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My Zazzle Sales in April 2020

Ok, brace yourself. As sad as this whole corona covid-19 pandemic is – and we don’t even know the end of it yet – the sales on Zazzle are skyrocketing. In case you have no Zazzle account yet or don’t know how to sell more…. design puzzles and cloth face masks. Period… I just hope those cloth face masks will save a few people from becoming sick. I do have a bad feeling about being so capitalistic 😦
Anyway, I can report 72 sales on Zazzle for April 2020! That’s MORE than in a fourth quarter during Christmas sale season!

Tropical Caribbean Palm Trees on Tobago Large Clock
Tropical Caribbean Palm Trees on Tobago Large Clock

Santa Monica Pier Sunrise Jigsaw Puzzle
Santa Monica Pier Sunrise Jigsaw Puzzle

Rainy Day in NYC Jigsaw Puzzle
Rainy Day in NYC Jigsaw Puzzle

Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle
Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle

Vintage Eiffel Tower Photo Frame
Vintage Eiffel Tower Photo Frame

Paris vintage Arc de Triomphe 1943 Photo Print
Paris vintage Arc de Triomphe 1943 Photo Print

Sacré Coeur vintage black and white Photo Print
Sacré Coeur vintage black and white Photo Print

Historic Drachenfels Postcard
Historic Drachenfels Postcard

Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Bumper Sticker
Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Bumper Sticker

Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Car Air Freshener
Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Car Air Freshener

RMS Queen Mary Hotel and Museum in Long Beach Postcard
RMS Queen Mary Hotel and Museum in Long Beach Postcard

Caribbean Photo Collage *customize* Name Card
Caribbean Photo Collage *customize* Name Card

Times Square in New York City (pink) Satin Ribbon
Times Square in New York City (pink) Satin Ribbon

Red German Train Postcard
Red German Train Postcard

Coffee Haiku for Mornings black Typography Cloth Face Mask
Coffee Haiku for Mornings black Typography Cloth Face Mask

My best selling cloth face mask on Zazzle so far, my most popular product in the shop!

Paris vintage Arc de Triomphe 1943 Postcard
Paris vintage Arc de Triomphe 1943 Postcard

Harbor of St. George's Postcard
Harbor of St. George’s Postcard

Mysterious white sun in black sky jigsaw puzzle
Mysterious white sun in black sky jigsaw puzzle

Vintage Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre in Paris Photo Jigsaw Puzzle
Vintage Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre in Paris Photo Jigsaw Puzzle

Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI Magnet
Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI Magnet

Statue of Liberty NYC Cloth Face Mask
Statue of Liberty NYC Cloth Face Mask

Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Card
Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Card

Santa Monica Pier Grey Sparkles Photo Edit Postcard
Santa Monica Pier Grey Sparkles Photo Edit Postcard

Santa Monica Pier - Sparkling Pink Photo Edit Postcard
Santa Monica Pier – Sparkling Pink Photo Edit Postcard

Impulsive Color Splash Toddler Art Cloth Face Mask
Impulsive Color Splash Toddler Art Cloth Face Mask

My two year old son had created this artwork and it is my second best selling face mask. I have not yet sold this piece of toddler art on any other product.

Cologne Cathedral - Altar of the Poor Clares Jigsaw Puzzle
Cologne Cathedral – Altar of the Poor Clares Jigsaw Puzzle

Fabulous Fireworks Holiday Card
Fabulous Fireworks Holiday Card

I love Aruba - One happy Island Jigsaw Puzzle
I love Aruba – One happy Island Jigsaw Puzzle

Statue of Liberty NYC Cloth Face Mask
Statue of Liberty NYC Cloth Face Mask

The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil by Claude Monet Postcard
The Artist’s Garden at Vétheuil by Claude Monet Postcard

Rainy Day in NYC Cloth Face Mask
Rainy Day in NYC Cloth Face Mask

Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach iPad Air Cover
Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach iPad Air Cover

Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach Cloth Face Mask
Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach Cloth Face Mask

Picturesque Lighthouse in the Caribbean Cloth Face Mask
Picturesque Lighthouse in the Caribbean Cloth Face Mask

