To create a live party just head on over to the Parties page and click the new “Create Live Party” button.
Next, fill out the form by naming the party and adding a cover photo and clicking “Continue”. Note you can use Live Parties the same way that you use normal parties by keeping them private for only people that you invite.
Once you click the blue continue button, the party will show up in your list of parties so you can add inventory and manage approvals. You’ll also want to click the copy button and send a link to the party to all your friends by either posting to Facebook or sending out an email.
The next step is to add any existing inventory you'd like to be available in the live sale and/or after the broadcast (even if you didn't show it!). Go ahead and mosey on over to your Manage Inventory page and select the inventory you want available, scroll to the bottom of the page and add it to the party. If you need a refresher on adding inventory, the article can be found here.
If you're only planning to show new inventory, you can just go live and add the items once you’re streaming with Quick Add!
Click the Red Go Live! button to start your broadcast.
Once you’re live, your customers will only see the item currently being presented as well as all previously presented items.
If you do nothing else, go take a look at the “Quick Add” feature. You can use this feature to add items to your inventory by taking a snapshot of your video stream. This allows you to sell off new inventory fresh out of the box from the factory! When the stream is done you can convert your party to a regular POP Party so that your customers can continue to shop after the stream is done.
Here’s a quick over view of the buttons (if they aren’t already obvious):
“Go Live!” – Clicking live begins broadcasting your live stream to the party page so all the customers that you invited to the party page can begin watching.
“Mute” – Mutes and unmutes your microphone
“Quick Add” – This little button just made your life awesome. Give it a click and you’ll take a snapshot of whatever your holding in front of the camera so you can “add it to your inventory and to your stream quickly”.
“Next” – Click on this button to present the next item to your customers. Once it is presented they will be able to click to claim, and their order will go right to your Sales page so you can Invoice right away.
“Manage Party” – This button has two options, you can add items right from your existing inventory or you can convert the Live Party to an “After Party”. An After Party turns your live party into a regular ShopTheRoe party so that anyone who clicks on the Live Link later can still shop with you after you’re no longer live.
Oh and Party Chat will automatically post a party chat message whenever someone enters the party or whenever someone claims an item, so it’s super easy for you to follow who’s there and what’s happening!
Live Parties are available for everybody! Check out our pricing page to see details on how long you can live stream based on your current ShopTheRoe subscription plan.