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Goods and Services Tax (GST) – The Biggest Tax Reform post Independence is finally rolled out.
So what is GST? What changes does it bring? What are its implications on your Campaigns?
Are these questions going up in your mind?

Well here are all things you need to know and understand about GST.

What is GST?

Goods and Services Tax or simply GST is an Indirect tax applicable throughout India which replaced multiple taxes levied by the Central and State governments.

GST has now replaced the VAT/CST which was being charged to your buyers earlier.

How GST can Impact Campaigners on My Dream Store?

Previously VAT/CST of 5% was levied on all our products like Unisex Tees, Unisex Hoodies, Full Sleeve, Polos, Mobile Cases, Tank Tops, Tote Bags, Posters, Coffee Mugs etc.

Now under the GST, Each product categories will attract different tax rates unlike the flat tax system of VAT/CST. Below is the list of revised tax rates applicable as per GST.

Products Tax %
Apparel less than Rs.1000 (Markup price ~ Rs. 951) 5%
Apparel more than Rs.1000 (Markup price ~ Rs. 952) 12%
Coffee Mugs 18%
Posters 12%
Laptop Skins 12%
Tote Bags 5%
Mobile Cases 28%

When will the New Taxation Changes be applicable in My Dream Store?
From 27th July, 2017, All your New and Relaunched Campaigns will follow new tax rates as per the GST regime.

What will happen to my Old Campaigns?
Don’t worry! During Relaunch of your Old Campaigns, Selling Price will be automatically adjusted by the system as per the new taxation rates.

What will happen to New Campaigns?
For New Campaigns, While entering Markup price on Design Studio, System will automatically calculate its Selling Price based on GST rates.

 


I have query related to GST changes. Whom should I reach out?
You can reach to – sellersupport@mydreamstore.in. We will be delighted to answer your query and help you out as well.

 

Hello Campaigners,

Hope you are aware that we had a Major update on COD’s Terms & Conditions from June 2nd, 2017.

If you aren’t aware about our Major update on COD’s Terms & Conditions, we kindly request you to go through the following links,

MDS Version 2.0 – http://blog.mydreamstore.in/archives/1792

FAQ (MDS 2.0)   – http://blog.mydreamstore.in/archives/1786

Recently, Campaigners have been approaching our internal team to sign new COD Service Level agreements in order to convert their accounts from Prepaid –> Prepaid + COD.

At My Dream Store, we always try to identify any problem and automate the manual process by using Technology. As a Part of it, we have identified the problem and developed Service Level Agreement (SLA) Feature which solves end users pain point.

By using this feature, User can convert their accounts from Prepaid –> Prepaid + COD instantly.

This article will explain you about the Procedural flow of SLA Feature.

How to Convert my account from Prepaid –> Prepaid + COD ?

Step 1 – Login to My Dream Store.

Step 2 – Click on ‘My Account’ –> ‘Profile Settings’ (Please refer the image below)


Step 3 – Click on ‘Campaign Settings’ panel and ‘Enable Prepaid and COD for all Campaigns’ check-box. (Please refer the image below)


Step 4 – A Service Level Agreement (SLA) will appear in the inline Pop up. Please go through the Service Level Agreement completely.

Once you are comfortable with Terms & Conditions of the agreement, Please click on ‘I agree to all Terms & Conditions’ check box and click on ‘Agree’ button. (Please refer the image below)

Step 5 – Now, Our System will analyse your Previous returns percentage for all your campaigns.

If the Returns percentage is less than or equal to 30, The System will automatically enable Prepaid + COD for all your Campaigns. (Please refer the image below)


Step 6 – In case, If your Returns percentage is greater than 30, The System will not allow your Campaigns to toggle into Prepaid + COD mode. In this case, You can reach – swati@mydreamstore.in for further Steps.

So What are you waiting for? Go and Explore the Feature and Start Selling more!

Please feel free to reach – sellersupport@mydreamstore.in for further queries.

May the Force be with you,

Cheers,

Team My Dream Store

“It takes months to find a customer and only seconds to lose one” and trust me, we are in no mood to lose any, especially the beloved International campaigners like you!

Yes!! International campaigners can now sell hassle free!

This is one of the most frequently asked questions that we face which now stands answered.

The International campaigners can sell as hassle free as the domestic Indian campaigners.

In addition to that, our dedicated campaigner support team will provide you with special trends and insights on the Indian market from time to time which will help you adapt to the Indian market seamlessly.

