Importing Items from ArtFire
Zibbet is excited to welcome all of the new shops coming to us from ArtFire! To help you set up your shop quickly, we have a simple to use import tool. If you’re opening a Basic shop here on Zibbet, I encourage you to take advantage of all 50 listing spots for items. Also, if you have the same items listed in multiple venues it’s essential that you alter your item titles and descriptions significantly. Because Google doesn’t like duplicate content, it’s vital for improved SEO that you edit your item text. For specific tips on altering your listings, please take a look at What to do after importing our items… Also, set aside a few minutes to brush up on SEO concepts as they apply to your Zibbet shop starting with SEO 101: The Basics.
You should be able to import all of your ArtFire items using our import tool. Here’s how…
In your My Zibbet, click Import and Export in the Listings section in the column on the right hand side of the page.
Click the ArtFire Importer tab.
Follow the instructions on the ArtFire Importer screen.
In your ArtFire shop, click the Studio tab and then the Intro & Policies link to edit your “My Studio Intro” which is where you need to insert your code.
Enter your ArtFire shop’s unique username and select the status for your imported listings. Because you need to edit your listings, I highly recommend that you import them in Draft mode rather than making them Active immediately.
Click the Continue button. Your Continue button will become inactive and change to read “Please wait…” while your items are being imported.
Depending on the number of items you have to import, this process could take a while. However, after a few items have been imported you’ll be taken to a page that lists the items that have been imported so far. You can refresh this page every couple of minutes to see what other items have been imported. If all items don’t import, repeat the process a couple of times - this should trigger most, if not all, items to come across.
If you chose for your items to be made Active immediately upon being imported, Active will appear under Status and the items will be seen on your shop’s FP. I recommend that you next Edit each of your items for improved SEO. For help with editing your items, please refer to Editing Items Imported from ArtFire.
Again, welcome to everyone moving to Zibbet from ArtFire. We know that you’ll find Zibbet to be a great place to offer your Handmade, Fine Art, Vintage and Supplies for sale. Be sure that you also open an account at Zibbet’s Community Hub. There you’ll find a wonderful group of experienced Zibbeters who are eager to share their knowledge and offer a helping hand.
Best wishes for much success on Zibbet!
Vicki is committed to assisting her fellow Zibbeters improve their shops for successful online selling. She is the owner of five Zibbet shops: LOC Design Studio, Denim and Pearls, A Stitch and a Prayer, Black Creek Crossing and Think Like a Fish. You can follow Vicki on Twitter and through her LOC Design Studio blog.