Save even more time when speed-sharing

Update: We’ve done this now for both the Zazzle and Society6 Nifty CPanels

the just-added all-in-one speed-sharer
the new all-in-one speed-sharer – click to try

If you’re doing a promoting session where you want to promote the same select few products down more than one social media channel, until we added this update what you’d have likely done would be to open tabs for each of the speed-sharers and then flicked between those tabs, speed-sharing as you go.

With the new all-in-one speed sharer, they’re combined into one. No more flicking back and forward between tabs. It may seem like a small thing but it saves lots of time when you need to promote this way.

Examples of when you’d be using this approach

  • You’ve done a bunch of designing and you want to get your newest stuff “out there”, coordinated across your social media channels.
  • You’re having a little bit of a promotion campaign for a a few tightly-focussed product designs and you want to share in a coordinated way across your social media channels

Why is this coordination important?

When you coordinate across your channels in this way, it increases the chances of your share being seen by more people (ie a few from Facebook, a few from Twitter and some from Pinterest).

If you’re focussing on attracting potential custom by including a promo code, coordinating across the channels can boost your results.

Coordinating in this way can also give each product a little bit more prominence in search engines.

So, we hope you enjoy the time-saving you gain with this. 😎

How to use Zazzle Promo codes

This applies only to promo codes for the zazzle.com domain, as limitations at Zazzle’s end prevent Nifty working with promo codes for the others.

If you’ve successfully signed up to receive the “Associate News” emails from Zazzle, you’ll know in advance what the upcoming promotions and their codes are.

And remember, everyone loves a money-off voucher so using those promo codes is a great way of encouraging sales!

ℹ️ You can check for current promo codes here

For example, it’s now in the run-up to graduation season. Anyone serious about promoting will already have one or two niFTTTy Schedules going for it. So here’s how to get them to start using promo codes.

As soon as Zazzle tells you about a graduation promo, all it takes is a quick tweak to get those IFTTT applets to use the promo code and encourage sales.

Here’s how you tweak your applet to use the promo code you get from Zazzle. Let’s say it’s PROMOCODE

Make sure you don’t accidently press return – it’s vital that the feed url is one long, unbroken line.

You’ll also want to mention it in the description. Don’t forget to say when it ends (maybe give the time as well). Make sure you put the details before the EntryTitle so it doesn’t get cut off!

Don’t forget…

to change things back when the promo ends.

Use them as you manually promote, too

Don’t just use them on your nIFTTTy schedules, use them when speed-sharing, sharing slideshows or sharing product grid pages.

setting up the promo code in the Zazzle Nifty

Here’s where you set up your promo code – once entered, all links generated by any of the Nifty tools will use it – regardless of whether it’s valid at Zazzle or not.


Has this motivated you to take advantage of Zazzle’s promos? Well, why are you still here? 🤪

Encourage promotion help from friends, family and faithful followers

Since this post was published, there have been some updates. We’ve now re-written it as a tutorial. See it here

We’ve done something for you that helps to get your friends, family and faithful followers to pin your designs on their Pinterest. A bit of virality!

The specially worded appeal to them is all done in the text that accompanies the image when it’s shared. It’s not so easy to explain, so here’s what one looks like when tweeted:

How could any of them refuse that? Of course, you’d say something different than I did, something aimed at friends, family or faithful followers.

How you get yours

Use the Nifty Promo Control Panel as usual to set up the products to use. When you’re ready….

In Step 2, choose the individual product page sharer:

the individual product pinner page opens….

then just select the browser’s address bar contents and copy it. It’s a hugely long line of gibberish – but important gibberish, nonetheless!

You’re now ready to put it into

  • a tweet or a reply to one
  • a Fb status update or a reply
  • as the url to use for a new pin on Pinterest

However you choose to share, you’ll get a lovely-looking end result with text designed to appeal to those who support indy artists, as well as friends, family etc.

Here’s what it looks like when pasted into a status update on Facebook:

The text “Help an indie artist by using this Speed-Pinner” is designed to encourage in a non-pushy way.

The text underneath is derived from the storeid and any search terms used, followed by “designs – or tap/click any to buy from Zazzle and help even more!”. It’s designed both to include appropriate detail and, again, make an appeal to the viewer’s better nature. You can see how much space is reserved for that text and where it gets cut off. That’s Fb for you 😉

Embedding Nifty-generated pages in your WordPress, Blogger or Weebly blogs

Here’s a slideshow of some Mother’s Day gifts and cards from Zazzle. It was made in Nifty and then embedded in an iframe here. Also works on Blogger and Weebly blogs (click for examples). See the end for the code used.

Note that you need a self-hosted WordPress site. You can’t do this on the free wordpress.com ones because they don’t allow iframes, as used in this technique.

See the code by clicking the button

Note that

  • for Weebly, a width of 98% works best
  • for Society6 slideshows, use a height of 1050
  • for Zazzle slideshows, use a height of 1100

Here’s a Nifty Society6 embedded slideshow so you can compare to Nifty’s Zazzle slideshow above:

Again, tap/click the button to see the code.

Solved: The trouble with Pinning from Zazzle

Zazzle uses its own internal link shortener when you share from product pages. It includes your referral id (as long as you were logged in at the time) BUT no tracking code.

Now that Pinterest doesn’t let you edit links, you can’t add a tracking code after pinning. How do you get round that?

Making sure pins include your tracking code

Seriously, the best thing you can do if you want to do it manually, is to use Nifty’s individual product sharer to pin once or twice a week from your new products.

Your referral id and the tracking code you give will be used on the links. Easy peasy.

Of course, without a subscription, our referral id will be used half the time. This is the 50/50 referral sharing you might have heard about. It’s a very common way to let people try tools without any outlay, making it risk free while still letting people get rewarded for their effort.

How can I make sure I don’t lose out?

The simple solution so you don’t lose out is to Pin twice as many or even more, including pinning the work of other artists you like. It’s extremely fast and easy, so pinning twice as many takes much, much less than half the time.

And that frees you up to get back to creating new designs in a flash 😎

Following this approach will also give your Pinterest a boost. Why? Because Pinterest loves you to pin lots and your followers, clicks and saves/repins will grow even faster as a result.

Keeping your Pinterest in their good books

Of course, you have to interact with Pinterest in other ways to keep your account in their good books. Do this by following others and repin things you like. Crafts and how-to’s are good for this.

Try for yourself to see how easy it is by following this link to Nifty