How To Share a Link To Your Coupons From Etsy

Correct plage to add your coupons page URL on your Etsy About page

Now that your Etsy store’s coupons are listed on our Indie coupon tool, how do you get more shoppers to see them and visit your store? By share a link to your coupons from your shop, you’ll get more traffic and exposure to your store from our millions of visitors on NerdWallet. You’ll open up new features like adding a product picture to your coupons and getting featured on the homepage and more!

So how do you link to your coupons? If you have a blog or website outside of Etsy, follow this how-to guide to share a link to your coupons.

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


Step 1: Activate Your About Page in Etsy

Your About Page is a new feature from Etsy that launched in June 2012 and it’s a great way to tell your story about your shop and products. If you have already activated your About Page, skip to Step 2. If you have not yet activated your About page in Etsy, go to your Etsy shop’s Info & Appearance page where you usually go to edit your Shop Title and Shop Announcement. Click to the “About” tab to the right of the “Info & Appearance” tab. Click here to learn more about creating your About page in Etsy.

YourEtsyShopName

Now, fill out some basic information about yourself. By sharing a portrait of yourself, your name, your role, and a short bio, you introduce yourself as the maker behind the products you sell in your shop which lets buyers relate and connect with who you are. Once you click the “Add Shop Member” button, you can share your Shop’s Story which will be published on your new About page. You can also add five pictures that can be product pictures or even photos that show your workspace and your creative process. Here are some additional helpful tips from Etsy to customize your About Page to better tell your creative story. In the Shop Links section, you can add up to three links to your About Page. You can choose from four different Link Types: Facebook, Twitter, Shop Blog, or Shop Website. For one of your three Shop Links, select “Shop Website” as the Link Type, and we will get your coupon page Link URL in the next step.


Step 2: Copy Your Etsy About Page URL and Paste it into Your NerdWallet Indie Dashboard

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

Share with Friends

A new “Share about NerdWallet Indie with your Friends!” window will popup. Then click the “Or add a regular link” link near the bottom of the popup window. Here, in Step 1, tells us where you’re putting the link. In this case, put your new Etsy About page URL here in the “Enter the location here” field. Your Etsy About page URL is http://www.etsy.com/shop/YourEtsyShopName/about where you change out “YourEtsyShopName” for your actual Etsy shop name.

Add a Link on Etsy to your coupons

Once you pasted your Etsy About page URL in Step 1, copy your coupon page URL from Step 2. It should look like http://www.nerdwallet.com/coupons/store/YourEtsyShopName but with your actual Etsy shop name instead of “YourEtsyShopName.”


Step 3: Copy Your Coupon Page URL and Paste it into Your Etsy About Page

Now go back to your Etsy About page’s Edit screen. You already selected “Shop Website” as the Link Type. For the corresponding Link URL, paste your NerdWallet coupon page URL that you copied in Step 2. It should look something like this.

Etsy About Page - Shop Links

Now click the “Save & Preview” button to save your changes. Etsy then shows you a preview of what your new About Page looks like. Click the “Publish” button to activate your About Page so that it’s public to all visitors.

Etsy About Page - Publish

Next is the final step!


Step 4: Test the Link in NerdWallet Indie

Go back to your Dashboard on NerdWallet. Click the “Test Now” button to test that your link works.

Test Your Etsy Link

That’s it!

Now, you can go edit your coupons and add an image to each of your coupons! Enjoy all the other new features available to you that give you increased exposure for your Etsy store and  coupons!

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

Troubleshooting

Have you tried adding a link to your coupons from your Etsy About page but it doesn’t seem to be working? Here are some examples showing how not to add the link to your coupons on your Etsy About page.

Do not add the badge image code to your Shop Story

Unfortunately, you cannot add HTML or links into your Shop Story section. The HTML will show up as text instead of code which doesn’t look good on your Etsy About page. Do not try to paste the badge image code snippet into your Shop Story section. If you have, you can delete the code from your Shop Story section, as shown in the yellow highlighted text below.

Do not add the badge image code to your Shop Story

Do not add the badge image code to your Short Bio

Unfortunately, the same is true with your Short Bio section. You cannot add HTML or links into your Short Bio section either. The HTML will show up as text instead of code which looks bad on your Etsy About page. Do not try to paste the badge image code snippet into your Shop Bio section. If you have, you can delete the code from your Short Bio section, as shown in the yellow highlighted text below.

Do not add the badge image code to your Short Bio

To add a link to your coupons from your Etsy About page, you don’t need to paste any code. Just copy your coupons page URL and paste it into your Shop Links section at the very bottom of the page where your Edit your About page on Etsy.

Correct plage to add your coupons page URL on your Etsy About page

If you need more help, 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.