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Topic: Make Product a Template
LavenderMintGraphics Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:55:21 PM
PetsDreamlands wrote:
LavenderMintGraphics wrote:


Shocked never thought about doing that with the edit option (obviously lol)!! That will definitely save some time.

The second option sounds a lot like when I start a product but don't finish it and it goes into the Saved Designs. When I finish it and publish it the template goes bye-bye. But that edit option sounds like a winner.

Thanks for sharing that. Smile

It definitely does. A lot.
2 other big helper are also word and excel (or similar).
Use Word to save and organize your descriptions and tags. If well organized, you can easily mix and copy and paste them on your new products.
Use Excel to manage all your products.
Create a sheet with columns for product title, product type, zazzle product link and one for personal info about that product, and you can easily manage your designs and quick jump to the resp. Z product page through the link. You can of course add additional columns for other stuff, e.g. the description, tags, whatever. You could of course spare the Word part and do all in Excel. Or viceversa, works perfectly, too.


I am so not an Excel person, but I did try to start one a few weeks ago as I quickly saw I needed a quick reference to know what design I had on what products so I wouldn't repeat them. I've been using Trello for awhile but it dawned on me just yesterday to use that to keep track of designs and what products I have them on. I've been using a text file with my descriptions and tags and I began putting them in Trello, too.

Great info, thanks for sharing that.
Topic: Make Product a Template
LavenderMintGraphics Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:55:21 PM
PetsDreamlands wrote:
LavenderMintGraphics wrote:


Shocked never thought about doing that with the edit option (obviously lol)!! That will definitely save some time.

The second option sounds a lot like when I start a product but don't finish it and it goes into the Saved Designs. When I finish it and publish it the template goes bye-bye. But that edit option sounds like a winner.

Thanks for sharing that. Smile

It definitely does. A lot.
2 other big helper are also word and excel (or similar).
Use Word to save and organize your descriptions and tags. If well organized, you can easily mix and copy and paste them on your new products.
Use Excel to manage all your products.
Create a sheet with columns for product title, product type, zazzle product link and one for personal info about that product, and you can easily manage your designs and quick jump to the resp. Z product page through the link. You can of course add additional columns for other stuff, e.g. the description, tags, whatever. You could of course spare the Word part and do all in Excel. Or viceversa, works perfectly, too.


I am so not an Excel person, but I did try to start one a few weeks ago as I quickly saw I needed a quick reference to know what design I had on what products so I wouldn't repeat them. I've been using Trello for awhile but it dawned on me just yesterday to use that to keep track of designs and what products I have them on. I've been using a text file with my descriptions and tags and I began putting them in Trello, too.

Great info, thanks for sharing that.
Topic: Make Product a Template
LavenderMintGraphics Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:09:45 PM
PetsDreamlands wrote:
LavenderMintGraphics wrote:

I think the other thing that confuses me is that I thought there was a way to save a template. For example, I had finally found that Towel Set (in situ) and managed to save it in the Saved Designs (My Profile). So, I thought any time I want to make a towel set I just go in there, create and list. But once I did it disappeared from Saved Designs. So I either have to go find it again, or just go to my Products, click on one that's listed and redo the process. So, I'm guessing that's just the way everyone does it.

You can re-use every product you create to make a new one, which you can then publish separately. All templates and content stay, all tags, description etc, so you have only to change the few things you need to. Just choose the product you want to use as "template", click on customize or edit (depends), change the stuff you wanna change, exit designer, click on sell, adapt description, title, tags etc as needed and publish. Voilà.

You can even create your own basic product templates by publishing and saving them in a dedicated category, e.g. "my templates", so they're easy to find.

Once you publish a saved design, that product/design disappears from the saved list and appears under products, as the product you published.


Shocked never thought about doing that with the edit option (obviously lol)!! That will definitely save some time.

The second option sounds a lot like when I start a product but don't finish it and it goes into the Saved Designs. When I finish it and publish it the template goes bye-bye. But that edit option sounds like a winner.

Thanks for sharing that. Smile
Topic: Make Product a Template
LavenderMintGraphics Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:09:45 PM
PetsDreamlands wrote:
LavenderMintGraphics wrote:

I think the other thing that confuses me is that I thought there was a way to save a template. For example, I had finally found that Towel Set (in situ) and managed to save it in the Saved Designs (My Profile). So, I thought any time I want to make a towel set I just go in there, create and list. But once I did it disappeared from Saved Designs. So I either have to go find it again, or just go to my Products, click on one that's listed and redo the process. So, I'm guessing that's just the way everyone does it.

You can re-use every product you create to make a new one, which you can then publish separately. All templates and content stay, all tags, description etc, so you have only to change the few things you need to. Just choose the product you want to use as "template", click on customize or edit (depends), change the stuff you wanna change, exit designer, click on sell, adapt description, title, tags etc as needed and publish. Voilà.

You can even create your own basic product templates by publishing and saving them in a dedicated category, e.g. "my templates", so they're easy to find.

Once you publish a saved design, that product/design disappears from the saved list and appears under products, as the product you published.


Shocked never thought about doing that with the edit option (obviously lol)!! That will definitely save some time.

The second option sounds a lot like when I start a product but don't finish it and it goes into the Saved Designs. When I finish it and publish it the template goes bye-bye. But that edit option sounds like a winner.

Thanks for sharing that. Smile
Topic: Collection in my name not store name
LavenderMintGraphics Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:50:27 AM
Thanks, Fuzzy and Maz.

I actually did start to just change it in the BBC code, so guess I'll just do that. I'm okay with my name being associated with my design name since it is me, after all lol. I have used Lavender Mint Graphics for so long that seeing my real name is still a bit odd when it's "out there". Smile