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  • Embed, Products, Tutorial 22 May 2013 francesca

    When you add a product it is important that you include crucial information on the product sheet: Description and TAGS. A Tag is a label, or key-word, that describes the product: these are essential and extremely useful so as to be index-linked by search engines such as the one present on the Blomming Storefront. Using Tags appropriately will help gain visibility and assist potential clients in finding what they are looking for. Go on reading! 

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

    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 Blomming.com, 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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  • Embed, Sharing 10 April 2012 francesca

    The Embed system of Blomming works properly on all major blog services including WordPress, but in the “hosted” version (the one offered on wordpress.com)  the possibility to run our plugin has not yet been issued by WordPress itself (iframe code is not currently supported as explained here).

    For this reason people with a blog on wordpress.com have problems displaying the embed of their shops/items, but it can be used on the standalone version (the one downloadable from wordpress.org).

    We are working to shorten the process of integration with this version of WordPress.

    If you have a blog on WordPress.org, learn here how to embed the individual products and here how to integrate the entire shop.

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  • Embed 10 November 2011 admin

    Embed your online shop in your website or blogONce you have created a Blomming shop you can also integrate it with (on top of your facebook page) your Blog or website, selling directly from there and managing everything centrally. This function is called ‘Embed’ and it is very similar to what occurs when you want to integrate a YouTube video in a post: you copy the iframe code which is automatically generated and you paste it in the html editor of your blog or website, on the page in which you want to insert your e-commerce.

    Let’s see how this works in more detail. You can arrive at the page where the embed code is created in two ways:

    1. click on the green icon (like the one at the beginning of this article) present in the right hand column of your shop below the ‘All Products’ label
    2. Going to your account, Dashboard > Publishing Options (or by clicking ‘Publish’ directly in the top menu)

    By clicking on ‘Go’ in the ‘Sell on the web’ section you will be redirected to this page, where you can create and personalize your code.

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    In a few simple steps you can visualize your entire shop on your website, or just the products related to a collection or tag (this option is only available for sellers and not for Promoters). Just click on the area that interests you.

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    Afterwards, you can define width and height of the Shop you want to create, depending on the page size in which you will embed it. The default size is usually the optimal one. You can also choose a specific language to use (if “Auto” the system will behave as on Blomming, allowing this choice to the final user). Finally, you can choose to show or not name and logo of your own Shop (which you can set in Settings > Shop Settings).

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    You can also personalize the font and colours of your Shop, in order to make it as integrated within your website or blog as possible.

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    At the bottom of the page you can find the preview of the selection you have made. When you think everything is ready, just copy the code at point 4 and paste it in the web page you prefer – of course, remember to use the HTML editor.

    There you go!

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  • Embed, Products, Tutorial 4 July 2011 francesca

    For those who have a Blomming shop with numerous products or with different categories of products, it can be useful to have an instrument that helps surf through these and manage them better. Collections are for these very needs: they are thematic groupings of products that are useful in organizing your shop and directing clients towards their desires. When should you make use of the Collections function? For example in a shop that deals in clothing, where it is useful to distinguish between ‘male’ and ‘female’, ‘winter’ and ‘summer’ etc. Collections are also useful for products that pertain to a particular event such as ‘Christmas’, ‘St. Valentine’s’, ‘Discounts’ and all sorts of categorizing needs. 

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  • Embed 15 March 2011 admin

    Those who have opened a Blogspot blog a long time ago and have not updated their editor yet must change an option in their settings in order to edit their posts in HTML mode.

    To use the new post editor, blogspot users can enable it by navigating to their blog’s Settings under the Basic tab. Around the bottom of that page, you will see a section called Select Post Editor, simply select Updated Editor and save your settings. That’s it!

    Blogspot General Settings

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  • Embed 15 March 2011 admin

    Blomming provides you with a script for any of your products or collections. This can be used to integrate your shop into your website or blog pages. You can do this by embedding the code, just as you do with YouTube videos.

    Here’s how to do it:

    1. Click the “embed” button which you find above the image in your product page.

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    2. A small windows will appear:

    Scegliere colore e dimensione del widget di Blomming

    You can choose colour sets and dimensions.

    3. Then, you can also choose the your default language that will be used by your blog/website visitors:

    • With “Auto” the language will be auto-set to user’s browser default
    • Or choos one of the “flags” to force your preferred language

    You can also change the label of the “Buy” button. By checking the “Button Only” option,  you will get the code that shows only the purchase button: easy to attach to existing photo on your site or in other contexts where the product has already been described.

    Scegliere la lingua e personalizzare il pulsante di checkout sul widget Blomming

    4. Now you just need to copy the code…

    Copiare il codice html del widget di Blomming

    5. …Open the HTML editor of your website/blog and embed your product here. Easy!

    This is how the widget will look like:

    In the lower part of the widget you will find three buttons:

    Home. This always brings you back to the primary visualization of the product: image, title, price.

    Share. The typical symbol of the Share function on the web. By clicking this you can share the product rapidly on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

    Condividi il prodotto dal Widget

    Info. The Information button will show all the details that have been included in the listing: description, stock quantity, shipping costs and payment methods. La descrizione dei prodotti di Blomming dall'embed

    This feature is particularly useful for users who own a website or blog without an e-commerce system: with Blomming it is possible to start selling right away without having to develop or install a proprietary software.

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