Create a Merch Store on Facebook

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Zazzle is a community marketplace and we care a great deal about making out contributors successful. Some features we currently offer for contributors include …

  • Powerful design tools to make it easier for you to create products and publish them to the world
  • Galleries so you can showcase the products you’ve created and boost your sales
  • Name your royalty level so you can earn more $$ when your products are sold

However, creating products on Zazzle is only the first step to becoming a great seller. Being active in the promotion and marketing of your products is equally important and we’re working hard to provide you with the tools you need to spread the word wherever you are on the web. The launch of our Merch Booth for MySpace last week was an example of this and we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the Merch Store application for Facebook.

merch_store_200x200.jpgThe Merch Store app lets you easily post your products onto Facebook to share them with your friends. In addition, you can easily spotlight other designers and showcase products from other Zazzle artists. Your friends can show their support by adding the app and showing your products on their profile. Whenever your products are purchased, you receive the normal royalty. In addition, you can enter your Zazzle username and password on the setting page in the app and receive a referral payment on any sales you generate if you are a part of the Zazzle Associates Program.

How to add the Merch Store on Facebook:

  1. Head over to Facebook and click the”Add to Profile” button in the upper right corner of the Merch Store app page.
  2. Once the application is installed, you will be on the app “settings” page. At the bottom of the page is the list of Zazzle artists whose products you’re displaying on your profile. Enter your Zazzle username to have your products display. You can add or remove Zazzle artists at any time.
  3. Enter your Zazzle username and password to receive your associate referral. That’s it! (Learn about the Associates Program)

Install the Merch Store App

You can view an example installation of the Merch Store App on the Zazzle profile page we recently created on Facebook.

facebook_200.jpgPromoting yourself on Facebook

  1. Share your products and store with friends in two-clicks from the “Make Money” tab in the application. When they add the application, your products will be displayed to their friends and they will have your merch store listed in their favorites! (Maximum of 20 invites to friends per day)
  2. share.jpgCreate a “posted” item for your friends to see. From the “Your Store” tab in the application, click the “Share” button (screenshot to the right) and type a fun comment like “Check out the Merch Store I made” or “I created these products! or “Here are some of my favorite artists” and click the “Post” button.
  3. Encourage your friends to join Facebook and install the application. The more visibility for the products you’ve created, the better!

-Josh Reeves

P.S. Zazzle now has a profile on Facebook. Show your support by becoming a fan and we’ll send you updates on new features.

23 Responses to “Create a Merch Store on Facebook”

  1. Fudo Says:

    Hi,

    How do I add a Zazzle store to my band’s fan page? Not an individual’s profile page.

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    Fudo

  2. karl kotas Says:

    How do I add a Zazzle store on my art fan page? Not an individual profile page.

    thanks

  3. E. Galindorf Says:

    Same question as above! I want to add my zazzle store to my fan page, not to my personal page!

  4. Chris Says:

    Near worthless until it supports tabs on fan pages.

  5. Facebook Store Says:

    The great advantage of a Facebook store is that it provides another way to increase profit through generated sales. If you have Facebook store then users will now have the option to explore and purchase your products directly on Facebook. This will not only provide increased revenue streams, but encourages them to “like” your products.

  6. jloshea Says:

    When I go to add the merch store to my fan page it the app can’t find my page also when I go to the app in my account the settings page won’t load either.

  7. Paula Sykora Says:

    Does this App still work?

  8. xzendor7 Says:

    I Installed The Mech Store App On My Fan Page On Facebook, But I Can’t Import Any Products Into The Page.

    What I See Instead Is The Following Message:

    Xzendor7 Zazzle Fractal Art Shop’s Merch Store is empty =(

    I Can’t See What I’m Doing Wrong Here.

    The FineArt America Facebook Art Is Much Better And Installs In A Few Clicks And Your Products Are Imported Automatically.

    Work Needs To Be Done With This App Or A Fuller Explanation Needs To Be Written So That Users Know Exactly What To Do To Make Products Show Up On Their Fan Pages.

  9. Jane Blogs Says:

    what really sucks is that no-one at zazzle cares enough to answer us about this.

    or fix the app :(

  10. Trekie Says:

    Has anyone been able to get the Merch app to work on their FB? If so please let us know.

  11. Laura Says:

    Been trying for months to get this to work. Zazzle’s explanation didn’t work, and the app page here on FB never loads.

  12. Kathy Jean Says:

    WELL, I ALREADY HAVE MY FACEBOOK PAGE, AND THEN I SAW THIS PAGE TO CREATE A FACEBOOK PAGE, BUT I CANT GET IT TO WORK, AND IT LOOKS LIKE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING SINCE 2007 SO I GUESS IT DOESN’T WORK…..

  13. Kathy Jean Says:

    THERE’S GOT TO BE SOMETHING MISSING, MAYBE YOU HAVE TO SET UP A FRESH STORE, AND THE INSTALL THE MERCH APP…

  14. Kathy Jean Says:

    THE PAGE GOES WHITE AND IT TELLS ME IM NOT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET, BUT I AM, AND IM IN FACEBOOK ALSO…

  15. Bryan Eagle Says:

    Zazzle, Hello?! Anyone there? Does this app work with timeline or not. It used to work, then Facebook upgraded to Timeline and most apps broke. You need to either drop the app, or update it to work with Facebook . Either way, let your users know what you are doing! I love Zazzle and I want you guys to succeed, but you need to let your supporters know what going on. This is frustrating.

  16. Paul Messing Says:

    I agree with what Bryan said! “…let your users know what you are doing! I love Zazzle ( – )… but you need to let your supporters know what is going on. ” Why can’t you communicate ?

  17. vinfurlong Says:

    App page not loading. Based on the lack of response I guess it’s defunct.Surely it’s in Zazzles best interest to sort this issue out as it’s potentially losing out on large amounts of sales.

  18. R. Says:

    I just created a group on fb create products as direct and just post them then connected my product reviewers to it directly , they let me know which pieces are worth more promotion. Until something works. Yes zazzle needs more customer service people, but we aren’t customers, we are vendors , so this is a company that is in growing pains. If a product created is priced 4x the cost of materials+labor. We are free labor (reduced cost) hoping to be discovered and loved by the masses and make some real money.

  19. Nicki Says:

    Thank you for the good writeup. It if truth be told was a entertainment account it.
    Glance complicated to more brought agreeable from you!
    By the way, how can we be in contact?

  20. Match Says:

    Another worthless, useless and broken Facebook app… Hey Zazzle are you going to actually DO anything to provide something useful on Facebook?

  21. nelsanellis Says:

    A Facebook app shows better progress if there’s a Facebook fan page dedicated to it where every update, every snapshot can be shown to users. If you integrate the application with the fan page and create a “Like Gate”, users can like your page and access the application note that like gates work only when you have a strong application that invokes the user’s curiosity.

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