How To Create Your Store Page, Shopper Page or Community Page on Main and Me

Putting your business, town or favorite products on Main and Me is as easy as uploading photos to Facebook.

IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS OWNER:

To create a store page for your local business:

  1. Use your smartphone or digital camera to snap a beautiful photo of a product or service you sell
  2. Upload photo to your computer
  3. Go to www.mainandme.com website
  4. Log in at upper right
    • Log in through Facebook to use your Facebook name
    • Log in through Twitter to use your Twitter account name
  5. Click on the “Add” button in the top navigation bar
  6. Select the photo from your computer (just like you do on Facebook)
  7. Add the photo’s name, price range, description and category (or not, and come back later to edit the photo)
  8. Select your store as the source of the item: Begin typing the store name.
  9. If the store is already on Main and Me, select it from the auto-completed drop-down menu and click “Save”
  10. If the store is new to the network, add the address and click “Save”
  11. Click “Save” at the bottom right of the “Add Photo” dialog box

To access or share your new Store page:

  1. Enter your store name in search, or click on the blue store name at bottom of your photos to go to your Store page
  2. Bookmark your Store page for easy access
  3. Use the social sharing feature to share a link to your page via email, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, etc.
  4. Copy and paste your Store’s URL into email newsletters you share with your list

ALL SET? Click here to return to main site, log in and get started.

IF YOU ARE A SHOPPER: (Don’t forget the iPhone app here)

To add a product photo to one of your wish lists or gift registries (or just to help support a favorite business):

  1. Use your smartphone or digital camera to snap a photo of a product from a local business
  2. Upload photo to your computer
  3. Go to www.mainandme.com website
  4. Log in at upper right
    • Log in through Facebook to use your Facebook name
    • Log in through Twitter to use your Twitter account name
  5. Click on the “Add” button in the top navigation bar
  6. Select the photo from your computer (just like you do on Facebook)
  7. Add the photo’s name, price range, description and category (or not, and come back later to edit the photo)
  8. Select the store where you found the item: Begin typing the store name.
  9. If the store is already on Main and Me, select it from the auto-completed drop-down menu and click “Save”
  10. If the store is new to the network, add the address and click “Save”
  11. Click “Save” at the bottom right of the “Add Photo” dialog box

To access or share your new User page:

  1. Click on your icon at upper right (whenever you are logged in) to access your User page , or
  2. Click on your name name at bottom of any of your photos to access your User page
  3. Bookmark your User page for easy access, or find it by entering your name in search box
  4. Use the social sharing feature to share a link to your page via email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

ALL SET? Click here to return to main site, log in and get started.

IF YOU ARE A DOWNTOWN DIRECTOR, (or civic-minded shop local evangelist just proactively putting your town online)

To start a Community Page for your city, town or neighborhood that displays all the businesses from your area, just add a product photo to the network as follows:

  1. Use your smartphone or digital camera to snap a photo of a product at a local business
  2. Upload photo to your computer
  3. Go to www.mainandme.com website
  4. Log in at upper right
    • Log in through Facebook to use your Facebook name
    • Log in through Twitter to use your Twitter account name
  5. Click on the “Add” button in the top navigation bar
  6. Select the photo from your computer (just like you do on Facebook)
  7. Add the photo’s name, price range, description and category (or not, and come back later to edit the photo)
  8. Select the store where you found the item: Begin typing the store name.
  9. If the store is already on Main and Me, select it from the auto-completed drop-down menu and click “Save”
  10. If the store is new to the network, add the address and click “Save”
  11. Click “Save” at the bottom right of the “Add Photo” dialog box

To access your new Community page:

  1. Back on the home page, click on the blue store name at bottom of any of your photos to go to their Store page
  2. Once on Store page, click on the blue city name in the address of the store to go to your new Community page
  3. Bookmark your Community page for access, or find it by entering city and state as indicated in search box
  4. Use the social sharing feature to share a link to your Community page via email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
  5. Copy and paste your Community page’s URL into email newsletters you share with your list

ALL SET? Click here to return to main site, log in and get started.
(or click here to get the  iPhone app)

GOT IT? Sorry for the long-winded details, but it really is as easy as uploading a photo to Facebook. Just follow the prompts, and send us Feedback from the tab at the side of the site if you need more help.

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