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New & improved Affiliate Snapshots!

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We are pleased today to debut new and improved Affiliate Snapshots!

What’s an Affiliate Snapshot?  The Affiliate Snapshot is an SFI business tool that is accessed by clicking an affiliate’s name from your Genealogy, and also from various leaderboards, winners lists, recognition lists, and so on throughout the Affiliate Center.  Generally speaking, if you see a linked affiliate name, it’s likely linked to their Affiliate Snapshot (i.e. click their name to see their Affiliate Snapshot).  Note: One exception to this is in the Forum, where you access a person’s Affiliate Snapshot by clicking on their photo in the mini profile panel located to the right of their post.

The Affiliate Snapshot contains an affiliate’s account photo, name, location, title, badges, and more.  And if it’s a PSA, CSA, or other team member, other information is provided, including various team-building tools.

What’s new in the new Affiliate Snapshot:

  • New, cleaner, more modern look
  • Mobile friendly
  • So that we could pack in more information and team-building features, Affiliate Snapshots are no longer a small pop-up but instead a regular, full-size webpage (though they may transition to modals in the future).
  • To make communications super-quick and easy, we’ve moved all the communication initiators (e.g. TeamMail, E-Cards, etc.) to directly below the affiliate’s photo.
  • For quick, at-a-glance rank identification, each Affiliate Snapshot now features a cool new, color-coded “rank ribbon” in the top right corner.
  • To allow for prime space for more higher priority elements, badges are now hidden by default, but you can open and display all of a person’s badges with a quick click (and hide again with another click).
  • Added a “Recommended” tab which displays SFI products and services you recommend (per your Leadership Page recommendations).

Icons of people with speech bubbles..Head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers now.  Let us know what you like and don’t like about the new Affiliate Snapshots.


New easy image uploads at the Forum

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  We agree!  And now at the SFI Forum you have a new tool to make adding images to your posts super quick and easy!

Here’s how it works:

In the standard post creation window (what you see when you click to create a new post), we’ve added a new “upload” tool.

Click the “upload” icon and you can upload any image you have on your computer…and drop that image into your post, wherever it needs to be.

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We hope everyone will use this new tool to make the Forum an even greater resource for learning, brainstorming, and celebration of all things SFI!

TIP: Make your images even more helpful by marking them up (as shown in the above image), highlighting specific elements or sections, etc. before uploading.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Uploading any known copyrighted image is strictly prohibited.
  2. Individual images are limited to 4 MB in size and must be at least 50×50 pixels dimensionally.

 

Forum Discussion


DISCUSS IT!  Log in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers.


New Affiliate Reminders tool

We’ve just added a cool little feature!  You can now set reminders for follow-ups for anyone in your team.

Examples: Set a reminder to…

  • confirm an affiliate has completed a task or action
  • send an e-card
  • remind an affiliate of a deadline
  • recognize their birthday or SFI anniversary
  • provide the next step in your training or personal consultation
  • etc.

To set a reminder, click the new “reminder bell” icon now located on your Genealogy, My Movers tab, or from any Affiliate Snapshot.  screenshot_1067

Upon clicking this icon, a new page will appear where you can set the date and time you want to be reminded, and a box to enter whatever message you want to create for yourself (e.g., “Send Joe an e-card congratulating him for advancing to EA”).  Note: YOU are the ONLY person who will see what you type here; your affiliate does NOT see this.  This page will also list all reminders you’ve created for this affiliate.

Each reminder you set will then appear on your Alerts tab at the time and date you set.  They will automatically appear for a maximum of one week.  Alternately, you can dismiss them from your Alerts tab manually, at your convenience, by clicking the “X” located on the right side of each reminder.

Forum Discussion


DISCUSS IT!  Log in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers.


Introducing…Product Collections!

We’ve just added a powerful new sales tool at TripleClicks.  We call it COLLECTIONS.

With this new tool, affiliates can create unlimited, unique themed collections of products to promote.  Here’s how to get started:

  1. Open the details page of any product at TripleClicks.
  2. Click on the SFI Toolbox button.
  3. Click on “Add to collection” link.
  4. When you create a new collection, you’ll be asked to choose a name for it.  Note: Your customers will see this name, so make it a good one and make sure you check your spelling, grammar, etc.  You can also add, if you want, a description of your collection–this will also be seen by your customers.  Here are some examples of good collection names:
    • Mother’s Day Gifts
    • Fresh ideas for Spring
    • Get Healthy in 2016!
    • My Favorite Books
    • For Motorcycle Lovers
    • Cool Cell Phone Accessories
    • Ladies Hats
    • Great Gardening Tools
  5. The item you chose to start the new collection is automatically added.  Now, add more products to your collection by clicking the blue “Pick Items” button. This will take you to a handy screen where you can search and choose other products you want to add to this collection. Tip: Use the special search box and enter appropriate keywords and a department name to narrow your search to produce the best suggestions.  Check the “Add To Collection” checkbox for any item you wish to add.
  6. Click the “DONE” button at the bottom of the screen when you’re done adding products.
  7. You’re now viewing your new collection page.  It should display all the products you’ve chosen for this collection.  On this page you can reorder how you want your products displayed by using the “Shuffle” link or by clicking the small star icons.  Or click the pencil icon to edit your collection name, collection description, or to add your own personal comments to any product.  To delete an item from your collection, click the small “X” icon.  Tip: To see how your collection will look to customers, click the “View As Buyer” link in the top right corner.  Click it again to return to the affiliate view.
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A sample collection

You can create as many collections as you like…for whatever you want to promote…or for whatever audience (or even person) you want to target!  The possibilities are endless.

