We recently received a lot of Partner feedback regarding a design price cap implemented in Spreadshirt’s Create Tool. We have listened to your feedback, and have come up with a different solution that we believe will work for all involved: We have decided to remove the design price cap from the Spreadshirt Create Tool at the end of June. As a result, we will be changing how prices and designs are displayed.
The recent changes to the Create Tool’s design algorithm were met with a lot of criticism. The most frequently-raised concern was the decision to place a design price cap on designs available to customers in the Create Tool.
This cap* will be removed at the end of June. Moving forward, customers will pay for the design price in addition to the print price. All designs with a design price will have a price tag on them so that customers know exactly what they are paying for each design use. These price tags will look just like the prices shown on our base products in the Create Tool.
We are currently testing product and print prices on our French and American domains. These tests will provide us with more insight into customer behavior, design use and the specific distribution of price elements.
We are constantly optimizing our search algorithm to help customers find exactly what they’re looking for. We will use the same ranking factors for the design search results, but with a different weighting. The optimized algorithm will give design relevance even more weight. The algorithm will also give design sales statistics more weight, as well as the language and country in which they are searched.
These changes will allow customers to decide for themselves how much they are willing to pay for a design.
We hope that we were able to provide a favorable solution for you and your customers, and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this situation.
*Price cap for the platforms was as follows:
US = USD 3.50
CA = CAD 4.00
AUD = AUD 4.38