The Top Ten Mistakes Zazzlers Make: V 2.0 13 pages: First ... 6 7 8 9 10 11 [12] 13
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 5:11:51 PM
Maybe looking at these official causes stores would help

http://www.zazzle.com/lp/brandpartners?page=causes
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 11:50:13 AM
Just a thought but #2 quick create and not to abuse it - would it not be easier and more helpful if Zazzle limited the number of repeat products? So, just one mug, just one t-shirt etc? Then #2 wouldn't be an issue .....

Now away to sort out my tags ....... Thanks for the advice! Laughing
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 10:22:17 PM
Love Love Love I love your post because it is so helpful. Thank you so much! I doubt you have the time to look and critique every Zazzle store, however if you find the time...could you tell me anything useful about my store that could help me? Thanks again. Here is the link to my store: Zazzle.com/MarblesPictures
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:36:14 PM
This is awesome! Thanks so much for compiling this. I need to print this out and keep it as a daily reminder of what to do and what NOT to do. I was guilty of putting designs on different shirts, mugs, etc. Time to go streamline...
Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 5:26:03 PM
Might want to mention beware of extra items when adding images. For example: Game Controllers there are two of them < < Yea I only did one after I went and did like oh 30 of them. The Gaming Consoles there are actually three pieces not two. Yea I just fixed them today.
Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:22:32 AM
Hey,
Thanks for the awesome list. right now I'm working on number 1, 6 and 7 but I only started my store about a week ago so I wasn't expecting any returns yet.

Is anyone willing to check out my store and give me some feedback?

BlenderBeetle

http://www.zazzle.com/blenderbeetlecrafts
Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:27:59 PM
BlenderBeetleDesigns wrote:
Hey,
Thanks for the awesome list. right now I'm working on number 1, 6 and 7 but I only started my store about a week ago so I wasn't expecting any returns yet.

Is anyone willing to check out my store and give me some feedback?

BlenderBeetle

http://www.zazzle.com/blenderbeetlecrafts


Hello and welcome.

You may get more replies if you post your own question as a new topic under "New to Zazzle".

I have some suggestions, but I'll wait until you add your new post.

Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 2:33:00 PM
Hello,
I am having a terrible time figuring out how to get my poster ready for sale to potential buyers. I thought I had done it correctly, but then when I tried to make a link from the URL, it posted some weird error message and that's what ended up on Facebook. Grrr. Now, I have customers waiting for me to be able to post it and attach a link. Can *someone* help me out, please? Also, I don't know (and cannot figure out) how to change my profit margin. There seems to be a price already there, that *I* did not enter. Please help, before the Football season is over, and my opportunity to sell this poster vanishes. Thanks.
Cee Lambert
Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 3:11:29 PM
Cee Lambert wrote:
Hello,
I am having a terrible time figuring out how to get my poster ready for sale to potential buyers. I thought I had done it correctly, but then when I tried to make a link from the URL, it posted some weird error message and that's what ended up on Facebook. Grrr. Now, I have customers waiting for me to be able to post it and attach a link. Can *someone* help me out, please? Also, I don't know (and cannot figure out) how to change my profit margin. There seems to be a price already there, that *I* did not enter. Please help, before the Football season is over, and my opportunity to sell this poster vanishes. Thanks.
Cee Lambert


There is a glitch that has been posted about. I believe Z is aware and looking into. In the meantime, try emailing the link or using a blog, Twitter, or Pinterest to share.

There is always a base price. It is up to you to set your royalty. It is too late to change it on a posted product because changes do not go into effect until the 20th of each month, but you can go ahead and edit the product and go into Royalty Information to put in the new one you hope it to change to next month. You can also go into your account and set a default store royalty.
Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 5:45:16 AM
Thank you! Great tips.
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:46:58 AM
Great ArticleIdea Idea Idea Idea .I loved it.
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 2:38:50 AM
http://www.zazzle.com/yuniverse

That's My Store Please Check It Out Smile
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:58:30 PM
My art is my own i have created it so what i am wondering also is there a way to pay for advertiseing for your shop to gain some noticablity if you are new feel free to email me at avery1969@outlook.com if u have any suggestions how to get people to notice you if your new and waves to everyone
Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 9:33:03 PM
This is great advice. I Love the quick create option but I don't want to go overboard. How many items should you have each design on?
Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 9:20:01 AM
Hello - I started off with one product, a pacifier...that was all I had in my store for about 1 year, and I sold more than 30 of them! I am having one hell of a time adding more products, deleting some that were "quick created", etc... I want to delete most of those. Also having a hard time finding my way around to make new products...did do some, but now I'm back at it and having troubles...any help and advice for adding new products and deleting any I want to rework would be great...and soon!
Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 9:08:50 PM
Hi, Thanks for great advice here. I am new to this forum. Here on dazzle from last couple of years but i have very low sale. Many of them are hidden. Almost daily i published few of products. Still not happening. Can someone guide me.

Thanks in advance.
Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 9:00:47 AM
Hi TS, Thanks for sharing Smile
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 12:41:19 AM
new with zazzle.com here. great list of things to ponder. I'm beginning to be inspired on how people makes living here. will stay tuned..
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 12:42:38 AM
new with zazzle.com here. great list of things to ponder. I'm beginning to be inspired on how people makes living here. will stay tuned..
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:38:50 AM
Wonderful intro course to Zazzle. Thank you.
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 8:35:28 PM
Thank you for the advice and reminders. It is very helpfulSmile
Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2017 8:39:17 AM
Good advice. Might I make a suggestion when it comes to wall art? Rather than making us make several products, can you make it possible for us to post the image and let the customer choose whether they want it as a canvas, print, poster, wood panel, acylic, tryptic, wall cling? It would allow me to offer more. Right now I have to post for every option and size. Most art POD's let the customer choose. I think you will get more designers and sales of wall art that way..

