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Topic: Zazzle Ideas Blog
The_Simple_Succulent Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 12:43:06 PM
Jerry Lambert wrote:

Exactly. We offer products for everyone here. I thought that the glass pint and shot glasses would be huge sellers but Zazzle hasn't really showcased them. Apparel has taken a backseat with its limited offerings since before the holidays. It seems like tunnel vision to me. POD platforms should not be niche. It's so limiting. Zazzle offers a potpourri of products with designs that appeal to all shoppers. Why they don't take advantage of that is a huge mystery to me.


adding on its cool to see different designs on differentproducts. There are quite a few products I wouldn't have known existed if I hadn't searched for them directly
Topic: Zazzle Ideas Blog
The_Simple_Succulent Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:54:03 AM
Obviously I haven't been on zazzle for the longest time so I don't have all the knowledge of what Zazzle was in the past when it started or who fellow zazzlers are and what they stand for. My statements weren't meant to come off as personal attacks, just more of a reflection on biases we may have.

I do see the point where if products aren't advertised to certain demographics then sales won't happen and it might be more of a "self fulfilling prophecy" than audience drive decisions. Of course I would like to see a more balanced display but I'm sure Zazzle has found and will find what works best for them.

I still believe that being I get the importance of having that gender balance is important and I too make templates with female, male, and gender neutral names. But I don't think being female oriented qualifies as anti-male.
Topic: Zazzle Ideas Blog
The_Simple_Succulent Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:54:03 AM
Obviously I haven't been on zazzle for the longest time so I don't have all the knowledge of what Zazzle was in the past when it started or who fellow zazzlers are and what they stand for. My statements weren't meant to come off as personal attacks, just more of a reflection on biases we may have.

I do see the point where if products aren't advertised to certain demographics then sales won't happen and it might be more of a "self fulfilling prophecy" than audience drive decisions. Of course I would like to see a more balanced display but I'm sure Zazzle has found and will find what works best for them.

I still believe that being I get the importance of having that gender balance is important and I too make templates with female, male, and gender neutral names. But I don't think being female oriented qualifies as anti-male.
Topic: Zazzle Ideas Blog
The_Simple_Succulent Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:00:28 PM
Jerry Lambert wrote:
That section is more proof that Zazzle is only marketing to women these days and apparently mostly giving opportunity to female contributors.

Just look at the product examples in the Business Ideas section

What to Put on a Business Card

Corinne, Alexandra, Amanda, Annabelle and something that ends with -beth.

Why Business Cards are Still Important

Hannah

How to Use Your Business Cards to Network, Get a Job, or Find New Clients

Aaliyah

Choosing Your Business Card Colors

Nicole, Jenny, Piper, Victoria and oh, look Nick (short for Nicole?).

Or Tech Ideas

Davina, Sarah, Madison, #girlboss, Calista, Katherine

The only male-centric entry I found was DIY: Father’s Day Gift, authored by Jenny.

Most of the articles are authored by 'Zazzle Contributor' but with a quick look at the first few pages the ones that credit an author that I see are Jenny, Nicole, Karen, Erika and Matilda. The only male name I can find is Aonghus.

You know, gender equality goes both ways.

Gender Equality -noun
The state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender.

Has Zazzle become anti-male? Or are they now the POD equivalent of Marie Claire or Cosmopolitan?

Maybe men could get their own 'Ideas' section as well?



I feel like you're making a lot of assumptions about Zazzle.

"That section is more proof that Zazzle is only marketing to women these days and apparently mostly giving opportunity to female contributors. "

Maybe it was a group of females who came up with the idea to start this page? Maybe it was their initiative and their project to work on.


"Just look at the product examples in the Business Ideas section...Business Cards...Find New Clients...Tech Ideas...The only male-centric entry I found was DIY: Father’s Day Gift, authored by Jenny."

Since when did business cards, finding new clients, and tech ideas become solely centered around women? Or are you unwilling to accept ideas given to you by a female? I sampled a few articles and did a word search for the pronouns "he" and "she" and neither popped up more often in the article.


"Zazzle is only marketing to women these days..."

Maybe that's their main demographic that visits the site? Sure, there may be a lot of men visiting too, but I'm willing to bet Zazzle's audience majority is female.

"... and apparently mostly giving opportunity to female contributors"

As mentioned before, maybe this was a female led initiative. Would you question, or even notice, if other sites had articles mostly authored by men?

"Has Zazzle become anti-male?"

Even you know this is far fetched.


"Maybe men could get their own 'Ideas' section as well?"

This page isn't a "female only" idea section to begin with.
Topic: Succulents and Cacti Designs!
The_Simple_Succulent Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 1:50:22 PM
Thanks for all the submissions so far!