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What Does Facebook Timeline Mean for Ecommerce Store Owners?

 Facebook Timeline officially launched today, but won't be much use for ecommerce store owners - yet. If you haven't heard of…

Facebook Timeline officially launched today, but won't be much use for ecommerce store owners - yet.  


If you haven't heard of Facebook Timeline, it's essentially a newly designed profile page that puts focus on events from the past and a new jumbo sized image that will compliment your current profile pic.

So, what does Facebook Timeline mean for ecommerce store owners? Well not much really. A Facebook spokesperson said, "we are currently focused on Timeline for individuals and will consider how to make consistent experiences for Pages." That means if your online store has a brand page, you're currently out of luck. So even though my personal Facebook page will be sporting the new fancy layout, our Shopify Facebook account will remain the same. We'll just have to wait to see what Mark Zuckerberg has in store for brand pages.

If you're interested in learning more about Facebook Timeline for your personal account, you can read all the details and sign up here

Don't have a Facebook brand page yet? Check out our Facebook Guide for Business

Introducing Shopify Facebook Store

We’re happy to bring you another new free feature today: Shopify Facebook Store. With Facebook Store, you can…

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We’re happy to bring you another new free feature today: Shopify Facebook Store.

With Facebook Store, you can easily sell your products directly on your Facebook page. This is great for generating traffic and sales, as well as increasing engagement with your Facebook fan-base.

Your Facebook fans will be able to view, purchase, and share any products you choose right within Facebook.

And the best part is, the whole thing takes only a few clicks to set up.

Let’s take a closer look.

Shopify Facebook Store

Facebook Store will place a customizable tab on your Facebook Page that leads your fans to view your products.

Then, simply select which products you would like to showcase and the app automatically pulls image thumbnails and pricing info directly into Facebook.

You can even set up an optional ‘Like gate’ that forces people to like your page before getting access to your products:

Also, it’s important to tie in your Google Analytics account which will allow you to track users on your Facebook Store so you can determine exactly how it’s performing.

Here are some examples of ecommerce brands already using the Shopify Facebook Store to boost sales:

Johnny Cupcakes:

Rolljunkie:

 

Camixa Shirts:

Pure Fix Cycles:

Snoot Spray:

Foxy Mango:

Install Now

To get started using Facebook Store, head over to the Shopify App store and install the app. If you have questions about using it, make sure you check out the full documentation.

Free $50 in Facebook Ad Credits for Shopify Stores

We have partnered with Facebook to offer all existing and new Shopify merchants $50 in free Facebook Ad…

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We have partnered with Facebook to offer all existing and new Shopify merchants $50 in free Facebook Ad Credits - as long as you haven't advertised with Facebook yet. This is in addition to the $100 in Google AdWords credits, and $100 in Amazon Product Ads credits Shopify store owners also receive.

Facebook advertising is a great way to drive quality traffic to your ecommerce store. You can deliver highly targeted ads and sponsored stories to specific interest groups, age groups, genders, cities, and more.

How To Redeem Facebook Ad Credits

To redeem your Facebook Ad Credit, simply look under the Promotions tab in your admin panel:


Click on the 'Generate your $50 Facebook Ads credit' button and your unique promo code will appear. Save your code, then click on the link that says 'using these instructions,' and follow the steps to redeem. Please note, if you're still in your free 30 day trial, you can still redeem your credit, but you need to have picked a Shopify plan. Also, credits are for new Facebook Advertising accounts only.

To make the most of your Facebook Ad Credits, check out these 6 practical tips on how to run a successful Facebook ad campaign.

What You Need to Know About the New Facebook Ads

Facebook quietly announced a slew of changes to its ads and Page tools this summer. Aside from the…

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Facebook quietly announced a slew of changes to its ads and Page tools this summer.

Aside from the addition of hashtags, most of the updates weren't covered outside of social marketing circles. As a store owner, these changes are meaningful for your business if you currently run Facebook ads or plan to in the future. 

In the next six months, Facebook will consolidate its number of ad units from 27 to less than half of that. In other words, Page owners who've been confused by Facebook's ad options and their long, clunky names will finally get some help.

Let's take a look at what you can expect and how you can use the new ads effectively.

