Outfy app is a facilitator tool that helps save you loads of time by posting on your social media accounts, as per your chosen settings. You can choose to post in real time or even schedule for the future.
At present, Outfy lets you schedule / post your product promotions on 9 social media channels, on your behalf:
When you create an Outfy account, we automatically set you up with a no-cost Forever introductory Free Plan. In this free plan, your account is reset to 30 credits every month. You can use those credits to share your products/promotions on your social networks without paying us a single dime.
Free plan includes:
You can always upgrade to higher plans for getting access to other Social Networks or if you need more credits.
By subscribing to any of our plans, as per your expected requirement and usage. Credits get added in real-time, instantly. You would need to pay through your Shopify account or through PayPal, as the case maybe
These credits don’t expire, ever! We haven’t set any validity to same as of now. If and when there is a change in this policy, we would be informing all our users with adequate advance notice
Credits get added instantly. Just wait for 30 minutes to see if you get a message for “transaction unsuccessful”, else write to us on email@example.com and we will get same checked our end
Just write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org with screenshots of the error message that you are facing, and we will help you out
You can see the balance on your “accounts statement”
Absolutely! If your multiple shops are compiled under 1 Outfy account, all your credits also get combined and you can use them across your shops, in any proportion that you decide
So how does it work?
Note: Collage/GIF automation is only supported on 5 networks - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr.
Outfy highly recommends you to go for Product Collage/GIF automation instead of the stale and simple product posting.
How does it work?
Note: Blog autopilot is only supported on 5 networks - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr.
Now you can create promotional content/sale announcement about your products and push them to social networks through your Outfy account itself. Its super easy and quick, all in one place!
How PRODUCTION PROMOTION works?
If you create the promotion/sale announcement from "Share" Page, you can select any product image for promotion as per your choice
If you create the promotion/sale announcement from "Promotions" page, Outfy auto selects your product’s default image for promotion.
How GENERIC PROMOTION works?
Just few basic rules to follow:
** Using this new "promotion/sale announcement" creation feature comes to you at "No additional cost" (for a limited period only). You will only be charged "2 credits per share" as and when you actually post the promotions on your chosen networks **
Post templates are the pillars of your social posts and are used as a means to control and beautify them. This is primarily done with the help of a couple of relevant template fields:
So wherever the above mentioned fields appear in your template, they’ll be replaced with the actual values of a product during sharing/posting. Additionally you can set the maximum number of hashtags to be added in a post to prevent overloading with hashtags.
Every social network maintains its own template to provide you the maximum level of customization and regulation.
However in case of text overflow (some networks observe character limits for e.g Twitter), Outfy follows a few basic rules while creating the final share/post based on the configured template:
As an example, let’s consider a product which has the following attributes:
Title - Antique Gold Wedding Band Diamond Buckle Ring
Price - $ 300.00
URL - https://boylerpf.com/products/antique-gold-wedding-band-diamond-buckle-ring
Tags - #jewellery #gottohave #instafashion #antique #diamond #fashionable #ornament
Now lets assume template for Facebook & Twitter to be the same and as below:
Outfy tries to construct the post by replacing the above template fields with their actual values and comes up with the following:
Antique Gold Wedding Band Diamond Buckle Ring
#jewellery #gottohave #instafashion #antique #diamond #fashionable #ornament
The above constructed text works perfect for Facebook but exceeds Twitter limit and so the text is reduced based on the basic rules of Outfy and finally comes out to be:
Antique Gold Wedding Band Diamond Buckle Ring
#jewellery #gottohave #instafashion #antique
How is it different from earlier creation of posts ?
We would say, its an epic leap. Imagine, earlier you wanted to prefix this static text - ‘Authentic Handmade Stuff. Free worldwide shipping!’ in every post, the only way was to manually add it every time.
Well now, its perfectly in your hands. Just define it in the Post Template in tandem with other fields. It will automatically get included and the golden post will be ready for you the way you actually expect it to be
How does it effect Autopilot users ?
Autopilot users - please pay attention to the new template introduction. This can be quite tricky if you don’t frame up your templates properly especially for Twitter where character limit is a big constraint and text gets stripped off. Add the template fields at the beginning which are important for you.
A few essential tips for constructing your Twitter template
Lastly for all other social networks, you are absolutely free to customize and configure the Templates the way you want to!
