I have never heard of this problem and I’m sorry you received such an answer. I will have these examples checked and I will get back to you. Thanks for your patience.
This is worrying. Spreadshirts’ answers are vague. I use the old style designer - so multiple images and text possible. I am unable to pin them down to what happens when they migrate a site such as mine. I suspect my existing designs will no longer work - forcing shop owners down the single image route. So no possibility of branding, etc.
It looks like it’s time to leave Spreadshirt. Some baffling decisions.
Is there any more news on this please?
You mean the migration over to the new side? It’s planned for this year, but unfortunately we don’t have a clear timeline because of the many interdependencies.
We are finalising some projects however that will enable adding new features and thus make the migration more feasible. It all sounds a bit vague now, I know
But we will communicate about these releases via our newsletter & on our blog so stay tuned.
Yes, I meant the migration. OK, thanks, I’ll keep a lookout. Is there any problem with opening a second account in the meantime so I can do new stuff in the new area?
Nope not at all - go ahead, by all means
Personally, I prefer by far the new area, even with its’ shortcomings. The logic & ease of use is - in my opinion - incomparable and it has the flexibility to eventually cater much better to a larger amount of use cases and specific needs.
Thanks. What are the main shortcomings people are finding?
So sorry for not replying, your response had somehow slipped through.
An issue for some users is that some functionalities have not been introduced yet to the new area. They will be though
Hi @Sara, any news on a migration date yet?
But it’s still scheduled for 2018?
Yes, more or less. But really… we’re in April and the topic is unbelievably complex. So while I’m hopeful, anything can still happen. I’m expecting some new information on this in the following weeks - I’ll try to share here as much as I can of it.
I understand the complexity of the matter, but my guess is it’s also a matter of priority. The vagueness of your replies suggest migrating old accounts doesn’t have a high priority at Spreadshirt. Which is a pity.
I’ve been a Spreadshirt partner since januari 2006. That’s for more then twelve years now. I’ve made Spreadshirt and myself a lot of money over those years. I had patience with all kinds of quirks and bugs in the platform. I never complained about doubtful policy changes and I’ve tried to contribute through ideas and remarks in the forum. All together I consider myself a loyal partner.
Now I don’t think this loyalty is rewarderd by leaving old partners in uncertainty about when their old accounts will be upgraded. I work in IT myself and I know that if a matter has priority, there is a plan, a time shedule and an estimated date of delivery.
I wish Spreadshirt would give the same amount of priority to migrating old accounts, as it has received loyalty from it’s old partners.
I entirely understand your frustration! And I wish I could give you more information. Priorisation can certainly play a part, but is only part of the truth.
The migration has many prerequisites & requirements that cross and penetrate departments and business units. Many projects that our teams have been working on these past quarters have involved the idea that the eventual migration could be possible. Completing those projects successfully also requires time: you don’t want get ahead of things, or to put the cart before the horse… And potentially cause more issues that can slow down things. You know what I mean?
The project is currently in “discovery” - and once that phase is done, I should have some details for you about the future. And as said, as soon as I have something in general on this topic, I’ll share it immediately
I’ll also pass on your feedback to the people responsible - I’m sure it’s appreciated.
Still hopefully waiting for old style accounts to be migrated to new style accounts. Can you give me an update on the status of this project?
Hey @CardVibes, sure thing!
The scenario mapping was finished in the end of Q3. Now is the time for a thorough risk assessment during the Q4. As far as I know, the final decision (incl. timeframe!) will be done in Q1 2019. I’m hoping - however not guaranteeing - that we could give you some information on this around January 2019.
OK. So thats’s still gonna take some time.
In the meanwhile, if I open a new style account to publish designs (and products) on the marketplace, am I gonna be able to use these designs in my shops under my old style account?
Thats possible, yes
That’s at least something positive …though a lot of extra work.
I understand by now API users, still have to be migrated to the new style accounts. Any insights on when that’s gonna take place. Will I have time to act before the holliday season starts?