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« Reply #100 on: February 11, 2011, 15:30 »
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I read on Zazzle's forums most folks set their commissions between 20-30%, so I set mine at 25%.  Can't tell you about sales though, because my store isn't live yet.


« Reply #101 on: February 11, 2011, 15:58 »
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Set mine at 20% with the idea to increase that if sales do start to come in at any constant rate.  I have only been at it for 3 weeks (700 products) so am not sure if that strategy is correct . . . . .  time will tell.  Have had 2 TBA over the last two weeks but no sales yet.

« Reply #102 on: February 11, 2011, 16:05 »
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WT*bleep*???

I'm working on setting up a store for my vintage art collection, and just noticed that my store title and description changed on the front page.  It returned back to normal after a refresh, but I'm still wondering if anyone else has had this happen before.

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Earlier today I was working on my store, and then in the front page (as buyers would see it), instead of my own presentation, there was a text regarding adult t-shirts (advising people to change their settings to be able to see them). I was puzzled, but it disappeared when I refreshed my page too. 

« Reply #103 on: February 11, 2011, 16:09 »
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Did anyone answer OP's original question about 10% commission? You can set a different commission rate, but how does it affect sales?
Mine are set around 20%, it depends on the products. Postcards are set as 40% for instance.  I can not tell if sales would be higher at 10%, but I believe it would be a minor point for decision if a buyer sees two products with slightly different prices - let's say $4.00 and $4.50 - unless he is buying large quantities.

« Reply #104 on: February 11, 2011, 16:18 »
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The front page as buyers would see it is where my text changed, too.  That's a little weird...kinda worries me a little about security.  Then again, their script has been buggy all day.

« Reply #105 on: February 11, 2011, 16:22 »
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I've been setting up a Zazzle store and all the products too expensive to me, so I set my commissions low.   How many people are going to buy a $25 t-shirt or a $15 coffee cup, on impulse?   

« Reply #106 on: February 11, 2011, 16:27 »
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I've been setting up a Zazzle store and all the products too expensive to me, so I set my commissions low.   How many people are going to buy a $25 t-shirt or a $15 coffee cup, on impulse?   

yep.. but actually my zazzle store was done in 5h at a weekend in 2009, got 75$ so far..

« Reply #107 on: February 11, 2011, 16:31 »
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The front page as buyers would see it is where my text changed, too.  That's a little weird...kinda worries me a little about security.  Then again, their script has been buggy all day.

I saw nothing in the forum... but there are so many posts there, so I may have missed it.

« Reply #108 on: February 11, 2011, 16:32 »
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I've been setting up a Zazzle store and all the products too expensive to me, so I set my commissions low.   How many people are going to buy a $25 t-shirt or a $15 coffee cup, on impulse? 

I also find products expensive, at least some of them.  US$25 for a t-shirt may not be too much, if the design is special for you.

« Reply #109 on: February 11, 2011, 16:34 »
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I've been setting up a Zazzle store and all the products too expensive to me, so I set my commissions low.   How many people are going to buy a $25 t-shirt or a $15 coffee cup, on impulse?  

I was concerned about the cost at first, too, until I realized the products are all custom-designed, limited run items that can't be found anywhere else.  I routinely pay $5 - 30 for new limited edition post cards on eBay for my personal collection.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2011, 16:35 by Karimala »

« Reply #110 on: February 12, 2011, 13:39 »
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I'm not really complaining about Zazzle - I do realize that a POD one-off has to cost more than a mass-produced item.  But while I understand the reasons, I'm pessimistic about the business model at this time.

« Reply #111 on: February 12, 2011, 15:13 »
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What are best selling products on Zazzle?

Your experiences....

« Reply #112 on: February 15, 2011, 19:25 »
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The front page as buyers would see it is where my text changed, too.  That's a little weird...kinda worries me a little about security.  Then again, their script has been buggy all day.

I saw nothing in the forum... but there are so many posts there, so I may have missed it.

Stumbled on an answer on Zazzle's forums...apparently it's a known glitch.

And woohoo for me!  Just noticed I had my first sale the day after I started uploading and my full store isn't even live yet.  Gives me some hope that Zazzle sales might offset some of the 20% loss experienced last year with the micros.

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« Reply #113 on: February 16, 2011, 23:00 »
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I love Zazzle!

I'm $10 away from becoming a PRO seller and I've only just joined in August last year.  If anyone wants to follow what I'm up to on facebook and other things, you can see my page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunny-Mars-Designs/150453311638512

I usually post some of my sales and my latest products and share thoughts with other designers about zazzle issues.

If you have a fan page as well, I'd be happy to follow it as I do a lot of promoting as well as selling my own products.

Cheers!

