Wondering how to bring exposure to your booth? Aside from advertising your items on other platforms, there are a few other things you can do as a seller to get your booth promoted and visible to buyers.
Have Your Friends and Customers Mark Your Booth as a "Favorite"
This one's simple: The more people that mark your booth as a favorite, the more exposure you get in the Bonanza search results, and anywhere else that we can choose the order that booths are shown.
For any user that is logged in, they can mark your booth as a favorite by clicking the "Favorite" button under your booth banner at the top of your booth homepage.
Share Your Listings on Social Media
Sharing your listings on social media is a great, free way to advertise your listings to peers. Social media is in constant use amongst all age groups and users are frequently looking at its content. Social media allows you to reach a large audience at your fingertips. Not sure how to get started? Check out how to share your listings on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
Have a standalone Webstore? Here’s 6 influential social media sites that will drive shoppers to your store.
Create an Email Signature
Bonus, you can create a custom Bonanza Mail (BMail) signature in your account settings. Hover over the “Account” link located in the upper-left corner of any page, then click the “Account settings” link from the drop-down menu. Click the “Other Options” tab on the navigation tool bar to the left side of the Account Settings page, and here you will see a field to enter in your email signature. Be sure to save your changes before navigating away.
Create Custom Coupons
Creating custom coupons allows your booth to be shown on our Coupons and Deals page. Not sure how to create a coupon? Check out how to create item pricing discounts and customer marketing campaigns.
Create business cards with your selling information
Use sites like Vistaprint or Moo to create custom business cards to hand out to friends, family, at social gatherings or wherever you want! Include your business card when shipping items to buyers so they know how to find your booth to purchase more of your goodies.
Post Your Booth Items to Your Blog
Got a blog? Almost all blog software these days allows you to publish an RSS feed on the blog. And anywhere that you can put an RSS feed is somewhere that you can publish your Bonanza booth items.
What's RSS? What's a "feed"?
These are complicated questions that we could spend a long time explaining, but you're best off Googling if you're really curious. In a nutshell, an RSS feed is a source of data that is formatted in a standardized way that that can be automatically read by blogs, websites, and web browsers. On Bonanza, your booth items are automatically built into an RSS feed which can be used to publish your items to a blog.
So How Do I Get the Items to Show Up on My Blog?
Depends on what blog software you use. Here are the instructions for publishing an RSS feed on a few of the popular blog software packages:
- Wordpress blog. Visit Design -> Widgets. On Wordpress 2.3, visit Presentation -> Widgets. Once you get to the widgets page, just make sure you have an RSS widget, and make sure that it points at your booth's RSS address.
- Blogger blog
- Movable type
Note that your booth's RSS feed address is: No booth found for you
Besides the direct traffic you'll get from publishing your items on your blog, you'll also teach Google that your items are more important when it finds the extra links to them.
Looking for even more ways to boost sales? Check out our help page with tips and tricks on How to Increase Sales, as well as our Seller Success Articles!