I'm still waiting on that, and being able to enable my forum badge. I'm wondering why they sent the emails if the rest of it wasn't set up yet... Ah well, I'll check back tomorrow.
Thank you Gina! I couldn't have don't it without your awesome and truthful advice. It's hard to find someone these days who will tell you what you need to hear vs what you want to hear. And we're lucky around here to have more than our fair share of awesome Pros.
I can't wait to see where we go from here.!!
I'm so happy about finally getting my Bronze ProSeller badge that I decided to throw a party and drop my prices. Until July 31st I've dropped my royalty on all my stores by 15%.
Thank you Zazzle for giving me the most awesome job in the world. After 20 years in factories and restaurants I'm finally doing what I want. And making a decent living at it. You rock and so does everybody here. Thank you to all the ProSellers who took the time to help a complete computer newb come this far. And you know who you are (cough cough Gina, Shopaholicchick, Dan (ricaso), Steve (soft product) cough cough)
So let's party peeps! I'm passing around my specialty "Chocolate Overload cake" and Starbuck's double shots all round
Zazzler for Life!!
The biggest problem isn't graphics actually (although their are some people who'll do that too), a lot of people who are not familiar with trademark and copyright laws do not know that you can't use images of celebrities or name brands. And yes, some do it just to see if they can get away with it or because they really don't care. By putting that disclaimer on the upload screen and making these people check the box when posting products, they can't say they "didn't know" anymore. Because the proof is right there. And if they do it anyway and it winds up in court, well, than it's their own fault for not READING the TOS they agreed to when they opened their shop.
IconDoIt - I was looking for this very idea. I think most of the other people who replied here completely missed your point.
Let me see if I can lay out the concept:
Two Tone Coffee Mug
See Page 5 for all available images
I want to be able to print (on a flyer or calendar or whatever) the image of the finished products. Then I can show people IRL what I'm doing without having to trust that they'll remember to look up my store online someday. I can have multiple products shown, each with a different design, or else put all my designs along the top, or on a separate page.
This way, I could take orders and have them shipped to myself and then give them out - the way home parties are done. I could do home parties, but I can't without a CATALOG and some real-life examples of products.
Catalogs are essential for marketing IN REAL LIFE, FACE TO FACE situations. I've done purely online marketing before, and it's too faceless for most people. I know my designs will sell better with a print catalog and some examples, and the most important part, my in-person marketing.
If you click on the image of my catalog you will see that that is the way it is set up. Each page shows the product image with all the information just like the original web page. If you purchased a few of the matching products for display, it would work great for home parties (a la Tupperware) and other things.