Why sell in India?

India is the world’s biggest emerging e-tail market just waiting for you to capture a slice of it!

With the rapid growth in the number of internet users, smartphone users, India is now sitting on top of a Golden e-commerce Future. Global corporations, brands, retail giants consider India to be a major investment destination.

Similarly, For the t-shirt sellers, campaigners, designers, internet marketers, India is a market of great potential with millions of online population, varied cultures awaiting your designs.

Read our exclusive Indian market study here.

Get started:

As a beginner in this market, getting started can he hard, but not with us. We have taken up your headache of niche research and done that for you.

View popular selling niches

We now have a dedicated support just for you International campaigners regarding any query and clarifications. Write to us at – globalsupport@mydreamstore.in

How an International Campaigner can receive Payouts via My Dream Store?

This Snippet will guide you on our New International Payments system. Please kindly follow the procedures mentioned below to obtain Payments via Dollars (USD) in Paypal or Payoneer.

1) Log in to your My Dream Store account.

2) Click on ‘My Account’ –> ‘Profile Settings’.


3) You are in ‘Profile Settings’ page now. Click on ‘Payout Settings tab’ and Select ‘International Sellers’ tab.


4) Under ‘International Sellers’ tab, Select the required ‘Mode of Payment’ from the list of available options such as Paypal or Payoneer.

5) On Clicking Paypal/Payoneer, Enter your Paypal/Payoneer account E-mail id. From the list of available countries, Select your required Country and enter your Mobile Number.


6) To verify your Identity, An OTP will be sent to your Mobile Number. If you haven’t received your OTP, Click on ‘Resend OTP’ to receive OTP again. Once the 4-digit OTP is entered, Click on ‘Save’ button to save the details.

7) Now your details are saved as shown below.
Note – Once the details are saved, It is not possible to edit the details again.
You can reach – globalsupport@mydreamstore.in for further queries on Edits.

8) You can get all your Payouts Reports from ‘Payment Challan’ section.

This can be accessed here – http://www.mydreamstore.in/user/account/payouts_data or you can toggle to Campaigner Dashboard and access it as well.

Note :
1) Once the Products are delivered to your customers, International Payments will be transferred in 5-7 working days.

2) Indian Sellers cannot receive Payouts via International Payments System.

FAQ’s on International System:

1) PayPal isn’t accepted in my country is there any other way in which I can receive my payout?

Ans – You can receive payouts via Payoneer as well.

2) What will be the transaction fees for each payout that I receive through PayPal?

Ans – You may refer to this link regarding transaction fees – https://www.paypal.com/in/webapps/mpp/paypal-seller-fees

3) How do I create a PayPal account?

Ans – The process of creating a PayPal account is different in different countries. But to know the basics of creating a PayPal account refer this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHMD_my5pjQ&t=54s

You may also browse through this article for help – http://www.wikihow.com/Set-Up-a-PayPal-Account

4) What all do I need to create a PayPal account?

Ans – To open a Personal account, you just need to provide your first and last name, address, phone number, and email address.

  • For your protection, you’ll create a password for your new account and select 2 security questions.
  • After you sign up for an account, you can start receiving money right away.

5) Within how many days can I receive a payment via PayPal/Payoneer after My Dream Store processes it?

Ans – Once we process the Payments, You will be receiving Payments in 3-5 Days.

6) What is the frequency at which the payouts will be done by My Dream Store via PayPal/Payoneer?

Ans – We will be transferring payouts once in a week.

7) Apart from PayPal and Payoneer, Can I use any other payment gateway for receiving a payout?

Ans – As of now, only these options are available. We shall integrate more options in future.

8) I have more queries. Whom should I approach?

Ans – Please write your queries to – globalsupport@mydreamstore.in.
We will address them in next 24-48 working hours.

So, What you are waiting for? Log in to My Dream Store and Start selling now.

You can also visit our MDS-University to know more details on Campaigning, Promotions, Monitoring etc.

Join our Campaigner Community to know many latest updates,

May the Force be with you,

Stay Tuned for more updates!

Discounts are a great way to draw people to your product page. Now you can also create discount coupons for your campaigns and improve your sales.

Here is a quick guide on how to create and track discount coupons from your Mydreamstore dashboard.

How to Create & View Discounts?

Step 1:
Login to your My Dream Store account.

Step 2: Click on ‘My Account’‘Discount Dashboard’.

Step 3: Click ‘Create Discount’ button. Select the Campaign for which you want to create the discount code.

