Get the most out of Blomming
  • Facebook, Tutorial 24 April 2013 admin

    If you have already opened a Shop on Blomming, you need just a few clicks in order to integrate it on your Facebook Page  and sell directly from there: an easy and powerful way to stay close to your fans, which will be able to buy within the Social Network – no links redirecting to other external sites.  Make sure that the Shop App Icone is visible and higlighted among the first four images as follows:

    Blomming Shop on Facebook Page

    At this point, you can customize the application icon, which by default is called “Shop” and shows Blomming’s Chameleon, so that it can show your brand or business logo. 


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  • Dashboard, Embed, Facebook, Sharing 7 January 2013 admin

    Every seller has their own method of handling products and orders for their Shop, and of course every Blommer can choose how to promote their products online. We have designed a useful multitask Dashboard to help you keep track of your orders on Blomming, update the stock within your Shop, review existing articles, share your products via Social Media Channels, tell your friends to join Blomming and much more…

    Here’s a preview of Blomming’s Dashboard Panel:

    As can be seen from the top section of the page you are immediately involved in the ‘social’ aspect of Blomming: you can invite friends so as to earn a special badge.

    Immediately beneath this we have a view of the most recent products loaded on your shop and a direct access to it, as well as direct access to an archive of all your orders and including those that are still being processed, which allows you to manage all the various fases of an order. A very common question among Sellers is “What happens when an order is made?”.

    On the right hand side of the Dashboard you will find the Settings (which allow you to manage shipping profiles, payment options etc.) and Publishing Options.

    Thanks to these tools you can share your products with your current Community and therefore reach a vast amount of potential clients who interact in Social Networks around the world, ‘interconnecting’ thousands of conversations that are constantly occurring online.

    In fact, Blomming allows you to have 3 Shops in 1: how is this possible? You can have your dedicated space in, sell directly from your website or blog and last but not least, you can easily integrate your Shop within your Facebook Page. This allows you to sell from all three shops whilst managing everything from one place.

    It’s all about Sharing:

    As you already know, the fastest and most efficient way to promote your Shop and therefore increase your sales is sharing your items via Social Media. Blomming helps you to do this with several Social Tools integrated in the platform. We always suggest our Blommers share their Shops or single products, check out this interesting article that explains everything about Sharing and start spreading the word :)

    Happy Blomming!

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  • Facebook 3 May 2012 admin

    After the most recent update on the layout of Facebook Pages, the look has become similar to the Timeline of Personal Profiles. The installed applications are placed at the top of page. Four are in evidence, the other can be seen only by expanding the menu.

    Visible applications in your facebook page

    How to put your Shop among the first four visible tabs:

    1. Click on the right arrow to display all applications of the page.

    Show all the applications on your facebook page

    2. Place the mouse in the upper right corner of the application in the position of which you want to enter the Blomming Shop.

    Select the position for Blomming Storefront

    3. Select from the drop down menu the icon with the chameleon – that’s your Shop. You’re done!

    Now your Blomming Shop appears among the applications in evidence on the facebook page

    See the result on the Blomming Page!

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  • Facebook 13 September 2011 admin

    Facebook Pages are a relatively new tool that Facebook has added to offer most advanced and professional features than the ones exhisting for the personal profiles.
    Through the pages you can interact with a big amount of “friends” and you can also have detailed statistics on this interactions. The Profile, however, is … personal and dedicated to a single person.

    Before you can create and manage a Page, yuo will need first to create (if you don’t already have one) a personal Profile and then you will be able to go on with tha Page. Here are two useful links. Below you will find an official document provided by Facebook for a more in-depth on the subject.

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  • Facebook 30 March 2011 admin

    If you already have a shop on Blomming, the Blomming Storefront application allows you to integrate your Shop into a Facebook Pageof which you are an admin. This means that you can sell directly through the popular social network, where you are already in contact with your audience and build your brand identity, day by day. Let’s see how it works – it’s fast and easy!

    1) Add the app to your Facebook Page

    After creating your Blomming Shop and having uploaded some products,  just go to your Dashboard and click on Publishing Options (in this section you will also find other important features about the integration of  the Shop into your site or blog).

    Publishing options for your blomming shop

    Below “Sell on Facebook” click on the green button Go: on the next screen you can select the Facebook Page you want amongst the available ones (that means those which you are an administrator and you have not yet installed the application). To confirm click on the button Add Page Tab.

    Associate Blomming Shop to a Facebook Page

    You will be immediately returned to the Publishing Options page on your Blomming account, where you will see the confirmation of the Activation.

    Publishing Options for Blomming Shop

    >> If you were logged in your Blomming account or if you have not clicked on “Unlink”, the following step is not necessary.

    2) Activate the connection with Blomming

    Once in your own page, you will see the new app Shop with the chameleon icon at the top of the page. If you don’t see it, it’s probably hidden by the drop down menu: read here what to do. Now click on the Shop icon.

