Many of us sell our art on merchandise through the online store, Zazzle. Some folks link to their Zazzle store from the Wall of their Facebook Page whenever they add a new item to their online store. But did you know there is an easier way to update the people that follow your page? There's a great little app called, "My Merch Store" that will display the merchandise in your Zazzle store directly on your Facebook Page and it updates automatically every time you add a new item to your store. Below is a little tutorial to help you install the "My Merch Store" app on your Facebook Page. You'll have to be logged into your Page and the administrator of that Page to perform the following operations.
Log into your Page and click “Edit Page” in the left hand column.
This will take you to an edit page. Scroll down to “More Applications” at the bottom of the page and click on the link, “My Merch Store” directly under the subhead, "Applications you might find useful". If you don't see it at the bottom of the page you can find it if you select the link, "Browse More". Or you can use the link above in the intro of this tutorial and then skip to the next step.
You will be taken to the “My Merch Store” Facebook Page. Click on the link, “Add to my Page” in the left hand column of the Page.
A pop up box will appear. Inside the box will be all of the Pages that you are the administrator of. Choose which Page you would like to add the app to and click the button, “Add to Page”. Then close out the box.
Go back to your Facebook Page and click on “Edit Page” again. Scroll down to the Applications and find the “My Merch Store” app you just added and click the “Edit” link.
You will then be taken to a screen that asks you to allow the “My Merch Store” app access to your profile information, photos, friends etc. At this point you can decide to “allow” the app or leave it. For the sake of this tutorial we’ll assume you’ll be "allowing" the app access. Click the “Allow” button.
You’ll notice at the top of this next screen an alert box that states, “We’ve prefilled your Merch Store with some products that your friends like to help you get started!” The designer they’ve prefilled your merch store with appears at the bottom of the screen under the heading, “Zazzle designers in your merch store”. If you want to, you can go ahead and remove that designer once you’ve added your own Zazzle store. You add your store by typing in your username of your preexisting Zazzle store and then hit the button, “Add to merch store”. Now your icon and username will appear under that previously mentioned heading, “Zazzle designers in your merch store”.
At this point go ahead and enter your Zazzle username and password into the appropriate fields. Check or uncheck the Profile settings below the fields and click the “Update” button.
To see what your store looks like click the “Your Store” button. It’s the first button at the top.
Now go back to your Page and you’ll see that the “Merch Store” app has been added to your Facebook Page in the left hand column and in it are your Zazzle products. If you click on the pencil icon you also have the option to add it to your “Boxes” tab at the top of the Page, but it’s kind of hidden that way. It’s personal preference but I prefer it in the left hand column, which technically falls under the “Wall” tab. That part can be a bit confusing. Note: You might have to log out and then log back into your Page to see the new "Merch Store" app on your Page.
And that's it. You're now setup to sell your Zazzle merchandise directly from your Facebook Page. Good luck and happy selling.
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Tutorial by LOU SIMEONE