If you are a Hootsuite user that uses their “Bulk Upload” function with or without Bundle Post, you have probably been pretty frustrated over the past two weeks. A bug with the Hootsuite upload feature resulted in nearly every bulk scheduled post upload to error without a specified reason. In fact there was no problem with the files, but instead a bug with Hootsuite.
For most Bundle Post users, repeated upload attempts for each file did the trick ultimately, however Hootsuite expressed that reducing the number of pre-scheduled posts in your file seemed to also help, but how does that help anyone? The last report from Hootsuite on the matter as of the morning of the 19th was “This issue involving CSV files not uploading successfully is still being investigated, and I can assure you that resolving this is a priority for our Development team at this time.”
Meanwhile, in an effort to continually address our users social media marketing and content management frustrations, Bundle Post has integrated with the Bulk Buffer app. Bulk Buffer is a free, third-party bulk upload feature for Buffer. The Bulk Buffer application connects with your existing Buffer account and allows you to bulk upload bulk social media posts to be delivered to various networks by the Buffer application. Bundle Post now supports integration with the Bulk Buffer application for this purpose, allowing Bundle Post and Buffer users to bypass Hootsuite or other dashboards when uploading their bulk curated and marketing posts that are pre-hashtagged and ready to go.
*Note – At this time the Bulk Buffer application does not support specific scheduled dates and times, so all exported Bundle Post content queues with your specified Buffer schedule settings in the order exported from Bundle Post.
How to upload your Bundle Post export files into your Buffer account:
2) Under the Add Updates heading, Drag and Drop a text file from your computer to the import updates box on-screen.
3) Select the social profile you made the Bundle Post export for and click to send to Buffer.
Once the Bulk Buffer has uploaded your posts to your Buffer account, the posts queue and send in the order that they existed on the export table within Bundle Post. Your social media automation, curation and content management have come full circle.
Another simple and fast solution that enables Bundle Post users to have the efficiency and power of the Bundle Post social media marketing, scheduling and curation system, integrated with the tools you prefer.
To get started with Bundle Post with the Buffer bulk upload integration, click here.