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The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Berry - 27/8/2010 9:41:32
Dear all,

We are launching "Design Templates", which is one of the best features that we have made.

It is easy to use and user-friendly, see how it works with Memo Pad design template sample.

http://www.artscow.com/design-templates/memo-pads

We are still working on this, and it will be applied to all our current products.

And the best news is that we don't charge extra fees from our members using these pro design templates, our template designers will get 10% profits from us.

Please let us know what you think about it, and how to improve this, any comment? opinion?
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Berry
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RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Danielle Christiansen - 27/8/2010 11:01:57

Hi Berry,
How or where do we see how many notepads we have designed for the 20 notepads. I have been designing them but where so I see that you have counted then as templates?
RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By KLH - 27/8/2010 20:37:16
I'm still a little confused about the way design templates work. If I make a design template for a book using one of my kits and someone wants to use the template, do I get paid the price of the kit, or just 10% of the item's cost? As it is now, if I make a book and someone copies it from the "gallery," they have to purchase the kits used.

Also, can we make templates that include other designers' kits or are we restricted to only using our own?

Can we get further clarification on this? Thanks!
RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Berry - 27/8/2010 22:22:32
hi Danielle and Kristen,

Good questions!

For all design templates, they will be reviewed before you can see it. It takes about 24-48 hours for revision.
http://www.artscow.com/design-templates/memopad
http://www.artscow.com/design-templates/book

If someone wants to use your templates, you will get 10% of item's cost, no price of the kits. If we are running 4.99/each 8x8 Photo Book Promotions with free shipping, you will get profits of $0.50/each book sold.

Here are the several advantages for using the design templates:

1. We will change the browsing structure, when users want to create a photo book, they will have to browse the current "design templates". Here is the link: http://www.artscow.com/design-templates/photo-book , if they do not like all current "design templates", they can start from scratch.

2. Based on our current order history, only a few experienced users will go to gallery, copy your kits and pay the kits. We just did a test in these days, 1,000 memo pad orders, there are over 50% users are using the "design templates" here. It is really an exciting number, exceed our expectation.

3. "Design templates" are now not only just for photo books, but also for all our current personalized products.


P.S.: Design templates must use your own designer's kits, do not include other designers' kits, otherwise, they will be rejected, thanks.


Thanks.
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Berry
ArtsCow.com
RE:RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Danielle Christiansen - 28/8/2010 1:50:39
so when do we see the special get $20 for designing 20 in our account? And why do I not see any of my designs in the template area?
RE:RE:RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro desig Post By KLH - 28/8/2010 1:55:29
>so when do we see the special get $20 for designing 20 in our account? And why do I not see any of my designs in the template area?

Danielle - I'm not sure when we get the $20, but I know it might take a while to show up in the templates. Items that I labeled as "Templates" yesterday showed up in templates today. The templates I've made today haven't shown up yet. I think there must be a review process of some sort? Hope that helps!
RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro de Post By Danielle Christiansen - 28/8/2010 1:56:29
>>so when do we see the special get $20 for designing 20 in our account? And why do I not see any of my designs in the template area?
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>Danielle - I'm not sure when we get the $20, but I know it might take a while to show up in the templates. A few items that I labeled as "Templates" yesterday showed up in templates today. The templates I've made today haven't shown up yet. I think there must be a review process of some sort? Hope that helps!


thanks Kristen I made mine yesterday too.
RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Angela - 28/8/2010 5:10:26
When will these new options be available for customers?
Will this option be promoted for all products or will you still be promoting the design kits method of creating items?
RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Berry - 28/8/2010 10:15:08
hi Angela,

Since these design templates are still under development, we can't launch all to the buyers at once.
So, when we are doing promotion, we will promote these "design templates" as default link for customers.

If we promote: memo pad / photo book, we will tell them to create memo pad / photo book here:
http://www.artscow.com/design-templates/memo-pad
http://www.artscow.com/design-templates/photo-book
http://www.artscow.com/design-templates/mousepad
http://www.artscow.com/design-templates/ornament
http://www.artscow.com/design-templates/cards

And finally, we will change all browsing way to direct access above url instead of "create your own url".

Thanks.



>When will these new options be available for customers?
>Will this option be promoted for all products or will you still be promoting the design kits method of creating items?

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Berry
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RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Albums to Remember - 28/8/2010 10:17:52
Berry,

A clarification question about commission. We get 10% minus shipping on all orders placed with our templates right? When items are offered for free (say 5 free 8x8 albums) we only make the 10% commission on the shipping, when items aren't offered for free we make 10% minus shipping? My only fear in this is that people will take advantage of the templates with the free albums and we as designers won't make much. Do they have to pay $7.99 per book to ship x 5 books = 39.95 so we would get $4 commission or only $7.99 so for 5 books we would make $.80? Just wanted to double check. Hope this isn't too confusing.

