Love to learn by watching? Check out our step-by-step instructions for completing common tasks. Our video tutorials cover the majority of topics, including getting started in your brand-new account with adding images and sharing posts to editing images and creating your own graphics.
Welcome to Boutique Window! We are thrilled that you’ve chosen us as your marketing partner! We just know that you’re going to love our platform! And to prove it – we provide all of our customers with a free 15 day trial.
The Setup Wizard
It is best to watch this video prior to signing up for a Boutique Window account so that after you hit the “Start My Free Trial” button, you can breeze through the setup wizard. This tutorial will cover setting up and entering your store information and connecting your social networks.
Where to find help!
Boutique Window’s social media management tools are easy-to-use and we just know you’ll love our service. But, like any new tool or service, there may be a slight learning curve. That’s where our awesome support staff comes into the picture! We’re going to show you how you can get all of your questions answered with our endless Boutique Window Support resources!
Are you curious how to maximize your Boutique Window account? Check out this brief video tutorial on a few tips and tricks included in the Boutique Window dashboard. Manage your upcoming or most recent posts, create a post from scratch or check out daily content tips that include new features, engaging blogs or promotional ideas.
Three Ways to Add New Merchandise Photos
One of the many benefits of Boutique Window is the Product Gallery, whether you have it set to “Private” or “Public.” Having the ability to upload, store and share merchandise images from one location, not only saves time but also makes organizing your merchandise photos easy and useful. With three simple methods to uploading your merchandise photos – there should be no excuse why you haven’t begun filling your gallery!
Adding Item Details and Grouping Images
Customize your images in your Boutique Window Product Gallery – whether the gallery is set to “Private” or “Public.” With the ability to add item titles, descriptions and pricing information, retailers can customize and brand their merchandise within their Boutique Window account. These details are then shared when posted to an integrated social account, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+. An added benefit of Boutique Window is the “grouping” selection that allows multiple views of one item or the addition of similar items.
Adding Custom Pages to Your Product Gallery
So, you’ve got something to say? Tell your shoppers all about it. Using the custom page additions on your “public” facing Product Gallery in Boutique Window, you’ll have the ability to add your own information. Whether you’re sharing information about a particular brand you carry, adding resale guidelines, sharing event information or adding an “Our Story” page – put it out there. Boutique Window provides an additional three pages for your use and acts as a truly simplified website. Watch our video tutorial to learn how to create and customize these additional pages.
Private or Public Product Gallery
We understand that not all independent retailers are alike, so we built Boutique Window with the flexibility to match those differences. Whether your retail store has an awesome eCommerce website or you’re looking to dip your toes into the world of online sales – Boutique Window has the ability to fit either need. Each Boutique Window account has a Product Gallery that comes standard in the setup. However, depending on your site preference, you may switch between a private or public gallery. For instance, if you are simply looking to manage your social media and compliment your existing eCommerce platform, a private gallery would fit your needs. If you are looking to use Boutique Window’s product gallery as your new website and dabble in simple online sales, a public gallery would fit your needs.
Branding Your Product Gallery
Many customers stumble upon Boutique Window because they’re simply looking for a tool that simplifies social media. What those customers come to love about Boutique Window are the added benefits of using Boutique Window, including the Product Gallery. The Product Gallery may serve as your store website, if you don’t already have one. This can be a huge bonus for retailers who are looking to simplify site management and reduce known (or potential) costs. But the question always remains: How do I customize the Product Gallery and make it my own? Watch this brief tutorial to learn the ins and outs of branding your Product Gallery within Boutique Window.
Marking an Item On-Sale or Sold-Out
Update items in your Boutique Window product gallery with the check of a box! When your gallery is set to public, customers are able to see all of the merchandise on your Boutique Window product gallery. We know the life of a store owner calls for everything but down time, so we make keeping your merchandise up-to-date super simple. To mark an item “on sale” or “sold out”, just check the respective box, or both. If you check “On Sale”, you are prompted to enter in the new sale price and a blue “Sale” banner is placed in the corner. If you check “Sold Out”, a red banner is placed in the corner. If you check both boxes, the “Sold Out” banner will trump the “Sale” banner. This brief video tutorial will walk users through marking items “on sale” or “sold out”, as well as removing items.
