Flyer Creator FAQ & Help

 1. Select Header: What is a header image ?
 2. Flyer Type: What flyer types are there ?
 3. Choose Product Type: What is a product type ?
 4. Choose Products: What products can I choose ?
 5. Price: What price do I insert ?
 6. Choose Currency : Why would I select a currency ?
 7. Add To Flyer: How do I add products to the flyer ?
 8. Email Subject Line: Why do I need a subject line ?
 9. Customize Your Text: What is customized text ?
10. Your Email: Why do you need my email address ?
11. Opt Out Email: What is an 'opt-out' email address ?
12. Recipient(s) Email: Who can I send my flyer to ?
13. Why would I choose preselected colors ?
14. What is my custom background color ?
15. What is my custom title color ?
16. What is my custom description color ?
17. What is my custom border color ?
18. What layouts are available ?
19. Can I use my logo with myFlyer Creator ?
20. Can I upload a delimited file with emails to use ?
21. What delimiters can I use in my email file ?


 


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Select Header: What is a header image ?

A header image is a pre-designed graphic that appears at the top of flyer. You can opt to show a header image and your logo or you can just display your logo. Logos appear above a header image.

 

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Flyer Type: What flyer types are there ?

There are 2 types of flyers: Pre-designed and Custom.

Pre-designed flyers feature our current specials or new products. These are designed to let you quickly create a flyer and send it out to your clients. Although you cannot change the products on the flyers, you can customize these with text, header images and your logo.

Custom flyers allow you to search our product database and add specific products to a flyer. You can define the header graphic, display your logo, define your product price and the currency you wish to display. Editing the flyer is easy. You can delete products, re-arrange the order in which they appear or change the price.

 

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Choose Product Type: What is a product type ?

There are 2 product types. If you choose a Pre-designed flyer, the drop down box will be populated with all the Pre-designed flyers that are available. If you choose to create a Custom flyer, the drop down box will be populated with our different product lines. Select a product line and then browse our product catalogs. When you find the products you want, add them to the flyer by defining a price for each.

 

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Choose Product: What products can I choose ?

There are hundreds of products in the flyer creator that you can use to customize your flyers. All of our product lines are represented and you can mix and match from the different product lines. Note: the maximum amount of products for any given flyer is 10.

 

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Price: What price do I insert ?

This is the price that you want to quote your customers on a per unit basis.

 

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Choose Currency: Why would I select a currency ?

The myFlyer system allows you to define the currency label (USD, CAN, etc.) so that distributors in multiple countries can send flyers to their customers. Price is not converted to the local currency.

 

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Add To Flyer: How do I add products to the flyer ?

Choose a product type from the drop down. If you choose to create a Custom Flyer, you must search for a product and define the price for the product. At this point, you can either add more products or finish creating the flyer. Again, once you put multiple products on a flyer, you can rearrange their order, edit pricing or the header graphic.

 

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Email Subject Line: Why do I need a subject line ?

Your email subject line is the text that will display as the subject in your customers email program.

 

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Customize Your Text: What is customized text ?

Customized text is an optional field that you can use to give your flyer a personalized message. This field will be displayed directly below your head graphic in the flyer. If you do not choose to use this feature nothing will be placed in your flyer.

 

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Your Email: Why do you need my email address ?

Your flyer will be sent out using your email address so that your customers will not mistake it as spam. This also gives them the opportunity to simple hit the reply button to contact you about the items in your flyer.

 

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Opt Out Email: What is an 'opt-out' email address ?

An ‘opt-out’ email address is an email address users enter when they want to be taken off an email mailing list. We require that you provide an ‘opt-out’ email address to give your customers or potential customers. If a user makes this type of request, it is your responsibility to ensure they don’t receive flyers from you in the future.

 

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Recipient(s) Email: Who can I send my flyer to ?

In theory you can send a flyer to anyone with an email address. We do however ask that you only send flyers to customers or potential customers who want to be contacted via email. If you do not honor a users request to discontinue the sending of flyers via email, they could report your email address to various lists that report abusive spammers. To read more about this subject, visit http://spamcon.org/directories/best-practices.shtml or perform a search in your browser for spam laws.

Limits: You may only send your flyer to 25 email addresses. If you exceed this limitation, an error message will be displayed. If you need to send to more than 25 recipients we recommend you send the flyer to yourself then forward it to your list. The system performs basic error checking to make sure you inserted valid email addresses.

 

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Why would I choose preselected colors ?

You can choose a preselected color style to change the default color of the flyer. Choose from color templates that complement each other or define individual colors for your flyer.

 

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What is my custom background color ?

Your custom background color is the color that will display as the background of your entire flyer.

 

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What is my custom title color ?

Your custom title color is the background color that will display in the area where the name of your product displays. Note: This is an advanced feature and applies to Custom flyers. Not all layout templates have this feature.

 

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What is my custom description color ?

Your custom description color is the background color that will display in the product description area. Note: This is an advanced feature and applies to Custom flyers. Not all layout templates have this feature.

 

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What is my custom border color ?

Your custom border color is the color of the border that defines different data sets on the flyer such as product data, custom text data, etc. Note: This is an advanced feature and applies to Custom flyers. Not all layout templates have this feature.

 

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What layouts are available ?

The myFlyer Creator will always default to the default layout but you can choose other templates by clicking on Advanced Options. To view the layouts, click on the up and down arrows located to the left of the layout preview image. Click on the X button to return to the default layout.

 

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Can I use my logo with myFlyer Creator ?

Currently we do not store logos for you on our servers. You must upload your correctly sized logo to your own server. Copy the URL of the logo. You can paste the URL in the logo area when creating a flyer. This image appears above the header graphic when the flyer is sent to your customer. However, the logo will be displayed above the Advanced Options Menu when you are building your flyer. If you use this feature, it is a very good idea to send yourself a test email to see if the logo displays properly and is correctly sized for the flyer.

Troubleshooting Tips:

1. If you do not see your image displayed above the “Advanced Options” menu then it will more than likely be displayed when you send your flyer. Send yourself a test message before sending the flyer out to customers.

2. If you use this feature, it is a very good idea to send yourself a test email to see if the logo displays properly and is correctly sized for the flyer.

3. We do not check for valid images but we do check for valid URL strings and image extensions. If your image does not display, it is likely the string value is not formatted correctly or your image is not using web extensions such as .jpg, .png or .gif.

4. Logo size: If you create a really large version of your logo, it is possible that it will break the layout of the flyer. As a general rule, Logos sizes should not exceed 610x150.

 

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Can I upload a delimited file with emails to use ?

We allow you to upload your own delimited files as opposed to manually typing in your contact list. You can provide delimited files using a limited number of delimiters (See Next Question). Note: You may send a flyer to a maximum of 50 email addresses. An error message will display if you exceed the maximum number.

 

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What delimiters can I use in my email file ?

We allow you to use the following delimiters for your delimited email files.
 
,  Comma
:  Colon
;  Semi-Colon
~ Tilde
|  Pipe
  Tabs