Thanks.
RE:RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Danielle Christiansen - 28/8/2010 10:35:51
still wondering why some designers are being highlighted and others are not. I do not see one of mine on there.
The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By snackpackgu - 29/8/2010 2:39:27
Do we let you know once we've designed 20 templates or will Artscow simply keep track and then credit our account? I designed 20 today, so not sure what else I need to do?
RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Berry - 29/8/2010 11:00:04
hi Danielle,

It seems that you have done something wrong, you need to learn the video here, the last several seconds steps are very important.
http://www.artscow.com/how-to-create-design-templates
I just checkbox the "design templates" for 8 of your memopads, and they are added to our templates already. For others, please check the video.


hi snackpackgu,
For cash dollar bonus for some promotions of design templates, we will calculate them, and send the cash dollars when we remove the promotion message in our website. (Should be done within 15-20 days.)

Thanks.

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Berry
ArtsCow.com
RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Berry - 29/8/2010 11:01:53
hi Albums to Remember,

Good questions.

For this case:

Do they have to pay $7.99 per book to ship x 5 books = 39.95 so we would get $4 commission or only $7.99 so for 5 books we would make $.80? Just wanted to double check.

You will earn $4.00


Another case: If we are running $3.99/each with free shipping for 6x6 20p harcover photo books (this promotion should be done in these days), if a customer buy 20pcs 6x6 books using your 6x6 book design templates, you will get $7.98 as profits.

We care about our customers, but we also care about our kit designers.

Thanks


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Berry
ArtsCow.com
RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Danielle Christiansen - 29/8/2010 11:48:44
>hi Danielle,
>
>It seems that you have done something wrong, you need to learn the video here, the last several seconds steps are very important.
>http://www.artscow.com/how-to-create-design-templates
>I just checkbox the "design templates" for 8 of your memopads, and they are added to our templates already. For others, please check the video.
>
>
>hi snackpackgu,
>For cash dollar bonus for some promotions of design templates, we will calculate them, and send the cash dollars when we remove the promotion message in our website. (Should be done within 15-20 days.)
>
>Thanks.
>that is how I did all of them.
RE:RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By snackpackgu - 29/8/2010 11:59:16
Thanks for your response. I see that now you'd like us to design 5 or more 6x6 photobooks instead of the memo pads (which I did tonight :). Again, thanks for your timely response.
RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Lil - 29/8/2010 12:15:44
This is fun stuff Berry.

Can you just clarify this for me ... you said

If someone wants to use your templates, you will get 10% of item's cost, no price of the kits. If we are running 4.99/each 8x8 Photo Book Promotions with free shipping, you will get profits of $0.50/each book sold.

So the kits used in the templates will then be added to the purchasers kits. What if they again use that kit for something else. Are they then charged for the kit? Or is the kit now theirs for free?
RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By snackpackgu - 29/8/2010 20:51:12
>This is fun stuff Berry.
>
>Can you just clarify this for me ... you said
>
>If someone wants to use your templates, you will get 10% of item's cost, no price of the kits. If we are running 4.99/each 8x8 Photo Book Promotions with free shipping, you will get profits of $0.50/each book sold.
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>So the kits used in the templates will then be added to the purchasers kits. What if they again use that kit for something else. Are they then charged for the kit? Or is the kit now theirs for free?

Lil, that's a great question. So if a customer buys a 8x8 photobook no shipping, we get $0.50 for each book and the customer gets access to the kit forever? If so, I'll have to rethink this, as there are some sports kits of mine that I don't want to give away (basically) for $0.50.
RE:RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Catvinnat - 29/8/2010 21:12:58
>> I can really see the appeal of the templates Berry. They are a great idea - I noticed that a lot of people who ordered mousemads and memo pads with the facebook promotions the pictures were off the product or not filling completely so they will be great for folks who are not so confident.

so, will it be possible for you to give us a couple of days advance notice of special promotions so that we can get new templates into the gallery in advance all ready for the promotions?

also, how will we know if a template is not suitable? - will we get an email?

each time a template is used will that show in our cash dollars as normal please?

and lastly can designers have an area 'my templates' in their account as well as 'my kits' - I have several hundred designs and sample products and it can be time consuming to plough through them all

thanks
RE:RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Lil - 29/8/2010 22:04:50
>>This is fun stuff Berry.
>>
>>Can you just clarify this for me ... you said
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>>If someone wants to use your templates, you will get 10% of item's cost, no price of the kits. If we are running 4.99/each 8x8 Photo Book Promotions with free shipping, you will get profits of $0.50/each book sold.
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>>So the kits used in the templates will then be added to the purchasers kits. What if they again use that kit for something else. Are they then charged for the kit? Or is the kit now theirs for free?
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>Lil, that's a great question. So if a customer buys a 8x8 photobook no shipping, we get $0.50 for each book and the customer gets access to the kit forever? If so, I'll have to rethink this, as there are some sports kits of mine that I don't want to give away (basically) for $0.50.

I agree ... I hope they can clear that question up.
RE:RE:RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro desig Post By EnKay - 30/8/2010 4:16:23

I like the way this levels the playing field for designers who don't want to give their kits away, its a great idea
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RE:RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Berry - 30/8/2010 9:29:01
hi all,
For this case,

So if a customer buys a 8x8 photobook no shipping, we get $0.50 for each book and the customer gets access to the kit forever? If so, I'll have to rethink this, as there are some sports kits of mine that I don't want to give away (basically) for $0.50.


