Adding Standard Giveaways Adding Standard Giveaways

Adding Standard Giveaways

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This article discusses how to add items as standard giveaway listings in your livestream. 

There are two types of giveaways sellers can run during a livestream: standard giveaways and Buyer Appreciation giveaways. This article focuses on adding Buyer Appreciation giveaways. Visit Adding Buyer Appreciation Giveaways to learn more about Buyer Appreciation giveaways.

Before choosing what you want to give away during your livestream, please review the items prohibited on Whatnot.  

To learn more about our giveaway guidelines and frequently asked questions, visit Giveaways Overview

Adding Items to Give Away During your Livestream 

There are several ways to add an item to your listings. You can:

  • Add listings from your shop to your livestream. All photos and settings from your shop listings will also carry over to your livestream listings. These listings will appear in your Buy it Now lists. Once the listing is added, you can edit the listings and move them to a different category (e.g., Giveaway). Only available on the mobile app.
  • Copy listings from previous livestreams and add them to your live show. All photos and settings from those listings will carry over to your current livestream. Only available on the mobile app.
  • Add new listings manually by scanning your item's barcode or searching for the item in Whatnot’s database.

Copying Giveaway Listings From Previous Livestreams

If there are giveaway listings from previous livestreams you want to carry over into your current live show, you can simply copy those items (and the item details) into your new livestream.

  1. Open the Whatnot app on your mobile device.
  2. Go to your scheduled livestream.
  3. Tap the + (plus) button at the far right.
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  4. Tap the Clone icon (two squares with a plus symbol) at the top of your screen.
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  5. Scroll through and tap on a previous livestream. 
  6. Select each listing you want to copy to the current livestream, or tap Select all to clone all listings.
  7. Tap Clone, then Yes to add those listings to your stream. 

Adding New Giveaway Listings to a Livestream on Mobile

To manually add listings on your iOS or Android device:

  1. Open the Whatnot app on your mobile device.
  2. Go to your scheduled livestream.
  3. Tap the + (plus) button on the far right.
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  4. (Optional) Choose if you want to find your item by scanning the barcode or searching through Whatnot’s database, or you can manually enter the item’s info.
    • Scan: Scan the item’s barcode to populate a list of options from Whatnot’s database. Be sure to scan the correct barcode. Remove any obstructions (e.g., stickers, glare, etc.) that could prevent the camera from capturing the barcode accurately.
      1. Tap the Scan icon (square with a line through it).
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      2. Center the item’s barcode in the center of your camera. 
      3. Select your item from the list of results. 
    • Search: Search through Whatnot’s database and select the item you want to sell. 
      1. Tap the Search icon (magnifying glass).
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      2. Search for and select an item from the list of results. 
  5. Tap Upload Photos and take pictures of your item (front, back, top, bottom, and each side). Optionally, take photos of any damage or residue the item might have. 
  6. Configure the following settings:
    • Category: The category of the item you’re giving away (e.g., Funko, Trading Card Game, etc.). Note: The category will be pre-selected if you use the Scan or Search function to add your item.  
    • Title: Item name. Be as descriptive as possible and include keywords to help users quickly search for and find specific items in your livestream. Note: The name will be added if you use the Scan or Search function to add your item.  
    • Description: Describe the item, including the condition. Be as detailed as you can. Note: Check out our item conditions guidelines to help identify your item's quality. 
  7. Tap Next
  8. Under Sales Type, tap Giveaway.
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  9. Configure the following settings:
    • Quantity: The total number of inventory you have for that item. 
    • Unit Shipping Weight: Choose the approximate weight of your item. Note: The weight will be pre-selected if you use the Scan or Search function to add your item.  
    • Mystery Item or Pull Game?: Turn this on if the item is a mystery or part of a pull game.
  10. Under Who Can Enter, choose which users can enter the giveaway:
    • Everyone: Selected by default, this allows anyone to enter your giveaway. 
    • Followers only: Limit entries to just your followers. 
    • International shipping: Turn this on to allow international users to enter your giveaway. Note: Sellers must pay all shipping costs. 
  11. Tap Publish
  12. Tap Finish or Add Another

Adding New Giveaway Listings to a Livestream on Desktop or Web

To add giveaway listings using the desktop app or from your web browser:

  1. Open the desktop app or go to whatnot.com in your web browser.
  2. Go to your scheduled livestream.
  3. Click the Add button at the bottom of the left panel (your livestream listings).
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  4. Choose how you want to add your listing:
    • Quick Add: Manually add your item and all necessary information.
    • Search our Database: Search through Whatnot’s database and select the item you want to sell.
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  5. Click Giveaway.
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  6. Configure the following settings:
    • Category: The category of the item you’re selling (e.g., Funko, Trading Card Game, etc.). Note: The category will be pre-selected if you use Search our Database to add your item.  
    • Name: Item name. Be as specific as possible and use keywords to help users search for and find items during your livestream. 
    • Description: Describe the item, including the condition. Be as detailed as you can. Note: Check out our item conditions guidelines to help identify your item's quality. 
    • Quantity: The total number of inventory you have for that item.
    • List these products individually: Turn this on if you want each duplicate item listed separately. 
    • Shipping Profile: Choose from the list of options to identify the weight of your item. Note: The wait will be pre-selected if you use Search our Database to add your item.  
    • Followers only: Turn this on if you only want those who are following to enter the giveaway.
    • International shipping: Turn this on if you’re okay with shipping the item internationally. Sellers will incur all shipping costs. 
  7. Click the Add photos plus button and upload photos of your item (front, back, top, bottom, and each side). Optionally, take photos of any damage or residue your item might have. 
  8. Click Confirm to finish adding your item(s). 

Note: You can also bulk upload all your listings using the Upload CSV feature. Visit CSV Uploader (BETA) to learn more. 

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