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07/31/15

Soldsie Weekly Digest:📱We Launched Our Have2Have.it iPhone App!

We hope everyone is gearing up for a busy weekend!

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Soldsie Product News

Today we are happy to announce the launch of our Have2Have.it iPhone App.  You can now create and pre-schedule Instagram posts on desktop with your Have2Have.it account.  Our mobile app will send you a push notification when it’s time to post and auto-populate the Instagram app with your image and caption!  All you need to do is click share.  You can even tag and link your products in the pre-scheduled post so it automatically populates on your Have2Have.it feed.  Click here to download it now.

Social Network News

Facebook is testing Linkedin style profile tagging. The Verge.

Social Commerce News

Snapchat. When comparing Snapchat to the 3 other major social networks (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), it is the fastest growing social network ever! Social Times.

Facebook Videos. Native Facebook videos outperform videos posted from YouTube and Instagram in nearly every statistic. Social Times.

Periscope. This guy just quit his job to Periscope full time! Mashable.

Pinterest Marketing. Here are 6 Pinterest Marketing Tips you can use today! Social Media Today.

Facebook Ads. Here is a great guide to the analytics you should measure and analyze to ensure you are running effective ad campaigns. Business2Community.

Influencer outreach. Here is a great guide on how best to reach out to Influencers to increase eyeballs on your product / brands. Twelve Skip.

Featured Soldsie Company

We are excited to tell you all about Kristen, Janey, and Margo, the founders of Liz and Honey! They use Soldsie to sell on Facebook and on Instagram. They are also new users of Have2Have.It and our latest iPhone app. They use the whole suite! :)

To see them in action take a look at their Facebook Page, a recent Facebook comment selling post, their Instagram Page, a recent Instagram comment selling post, and their Have2Have.It page.

Sign up for Soldsie here and get a 14 day free trial of Have2Have.it here!

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This issue was curated by Chris Bennett and the team at Soldsie. Learn more about our social commerce tools on Soldsie.

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07/29/15

Top Magento Extensions to Help Increase Sales

Every business wants to generate more sales. Unfortunately, additional sales don’t happen just because you want them too. Improving sales figures is difficult for every business. No matter what you sell, the key to increasing sales is finding more potential customers and marketing to them in a way that turns them into paying customers.

Magento is an eCommerce platform that powers more than 240,000 businesses worldwide and has processed more than $26 billion in transactions. The platform makes setting up an eCommerce store simple and a large — and growing — selection of apps helps you leverage social media to spread your marketing message and acquire more customers.

Today we’ll look at several Magento extensions that will help with improving conversions and increasing revenue for your eCommerce business.

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07/28/15

Soldsie Weekly Digest: Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook Tips

Lots of updates from the social networks this week!

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Social Networks

Google+ is unbundling from YouTube, no longer requiring users to log into Google+ to access YouTube. With this, everyone who uses YouTube rejoices! Googleplusforus Blog.

Snapchat is going to include more publishers in their Discover feature including Buzzfeed and Vox.com. re/code.

Instagram. The latest build of Instagram for Android sports a new screen that condenses the Edit, Location Tag, User Tag and Caption tools all within one screen. This should roll out to other platforms shortly. The Next Web.

Facebook is going to roll out two new video tools for Page managers – improved video-upload tools and a new video library. Facebook Blog.

Social Commerce Related Reads

Facebook Ads Tool. AdEspresso put together an awesome tool that you can use for inspiration for your ads by searching for certain keywords, placements (such as mobile/desktop News Feed and right-side rail), verticals and objectives. AdEspresso.

Big updates at eBay.  eBay announced that it’s closing down a number of standalone mobile applications, including eBay Valet, eBay Fashion and eBay Motors, and is retiring its on-demand delivery service eBay Now. TechCrunch.

Instagram Game.  The team at Adult Swim created a game within Instagram! You can explore up to 11 different planets featured in Rick and Morty — an animated show following the misadventures of an demented scientist and his naive grandson — through a web of 80 linked Instagram accounts. Instagram.

Facebook Tips. Are you starting a Facebook page or looking for tips to improve it? Well we’ve got you covered – here are 8 tips! Social Media Today

Future Product Updates @ Twitter? Kim Kardashian offers some tips to the folks at Twitter and Jack Dorsey is all ears! Social Song Bird.

Featured Soldsie Company

This week want to feature our Italian friends, FOBRICE-SHOP.They sell hip men’s and women’s clothing with an urban edge. Check out their website here, their Instagram here, and their Have2Have.It page here. Not only doesHave2Have.It make Instagram shoppable, but it makes it possible to sell worldwide. It works for any language (simply change the text) and it works for any e-commerce platform (simply add links).

Sign up for Soldsie here and get a 14 day free trial of Have2Have.it here!

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This issue was curated by Chris Bennett and the team at Soldsie. Learn more about our social commerce tools on Soldsie.

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07/24/15

📖 Soldsie Weekly Digest: 🐯 Tumblr, Twitter, Influencers, Oh-my!

Happy Friday everyone!

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Social Networks

Twitter just removed your homepage wallpaper! Mashable.

Social Commerce Related Reads

Tumblr. 6 brands who are doing really well on Tumblr. Take a look and get some tips from them! Soldsie Blog.

Influencers. We are big proponents of Influencer marketing here at Soldsie. Learn some exciting tips on how to partner with Influencers effectively. Soldsie Blog.

#Hashtags. Forever21 recently ran a really cool social hashtag campaign on Instagram that’s worth checking out! Youtube.

Instagram Marketing. Everyone is flocking to Instagram. Find out how to use Instagram in your brand’s marketing strategy. Social Media Examiner.

Facebook Reach. Are you looking for some tips to increase reach? Incorporate humor into your Facebook posts!  Post Planner Blog.

Periscope. Here are some valuable ways to get the most out of the new social network – Periscope! Kim Garst Blog.

Featured Soldsie Company

Today we want to spotlight designer, and mother of three, Emily Ley! It’s been incredible to see her run her Sunday Sales with Soldsie on Instagram. Emily highlights three products every Sunday at 9pm EST on Instagram. Make sure to visit her next sale!

Commerce isn’t only about selling products, it’s about creating content that your following loves and can identify with. When you take a look at Emily’s Instagram photos, you will see that she has incredible engagement because of the bond she’s generated with her followers. For example, take a look at her blog. It’s engaging and includes content outside of commerce, like recipes. After reading Emily’s blog, you feel like you really get to know her! This is an exciting trend that we know will help you connect with your followers!

Sign up for Soldsie here and get a 14 day free trial of Have2Have.it here!

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This issue was curated by Chris Bennett and the team at Soldsie. Learn more about our social commerce tools on Soldsie.

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If you have anything to submit or would like to be featured please email us at hello@soldsie.com

07/23/15

6 Brands That Are Leading on Tumblr

For some marketers, Tumblr can be an unfamiliar–and daunting–scene. To those new to the microblogging site, Tumblr can also be hard to define: it’s Pinterest without multiple boards, it’s Twitter without the word limit, it’s Wordpress with a reblogging tool.

Whatever you want to call it, the fact is that Tumblr has seen explosive growth. The site is currently serving 16 billion page views per month (this time last year, that number was less than 2 billion). Demographically, Tumblr is unique, with 23.3% of users between 18-24 and 27% between 25-34 years old.

Without a doubt, Tumblr is worth taking a look at. Below, we present six brands who have taken the charge and break down why they’re doing so well. (more…)