If a customer use the design templates repeatedly, designers will get 10% repeatedly, and the customer will not own the design templates they used.

Thanks.

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Berry
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RE:RE:RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro desig Post By Lil - 30/8/2010 9:43:50
>hi all,
>For this case,
>
>So if a customer buys a 8x8 photobook no shipping, we get $0.50 for each book and the customer gets access to the kit forever? If so, I'll have to rethink this, as there are some sports kits of mine that I don't want to give away (basically) for $0.50.
>

>
>If a customer use the design templates repeatedly, designers will get 10% repeatedly, and the customer will not own the design templates they used.
>
>Thanks.
>

Hi Berry ... so the customer uses the template. Now the kit (or kits) that were used in that template go into 'their kits'. Basically I just want to know if they can now use parts of those kits to make other stuff without paying for the kits.
RE:RE:RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro desig Post By KLH - 30/8/2010 9:52:20
Also, how much control would the template user have over the template? Can they still move or delete elements, and use other embellishments from the kit used in the template?
RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro de Post By Berry - 30/8/2010 17:57:16
To Lil,
The kits will not go to their "My Kits". You can create a new a/c to test it.

To Kristen,
You can test yourself first, end users can remove or delete embellishments if they dislike, and you can still get the profits, if they still using any part of your design templates. Anyway, try to test yourself first.

Thanks.
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Berry
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RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Lil - 30/8/2010 22:27:07
Berry ...

Thanks for the reply. I feel like such a pest but I just tested it under my husbands account. I added a template that I made for a bag that used pieces from several of my kits.

#1 - All the kits went under my husbands kits. (I think that part I understand - if they use those kits for something else they will be charged for the kits)
#2 - I clicked on 'Go to cart' and it was charging for every kit on top of the price of the bag.

I thought when they used the templates they wouldnt' get charged for the kits?

I'm so confused ... lol.

NOTE: - I realized this is what happens when they add your item from the gallery. See below ...
RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Lil - 30/8/2010 22:54:52
Ok, I think I get it now. If they add my bag from the gallery - they pay for the bag and the kits because in the gallery it's not considered a template. If they add my bag from the examples of premade bags after they go to create a bag, they just pay for the bag and the kits don't go into their kits.

This is great but how can we encourage the people to pick from the examples? ... alot of people browse the gallery and look for ideas and then say 'make a product like this'. This would be discouraging to them when they see the list of kits they would have to pay for. Should we take our templates out of the gallery?
RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Danielle Christiansen - 31/8/2010 7:27:31
berry,
When it says $20 instant cash for making products, how come that money isnt shown in cash account? I did the 20 memos and the-5 6x6 books and do not see any credit. Am I missing something ?
RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Danielle Christiansen - 31/8/2010 7:58:45
>berry,
>When it says $20 instant cash for making products, how come that money isnt shown in cash account? I did the 20 memos and the-5 6x6 books and do not see any credit. Am I missing something ?
wait I think I found the answer 15-20 days?
RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By mim - 31/8/2010 19:52:41
I've designed quite a few memopads (not quite 20 yet), but I'm confused as 3 or so of them were rejected as 'not suitable' and yet they were very similar to other ones that were accepted (just different colours, etc).

Can someone clarify why this might be happening? I'm loathe to post links in case the memopads that were approved might somehow become 'not suitable'.
RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Berry - 1/9/2010 17:50:51
hi all,

Don't worry the money, we will do calculation on around 16-Sep-2010, the cash dollars will be added to all qualified a/c.

Thanks.
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Berry
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RE:RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By Catvinnat - 3/9/2010 2:51:10
>I've designed quite a few memopads (not quite 20 yet), but I'm confused as 3 or so of them were rejected as 'not suitable' and yet they were very similar to other ones that were accepted (just different colours, etc).
>
>Can someone clarify why this might be happening? I'm loathe to post links in case the memopads that were approved might somehow become 'not suitable'.


yes, can we please have an answer to this Berry? It seems that the confirmation of templates is somewhat inconsistent. For instance some of my haandhags has been approed while another identical but for the background has been rejected.

I spent several hours creating a stylish but complex frameless calendar only to have it rejected - why is it not suitable please?
http://www.artscow.com/share/Classic-Coffee-Creme-Calendar-2011-coffee-cream-creme-calendar-2011-calendar-2011-2012-nlinxq9dn4x0
The albums made with the same frameless kit and another similar calendar have all been approved so I don't understand.....
With books I have templates where the same design has been approved in 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 but rejected in 6 x 6 even though I meticulously checked all the pages and frame sizes.

It seems that different approvers are working to different and somewhat arbitrary rules

It would help if you could explain the common reasons for rejection so that we can all understand better what is needed and avoid wasting time.


RE:The new way for kit designers to design, and easy way for members to enjoy the pro designs. Post By chenyin - 15/4/2013 22:19:35
how to upload the design template and earn money?