How To Open an Armadio Closet

Are you ready to organize your closet, make money, and perhaps make a donation? Well you’ve come to the right place!

It’s simple, join armadio and then complete three (3) easy steps to open a closet typically in less than 5 minutes. The step-by-step instructions are on the an Armadio website to guide you through the process of opening a closet. Nevertheless, it may help to show you just how easy it real is to open a closet.. Here are the steps you’ll need to take (even the obvious ones) to help get you started and make the set up process go smoothly.

First Join - Go to www.armadio.co (not .com) and once you arrive click on the big Join armadio button on the right side of the webpage. OK good.

Now, fill in the Join Now  information (the usual items) by selecting a username and password, confirm the password and then after you’ve read the terms of service, click the join button and you’re in!

Great! Now you’re a registered user and you’ve completed the first task for opening a closet. Here are the three (3) easy steps you’ll need to take to complete the process:

Step One - On the next webpage you will notice there are three choices.Choose Open a Closet by clicking on the Start your Closet button.

Step Two –  Again, we ask for typical information you’ve no doubt provided before when you have opened a specialized account. However, let’s walk through it anyway.

As you can see from the screen shot above we ask for your first and last name, address, City and State, and zip code. We also need a valid email address. Of course, it always helps to have phone numbers, but that information is optional.

Step Three – This is the last step. We now need to confirm your mailing address and have you enter a valid credit card number (i.e., Master Card, Visa, or Discover). You will not be billed for any fees this is simply part of our authentication process. Once you have entered the necessary information click on the submit button and you’re nearly done!

Final Task – Name your closet and tell the world a little about you and your closet – This is your chance to shine!

Congratulations you’ve opened an Armadio closet. Now you are ready to start selling! Click Here to Get Started

In one of our next blog posts, we’ll talk about how to add items to your closet, price them, and use the image upload system as well as how to give your armadio closet a little pizzas. - stay tuned.

 

Armadio.co Open a Closet and Win!

You’ve heard bits and pieces, now we’d like to tell you the inside story. .Armadio.co[m] is an online mall where it’s easy to sell (and buy) new and pre-owned clothes, accessories, and jewelry. And, it’s easy to donate to a charity you favor to support a worthy cause.

Here’s How You Can Help.
Armadio is designed to provide you a place to set up a closet (it’s your own storefront) and begin selling. Buyers will come, but first we (you and many others like you) must fill the mall with “inventory” and that’s where Armadio needs your help.

To make it interesting we’re having a drawing, prizes are: Two Kindle Fire tablets. Two winning closets will be randomly selected from the first 500 closets that open with five items or more. In addition, these 500 closets will be placed in a second drawing for ten (10) beautifully hand crafted pieces of jewelry

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Promoting Your Armadio Closet

One of the best ways to promote your closet and drive sales is to use the unique URL Armadio provides you. You can easily place this URL as a link on any website or blog. You can use it as a link at the end of your tweets and as part of other online communication venues such as email..

When you go to the armadio page that shows your closet, the URL at the top is your unique link. You can cut and paste this link to provide a quick way for buyers to visit your closet. In addition, you can create a customized version of this link by going to your dashboard and clicking on Edit Closet Profile.

Once you’re on the Edit Closet Info page you can use the form to create your unique URL i.e., link..

This is an effective way to “get the word out” about your closet!

Don’t have an Armadio closet yet – no problem. Recently, we published a post titled “How to Open an Armadio Closet.” We also posted an article showing you how to add items to your closet. We think you will find both of these posts useful.

Well that wraps it up for this “How-to” on using a link to sell more effectively using your armadio online closet (store). As always please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you!

 

Fill Up Your Armadio Closet in 3 Easy Steps

Recently, we published a post titled “How to Open an Armadio Closet.” Now we’d like to show you how to add items to your closet. We’ll also touch on how to price clothes and accessories, provide some tips on uploading photo images and a couple of thoughts on adding pizzas to your closet.

Let’s begin by signing into your Armadio account using the username and password you selected. Fill in the username and password in the upper right hand corner of the page, then click the Sign In button.

If you haven’t created a closet yet, then begin by joining armadio. Here is a link to the post we mentioned above:  How to Open an Armadio Closet

Now that you’re signed in go to the top menu, the one with a light tan colored bar and select Dashboard

Your seller’s Dashboard has several features, but let’s keep our focus on adding items to your closet. As you can see on the screen shot below your next “mouse trick” is to click on Add an Item.  Please go ahead and do that.

Naming your item is the first step. Give your item a name that will attract buyers and then select a category from the drop down menu – what could be easier?

On the next screen you are provided with a series of drop down menus, which you can use to describe the item (Note: Not all drop downs apply to all items). Select the categories appropriate for your item and then fill in the text boxes to add information and give your closet a little pizzas. Example: “This pretty blue dress is just the ticket for a night on the town!”

