Merchant Newsletter – August 7, 2013

Dear Merchants,

I hope everyone is having a great week. It’s hard to believe we are headfirst into August. Before you know it, Labor Day will be upon us. Thanks to all for making the most of your OpenSky Marketplace experience this summer. We’re excited for what the fall will bring. Here are your updates for this week:

  • Grow Your Business on OpenSky – We’re thrilled to release our brand new “how-to” video for merchants. Check out the videohere.
    • What is it? The OpenSky Creative Studio has created an amazing video that clearly explains the way to be social and successful on OpenSky
    • Share: Be sure to share it with all of your merchant friends and have them sign up for their very own OpenSky store!
  • Weekly Community Events- We’re here to help, so take advantage of our weekly merchant outreach events
    • OpenOffice- Thursday, August 8th – 4-6PM at our NYC offices (18 West 18th St., btw 5th and 6th Aves., 9th Floor)
    • OpenDiscussion: Friday, August 9th at 12PM EST. Dial 559-726-1200 and enter access code 106158Sarah Lisitski-Gerrish, our Director of Merchandising and Social Media, joins us to discuss how to grow your business on OpenSky and how we manage our OpenSky social media
  • Programming – We’ll be offering Free Shipping from Friday, August 9th thru Sunday, August 11th
    • How does it work? All products offered by merchants participating in this program will be marked as Free Shipping during this time period and members will enjoy this great incentive! Remember, during this period the merchant is responsible for the shipping cost if you are opted into the program. It’s a great sales driver, so we encourage you to participate!
    • How do I participate? To opt in, simply go into your merchant dashboard and click “Account” and then “Details.” Scroll down to Promotional Settings and check the Free Shipping program box if you would like to participate.
  • ShopKeep– We’re happy to introduce you to a POS system that’s committed to small businesses like yours!
    • What is it? ShopKeep is a Point of Sale system built by a fellow retailer with the needs of merchants in mind. ShopKeep comes with unlimited award winning customer care that supports you through the life of your business!
    • How does it work? It easily tracks your inventory, pricing and quantities. You can view sales data anytime from your phone! You can ring up sales online and offline and you have the option to use a credit care processor that’s right for you or only accept cash!
    • Only for OpenSky: ShopKeep is offering 10% off POS hardware until August 21st and a 30-day free trial exclusively for OpenSky merchants! Sign up here or call 800-820-9814!

As always, we’re here to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any needs at In the meantime, goMAKE A POST to your OpenSky feed and let your Followers know how awesome your brand is!

Have an awesome week!

My best,

Will Hunt

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