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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 6:40:53 AM
Al Mount wrote:
I don't waste my time with small profit items.
For instance, two fleece blankets were sold by 3rd party partners for a
total profit for me of $17.01 on Nov. 2nd, in just 1 day.
Everything in my store is set at 14.9%, and has been for years.

I have 855 fleece blankets already made to pick from.
You are more than welcome to piggy back (3rd Party), from mine.
We both make the same $$, win-win for us both. Laughing
When Sherpas come back all images from fleece blankets will be on them too.
Also on Photo Backdrop Wall Art (tapestry)

https://www.zazzle.com/almount/gifts?cg=196059062282615620
Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 10:29:39 AM
Hey Al, I respect your view on paper products but want you to think about this...

I sell stationery by the 100 lot of sheets regularly... recently I had a sale for 96 postcards, 3 packages of paper napkins... 36 paper plates...

When sold in bulk paper products can have a nice royalty too. And they sell!

Carry on.
Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 5:21:57 PM
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
Hey Al, I respect your view on paper products but want you to think about this...
I sell stationery by the 100 lot of sheets regularly... recently I had a sale for 96 postcards, 3 packages of paper napkins... 36 paper plates...
When sold in bulk paper products can have a nice royalty too. And they sell!
Carry on.
I'm sure they do, and I'm happy for you,
I'm just not a paper products kind of guy Grin
Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 7:38:40 AM
I made $77 on a corporate holiday card last week. And I shared a couple of your blankets.
Smile
Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 9:06:26 AM
I have changed my original post Grin
I think you all will like it better.Grin
Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 10:00:05 AM
I created this fleece blanket Nov. 3rd.
One of my 3rd party associates sold it Nov. 11th

I just today finished a new batch of blankets for a total of 907.Grin
https://www.zazzle.com/almount/gifts?cg=196059062282615620

I'll transfer all there designs to Sherpa Blankets and Photo Background Tapestry once they are available again.
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 8:23:29 AM
Up to 1003 and still creating moreGrin

https://www.zazzle.com/almount/gifts?cg=196059062282615620

12-5-18
Up to 1136 and still creating more
Grin
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 8:44:12 AM
Al Mount wrote:


you go man! I did share a few of your blankets, love the navajo patterns!
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:44:57 AM
For my fellow Vets across the pond. Grin
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:25:56 AM
Now that Sherpa Blankets are back I will be transferring all my fleece blankets images to them and then wall tapestry.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Grin
Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 9:11:21 PM
ok I'm pretty new to this zazzle site and i've been creating for a few months now. On my sales which have just started (yay!), I see "3rd party". I'm not sure what that means and I'm not sure how to piggy back on your blankets....lol. Do I just hit the save button and pin it to my boards? I do have some pinterest boards but I don't know how to add my products on others pinterest boards.
Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:33:01 PM
3rd party means the sale was made through a referral
Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 4:18:50 PM
What does that mean? Does it mean that someone pinned my product somewhere and then they buyer clicked on that to find my store?
Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 5:50:59 PM
NorthernMaple wrote:
What does that mean? Does it mean that someone pinned my product somewhere and then they buyer clicked on that to find my store?


Yes, It means that the buyer came in through an outside link that someone posted somewhere like Pinterest or Twitter etc...or they could have come in through a Zazzle email campaign. They may not have visited your store because links take you straight to the product page.
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 7:55:24 PM
Thank you for taking the time to explain that to me. I really appreciate your help. Smile
Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 8:07:31 PM
Date Created: .. 11/09/2018
Last Sold Date: 11/24/2018
..3rd Party Idea Love

Donella
Lavalette, WV 11/24/2018 8:07:40 AM 1 $24.54 14.9% USD $2.93


2 weeks after I created it, an affiliate and I made money.. Shocked
No brag, just fact Happy Come join me Grin
Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 6:01:50 PM
Date Created: 11/15/2018
Date Sold:…...11/25/2018


Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 9:59:17 AM
Today is 12/1 11:45 A.M. CST, not even noon yet and 2 of my fleece blankets have been sold by affiliates. Grin
My invitation to become an affiliate is always open Smile

GREAT WHITE SHARK c
ALMOUNT
manualww_fleeceblanket
256-00094893-8806068
169-82797417-1019914
3rd Party
Daniel
Buchanan, MI 12/1/2018 6:05:17 AM 1 $61.35 14.9% $7.31 USD $7.31

TRUMP,LION and CROSS
ALMOUNT
manualww_fleeceblanket
256-91239366-0816226
169-53269197-8345675
3rd Party
Tina
Grant, NE 12/1/2018 12:21:54 AM 1 $46.02 14.9% $5.49 USD $5.49

One more later in the same day Grin
SILVER BACK GORILLA
ALMOUNT
manualww_fleeceblanket
256-45190321-7995458
169-23716700-2316841
None
Marie-eve
Quebec, Canada 12/1/2018 5:42:51 PM 1 $112.00 14.9% $16.69 CAD $11.92**
Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 6:29:12 PM
Total fleece blankets created is now 1203 and still selling like hot cakes.Shocked
The latest dozen or so were mainly Jesus, Crucifixion or Wooded Cross related.
https://www.zazzle.com/almount/gifts?cg=196059062282615620

God Bless all and a Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to you all Laughing Love Love Love
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 12:24:18 PM
Al Mount I was the one who bought the blabket lighthouse to WV so Zazzle was the third party just wanted ya to know she loved it!!SmileIf I knew how to add a picture here I'd show yaSmile
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 9:28:59 AM
Thanks Roses You made my day
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 10:31:56 AM
Been busy over the Holidays Grin