Questions and Offers are Gone

The first change is eliminating two little-used post types: Questions, Facebook's polling feature, and Offers, its coupon-style post format. Neither was widely used, although people have had success in the past with Offers.

Going forward Facebook will be encouraging Page owners to post questions and coupons as text, link, or image posts.

Improved commenting on Facebook, including inline replies and picture comments, will help fans respond to and discuss questions.

If you've never tested posting questions or coupons, now is a great time to get started. Simple, one-sentence questions get a surprising amount of engagement. Either/or questions and fill in the blank sentences also work well.

The ideal topic is one that people have strong beliefs about but that has very low stakes. For example, "How do you take your coffee?" or "Which direction should toilet paper be hung?" not "Which religion is the best?"

Adapt the following example questions to your store's niche:

  • How do you take your coffee?
  • Better summer footwear: flip flops or boat shoes?
  • My favorite Angry Bird is ____.

The elimination of Offers is more disappointing because promotions and discounts are the #1 reason people like brands on Facebook.

Fans want exclusive deals and without Offers, you'll have to share the deals as link posts with coupon codes in the text. You can tease these deals as an incentive for prospective fans to like your Page. Create a custom discount code, like "FACEBOOK13," just for Facebook users who like your page.

Read more about these changes on the Facebook Studio blog.

Three Ads Become One (and Get Social)

For proof of Facebook's ad naming problems, see these three ad formats which are being combined into one:

  • Page Post Like Sponsored Story
  • Page Post Comment Sponsored Story
  • Page Post Ad

One post, three different ads, thirteen words.

The three ad formats above are being consolidated into one. Now, when you promote a post from your Facebook Page, the ad will automatically include likes and comments. According to research from Nielsen and comScore, this social context leads to better performance and return on investment for advertisers.

These changes will begin in the fall.

A Better Way to Drive Sales from Facebook Ads

A Page post link ad is created when you post a link to your Facebook page then promote that link, making it an ad.

Nanigans, a Facebook marketing software company, found that Page post link ads had a 53% ROI while Page post photo ads (with an off-site link) had an ROI of just 24%. In other words, if you want the highest click through rate to your site, post a link (like in the picture below), not an image with a link.

Facebook recently announced three important changes to this ad format.

You can now create a Page post link ad without first creating a post on your Page. This workflow is helpful for creating highly-targeted ads that wouldn't be relevant to your entire fan base.

For example, you can create separate ads for men's and women's clothing items. If you have a product for high school students, you can target teens and their parents with different ad copy and images.

Another handy feature Facebook is rolling out is the ability to upload your own custom image instead of using the default images that Facebook pulls from the link you're promoting. Uploading your own image will ensure that it looks good on Facebook and hopefully get you better click-through rates.

Most importantly, when you create an ad that links off of Facebook to your store, you can choose between an ad in the sidebar or one that appears directly in the News Feed.

According to Nanigans, both link ads and photo ads in the News Feed outperform ads in the sidebar as News Feed ads are much more visible to users who've tuned out sidebar ads.

In my experience News Feed ads work best if you advertise new products and discounts to your existing fans.

Read more about the changes to Page post link ads here.

More Useful Data About Your Fans

Have you ever looked at your Page Insights (Facebook analytics) and thought, "This is great. But what should I do next?" If so, you'll appreciate Facebook's recent efforts to make this data easier to understand and more actionable.

Instead of seeing one big number for "People Talking About This" (your Page), you'll now see detailed stats for Page Likes, People Engaged, Page tags and mentions, Page checkins, and other interactions.

Each post will also have detailed metrics including reach, engagement, and negative feedback. This data will help you gauge which posts are performing best so that you can get better at sharing more of the content your fans like.

Facebook Page Insights for posts

You'll also see more detailed data about people who interact with your Page. The demographics of people engaging with your Page will be clearly indexed against the demographics of your fans.

In the example below, women are 57% of the Page's fans but 72% of the people engaging with the content. Thirteen to twenty-four year olds are also engaging more than expected. Based on this data, you can create more content targeted to 13-24 year old women.

Facebook Page Insights updates Summer 2013

Improved Page Insights are rolling out gradually to all Pages. Once you have the new interface, look for outliers. Find posts that performed especially well or especially poorly. Do more of what is working and less of what is not.

