Thinking about selling online but are too afraid of branching into it? Afraid that it might be complicated and difficult to do? Well I’m here to tell you that it’s not as difficult as people think it is. It’s actually pretty simple! The only difficult part is thinking of what you want to sell and the name of your store. Anything besides that is as easy as ABC.
The first thing you need to do is SIGN UP! (Obviously)
Then here comes the tricky part…. (gottcha! I’m only kidding. No part of this will be difficult I promise)
Choose A Template
After the signing up process you’ll instantly be directed to the setting up page, where you will first have to choose a template that would fit your store. (also InstanteStore offers a wide variety of templates that are completely FREE for all of our customers)
The next step is to add all your products. You can add as many products as you wish. InstanteStore also has an option where we allow you to categorize your items. This makes it much easier for your customers to shop. Not to mention it also makes the store much organized without having all your items scattered around. Do not forget to add the name of your product, price, product description and product picture.
And once you have done all that. It should look a little like this. Tadaaaaa!
Design Store Front Page
Time to make your store beautiful! On the top right hand corner of your store you will find a small paint brush and next to it “Design”. Click on it.
And this will pop out. This will allow you edit the layout of your page where you can customize the header and texts according to your liking.
Once you clicked on “Layout” your page should look something like this. But don’t be alarmed, this just means that the page is in “edit mode” and the highlighted parts are the places where you can edit. There will also be side pop ups of templates you could use to further enhance your page. After you’re done editing your page, go back to the top right hand corner and click that red “Save” button. Remember to click SAVE and PUBLISH or else all your hard work would not have been applied onto the page.
I’m sure by now you have your store logo and name already prepared to be uploaded? If you do that’s great! But if you don’t, Logo Design Studio can do it for you!
To upload/edit your logo, go to “Design” and when the drop down menu appears, click on “Font and Colour”
You can also change the colour of your website background and text. The font on your website can easily be changed according to your liking as well.
Click on edit page and you can edit the title, description, and keywords used on the page. This makes it easier for your customers to look for you on the internet. This especially helps for your own branding purposes. Customers will have a clear idea of who you are and what you’re selling.
Download The InstanteStore App
Did you know that using the app you can edit and add items to your store on the go? Isn’t that cool? The app allows you to upload images of items on the spot. All you have to do is take a picture of the item you would like to post on your store and click upload! The app is compatible with both iOS and Android.
Scan the QR Code to be directed to the app.
Choose How Customers Pay You
Choosing a payment gateway is a simple step. InstanteStore offers a good variety of payment gateways as we have many international clients. We offer over 80 payment gateways. You don’t have to worry about us not having one that suits you and your customers. We offer both online and offline payment.
Add Shipping Charges
The Customize Target Market function lets you decide which countries you want to allow purchases from. The Target Market is also relevant for your store’s Shipping setup as customers will only be able to choose to ship their orders to countries that are in your Target Market.
And to be more specific you can also Manage Shipping Zone (By Country). Your store will calculate and charge shipping based on Shipping Zones. Shipping Zones can be grouped according to countries, as well as (optionally) states or zip codes. The first step is to group countries into shipping zones. Countries that are NOT in shipping zones will NOT have shipping charged.
Pick a Domain Name/Choose A Store Plan
Now you’ll reach the part where you’re suppose to add a domain name. However you can’t do that if you’re using the InstanteStore 15 day free trial. So…what are you waiting for? Sign up now! We have 5 different plans available for you to choose from depending on your budget and business. There’s a plan for EVERYBODY. But if you’ve already purchased a plan from us then you’ll have no problem with this step.
Steps to add your domain name:
- Pick a domain name of your choice.
- Purchase the domain name or contact us and we can do it on behalf of you (for a fee of course)
And you’re DONE!
Picking the right domain name for your business is very important. As you would want it to represent your business as close as possible. For example, if your store is Little Sweety, logically you’ll check for littlesweety.com to see if it’s available or whichever domain you want – littlesweety.my littlesweety.co, etc.
It is important that you point your domain name to our DNS servers so that we can verify it.
DNS servers : ns.esolved.com and ns2.esolved.com
Oh! Get this, starting from our “Getting Serious” plan to the “Dominator” plan we are now including our new Fraud Protection Plus system. We have created this to help protect all of our merchants from online scam.
And that’s the end of the set up process! Yay you’ve made it! See it wasn’t so bad now was it? As easy as ABC. Now that you’re done setting up your store, you can start selling and making money!
Tip: If you would like to skip the entire setting up process and have a “ready-to-sell” store then give us a call at: +604 228 0704 or drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make that happen for you!
Tip: At the side bar that you find on your left side of your store there is a “Setup Guide” all the way at the bottom where we help you set up your store with you step-by-step until you’re ready to start selling. ” = At the left side bar of your store’s admin page, there’s a Setup Guide. You’ll be able to see it at the bottom of the entire bar which outlines the step-by-step process to help you get your store ready to start selling.