Tips for Creating an Online Store

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Export Your Fans

Friday, January 29th, 2010

We just added a new way for you to connect with your fans!  In one click you can now export all your fans contact information.

Give it a whirl.

PS: You can take this list of fans and follow them on Twitter :)

How do I send out coupons to my fans?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Tracey of It Girl Nail Decals just asked “How do I send out coupons to my fans?”

Thanks for the great question Tracey!  Here is how you do it.

Create a Coupon

1. Going to the “Marketing” -> “Give Coupons” section


2. Pick a Coupon type “Percentage Off” or “Free Shipping”.  In this example we are going to do a “Percentage Off” coupon for 10% if they type in “Awesome” and we are going to a make it public (public coupons get displayed off our homepage).  Hit the “Save” button to make your coupon active!


Send a Newsletter

3. Go to “Network” -> “Mail My Fans”


4. Enter in a subject, pick a greeting, and send them a message.  Make sure the message tells your fans about your coupon!


Click on the “Mail My Fans” button at the bottom and your coupon will be sent to all your fans!

New Feature: Coupons are here!

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Buying things on your store just got a little sweeter.  Give your customers coupon codes to receive a discounts on their order.  You can give customers two types of coupons 1) Percentage based and/or 2) Free Shipping.

After creating a coupon code, customers will see a new field to enter a optional coupon code. When they enter a valid coupon code, they’ll see a discount in their total.

This feature is available to all Pro and Super customers.  To use this feature head over to Marketing -> Give Coupons and create a coupon code.

Bonus Feature: Make the coupon public and we will list it on our public store coupons page!

Your SEO Friend: The Website Title

Monday, August 10th, 2009

One of the best ways to get natural organic search results on Google/Yahoo/Bing is to put your main keywords in your website title.

Now you can modify the title tags of your store.  Go to Marketing -> Basic Tools and enter in your website title.


What should your website title be?  It should be your store name and what you sell.

Ask yourself: “What do I want my potential customers typing into Google to find me?” – That is what your website title should be.

Feel free to ask me for suggestions on what your website title should be in the comments.

Custom CSS just got easier

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Our custom CSS now has helpful comments and is structured it to be easier to read.  We also added a nifty “Fullscreen” button so you can use your entire computer screen to work on your CSS.


New Feature: Add an Extra Page

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Add an extra page to your store! Use this page to add a customer testimonial section, more information on your products, pictures of your customers, or anything else you can think of.


This page will be added to the main navigation in your store.  Enjoy!

How can I rearrange my products?

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

We just added a new feature that allows you to rearrange your products (on your department and featured section pages) in 4 ways!

1. Newest First

2. Oldest First

3. Least Expensive First

4. Most Expensive First

You can change the way your products are arranged in your store settings section under “Store Preferences”.


Here is a quick video going over this new feature:

Happy rearranging!

New Feature: Embed Your Products!

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Allow bloggers/publishers/YOU to easily display your products on any website. 

Check out this video tutorial on what this feature is and how to use it:

This is what an embedded product looks like:

The embed button is right next to the share links located on all stores: