Posts Tagged ‘Seller news and updates’

May Seller News and Updates

May 11, 2013

Celebrate Your Designs!

Who doesn’t love a good celebration? We’ve got tons of great products to celebrate every milestone, and your designs make them truly memorable!

Birthdays. Bar Mitzvahs. Quinceañeras. Graduations. If it’s worth celebrating, it’s worth designing for! Trend tip: glitz, glam, animal print, photo templates, calligraphy and humor are always “in.”

Also, don’t feel like you have to limit your creativity to just one product. Your designs would be perfect for stickers, buttons, banners, cake toppers, plates and more!

Show us your best designs!

3 Pinterest Tips & Tricks


Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing platforms and is a perfect tool to help promote your store and products.

While pinning is important, making sure your pins can be easily found is just as critical. Here are 3 tips for optimizing your pins:

1. Keywords

“Long tail” keywords are used to refine search terms and cater to specific types of searches. Typically, it’s a phrase around three to five words in length. Don’t just use “flower” — use “yellow daisy flower.”

Make sure your pins are highly searchable; customize the product name, refer to a specific location, target a gender, etc. Choose your keywords carefully in the pin description.

2. Hashtags

Proper use of hashtags will make your pins easily discoverable. Search for the most popular hashtags relevant to your design and include them in the pin description. For example, if you’re pinning a wedding invite, use #weddings or #bride.

3. Backlinks

Consider adding your store’s URL in the pin description. Doing so will amplify your store’s exposure when your pin is shared or re-pinned.

While you’re at it, why not add your associate ID to pins for easy referrals, and try inviting other Sellers to help create themed-based boards, like feebyneko did? Not an associate? Click here to learn more.

Become a Pinterest ninja!

Postage Borders!

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Love designing Zazzle Custom Postage? Good news! Postage is the first product to have borders converted over in the new design tool framework.

You can create a color border to accent your design, and you can also easily choose the thickness of the border. We’ll be adding borders to other products in the near future, so be sure to stay tuned!

Try out the new feature in our Postage design tool! 

FanMerch Updates!

Following our recent successful FanMerch program partnerships with the U.S. Army, Randall’s Honey Badger and Frida Kahlo, we’re excited to announce our new U.S. Marine Corps Store on Zazzle! With Memorial Day coming up quickly, supporters of the United States Armed Forces, including the U.S. Marines, can now submit amazing designs to be featured in the new store!

Remember to create original designs and refrain from using official images or logos you’ve found online. We’re excited to see your creations! Click here to create. Click here to learn more.

Seller News and Updates

February 9, 2013

The Great Design Tool Migration

If you’ve noticed different design tools on some products versus others, it’s not your eyes playing tricks. For the next three months, we’ll be focused on converting roughly 60 design tools from the old to the new platform tool.

We’re working to help you take advantage of streamlined product creation, different fonts and unlimited rotation with our products. We want customers to find what they need — a customer searching for elephant iPhone cases, for example, can now find the design that they want on many more phone styles and options.

(Psstt – Here’s a tool tip for unlimited rotation: Hold down the CTRL key and click the rotate button. This will give you the ability to incrementally rotate images and text down to an exact degree.)

Our Merchandising Team Wants Your Designs

Our merchandising team has plenty in store for 2013 and they want to see your designs! They’ll be reaching out frequently to let you know about upcoming campaigns and how you can get involved. They’re looking for new content and products timed to holidays, so remember to frequently check our Merchandising Forum section.

They’re doing a call for designs for Valentine’s Day right now – don’t miss out.

Royalty Reminder

Just a reminder to have your store royalty updates ready by the 19th of each month. Another tip – if you’re selling at a single rate across all of your stores, you can adjust royalties with a single click by visiting Account Tab/Seller Account/Default Royalty.

Calling All Honey Badger and U.S. Army Fans

The best thing about Zazzle’s recent partnership with the U.S. Army and Randall’s Honey Badger is the chance for you to submit your own unique designs and fan merchandise. We’d love to see your designs for both stores! Remember to create original designs — and keep it in good taste. Don’t use official images or logos that you find on the web.

For more in-depth rules and how to get started, please see Rules and Regulations for U.S. Army Fan Merch and Randall’s Honey Badger.


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