Saturday, 15 September 2018

9x time-saving with new nIFTTTy Scheduler just released

I've just released the new nIFTTTy Scheduler, now at V3. The major enhancement, and it's massive, is that your schedules can now last up to 83 days - that's if you pin / share at the max of 12 per day.

Yes, that means you can set them going at full steam ahead and leave them to their own devices for almost 3 months! No more having to make a new one every 10 days and deleting the old. What a time-saver!

It works like that only when you're drawing your items from a store, not when you use a collection as the source.  When Zazzle fixes pulling from the marketplace, it should work there too.

As usual, you can mix and match store categories, departments and search terms when you're setting up to use the new scheduler.

Here's a feed url from the old nIFTTTy Scheduler V2

...and here it is for the new V3 one

Do you see the difference?

Great news: All your exisiting schedules (IFTTT applets) will carry on as normal and are not affected by this change.

Try it yourself - remember the only limit for the free version is you can only have 10 active IFTTT applets using schedules at any one time.

The usual referral commission sharing applies, if you don't pay the $3.50 subscription. By that I mean that your referral id is used half the time, mine the other half AND you'll always get the whole royalty amount, if it's your product design that sells.

Don't want to do it yourself? Let me do it for you when you make a donation to my tea jar. The suggested amount is $7.50 and all links will use your referral id meaning you keep ALL the referral commssion. When you make a donation, I'll be in touch for your store details and referral id so I can get it all set up and working away to promote on your behalf. Donate here - I'll be notified and I'll get in touch.


⚠️ Don't be a spammer

Nifty tools, especially the schedulers, are very powerful and easily let you share many, many products in very little time. But they're designed to be used in conjunction with a non-spammy approach - don't just share/pin/tweet and run. No, you must interact, interact and interact again.

Monday, 10 September 2018

More powerful nIFTTTy Scheduler announced

I'm working on a revamped nIFTTTy Scheduler. 

This major time-saving change will mean you'll be able to have schedules lasting up to 83 days, when running at the max of 12 per day. That's almost 3 month's of unattended pinning / sharing!
What are you going to do with that free time you'll gain? Create more! ✅ 

Watch this space to be the first to know when it's released.
Note that it'll only work when pulling from stores - collections will be dealt with as now.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Nifty - removing dependence on YQL

I'm slowly rewriting the nifty tools to remove their reliance on YQL (Yahoo query language). The reason is twofold:
  • it's been unreliable in the past, causing issues with Nifty and its tools
  • to gain a slight speed advantage (one less call across the internet to another service)
So far I've done the nIFTTTy Scheduler and the nIFTTTy Pid Scheduler. When time permits, I'll rewrite the rest that use YQL.

Edited to add: After further research I find I can't get rid of YQL in any of the javascript-based tools. This is because browsers automatically prevent "cross origin resource sharing". It's a fancy way of saying you can't access some forms of resource held on a different domain to the one the javascript is running on. YQL gets round that and I can't find a different way

Monday, 3 September 2018

Nifty now lets you see Zazzle product tags to help with filtering

There was a bit of an oversight with the recent addition of filtering to the Nifty suite of tools.

One of the places you can filter against is the product tags - but there was no way of actually seeing what tags were used on the products shown.

This is now fixed with the addition of a checkbox in the filter section. When checked, the product grid at the bottom of the Nifty Promo Control Panel shows the tags in use against each product.

When checking or unchecking it, you'll need to click the apply filter and recreate product grid button to referesh the product grid.

checkbox added to display each product's tags