Check which gender and age groups engage with your content and which do not. Start catering to the ones that do when creating content or targeting ads.

Read more about Page Insights on the Facebook blog.

Hashtags Are Here

In mid-June, Facebook announced that it will now support hashtags, a popular feature on other major social networks like Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

Hashtags help to categorize your posts and make them readily findable for non-followers. For example, you can tag relevant posts about products like #tshirts.

Hashtags are rolling out gradually, so they may not be enabled for your profile or Page just yet.

Until Facebook builds infrastructure around them, hashtags won't be very hugely useful. Eventually, you'll be able to see trending topics and look at (public) content across all of Facebook.

Until now, searching for posts about a specific topic, like your niche, across Facebook was nearly impossible. With hashtags, you'll be able to track conversations about your brand and see what people are saying about other topics relevant to your business.

Read more about the future of hashtags on Facebook.

Next Steps

Facebook announced all of the above in June. These changes are good news for marketers but a lot of information to digest.

Until hashtags become more popular, the most important change is the improvements to ads in the News Feed.

Read over the Facebook blog posts linked to above and subscribe to the Facebook Studio blog to stay abreast of future updates. 

If you have any specific questions, ask them in the comments.


About the Author: Fred Perrotta is the co-founder of Tortuga Backpacks, makers of the ultimate travel backpack and proud Shopify store owners.

Facebook Advertising for Ecommerce

Facebook advertising is a great opportunity to increase your brand awareness and boost sales for your ecommerce store. We…

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Facebook advertising is a great opportunity to increase your brand awareness and boost sales for your ecommerce store. We pulled out some general best practices from successful efforts and offer 6 practical suggestions for running a successful Facebook Ad campaign:

1. Define Your Goals

Before you start putting together your Facebook ad campaign, you need to take a moment to layout some goals you want to achieve. Is your goal to drive traffic to your ecommerce store, build awareness, or promote a specific event/contest? The context of your ad campaign needs to be clearly defined. I would suggest using one or all of the goals below as a starting point:

  • Conversion

  • Engagement

  • Awareness
  • Audience Growth

Take your time in establishing your goals as this will help maximize the impact of your Facebook Ads. 

2. Pick Your Facebook Ad Type

Ads and sponsored stories are the two main types of sponsored content on Facebook.

Ads: A business creates an ad and pays Facebook to deliver it to the people who are most likely to find it useful. For example, you might see an ad for a local gym if you live nearby, or are a certain age and like running. Here's an example of a Facebook Ad we created with Tim Ferriss to promote our Build-A-Business Competition:


Sponsored Stories: Sponsored Stories are posts from your friends or the Pages you 'Like' that a business, organization, or individual has paid to highlight so there's a better chance you'll see them. Occasionally we sponsor stories to promote this blog. Here's a recent example that promotes our showcase of 18 beautiful Shopify stores made in the United Kingdom:

3. Target Your Audience

Ignoring proper targeting practices is like chucking 10,000 darts at the same time to a dartboard, hoping something hits the bull’s eye. That’s just a bad idea. The ability skillfully target your audience is crucial to running a successful Facebook Ad campaign. Consider these variables: 

  • Age
  • Country
  • Gender
  • Precise/Broad Interest
  • Connections

Connections are one of the most effective yet least used variables when targeting. Your click-through rate should increase when targeting your own fans, which is what connection targeting allows you to do. Webtrends did a study of 11,000 Facebook campaigns and found that targeting fans has an average of a 7X higher click-through rate and a higher conversion rate. 

4. Pick Creative Images & Text

The images and text you use to get a viewers attention and convince them to click are vitally important. Here are some best practices with regard to both:

Visuals: Facebook allows you one photo per ad with the maximum size being 110 pixels wide by 80 pixels tall. Use original photos with colors that contrast with the blue color scheme of Facebook, such as yellow or red. Using a simple photo editor will go a long way in your efforts to craft your image. Some good free photo editors are: GimpAviary, and IrfanView. Please don’t just buy any generic stock photo, take the time to pick the right picture.

