How To Submit Your Products

This page walks you through the process of entering your products.

Please note: All products are auto-approved which means your product will be live on the site the minute you hit the “Publish” button. While it’s always possible and very easy to edit your products at any time, for your own peace of mind, please proofread your product before you publish.

 

Submitting Your Products

 

 

Our Listing Policy

 

While your focus is on selling your own coupons, our focus here at THCM is on providing the best coupon-buying platform for our customers. In the end our goals are the same: You want to sell more coupons and we want you to sell more coupons. But to achieve that goal for both of us our focus must be on making it as easy as possible for customers to feel comfortable shopping our site.

Titles for clipped coupons

  • MUST start with a dollar sign ($) – Example $1/1
  • MUST include a decimal point if applicable – Example $.75/1 or $1.50/1
  • The dollar sign and coupon value MUST be followed by the name of the product – Example $1.50/1 BIC Disposable Razors
  • Next, the expiration date – Example (00/00/00)
  • And finally, your lot size – Example Lot of 12

Character count: Titles may include up to 51 characters, including spaces.

Spacing: I’m one of those oldsters who actually had to take typing in high school but not everyone is a typist. Please check your listing titles to make sure you’re using spaces between dates and words so everythingdoesn’trunoninonelongsentence.

Coupon Description: Where to put all the rest of that information? In the “Product Description” box! That’s where it’s supposed to go and that’s where it appears best for the customer.

Complete Title Examples can be seen on the products on THIS PAGE. Click the “Details” and “Quickview” links under one of those non-test listings and see what the customer sees.

Titles for whole inserts

  • MUST start with the words “Whole Inserts”

Character count: Titles may include up to 51 characters, including spaces.

Spacing: I’m one of those oldsters who actually had to take typing in high school but not everyone is a typist. Please check your listing titles to make sure you’re using spaces between dates and words so everythingdoesn’trunoninonelongsentence.

No More Special Characters

No title can include special characters other than a decimal point, dollar sign, an apostrophe if necessary and a slash mark used to express the coupon value. No asterisks (*), no extended periods (…..), no dashes (-) and no parenthesis other than those used in the expiration date.

Listing titles that do not meet these guidelines will be put into Draft until they’re corrected.

Images

When you enter an image on one of your listings that same image is used in several different locations on the site and each location shows your image at a different size.

Your image will look best in all locations if it is exactly 500 pixels high by 500 pixles wide and if it has a white background.

Using images that are smaller than 500 x 500, either on one side or both, may cause your image to appear stretched and blurry in some of the larger locations.

Using images that are larger than 500 x 500, either on one side or both, causes a drain on the load time for customer because our system has to work to resize your images before it can show them to the customer. Therefore, images larger than 500 x 500, either on one side or both and even if it’s only by 1 single pixel, will be deleted from the site and replaced with our placeholder image.

You may use pictures of the actual coupon or you may use pictures of the product, or you may use a placeholder image such as the logo for your shop. If you don’t want to worry about images at all, please download this placeholder image now and upload it to your shop’s media library. Then just use it on all your listings.

Categories

 

The insert navigation links that you see in the top navigation bar are actually the categories you’ll use when setting up your products. Each week we’ll add new categories for that week’s inserts.

Categories are just one of the ways we can sort our products to make it easier for customers to search our site.  For more information about categories read How to Select Categories for your Listings.

You may not add your own categories. You must use only those categories you’ll see in the category selection box when you’re submitting your product. If you feel you need a new category added to the list, email us at donna@thehappycouponer.com

 

Tags

 

Tags are just another way to sort products. The “Aisle By Aisle” links that you see in the right sidebar are actually the tags we use to sort products to make them easier for customers to find.

You can view the available Tags in the right sidebar under the “Aisle by Aisle” heading.

For more information about using Tags, read Why Did My Tags Disappear?

You may not add your own tags. You must use only those categories you’ll see in the category selection box when you’re submitting your product. If you feel you need a new tag added to the list, email us at donna@thehappycouponer.com

 

Adding A New Product