Friday, July 31, 2015

Wanelo and Polyvore Sharing Product Promotion Sites


created by Sandy Mertens owner of Giftsyoutreasure



Some months back I had joined Wanelo.com. It is similar to Polyvore.com, which I had joined in November 2014. Both Wanelo and Polyvore have collections. A collection is where you will add a title of what you would like in that collection of products. An example would be a collection of your best Zazzle products or a variety of water bottles from many POD shops that you happen to be on. It can be products of your own if you are an online shopkeeper or it can be items that you like from others and inspires you to share it. Affiliate links don't work (to my knowledge) on either of these sites to products that you are promoting. But it will all lead to the site of purchase. If it is your gift item, then you will make money from that order. An example would be from my OArtTee Shirts collection on Polyvore. If someone clicks on one of the shirts that is displayed, it will lead to where the shirt is displayed on the OArtTee website. Then if she or he purchases that shirt, I will make money from that sell. Because it is from my shop!



created by Sandy Mertens owner of Giftsyoutreasure



What is different between the two sharing sites?

Polyvore has sets. Wanelo does not. This is where you can add a variety of items, usually for some theme and make a pretty picture out of it. They love the magazine look! You can join groups and contest with your sets. For a creative person like me, Polyvore is addictive when making sets and one can easily spent all day there. Or longer!

On Wanelo, you can apply to place your store in their marketplace. When an item sells, Wanelo will take 10% out for their commission. This would work if you were selling the physical product that you ship. However if you are a shopkeeper selling from an online print on demand store with no overhead because it is your design on a product, then this would not necessary be  ideal for you to do.

There are other differences. Presently, I have been active on Polyvore and established myself there. On Wanelo, I have worked on it for the first time on 7/30/2015. So far I began a few collections. But only one collection that has many product items and this collection is connected to several online POD stores with travel mugs and water bottles.

There is a limit per day to follow people on Wanelo. Since I have not been active and have not promoted this site until July 30th, only a small amount of people are following me. I have also signed on as Giftsyoutreasure for my name instead of the more popular Sandyspider or Sandy Mertens name. This could throw off those whom I have known over the years online. Only time will tell.

A sample set on Wanelo. The links below will lead to the travel mug and water bottle sites.


created by Sandy Mertens owner of Giftsyoutreasure


American Flag with Thumbs Up Pride Travel Mug
Hawaii State Flag 10 Oz Insulated SIGG Thermos Water Bottle
Arkansas State Flag 16 Oz Insulated SIGG Thermos Water Bottle
State Flag of Illinois 10 Oz Insulated SIGG Thermos Water Bottle

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More Travel Mugs by Sandy Mertens on Amazon Here

8 comments:

  1. That's very interesting comparison, i have almost forgotten polyvore, i have joined Wanelo but havent spent much time there, i was just wondering whether people go to such sites for selecting a product they wish to buy? I am not sure though.

    I have added a few products too at wanelo but it has all been very passive there

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    1. I often wonder the same thing myself. Some people swear by it. I have not notice it helping yet. But maybe it takes longer for some.

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  2. I use both Polyvore and Wanelo. I love creating sets on Polyvore and am very actively participating in contests.
    But on Wanelo, I only share my items and never do anything with them. I don't really like their collection tool very much.

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    1. I have only started on Wanelo and I do have to agree with you. Right now I am experiencing errors with not being able to follow anyone. They do not answer their email.

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  3. I would want to see how helpful these promotion methods are in generating sales before I jump in. I'm already overextended with social networking. How is this better than blogging, twitter, and Facebook?

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    1. To me it is an extension on promoting myself. Guess it goes with the eggs in the basket thing. I would not say it is better, but another place where hopefully more exposure to your shops will be seen.

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  4. Thanks for your article. I wonder why you say: However if you are a shopkeeper selling from an online print on demand store with no overhead because it is your design on a product, then this would not necessary be ideal for you to do.

    I am a designer on a POD website. In my opinion, even Wanelo will get 10% cut, at least it is a sale. I wonder if Polyvore will get profit cut or not.

    I am on Wanelo for some time and just joined Polyvore. Based on my short time experience, I do feel people on Polyvore seems more active. On Wanelo, I do get some people save my products but no any comments. Obviously, I will feel more glad to see comments. On Polyvore, I feel more welcomed. I will see if my sales will be different in the coming future.

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    1. I do see a good deal of traffic on Polyvore. But I have not seen an increase in sales on Zazzle. This may change.

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