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08/28/15

Soldsie Digest – Have2Have.it in Forbes, New Instagram Layout, New Facebook AI Assistant

Latest Soldsie News

Have2Have.It and a number of Have2Have.It clients were featured in Forbes!

The Strategist, the Contently magazine, provided some great insight into how Have2Have.It can help publishers.

From the Social Networks

Instagram now allows for portrait and landscape pictures and not only square ones! Instagram Blog.

Facebook is testing an AI assistant named M. Facebook Post.

Snapchat Discover adds 3 more publishers – Mashable, IGN, Tastemade. Mashable.

From Everyone Else

Snapchat Followers. Read about how people are using Twitter to build their following on Snapchat! Marketing Land.

Facebook Video. Facebook is going to start cracking down on video piracy. Marketing Land.

Pinterest Brand Building. Here is a great guide on how to get to your first 1,000 followers on Pinterest. Social Media Today.

Featured Store

Today we’re proud to feature Kid Dangerous, a brand you can find in over 200 of the most prestigious boutiques and department stores in the United States and worldwide, including Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Kitson and Free’s Shop in Japan.  Kid Dangerous isn’t elitist, but it doesn’t pander to the lowest common denominator, either. It’s a fair representation of its owners: a bunch of smart and likable kids who like to have a good time, but on their own terms.

Steve Nanino, the President of Kid Dangerous, had some great things to say about it! He recently shared that “you need to cover all your bases when it comes to marketing your brand online and Instagram plays a big role in that. If you are able to build an audience on instagram, having Have2Have.it is a great way to transition those followers into sales.”

Check out Kid Dangerous’s Instagram page and Have2Have.It page.

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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08/26/15

How to Sell Jewelry Online Through Instagram

Jewelry Display For Selling Online

If you’re searching for an online channel where you can promote and sell jewelry, it’s hard to think of a better one than Instagram.

Instagram’s benefits are multifold—as an image-based site, it offers you the perfect visual environment to showcase your products.  As a social network, it allows you to build a loyal fan following and interact with your customers.

If you’re ready to start selling online, here are some best practices that will help you make the most of this social sharing opportunity!

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08/25/15

Soldsie Weekly Digest – New Affiliate Program, Facebook Page Updates, Exciting Featured Company!

Soldsie Company News

New Affiliate Program. We were pleased and shocked by the number of sign ups we had last week. Don’t miss out on our new affiliate program!

After you sign up on the Affiliate Page, will receive a personalized link to share with friends, business contacts, and anyone who you think would benefit from Have2Have.It. For every customer that signs up for Have2Have.It or Soldsie, you will receive 20% of all sales generated by that customer for the first two years! We’ve had some businesses share this link in blog posts, emails, and directly with customers.  

Social News

Facebook is releasing a Donate button for nonprofits. Facebook Post.

Facebook is going to start monitoring your response time on Pages and they’ve released a guide to help you maximize their new messaging features.  Facebook for Business Blog.

Twitter now allows for Direct Messages to be received on the web. TechCrunch.

Social Commerce

Pinterest vs. Instagram. Kate Rose does a deep dive into the pros and cons of each platform for businesses! Business2Community.

Twitter. Twitter has shut down a network of sites dedicated to archiving deleted tweets from politicians around the world. The Verge.

Featured Company

Today we would like to feature the popular women’s brand, Show Me Your Mumu!  Show Me Your Mumu was founded by Cammy and Cologne and they’ve built a fun, versatile, and imaginative brand!

They are active users of Have2Have.It and you can see how they make it easy for their 157,000 fans to get to their products on their Magento site by visiting their Instagram page and their Have2Have.It Page.

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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

08/21/15

Soldsie Weekly Digest – New Affiliate Program, Instagram Changes, GIFs on Facebook

Soldsie News

New Affiliate Program. Today we are excited to announce our new affiliate program. We get asked about it all the time, and now it’s finally launched! Getting started is easy: sign up on the Affiliate Page and start sharing the link that is generated for you. We’ve had some businesses share this link in blog posts, emails, and directly with customers. For every customer that signs up for Have2Have.It or Soldsie, you will receive 20% of all sales generated by that customer for the first two years!

Social Network News

Twitter releases new ad formats with the Twitter Audience Platform, including Shop Now and Learn More buttons.

Instagram stopped the creation of custom locations earlier this week. If you were writing “Tap Link in Bio” or something similar, you can still do this by creating a location on Facebook named “Tap Link in Bio” and then using that location on Instagram. To learn how, follow the instructions here on Instagram. Venture Beat.

Facebook is now allowing you to post GIFs as ads!

Social Commerce

Social Sales. Here are 5 tips to help you drive more sales from social! Soldsie Blog.

Live Streaming. Here is a great review of Periscope, Meerkat, and Facebook Live: their differences and how you can use them. SocialPRChat.

Periscope. This is a great step by step guide on how to use Periscope for your business. Maximize Social Business.

Social Media Usage. Heavy usage, especially on mobile, is staggering for social media. 70% of Facebook users visit the social network each day, as do 59% of Instagram users, 38% of Twitter users and 27% of Pinterest users. This just furthers the point that your business and your products need to be on social. Internet Retailer.

Instagram > Facebook. Kimberlee Morrison shares a strong argument for why we should all look to Instagram for advertising and sales opportunities. Social Times.  

Featured Company

Today we would like to introduce you all to Floss Gloss! Floss Gloss was founded by Aretha Sack and Janine Lee in San Francisco in 2011.  Floss Gloss strives to offer the contemporary nail polish consumer with rare, custom curated colors and shades paired with exquisite packaging and exceptional opacity and coverage. Floss Gloss Ltd Pro Nail Lacquers are cruelty free and vegan friendly!

Floss Gloss is an avid Have2Have.It user. They use Have2Have.It to direct their followers to their content on Shopify, or link to partnering sites. We wrote a case study about their usage of Have2Have.It that you can read 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.

Already a Soldsie user? Sign in here

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

08/19/15

5 Sneak Peek Techniques to Drive Social Commerce Sales

With the advent of social commerce, Facebook and Instagram are no longer just bullhorns for brands, but online storefronts that fans can shop. To build buzz around your Facebook and Instagram sales, we recommend sprinkling your scheduled posts with sneak peeks of what you have in store.

Below, we show you how five Soldsie sellers are engaging fans and piquing interest with teaser posts.

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