Last two tasks to complete this page: First, price the item. Pricing is not always easy. We suggest you start with the original retail price and then considering age, trendiness, and overall condition discount the retail price.to make it attractive to buyers.

Second, click on the Save & Manage Photos> button. This will advance you to the page where you can upload images (up to 5) of your item.

Uploading photos is the final step in the process.and one of the most important, because as we all know a picture is worth a thousand words. Use images to sell your item. Photograph it in good light and show it from different points a view (e.g., back and front on a hanger, and perhaps modeling it).. Photos are one of the best ways to give your armadio closet pizzas.

To upload photos use the Click to Upload Photos button and follow the instructions on the popup screen.  Photos must be correctly sized (if you used your phone camera you’re probably OK, but if you used a more sophisticated digital camera you may need to re-size large photos before uploading - Maximum size is 1000 x 1000; 

You may upload from 1 to 5 photos for each item you sell. Upload your new photos and then you can choose the order to show them. Here’s a screen shot of the upload popup to add a photo;simply click on the Browse button to search your photos and make a selection. When you have finished uploading your photos, click on the DONE button and your item insertion is complete!

Check to make sure the order is correct, that is, the photo you want to be displayed as your “Main” or primary one is marked as such and the rest of the photos are in the order you want them displayed. Once you are happy with the order simply click Save Photos and you’ll be taken back to your dashboard.

Now you’re ready to upload another item!

Promoting Your Closet
In another soon-to-be published post we’ll talk about promoting your closet, which has a unique URL that can be placed as a link on any website, blog, tweet or other online communication venue including email.

Time for Some Spookiness!

Do you have a costume from last Halloween you would like to sell? Armadio is now ready to help. We have added a category to armadio.co for costumes and we encourage you to open a closet (if you haven’t already) and add the costumes you’d like to sell to your closet.

For help opening a closet see our recent blog post “How to Open an Armadio Closet.” It will take you through the quick and easy three (3) steps you need to complete.

In addition to adding the costume category you can select three types of costumes: Baby, Kids, and Adults. Then you can select the style:

  • Scary
  • Monster
  • Superhero
  • Humorous/Clown
  • Princess/Ballerina
  • Western
  • Ghost/Supernatural
  • Alien/ET
  • Pirate
  • Animal
  • Fantasy
  • Movie/TV Character
  • Doctor/Nurse
  • Fire/Police /Military
  • Other

You can also select brand, size, color, and materials, plus as always, you can use our text boxes to describe the costume in greater detail and upload 1 to 5 photos of each costume.

As a reminder and for new comers to.armadio.co – you pay nothing, no monthly fees, no insertion fees, no fees for extra photos, etc – nothing until you sell an item (and our transaction fees are very modest).

We take the “spooky” out of selling online!

 

Is it True – Clothes Make the Woman?

If the old adage “clothes make the man” is true, than it seems not only logical, but down right compelling that “cloths can make the woman too!”

As Mark Twain is credited with saying – Clothes make the man [woman]. Naked people have little or no influence on society. Well naked people can have an impact, but we won’t go there.

We think Mr.Twain was onto something. After all it’s a well established practice to dress the part if you are a job seeker going on and interview especially if you want to stand out – in a good way not a naked way. In fact, there are a number of occasions when standing out from the crowd is the objective of how we dress.

Case in point, which of these two women catches your eye?

One thing is sure, both women are pretty! And, both dresses are beautiful, but let’s face it girls while white is classic and it has it’s place  the orange pops!

Maybe orange is not the right color for all occasions, but there is no doubt it will get you noticed and then some!

Looking great is never out of style and whether you like to stand out in a BIG way or be understated and chic, you will find happiness when you’ve found a style that makes you to feel beautiful and confident – everything else is, well just clothes!

 

 

Madonna a Voice for Hope and Action!

Hey Madonna, What’s going on?

“It has pretty much taken over my life, and I’m so grateful it has…I’ve started an organization called Raising Malawi…and any of your help would be greatly appreciated by me.” – Madonna 

As most us know, Madonna has established herself as a pop star known for pushing the envelop of the lyrical content in mainstream popular music as well as images in her music videos. 

Madonna is an American recording artist who is a Golden Globe winner and an entrepreneur in her own right.. She has risen to the height of being considered one of the most influential women in music today, and has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. She is the most successful solo artist in the history of Billboard Hot 100 chart.

However, we care most about and want to spotlight her for how she gained global recognition by helping to bring an end to the extreme poverty and hardship endured by Malawi’s 2,000,000 orphans and vulnerable children once and for all.

