Goodbye Collections, Hello Freedom of Choice

Goodbye Collections, Hello Freedom of Choice

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 which products you 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. They can’t specify which products they offer their customers.

Thank God! Now What?

The release on the 30th of March 2017 removes collections from the product creation process. They will be replaced by a tool that gives Partners the flexibility they’ve been yearning for.

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 departments (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 offer only women’s organic t-shirts 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? Absolutely!

What’s Next?

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 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 addition by subtraction: by limiting the range to best-sellers only, the chance of making a sale increases. 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!

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Ben
Ben
4 years ago

I’ve just opened a new store that I am setting this up for an organisation that only wants to sell their official clothing in certain colours. They want to offer a men’s t-shirt and a men’s hoodie in a particular colour and only have those two products available. How do I do that? They have several types of “bestsellins” t-shirts and hoodies appearing on site, but I only want the basic, cheap ones there. And how do I select the specific colour I need? There used to be like 24 colours, now there’s only 12, which aren’t the ones I need.

I have an older store that uses the manual creation method which makes this easy. How can I do this now?

Tiffany
4 years ago

My shop only lets me choose a collection and I just opened it this week so I was never on the old platform.

Charles Fincher
4 years ago

Hi Lena,

Have you migrated over the new filters to the shops area? It appears so, but I’m confused by your mentioning earlier that not all has been migrated., also because you discuss signing in with a new email to see the new area. Please enlighten. Thanks,

Charles

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

It seems to me like these are just different/slightly smaller collections… Is it still not possible to make and display a specific product using the same functionality as your “Create” page? If so, why?

We’re trying to display a very limited selection of products (basic t-shirt, basic hoodie, basic tank-top, etc.), and activate the T-Shirt Designer so customers can order fringe/higher-cost products at their discretion, but this seems impossible.

Emanuel
Emanuel
4 years ago

Aun me siguen apareciendo articulos que no quiero en mi tienda..por favor esto me impide personalizar mi tienda a mi gusto de acuerdo a mi nicho de mercado! Agradeceria que arreglaran ese detalle

Sachintha
Sachintha
4 years ago

Thanks for that, and also pls add a tool to choose color for products, I mean black designs are not for black tees and white designs are not for white tees. Improve that color selecting.Thanks

Kassandra
4 years ago

Yay! So happy with this decision! I only sell women´s and kid´s clothing in my EU shop and now it will work perfectly in the US shop.

Inspired Beings
Inspired Beings
4 years ago

How do I add leggings to my store?

david
david
4 years ago

Thank you Lena for all of these great clarifications. Is it also in the plan to be able to place my design on the front or the back of the shirt? And how about sizing the design? Basically what I’m looking for is the flexibility to design the shirt just as we do in the spreadshirt design creator -which I love. I can upload my design, size it, put it on the front or the back, then I can add some text, on the front or the back. I’ve been disappointed with the limitations for designing tshirts in my shop. Any chance?

Sandra
4 years ago

Great. Now I can respond to my customer demands. I would also like for Spreadshirt to look at lower price products because my customers complain that the pricing of the shirts are expensive.

Solfrid
Solfrid
4 years ago

I wish to have the freedom to choose the design from the products group myself. I only want to sell one type on T-shirt. I don`t like all the designs from one product group, so it destroys everything for me. I also really want to be able to choose the colors myself as well.

Farzana
Farzana
4 years ago

Looks like a great feature…. 🙂

RebelwheelsNYC
4 years ago

Does this mean I can choose a sweatshop free t-shirt over one that is not sweatshop free? This has seriously been the only reason why I have not been active on spreadshirt, as I don’t want to sell items made in sweatshops.

Millicent Ann Peters
4 years ago

Yippee Skippee!

This gives us more and better product flexibility. I hope you guys got maternity wear because this is what I felt was lacking and I got so many ideas tucked away!

Thanks so much!!! NOW LET’S MAKE SOME MONEY……

David
David
4 years ago

Hi Lena. This is timely as I’ve been investigating options for my tshirts. I love the shirts I’ve created and tested for myself on spreadshirt. Question, will I be able to create shirts with design on front and text on the back and vice versa for my shop? Thanks so much?

Michaella
Michaella
4 years ago

Hey what exact date will the partner features be available?

Jeff Colburn
Jeff Colburn
4 years ago

For me, this won’t work. I create all of my own shirts and they are divided into two very different categories. So now, instead of having one site with each category on its own page I have to have two separate sites. which creates more work for me.

John
4 years ago

Is this feature something that’s not offered in US shops?

Jozef
4 years ago

Finally! Thanks Spreadshirt.

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