How to Sell With E-junkie on Social Networks
The simplest approach here would be to obtain the
href= URL from your button code for an Add to Cart or Buy Now button, then you can paste that URL directly into anyplace Facebook allows you to share or post a link. However, buyers might be unsettled by clicking a link on Facebook that takes them directly to a shopping cart or actual checkout, so it's generally better to post a link to your own storefront site, or to a specific product's sales page on your site, where you have placed your E-junkie purchase buttons for buyers to place an order.
If you'd prefer to create an online sales page in Facebook itself, first you must create a Facebook Page (not just a regular personal Profile) for your product or company. Then you can take one of the following approaches:
- Approach A: Set up a Facebook Shop tab
The simplest method is to add a Shop tab to your Facebook Page. When you set up your Shop tab, be sure to select the option to Check Out on Another Website (do not select Check Out on Facebook, which will not work with E-junkie). Then when you add a product to your Facebook Shop, you will be asked to enter a Checkout URL, where you should paste the
href=URL from that product's E-junkie Add to Cart or Buy Now button code. For further instructions about managing your Facebook Shop tab and product listings there, please see this Facebook help page.
- Approach B: Add a Custom Tab to your Facebook Page
If you're handy with HTML and would like more control over the appearance of your sales page on Facebook, you can add the Facebook App Static HTML: iframe tab to your Facebook Page. This App will add a new tab to your Facebook Page, where you will be able to paste custom HTML such as product photos and your E-junkie Cart or Buy Now button codes. To see an example of this in action, check out the "Selling on Facebook" tab of our own Facebook Page here.After you install the App to your Facebook Page, move its tab to a more visible spot and give it a better name:
- Go to your Facebook Page;
- Click on Settings (upper-right end of the header bar);
- Click Edit Page;
- Under the Tabs section, drag the new Welcome tab up to a position you'd prefer;
- Click the Settings button next to that tab;
- Click the Edit Settings link there;
- Enter a Custom Tab Name -- e.g., "Buy Here" or "Shop Now", etc.;
- Click Save and then OK;
- Click Save again for the tab settings.
From there, just return to your Facebook Page and click the Custom Tab name you'd entered, where you can add HTML content to that tab for selling your products, including your E-junkie Cart or Buy Now button codes.
When you go into Seller Admin > Get Button Code for your product, simply UNCHECK the box on the button code screen which says Uncheck this box if you need to use the code on MySpace....
Then you would simply copy the modified HTML code we provide there into your Myspace profile, wherever they allow HTML -- the About Me or Who I'd like to meet or General sections are a good choice for this. Buy Now buttons may also be a good choice if you just want to offer an instant-purchase button without the added complication of sending buyers into a cart screen before checkout.
IMPORTANT: If you are using Buy Now button code you will need to modify the code you paste into Myspace before you save it to your profile! Simply change every
https:// from our code to show
http:// instead, and replace every
& (ampersand) with a
; (semicolon) instead -- e.g., if the standard Buy Now code you copied from Seller Admin looks like this:
<a href="https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?i=XXXXX&c=single&cl=YYYYY" target="ejejcsingle"><img alt="Buy Now" border="0" src="http://www.e-junkie.comhttps://www.e-junkie.com/ej/x-click-butcc.gif" /></a>
...then that code properly modified for Myspace would look like this:
<a href="http://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?i=XXXXX;c=single;cl=YYYYY" target="ejejcsingle"><img alt="Buy Now" border="0" src="http://www.e-junkie.comhttps://www.e-junkie.com/ej/x-click-butcc.gif" /></a>