Way back in 2006 Madonna and Michael Berg founded Raising Malawi, together. This non-profit organization supports community organizations that provide children who are the most vulnerable and their caregivers with nutritious food, proper clothing, a secure environment and formal education. They also help by providing targeted medical care, emotional care and psychological support.

Raising Malawi is also a supporter of non-government organizations that offer impoverished families with innovative opportunities for sustainability such as Millennium Promise and International Medical Corps. Millennium Promise is a non-profit organization which is working toward halving extreme poverty in Africa by 2015 – a goal we hope they will be able to achieve. They work to implement high-impact programs with the objective of transforming lives and part of that work is with the International Medical Corps, a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization.

New on the horizon is Madonna’s launch of a new fund-raising force to support the work of a Malawian pediatric surgeon. Madonna matches every dollar donated to Raising Malawi and is partnered with SocialVibe, the leading social media utility connecting people and empowering them in several ways. We hope she can find a way to leverage armadio to bring an end to suffering and hunger to children in our country too!

 

 

Madonna has supported so many other charities it’s hard to keep track, but we’d like to call your attention to just a few, here’s the partial list

  • American Foundation for AIDS Research
  • Afghanistan Relief Organization
  • BID 2 BEAT AIDS
  • Bony Pony Ranch
  • buildOn
  • Charity Projects Entertainment Fund
  • Children in Need
  • Children of Peace
  • Live Earth
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Millennium Villages
  • MusiCares
  • Music Rising
  • Partners in Health
  • Raisa Gorbachev Foundation
  • Sentebale
  • Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
  • Treatment Action Campaign
  • UNICEF
  • UN Millennium Project

And she’s in good company here is a partial list of other supporters of the same charities & foundations: Alicia Keys, Angelina Jolie, Angélique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Bill Clinton, Billy Joel, Bono, Brad Pitt, Cher, Céline Dion, Demi Moore, Jeffrey Sachs, John Legend,  and last but not least Mariah Carey.

 

Open a Closet for Charity

Helping a Charity
Opening a closet to help support a specific charity is at the core of what Armadio is all about.

However, sometimes, as my Dad likes to say, “charity begins at home” and if you need a little extra money for kids’ shoes or some other essential items than you owe it to your family to use the money from your Armadio sales to provide for them.

If your are fortunate enough not to need all the money from a sale for you or your family consider sharing a portion of the sale from your closet to support a charity you feel is doing great work!

Either way we hope that the Armadio community will be a “community of giving” whether it’s helping your family or someone else.

How We Add Charities
We want you to know how our process works for registering nonprofit organizations.

If you’d like us to add a nonprofit, you can submit a charity for our consideration. All you need to do is send us the name of the charity and any contact information you have – go to www.armadio.co and use the Contact form. We’ll contact the organization and let them know you told us about them.

Alternatively, you can have a representative of the charity contact armadio [same way using the Contact form on www.armadio.co] and we will assist them in getting on the website. Only an authorized representative can set up a charity account – they must agree to being registered on the site.

If you are the representative of a charity then you will want to set up a separate account for your organization to take advantage of potential donations. Click on the word “Charity” on the main menu and then use the “Add Your Charity” tab the rest of the steps will be clear [Let us know if it is not clear].

Once a charity has set up a profile page they must then be approved – we take this very seriously to guard against fraud. We authenticate all nonprofit profile requests using GuideStar http://www.guidestar.org/Home.aspx.

That’s our process and we hope you appreciate the care we take. Looking forward to seeing your “fabulous closet” on armadio!

 

Great Selling Tip – Sell Outfits!

Is there anything better than finding a perfect outfit?

And even better buying the whole fabulous find for one price!  If you offer a mix and match approach on your armadio.co closet you can help create a path to stylish outfits that won’t break the bank.  If you can keep the price under a $100 you’ll find women bookmarking you as their “favorite” closet:

Helping another women to create a stylish and original wardrobe can help you become a star closet owner. Who doesn’t want to turn some heads and stand out in a crowd. Whether your perfect outfit is suited (no pun intended) to the office, a night on the town, or a relaxing casual situation, it’s important to look great and have clothes you feel comfortable in.

 

Another important part of creating fashionable outfits is keeping up to date with the seasonal styles. As the weather changes you’ll want to add seasonally appropriate outfits to your closet. Change your offerings so that you are not only prepared, but so that your closet keeps a stylish look.

 

High-Quality Clothing is always in demand and if your perfect outfit is a combination of quality pieces it will surely be a winner on armadio.co. Obviously,high-quality clothing starts out costing more, but a cheap piece of clothing is typically not a good value. High quality items last a lifetime and look great too.

Offer brands that will excite and are known to be good quality. Helping another woman to add quality to her wardrobe at affordable prices is what armadio.co is all about. We’re also about giving back, so please make an effort to share your sale with a deserving (nonprofit) cause.