Step 1: Signup
Your first step is to tell us who you are and request a Shoptoit Channel Partner account. Channel Partner accounts are free, andÂ containÂ no contracts. Upon receipt, Shoptoit will create your account and our system will email your login information.
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Step 2: Add products
Once you have logged in to your Shoptoit Channel account, your next step will be to upload a data feed containing your products. Shoptoit currently manages more than 2,000 such feeds and has a team of people to help you with this step. If you are unable to provide a feed there are options for Shoptoit to create a feed for you that can be discussed.
Once uploaded, your product feed will become the data-source for all of your participating retailers – effectively giving you brand control, and making it easy for your retailers to publish and promote your products online. Retailers will be able to utilize your product dataÂ to populateÂ their mobile websites, and optionally run ads to drive traffic to their stores for your products.
There is no charge to you the supplier for this service, it is entirely free.
OnceÂ you decide to take advantage of our retailer introductory offer, we will need to decideÂ the preferred strategy to approach your retailers.Â The options are:
Option 1: Auto-Create Sites
You supply us with a list of store locations youâ€™d like to offer a free mobile website to. Once weâ€™ve created the sites, each retailer will be provided with their site url, so they may view their site, and claim it – at which point they will have access and control over their own site and account. Claimed sites will then be included in search results, driving in-store sales for both their store and your products.
Shoptoit can work with you to create and then send the email from our servers, masked to appear to have come from your organization with a link so they can see their pre-created site. Or weÂ can supply you with a list of the URLs so you can send your own introductory email, containingÂ a live link to their pre-created site.
Option 2: Request Sample Site
If you do not wish to create a site for your retailers as a start, we can create a sample site containing your products as an example. We can then introduce the program to your retailers, allowing them to request their free mobile website. Shoptoit will create a webform that you can include in your introduction email, as well as use it to create sites for accounts on a one-off basis.
Step 3: Option 1 – Upload Store Locations
For us to auto-create sites for your retailers, you will need to supply us with a spreadsheet containing your store locations. This can be a .csv file including the fields listed below. We will look after the rest.
location name (ie. Dominion Mall)
city / town
Step 3: Option 2 – Request a Sample Site
Alternatively, you may request a demo site and mobile site request form. These may be sent to your retail channel urging them to request a mobile site. At which time a site will be created, and the retailer will be instructed to claim and verify their site for search engine inclusion.