Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Printing catalogs of your Zazzle stuff with Nifty, each with a QRCode

If you'd love to take a printed live catalog of each of your Zazzle collections with you when you're promoting at a real-world event, then you'll be jumping with excitement at this new Nifty tool!

Here's an example of a live-print catalog - note the print button and (the live part) that QR code:

the print button is at the top left of your catalog

The really cool thing is the QR Code at the top of the page under your title. It removes a HUGE barrier to sales. Imagine, there you are at your stand at the exhibition and someone has been lured in for a closer look...
  • they say they like that tee shirt but the monogram's not theirs and also ask about other stuff you have with the same design. 
  • you tell them about how they can personalize it and you whip out your ring-binder and flip to the right collection
  • they love some of the things they see and definitely want to buy
  • cool! Just get them to point their phone at the QR code and they're taken to the very page you printed (as long as you haven't messed with the collection in the meantime!)
  • they can then tap any of the designs they love, to then be whisked off their feet to that design's product page on Zazzle - they could bookmark it for later or maybe even personalize your template with their details and buy there and then!
Or maybe you put some out as flyers in local venues - sit and wait for the sales! There's more ideas in this Zazzle forum post.

🎓 It's best to pull from a collection because you then have total control over the product designs you include and their order. There's nothing to stop you pulling by department or any other Nifty ways you fancy - just reprint your catalog to keep things in sync after any major changes.

Getting your printed catalog

Here's where to find the button to open the catalog printer in Nifty Step 2:
get access to the catalog grid printer tool in the Share a product grid page section of the Nifty Promo Control Panel

Here's a link to Nifty with all the settings in place to pull from one of my collections Go on, click the link and give it a go, it's really cool! 😎

⚠️ In Firefox (just on a Mac?) when you view a pdf instead of printing to your printer, later pages have fewer products and smaller sizes. Weird ðŸĪŠ

It works just fine and dandy in Chrome, Safari and Opera 🙂

👁‍ðŸ—Ļ Once again, for the sake of transparency, the links used on the catalog page are on a 50/50 referral split. That means half of them will use your referral id and mine will be on the other half, all chosen at random. Don't worry, any royalty due on sales of your products will always go entirely to you.

If you have a Nifty Subscription, your referral id will always be used, so you get to keep all the cash ðŸĪ‘

I hope you find this tool useful for helping you make sales in the real world!

Mark (HightonRidley)

ðŸĪ“ Notes from Nerdsville

I've not got much control over the exact layout and font size on the printout. The systems used on the computer that is doing the printing seem to be in charge! Headers and footers are in your page setup - nothing to do with Nifty.
I'm on a Mac and printing to a real printer gives me 9 products per page on a 3x3 grid. Same for when I use PDF as the "printer" to use.