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09/21/15

Introducing the Newest Update to Have2Have.it

Today we launched the newest version of Have2Have.it for brands.  In today’s update we’re excited to announce three new features:

  • The ability to add actual product images for tagged products.
  • The ability to display product titles and short descriptions in the feed.  
  • The ability for followers to select grid view.  

Here’s a closer look at the three new features:

    1. Product images for tagged products.  Now, when you add a product to a post, you have the option of uploading a product image so followers can now see the product instead of a small screenshot of the Instagram image.  Brands asked for this ability to better showcase the multiple products featured within a post.  Don’t want to add an image?  Don’t worry, as it’s just an optional feature.  If no image is uploaded, then the product name will be displayed to the customer.     

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    1. Product titles and short descriptions in the feed.  Have2Have.it used to only be a feed of images.  Now with the newest update, you can toggle on short descriptions and product titles for followers to see.  To get your product titles and short descriptions to show on the feed, go to Settings and turn Images only to ”No.”  

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  1. Grid view in the feed.  Followers viewing the feed can now toggle between single images and grid view to more easily discover content further down in the feed.   

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We hope you enjoy these latest features.  We’ll be launching more new fun stuff in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.   

09/18/15

Soldsie Digest – Facebook’s New Ad Format, Register for Our Joint Webinar, and Welcome LeSportsac!

Soldsie News

There’s just a few days left to register for our joint webinar with Twenty20: Unlock Instagram as Your Best Marketing Channel.  Join us on Wednesday September 23, 2015 at 10AM PST. If you can’t make it…don’t worry. Just register and you will gain exclusive access to a recording of this great event.  Register now to secure your seat!

From the Social Network

Snapchat is expected to exceed 6 million views a day by 2016.  That’s just 3 months away! telapost.

Facebook releases a new ad format that will bring more value to advertisers on the platform.  No more paying for partially shown ads in the news feed. internetRETAILER.

Twitter partners with Bloomberg to to improve financial alerts.  Follow @TheTerminal on Twitter to see this in action.  SocialTimes

From Everyone Else

Instagram Ads. Learn about the 5 best practices on running effective Instagram ads. Business2Community.

Topshop + Pinterest. Topshop partners with Pinterest to provide their customers with a customized color palette of products suggested from pins on a board.  Social Songbird.

Influential Instagram Influencers. Interested in who is the best of the best?  Meet 6 of Instagram’s biggest social Influencers. Soldsie.

Soldsie Featured Store

We are excited to welcome LeSportsac to the Soldsie family! LeSportsac is an American lifestyle brand that specializes in casual nylon bags. Founded in 1974 in New York, LeSportsac sells some of the hottest handbags, travel totes, messenger bags, backpacks and accessories.  They have even partnered with creative forces such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Disney, and Stella McCartney. We can’t get enough of their new Peanuts x LeSportsac collection!

Follow their Instagram page here. View their LeSportsac Have2Have.it page here!

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

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09/16/15

Meet 6 of Instagram’s Biggest Social Influencers

With the rise and reign of social media has come the democratization of influence. While pop stars and athletes still dictate much of what we buy, brands are now reaching out to extraordinary social media users to connect with audiences in a more intimate way.

Below, we show you the faces of some of Instagram’s biggest stars, and how their personal brand has positioned them to be spokespeople for others. (more…)

09/15/15

How Jenny Boston Grew Sales 617% in One Month Using Comment Selling and Facebook Ads

Today, several successful Soldsie businesses are seeing significant growth in their Facebook stores due to recent changes in their strategy–most importantly, they are spending money on Facebook ads.

One business, Jenny Boston, has been kind enough to share some things they’ve learned on their journey to success with Facebook ads.

About Jenny Boston

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Jenny Boston has been using Soldsie’s comment selling product for over 3 years and is consistently one of our highest grossing stores – which makes their success even more incredible. It’s run by Kristin Maynard and Jenny DeMaria in Westborough, MA, right outside of Boston. The women focus on affordable, trendy women’s clothing in the $30 price range. Up until last month, they primarily sold on Facebook without spending any money on Facebook Ads, but once they did, sales boomed.

Jenny Boston Sales Growth

Note: Jenny Boston’s monthly sales over the past three years. See that spike? X axis removed out of respect to the Jenny Boston team. (more…)

09/13/15

Soldsie Digest – Welcome GoJane, Register For Our Webinar, and Instagram Video Ads

Soldsie News

If you haven’t already, register for our joint webinar with Twenty20: Unlock Instagram as Your Best Marketing Channel.  Join us on Wednesday September 23, 2015 at 10AM PST.  If you can’t make it, please register to gain access to a recording after it happens!  Register now to secure your seat!

From the Social Networks

Facebook is expanding Facebook Live and Mentions, its live video sharing app, to anyone with a verified profile. Facebook Blog.

Periscope just launched a way for everyone to record videos in landscape and share on Facebook! Periscope Blog on Medium.

Facebook Messenger is now available on Apple Watch. Facebook Post.

Twitter launched a cool feature where people in Indonesia can buy data, minutes, and SMS packages via DM. VentureBeat

From Everyone Else

Instagram Ads. Instagram is testing 30 second video ads with large brands. Adweek.

Youtube SEO. Here is a great guide on a subject you don’t see often, Youtube SEO. Seeing how Youtube is the second largest social network globally, is owned by the largest global search engine, and has indexible content, it can play a large role in boosting your brand on search. Business2Community.

Influencer Marketing Tips. This is a great compilation of tips from social marketers on best practices they’ve garnered working with influencers. Our favorite is “Don’t Ignore Influencers with Small Audiences.” Socially Stacked.

E-Commerce continues to shine. Macy’s may close 40 stores as it shifts its efforts to e-commerce. Internet Retailer.

Featured Store

We are excited to welcome GoJane to the Soldsie family! GoJane is part of the Aeropostale family and are an online retailer of fashion forward apparel for progressive young women.  Since 1999, they’ve been devoted to elevating style and self-perception while keeping it fun and inclusive of all trends.

GoJane has over 136,000 followers on Instagram.  Follow their inspiring and chic page here. View their GoJane Have2Have.It page here.

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 [email protected].