I would like some help with category placement. Does anyone here use fire irons in the bath or in bed? I still can’t find a lounge option or other suitable category. I don’t know if there’s a bigger list. I note that dog leads or oil burners have a dedicated category. It seems like half the world is missing. I’ll put one in sculptures for now as that seems more pertinent than any other while I test out the shop.
I would put them in Homeware, home decorations, everything else or homeware, furniture, everything else - perhaps not the best place but can’t find anything closer!
Thank you for responding to my moan. I suppose furniture implies a better usefulness than decorations.
I’m not sure how many people search using the categories, I suspect most people use the search function which relies on your tags and description to find results rather than the category you’ve put it in. I did a quick search for ‘poker’ and only had one page of results to scan through so wouldn’t feel the need to narrow it down using the categories.
Sasha. Thanks for that nudge - a very good point. I see how that works if you know what you’re looking for. I think my complaint here was that if one comes up with a new product nobody else has even thought about then visitors aren’t going to be sat there thinking “I’ll look up that idea that is exclusively someone else’s idea”. I also felt that innovation and creativity would be more fully encouraged if the new product appeared in genre. Or even in a very simple “general household” and “general construction/architectural” category. Also some people just sit and scroll a category looking for unusual gift ideas. Maybe I’ll get used to it.
AHA - I suppose one could include tags of related products that would maybe appear along side it if it was in a generic category to draw people in. But then they might think “that’s a weird product to have appear in this search”. I’ll just go with the flow and see what happens I guess.
I wouldn’t worry about strange things popping up in a search - sometimes it will give people an idea they hadn’t thought of. Not 100% sure what is looked at in the search anyway - try searching fire irons and see the strange things that pop up!
Thank you all for your kind help, encouragement and patience. I’ll sort the shop a bit better and get some more products up. XX