the patterns would be easier to see, but when customers search, it makes it look like mine are more expensive, when in reality they're showing the smaller size. Any ideas greatly appreciated!
Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 11:50:45 PM
I appreciate these tips more than you know.......Thanks for putting this thread together!
Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:26:33 PM
Thanks for this thread. It has helped a lot.
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013 12:49:30 PM
Thank you for these tips! As a newbie (opened my store late June this year) this is very helpful information which I keep in mind when I am creating my items. Originally I didn't think I was interested in selling mugs or t shirts, but some of my designs look really good on these items! But at the same time, need to keep in mind that some design formats - for example a design that fits more in a square shape - coaster, tile, etc. doesn't look good in a rectangular space - cosmetic bag for example.

Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 6:23:50 PM
I think the part about "not a get rich quick deal" is awesome. I started for real around July 22nd, and I spend 1-4 hours a day working on my zazzle production. I also think it is important that people understand that working on your store also means working on your marketing outside of zazzle. I spend most of my time on instagram, Facebook, twitter, and tumblr getting to know people in my audience. I have climbed from 0 followers to 1900 on instagram, and these are the gold. I support them, and they support me just was we do within zazzle as a community. In 4 weeks I am only 32.00 away from earning my Pro Seller Basic badge, and I had set aside a timetable of 3 months to accomplish that goal. It can be done if you put in the effort. I am learning a little more each day, and learning from the mistakes i make as well. If you mess up done quite just get yourself up and move on. I have a 3 year goal of making 2000.00 a month in online income with my t-shirt businesses, and I believe it is possible if you only try hard enough. Learn from those who have gone before you as their experience came hard to them, but their advice come free to you.

Love Zazzle and good luck all!* Split Melon Tactical Tees

I like guns, headlines, and offloading! Focus on what you love!

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:03:47 PM
Hi all. Reading this thread is very inspiring as a new user. I now see my own faults, I definitely need organization in my shop, and to cater more toward a customer personalizing a design than just putting my own print on something. I set up a google analytics account, and my main stump right now is just getting products SEEN. I think my most viewed item is at 3 people. Does this just come with time? Or is it really about self promotion?

Cheers, and hoping for success to everyone here!!
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 5:41:15 AM
Thank you for all the information. :-)
Really nice :-)
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 8:33:51 PM
This list was such a lifesaver. Thanks so much.
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:07:10 AM
Thanks for great thread.
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 5:48:46 PM
I am new to zazzle and these were great tips that will help me spend my time wisely.Smile
Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:23:47 PM
As a newbie these tips were very helpful for me Smile

Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:43:42 PM
can you tell me how to change the header on my zazzle site after it has been built?

When zazzle redesigned, it blew away the formatting I chose for the store and now I can't figure out how to change it.

Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:26:18 AM
AWESOME. I'm so green. I needed this Idea
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 3:51:28 AM
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You said: "lock the design elements when you create the product"... How do I do that? I don't see an option...

Posted: Friday, May 09, 2014 5:52:57 PM
You are a vast cornucopia of knowledge! Excellent post! Idea
Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 5:24:29 PM
I was almost ready to give up when i read this. Thnx alot it made me to think again.
Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 11:17:36 PM
Thx great tips Smile
Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:17:23 PM
Hi Customizables! This was so good. I am a longer time zazzler, but got so much from this. I so agree with quick create,... what you said, plus I end up having to redo all the customize text fields again anyway and make a new product of each.
You are inspiring and thank you so much for this post!!!
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:22:59 PM
Great set of tips to get started with, they make for perfect bed time reading Smile
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:29:54 PM
I concur. External search engines have helped me find Zazzle products much better than Zazzle's internal search engine.

And that's another reason why I've used Quick Create: More link bait, so to speak.

brotherbock wrote:
Good post, but #6 will continue to simply frustrate me until Zazzle improves their search function. I'm tired of trying to search for items only to have to wade through the same design on every kind of product. The way I see it, if I didn't like the design on a shirt, I won't like it on an apron.

If I *do* want it on an apron, and it's not available on an apron, my first reaction is to send a message to the owner, not to leave frustrated.

I'd much rather see Zazzle clean up both their search and their customize tools. Let me check a box that allows people to select other kinds of items when they customize...I put something on a shirt, let me select if I want to allow people to put it on an apron, print, etc. Then I don't have to fill both my gallery and search pages with the same design over and over again.
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:33:02 PM
I changed my user handle to SenatorJPO about 10 minutes ago and uploaded a bright, blue profile pic. I would hope one is not stuck with the user handle and pic one with which one signed up for the main service.

The reason behind my name change is that I've found my surname just doesn't get the response I'm looking for. Using a more mysterious moniker, such as SenatorJPO, might just get more views.
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 5:01:06 PM
It seems the name change isn't taking hold in the forum section. Oh, well.

I may as well say, "How about Zazzle put its sign-in link front and center again on its home page?"

I bookmarked the login URL but would like a direct way of accessing the login boxes from the home page, in case Zazzle changes the login URL.

I doubt anything will happen, but thanks for hearing me out.
Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 11:53:53 AM
Aha -- I found the solution to getting one's name change to stick!

After editing and saving your name in the "account" tab, log out and clear your cookies. The next time you log in, your new name will take effect in the forum. Great!
Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 12:07:04 AM
I'm thinking one of the biggest mistakes is not visiting this thread! Thanks for the valuable info! Idea

Posted: Friday, November 07, 2014 8:38:37 AM
Is it possible to transfer products from one store to another? I have a very broad and general store, and feel the need to move some of the products to a more niche market store, Can I do that without reuploading them all? Thanks
Posted: Friday, November 07, 2014 8:53:16 AM
No, you cannot move products between stores. What you can do is go to the product page of a product you want in a different store, and click on the customize button. You can then post if for sale again in the new store. Then set the original to direct API or hidden, but don't delete it. The product you just made will be treated as a brand new product. Marketplace ranking does not carry over from the original product.
Posted: Friday, November 07, 2014 10:33:38 AM
Thank you! That is a wonderful solution that will be perfect. Can I leave a product in the original store even after moving it to the new store?
Posted: Friday, November 07, 2014 11:28:32 AM
Zazzle frowns on duplicate content.
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 4:06:00 PM
Mistake: Too few products.
Mistake: Too many products.

Not completely clear to me. Please direct me to a Zazzle store website (or two) that you think would be a good model for a non-profit, like the one I represent.

We are setting up a Zazzle store to feature promotional items with our snazzy logo. Our members would like to buy such items, and we'd like to make some money, a win-win.

I don't want to invent the wheel. I'd rather copy someone else's good wheel.
Thanks for your help. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
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