Merchant Newsletter – June 19, 2013

Dear Merchants,

I hope everyone is having great week! It’s hard to believe that we’re more than halfway through June. Thanks to all for making the most of your OpenSky Marketplace experience! Here are some updates for this week:


  • SHARE, SHARE, SHARE – Use your OpenSky Feed to share fun and important content with all of your followers. Try it TODAY!
    • #OPENSKY: Anytime you’re posting on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, be sure to include #OpenSky. This pushes the content directly to your OpenSky Feed for all your followers to see! All you need to do is link these accounts in your OpenSky “Account Settings”
    • MAKE THE MOST OF IT: Use this valuable tool to share messages, images, videos and more with all of your followers. Share links from your Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo accounts directly with your followers by simply pasting the link in your status bar.
    • LOOK WHO’S ALREADY SHARING: Check out the feeds of some of our great merchants who have already begun taking advantage of sharing content with their followers
  • Weekly Community Events- We’re here to help so take advantage of our weekly merchant outreach events
    • OpenOffice: Thursday, June 20th-4-6PM at our NYC offices (18 West 18th St., btw 5th and 6th Aves., 9th Floor) – Come meet with an OpenSky Specialist in person to discuss all of your marketplace needs. RSVP:
    • OpenDiscussion: Friday, June 21st at 12PM EST. Dial559-726-1200 and enter access code 106158. Andrew Pavoni,head of our email advertising campaigns, shares the importance of brand and product placement in email marketing on OpenSky
    • OpenHouse: THIS WEEK ONLY-THURSDAY JUNE 20TH-6-8PM at our at our NYC global headquarters (18 West 18th St., btw 5th and 6th Aves., 9th Floor). Come by, have a cocktail, and mingle with other merchants on OpenSky! Please RSVP:
  • Programming- Don’t forget! Summer Solstice starts this Friday, June 21st and we’re celebrating by issuing Rewards Credits to members and Free Shipping on select products
    • Rewards Credits-June 21-23: Participating in our Rewards Credits program is optional, but is a proven key to driving sales. Remember, members can only use Rewards Credits for 20% of the purchase price and most members do not have credits exceeding $20
      • How do I opt in? Simply go into your MerchantToolkit and click “Account.” Then click “Details” and scroll down until you see the “Promotions” section and make sure the box is checked for Rewards Program
      • How long will they last? This credit will be usable from Friday, June 21st until Sunday, June 23rd
    • Free Shipping-June 21: Free shipping is a very successful way to drive sales volume
      • How do I opt in? All you need to do is change the shipping price for products you would like to be included to zero for Friday only. Of course, you are always encouraged to offer Free Shipping, but we’ll only be promoting it for Friday, June 21st

As always, we’re here to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any needs at


Have an awesome week!

My best,
Will Hunt


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