How do I add an eCommerce store in Websitebuilder?

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Being able to purchase items online has revolutionized the way people commerce and exchange goods. Gone are the days of being inspired by infomercials, allowing 6-8 weeks for delivery and mail-in order forms with a paper check enclosed! Whats even better about this fact is that with technology growing simpler every day, YOU TOO can sell things online and start earning money for your hard work!

Pro Tip: Think of your store as a separate website altogether. Although you build them simultaneously, your store is like "the physical checkout counter or aisles" where your products are and the website is the "entrance and the walkways"around the aisles and products. That being said, it's always best to focus on the Entrance first, think about how people will get to your products first instead of putting products on a shelf that doesn't have a clear way to get there.

Adding a Store to Your SiteBuilder website:

You can add the store from within Homestead Websitebuilder.


1) From the left-hand menu, Look for and select the "Store" option with the shopping cart icon.




2) Confirm the upgrade when asked. Then go to Websites Manager page and relaunch the editor. Close out your initial editor window so the site recognized the store has been added.




3) Once again click on the left menu on Store. Then click on Create a store.





4) Select an appropriate store type and click next.


Note: If none of the options suits you, select "other," or whichever is closest to your market.



5) Next, you will need to fill out some information about your store's location and click create store.


Note: If you do not have a brick-and-mortar location, no worries, we recommend using the most appropriate billing information for your business.




6) Once you enter your details, the slide menu will change into your "Store Dashboard" From here you can:

- Manage Your Products and Orders.
- Review Sales Summary.
- Track recent orders.

You will also notice your site design in the background changes a little with a "store" option now in your "Pages" section and a "Shopping Cart" button hovering over the page. (As seen above.)




 

To begin working with your store, click on "Manage Products & Orders" to go to your store dashboard. Go through each of the settings options to complete the store setup. Click the links below for more information on each of the settings.
 



Adding products

Manage store settings

Payment options

Manage store notifications

Edit the store and product pages
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Nora

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Talk to me about digital distribution, please. What are my options if I go the ecommerce route through you guys? I am currently using a third party with buttons integrated into website builder for payment and automatic distribution of my lectures and workshops.
Do you have digital distribution built into your platform?
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Hello Nora

I see you called in regarding this. Did you still need assistance with anything?