Text: You have 135 characters to make your mark and woo potential customers. Don’t feel pressured to use all those characters; what's most important is the content. Make sure to include a call-to-action that encourages users to click on your ad. Facebook also suggests using your company name in the ad title or somewhere in the body of the ad. Briefly explaining to the user exactly what you expect them to do when they reach your Facebook page is critical to success. 

5. Optimize: Test Multiple Ads

Once you have your ad(s) you can track their results. Facebook enables you to see when people clicked, how many, etc. See what works and what doesn't for your ecommerce store. 

Research shows two thirds of marketers that use Facebook ads, put up one ad, and don't test it against other images, headlines, ad copies, landing pages, or targeting options. Don’t make the same mistake!! I recommend you to try testing out different ads every few weeks or so. Facebook makes this process easy: Once an ad has been created, you have the option to “Create a Similar Ad” and simply swap in a new picture or text.

6. Engage Your New Audience  

Many businesses go through the time and money with facebook ads but never update their Facebook page. It’s like purchasing a larger microphone but never saying anything. You have an audience waiting to be wowed, make sure you do so with captivating content and conversations. 

Never forget the “social” in social media, it’s about humanizing your business and gaining trust with potential consumers. Remember, picking up a lot of new “Likes” is great but if every other metric remains static, you don't have anything. 

Facebook marketing comes down to the product or service you are providing and your overall goal. Large companies such as Redbull, focus on community engagement rather than sales while Starbucks aims to promote awareness for their contests. It’s always a good idea to research companies in your own industry and learn from their successes and failures. 

Success is not guaranteed but if you follow these best practices and add a touch of patience, you’re heading in the right direction.

Want to sell on Facebook? Here's our guide on how Shopify store owners can easily sell on Facebook

Featured App: Zibaba Facebook Storefront

Zibaba is an app development company that develops an app that lets you put a shop on your…

Zibaba is an app development company that develops an app that lets you put a shop on your Facebook fan page. Their app takes advantage of the Facebook social graph in order to get your Facebook friends and fans talking about your shop and your products, and it also provides a comprehensive set of analytics tools so you can collect extensive marketing data. Zibaba Facebook shops have a group offer feature, which lets your Facebook fans band together and take advantage of group offers, as well as an affiliate network that allows  other shopowners to market your stuff or even your storefront on a revenue-share basis.

Zibaba have a Shopify app called Zibaba Facebook Storefront that lets Shopify shopowners expand their reach into the Facebook market (which as of this writing, was over 730 million people according to Socialbakers). We asked Zibaba about their Shopify app, and their answers appear below.

What does Zibaba Facebook Storefront do?

Zibaba Facebook Storefront gives Shopify customers the opportunity to duplicate their Shopify store and open a store directly from their Facebook Fan Page within seconds.

Shopify customers have the ability to choose from customized backgrounds, upload customized banners for additional branding and utilize all of the additional promotional marketing tools offered by Zibaba.  The additional tools include running Group Offers, Coupons, Fan Only Discounts and joining the Zibaba Social Affiliate Network in order to increase marketing efforts and drive sales.  Additionally, every product within the store utilizes all of the social interactions of Facebook such as 'like', 'ask advice', 'comment' and 'share'.

What are the key features of your app?

Zibaba Facebook Storefront lets you:

  • Run Group Offers and Coupons
  • Promote the store utilizing the services of professional online marketers as part of the Social Affiliate Network
  • Utilize all of the social interactions of Facebook
  • Run fan-only discounts
  • Interact directly with customers via the brand's Facebook fan page


Screen capture of an example Facebook store based on a Shopify store.

Why should shopowners use this app?

As a shopowner, you'll want to use Zibaba Facebook Storefront because it'll help you in these ways:

  • You'll get your products seen by over 700 million users using Facebook
  • You'll increase sales using social and viral marketing efforts
  • You can reward your customers running Group Offers and Coupons directly from your Facebook Store
  • The setup time can take seconds

Where did you get your idea for your app?

The idea for the app came from bringing store fronts to where the largest online mass of surfers gather every day of the week: Facebook!

How long did it take for you to build the app?

The app took only two weeks to build, but six weeks of intensive QA to ensure that the experience for Shopify customers would be smooth and easy.

How can we find you online?

