Here's all the info you'll need to know to ensure you can hold a live show on Whatnot.
Open the Whatnot app and click on your profile page. This is where all of your scheduled live streams live.
Tap on your scheduled show to go into the chat/waiting room.
Click on the lot tag icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. The lot tag screen is where all your live stream items will be displayed after you list them.
Clicking the lot tag will bring up a new window. In the bottom right corner of this new window, you will see the same lot tag icon but it will have a plus symbol next to it. Click on this Lot Tag + symbol to add items to your live stream.
The “Add a Product” menu will appear.
Choose “Scan a Barcode” (currently only for most Funko Pops, Funko Sodas or FigPin) or choose “Search” and type what you’re looking for in our catalog.
If the product is in our catalog, all you have to do is click on the item once located. The product name will auto fill and you will not have to designate a Shipping Profile.
If the product is not yet in our catalog, you will have to add it via Quick Add.
If you are unable to find the item by searching in our product catalog, choose “Quick Add” to add items. You can select from the following categories:
If you have an item which does not fit in any of these categories, use #Other
The default setting when adding items is Auction Only. Here, you can add Description and a quantity if you have multiple items, then click confirm. Note: You will designate the auction starting price during your live stream at the time you put your items up for auction.
For any Quick Add items, you will need to designate a Shipping Profile. This is where you can designate any Custom Shipping Profiles you have created. For more information on how to create Custom Shipping Profiles, please see this section below.
Any Custom Shipping Profiles you create in the app will automatically appear at the top of the Shipping Profiles list when you are choosing them. Otherwise, current Shipping Profiles are as follows:
4-7 oz (Comic, Fat Pack)
8-11 oz (Funko Pop)
2-3 lbs (10 Inch Funko Pop)
3-4 lbs (Booster Box)
4-6 lbs (NFL Helmet)
10-14 lbs (Video Game Console)
10-16 oz (2/3 Pack Funko Pop)
1-3 oz (Card, Booster Pack)
1-2 lbs (BearBrick, Hoodie)
If you select a shipping profile of "Other", you can input your item's Weight on this same screen. See example below:
Be sure to designate the correct weight increment!
If you want to list the item for sale using a Buy Now price, search for the item, but then tap the toggle button to turn off Auction Only. You will now see a Price field has been added and you can name your price in whole dollars (no cents). Be careful not to type the price in the quantity field or it will add that number of items to your lot!
Add any information to the Name or Description field you wish. (Condition, # of pieces, Exclusivity, etc.)
Be as descriptive as possible! For example, some products in the catalog can be generic (“Freddy Funko”). You can augment the title and description with any extra detail you want. This will reduce repeated questions from chat while you are live.
TIP: If you will be doing TCG or Sports Card Pack breaks in your stream, you can easily create a listing for every pack to be opened by adding the item and noting the quantity. For example, if you have a Booster Box of Pokemon cards with 36 packs inside, search for the booster pack in our catalog, change the quantity to 36. Now you have 36 slots to auction or sell at a Buy Now price.
Items can be edited or deleted at any time. You can also pin a Buy Now item to feature it in your live stream placeholder before it starts. Click on the item in your lot and you will see this menu:
If Buy Now items aren’t selling during your stream, you can always start an auction on them at any time. If you run out of auction items but still want to get rid of everything, this is the best way to accomplish this.
If you forgot to add any items before your stream or if a viewer requests something and you want to add it for sale, you can easily add additional items for sale or auction to your lot at any time, even during your live stream.
Custom Shipping Profiles
You can designate custom shipping profiles for items that are not in the Whatnot product catalog. Most common items in our existing categories will have a shipping profile already associated with them (product weight and dimensions), but if you use the same type of box for every shipment or if you sell items that aren’t in our product catalog, you can create a custom shipping profile to use for your live sales right in the Whatnot app.
You can create custom shipping profiles in your Profile on the whatnot app. Tap the 3 dots immediately to the right of the Share button and select "Selling Dashboard". Under the Manage section of the next page, click on "Shipping Profiles" - click the button "Create Profile" to create your custom shipping profile.
Here's the TL:DR -
Make sure to categorize the product under the proper hashtag
Add a Name and Description
ex Name: Barry Sander Lunar Mini Helmet
ex Description: JSA Cert, small scratch on the logo
Select Auction or Buy It Now
Choose a Shipping Profile
If the item does not fit any of the premade shipping profiles, choose 'Other' and enter in the custom weight.