You spoke, we listened. Spreadshirt developers are in the process of removing collections from the product creation process, replacing them with a tool that will allow you to pick and choose the products you want to offer.
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Based on overwhelming feedback, it quickly became clear that lumping products together into collections does not provide enough flexibility for Partners. Static collections just can’t specify exactly which products you feel like offering to your customers.
Thank God – Now What?
The release on the 30th of March 2017 will remove collections from the product creation process. They will be replaced by a tool that gives Partners the flexibility they crave.
Partners operating within the new Partner Area will now be able to choose from a selection of 100+/- of our best-selling products for their designs. Specifying between categories (men, women, accessories, gadget cases, etc.) and product groups (t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, etc.) will allow for customized product offerings. Moreover, you can refine your product groups by chosing up to four categories: “fashion”, “best-seller”, “organic” and “sports”.
In other words, if you want to e.g. offer only women’s tees in your Shop, you can. If you want to sell only phone and tablet cases in the Marketplace, you can do that too. Just baby clothing and hats? Go for it!
The release takes place seamlessly on the 30th of March 2017. Once the switch has been made, it may be necessary to ‘clean up’ your Shops and Marketplace offerings by recreating the products you want to offer with the new designer tool.
What Else Do I Need to Know?
With this release, we are reducing our product range to 100+/- products. This selection of products makes up over 93% of Shop orders. Essentially, it’s a bonus by subtraction. Limiting the range to best-sellers only increases the chance of making a sale. Products in Shops and on the Marketplace that have been created with items not included in the reduced product range will be deleted.
We’ve created a page here that details exactly which products didn’t make the cut.
And we’re not done yet! Future releases are on the way this spring and will include product color specification. Enjoy the new freedom, and here’s wishing you good sales!
Thoughts or opinions about the new product creation option? Your feedback is essential in helping us provide you with the tools and features you need to succeed. Leave a comment below!