So you’ve made a product that you want to sell on TPT, that’s great! But now I want to guide you through the process of uploading TPT products, so that you can showcase your wonderful work to buyers and get them to purchase!
This post will show you the basics of how to actually upload a product. Even if you know how to upload a product, I would still suggest you keep reading because I’ll be sharing some important tips that even seasoned sellers don’t always know! I’ll highlight them in green.
Note: I am using an example TPT account I created for some of these screenshots.
1.) Head to your dashboard and click on the green button that says ‘Add New Product’. The dashboard can be found on the drop down menu (hover over the arrow between your name and the cart).
Helpful tip for uploading tpt products:
Once you’ve started making products, you don’t have to upload from scratch like this! You can ‘Create a Similar Listing‘ which saves time. Everything will already be entered and you can just change descriptions etc. which is perfect for when you’re making a product line. Go to ‘My Product Listings’ which is found on the drop down menu near dashboard. Click ‘Quick Edit’ on your product and select ‘Create a Similar Listing’. It has saved me HOURS of time!
2.) Select your product type, which I assume will be ‘Digital Download’. When you have uploaded similar products, you can start bundling products. Bundles are a great way to make money!
3.) Name your product wisely. Don’t pick some cutesy clever name. Tell buyers exactly what your product is. Don’t make it too long and whatever you do, don’t use too much punctuation in your title! It can hinder you in the TPT search.
4.) Write a comprehensive description. The first 3 lines need to be filled with keywords for the algorithm. Try to make it friendly and ‘sell’ the activity. Always breakdown what exactly is included in the product. You can do things like – add bullet points, underline things, and add links in your description.
Use the rest of your description how you choose. You could elaborate on what’s in the product, tell teachers WHY they need it so badly, and tell them how they can use it in their classroom. Don’t write too much or buyers will lose interest and break up your writing into paragraphs to make it easier to read. Bullet points are GREAT!
Finally, use the end of your description to up-sell other products, share social media links, and ask for followers/feedback.
5.) Upload your product. You MUST include a cover, thumbnails, and a preview. Unless it’s a free product, in which case you don’t upload a preview.
it has been shown that buyers will not purchase without seeing your product clearly in thumbnails and previews!
6.) Choose your grade levels that match your product. DO NOT tag too many grades. TPT will dock you in search. Choose 3-4 grades that actually match your product otherwise buyers will be disappointed. Besides, a product is rarely suitable for more than 4 grades. If your product is classroom decor for example, select ‘Not Grade Specific’.
7.) Select 3 subject areas and 3 resource types that actually match your product. Once you’ve created custom categories, you can select those. Custom categories are a way to organise your store. You can create a Math or Literacy one, for example.
Select standards that actually match your resource.
8.) You don’t want disappointed buyers. When buyers review your product, they can select whether it matches the standard you tagged. So be mindful.
9. ) Choose a teaching duration, numbers or pages, and answer key option. Be honest in all of these areas. Again, it’s not good to have upset buyers all because you say a product is suited for 1 month, has 12 pages, and has an answer key. Especially if it doesn’t have those things. Next, select the copyright box. Be mindful of trademark violations. Steer clear of Pete the Cat, Dr Seuss, Eric Carle, and Bitmoji to name a few.
10. ) Create the product and then CHECK your listing. Download your product to make sure you’ve uploaded the correct file and that it works. Re-read your description for typos and check that you’ve selected criteria correctly. I uploaded an empty folder once. I was lucky that the buyer was understanding but I’ve heard of angry buyers leaving 1 star reviews.
So that is my guide for uploading TPT products! I hope you found some helpful tips.
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