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How to use Flipsnack for ecommerce

Use Flipsnack to boost sales

You can make a catalog to reach and convert a wider audience. Our flipbooks are compatible with all devices, so your message has the potential to reach more people online.

The editorial design of the catalog will help you frame your marketing message in a more persuasive and seductive way.

It’s vital to have links to your online shop inside the catalog. After the upload, you should go the content editor to add Buy buttons for all products advertised in your catalog, or add a hyperlink area over products.

After you are done with adding links, please check if they are all functional.  

As a further step, we recommend sharing your catalogs on social media, to attract more views


Use Flipsnack to sell directly from your catalog

If your business uses a PayPal account, you can use it to sell stuff directly from the catalog. You wouldn’t even need an online shop, because your customers will be able to complete the checkout from the magazine. This is an amazing way to advertise your products and sell them in the same place!

  • To add the Paypal checkout, click on the Edit button.
  • Drag and drop the PayPal cart from the left
  • rollover it and click “Edit”.
  • Enter your PayPal email, then click Ok.
  • You’ll see a pop-in window where you should enter all the product details.

You can use as many Paypal widgets as you want in your flipbooks.


For more tips, please read How to increase sales with a product catalog


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    Tracey Permalink

    I am still trying to do what I really would like to do with Flipsnack. That is to have an option where people have to purchase the actual magazine. If I publish my magazines, then people will be able to get them for free, which defeats the purpose of what its all about for my business. 

    When I try to download the files, they are individual pages as JPG files and not a PDF. But the layout is all over the place, with pictures on top of each other, and fonts not in their correct place. So far after paying for this subscription and spending weeks on my magazines, when it came time to download, I was very disappointed. 

    I have recently found another site called magcloud which does exactly what I want, in both selling the publications direct from their site, and/or on my own website, and/or print versions as well. 

    I have paid for the yearly subscription now, and yet, I don't have the options. If the downloaded files were in PDF format and were not messed up, I would have been happy. 

    Just disappointed. 

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