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

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A collection of patriotic gifts, souvenirs, charms, and products on the theme of the American Eagle. Good for Independence, Memorial, Veteran's Day events, as well as for any occasion

A collection of patriotic gifts, souvenirs, charms, and products on the theme of the American Eagle and the United States flag. Good for Independence, Memorial, Veteran's Day and other events

A collection of pillows that I specifically designed for your use!

A collection of cute leggings with designs that I made myself

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

The perfect way to announce your big day with these unique customized modern-scripted Save The Date Cards

Artist oil paint palette. Abstract art decorated products, gifts, art prints, home decor for anyone.

Beautiful artistic oil paint palette. Yellow, red, green colors. Abstract art decorated products, gifts, art prints, home decor for anyone.

Please promote my collection of funny Social Distancing Cartoons. These topical cartoons are very popular and I have sold over 300 of some designs so they are a wise choice for any affiliate! Thanks and stay safe!

Best Mom Ever Mother's Day. Collection of gifts, souvenirs, party or celebration event decorations in honour of Mother

Around The World By Air collection of t-shirts. A favorite city or a hometown name, international airport code, location coordinates, country name

A collection of cute leggings with designs that I made myself

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

A collection of pillows that I specifically designed for your use!

The Cocktail Collection - Bar cushions, clothing & accessories for lovers of cocktail drinking. Perfect for a home bar!

We’re All In This Together - Vaccination Badges & Pandemic Inspiring Clothing, Accessories & Homeware

This collection features modern and colorful face masks in many different patterns and styles (stripes, plaid, geometric, gradients, minimalist, with name or monogram). Great for kids, teens, adults, and elders

Mums everywhere need more appreciation and not just on Mother's Day. The design features a large pink bloom on a black background with "Mom/Mum you're amazing' in bold typography. I'd love it if you could also spread the word!

Elegant feminine pink floral gift ideas that are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and Mother’s day. Design features roses and dahlias

Rose floral wedding invitations which are featured on a white background and alternatively, on a dramatic black background and styled with elegant monochrome floral corners to frame the text

Personalized photo gifts for both humor and cherished memories

Beauty Salon and Hairstylist needs, from business cards, workwear, personalized stamps, clocks and more

This collection is a mix of home decor products that feature modern geometric and striped patterns in trendy yellow and gray colors

A collection of cute leggings with designs that I made myself

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

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

A collection of pillows that I specifically designed for your use!

It's time to celebrate a birthday, from 11 to 99-year olds who love being a girl! Look for paper plates, hats, napkins, cake plates, balloons and many gifts that will be memories of this fine day!

This rustic beach wedding invitation suite features a coastal scene with ocean waves crashing against the beach. String lights add ambience, and weathered wood frames the important details.

Simple and elegant modern wedding suite, with marble background and sprigs of eucalyptus ornamenting the customizable photo.

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.


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Step 2: Choose your type of promoting

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News

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.