Where can I find out more about the Zibaba Facebook Storefront?

You can find out more about it on the Zibaba Shopify App page in the App Store.

You should also check out the video below, which shows you how you create a Zibaba-powered shop in Facebook based on your Shopify shop:

[ This article also appears in Global Nerdy. ]

How to Sell on Facebook

It's easy for Shopify stores to sell their products on Facebook.  Install any one of the apps below…

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It's easy for Shopify stores to sell their products on Facebook. 

Install any one of the apps below to add a "Shop" tab to your ecommerce store's Facebook page. Your products will be automatically imported and customers will be able to browse and purchase items directly on Facebook. 

You'll have your Facebook storefront up and running within minutes. The apps run on auto-pilot in the background and automatically sync with your ecommerce store's pricing and stock availability.

Each one of these apps will give your Facebook storefront a different look and feel, so check out the example stores that I link to below. You can read more about their pricing and features by checking out their detailed pages in the Shopify App Store.
 

Beetailer

Free - $300 / Month

Beetailer’s Free Plan lets you sell up to 10 products and run 2 promotions per month. Their most popular plan, Professional, is $50/mo and gives you up to 500 products, along with a full arsenal of promotion, analytics, and reporting tools. Beetailer’s new detailed statistics function gives you detailed historical information about your visitors preferences and behavior. They also have real-time analytics that allow you to find out which campaigns are working and why. You can use their free templates or they’ll clone your Shopify store’s look and feel for $199. Beetailer is well known for their gorgeous Facebook storefronts. Beetailer has recently upgraded its interface for Facebook Timeline, and implemented Pinterest like styling. Shopify store Violent Lips is using their new "Pinterest Style" Facebook store, and you can check it out here.

Grey Bird is a Shopify store that uses Beetailer to sell products on Facebook. Check out their Facebook store here.


Fliptabify

Free - $11.99 / Month

Flibtabify offers a popular Free Plan that is designed for users that want to quickly get their Shopify store on Facebook. The free plan gives you unlimited products, and makes certain decisions on your behalf to make things easier. You can upgrade to their Power Plan for $11.99/mo that will give you the option to “fan-gate”, allow you to choose which collections to show (including hidden collections), it will let you set the default collection to show on your Facebook store, and let you select the number of products to display per page. 

Ewin Dry Goods is a Shopify store that uses Fliptabify to sell products on Facebook. Check out their Facebook store here


Wishpond Social Store

Free - $19/ Month

Wishpond’s Free Plan supports up to 20 products. Their most popular plan, Basic, is $9/mo and gives you up to 5,000 products, and comes with basic updating, engagement, and analytics features. Upgrade to a Pro Plan and you’ll get live pricing and stock updates, ‘fan-gating’ functionality, and advanced analytics. If you want to run full fledged social marketing campaigns they have a new app called Wishpond Social Offers that gives you powerful promotional tools. 

Satchel & Page is a Shopify store that uses Wishpond to sell products on Facebook. Check out their Facebook store here


Zibaba

14 Day Free Trial, $19.99 - $49.99/ Month

Zibaba offers you 14 days to try their service for free, then you can choose between three plans. They offer a special plan just for Shopify store owners called Professional, which is $19.99/mo and comes with unlimited items. Zibaba puts focus on the social aspect of your Facebook store and lets customers like, share, ask advice, and comment on every product in your catalog. You can also promote your store using daily deals, flash sales, coupons and more. Facebook's advertising API is integrated with Zibaba so that you can easily manage Facebook ad campaigns from your own shop manager.

Union of Angels by Cindy Bapst is a Shopify store that uses Zibaba to sell products on Facebook. Check out their Facebook store here. Shopify store Japan Sousinon also uses Zibaba, and you can check out their Facebook store here.


Storefront Social

14 Day Free Tral, $19 - $39 / Month

Storefront Social offers a 14 day free trial, then you have various pricing options to choose from. They offer two special plans at a discounted rate to Shopify store owners, sign up for their Platinum Plan for $19.95/mo, which comes with international storefronts, ‘fan-gating,’ and 500 products. You can also choose their Enterprise Plan (usually $129/mo) for only $39.95/mo, which gives you all the bells and whistles and up to 1,000 products. All their packages include a custom header, over 7 templates to choose from, and product search.

