“I wish you had more time to stop by your store and look around! I love your products and want to see all your new releases, but I don’t have the time to drive to the store.”
Does this sound like you?
If so, we hear you.
Between kids, your career, and a mental to-do list that’s longer than you are tall, it is nearly impossible to find the time to shop in-person these days. We struggle with this ourselves.
So we decided to reinvent the way you shop.
If you’re active on our Carvers Ridge Facebook Page, you may have noticed that we’re spending a lot of time talking about our new shopping experience. We’ve even created a new tagline because we want to make it effortless for you to shop for the things you love without taking time away from your already packed schedule.
Our new tagline is effortless shopping, bringing our store to you.
You see, we want to simplify the way you shop by bringing the items you love directly to the platforms you are already on, like Facebook and Instagram. With our new shopping experience, you can shop when you want, where you want, how you want, and have a little fun while you’re at it.
If you’ve ever felt too busy to shop for the things you love, this shopping experience is for you. In this post, I’ll cover what this new shopping experience is, how it benefits you, and how to sign up.
What is this new shopping experience?
Our new shopping experience is a simplified online shopping platform that allows you to shop Carvers Ridge products with ease on Facebook and Instagram. If you’ve shopped one of our Facebook live sales before, this is similar to that but much easier.
Hosted by CommentSold, this shopping experience lets you shop static images, pre-recorded videos, and live videos by simply commenting the word “sold” on the image or video you are shopping.
When you comment “sold” with the desired product's number, that product is automatically added to your shopping cart. You’ll get a notification in your Facebook messages with a link that takes you to your shopping cart. When you’re ready to check out, all you need to do is follow that link. To get to your shopping cart on Instagram, go to the link in our bio and hit "View Your Cart Here".
It only takes a minute to check out, and after you enter your information once, you never have to enter it again. CommentSold safely saves your card information, address, and shipping preferences. That means no more getting off the couch to find your wallet to pay. It’s revolutionary.
Once your information is saved, you can check out in record time. The best part? You never have to worry about paying another invoice again.
Why should I sign up?
As an already busy person, you may be skeptical that this platform will actually save you time. Maybe you’re wondering if it’s worth the minute it takes to sign up or if it will make much of a difference in your shopping abilities. And if you’ve never shopped like this before, I completely understand why you might feel this way.
You probably need a solid reason to join, so I’m here to give you 3 excellent reasons why you should consider signing up for our new shopping experience.
- It saves you valuable time.
- You get first dibs on new products.
- You gain exclusive access to promotions, last chance products, and discounted shipping.
1. It saves you valuable time.
By bringing this shopping experience directly to Facebook and Instagram, you can shop without ever leaving a platform you’re already comfortable with. You don't have to learn a new website, and you can shop when you want and where you want.
We post new images and videos on a regular basis to these platforms, so you'll always have something to look at if you're in the shopping mood. Even our live videos can be shopped after the lives have ended, so you never have to worry about missing a live sale. All you need to do is comment on the post using the word “sold” and the item number. For example, to get item number 100, just comment “sold 100”.
Checkout is also a breeze, saving you valuable time (and money)!
If you’re constantly on the go, the time saving aspect of this shopping experience is the biggest reason you should consider joining. I’m telling you, this platform saves TONS of time.
2. You get first dibs on new products.
With our new shopping experience, you get access to new products before they are released in the stores and on our website. You’ll be the first to see new releases, giving you first dibs on new products.
Shopping with this experience is the only way to guarantee you get access to new arrivals. Since we only have limited quantities of these items, products sold on our new shopping experience might not even make it to the store.
Our Mercantile VIP Shopping Group on Facebook will get access to new releases before our Carvers Ridge Facebook Page, so I highly recommend signing up for our Mercantile VIP Shopping Group as well.
2. You gain exclusive access to promotions, last chance products, and discounted shipping.
When you sign up for our new shopping experience, you’ll also get exclusive access to some of our best promotions throughout the year. These promotions include discounted sales, last chance items, and free or discounted shipping.
At the time of this writing, if you check out within the first hour after you put an item in your cart, shipping is on us!
Bonus perk: If you’re still not convinced this shopping experience is for you, there’s one more thing you should consider: we are giving away an iPad to someone who registers for the new shopping experience and joins the VIP group before March 10th.
If you sign up, even just to give the experience a try, before 3/10/2020, we’ll enter you in a chance to win a free full-sized iPad. It’s completely free to join these platforms and register for the giveaway.
More giveaway details here.
How do I sign up?
I’m so glad you asked! It’s super simple to sign up, and once all of your information is entered, you never have to enter it again.
To sign up for the new shopping experience, follow this link and get registered. If your Facebook and Instagram accounts are linked, you can shop from either regardless of which account you use to register. Since Facebook is primarily where I plan to shop, I signed up with my Facebook account.
Once you’ve signed up, make sure you confirm your account or you will not be officially registered.
To get notifications when we go live next, click “Connect Messenger” and you’ll be connected!
Mine says disconnect messenger because I’m already connected.
This is also how you disconnect if you want to opt-out of notifications in the future.
If you want to be a part of our Mercantile VIP Shopping Group and get exclusive access to early releases and pre-sales, click this link, and hit “join”. You’ll be approved for the group soon! If you want to be entered in the iPad giveaway, make sure you join the group and invite your friends (25 friends invited = 1 additional entry)!
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In summary, our new shopping experience is simplified way to shop that saves you time and gets you first (and often exclusive) access to the products you love.
If you want in, make sure you sign up for the shopping experience here and the VIP Mercantile Shopping Group here. The VIP group comes with other perks, including access to a community of like-minded people and design tips from our team.
If you join our Mercantile VIP Shopping Group and register for our new shopping experience by March 31st, 2020, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free iPad. To learn more about the giveaway, click here!
As always, leave any questions in the comments!