Step 4: Enter the name of the discount code (For Example: GET50) in the ‘Discount coupon’ section. Enter the Value of Discount (For Example here Rs 50 is the discount amount) in ‘Discount Value’ section and select the Validity of the Discount in ‘Valid Till’ section. Click on ‘Create Discount’ button.

Note: You can create only one discount coupon per campaign.

Step 5: In the ‘View Discounts’ section you can view the current discount codes created as shown in the image below.


Click the ‘Modify’ button to extend or reduce the duration of the code or even ‘Enable’ or ‘Disable’ the coupon code by clicking the corresponding button.

Step 6: Under ‘Discounts History’ section, you can get information on Quantity of Products for which Discount is applied by buyers, Discount Value and Product Types for individual Campaigns.

Select the required Campaign from Drop down list box to get the required information.


So what you are waiting for? Go and Explore the Feature and start giving discounts to your buyers and make more conversions than usual. Login to your Mydreamstore account and start experimenting the discounts feature.

What is Campaign Analytics?

Campaign analytics helps you understand the funnel data and demographics data for your campaigns. From the campaign analytics, One can get insights on Total views, Add to Carts, Products sold. It also gives information regarding referral sources, locations and Creating referral links.

This enables you to identify the best channels, sources that are driving sales and help you in optimizing your ad campaigns.

How to access Campaign Analytics?

Step 1: Login to MyDreamStore’s account. Switch to Campaigner dashboard.

Step 2: Click on “Analytics icon “of the particular campaign for which the analytics is to be obtained.

Step 3: You are on the “analytics page” right now.  The analytics page will show data of total sales and view your campaign have got.

The below image shows the Number of Products Sold and Total number of Views your campaign has received. You can also select the time period of the data.


‘Track Conversions’ section breaks the data by product type and shows info regarding Add to Carts as well. Here you can also create trackable URL for your perusal. For Example, You can create different source URLs for Facebook Ads, Mailers, Twitter and track channel wise performance. Please read more about Trackable URL here – https://goo.gl/Y7W9dR

The “Referrers” section display the Source of traffic. (For Ex., Facebook or Google or Direct Traffic etc.)

The below gives your info on top cities visiting your campaign.

Hi Users,

We are working on features that give more freedom, flexibility for our campaigners to manage their online business more easily. Introducing two new feature updates for this month,

1) Payment Mode Conversion

2) Universal Level Affiliate

Payment Mode Conversion

Now campaigners have the freedom to toggle between the two Payment mode options ‘Prepaid Only’ and ‘Prepaid + Cash on Delivery’ for their campaigns.

Using this feature, say you have launched a campaign in ‘Prepaid Only’ mode you can later change to ‘Prepaid + COD’  and you have launched your campaign with ‘Prepaid + COD’ option you can switch to accept ‘Prepaid Only ‘ orders.

To change your Payment Mode, Go to your Dashboard, click on Campaign settings button.

Now, click on the Payment Mode Conversion tab. In case your campaign was previously enabled to accept only Prepaid orders,  here you will see the option to switch to take both prepaid and COD orders.

You can do this by clicking the ‘Enable Prepaid + COD’ button as shown below,


In case now you want to enable just the Prepaid orders click on the ‘Enable Prepaid Only’ button.
One Click Affiliate

One Click Affiliate helps you mark all your campaigns Affiliate Enabled with just a click. Please read more about Affiliate Feature here – https://goo.gl/ecB05e

To use this feature, login into your My Dream Store dashboard, Click on ‘My Account’ and select ‘Profile Settings’.


In the Campaign Settings menu, tick the box ‘Make all my Campaigns Affiliate Enabled’.

Will update you with much more exciting feature updates next month. Keep visiting this blog!

What is trackable URL?

Trackable URL is a feature in which a campaigner can create multiple links (Multiple URL’s) for a single campaign. Trackable URL is available in ‘Campaign Analytics’ section.

What is the use of trackable URL?

For a campaign, marketing will be done on mediums like Email, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Hike etcetera. If you want to track data like View Content, Add to Cart, Conversion(Purchase) on different mediums, you can use trackable URL feature.

How to use trackable URL?

Step 1: Login to your My Dream Store account.

