Hey stitchers! Last week I promised that I would post a little something explaining our latest selling platform at Primitive Gatherings, so here it is. If you’re never heard of “Comment SOLD,” get ready to have some fun! As you know, social media continues to transform the way consumers shop online every day. Businesses everywhere are using social media channels to connect with, and sell merchandise in new and unique ways, including what is referred to as “comment selling.”
“What is comment selling!?” I hear you cry… Comment selling works by combining social media and online shopping, allowing people buy right from comments on Facebook or Instagram, without ever leaving their newsfeed. Simply put, Comment SOLD is an easy, secure, and frictionless way of shopping that makes it dangerously easy to make a purchase. Pretty neat, right?!
The way we plan to utilize this unique way of selling at Primitive Gatherings is by designating specific dates and times when our sales will go on LIVE, which will be announced ahead of time via Facebook, here on the blog, during LIVE shows, and in the STITCH with Lisa Bongean Facebook group (if you’re not already in this group, click HERE to join – please be sure to answer ALL admin questions to be considered for membership!). Products up for sale will be shown and talked about during the broadcast where you will be able to see them ahead of time so you know exactly what you’re buying. Products featured could include sale items, things we just have a few of, or be seasonal merchandise for example. “Silver” was the theme of our first sale for instance – everything up for grabs was either gray or sliver. There was fabric, quilting books, notions, and more, all up on the auction block.
Here’s how it works. All online LIVE sales will be featured in my STITCH Facebook group. In order to participate in the online sale you will need to become a member of the group, which you can do by clicking HERE. Please answer ALL the admin questions that you will be asked in order to be considered for membership. I know it’s kind of a pain, but this is our way of filtering out individuals who are trying to join the group to solicit and scam the other members. As you know, it is a daily fight to keep these people from posting in groups like ours all over the internet and we want to protect you! The questions are there to help filter these people out when they are using stolen accounts, profile pictures, etc. that would otherwise disguise them. If you do not answer all the questions you will not be allowed to join the group. Thank you for understanding! Fending them off really is a lot of work and this helps us tremendously.
After joining the STITCH Facebook group registering for Comment SOLD is easy! First and foremost, if you’re already registered for Comment SOLD for another store, you still need to register under the Primitive Gatherings shop in order to participate in our sales. Once you’ve done that simply tune into our LIVE broadcasts to shop! Much like a traditional auction, items up for sale will be shown with a number. To purchase the item, simply type the word “SOLD” along with the correlating number in the comments. The system will automatically generate an invoice which will be sent to you. You then have three hours to submit your payment and complete your purchase. It’s that easy! Ready to sign up? Click the link below to get started!I know many of you do not have Facebook and believe me, I understand why. Unfortunately, in order to utilize this platform a Facebook account is required. My advice is to create an account and use it only for this purpose. You don’t need to post anything or even use a photo if you don’t want to. It can simply be used to join groups and register for things like this.
If you’re still not sure whether or not you want to participate, no pressure. I would suggest tuning into watch one of these sales as it’s happening to get a feel for how it works. If you then decide it’s something that works for you, simply type the word “register” in the comment section of the broadcast and it will begin the process. Just follow the prompts!
Curious yet? Our next Comment SOLD sale will be tomorrow, Tuesday April 4th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. CST. It will be featured in the STITCH Facebook group which you can join by clicking HERE. Please make sure that if you signed up for Comment SOLDhat you CONFIRMED your account. I see that many of you did not last time around, so if you were having problems that could be why. We have also fixed the quantity problem from last week. Sorry about that!!! We’re still kind of new at this and didn’t get all the correct boxes checked to allow you to do that… Oops! Our bad.
I don’t know about you, but I’m excited about this! We really had a lot of fun doing our first sale last week despite a few snafus here and there. I mean… We’re still learning and figuring a few things out, but that’s the only way to improve! Things may not have gone 100% perfectly but overall it was a huge success. We can’t wait to do it again! I hope you plan to join us tomorrow – even if only for a few laughs to brighten your day. Again, our next Comment SOLD sale will be featured in the STITCH with Lisa Bongean Facebook group tomorrow, Tuesday April 4th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. CST. If you’d like to hear me talk more about Comment SOLD you can always watch the replay of STITCH with Lisa Bongean from last Thursday by clicking the link below for more details. I showed off my current works in progress and then we discussed Comment SOLD at length with Jess and Gloria answering questions. Click below to watch!
Alright gang, that’s all I have for you today! Take care and enjoy your evening. I will see you all soon! ~Lisa
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