Vintage Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre in Paris Photo Postcard
Vintage Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre in Paris Photo Postcard

Sailing Boats at the Baths, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle
Sailing Boats at the Baths, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle

La Famille Henriot by Auguste Renoir Cloth Face Mask
La Famille Henriot by Auguste Renoir Cloth Face Mask

Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Car Mat
Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Car Mat

Santa Monica Pier - Orange Sunrise Photo Edit Postcard
Santa Monica Pier – Orange Sunrise Photo Edit Postcard

Scenic Caribbean Isla Saona Photo Collage Jigsaw Puzzle
Scenic Caribbean Isla Saona Photo Collage Jigsaw Puzzle

Santa Monica Pier Rainbow Colors Jigsaw Puzzle
Santa Monica Pier Rainbow Colors Jigsaw Puzzle

Abstract Rainbow Palm Tree Poster
Abstract Rainbow Palm Tree Poster

Koblenz with Festung Ehrenbreitstein Postcard
Koblenz with Festung Ehrenbreitstein Postcard

Berry Bonanza - Mixes red berries and blueberries Cloth Face Mask
Berry Bonanza – Mixes red berries and blueberries Cloth Face Mask

I love Aruba - One happy Island Cloth Face Mask
I love Aruba – One happy Island Cloth Face Mask

Santa Monica Pier - Shabby Chic Photo Edit Jigsaw Puzzle
Santa Monica Pier – Shabby Chic Photo Edit Jigsaw Puzzle

 

Well, at least that’s what many people seem to do at the moment. I keep selling more and more puzzles on Zazzle and thought it might be a great idea. These are some of my most popular designs:

Sculpture Unconditional Surrender in San Diego Jigsaw Puzzle
Sculpture Unconditional Surrender in San Diego Jigsaw Puzzle

Colorful Houses of Willemstad, Curacao Jigsaw Puzzle
Colorful Houses of Willemstad, Curacao Jigsaw Puzzle

Santa Monica Pier Sunrise Jigsaw Puzzle
Santa Monica Pier Sunrise Jigsaw Puzzle

Cologne Cathedral - Altar of the Poor Clares Jigsaw Puzzle
Cologne Cathedral – Altar of the Poor Clares Jigsaw Puzzle

Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle
Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle

Rainy Day in NYC Jigsaw Puzzle
Rainy Day in NYC Jigsaw Puzzle

Sailing Boats at the Baths, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle
Sailing Boats at the Baths, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle

Vintage Vegas Jigsaw Puzzle
Vintage Vegas Jigsaw Puzzle

Super Prominence - Sun in Space Jigsaw Puzzle
Super Prominence – Sun in Space Jigsaw Puzzle

In December 2014 (six weeks ago) I had ordered four coffee mugs from Society6. They were running the usual Christmas promotions and I could get four mugs for the price of three. Still pretty expensive for photo mugs that you could also get in offline shops around every corner or online in a gazillion other cheaper shops but hey – I admit that I only wanted them so that I could brag “Hey, this is my photo on this mug!” and recommend Society6 to my friends and family.

Ok, so it took them six weeks from USA to Germany, of which one week is courtesy to German customs since there was no invoice on the outside. I had to send them infos about the order and about the payment (print from Paypal) and I am really lucky that I did not have to pay taxes!

Anyway, when the parcel just arrived, you could already hear what was going on inside the cardboard box. Let me show you a photo of the inside:

The pieces of my Society6 order

The pieces of my Society6 order

I didn’t know that I had ordered a puzzle!

At first glance the fourth mug looked ok but that’s not the case. It is full of scratches from the debris and the handle is loose. This one won’t survive the dishwasher.

The reason for this chaos is the really poor packaging. Well, poor doesn’t even really cover it. Stupid would be more suitable. The only good thing is that they used one sheet of bubble wrap per mug. But the box is so huge (twice the size the mugs would have needed!), the mugs bounced around and had a party.

Great, really great. This disaster will definitely not convince me to order from Society6 again. I have filled out their form for such situations and asked them for a full refund. I could ask for a new delivery but I do not want to wait 6 more weeks for a second puzzle matching this one. No, thank you.

What are your experiences with Society6 as a buyer?

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