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Integrating to YouTube Merch Shelf
Integrating to YouTube Merch Shelf
How to showcase your Bonfire Campaign through YouTube’s Merch Shelf
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Written by Bonfire Team
Updated over a week ago

YouTube Merch Shelf allows your viewers to easily see and buy your Bonfire Merch straight from your YouTube channel.

Merch Shelf is a banner that showcases your available merch right underneath your YouTube videos. Your subscribers can click on these items to learn more, browse, and purchase your custom merch.

Before connecting your YouTube, ensure that your YouTube channel is eligible for the Merch Shelf:

  • Your channel must be approved for monetization.

  • You must be based in a country where the YouTube Partner Program is available.

  • If your channel is a music channel, it has to be an Official Artist Channel; if it's not a music channel, it has to have more than 1,000 subscribers.

  • Your channel’s audience is not set as Made for Kids, and your channel does not have a significant number of videos set as made for kids.

  • Your channel does not have a significant number of videos that violate YouTube’s Channel Monetization Policies.

  • Your channel has not received any Hate Speech Community Guideline Strikes.

Connect Your YouTube Account

Navigate to the “Integration” tab in your Dashboard.

Click the “Connect” button next to YouTube.

Input your Channel ID

  • How to find your Channel ID

    • Log in to your YouTube account

    • Open your Settings - You can click on your profile picture to find this menu

    • Copy your Channel ID - Which is found in “Advanced settings”

Edit YouTube Integration

To edit after connecting, select the gear icon on the right hand side and click "edit settings. On your Merch Shelf, you can display up to 12 products at a time.

Edit and Customize Your YouTube Merch Shelf

You can make edits to your Merch Shelf from your YouTube account page. You have the ability to choose the merch you would like to feature on your shelf as well as the order that they will appear. You can select specific merch to be displayed under specific videos. Lastly, you can choose to turn on, pause, or turn off your Merch Shelf whenever you would like.

For any other questions, please reach out on our contact page. We’re happy to help!

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