Sunday, January 1, 2023

Editing Existing Zazzle Product Keeping the Link


My name is Sandy Mertens and I am a Silver Zazzle ProDesigner. Zazzle is a custom print-on-demand online shop where creators have their own stores. The Zazzle website evolved over the years from when I first joined. The designer tools were simple and basic. The customer could only edit the image and text if you (the creator) checked the box when posting the new product. There was no "Personalize this template" pulldown. To get an idea of simple and basic, look at Fabrics on Zazzle of how the design tool is. This was how it had been for other products. Fabrics editing has not changed.



Teddy Bears, Moon and Stars Pattern Fabric


More Fabric is available within these two collection pages. 
Fabric by Sandy M Designs & Giftsyoucreate

Anyone not familiar with Zazzle and reading this, the online shopping store has over 300 different product types. Cards, clothing, home decor, office, school products, electronics, and more.

The Question

Recently, I was asked a question by another Zazzle creator. Her question was if she made an improvement on a design and made that change in Edit, if she should delete the older product, losing any likes, views, and purchase stats. My answer to any storekeeper (Zazzle creator) is if your product listing has any positive stats, never delete it. You shouldn't delete it if you have promoted it on various social media outlets. For a spelling error, a slight design defect, an image that needs an adjustment, or something that will not make too much of a change, make those changes and click on the "Replace Product" button. As the creator, you then click on "Submit Revision." Approval may take less than 24 hours to weeks. Therefore, I would not recommend doing this on a Valentine's Day card when Valentine's Day is only weeks away.




From my own experience, it has to be a slight change to be approved by Zazzle when clicking on the "Submit Revision" button.

(Now, if it is a grammar error and Zazzle does not approve the change, you have no other option than to make a new corrected product and delete the old one.)

Before the "Replace Product" button existed, I republished many products, deleting the older products. Doing this affected my ZRank by decreasing my stats.

The pencil/pen holder shown above is one product I have republished twice now, using the "Replace Product" button. Easier for the customer to add their photos with the Personalize this template pulldown. Valentine's gift for an office.


Replace Product for Zazzle Approval Video

When I started my Youphotoit store, I wanted my custom photo store to be different than the other shopkeepers. I wanted to include unique graphics so the customer could add their photo to that design. 

I can make my older products easier for the customer without a subtle visual change. This video will show how simple it is. 

Watch Video on Youtube for the Largest View


That is it. Has this helped?

Comments on this blog and on the Youtube video are appreciated.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Free Images to Use For Zazzle or POD Stores



Where can you get free images to use for your Zazzle stores or any print-on-demand stores? 


For commercial use and are not trademarked or copyrighted. Look for images in the public domain, free to use or to buy for a small fee with a license to use commercially. Some image websites have requirements. Give appropriate credit. Provide a link to the photo license, and indicate if you made alterations. Some sites don't require attribution. The majority of these sites have license terms that you must read. In all cases of free-to-use sites, it is better to modify the images downloaded.

 

Google images or any browser images are not FREE to use. These are images that are all over the internet. Free and copyrighted. You need to go to the sites to see if they are available. 

 

Known named images are more than likely trademarked. You can use something like this only if the POD site allows that particular Fan Art. Not getting into that right now, but there are rules which you must follow.

 

Often you can type the name in the browser search to find out if it is trademarked or copyrighted. For the US, you can look here. USPTO.gov

 

A handful of places to find images to use in your stores. Search in your browser for more. Comment under this post to add more image sites for free or at little cost. Read the license terms.

Overall, the best images to use are the graphics, art, and photos owned by you.

 

Public Domain Pictures

Free and Premium downloads. The difference is the image size.

 

Unsplash

 Free downloads 

Pexels

 Free downloads

 

Pixabay

 Free downloads. Alter for commercial use on products.


Creative Fabrica

Free and paid graphics from Creative Fabrica.

 

Rawpixel

Limited free to download.

Etsy

For a small price and up, graphic images are offered by some storekeepers for instant downloads. Look to see if they are offering a commercial use license for your print-on-demand stores. If you don't have an Etsy account, click on the "Open a Shop Today" button shown when you click on the link. Otherwise, you can sign in to your account.

Note: when downloading commercials use graphics from Etsy. Often the storekeeper will show you what you can do with the graphics as in a card for the listing photo. Unless noted by the storekeeper, that is only for show and not allowed for you to use. Only with the individual graphics you buy can you create your creation.
                                                  


My Zazzle, Redbubble, Teepublic, Artofwhere, and other POD (print-on-demand) stores, are listed on 
Linktr.ee Sandyspider


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Unique Pet Bowls at Redbubble



Premium unique pet bowls made for easier feeding of elevated stainless steel. Choose between two sizes for your cat or dog. It is recommended to clean by hand, though the bowls are easy to clean in the dishwasher when you remove the anti-slip rubber base. The Pet Bowls For Sale on Redbubble article shows some of my pet bowls which you can find l pet bowls here. Why settle for plain and boring feeding containers for your pet when you can have uniquely designed bowls by Sandyspider on Redbubble. Below are featured the American Bald Eagle and Flag Pet Bowl, Abstract Pony on the Carousel Pet Bowl, Red Flower Fractal and Kaleidoscope Art Pet Bowl, American Flag with Thumbs Up Pride Pet Bowl, Vive la France Flag, and Eiffel Tower Pet Bowl, and the Pink Heart with Red Abstract Pattern Pet Bowl. If you are looking for a special design or one that you can personalize, contact Sandy at admin@giftsyoutreasure.com


Click on the links above and the images below to go to the products on the Redbubble site.

American Bald Eagle and Flag, RBSSG

by sandyspider

 
Abstract Pony on the Carousel, RBSSG

by sandyspider

Red Flower Fractal and Kaleidoscope Art, RBSSG

by sandyspider

 
American Flag with Thumbs Up Pride, RBSSG

by sandyspider

Vive la France Flag and Eiffel Tower, RBSSG

by sandyspider

 
Pink Heart with Red Abstract Pattern, RBSSG

by sandyspider

More unique gifts are available by Sandyspider on Redbubble


Sunday, October 30, 2022

Pet Bowls For Sale on Redbubble




Elevated stainless steel pet bowls with an anti-slip rubber base for your cat or dog are featured here. These food containers are designed by Sandyspider on Redbubble. These food bowls for your furry family come in two sizes, small (18 oz) and large (32 oz). Choose from the many designs from funny, space galaxy designs, abstracts, mythical creatures, food lover designs, and more. The food containers are dishwasher-safe on the top rack. Hand washing the bowl is recommended to preserve print on the food bowl. Find all pet bowls here. Some of my favorites are featured below. Click on the links or images to go to the Redbubble site.

White Unicorn Cartoon on Cloud Rainbow, RBSSP Pet BowlOrion Nebula Emission View of Galaxy, RBSSG Pet BowlI Eat Bacon Typography on Real Cooked Bacon Photo, RBSSG Pet Bowl

More unique gifts are available by Sandyspider on Redbubble


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