Monthly Archives: October 2013


Merchant Newsletter 10/30

OCTOBER 30, 2013 This Week on OpenSky Hi Merchants, October is winding down, and November is right around the corner: Hello, Holiday Shopping! Here’s this week’s update. Read carefully – some exciting announcements! Fee-Free Holiday Contest – Updates, Tips & Tricks! Starting today, Invited Followers that you originate through your OpenSky page will count double! When […]

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Update: Fee-Free Contest Standings + Two Limited Time Offers

Congrats to the Merchants in the Top 10!  Great Job! We had to post the top 50 merchants (listed at the end of this post) because the competition is sooo close! If you’re not in the top 50 you still have a good shot to win. Keep up the good work so you can ensure […]

Holiday Press Event Announcement, November 7th

Happy Friday, Merchants! I’m thrilled to announce that John and I are hosting a big press event on Thursday, November 7th at OpenSky global HQ. We will be showcasing your incredible products to important editors, bloggers, television producers and other VIP members of the press. Confirmed press include: Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, The […]


Broadcasting Posts + More Options to Sell on Facebook

Share on your Facebook fan page or profile The best way to increase your sales is sharing your daily posts with your followers on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can expand your marketing even more by sharing your posts on your Facebook timeline and your Facebook fan page. Select Facebook Next time you post, click the Facebook Page […]


Selling Customizable Products

Do you have products that include customizations like inscriptions or personal messages? Want to stand out by taking special requests? Activate the new customization option in your product listings to ask your shoppers an open-ended question as part of their purchase. Activating a Custom Product In your Toolkit you will see a new option in the Product Info section to allow Customizations for your product. (Step 1 […]


How to use Smiles and Loves to Drive Sales

The easiest way to brighten someone’s day is with a simple Smile, so be generous with them!  A Smile is a one-on-one way to show your support for a person’s action, so when a follower loves your product, you should smile at that action. You could also offer up a comment in response to this action […]


The 101 on OpenSky’s Rewards Program: Credits & Free Shipping

What is the Rewards Program? OpenSky members earn points and rewards for to actively participating on the platform.  Members receive different rewards based on their reward level. Rewards that members earn are in the form of Credits and Free Shipping. Learn more about the Reward’s Program here: What are credits and how do they […]

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Best Practices: Passively & Actively Gaining Followers

Grow Your “Reach”: Passively & Actively Gaining Followers Like other social media sites, a key to success on OpenSky is making sure you’re always growing your reach. On Facebook that’s “likes” and on Twitter and OpenSky that’s “followers”.  Essentially your “reach” is the number of people you can touch with the posts you create. So […]


Introducing #hashtags

Use hashtags in your posts to get your products discovered. On OpenSky and other networks, more people are creating – and clicking on - hashtags to link their posts to categories. Leverage this trend to give your posts more exposure and increase sales. What is a hashtag? Hashtags are words that begin with the # symbol, like #jewelry or #sale To create a new hashtag, click […]


View Posts that Sell on the Merchant Success Tumblr

Check out our OpenSky Merchant Success Tumblr page filled with images captured from our awesome OpenSky merchants! OpenSky Merchant Success Tumblr and learn how to create posts that sell in 4 simple steps.


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