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Calendar product details

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by on ‎08-08-2012 12:51

There seems to be some crucial information missing from the calendar product details as displayed on product pages in the shop. This information is given for books, but omitted for calendars. It would be nice to see this added.

1) Copyright and license information (some calendars use public domain images)

2) Publication date

3) Dimensions (it lists Standard Calendar or Premium Calendar under Format, but a potential customer has no way of knowing how big these are unless they search the website for details)

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Calendar shop categories

Status: Filed
by on ‎08-06-2012 10:13

When browsing through the calendar shop, there seem to be rather few categories compared to the book shop, and some common calendar themes seem to be missing from the categories altogether. Looking at calendars on Lulu, the most common themes I ran across are landscapes and sunsets, pets (many animal rescues and shelters offering fundraising calendars), flowers, and people (such as celebrities, pin-up girls, etc).

I think it would be nice to have a category for "Scenic" as a catch-all for landscapes, sunsets and their ilk.

While pets can certainly go under the existing category of "Animals," there are so many of them that they might warrant a separate category.

The only place for flowers right now seems to be "Nature," but again since there are so many of them they might be better placed in their own category. It would also be nice to have a "Home & Garden" category.

There doesn't really seem to be a category for people. The only one there is "Children & Family" but that hardly seems to be the right place for bikini beach babes. I would suggest to have a general category for "People" to catch all those pin-ups, celebrities, fashion models etc.

The "Cars" category could be expanded to "Transportation." There seem to be just as many calendars with trains and railroads, as well as boats, airplanes, motorcycles, military vehicles etc that currently don't seem to belong anywhere.

I'm a bit puzzled by the combination of "Science & Architecture." I would combine "Art & Architecture" and maybe have "Science & Technology" as a category.

Another common category that seems missing is cartoons and humor. I've come across other things as well that didn't seem to quite match anything on the current list, e.g. fantasy imagery (dragons, fairies, unicorns and such), astrology calendars, precious stones and minerals, collections of famous quotes and poetry, Sodoku puzzles etc. I think it would be nice to have an "Other" category to catch all the oddballs.

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Hi AnnKat - thank you for your recommendation. We are currently working on updates for the Studio area of our website. I will pass along your suggestions. Hopefully they can be incorporated in a timely manner.
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