BSI Merch are a YouTube Accredited Retailer. The new Merchandise YouTube Card gives YouTube content creators the ability to add an image, a link to a URL, and a good call to action to their YouTube videos to encourage users to visit their BSI Merch powered online store.
Unlike YouTube Annotations, Cards work on all mobile platforms and are the most effective way of getting your viewers to your webstore and driving sales from your videos.
Creating the Cards couldn't be easier. Just follow these easy steps:
YouTube states that creators can add up to 5 cards to one video. The Cards can be edited at any time just by clicking on the ‘edit’ icon next to the card in question under the Cards tab. Cards can also be cancelled at any time.
Merchandise Card Optimization Tips:
Always use a YouTube approved retail such as BSI Merch
Use the best available image of your merchandise item possible on your Card - think of it as a custom thumbnail that is going to entice viewers to click on.
Use a strong call to action eg. 'Get the T-Shirt Here'