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« on: July 22, 2013, 06:44 »
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Last month I earned almost 200$, but this month zero sales till now!

New site? Or something else?

Your experience?


« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 07:29 »
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9 sales this month but comparing to an average month I am way down

« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 10:20 »
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I was seeing small sales on a daily basis. Since the site change and royalty change, i think i have had one sale.  >:(

« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 11:04 »
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I am down too. I think multiple factors contribute to the lower sales this month. It is summer, in the past I always had lower sale in the summer. If you kept you royalty rate over 15% your are not pickup anymore by the large affiliates sellers, and you are drooped in rank at the searches in the marketplace. There also have been quite a few problems with the change on the layout, including downtime of the website. I also heard that the individual store places last there Google ranking.

« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 11:27 »
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I am down 1/4 of normal.  I noticed my business card best sellers used to be on the first page on google images by keywords, now are missing from the same search.

« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013, 11:45 »
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I am down too. I think multiple factors contribute to the lower sales this month. It is summer, in the past I always had lower sale in the summer. If you kept you royalty rate over 15% your are not pickup anymore by the large affiliates sellers, and you are drooped in rank at the searches in the marketplace. There also have been quite a few problems with the change on the layout, including downtime of the website. I also heard that the individual store places last there Google ranking.


I dropped mine from 15% to 14.99% to avoid that but didnt seem to matter. I think its that hideous website that is repelling buyers. I know i dont like looking at it.

« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 12:16 »
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I think its that hideous website that is repelling buyers. I know i dont like looking at it.

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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2013, 16:59 »
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I had a horrible time making one new product.  Its like the owners of istock have taken over :)  It wasn't broken, so they decided to break it.  If Zazzle had a serious competitor, they would be getting all their business now.  Its a shame none of the microstock sites has had a serious attempt at selling products.  Most stock images aren't appropriate but the big sites must have at least a million images that could sell on prints, mugs, calenders etc.

I might try selling some products direct.  Does anyone use Ebay or Amazon?  Perhaps I'll just try the local boot sale one day.

Ron

« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2013, 17:05 »
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I upped my royalties to 50%, Zazzle can suck my ... when I reach pay out, I am done with them.

« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2013, 17:50 »
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If Zazzle had a serious competitor, they would be getting all their business now.

Very true.  Zazzle is such a PITA that many contributors try it for a while and soon give up.   

FAA has told their contributors they'll soon be introducing iPhone cases (I don't get it, but apparently this is a big market) and I'm pretty sure that's just the start.


« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2013, 18:05 »
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Earlier or later there will be another POD that will get a breakthrough. Many contributor are angry at Zazzle right now. Some have started to create product on Cafepress again.

I had a some sale on Zazzle the last few days, but referrals are down too. And the change with the Volume Bonus is just the hammer. That is where I am loosing the most in the moment.

I am giving Redbubble some more attention now. Had a few sales in the last couple of month.

Continue uploading to FAA, but so fare only very few sales.

New places that I am trying are: society6, CowCow, 500px, 3droses

« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2013, 07:32 »
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If in several months won't be better, I give up, permanently!
I am finish with uploading of anything on every other new agency too! Especially like Zazzle...

iStock, Zazzle, etc. What, or which greedy agency is next?

I am sick of spending my time and effort if that can be destroyed in a single day...

Conclusion is here: THAT IS THEIR BUSINESS AND WE ARE WORKING FOR THEM! BUT WE ARE NOT PARTNERS! THEIR PARTNER IS GREED!

« Last Edit: July 23, 2013, 07:44 by borg »

« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2013, 09:39 »
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No sales since mid month for me. I haven't tried creating new products since the design change and have no desire to. Some of my products are in the 10-14.99% range but business cards, post cards and posters are still over 25%. I can only compromise so far.

« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2013, 10:02 »
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I am surprised none of the stock houses bought zazzle or came up with their own concept. It seems like a natural next step. One that contributors and customers would love, especially if they give the customer the option to customize greeting cards,mugs  etc...with their own text.

A well organized print store and then make a deal with amazon for even further distribution.

Should have happened years ago...

« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2013, 10:17 »
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I am surprised none of the stock houses bought zazzle or came up with their own concept. It seems like a natural next step. One that contributors and customers would love, especially if they give the customer the option to customize greeting cards,mugs  etc...with their own text.

A well organized print store and then make a deal with amazon for even further distribution.

Should have happened years ago...

late 2009 DT tried selling prints and failed

EmberMike

« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2013, 12:00 »
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Zazzle is dead. It's over.

« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2013, 12:01 »
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Zazzle is dead. It's over.

just like microstock, god we are dramatic ;D

« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2013, 13:19 »
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Zazzle is dead. It's over.

just like microstock, god we are dramatic ;D

Microstock is dead almost 10 years!  ;)

« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2013, 13:24 »
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Zazzle is dead. It's over.

just like microstock, god we are dramatic ;D

Microstock is dead almost 10 years!  ;)

now the thing is photo booth services ;D

wonder about the price of the machine 8)

donding

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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2013, 21:54 »
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Sales are way down for me too. It went from 1200 to 1000 to 800.....this month it looks like I will be lucky to get 500. It has been slowly declining since the 15% deal and now the 5% deal. I refuse to give my work away. That's why I dropped most microstock agencies...just got so tired of all the BS. I made a lot in the Volume Bonus's also and now that is gone, there really isn't any incentive to make sales. I quit creating and uploading. Maybe they will come back, but I really believe they have really hurt the trust of their contributors this time and it'll take a lot to get it back. Gotta be careful what you say in the forum's or your get banned, so there are probably more unhappy contributors than you actually see in the forums......kinda reminds me of istock!! Are you sure they didn't buy Zazzle??? :o

« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2013, 17:37 »
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My sales are still consistent, and I'm seeing the ramp-up for the buying season is in effect now.  ;D

I have no complaints at all, I kept my royalties in the 20-30% range, still getting plenty of 3rd party sales, and love the new layout. It's larger and cleaner.

We started earlier this year at Cafe Press, as well, and we're seeing more and more sales there, too, but Zazzle is still our main earner.

« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2013, 19:25 »
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My sales have also  stopped since the first week of July.

I had a good month in Jule, I felt very good about Zazzle then.

« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2013, 03:06 »
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What is your royalty percentage?
If you have rapid fall in sales in July do you have royalties set above 15%?

« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2013, 03:19 »
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Today is 40 days without any sale!
1st July was fatal to me...

« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2013, 07:58 »
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I've never sold a lot there but I did sell one card this week, so perhaps their buyer is back :)


 

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