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AshtonagoL
« on: June 06, 2013 12:17:32 PM »

How do you name your products?  I sell bags and purses and I just started selling in a local shop. They want to be able to take custom orders for me.  Since i won't be the one there taking the order, it seems like it would be easier if each style of bag had a name. That way they wouldn't have to say they want a blue bag just like the red one, or whatever.  But I stink at being creative with naming things! Anybody have a naming method?
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shadojake
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013 06:01:31 PM »

Now I make coasters so this may not apply or you will have to adapt it to fit your line of purses.  I can customize any coaster set with any of the 25 colors I have so I had similar issues ... I want the rooster set in light brown and not dark brown, I want the cowboy boots in black not brown, etc.  Then, I had different fleur de lis designs, different flourish designs, etc.

I have created different "categories" to put each design in.  Here are some of my categories ....
Animals/insects/birds/etc
Apparrel--cowboy boots, cowboy hats, etc.
Fleur de lis designs
Christmas
Easter
Thanksgiving
Time/Travel--postcard designs, Eiffel tower, clocks, maps, etc.
Sports--football, baseball, etc.
Patriotic
Inspirational

Anyway, I think you get the idea.

Maybe if you can separate out categories by the type of fabric or teh pattern on the fabric or somehow by the purse design (clutch, shoulder bag, backpack, butler purse, etc.).  I haven't seen your work so it's hard to suggest a way to sort it out.

Hope this helps some.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013 06:07:22 PM »

I forgot to mention this and it's important.  I assign each design a number.  Like sports designs are in the 2100 category so all the designs are 21?? .... 2100, 2101, 2102 and so on and each of the numbers has a name.  2101 is LSU football.  It is "LSU" in purple and a football.

1800 is travel.  1801 is named Eiffel Tower.  It has an Eiffel tower design with script in the background.
1802 will be some other travel design
1803 is another travel design
and so on

Hope that clarifies and doesn't confuse you any.  LOL
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013 04:48:32 AM »

Are you still using the PB&J name? You could name them jellies: grape jelly, raspberry jam, etc. Though, you might run out of fruit eventually! I also like a nice, organized numbering system, but flower and girl names seem to be popular.
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AshtonagoL
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013 02:09:23 PM »

Thanks ladies!  @CraftyChef, I am still using PB&J!  That's an idea!
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013 03:28:36 PM »

I've actually had a problem with this too!! So far, I've just used things like "Gathered clutch in red, blue and green floral" or "Green and gold bib necklace". I have some jewelry and clutches in a local shop and all I have been able to manage was making the items have a sort of coding system for the price tags. Necklaces have an item number that begins with NE001, NE002, etc... Clutches are CL001, CL002, etc.

I have thought about naming them using girly names as CraftyChef mentioned... I've debated buying a baby names book for girls and maybe just thumbing through and randomly selecting a name for a design or even going through the alphabet and choose names I like or maybe even make me think of the particular design I'm trying to name?
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