Improvements to the Product Stager’s Video feature

As is usual, since first releasing the video feature of the Nifty Product Stager, we’ve been improving things. We’ve tweaked the timing for each animation and the pause at the end of each cycle.

What does this mean? It means a viewer has more time to view and take in each design.

Here’s one we just made for one of the great designers at Zazzle. We loved the cute dragon!

To choose and buy, visit: http://bit.ly/36ZNAzD

The Product Stager gives you a shortened bit.ly link use when sharing the video on social media.

It leads to an auto-generated page on our new PickFromHere.com site showing all the products in the “pull” from which the video was made. They’re laid out in a product grid, with each linked to its product page on Zazzle.

If you want to have a look, visit http://bit.ly/36ZNAzD

Note: if you’re going to share on Pinterest, you can’t use the bit.ly link because Pinterest doesn’t allow shortened links. Instead you need the long link in the Useful copy-paste items for your share section at the bottom of the Product Stager.

Society6 nIFTTTy Scheduler now has auto hashtagging

With auto hashtagging, your automated pins / shares / tweets will now be much easier for people to find – and that means more reach and more referral commision and sales for you!

When the scheduler picks up the product to pass to IFTTT, it now also gets the product name and the first five tags (if there are that many) recorded against the design and adds them to the end of the title as hashtags.

Here’s what one looks like on Pinterest:

a screenshot of a Pinterest pin showing the automatically added hashtags
automatically added hashtags

If you want to try it with your store, pop over to the Society6 Nifty CPanel, put in your storename and choose the nIFTTTy Scheduler in Step2.

Remember, you’ll need an IFTTT account and you’ll need it to be connected to your Pinterest account. That’s all there is to it – happy automated promoting with Nifty!

To advance to 50/50 referral commission sharing, don’t forget to put in your curator id when your in Nifty putting in your store id.

New image frame type for Pinterest in nIFTTTy Scheduler

We’ve added a new image frame type for use on Pinterest with your nIFTTTy schedules. Here’s an example of what one looks like:

a screenshot showing an example of the new image frame in use
example of new image frame type

The frame is in a 6×9 proportion as recommended by Pinterest. The frame colour follows that of the included design. The text at top and bottom is chosen at random from a few we’ve made available.

Here’s where you select it in the nIFTTTy Scheduler:

a screenshot showing the new image frame type choice in the nIFTTTy Scheduler
choosing the new image frame type in the nIFTTTy Scheduler

Improved nIFTTTy Schedule setup when filtering

We’ve improved things when you use filtering in what you’re scheduling. When you are, you’ll see a new button count remaining after filtering.

When you click it, behind the scenes Nifty works out how many are left after applying your filter(s) and then fills in the box with the answer.

The absolute maximum that Zazzle lets you get at is 1000 and so filtering will always get you fewer than that.

screenshot showing new button you get when using filters
a new button appears when you’ve set up filtering in Nifty

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The geeky bit – please feel free to ignore 🙂

It’s important to make sure that Zazzle has at least as many available as the number you put in the how many to schedule box. When you’re not filtering, max possible is the way to go (unless you want fewer for some reason).

It’s important because it’s used to create a list of numbers representing the products to be scheduled. If there’s more in the list than there are products available, then you’ll end up not getting a pin / share for each missing one.

It takes the scheduler no time at all to get the size of the list of numbers to make except when you’re filtering. It just takes too long to work out how many are left after filtering each time IFTTT runs your applet (aka connection). Going that way, IFTTT would time out and therefore would fail to pin / share.

And that’s why, when you use filtering, it needs to be worked out ahead of time with that new button.

New Nifty for Zazzle’s Promoter Program

Great news! The version of the Nifty tools suite that supports the new Zazzle Promoter Program has now been released!

How it will work

The new Nifty Promoter Program Membership works as follows:

  • You pay for your Nifty Promoter Program Membership and
    • register the stores covered by your Zazzle Promoter Program account
    • register the account’s Associate Id
  • When you use Nifty with that Associate Id (aka referral id) and promote products from your registered stores, all links created will be ‘clean’ – that is, no referral id, tracking code or promo code will be included
  • When you use Nifty with that Associate Id (aka referral id) and you promote from the marketplace, links for products from your registered stores will be clean, all others will include your referral id, tracking code and (if set) the promo code

Earnings

✅ Clean links will earn you a whopping 35% self-referral commission
✅ Links with your referral id and tracking code will earn you the usual 15% referral commission
✅ Your Promoter Program account will not be eligible for the Volume Bonus program

Note that the way it works is determined by Zazzle. The above is all based on answers we’ve received from them about the Promoter Program workings.

What will you be able to do with Nifty as a member of the Promoter Program?

Now the new Nifty has been released you’re be able to:

✅ Automatically pin many dozens of your links on Pinterest daily (with or without classy image frames)
✅ Share shareable slideshows of your products on social media (they won’t ‘slide’ until the image is clicked and the visitor gets taken to the slideshow page on the Nifty website)
✅ Use the speed-sharer to get your links onto social media real fast – all with hashtags created from your product’s tags
✅ Share the speed-sharer on social media so others can speed-share your links on their social media!
✅ Share links on social media to shareable pages of your product grids on the Nifty website – for those without web sites
✅ Make widgets for slideshows, scrollers, speed-sharers, product grids – and more – for your blogs and websites (yes, even free WordPress sites!)

Of course, you can still do all of the above with products from other artists and earn the 15% referral commission but we wanted to focus on the Promoter Program. But don’t worry, Nifty automatically creates the right sort of link depending on whether or not the product being promoted is yours.