Note: Once you’ve created a collection, it’s super easy to add to it any time you want.  Just repeat the above steps #1 through #3, and then choose your desired collection from the collections menu to add a product to it.

When you have your collection completed with all the products you want in it, just grab the the affiliate link (the special, shortened URL displayed at the top of the collection page under the Share icon) and start sharing/promoting!

You can use the affiliate link in emails, on social media, in blogs, etc.  And when your prospects click on your link, they’ll see your Collections name and all the products you’ve chosen–ready for purchase.  And, of course, the affiliate link is associated with your SFI ID number so that you’ll earn the big 45% CV Direct Commissions on all sales you generate.

Collections is also for ECAs!

The new Collections tool is also a powerful new resource for ECAs.  As an ECA, you can now create groups of products to promote like, “Stylish Home Decor” or “Fall Fashion Collection” or “New for 2016.”

Once a collection is created, it’s automatically displayed in a new section on your ECA TConnect page, and customers viewing your collection can easily add items to their cart to buy!

Forum Discussion


DISCUSS IT!  Log in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers.


CSA Reassignment tool now available to BTLs!

screenshot_908Effective immediately, ALL Team Leaders–including Bronze Team Leaders–have the ability to reassign their CSAs throughout their downline!

By strategically reassigning CSAs, all TLs can now provide the incentive for downline affiliates to both become EAs and maintain the minimum rank of EA every month!

If you’ve been anxious for ways to re-qualify for your Team Leader rank under the new 2016 TL requirements, this tool may be what you’ve been looking for!

One of the best features of the CSA Reassignment program is that if you reassign CSAs to someone, and they do not maintain their EA rank (or, in the case of someone who has not yet reached the rank of EA, if they do not achieve the rank of EA), they roll back up to YOU! So, either your reassigned CSAs create EAs for you…or you get the CSAs returned back to you (and you resume your role as their Co-Sponsor with all the Co-Sponsor benefits you had before).

And for the person to whom you reassigned the CSAs–provided they maintain their EA status–it’s a WIN too, because you’re helping them build their team…and potentially their commissions, also.

For more information about the CSA Reassignment tool, see this Knowledge Base article.


Major new team-building tool now available!

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We are very excited today to announce a powerful new team-building tool for Team Leaders.  Effective immediately, Silver Team Leaders and up have the ability to reassign their CSAs throughout their downline!

Why is this a tool to be excited about?  Because by strategically reassigning CSAs, you can now provide the incentive for many members of your group to both become EAs and maintain the minimum rank of EA every month!

Especially for those of you anxious for ways to re-qualify at your current TL rank after the new TL requirements go into effect in January, this may very well be THE tool you’ve been looking for!

One of the best features of the new CSA Reassignment program is that if you reassign CSAs to someone, and they do not maintain their EA rank (or, in the case of someone who has not yet reached the rank of EA, if they do not achieve the rank of EA), they roll back up to YOU!

That’s right…it’s a great big WIN/WIN!  Either your reassigned CSAs create EAs for you…or you get the CSAs returned back to you (and you resume your role as their Co-Sponsor with all the Co-Sponsor benefits you had before).

And for the person who you reassigned the CSAs to–provided they maintain their EA status of course–it’s a WIN too, because you’ve markedly helped them build their team and potentially their commissions, also.

There is MUCH, MUCH more to this new tool, but rather than include in this post all the how-to information, restrictions, strategies, FAQs, etc., please see the following new Knowledge Base article:

https://www.sfimg.com/Support/Solution?catid=26444&id=215051

Team Leaders are also invited to come join a special discussion about this new tool in a Team Leader-only sub-forum at the SFI Forum here:

https://www.sfimg.com/forum/thread?post_id=387923#post-387923

P.S. For those who are not yet an STL, you’ll of course have full access to this new tool, too, as soon as you achieve the rank of STL.


New status and tool features at Pricebenders

We’ve just added some additional features to our  new index to make it even more valuable and easy to use:

  • Reminder status
  • Your PTP (Pick-The-Price) prediction
  • Bid Assist status
  • Bid Rescue status
  • A quick access button for setting up and managing our most popular bidding tools
  • Bid indicator (identify which auctions in the index you’ve bid on with just a glance)

The following diagram explains more about how these new features are provided.

TIP: Be sure to familiarize yourself with EACH element (not just today’s new features)

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  1. Don’t forget that you can build your SFI business just by bidding at Pricebenders!  For every 10 bids you make at Pricebenders, you earn a spin of the Bid & Build prize wheel.  Every spin is guaranteed to win you a full PSA (Personally Sponsored Affiliate) or a partial PSA (minimum 10%).  All PSAs are brand new, freshly-generated sign-ups.  There’s no limit on how many spins and PSAs you can earn each day…all bids carry over from day to day…and it’s a completely free bonus!  All you have to do is start bidding to earn fresh, income-building PSAs!  And, of course, bids also earn you valuable MRP and Action VersaPoints!  Learn more about our fabulous Bid & Build program HERE.
  2. Last week, when we unveiled our awesome new and expanded Pricebenders index, many affiliates thought we eliminated the detailed product info, Bid Log, Bid & Build, etc.  We definitely did NOT!  To get to the auction details page for any item, simply click on the item’s name or picture at the index.

DISCUSS IT!  Log in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers.