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This page contains the tutorials on how to build out your online store.  Scroll down to view the videos. Click play and expand to full screen for optimal viewing.

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Installation and setup

Software installation instructions, includes information on how to update your home page.

Installation and setup for WebStores in a box

Payment Methods

How are you going to accept payment on your web store your products and services? PayPal, Stripe, Net30, Bank transfers are all options.

Payment Methods

Shipping

This is often one of the biggest challenges for online shop owners. Learn how to charge for shipping, either in real time or fixed costs.

Shipping
Installation and setup for WebStores in a box
Payment Methods
Shipping

Store Layout & Categories

Much like an outline to a book, setting up categories and determining how they are displayed to customers is ciritical to a well designed store layout.

Store Layout and Categories

Simple Products

Here is how to set up the most basic products, including titles, descriptions, images, and pricing.

Simple Products

Variable Products

The most common example of a variable product is a t-shirt, with multiple sizes and colors. Rather than creating a seprate products for a large red shirt and another for a medium blue shirt, you can set up variations.

Variable Products
Store Layout and Categories
Simple Products
Variable Products

Print on Demand

Learn how to create print on demand products that are drop-shipped directly to your customers without the need for you to carry any inventory.

Print On Demand

Gift Cards

Almost any store can benefit from selling gift cards. Here’s how to create cards that can carry a running balance.

Gift Cards

Affiliate Products

Are you an affiliate selling products for someone else. here’s how you can list the products on your site and still earn your affiliate commissions.

Affiliate Sales
Print On Demand
Gift Cards
Affiliate Sales

Affiliate Partners

Get more visitors to your site by running your own affiliate program and let others drive traffic for you. You only pay a commission when a sale is made.

Affiliate Partners

Tickets

Sell tickets to events in your store. Seminars, concerts and and other ticketed events can be sold on your web store.

Tickets

Bookings

Whether you are renting rooms or setting appointments where you charge by the hour, online bookings allow you to sell your services in your store.

Bookings
Affiliate Partners
Tickets
Bookings

Subscription Products

Consumable products provide a great opportunity to set up customers on a subscription plan with automated payments.

Subscriptions

Virtual Products

Sell downloadable products such as pdfs, ebooks, music, videos, courses, etc. – basically anything that doesn’t need to be shipped.

Virtual & downloadable Products

Coupons & Sales

Promotions are something that every store uses at some point. Here’s how to set them up.

Coupons & Sales
Subscriptions
Virtual & downloadable Products
Coupons & Sales

Phone Orders

Whether someone calls you and wants to place an order, or you are at a trade show and need to take orders in the field, you can enter orders directly into your online store to keep accounting all in one place.

Phone Orders

Email Marketing

Email has proven to be the number one method for driving sales to online stores. Automate the process of collecting customers addresses and sending them followups and promotions.

Email marketing

Import Inventory

When you have hundreds of SKUs you will want a method for importing your entire product catalog. If you are selling products in a physical location as well, you will want to sync your inventory.

Import Inventory
Phone Orders
Email marketing
Import Inventory

Store Locator

Do you sell through multiple retail outlets? Let customers know where they can purchase locally.

Store locator

Website Security

When you are running an online store, cyber security needs to be a top priority. Here’s how you can make your site secure.

Website Security

Processing Orders

Once a customer places and order, how do you handle fulfillment? Includes instructions for PDF packing slips and invoices.

Order Fulfillment
Store locator
Website security
Order Fulfillment

Wish Lists

Allow your customers to create a wish list that they can share with their friends and family, or just come back to at a later time.

Wish lists

Selling Wholesale

Whole only stores or combination whole-retail shops require customers to log into their accounts to receive special whole pricing. You can even sell some products at wholesale only by having protected categories.

Wholesale

Taxes

How to setup and collect sales tax wherever you have nexus.

Taxes
Wish lists
Wholesale
Taxes

Product Tables and Filters

Allow your customers to easily order multiple items at the same time or filter their selections to find just the products they are looking for. A necessity for wholesale orders.

Product Tables and Filters

Embedding PDF Catalogs

Whether you have large brochures or catalogs, here’s how to embed them onto a page rather than downloading these files.

Embedding PDF Cataalogs

Multi-Vendor Stores

Set up a niche site like Amazon or Etsy, with multiple vendors, and take an override on all their sales.

Multi-Vendor Stores
Product Tables and Filters
Embedding PDF Cataalogs
Multi-Vendor Stores

Membership Sites

Sell memberships much like Amazon Prime. Provide special content to members or discounts on products. Here’s how to add free shipping for members (just like Prime!)

Membership Sites

Forms

Web forms can be used for collecting information from a customer, but also for product pricing.

Forms

Facebook Shop

Allow customers to shop directly on Facebook and Instagram with products from your store.

Facebook Shop
Membership Sites
Forms
Facebook Shop

Drop Shipping

Run an online store without holding any inventory yourself. Here’s how you can get manufacturers to ship directly to your customrs.

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Drop shipping

Auctions

Let your customers bid up the price on your products jsut like on Ebay, allowing you to earn more.

Auctions

Styling Your Store

After you have built out your store, let’s make it look professional!

Styling Your Store
Drop shipping
Auctions
Styling Your Store