S6 Nifty Promo Control Panel

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featured collections for curators to consider

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Art and homeware with an outer space theme. Great for future astronauts' bedrooms! The mock retro space travel posters are especially cool and sell well.

bags bags bags is a collection of art prints & products made and curated by j0ke.

Art prints, soft furnishings and more following a retro theme by BruxaMagica_susycosta. People will enjoy the simple geometry and bold abstracts that feature throughout.

A variety of North American bird species in all their colorful and whimsical glory. Species featured include: cardinals, chickadees, goldfinches, ruby-throated hummingbirds, eastern bluebirds, tree swallows, crows, and red-winged blackbirds

A collection of North American landscapes. Includes, mountains, sea, national parks, sunrise, sunset, landmarks and natural formations. Some whimsical, most are simply nature’s beauty. Beautiful prints for public spaces or private homes.

Seamless pattern designs with digital, watercolor or ink painted flowers. 182 items on mostly home furnishing products and art prints, with some bags and tech, too

Tropical related illustrations and designs on 144 items of soft furnishing, art prints, bags and tech.

Step 1: Getting the products to work with


This step is all about telling Society6 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.

Your Curator id is the one assigned to you by Society6 when you applied to become one. Don't worry, if you don't have one just leave the default as it is for now. You can apply to get yours here.

Product Source: Store search OR Society6 site search

If a collection identifier is present, search is ignored

A collection identifier always follows the pattern artist-name/collection/collection-name

You can pull Society6 products using a store search or you can search all of Society6.

You can pull Society6 products using a collection, a store search or you can search all of Society6.

Collection: If using a collection, the identifier you give must follow the pattern artist-name/collection/collection-name. If a collection identifier is present, the search (if given) is ignored.

Searching: There's some things you need to know about search and how Society6 deals with search. The specifics depend on where you're searching. What you give is passed to Society6 for interpretation, so their rules apply as to what you can use here and how it works.

Searching across the whole of Society6 is a bit different than when searching in stores.

Society6 search - you can use:

  • words from tags, titles and descriptions in your search
  • either a department name (like furniture) or a product name (like benches)
  • the special terms popular, new or random
  • a mixture of all the above

Store search

  • department names or product names are fine
  • popular, new or random can be used with the above
  • you can't use words from tags, titles or descriptions in your search

For concrete examples on how to use this, whether you're a curator or a storekeeper, see this tutorial on getting the most out of the Society6 Nifty Cpanel

Sort type

This allows you to limit how many you pull per page (the "page size") and is used by the promotion tools for them to do their thing. 120 is the maximum you can use.
For example, it determines how many are available in the all-in-one speed-sharer, how many are shown per page on the product grid sharer, how many appear in your animated gif etc.
The page size is ignored by the auto-pinners: for the "auto-pinner with overnight option" it always uses a page size of 20 and for the "auto-pinner 24/7", it's 80.

When there's more than one page of results at the page size you set, use this to choose the page number to "pull".

sometimes it takes a couple of attempts to pull, so if you get nothing, use this button to try again

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.

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Step 2: Choose your type of promoting

Here's the results of the choices made in Step 1

Why are some of my images not showing up?

Sometimes Society6 has issues with images for some types of product - this usually shows up here when "pulling" from a store rather than with a general search - but not always. You can check by clicking one of the missing images to see if you get nothing but a spinner on the product's page. If it's ok, it'll be ok in the tools because they request that larger image from Society6.

If you do get a never-ending spinner, and it's your store, get in touch with S6 support. Let them know and they'll put your store in for re-indexing. It might take a couple of days but that usually fixes things.



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.