Merchant Newsletter – August 14, 2013

Dear Merchants,

I hope everyone is having a great week. We’re so excited about how all of our amazing merchants making the most of their OpenSky experience! It’s time to make sure that your store is as successful as possible and that tons of people are seeing your incredible creations. Here are some crucial tips on how to make your store a success as well as some keynotes for the week:


  • Grow Your FOLLOWERS, Grow Your Business – It’s a proven fact. The key to success on OpenSky is to consistently grow the number of people FOLLOWING your OpenSky Store
    • It’s Easy To Do: Whether it’s an email to your database or a post on Facebook or Twitter, promoting your OpenSky store and gaining your number of Followers is the proven way to gain sales
    • You’ll Be Glad You Did: Merchants that are consistently promoting their OpenSky store are gaining new Followers daily and reaping the rewards. Successful OpenSky merchant YasuJutaro routinely promotes their OpenSky store through email and in turn they’re gaining new Followers everyday – and those Followers are BUYING! Here’s last week’s email, which resulted in a flurry of new Followers, and, as you can see, SALES–try one of your own today!



  • We Want to Hear From You– We’re always working to make the OpenSky experience the best as possible for our merchants, so we have a few questions we’d like to ask
    • Help Us Help You- MERCHANT QUESTIONNAIRE: By completing the questionnaire we have created, our teams will be provided with valuable information to help us as we move forward in all categories of OpenSky, capturing every possible angle for priceless PR opportunities and ensuring our tools are being used to their fullest potential
    • It’s Quick and Easy: Click here to complete our simple quick questionnaire
    • Please complete the questionnaire by 5PM EST on Friday, August 16th



  • Weekly Community Events- We’re here to help, so take advantage of our weekly merchant outreach events
    • OpenOffice- Thursday, August 15th – 4-6PM at our NYC offices (18 West 18th St., btw 5th and 6th Aves., 9th Floor)
    • OpenDiscussion: Friday, August 16th at 12PM EST. Dial 559-726-1200 and enter access code 106158. Learn key tips on how to grow your business on OpenSky



  • Programming – We’ll be offering Member Credits from Thursday, August 15th thru Sunday, August 18th
    • How does it work? Participating in our 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 Merchant Toolkit 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



  • Shipwire– We’re happy to introduce you to a global fulfillment services provider that is eager to help grow your business


Finally, are you following OpenSky on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram? If not, follow us today and stay in the loop on all things OpenSky! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any needs at

Have an amazing week!

My best,

Will Hunt

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