** Great News! Outfy mobile apps are now fully compatible with Post Templates **
1. Connect your Instagram account
2. Use Outfy web or mobile to share/schedule your product
3. Open push notification on Mobile to complete the processThis is the last step and has to be executed manually; we understand its a pain but Instagram does not allow fully automatic sharing/posting. But we do the heavy lifting by making the product photo and caption available for you at the time of sharing.
Note: If this problem persists, please uninstall Outfy and do a clean install again and provide the necessary permission during installation process.
No need to panic. You can process them easily using the following steps:
For a quick reference, please have a look at the videos
Still no luck? Facebook connect works best on Chrome browser. If you are using IE/Safari/Mozilla, try switching to Chrome. This is just one time process and you can always go back to your Favorite browser later.
Note: You need to perform all of the steps above in Incognito or Private mode of browser.
Still no luck? Pinterest connect works best on Chrome browser. If you are using IE/Safari/Mozilla, try switching to Chrome. This is just one time process and you can always go back to your Favorite browser later.
Best Solution recommended by our experts:
But this works only if your store has multiple images for a single product. So, if your store doesn’t have multiple images for a product, the probability of distortion of the available image may still not be ruled out completely.
The recent Twitter Rules are out and here’s how it affects all Outfy users:
a) Posting duplicative or substantially similar content — both on one account and across multiple accounts is NO more allowed
This essentially means:
b) Maximum 2 hashtags are now allowed in tweets
A limit of 2 hashtags per tweet has been imposed. So your Twitter posts populated via Planner or Dashboard or Autopilot will only populate 2 hashtags for each tweet. The Post Template for twitter also reflects the same limiting it to 2 only. In return this will give more priority and visibility to the actual message instead of only hashtags.
Twitter has released these new guidelines to prevent people from misusing Twitter to artificially amplify a message. This change should make Twitter network a lot more useful for everyone in the long run – less spammy and fewer bots are pretty good things to work towards. So it is important for Outfy and its users to comply to the recommended rules, failing to which will result in accounts being banned or locked.
Note: This ONLY affects Twitter posts, the rest of the networks will continue to work as usual.
This is a known issue with Instagram platform and honestly we have no idea as to when they are going to fix it. All non-English users who have Instagram accounts in their local language face issues while associating their account to 3rd party apps.
The only workaround is by temporarily changing the Browser language to English, connect Instagram account and then revert browser to original language. Here are the complete steps:
In case you still face issues while connecting, please try using other browsers instead of your default one
If you receive an error while connecting your Etsy shop, this could be due to some intermittent issue from Etsy’s end. Kindly follow the below steps to rectify this:
Shoutout is a simple way of sharing non-product or any generic content with your social media followers. This is a supplementary way of engaging with creative and enticing content.
Choose amongst the varied options for sharing a shoutout
Gone are the days of sharing plain & stale images. High quality Video sharing is the new drift in current Social Media world. Outfy helps you creating captivate quality videos from your product images in the most intriguing way:
Share your dazzling video and awe your followers.
*All videos are accompanied with royalty free and legal music to be used commercially
Videos without music tend to be flat and chances are that they could go unnoticed. So it's a wise recommendation from our experts that videos work best when loaded with music as they have a tendency to attract and engage users.
Yes, you are free to opt out the music from your videos. Toggle and turn OFF the Music button located on top right of Video Creation page, your videos will be created without any background music.
Videos are auto cropped by Instagram if they don't fall within their recommended dimensions. To avoid this and share the video in its original form, please follow the below instructions:
Cost of a Shoutout slightly varies with the type which you wish to create to share:
Why does a Normal Shoutout sharing cost 2 credits?
Normal Shoutout sharing involves creation of a brand new custom image from your existing product images(Collage/GIF) or uploading a custom image. This image is further saved on Cloud servers for a lifetime which actually adds to our infrastructure cost. An extra credit is charged against the maintenance of this image only. Kindly note that we are charging you the extra credit only once but we actually have to bear the cost of its storage life long.
In return, you get the added advantage by being able to re-share these shoutout images anytime.
Video creation on the fly is an expensive operation which involves a lot of hardware and software support. Your product images of varied dimensions are passed through our highly optimized templates and a HIGH quality video is produced out of it. Outfy team has extensively worked upon to make this process seamless and easy. Most of all, your video is saved on our Cloud servers for lifetime which adds to our monthly infrastructure cost. Please note that Outfy charges you only once but we bear the cost of it life long.
Our policy has always been to keep pricing as low as possible for our users and 15 credits is the optimum we could finalize on to meet our running Video Processing and Storage expenses.
Note - you can still continue creating the regular plain videos(with basic templates) which will cost you 3 credits always.