Shopview is a Hootsuite app designed to make it easy to market and share products from your Shopify stores to your social media accounts. The app consists of both a Hootsuite stream and a plugin that you can use in Hootsuite Twitter streams. The app requires that you have both a Shopify store and a Hootsuite account.
1. Installing the app
Installing Shopview is a two step process. First, install the app from the Shopify app directory:
When you add the app for the first time, you will be prompted to authenticate with Shopify and then Hootsuite, as well as create a subscription. NOTE: You will receive a FREE 14-day trial to start out. If you continue to use the app, you will be charged when your trial is finished.
Once you have finished the above steps, next, you will need to install the Shopview Hootsuite app from the Hootsuite app directory:
Once you have finished installing both the Shopify and Hootsuite components, you can move on to adding a Shopview stream to your Hootsuite dashboard. To do this, click the Add stream button in Hootsuite:
Next click the Apps option at the bottom left, and select Shopview to add to your stream:
2. Using Shopview
Once you have added your shop, products from it will be displayed in stream:
Click the search icon to filter products. Here, you can select which shop you would like to view products from, as well as specify collections or keywords to filter products by. NOTE: keyword searches are performed on all of your products, and will not use the collection selected.
For each product, there are many actions you can take:
- Click the basket icon to view the product in your shop.
- Click the info icon to view the item in your shop's admin interface.
- Click the share icon to share the item your social networks.
- Click the drop down menu to view the product's variants, and whether they are in stock or not.
When you click the share icon, you will be prompted to select a template:
Templates are saved text that contain merge tags. Merge tags are replaced with the selected product's name and link when you send a message. (see the templates section below for how to more about templates)
Click the settings icon to view the app's settings' options:
The Shorten Links option allows you to choose whether to shorten links before they are shared to your networks. If you choose to shorten your links, your store's name will not be displayed in the link you share
Templates are used when you are sharing products to your social networks. They include merge tags that will merge the product name (%name%) and the link to the product (%link) when you send a message. You can use templates with both the Shopview stream sharing option as well as when sharing from a Twitter stream with the Shopview plugin. A default template is created when you first add the app.
The Shopview plugin allows you to send messages in reply to tweets in Twitter streams. To access the plugin, click the More actions icon at the bottom right of any Twitter post, and then select Send to Shopview:
Next, a popup will appear where you can search for products from multiple shops, as well as select a template to use when sending the reply.
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