PCC User Account Changes!

What’s Happening?

As you know, I love gifting you freebies to fuel your crafting fun! Over the past 9 years, I’ve added over 460 free designs to the site with a new one added each week! From the beginning, freebies have been available on my site as regular products that take you through the Checkout process. Not only does this make it easier to download free and paid items in a single order, but also to view your order history (free and paid) if you had a user account.

However, every order placed through Checkout creates database tables in the backend of my site. Over the years, with so many people downloading freebies only, the database has grown to 30x the size it should be, which makes the site run slower and has started causing issues on the backend. I have tried different ways of trimming down the database in the past, however, the high cost of keeping such a large database is just not sustainable, so to keep PCC going, I will need to remove all user accounts for freebie only orders. 

What Do I Need to Do?

As of May 27th 2024, if you have an account and have only ever placed “freebie” orders, then your account will be deleted from my site. You are of course welcome to create a new account at anytime if you place a paid order. If you’d like to keep your existing account, then you can place a paid order (while signed into your account) before May 27th, which will keep your account in my system.

If you’ve ever placed a paid order on my site (Thank you!), then you don’t need to do anything. Your account will remain on the site and your paid orders will still appear in your account history. Only users who have downloaded free files without ever making a purchase will be effected. 

I’m working on a new way of downloading freebies without going through the Checkout process. More details on that are coming soon! 

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel free to email me with any questions!

Thank you so much for your understanding and continued support!

-Kristin 

May 15th, 2024

ACTION NEEDED: User Accounts for "freebie only" orders will be removed on May 27th 2024!

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