I am seriously thinking of ditching the other PODs I work with and designing exclusively for zazzle, if you can work out the walk art design issue and offer comforters.
Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2017 9:28:04 AM
@Great_Outdoors: Zazzle is unlikely to see your suggestion. It might be better placed in the Feedback and Suggestions forum. However, that said, the various types of wall art are done by different manufacturers, and so switching from one company's product to another might not be so easily done.
Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:17:18 PM
There is an option for the customer to see the design on all 7 kinds of mugs on the product page. It's on the right side of the page with a "More" link.

You can not edit the design or text on the product after it has been published. You can only edit things like title, tags, description, view, etc.

I have never considered putting my business info on anything except the back of cards.

There is no notification of replies to posts. Make a habit of coming to the forums, even if you aren't here to ask questions. Read about what's going on, and how to do things.



Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:38:00 PM
I want to ask this about the first post to this thread: What is so special about 100 items in a shop? I myself would look for a variety of items but would not count to see if spotted 100 or more. To leave a shop because I did not see 100 plus items is a pretty lousy reason to walk out or, in the case of online shopping, move on to another shop. I agree: quality before quantity but that is the point: quality before quantity. Also, I think I would be overwhelmed with a whole slew of items all in one shop, unless they were organized in categories, thus making my search for necessary items a lot easier.

Better a few well made items than a bunch of them of mediocre/poor quality, the way I figure.
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 4:29:13 AM
wrote:
I want to ask this about the first post to this thread: What is so special about 100 items in a shop? I myself would look for a variety of items but would not count to see if spotted 100 or more. To leave a shop because I did not see 100 plus items is a pretty lousy reason to walk out or, in the case of online shopping, move on to another shop. I agree: quality before quantity but that is the point: quality before quantity. Also, I think I would be overwhelmed with a whole slew of items all in one shop, unless they were organized in categories, thus making my search for necessary items a lot easier.

Better a few well made items than a bunch of them of mediocre/poor quality, the way I figure.

Be aware that the initial post in this thread was written in 2009, but even so, it's not quite referring to what you think it is. Unless you manage to get a dedicated following of customers, buyers are very likely to never step foot in your store. They'll be buying from Zazzle's marketplace whether they arrive there directly or follow an outside link. If there are millions of products on Zazzle and you have a grand total of 20 products, math says you'll be buried. So the mention of 100 products isn't an indicator of what you think it is. The more (good) products you have, the more likely you are to have some random customer notice one of them.

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 8:29:55 AM
I stand corrected. Thank you.
Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:39:32 PM
I have a question about selling I am new to zazzle just want to know

How do I sell products out of the country and I live in the states

I heard I need a w9 and some other stuff what else do I need?

Does my stuff look okay on my store? All I want to do is sell shurts that's it

https://www.zazzle.com/ohenebasgh71
Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:47:31 PM
wrote:
I have a question about selling I am new to zazzle just want to know

How do I sell products out of the country and I live in the states

I heard I need a w9 and some other stuff what else do I need?

Does my stuff look okay on my store? All I want to do is sell shurts that's it

https://www.zazzle.com/ohenebasgh71


Is the artwork yours?

Read up on Tags and Descriptions, there are tons of threads on them. Also under Keywords.

You just need to post things to your store, with proper title, tags, and description, they can be found. You need to work on that, yours are pretty much blank.
Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 4:23:19 PM
Customizables wrote:

2.) Abuse of Quick Create[/b]
The Quick-Create feature is great, but if your products have white edges and empty space, most customers aren’t going to be interested. Be mindful also of designs that hang out of the “safe zone” on products. If text or important design elements extend into the bleed area, they will likely be chopped off when the product is printed.

Furthermore, you shouldn’t post EVERYTHING Quick Create puts together for you. By default, the Quick Create tool will put your design on several shirts, two mugs, two buttons, two postcards, etc, but all you need is one of each. Even on things like shirts and mugs--items which come in a variety of styles and colors--you only need one example of each posted in your shop. If a customer sees a design they like on a baby shirt, they can have that design printed on any shirt, from infants’ to mens’, without you having to post that design on every style and color first. The same goes for mugs and hats and other products that come in different styles. Take the time to delete redundant designs, and keep only what you feel will provide a good representation of your available products (A light shirt and a dark shirt, for example). Cull, adjust, or delete designs that just don’t work on certain products--not every design will fit on a bumper sticker or a mug, and if your shop is full of ill-fitting designs, your customers will leave.[/b]



This is good information. I'm not new to selling online, I used to sell on etsy and have been on cafepres for a few years now. While my cafepress shop was and still is my creative outlet, I only got a sale every once in a blue moon. Now that I've been out of work for three months, I've been putting more time into that shop. I opened this shop recently thinking it would be good to spread my wings and be seen some place else. I like the variety of items here, things that cafepress doesn't have. However the biggest difference for me is that on cp, I have to manually put the design on everything individually. Where as here you do put it on one t-shirt and the site gives the buyer the option of choosing different ones in that same product/type of product.

I just need to remind myself that I don't have to put one design on every mug (for instance), zazzle has the ability to do that for me and shows my customers that they can simply choose those items as well.
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