Muchacho Clothing is a Shopify store that uses Storefront Social to sell products on Facebook. Check out their Facebook store here.


StoreYa

30 Day Free Tral, $9.99 - $79.99 / Month

StoreYa gives all Shopify store owners a generous 30 day free trial. Their entry level plan, Economy, is $9.99/mo and gives you up to 500 products, good customization, social features, and will sych to your Shopify store twice a month. Their most popular plan, First Class, is $29.99/mo and gives you 5,000 products, and comes with total HTML & CSS control, full customer service, and twice a week + on demand product synch.

StoreYa is brand new to the Shopify App Store! Check out their free trial and let us know what you think of their product and service.

**More Shopify Facebook Store Examples**

How to Get your Facebook Fans to Share Content

Facebook is one of the only places where people would rather be liked than loved. But while liking may…

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Facebook is one of the only places where people would rather be liked than loved. But while liking may build your numbers base, it’s sharing that gets you the love. It doesn't take much to get someone to click the 'like' button but aside from adding some glamour to your metrics and won't get you anywhere. If you produce quality content people want to share - they'll start to love you, and chances are they'll start to buy from you.

Here are five ways to get your fans to share your content:

1. Revamp Your Image & Video Strategy

A picture is worth a thousand words, goes the saying. Online, a picture actually may be all you need to get noticed. Post lots of pictures and videos, and when you do make sure they're unique, and provoke some kind of emotion. Obviously, online store owners should have an album that contains product images and each photo should link to the corresponding product page in your online store. But you should also have a 'behind the scenes' album that gives your Facebook friends a peek behind the curtains of your operation. Also be sure to create an album to house pictures of your customers wearing / using your merchandise. Do a call out on Facebook, Twitter, and your ecommerce blog to get your customers to submit their photo! 

With regard to video, YouTube isn't the only player out there. If you have a bunch of videos on your online store's YouTube account, be sure to post them on Facebook as well. People are shopping on Facebook more and more these days, so if you have ecommerce product videos (you should), don't contain them on only one site - get them on Facebook, post them on your blog, and Tweet to them as well. 

2. Post Trending Content 

Facebook loves timely content. Nobody wants to share yesterday's news today. Timely posts will get you shares, but keep in mind they don't have a long lifespan... often, they won't be relevant tomorrow, and certainly not 6 months from now. Make sure you post a mix of timely content and quality posts that will stand the test of time. Find out what's trending in your industry and comment on it. Say you're in the t-shirt business, go to a site like Topsy.com and type in t-shirt, or men's fashion. This free service will give you a list of what's trending in your industry. Share the news on your Facebook page, and add a little commentary to keep it interesting. 

3. Show Some Personality

A facebook post which only shares content is like an RSS reader – you can subscribe to it because of its news, but would you really want to interact with it? It's okay to keep your content short and to post often, but be sure to personalize your posts with quotes, thoughts, comments, and suggestions. They're called "Facebook Friends" for a reason - you want to treat your Facebook following as friends, so be personal with them! Bring them into your life a little, compliment them, ask for opinions, complain every now and then, go on a rant about something that bugs you (but keep it playful), and be yourself! 

4. Contests, Freebies, Polls

Who doesn't love free stuff? One of the best ways to get your Facebook fans to share content is to hold a contest. Start small as a proof of concept - perhaps something like "What's your favorite running shoe that we sell? We'll pick an answer at random and send you a free pair." If you get a good response you can up the ante. Polls are also a great way to strike up engagement and encourage sharing. Find something interesting to talk about (maybe it's a trending topic that you've discovered on Topsy), and ask for your audience's opinion. 

5. Sell on Facebook!

Traditionally, ecommerce merchants used Facebook only to drive traffic to their online store. But nowadays, people are shopping on Facebook more and more. Shopify store owners can easily sell their products on Facebook by using one of the apps in our Shopify App Store. Simply link Fliptabify, Beetailer, Wishpond, or Zibaba up to your Shopify store and you'll be able to make sales on Facebook within minutes.



