Getting Started with Your SiteBuilder Online Store

Once you have signed up for the Ecommerce Online Store addon, the built-in wizard will help you get up and running!

There are five simple steps to get your store online:

  • Adding Products

  • Setting Up Your Location

  • Configuring Your Shipping Options

  • Setting Up Payment Methods

  • Placing a Test Order

So let’s dig in!  To get started, login to your SiteBuilder account and, if you haven’t already add a domain name.  Once you’ve done this, you can select the Menu in the top-left and then select Store to begin editing your store.

Adding Products

     1. Click Let’s set up your store! to start building your site.

2. On this page you can upload an image for your product, add a name, and enter the price.

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3. To add additional products, click on Add more.  Once done, click Save.

Setting Up Your Location

Here we can setup your country, currency, and preferred unit of measure.

     1. Click the Customize your store for your local market icon.

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     2. On this page you can customize your store for your location.  To make changes, choose Edit.  Once everything is correct, select Save.

     3. If everything looks correct you can proceed to the next step. Here you can setup your basic company information.  Once done, choose Save to proceed to the next step.

Configuring Your Shipping Options

Now that we have setup our country and currency, we can configure our shipping options.

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  1. Select Setup Shipping.

  2. Choose whether or not you want to require shipping. For the purpose of this tutorial we will assume you do want shipping.

  3. Depending on your location, a few default shipping options will be presented.  If you do not see the one you want, you can choose the advanced shipping options link.

  4. You can setup Flat Rates, Carrier Calculated Rates, or set your own custom rates.

Setting Up Payment Methods

You’re almost done!  That wasn’t so hard was it?  The last big step is configuring your payment options.

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  1. Click Setup payment options.

  2. There are two default options: Paypal and Stripe.

There are several other payment options as well.  To view these options click the Advanced payments setup link.  You can also skip this option if you would like to set it up later.

Placing a Test Order

Time to test out if your site is working as it should.  Here we’ll place a test order to make sure it works before it goes live.  You will need to have your payment method setup to use this feature.

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  1. Click Place test order.

  2. Select the product that you want to test and you will be taken through the process of ordering your item.  This will give you an opportunity to experience what your customers will go through when ordering from you.

  3. Select to Place test order or I’ll do it later to get to the next step.

  4. Click on Your store is open! to finalize the setup!

Just like that, your store is ready to go!  Congratulations!  You can now add your store to your main website by using the Ecommerce Widget.

 

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