What do I need to get started?
Welcome to Bloombees! If you’re reading this you have either created an Instant Checkout with us or are looking for a little convincing to do so. This Seller’s Handbook will guide you through the simple process of setting up an Instant Checkout and how to take full advantage of our app for your online sales worldwide.
Post, sell and get paid worldwide… Instantly!
Bloombees is Instant Commerce. It is a tool that makes selling fast, simple and social by selling products directly through your active social media channels. This is why you are asked to connect your social networks to Bloombees when you first sign up.
Signing up is easy. Here are a few things you’ll need to do when creating your Instant Checkout:
Add a brand/store name
Upload your brand logo
Check for a free unique URL
Add a description to your Bloombees checkout
Select the currency in which your products will be offered
Specify your location
Choose a language
Add a default tax rate
Only those fields essential for a sale to be completed are mandatory at this point. Completing the rest is always a plus, but isn’t necessary to start selling.
Why do I need Bloombees?
Bloombees is fast, simple and social. It works on all devices, is configured for international shipping and includes a real-time translated chat to communicate with people around the world. The Bloombees platform is completely free. No payment processing fees, no commissions, ever. If you’re still unsure if Bloombees is right for you, let us show you what we can do for you.
Bloombees is not another marketplace. Bloombees is a new standard among merchants targeting Instant Commerce on social networks, which is quickly drawing sellers who love it because it's easy, fast, and helps them sell. It’s an elegant solution in the form of a simple app that runs on both smartphone and desktop browser that allows brands to start selling directly on social media in minutes, worldwide. Sellers can focus on their brand, products, and customers while Bloombees takes care of the rest. Post, sell & get paid worldwide with a single click, using Bloombees.
Does Bloombees post on my social networks without my consent?
No. You decide when and what products to share and sell via your social networks, email or any other sales channel of your choice. Bloombees creates a unique URL to your product or Instant Checkout and offers you a fast and simple way of sharing your products in order to reach your customers. To do so, just connect your social networks to Bloombees in your settings configuration.
Is Bloombees free?
Yes. Creating an Instant Checkout with Bloombees is free. You can upload your products and share them at no cost. The Bloombees platform is completely free. No payment processing fees, no commissions, ever.
Is Bloombees mobile friendly?
Yes. Our website is completely responsive. Bloombees’ Instant Checkouts are mobile friendly and our free app makes selling a piece of cake, at any time, wherever you go. Check out more about our mobile app under the section titled ‘Mobile’ in this handbook.
Why do I need a unique URL?
This unique URL (also known here at Bloombees as a “bblink”) will guide your clients directly to your Instant Checkout. You can share this link directly with a photo of your product on Facebook or Twitter, or paste it into social networks like Instagram that don’t currently allow a direct link in captions.
Why do I have to choose a checkout language?
The language selected will help Bloombees translate your content like descriptions or return policy into the language the client is using. It is also your default language for our real-time chat. This means you need to select the language you are most comfortable writing in for us to provide an instant translation. Last but not least, this will be your default language in the Bloombees Seller app.
Can I access my Bloombees account using different social networks?
Yes. You can access Bloombees using a single sign-in with Google+, Facebook or Instagram, as well as traditional email and password sign-in. All you need to do is connect those social networks to your Bloombees account in your settings configuration.
How do I recover my password?
Recovering your password is easy. Just click on the link “Forgot your Password?” and type in your email address if you haven’t already done so. You will automatically receive an email with a link. Click on that link and choose a new password. Now you are ready to log in.
How does the real-time translated chat work?
Bloombees’ real-time translated chat breaks language barriers by allowing you to text your customers in your default language regardless of what theirs is. On the customer’s end of the chat, he or she will receive your message in the language they selected to buy at Bloombees. The customer will receive the original text plus the translated text. You can always disable the translation feature on your end, if you prefer to do so.
New chat messages are notified at your notification center (bell on navigation bar or through the APP) from where you can easily access them.