It’s no secret, we’re big fans of Facebook. We believe it’s an excellent way for artists of all stripes to promote their art online. Artists can build a fan base from Facebook users opening up a world of possibilities not available even a few short years ago.
That’s why we’re happy to announce today that platinum level Imagekind artists can now get their own art shop setup on Facebook for free!
We’ve teamed up with Wishpot – the best free online wishlist – to provide our artists their own Imagekind Facebook art shop.
It’s super simple to get setup with your own Facebook storefront. Simply click this link and follow the steps.
Please note, If you’re a new member, or just updated to the platinum level, please know it will take a day for your products to be available through WishPot. Additionally, once you do sign up, it can take up to 24 hours for your products to show.
The Imagekind Facebook shop is currently only available to platinum level artists. If you’re not a platinum level artist, you can upgrade your account here. If you’re not yet an Imagekind artist, sign up here.
Update: It appears some members are confused when asked to enter their Imagekind screenname. Your Imagekind screenname is your user name on Imagekind and can be found by going to your Imagekind profile page. Your screen name is listed directly under your full name where it says “Screen Name:”. Please make sure to enter your Imagekind screen name correctly, or your feed will not show up.
Update 2: If an image is marked as “mature content” on Imagekind, it will not show in your Wishpot store, nor on Facebook.
How to Setup your Imagekind Facebook Storefront
Click this link to set up a Wishpot account. Sign up and complete the Wishpot login wizard.
Upload your Imagekind feed
Upload your artwork on Imagekind by entering your Imagekind screen name in the box.
Wishpot will automatically create collections for each of your Imagekind galleries. (Note, to make any permanent changes to your collections, they must be made on Imagekind). Once your feed is uploaded the first time, Wishpot automatically updates your feed several times a week.
Customize your Profile
You can fully customize the look and feel of your Wishpot Profile which will be your FB shop tab. Click customize in the right hand corner of your banner. You can upload a single image and/or choose a color scheme. You can also choose what you’d like visible on your profile banner: Account Settings>Storefront Appearance (Note the banner dimensions on your FB are 748×205 pixels while on Wishpot they are 1012×205 pixels)
Connect to Facebook and enable your shop tab
Once your Wishpot profile is ready, connect your Wishpot profile to your Facebook Fan Page. To do this you need to log in with FB connect and install the Wishpot Facebook application. (You also need to be an admin for your Fan Page) In Wishpot go to Account Settings>Social Networks and connect to Facebook. .
To install the Wishpot Facebook Application click this link (Note that Facebook does not enable tabs by default, so make sure to click on the plus sign in the tab bar on the Fan Page and select ‘Shop.’)
Connect auto-posting features on Twitter and Facebook
Once your Wishpot profile is ready, connect your product feed to your Twitter feed and FB Fan Page status updates. Select the frequency and the text you’d like to use. Wishpot’s auto-posting features save you time and can be fully customized to reflect your audience and brand. You can connect your auto-posting features here: Account Settings> Social Networks
At this point your social networking shop is live. Wishpot will automatically spotlight new items you add to your feed, and any items that drop in price. We also make it easy for visitors to click the share button and post your product to their wall and newsfeed. We recommend that you let your fans know they can now find your Imagekind collections on your social networks. For additional assistance feel free to reach out to us firstname.lastname@example.org, @wishpot, @gift_girl, facebook.com/wishpot
For more information and screen shots, you can download the get started guide we put together by clicking here.