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Any Zazzlers here freaking out over the new changes?

 
dustytoes
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on 10/20/2011

I have been "stuck" at Zazzle fixing the mess in my stores after Zazzle made some huge changes to categories and tagging.

If you are a casual, part-time Zazzler you might want to check and see if your products are still in the categories they should be in as many of mine were left uncategorized completely and for a while, some product pages looked empty.

Just thought I'd mention it here since some of you do Zazzle too.


lakeerieartists
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on 10/20/2011

Thanks Pam.  I haven't been over there lately.  I will check it out.  :)

 

Question:  Will it change links going into Zazzle on products?


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bizilady
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on 10/20/2011

Yes, dustytoes..I've noticed a few items in the wrong place...otherwise I am excited to see new products!


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dustytoes
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on 10/21/2011

Yes I am excited to see the new products too... I love the little wooden gift boxes.

@Paula - as far as it messing up links from outside Zazzle, only if you've used a special 2 character code to pull the products (two letter tags no longer show) and some people have complained that the storebuilder has issues, but I don't use that.  You might want to check your websites that pull products.  I think there is help in the forum on this subject as well.

Hope you don't have any big issues.


Also, if any of you are making changes to categories in the bulk edit area, use the "newest" version of your items to make the changes or else your category choices may not stick.


WordCustard
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on 10/21/2011

I did have a hard few weeks with all the changes. The dust finally seems to be settling over there for me.

lakeerieartists
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on 10/21/2011

Thanks, I haven't had any time to look.  Will try to do that soon.


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dustytoes
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on 10/22/2011

 

lakeerieartists: 21. Oct 2011, 13:48

Thanks, I haven't had any time to look.  Will try to do that soon.

 

I see that you have been writing like a mad woman..!!!! wow...Hope Zazzle's changes have not left you with many problems.


mandeesears
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on 10/23/2011

Thanks for the heads up Pam. My store is so small, only a few things out of place. Hope you are doing okay! I know you have tons of items to check on! Good luck. 


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lakeerieartists
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on 10/23/2011

What is the best way to check everything, Pam?


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dustytoes
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on 10/24/2011

Paula,

There is no easy way to do this as most of my products have many sub-categories, but just make sure you make changes under the "newest" dropdown and if you have a lot of products do the biggest groups first I suppose.  There are 3 categories now and you can bulk edit in the account area of your store to group them correctly.  (BTW, Zazzle has said that the "recipient" category can be left blank). 

It is very discouraging to have to spend so much time doing this and my sales have plummeted, like many others.

I have been trying to update my best selling items in my most popular stores first and then making sure each folder - or group of products - has at least one good category.  For instance, in my BlueHyd store, I have made sure all products are in the "hydrangea flower" category.  Now there are three to add to each product and I'll go in (for the next hundred years) and edit for the other "recipient" and "events and occasions" sections.

I am staying away from the tagging changes for now as there is talk of them getting all messed up if changes are made, although Zazzle now offers us the option of adding tags to the beginning, end, etc. when bulk editing.

Sorry I can't really be of more help, just wanted to give you guys a heads up.

 


lakeerieartists
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on 10/24/2011

Thanks.  I haven't even begun to start as I have been busy getting my shop ready for Christmas.


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