Here is how you can get your store up and running quickly.
First, to access the Store plugin, click on the main menu icon located at the top left corner of your site builder.
Then click on the Store icon
The first time you visit the store plugin, it will show you the Store setup window to guide you through the setup process
To accept payments from your customers, you will need to set up a payment method.
Click on 'Add payment method', then 'Add payment provider'. Finally, choose one or more payment providers to connect to your store.
If you are unsure about which payment method to choose, please take a look at our help document: Take store payments.
Click Add basic info on the store setup window. This will take you to a page where you can add essential information about your store. Only the highlighted fields are mandatory in order to continue with the setup process.
Once you have filled in the relevant fields click the Save button located at the bottom of the page in order to continue.
Add your first product
Click the Add product button from the store setup checklist. You only need to add:
- Product name
- Product description
- Product image
There are more product options available, but only those 4 are mandatory. Once you have added your product click the Save button to return to the Store setup.
Configure your shipping costs
Before you can send products to customers, you will need to specify one or more shipping options.
Click on the Add shipping costs button within the Store setup window.
First, you will need to choose the country to which you are going to ship your products.
Next, you need to select the shipping rate type.
Shipping rates explained
Shipping rate type - You can choose between 'Free shipping', so you won't charge any money to ship your products. 'Flat rate', in which you charge the same amount for shipping regardless of how big is the order. 'Weight based', where you can charge according to the final weight of the whole order.
Shipping rate name - The name you provide here will be seen by customers using your website during the checkout process.
Estimated delivery time - The amount of time it will take for the goods to reach the customer.
Courier - The name of the courier you will be using to send goods.
Shipping cost - The amount to charge the customer for using this shipping method.
Publishing your store
Now that you have completed the Store setup process, click on the Open for business button to finalize it.
Go back to your site builder and publish the site to make the store visible to all your site visitors. Further changes within the Store plugin will not require you tu publish to make the changes go live.
Publishing your store