issuu’s Helping Your Small Business Get Ready for the Holiday Shopping Season

By Issuu OpsNovember 9, 2016Last updated on February 2, 2018Editorial

With the launch of the #newissuu we’re making issuu work harder than ever for all publishers. And with the holidays right around the corner, these changes are just what small businesses need to take their holiday marketing to the next level. For bloggers, retail companies and online sellers, it’s the perfect time to create a holiday catalog, lookbook or shopping guide, so you’ll be ready when consumers start their holiday shopping.

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Every small business can publish beautiful digital catalogs and lookbooks.

Catalogs and lookbooks aren’t just for big retailers and experienced designers with fancy software. They’re for everyone — from the knitter with an online store to the brick and mortar flower shop just down the street. Your passion is your business, which takes the majority of your time and resources. That’s why we’ve created a guide that makes it easy for anyone to promote their business with a lookbook or catalog.

Get the most out of the #newissuu.

This guide also helps you maximize the value of the new issuu reading experience — our redesigned, faster, mobile-ready reading experience — so it’s even easier for readers to discover, enjoy and share your content.

We have the templates to help get you started.

Our team has created templates to make catalog creation a simple drag-and-drop process. For those who have Adobe InDesign software, you can get the template here. We also have a Google Slides version of the template, for those who want to make things as simple as possible. Using these templates, simply add your own images and copy to create a holiday lookbook or catalog to share with the world on issuu.

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Give us your feedback to help improve the experience.

This is our first time sharing templates to make your digital publishing efforts as easy as possible. Try it out and let us know how everything goes. Want a different type of template? Use a different software? Need more help tweaking the templates? Just let us know how we can improve the process. Tweet us @issuu or email us here. And be sure to share your finished product so we can hopefully feature it in an upcoming blog post.

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