Adding a new PDF pattern is easy and quick.
Simply log in and go to your personal vendor dashboard (in the Vendors dropdown menu).
Click on Add Product and follow the simple steps below.
Your PDF Pattern needs a unique Product Name.
Product Description is the place to add all the important information about your pattern. Include information such as the finished size or sizes, skill level, speciality supplies needed.
Choose the Categories appropriate for your pattern. Each pattern can be included in multiple categories but they must be appropriate for the product/pattern.
Don’t forget to add Tags to your product. These tags make it easier for customers to find your patterns when searching. Examples include dolls, quilts, QAYG, handmade bag, bags, swimwear etc
All PDF patterns are Simple Products. Tick the box to indicate this is a Virtual Product. All PDF Patterns and files are Virtual Products meaning that there is no physical product to be shipped to the customer. The shipping tab will not be visible when this is active .
Also tick the box to indicate that this is a Downloadable Product. Ticking this box will give you an area to upload your file or files. These files should be a PDF for pattern instructions. You can also include embroidery files, SVG or other cutting files or drawing type files such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. If you have multiple files to be downloaded after purchase, consider creating a zipped file. All files are held on our secure server for easy customer access.
It is advisable to set either a limit to the number of times a pattern can be downloaded or a date that the pattern needs to be downloaded. These can both be reset if necessary for an individual customer. Limiting the downloads to 5 is recommended.
Don’t forget to set your Regular Price. Remember you will be paying a 15% fee (with a minimum fee of AUD$1.00) for each pattern you sell, so this commission should be considered when setting your price. You will be billed at the end of each calendar month for the patterns sold during the previous month. You can have a ‘sale’ on your patterns if you choose. Set a Sale Price and schedule a start and end date for your sale. This needs to be edited for each pattern. If you wanting to hold a sale for all patterns in your store a coupon may be a better option. See our detailed info page on using coupons. Commissions are charged on the regular price of the patterns.
You may choose to add an SKU or a Stock Keeping Unit. This is optional as all products in your store must have a unique product name.
The Inventory tab gives the option of managing your stock levels. If you only have a limited number of products you can set the stock level to reflect this number. The Stock Status should always be set as In Stock for PDF downloads.
When all information has been completed, simply click on the Add Product button to add your pattern to your store instantly or Save Draft to review at a later date.
If you need further information of assistance please email us.