So, you’ve set your Boutique Window product gallery to “public”, you’ve added items, you’ve edited those items to include details and you’ve even grouped those images to display multiple views … but how do you organize those images into collections? A collection is a set of specific products organized within a separate window on your Boutique Window product gallery. Collections make it easy for shoppers to browse your merchandise, whether it’s new fall arrivals or a maxi dress collection. This brief video will guide you through creating a collection from start to finish.
Sharing from Your Product Gallery
Boutique Window provides awesome social media management tools – and with the ability to upload, store and share from our product gallery, users will benefit immensely from this time-saving, all-in-one marketing hub. While there are a number of ways to share from Boutique Window, the product gallery makes it simple to share merchandise images, combined with product details, in multiple formats.
You’ve uploaded images to your Boutique Window, but you just aren’t happy with how they look. The image needs rotated or cropped closer. The lighting is off and could be a touch brighter. The photo needs an effect – you just know a sepia tone would really make it pop. Check out this video tutorial on how to edit your photos in Boutique Window.
Building emails in Boutique Window is simple. Seriously, simple. We designed our email builder to combine the best parts of MailChimp and Constant Contact templates and streamlined the process. And that’s where Boutique Window found it’s niche – integrating with the top leading email service providers. The majority of our customers already use MailChimp or Constant Contact – rather than asking users to learn yet another service, we integrate to provide easy-transition.
Connecting Constant Contact
Connecting Boutique Window to your Constant Contact account is very simple. Follow these four basic steps and you’ll be sending your emails in no time! Don’t have a Constant Contact account? Check out ConstantContact.com to learn all about their awesome email marketing service!
Connecting Boutique Window to your MailChimp account is very simple. Follow these three basic steps and you’ll be sending your emails in no time! Don’t have a MailChimp account? Check out MailChimp.com to learn all about their awesome email marketing service!
Using the Simple Email Builder
Our simple email builder saves time and provides the images you need to build an awesome email and still send to your subscribers saved in your MailChimp or Constant Contact account. Users can save so much time by building emails in Boutique Window – it takes just a few minutes to build an amazing, eye-catching email.
Scheduling & Sending with Constant Contact
As you’re learning, Boutique Widow has quite the list of easy-to-use features. Our email integration with Constant Contact is no different. Building an email is easy but getting it out, well that’s even easier! This tutorial will guide you through step-by-step on how to send or schedule an email.
Scheduling & Sending with MailChimp
As you’re learning, Boutique Widow has quite the list of simple, but helpful features. Our email integration with MailChimp is no different. Building an email is easy but getting it out, well that’s even easier! This tutorial will guide you through step-by-step on how to send or schedule an email. And, because you’re a MailChimp user, you have the added feature of being able to send to a segmented list.
Sometimes, you just need to design something yourself. Hey, we get it! Although Boutique Window has a content library chock-full of outstanding, professionally-designed graphics, you may not find exactly what you need. So, we developed our functional and easy-to-use graphic designer.
Designing from Scratch
This tutorial will show you everything you could possibly need to know about designing with the graphic designer! From the menu and tools to accessing backgrounds, stickers, shapes and uploading images.
iOS Mobile App
Along with our desktop site, Boutique Window also has an app available for free download onto an iPad, iPhone or iPod. The Boutique Window app is meant for on-the-move publishing and sharing.
Using the App to Add Product Photos
This tutorial will show you how to add and publish product photos quickly and easily to your public product gallery. If your product gallery is set to private, the photos you upload will still only be visible to you, but they will be available immediately for sharing purposes.
Using the App to Share Content
This tutorial will show you how to share from the Boutique Window Content Library using our app. Since Boutique Window allows you to choose between scheduling a post and sharing it instantly, the video will cover both methods.
Sharing to Instagram
Boutique Window has a unique and useful integration with the quirky network, Instagram. By utilizing our app, Boutique Window users will be able to quickly and efficiently share to Instagram.