Dec 2020

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Nifty Promo Control Panel

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Feedback from regulars is amazing. I hope you enjoy its benefits, too, whatever way makes sense for you to use it.

New feature added in this V3 release: now you can combine multiple feed sources (up to 3) for many tools - see the "Advanced options" section under "More options". Not many will need it but if you do, it's invaluable.

Here's the list of promoting options:

  • A scheduler that works in conjunction with IFTTT (IfThisThenThat) to promote your products automatically
  • Two different types of slideshow pages you can share on social media
  • Individual product sharing from a slideshow - streamlined for
    • Pinterest
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Zazzle Forum
    • Email sharing
      • Send to customers
      • ...or to autopost blogs
  • Collection sharing by email
    • Five layout templates
    • Templates for 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 product images
    • Perfect for sending design sets to customers
    • ...or to autopost blogs!
  • Share a slidehsow page to social media
    There's a button you can click to display a QRCode for your slideshow sharer page. It's intended for you to screengrab and use in your promotional material artwork
  • Grid-based page promoting
    • Share a product grid page to social media
      There's a button you can click to display a QRCode for your product grid sharer page. It's intended for you to screengrab and use in your promotional material artwork
    • Print out a "live" catalog for events / art fairs / car and grocery store windows, too!
  • Generate HTML code for pasting into websites and blogs
    • Static Product Grid - pure html
    • Live Product Grid - html and javascript
    • Live-print Catalog - with QRCode
    • Live Slideshow - html and javascript
    • Horizontal Scroller - pure html
    • Vertical Scroller - pure html
    • Slider - pure html
    • Linkify text - pure html

Note that Nifty's share-by-email is so much better than Zazzle's (which has been known to include their ref id on some links). Clean design, no extra faffle, so you promote only what you want promoted, not Zazzle!

Got questions? Get in touch on Nifty's Zazzle forum topic.

NB The sharing buttons you see on this page are for sharing this Nifty Promo Control Panel page.

featured collections for affiliates to consider

Get your Zazzle collection featured here learn more...

Old illustrations from encyclopedias and scientific books of animals, plants, maps, ornaments and others. More than 190 items. High quality, high prices, high earnings. :o)

Retro Colourful Cushions Pillows with the entire Alphabet on them

Whole alphabet is featured on this Nature Wilderness Lovers collection of cushions, which feature nature in all forms. The back of each cushion has a graphic of mountains and the words Into The Wild

Share from a collection of very classy sweet and not so sweet products for lovers and lost loves, because the heart wants what the heart wants!

A couple of dazzling shoe designs, perfect for any occasion!

A few face mask designs you can wear to keep yourself safe..

A collection of cute leggings with designs that I made myself

This Lil Love Monster - Valentine's Day collection is filled with toddler t-shirts declaring the wearer to be a cute little love monster.

A small selection of different Valentine's Day designs for the one you love including personalized gifts and custom photo presents for an extra special touch

elegant dripping glitter dust and sparkle paint glam collection - all colors, styles, combinations and product types

custom senior class of 2021 merch - personalizable products for students to help cherish and celebrate the milestone of high school and college graduation

Kids aprons - cakes sprinkles animals/fish sushi art/pencils pizza & teddy bears

We're All in This Together - Corona Covid Related designs - T-shirts, Pins/Badges, Keyrings, masks and more!

Very cool collection of unique women's clothing! Bored of the norm? Check us out!

A variety of our most popular designs! Fashionable, fun and unique products to choose from!

Comfy Cushions and Pillows - Pimp your couch, sofa and bed and cuddle up :-)

Christmas Greeting Cards, with two brand new editors picks! Includes everything from 2020 humor, quarantine bingo and cynic xmas cats to personalized photo and custom holiday recipe share cards

Christmas Cloth Face Masks and Clear Face Shields. From funny Rudolph masks with bright red noses and Santa beards, to gorgeous winter wedding blooms, juvenile xmas trees & dripping holiday glitter

a variety of gift wrapping paper in rolls and sheet form. includes christmas, hanukkah, covid themed, retro graphics, photo templates, name templates, gift tags, ribbon, and more

holiday themed attire and other wearable gifts, for everyone in the family

a wide range of holiday greeting cards, including some of Zazzle's top sellers

acrylic, ceramic, and silver metal holiday ornaments for everyone on your list

Remember the year 2020, the year of the lockdown, and celebrate Christmas with this commemorative collection

lots of customizable photo gift ideas for best friends: from puzzles to Christmas tree ornaments, from wall clocks to air fresheners

A collection of products, gifts, accessories. A funny dragon wishes all your sweetest dreams come true. Gifts, t-shirts, party supplies for anyone, for any occasion

Blooming sakura flower - cherry blossom decorated prints, gifts, home decor for anyone. Pink and blue colors

Step 1: Getting the products to work with

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This step is all about telling Zazzle what you want to work with in your promotion session / campaign.

Once you're happy with your choices and the products you get as a result, you can then move on to step 2, doing the promotion using them.

Note that whenever you make a change and hit enter or click outside the box, the results are updated right away.

Pot luck source:

Your store id is the one used in your Zazzle store url. One of our store urls is www.zazzle.com/store/hightonridley and so our store id for it is hightonridley

If you leave Store Id blank, then products will be pulled from the Zazzle marketplace instead.

Working with products in Zazzle collections

When you want to pull from a particular collection, you'll need the collection id. It's the number at the end of the collection url.

For example, here's a collection url www.zazzle.com/collections/bestselling_invitations-119790471480538912

To pull from that collection, use collections/119790471480538912 in the box. That's it, you'll now have the contents of your collection to work with. If you made changes to your collection very recently, you'll need to wait for Zazzle to reindex it.

Note that with collections, Zazzle ignores some of the choices you could otherwise use. See each choice's help to see if it applies.

Your referral id and associate id are the same thing. One has to be provided, so until you give yours, mine will be used. If you've got an up-to-date subscription, yours will be used on all links

This can be a single word or a group of words to make a phrase, separated with spaces. Don't use quotes or other special characters. What you give is passed to Zazzle for interpretation, so their rules apply as to what you can use here and how it works.

To exclude products, use a dash (minus) in front of a word (no space between the dash and the word). For example christmas -ornament

Ignored when pulling from collections.

This allows you to limit how many you get back when there are plenty available. The maximum size (limit imposed by Zazzle) is 120 when you don't use a collection. When you do, Zazzle limits it to 247, even if more are available in the collection.

Ignored by the nIFTTTy Scheduler, which has its own settings for how many to schedule.

Save your current settings by bookmarking this link:

Bookmarking is how you "save" your settings. All the options that you set using this control panel become encoded in the link given.

When you bookmark the link, those encoded settings are included. This means that when you visit the bookmark later, those settings get used as the initial choices in the form.

Here's the filtered Zazzle feed for the choices you've made so far:

This is here just for your convenience. What you do with it is up to you.


More options

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Step 2: Choose your type of promoting

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If you need help about any announcement made, visit the NiftyToolZTips and Support Facebook group and ask there. To see an explanation of this tool, visit the Nifty Product Stager page on our site.