How To Share a Link To Your Coupons From Big Cartel

Test your Big Cartel Link

Now that have listed your Big Cartel coupons on our Indie coupon tool, how do you promote your store so that more shoppers see your coupons and shop at your store? By sharing a link to your coupons from your shop, you’ll get more exposure and traffic to your store from the millions of NerdWallet Indie visitors. You’ll unlock new features like adding product pictures to your coupons and getting featured on the homepage and more!

So how do you share a link to your coupons from Big Cartel? If you have a blog or website outside of Big Cartel, follow this step by step guide to link to your coupons from your website.

If you do not have a blog or website outside of your Big Cartel shop, follow the simple steps below to share a link to your coupons from your Big Cartel shop. It would be helpful to have two browser windows or tabs open – one window with Big Cartel and one window with NerdWallet Indie.

Step 1: Select a Badge and Copy your Badge Code from your NerdWallet Dashboard

In your NerdWallet Dashboard, click the “Share With Friends” tab. Then click the “Share with Friends” button.

Share with Friends
There are five badges to choose from. Select a small badge with a white or blue background or a large badge with a white or blue background or an HTML text link. Click to select which badge you would like to add to your website or blog.  You can see which badge is selected by the light grey border around the chosen badge. Use the HTML text link version of the badge if you don’t want to add an image to your webpage. This badge will link to your store’s own personal coupon page on NerdWallet. Just click on a badge to select it. Here’s an example:

Big Cartel - Badges

Copy the code snippet provided. Click inside the text box then copy the text to your clipboard. The HTML code snippet will look similar to this but customized for your store:

Badge Code Snippet

Now open your Big Cartel in a different browser window.

Step 2: Go to your Big Cartel Customize Design Settings

Log into your Big Cartel account and go to your Dashboard. Then click on “Customize design” on the upper right corner of the screen.

Big Cartel - Customize Design

This takes you to a screen that shows a live preview of your Big Cartel shop on the right and a Customize tool bar on the right. Here is where you add your header image and set the colors of your shop.

If you have a paid Big Cartel account and you know HTML, you and edit the HTML of your Big Cartel site to add the badge image code to your Big Cartel layout by clicking the “<>” icon to edit the HTML of your Big Cartel site. Or you can go to the next step to add a new Page and link to your coupons from there.

Step 3: Add a New Page and Link to your Coupons

Click the Page icon to go to edit your pages.

Big Cartel - Pages Tab

Here you will see a list of your pages if you have created any.

If you don’t have any pages, you can add a new page by clicking the plus (+) button to the right of the word “Pages.”

Big Cartel - Add a Page

You can name your new page anything you like – Links, Coupons, About Us, anything goes!
Let’s add a page called “Links.” Type “Links” in the “Page Title” field. And some text to the body of your Links page, then click the HTML button but switch to HTML mode where we will paste the image badge code.

Big Cartel - Edit Links Page

Paste the badge image code that you copied from Step 1 into your new page in HTML mode. Make sure you are in HTML mode so that the badge code will turn into an image that links to your coupons once you save. You can tell if you’re in HTML mode if the “HTML” button is white.

Big Cartel - Add a Badge to your New Links Page

Then click the “Done” button to save your changes. You will see a preview of your new Links page on the right side of your screen. You can also see a “Links” menu item on the right side of your shop under “Info” and above “Contact.”

Big Cartel - Added New Links Page with Badge

Click the “Save” button on the left side of the screen to save your changes and make your new Links page live.

Big Cartel - Save your changes

You’ve successfully added a badge image that links to your coupons from your Big Cartel Shop!
Now go to your new links page and copy the URL which should look something like http://YOURSHOPNAME.bigcartel.com/links. Your Big Cartel Page URL will be different if you named your page something other than “Links.”

Step 4: Test the Link in NerdWallet Indie

Go back to your Dashboard on NerdWallet. Enter your Big Cartel shop URL in Step 4: See if it worked where it says “Tell us where you put the code from step 3, then click the button below:”

Test your Big Cartel Link

Click the “Test Now” button to test that your link works.

That’s it!

Now, you can go edit your coupons and add an image and up to three tags to each of your coupons! Enjoy all the other new feature available to you that give you increased exposure for your Big Cartel shop and  coupons!

If you encounter any issues, please email us at coupons@nerdwallet.com.

New Features:

  • Get listed on the homepage.
    Benefits of Being Featured - Get Listed on the Homepage
  • Prime category listing at the top of your category page
    Benefits of Being Featured - Prime Category Listing
  • Top priority display in user searches
    Top Priority Display in Searches
  • Get promoted through deal emails
    Get Promoted Through Deal Emails
  • Add a product image to each of your coupons
    Benefits of Being Featured - Product Images in Coupons

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at rita@nerdwallet.com.