Zazzle products available with personalization or customization templates sell better overall than other products. Adding a ‘personalize it’ field is a simple way to involve your customers in the designing process.
Here is a walk through for adding a text template to a sticker. The same steps apply to any product you wish to make available to purchasers for personalization.
At the top of your Zazzle page, you see a bar across the page. Click ‘CREATE’ and choose the product you wish to create, a sticker in this case. Click on it. Do not add ‘TEXT’ at this time. Upload your image and click the ‘MAKE IT NOW’ button. (You also have the option of clicking cancel at the bottom of this box and using the ‘ADD IMAGE’ button instead. This is useful if you have already uploaded your image to your own Zazzle image gallery).
Next, make sure that your image row is selected and position your image using the left, right, up, and down arrows. To resize (smaller or larger) your image, click the magnifying glass plus and subtract symbols.
We will be adding the text “This book belongs to Joe Bookworm”. Select the ‘ADD TEXT’ button and type your words in the box that appears and click ‘OK’.
Make sure the text row is selected and use the ‘f” to select a different font, use the plus and minus arrows to change the size, and click on the color square to choose the color of your text. See my tutorial for how to use colors not available from the Zazzle choices shown.
Create the ‘Personalize It’ template field by clicking the two overlapping gears (see illustration below), click ‘Make this a Template Object’ and type instructions such as ‘Your name here’ in the top Text Box and click on any blank area on the page to close the box.
Now it will be easy and simple for your customers to add their own name or text to your final product. The procedure can be repeated if you wish to add more text, or if you wish to add text that is not available for customization and that is meant to remain on the product, simply do not use the step involving the gears. Below is how your product will appear in the marketplace, ready for a customer to fill in the template field and click ‘BUY’. Now one last step.
To finish your product, click the “POST FOR SALE’ button just under the boxes in which we have been working, and you are done!
A Sample Product from Stuccoloco (click pic to view details)