    Blomming Shop Icon on a Facebook Page

    The connection with Blomming will be displayed. Login with your Blomming account. If you have a browsing session running on this step is unnecessary and you can skip directly to the next step.

    Log in to your Blomming account

    Then confirm the connection between your Blomming Shop and the Facebook Page. Well done! You will now see the page filled up with products from Blomming, and it will be automatically updated from time to time. The management of the shop is centrally from your Blomming.

    Here is how the Facebook Page visitors see a Blomming Shop.

    Facebook Shop - english

    Page administrators which own a Blomming Shop will also see other management functions. By clicking on the picture or on the title of a product the relevant page will be displayed.

    Product Page on Facebook Shop

    And when clicking Add to Cart this will appear at the top of the window. Another advantage: customers who pay with Paypal does not even have to leave the page, as explained here.

    Add to Cart from a Blomming Shop integrated in Facebook

    Now you can choose to customize the icon of the shop with the name and image of your choice.

    Note: all the business apps on Facebook work only with Facebook Pages – that are different from Personal Profiles and Groups.

    If you dont’t have a Facebook Page

    A Page is a great way to promote your business, brand, product or community or other, and to do business in general: among the various benefits it is not subject to the famous limit of 5000 friends, which is typical of personal Profiles. In case you haven’t created a Facebook Page for your brand yet, follow this simple tutorial

    If you still don’t have a Blomming Shop… the time is now! Just sign up as a Seller or as a Promoter on this page. You can find help to start in the Help index.

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  • Facebook, Sharing 15 March 2011 admin

    One of the fastest and most efficient way to promote your shop and increase your sales is sharing your items. Blomming is very well connected with social networks and there are several interaction features both for the whole shop and the single item.

    You will find more detailed information about opening a shop in the article:How to Sell a Product: creating a shop.

    Let’s check together which Social tools you have in Blomming:

    1. Share the Whole Shop

    Condividere l'intero shop Blomming

    On the right column of your Blomming shop you will find the “social” buttons about your whole shop. Users who come to visit your shop can click on Facebook’s Like (the news will be shared on his/her Facebook wall), share the shop’s link on his/her Twitter account and do the same with the +1 on the Google Plus.

    The orange icon is the universal symbol to identify the Rss feed. The Rss feeds allow websites to spread brand new content: using a reader, i.e. Google Reader, you can sign up for a shop’s feed to automatically receive a notification each time new products are upload.

    This option is available also for single collections in the shops.

    2. Share single Item

    La barra dei social network nella scheda prodotto su Blomming

    Inside every item’s page you will find a bar designed for social medias, on the left side of the main picture. This is a fast and powerful way to spread your products on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google + and more (check the options clicking on the orange button + Share). The number of each button is the sharing level and success reached on the different platforms.

    Remember that a big part of this success comes from the completeness of the listings: writing a nice description and the right tags is crucial to supply the potential customers with all the information and also to appear in the search engine results.

    Inserire Descrizione e Tag nelle schede prodotto su blomming

    3. Facebook: Like, Comment and Send

    Facebook Buttons for sharing

    At the bottom of every item’s page, under the shipping’s profiles and payment’s methods details, you will find sharing tools designed for Facebook. There are various options.

    Like. By clicking on “Like” the system will produce a message on your wall: “(your name) likes this”, followed by the image, the title and the product link available for your friends to see.

    When you click it will appear a window in which you can write a text that will show up on the wall of your Facebook page with the link. This option is connected to the “Like” button of the side bar concerning the social network, left side of the image: the total Like is the same.

    Naturally the more “Like” you receive the more value and popularity your products get.

    Send.the “Send” button helps you share the product’s link, together with a messagge, to one or more friends, to a whole group you joined or to specific e-mail address. Sharing products links on friends’ wall will increase greatly the visibility of your products.

    Add a comment. you can create a new post on your Facebook wall, that will be visible to your friend, also by adding a comment to you product in your Blomming shop (Blomming website). In this case, on your Facebook Timeline will appear a link to your shop, without any image. Every comment you receive on Facebook will be visible o Blomming too.

    Attention: Facebook comments are not connected with the Seller profile, so he/she will not receive any notifications on comments posted about his/her product. If you would like to have any information about the product, please contact him/her directly with the function “contact the seller”, under the shop’s name.

    4. Sharing

    You can post directly on your Facebook page and profile, or on your friends’ pages and profiles, your shop’s link, your items’ link, your colletions’ link. Tip: It is a good idea to always add a greeting or a short presentation of yourself, when posting a link.

    >>For a deep integration with Facebook read how to link your shop to your Facebook page and sell directly from there in this article in the Help section: ”How to create a shop on your Facebook page.”

    Social networks are a great way to advertise your shop and increase your sales!

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