Step 2: Click on ‘My Account’ and select ‘Dashboard’ option. Toggle into ‘Campaigner Dashboard’ if required. (Please refer the image below)

 Step 3: Go to the required campaign for which you want to create trackable URL. Click on ‘Analytics’ option. You will be redirected to ’Analytics’ page now. (Please refer the image below)

 Step 4: You are on the ‘Analytics’ page now. Click on ‘Create Trackable URL’ option. (Please refer the image below)

Step 5: Trackable URL window opens up. On the ‘Enter Tag’ option type in the medium on which you want to track the data. (For Example Facebook, Twitter, Email etcetera)

A trackable link will get created by affixing your desired tag name. (Please refer the images below)



You can use these trackable Links/URL individually in different mediums like Facebook, Twitter, Email to track different data points.

Step 6: As you can see in the image, Data like ‘View Content,’ ‘Add to Cart’, ‘Conversions(Purchase)’ etcetera for the different medium like Facebook, Twitter, Email are being tracked.

 So, What you are waiting for? Go and explore trackable URL feature now! 🙂

This article explains about the ‘Messaging’ feature available in My Dream Store’s platform. By using this feature, Messages can be sent to the buyers of your previous campaigns. This can be used as an additional channel to promote your new products to the previous buyers of your corresponding niche.

How to send messages to the buyers? Or How to use this feature?

Step 1: Login to your My Dream Store’s account. Switch to ‘Campaigner dashboard’.

Step 2: Click on ‘Messages’ option. (Please refer the image below)

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Step 3: Campaigners do have an extensive option to send messages to the buyers of a particular campaign (Individual Campaign Messaging) or they can group campaigns together according to their wish and they can send messages to the buyers. (Group Campaign Messaging)

Individual Campaign Messaging:

  • On the Messaging page, Click on the ‘Message’ button of the particular campaign for which you want to send messages.(Please refer the image below)

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  • Now a pop up will appear in which you can type in your message. Draft your message and click on ‘Send’ to reach out to your previous buyers.(Please refer the image below)
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Group Messaging:

  • To send message to multiple campaign buyers (groups), Click on ‘Manage Groups’ (Please refer the image below)

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  • Click on ‘Create Group’ and Select the list of campaigns according to your wish, and then click on ‘Create Group’ button. Enter the name of the group as well.(Please refer the image below)

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  • Now the group is created. Click on ‘Message’ to draft your message and hit ‘Send’ button. (Please refer the image below)

 

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Note: You can use this feature only 3-times a week.

 

 

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a referral program in which one can earn money by promoting products listed on My Dream Store.

If you own a Face-book page, Website, Blog, YouTube channel you can showcase My Dream Store’s products and earn cash commissions for every sale you make.

For Sellers, enabling Affiliate Marketing enlists your products in Affiliate Dashboard a Market place where marketers get unique URLs for each of your products.

For each sale that comes from your affiliate, a commission of 10% on Selling Price is charged from your account and paid to the affiliate. This improves the reach of your products and opens up new sales channels for you.  Campaigners will be able to see the affiliate commissions paid in their dashboard.

I am a Campaigner on My Dream Store. What is the procedure to enable affiliate marketing for my Campaigns?

To Enable Affiliate feature: (For Campaigners/Sellers)

Step 1: Login to MyDreamStore account. Switch to Campaigner Dashboard.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Campaign settings ‘(Please refer the image below)

 

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Step 3: You are now directed to ‘Campaign settings’ page. Select the ‘Affiliate’ Tab and click ‘Enable’ button to enable this feature.  This will get your product listed in My Dream Store Affiliate Dashboard (Please refer the image below)

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Note:  Affiliate feature has to be enabled manually for every new and re-launched campaigns.

I am a Marketer. I want to promote My Dream Store products and earn money. What is the procedure to obtain affiliate marketing link? What are the other features available?

To Obtain Affiliate Link: (For Affiliate- Marketers)

Step 1: Login to MyDreamStore account. Click on ‘My Account’ and select ‘Affiliate Dashboard’.

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Step 2: Scroll down and click on ‘Create Affiliate Link’ button. It will show list of products enlisted for Affiliates by the campaigners. Go to the product you wish to promote, copy the unique URL and start promoting it on your website, Facebook page, blog, YouTube channels or in any other mediums. (Please refer the Image below)

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Features:

  1. ‘Analytics’ gives you useful data like total number of views, conversions and conversion rates that are recorded for your promoted URLs, Products. (Please refer the image below)

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To use this feature,

(a) Click on ‘Manage Store Front’ and click ‘Create Store Front’.

