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.

New multi-product sharing image for Product Grid Sharer

We’ve updated Nifty and the Product Grid Sharer so, when you share to pinterest, facebook and twitter, you get an image made up of the first five products from the grid. It’s a bit like the image you get when sharing a collection directly from Zazzle.

We’ll give it a chance for any bugs to surface before doing the same for the Slideshow Sharer.

We’ve chosen an image proportion that works on Twitter and Facebook, and one with a vertical format for Pinterest.

Here’s what it looks like on each:

Twitter

Facebook

Pinterest


Nasap – the new Nifty tool on the block

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We’ve had to withdraw this tool – IFTTT refused to play nicely with the approach we used. The random selection that made sure everyone shared different products just didn’t work out properly and very little was actually being shared after a handful of days.

To those of you who tried it, we’re sorry it ended up this way.

You can leave your exisiting pins / tweets / shares. They’re all fine and may actually lead to success in the “long tail” – ie over a period of a few months or longer. See Wikipedia’s entry for long tail.

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. 😎

Tweak to open related pages from Z & S6 Nifty CPanels

Sometimes, while working on where to source the products for a promotion session, it can be helpful to look at official store or collection pages.

This tweak gives you a button to do just that.

If you’re using a collection as a source, the button opens the official collection page. From there you can get to the artist’s store(s).

If you’re using a store as the source, the button changes to let you open that store’s official collections page:

Enjoy! 😎