PODictionary

A list of common terms used by those in the POD world

Term

Definition

.csv

A file that you can export into excel to see a spread sheet of data

Cache

Your web browsers temporary memory – sometimes gets stuck and needs to be refreshed or cleared

Clipart

Purchased art normally cartoon style.  May or may not be legal to use on PODs.

Cookies

A code saved into your computer that tells the computer about something you can done before and saves that info.  Usually in PODs is used when talking about a referral code as it is used to store your rf in someones computer for a set period of time

CP

Short for cafepress –   (a POD)

dpi

This refers to dots per inch – if you are making your designs in inches x inches you need to monitor your dots per inch.  The average webpage displays at 72 dots per inch – but when printed PODs print at a much higher resolution.

Image template

An image of a specific shape and size to fit an oddly shaped product.  Required by some PODs to fit specific products.

Ink

Short for inktastic –   (a POD)

Lens

A page on squidoo.com – a site that allows you to make an informational page about a person or subject with links to saleable products.

MP

Marketplace – the searchable database of all designs on a specific POD – this will return results from ALL stores on that POD not display only the designs in your store.

Ping

When you tell a search engine to send it’s spiders to your site.  Often refers to pingler.com

POD

Print On Demand – a company which will print a design when ordered and allows you to place designs into their catalog (usually in the form of a website).  this allows them to offer thousands or millions of designs from a variety of artists because the products do not exist until paid for my a customer.

PP

Paypal – a site which many PODs offer payment through

PS

Adobe Photoshop

PSP

Corel Paint Shop Pro

Public domain

An image that has been freed of all copyrights and may be used by anyone.***you must double and triple verify this as there are many images listed as public domain which are not***

rf

Your referral code on PODs that offer a referral program

Royalty free

The image may be used without payment to the original owner. ***this does not mean you may use it on a POD, because it only denotes you may USE it – it does NOT give you permission to SELL it.***

SK

Shopkeeper – someone with a shop or shops at a POD.

Spider

When a search engines reads over pages and follows links from those pages to read more pages is called spidering or crawling.

Template

A set of products in a special section that when reused in that POD the image can be replaced by a new image to create a new section.

Vector

A type of art that allows you to size it up or down with an appropriate program without losing any quality.

VB

Volume Bonus – several PODs offer this type of a bonus. the thresholds for payment vary, basically it mean that if you earn over X amount of money for the POD they will give you a % of their profits in addition to your commission/royalty. When you make a sale the base amount is the amount the POD makes. Your bonus would be based on that amount.

Z

Short for zazzle –   (a POD)

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