Total fleece blankets now 1,511

Most all images are 1920x1280 pixels, and 300 ppi
which means they can be transferred to any of the 1000+ Zazzle items without fear of getting
the dreaded "Yellow, image too small" warning.
Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 6:20:57 PM
Total fleece blankets now 1,616
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 5:28:41 AM
Al Mount wrote:
Jan,14, Total fleece blankets now 1,722
Grin

Great chance for Zazzle "Newcomers" to start making $$$ through referrals

https://www.zazzle.com/sell/affiliates/referrallinks
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:59:53 PM
Hey Al!
Glad you're having good sales with these. I don't know how you're getting them ok with that image size though. I'm getting warnings for an image that's 5700 x 3825. Which I expected. I'm going to have to figure out the minimum size.
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:42:12 AM
Beachwalker wrote:
Hey Al!
Glad you're having good sales with these. I don't know how you're getting them ok with that image size though. I'm getting warnings for an image that's 5700 x 3825. Which I expected. I'm going to have to figure out the minimum size.

I am honored that a pro-silver would ask me a question.
My secret is that I convert them to .pdf Happy
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:25:53 AM
Al Mount wrote:
Beachwalker wrote:
Hey Al!
Glad you're having good sales with these. I don't know how you're getting them ok with that image size though. I'm getting warnings for an image that's 5700 x 3825. Which I expected. I'm going to have to figure out the minimum size.

I am honored that a pro-silver would ask me a question.
My secret is that I convert them to .pdf Happy


great tip Sarge!
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:03:11 PM
Al Mount wrote:
Beachwalker wrote:
Hey Al!
Glad you're having good sales with these. I don't know how you're getting them ok with that image size though. I'm getting warnings for an image that's 5700 x 3825. Which I expected. I'm going to have to figure out the minimum size.

I am honored that a pro-silver would ask me a question.
My secret is that I convert them to .pdf Happy


LOL, Al, what a great tip! I remember you from forever here. And we can pretty much all learn something from one another.

Thanks!
Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:10:40 AM
Al Mount wrote:
Been busy over the Holidays Grin

Total fleece blankets now 1,511

Most all images are 1920x1280 pixels, and 300 ppi
which means they can be transferred to any of the 1000+ Zazzle items without fear of getting
the dreaded "Yellow, image too small" warning.


This is probably not the best of ideas.... If you are doing it and finding success, that's good, but I really wouldn't recommend it to other people as a best practice... I'm sure that Zazzle doesn't make their resolution recommendations arbitrarily, they want the best quality possible for their customers, so circumventing them isn't really in your or their best interests.

Yes, converting your pixel based images to a vector format can fool the warning, BUT - it does not increase the resolution of the image. An image of that size is small - physically only around 6x4" at a normal print resolution size.... Yes, a blanket doesn't need a full 300dpi at print size to look good, the fleece texture, printing process and viewing distance don't require it, but even a small sized blanket will have an effective resolution of 48 dpi...that's around 1/2 the image size that Zazzle requires. A large sized one 24. The small blanket is pushing the quality envelope pretty hard - the large one will most likely show definite image degradation.
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 6:07:00 AM
Invincible Penguin wrote:
This is probably not the best of ideas.... If you are doing it and finding success, that's good, but I really wouldn't recommend it to other people as a best practice... I'm sure that Zazzle doesn't make their resolution recommendations arbitrarily, they want the best quality possible for their customers, so circumventing them isn't really in your or their best interests.
Yes, converting your pixel based images to a vector format can fool the warning, BUT - it does not increase the resolution of the image. An image of that size is small - physically only around 6x4" at a normal print resolution size.... Yes, a blanket doesn't need a full 300dpi at print size to look good, the fleece texture, printing process and viewing distance don't require it, but even a small sized blanket will have an effective resolution of 48 dpi...that's around 1/2 the image size that Zazzle requires. A large sized one 24. The small blanket is pushing the quality envelope pretty hard - the large one will most likely show definite image degradation.

I convert from a .jpg directly to a 300ppi .pdf file.
As far as I know, neither myself or any of my Affiliates have had one sent back due to a blurry image ??

PPI and DPI are unrelated terms. Pixels per inch defines the resolution of a monitor or camera sensor. Dots per inch is the output from the print heads. In either case, the more dots or pixels per inch, the higher the resolution. But there is no direct relationship between the two. I think you need more specific info from your printer as the terms are often used interchangeably, which they aren't, and incorrectly.
They describe the resolution of two distinct media, one electronic pixels, the other drops of liquid ink on paper. To use the terms interchangeably would be like using amperage and horsepower interchangeably. They both describe power, but one is electrical, the other mechanical.
Ppi goes back many many decades; in fascimile; ie FAX. It was used in scanner specs for fax; before there was a microporcessor. Later 1970's books used dpi and pixels; sometimes the same way; because each dot WAS one Pixel on the print hammer's on early printers. There was no confusion before "Photoshop experts" arrived. Scannera have used dpi in their specs; in patent literature; before digital cameras existed; or photoshop.

Choosing the right image/resolution (Zazzle help)
The images you upload will be utilized at no less than 150ppi (pixels per inch). This means every 150 pixels in your image will become 1 inch when printed.

Use the highest resolution images available for your Zazzle prints! If you upload a larger image and then choose to print it at a smaller size, it will be generated at the optimal resolution to ensure a quality print. We recommend that you add images that are larger than the minimum 150 ppi.
For logos, digital art, or anything with sharp edges and contrasts, 200 ppi or greater is recommended.

Now you got ME confused !! Sad Laughing



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