10 Merchants will sell on OpenSky, fee-free this holiday season.

Here’s how you can be one of the lucky winners.


The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and you need to be sure you’re ready to make the most it. That means making sure you have an audience to communicate with.

On OpenSky, followers and sales are very closely related: The more followers you have, the bigger potential you have to drive sales.  It’s that simple.

To make sure you’re ready for the holidays, OpenSky has created the Fee-Free Holiday Contest: A Race for New Followers.

The race for the most followers begins today, and ends on November 7. The 10 OpenSky merchants who gain the most followers during that time period will sell on OpenSky fee-free, from Black Friday through New Year’s Eve (Nov 29 – Dec 31).

Make sure family, friends and followers from other social networks are connected to you on OpenSky. Make sure they’re wired in to get all the fun holiday products and sales you’ll be delivering to them this season through OpenSky. And make sure you’re sales are 100% fee-free this holiday season.

The Details

What you win?

  • Commission-Free Sales for the Holidays – Every sale you make on OpenSky between Nov 29 -Dec 31 will be 100% free.  No OpenSky commission.  No credit card fees.  Period.
  • Black Friday Advertisements – You’ll get prime placement in OpenSky’s marketing communications on the most shopped day of the year.
  • Early November Email Placement – You’ll also be in an email with the other winners that will go out at the beginning of November.
How it works:

Be 1 of the Top 10 Merchants who drive the most followers to your store.  Just get as many people as possible to follow you!  And remember: Make sure everyone you invite who isn’t currently an OpenSky member joins through your personal link! (’sName)

How it works:

Between October 15 and November 7

Getting Started: Tips & Tricks
  • On OpenSky
    • Get Promotional. Create sales posts that are sharable.  Friends like to tell friends about good deals.
    • Run a giveaway.  #WinitWednesdays are a great way to run giveaways that members on and off OpenSky can take part in. (If you need help running a giveaway, email and we’ll lend a hand).
  • Email
    • Email your mailing list inviting them to support your OpenSky shop. Take a look at what Little Pim Sent out to their newsletter list:littlepim
    • Add your OpenSky link to your signature – how many emails do you send a day?  Probably a bunch.  Add your OpenSky link and ask for follows in the emails you send on a daily basis!
  • Social Promotion
    • OpenSky Pinterest Boards
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    • Instagram photos
    • Facebook Posts
    • Twitter Posts
    • Create an OpenSky Vine
    • Create a YouTube video about your products and tell viewers to follow you on OpenSky
  • On Your Site
    • Add social icons to your site where you have other social badges
    • Create an onsite ad. Here’s how Buttermilk does it.

Now’s the time to reap the rewards and make this your best holiday season yet.  The OpenSky Team will share standings on a regular basis throughout the campaign – be on the lookout for results delivered to your via email!

As always, if you have any questions, we’re here to help –

Good luck!

* In order to qualify, merchants must accrue a minimum of 50 invited followers and 500 followers in total.


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