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
  • 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

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.

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Step 1: Getting the products to work with

Zazzle's Moments Planning Guide - what personal moments to promote and when


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 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 Zazzle collections

When you want to pull from a particular collection, you'll need the link to the collection to paste here. Get it by visiting the collection and then copying the contents of the browser's address bar. Alernatively, when you get there you can choose Zazzle's share button, then the chain link icon and then copy the contents of the box labelled Link in the dialog box that pops up.

For example, here's a collection link

When you paste the collection link into the box and press enter, it'll be put into the format that Nifty needs. 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. Until then, you'll get nothing.

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.

If you have a Promoter Program subscription, links for your products will be clean and all others will use your referral id and tracking code.

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.

Excluding products using a dash (minus) in front of a wordis no longer supported by Zazzle :(

Ignored when pulling from collections.

You can pull by PID (product identifier) as well: put in a single PID or a list separated by commas. Get a product's PID by looking in the address bar when you visit a product page. It's the 18 digit number at the very end.

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

Get your monthly subscription

Get on our Nifty ToolZ and Tips newlsetter

see a list of all stores submitted to Nifty's pot-luck database

Step 2: Choose your type of promoting


Store your promoting notes here

Use these notes to keep track of your overall promoting plans. When you click save, the date is added at the front so you always know when you did what. These notes are specific to the Nify Promo Control Panel.

If you need to, you can edit an existing note (but not the date it was created). When you've made your edits, click Update to apply your changes. The edited date is added at the end of the note.

The notes are stored locally in your browser and are 'persistent' so they're always available, even after you shut down and restart things. They're specific to the browser you're using at the time, so if you use different browsers, each will have its own notes.

It's a good idea not to put any personal info in them, just in case.

If you want to know more, read about local storage on this Wikipedia page (opens in a new tab / window).

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About News

Every time there's a change to this Nifty tool we'll announce it here. Whenever there's a new announcement, the previous one you saw will be shifted into the history.

If we need to, we'll update the current announcement instead of making a new one.

If you've hidden the news until there's a new announcement, you won't see updates. If you want to check for updates to the existing announcement from time to time, start the tool with this ?shownews=yes (and nothing else) immediately after the .html up in the address bar.

If you don't use the tool for a while, you may miss some announcements entirely and they won't be in your history - but that's ok, just visit the Facebook group linked below if there's a new feature you need help with :)

The buttons give you full control over what's displayed in this panel or whether the panel itself is displayed at all, with an option to keep it hidden until there's a new announcement.

One final point: we'll also show you here if there's a general announcement about Nifty that we think you need to see - but it won't be added to your history for this tool.

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.