(b) Now, enter your Store front title and URL. After that, add the products that you wish to promote by clicking on the add button (Please refer the image below)

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(c)Once done, click on ‘Finished Selecting, Create Store Front!’ button. Now your affiliate storefront is ready!

3.To know information about payouts, Click on ‘Manage payouts’ button to see the commission amount you earned and their payment status.

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What is commission paid to affiliate?

10% of campaign’s selling price will be paid to the affiliate marketers.

Links:
For more information, Please visit – https://mydreamstore.in/affiliate/home

FAQ’s:
For more information, Please visit – https://mydreamstore.in/affiliate/faqs

 

 

 

The following article consists of information about,

  • Editing Campaign Title and Description.
  • Goal Drop Feature.
  • Closing the Campaign feature.
  • Private Campaign feature.

Editing Campaign Title and Description:

Once a campaign is launched, Sellers do have an extensive option to Edit the Campaign title and description.

How to Edit Campaign Title and Description?

Step 1: Login into your MyDreamStore’s account.  Go to Campaigner dashboard and scroll down to the required campaign for which title and description has to be changed.

Step 2: Click on the “Edit Campaign” option (Please see the image below)

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Step 3: Now, a pop up window with the current campaign title and description appears. Key-in the new campaign title and description. Once done, click “Save changes” to update your campaign details. (Please see the image below)

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Goal Drop Feature:

What is Goal Drop?

Goal drop is a feature in which the goal quantity of the concerned campaign can be reduced by the campaigner.

When is Goal Drop useful?

A situation in which you set your goal high and not able to attain the minimum goal in a given span of time goal drop feature can be implemented.

Note: A Campaign has to reach the minimum goal for it to be considered successful. If the campaign doesn’t reach minimum goal, the orders of the campaign will be cancelled and the money will be refunded back to buyers (In case of prepaid orders only). Goal dropping can only be used if the goal is high. It is highly recommended to keep your goal quantity as five while launching the campaign.

Note: Goal will not be dropped less than 5.

How to Goal Drop?

Step 1: Login to MyDreamStore’s account. Switch to Campaigner dashboard.

Step 2: Click on “Campaign Settings “of the particular campaign for which the goal is to be dropped. (Please refer the image below)

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Step 3: You are in the “Campaign Settings” page now. Click on “Request Goal Drop” tab. (Please refer the image below)

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Step 4: Enter the new goal quantity and click “Send Request” to drop the goal. (Please refer the image below)

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Note: Minimum goal should be 5.

Step 5: You can note that the goal quantity of the concerned campaign is dropped to 5 from 50. (Please refer the image below)

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Closing the Campaign:

What is closing the campaign feature?

Closing the campaign feature can be used to close the particular campaign.

Note: This feature can be implemented only if your campaign doesn’t have any sales.

How to use Close the Campaign feature?

Step 1: Login to MyDreamStore’s account. Switch to Campaigner dashboard.

Step 2: Click on “Campaign settings “of the particular campaign for which is to be closed. (Please refer the image below)

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Step 3: You are on the “Campaign settings” page now. Click on “Close Campaign” tab. (Please refer the image below)

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Step 4: Enter “Close” in the text box and click on “Close My Campaign” button. (Please refer the image below).

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The Concerned campaign has been closed now.

 

Private Campaign feature:

What is Private Campaign Feature?

Private Campaigns are those campaigns that are hidden from My Dream Store’s Active campaigns page. They will also be hidden from search results and will not appear on Google, Bing or any other Search Engines.

Why Private Campaign?

Private Campaign can be accessed only by the audience who see your ads or potential buyers who have link to access it. Hence it will help you in preventing your design falling into wrong hands and avoid imitation designs.

How to make Campaign Private?

Step 1: Login to MyDreamStore’s account. Switch to Campaigner dashboard.

Step 2: Click on “Campaign settings “of the particular campaign for which is to be made Private. (Please refer the image below).

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Step 3: You are on the “Campaign settings” page now. Select “Private Campaign” tab and click on “Make Campaign Private” to make the Campaign private. (Please refer the image below).

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Note:

  • Once a campaign is made private, relaunched campaigns of the parent campaign will be private as well.

One Click Private Campaign:

We do have an extensive option to make all your campaigns private. To make all campaigns private, follow the procedures below,

Step 1: Login to MyDreamStore account. Click on “My Account” drop down list box. Click on “Profile Settings”.

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Step 2: Click on “Campaign Settings” option.

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Step 3: In “Campaign settings” page, Click on “Make all my Campaigns Private” to make all your campaigns private.

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