Get Featured on our Facebook Page

Get Featured on our Facebook Page We are starting a new Featured Store program on Facebook and we'd…

 


We are excited to announce that we will be featuring Shopify stores daily on our Facebook Page

The "film strip" along the top of Facebook profiles displays the 5 most recently uploaded pictures. We thought this would be a great place to display the diversity and creativity of Shopify shops. We've picked a few of our favorite shops to get things started and here's how it looks:




Starting next Monday, we will select a new screenshot each day and add it to the "film strip". This a great opportunity for Shopify stores to reach all those in our news feed plus the folks who visit our Facebook Page

UPDATE: Shopify will also Tweet out the Featured Store each day, this gives you exposure to our 24,000+ Twitter followers!

Want to be featured?
All you need to do is upload a screenshot of your site and tag Shopify in it. If you're not sure how to do this, here's some instructions:

1. Take a screenshot of your Shopify website. If you're not sure how to do this, here is a Windows tutorial and a Mac tutorial. You will want to crop out everything except for the website itself. Save your screenshot to your computer.

2. Upload your photo to your Facebook account (either your personal account or your business Page, it's up to you). In your description include: the store name, the URL of your store, a description of your store and/or product(s), and if you have one, include links to your Facebook Page and Twitter feed and then save the changes. Here's an example of what it should look like:




Be sure to include the "http://" in front of any URL's, this way Facebook will know to make them clickable.

3. After saving, you should be returned to the Album page. Click on the screenshot you just uploaded and it will open. 

4. Click on the "Tag This Photo" link on the left side and then click anywhere on the screenshot. Type in Shopify, as you do, auto-complete options will appear and you should see the Shopify Page appear as an option. Click on Shopify and you should see Shopify listed in the "In this photo:" section under the picture. 






5. That's it, you're all done.

If you have any questions or problems with uploading or tagging, feel free to post a comment and we'll try and help out.

Want More Exposure? There's another way to get posted to our Facebook Page. If you have a Facebook Page for your store, "Like" the Shopify Page from your store account and we will "Like" you back. That way, your Facebook Page will randomly show up in our Likes list on the left side of the page. Please note that  Facebook doesn't allow us to Like personal profiles, but we do like you, really, we do!


Get Featured on the Shopify Facebook Page

  We are excited to announce that we will be featuring Shopify stores daily on our Facebook Page. …

 


We are excited to announce that we will be featuring Shopify stores daily on our Facebook Page

The "film strip" along the top of our Facebook profile displays the 5 most recently uploaded pictures. We thought this would be a great place to display the diversity and creativity of Shopify stores. We've picked a few of our favorite shops to get things started and here's how it looks:




Starting next Monday, we will select a new screenshot each day and add it to the "film strip." This a great opportunity for Shopify stores to reach all those in our news feed, plus the folks who visit our Facebook Page

Want to be featured?

All you need to do is upload a screenshot of your site and tag Shopify in it. If you're not sure how to do this, here's some instructions:

1. Take a screenshot of your Shopify website. If you're not sure how to do this, here is a Windows tutorial and a Mac tutorial. You will want to crop out everything except for the website itself. Save your screenshot to your computer.

2. Upload your photo to your Facebook account (either your personal account or your business Page, it's up to you). In your description include: the store name, the URL of your store, a description of your store and/or product(s), and if you have one, include links to your Facebook Page and Twitter feed and then save the changes. Here's an example of what it should look like:




Be sure to include the "http://" in front of any URL's, this way Facebook will know to make them clickable.

3. After saving, you should be returned to the Album page. Click on the screenshot you just uploaded and it will open. 

4. Click on the "Tag This Photo" link on the left side and then click anywhere on the screenshot. Type in Shopify, as you do, auto-complete options will appear and you should see the Shopify Page appear as an option. Click on Shopify and you should see Shopify listed in the "In this photo:" section under the picture. 






5. That's it, you're all done.

If you have any questions or problems with uploading or tagging, feel free to post a comment and we'll try and help out.

Want More Exposure? There's another way to get posted to our Facebook Page. If you have a Facebook Page for your store, "Like" the Shopify Page from your store account and we will "Like" you back. That way, your Facebook Page will randomly show up in our Likes list on the left side of the page. Please note that  Facebook doesn't allow us to Like personal profiles, but we do like you, really, we do!


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