With the all new shop face (LOVE LOVE LOVE it by the way!!) please can we have the ability to upload collection images.
I've set my shop (currently) with 18 collections and all of my items are in at least 2 of them. I've just tried to make it so each category has a different style and colour of glass work so it show a wide selection of the pieces I make so it looks inviting. When listing a new item it puts it in at the top of the list and once I've gone into my shopkeeping page and added the piece to the correct collections it messes up all my collection images :-( and I have to move the new item down 18 slots to keep things looking all neat and tidy.
Amanda Duddridge commented
This would be so useful! I don't like to have repetitions in the images used for categories so you end up shuffling your items about.
(I have also voted to have them in square format!)
Joy Salt commented
3 votes from me for this one Joysofglass
Lucy A commented
Yep. I want to be able to choose collection images too, as I find they repeat across th collections as some are in more than one. Excellent idea.
I agree that it's tricky, having to juggle items around so they don't appear as the "Collection Image" for more than one collection. A solution to this would be much appreciated.
I do like the new shop-front overall though. Not sure about the rainbow-scallop decor - I'd rather choose my own or have just a straight line; not sure if jolly-circus-rainbow-bunting really fits with my own shop image. However, this is only a small thing and I'm grateful for all the hard work and careful thought that has obviously gone into the new shop-front layout. THANK YOU!
I love the new shop front too. Really nice work guys and much appreciated.
I think dropping the collection images is a good idea and maybe the easiest solution?
Having it as text gets rid of the need to have multiples of 6 categories to make it look nice and the sooner the page gets to the actual listings the better in my opinion. :o)
Not too keen on the rainbow scallop either. It is right in the middle of what should be the shop's own design/colours. Perhaps have something like that in the right hand column?
Brenda Newton commented
Totally agree with all comments, I too luv luv luv my new shop front and the photos are much better and bigger. HOWEVER is there another way to edit my collection items? Having to scroll through ALL my items in the shopkeeping screen is a nightmare as I have more than 400 items to scroll through!!!! And it takes ages to load up the page.
Gillian Arnold commented
For scroll to the top button, the "Home" key on your keyboard performs that function.
Same difficulty as others have already raised. The collections pics are too closely cropped, which means some images really don't work. Also the lack of being able to choose what appears in the collection section without compromising other areas of your shop.
We are also missing the scroll to the top button.
Another thought - the line across the top of the shop in the Folksy colours - are there any plans to be able to mute or change the colour choice. Reasoning being that sometimes these colours just do not work within the shop, lovely colours but with a lot of black and white work they detract from the items too much.
Other than that we feel it is a good move forward by Folksy.
I too am finding that I have to move items around so that I don't have one item featuring as the lead photo in more than one collection, so support the suggestion of having a static photo set for each collection.
As others have said, the size of the photos is a nuisance and I would prefer them to be square to prevent the poor cropping effect.
Having said that, the new format is great and a vast improvement - thank you Folksy
Chuffed with the new Shop front - Thank you!! The collections are a great idea, I too would like the images to be square, so they don't crop part of the design (although it's no too much of an issue). the biggest (in fact the only) real problem I have found it that, as some of my items are in four collections, the picture is being duplicated on several collections, I'd love to be able to chose a picture for each collection, rather that have to use the most recently listed. I spent hours trying to re-arrange my listings to make it work and don't fancy having that to do every time I list.
I am thrilled with my new shop front, and with all of the changes, this one problem being solved would make it near enough perfect for me! Thanks so much x ♥
Susan Bonnar commented
Nora Hessayon commented
Love the new look a million times better but I do agree with everyone else. I would also love to be able to rearrange my individual items if that would be at all possible.
Deborah Jones commented
I would like the collection image to be optional, personally I would prefer not to have it - just the words in bolder type. If we have to have it could they be square and editable please.
Also could we have the option to have the price of the featured items in a different colour - red says SALE to me
Agreed with all the others - I LOVE the new look shops, but it's hard work jiggling the collections to make sure items newly listed aren't heading up 2+ collections.
Whimsy Woo Designs commented
I would much appreciate the ability to add an image to the Collections to show in the shop front. Instead of the most recently listed item in that collection to show.
Whimsy Woo Designs
I agree. Really need to be able to easily choose which item in each collection should show up on the shop page. Also not sure why they are called collections. I think this confuses buyers as we are used to shopping by sections.
Martine Brumwell commented
I agree. I created my collections but then deleted them because the cropped pictures didn't look good. Love the new site though - it's great! Thanks Folksy
Jane Cameron commented
Yes. I totally agree. I would LOVE collection images. And also please can they be the same proportions as our other thumbnails (i.e. square).
It would also really help with the legibility if the collection names could be black not grey, or make them blue like the old links were.