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Topic: 2020 Best Practices for #products to creat, plus Cat Thumbmails?
Polenth Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 9:33:29 PM
I've only had transfer sales once in a blue moon, so I design products as usual. If it'll look good on the product, I put the design on that product.

Clothes have always allowed customers to move designs from one shirt style to another in the time I've been here. That's not part of the newer transfer feature. For those, I pick a selection from different clothing departments. Though people could look at an adult t-shirt and put it on a baby bodysuit, most customers don't seem to do that. Mostly I've seen moving between styles within the age department. That means I make sure I have an adult, child and baby version as a minimum. I will make things like sweatshirts if it seems like something people might want on a sweatshirt (like Christmas designs). What I don't do is attempt to create every style of shirt.

I do create more colour variations now where it makes sense for the design. The new design theme thing makes it worth doing more colours.
Topic: 2020 Best Practices for #products to creat, plus Cat Thumbmails?
Polenth Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 9:33:29 PM
I've only had transfer sales once in a blue moon, so I design products as usual. If it'll look good on the product, I put the design on that product.

Clothes have always allowed customers to move designs from one shirt style to another in the time I've been here. That's not part of the newer transfer feature. For those, I pick a selection from different clothing departments. Though people could look at an adult t-shirt and put it on a baby bodysuit, most customers don't seem to do that. Mostly I've seen moving between styles within the age department. That means I make sure I have an adult, child and baby version as a minimum. I will make things like sweatshirts if it seems like something people might want on a sweatshirt (like Christmas designs). What I don't do is attempt to create every style of shirt.

I do create more colour variations now where it makes sense for the design. The new design theme thing makes it worth doing more colours.
Topic: Items posted for sale not published to my own store but to Zazzle Templates
Polenth Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 12:31:57 PM
For the first one, it'll help the technical people if you provide the link you got when you published the product.

For the second one, anything you edit in any way will appear in your saved designs. That includes if you look at another designer's product and change some stuff or enter the design tool. Are you sure you didn't visit any product pages during the time they appeared?

It's highly unlikely that someone would hack your account in order to view a couple of your products and put them in your saved designs in the hopes you'd notice and be worried. Hackers are not that subtle.
Topic: Items posted for sale not published to my own store but to Zazzle Templates
Polenth Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 12:31:57 PM
For the first one, it'll help the technical people if you provide the link you got when you published the product.

For the second one, anything you edit in any way will appear in your saved designs. That includes if you look at another designer's product and change some stuff or enter the design tool. Are you sure you didn't visit any product pages during the time they appeared?

It's highly unlikely that someone would hack your account in order to view a couple of your products and put them in your saved designs in the hopes you'd notice and be worried. Hackers are not that subtle.
Topic: new seller need help
Polenth Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 4:06:23 PM
The important parts of the design should be within the green dotted lines in the design view. I can see a number of products where this isn't the case, so I'd suggest going through each one and remaking them so they fit (edit them, resize the image to fit in the lines, publish them, and delete the old one). With the kind of design you're doing, the entire design is important and needs to be within the green area. It's only for background images or patterns where it's okay to go over the line.

Consider making designs where you add the image only and then do the text with Zazzle's text system. Then make that text into a template. Though not everything needs to be a template, there are some products where people like to add their name.

Create products one at a time. Some people might get quick create to work for them, but with so many designs where your images are in the wrong place, you're not one of them. All it's done is make a lot more work for you.

You don't have that many products, so you are less likely to see sales until you have more. But do make sure you understand how to place designs and fix the old ones first. Quality is the first step. Work on quantity after you're sure the designs are right.

The tags and descriptions aren't the worst, but aren't the best. Skip pointless things like "for everyone" and it doesn't matter that you like positivity when that isn't part of the design. Consider things that are in the design or describe the design. "Be Kind" has a pink heart balloon which is not mentioned in the designs I checked. Your hiker has a pole and is walking over a mountain with birds and an orange sun in the background. The words "Take a Hike" are in orange below. That's what you're not telling people.

Paid promotion is not going to do as much for you as getting everything else right. Zazzle has a customer base who will use the search tool, so being seen in that is what you have to crack.