Fotonaut

« Reply #114 on: February 17, 2011, 04:06 »
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I've been setting up a Zazzle store and all the products too expensive to me, so I set my commissions low.   How many people are going to buy a $25 t-shirt or a $15 coffee cup, on impulse?   

Millions

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« Reply #115 on: February 17, 2011, 05:38 »
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I've been setting up a Zazzle store and all the products too expensive to me, so I set my commissions low.   How many people are going to buy a $25 t-shirt or a $15 coffee cup, on impulse?   

Millions
 

I agree.  Actually $25 for a quality t-shirt is more than reasonable.

« Reply #116 on: February 17, 2011, 06:08 »
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I love Zazzle!

I'm $10 away from becoming a PRO seller and I've only just joined in August last year.  If anyone wants to follow what I'm up to on facebook and other things, you can see my page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunny-Mars-Designs/150453311638512

I usually post some of my sales and my latest products and share thoughts with other designers about zazzle issues.

If you have a fan page as well, I'd be happy to follow it as I do a lot of promoting as well as selling my own products.

Cheers!


Great news on your success at Zazzle, I have become a Fan ;)

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« Reply #117 on: February 17, 2011, 06:34 »
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I love Zazzle!

I'm $10 away from becoming a PRO seller and I've only just joined in August last year.  If anyone wants to follow what I'm up to on facebook and other things, you can see my page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunny-Mars-Designs/150453311638512

I usually post some of my sales and my latest products and share thoughts with other designers about zazzle issues.

If you have a fan page as well, I'd be happy to follow it as I do a lot of promoting as well as selling my own products.

Cheers!


Great news on your success at Zazzle, I have become a Fan ;)


Cheers!  I have returned the favour :)

redwater

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« Reply #118 on: February 17, 2011, 22:31 »
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just curious, when you reach a certain amount to qualify in the zazzle pro seller program, do you need to apply or is it by invitation?

I love Zazzle!

I'm $10 away from becoming a PRO seller and I've only just joined in August last year.  If anyone wants to follow what I'm up to on facebook and other things, you can see my page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunny-Mars-Designs/150453311638512

I usually post some of my sales and my latest products and share thoughts with other designers about zazzle issues.

If you have a fan page as well, I'd be happy to follow it as I do a lot of promoting as well as selling my own products.

Cheers!

TheSmilingAssassin

    This user is banned.
« Reply #119 on: February 17, 2011, 22:55 »
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just curious, when you reach a certain amount to qualify in the zazzle pro seller program, do you need to apply or is it by invitation?

I love Zazzle!

I'm $10 away from becoming a PRO seller and I've only just joined in August last year.  If anyone wants to follow what I'm up to on facebook and other things, you can see my page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunny-Mars-Designs/150453311638512

I usually post some of my sales and my latest products and share thoughts with other designers about zazzle issues.

If you have a fan page as well, I'd be happy to follow it as I do a lot of promoting as well as selling my own products.

Cheers!



Hi redwater,

Supposedly it's automatic but I hear there's delays in them actually granting people the new status.  I'm more excited about the fact that I've reached that level so quickly, rather than actually being given access to any benefits associated with that status.

« Reply #120 on: February 18, 2011, 04:20 »
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When does one reach PRO status? Is it three months making a $100,- each month or just reaching $100.- in total? I have read both.

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« Reply #121 on: February 18, 2011, 07:25 »
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When does one reach PRO status? Is it three months making a $100,- each month or just reaching $100.- in total? I have read both.

I have read both too but I'm assuming you become a PRO seller after making at least $100 in three consecutive months.  If it was just reaching $100 in total, I would have reached PRO back in September, my second month of joining.  I know there is a delay being awarded the status but I don't think it's that delayed or that they would make it that easy.

« Reply #122 on: February 18, 2011, 08:49 »
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How many products do you have online?

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« Reply #123 on: February 18, 2011, 09:27 »
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How many products do you have online?

I don't count my products.  You're free to go in and have a look at the link I've left above and count for yourself.  I've no interest in it.  I'm only interested in how many sellable products I have and a lot of the earlier products I created (which is most of them), when I going through a learning curve, I'm not overly keen on.

« Reply #124 on: February 19, 2011, 02:46 »
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When does one reach PRO status? Is it three months making a $100,- each month or just reaching $100.- in total? I have read both.


It's $100 earnings total, which most agree is a bit low. They'll only be 'inviting' new prosellers quarterly, so maybe things will happen at the end of March, if they make it April, I might just make bronze - no great shakes but at least you get a pack of free business cards.

http://www.zazzle.com/mk/sell/proseller
« Last Edit: February 19, 2011, 02:58 by gill »


 

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