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Setting Up A Store- WooCommerce

This is an upgraded feature. You can upgrade and purchase directly in the builder for $9.95/month. Go to your Dashboard, under Account select “Change Plan”. You will then select the Monthly plan that offers the E-commerce + Custom Domain option. Once you select it, you will see a “Success” pop-up, click on “Ok”.

Once you click on “Ok” you will be redirected to the payment platform. Please enter your credit card information and click on “Start Trail”. You will then see a “Success” pop-up, click “Ok”.

To add a store to your website to sell digital and physical products and services, go to your dashboard select “Activate” under the WooCommerce plugin. Every new installation of WooCommerce starts with a setup wizard for key questions like what kind of currency you’ll use, whether you sell physical or digital products, and more.

Click on the blue “LET’S GO” button to move forward.

The next step is the payment type. Currently, the only payment method offered is through PayPal. Enable the Toggle button option and input your PayPal email address. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can set one up here. You will need a PayPal Standard account (also known as a PayPal Business account). You can upgrade your existing account or select a Business account when you create your PayPal account. This account is free.

Next, you will need to determine your shipping rates for your zones. The wizard gives you the option to set a flat rate for products shipped within the US, and locations not covered by your other zones.
Note: You will have the ability to create flat rates per item or shipping (weight) class once you progress through the wizard in the WooCommerce settings.

Indicate product weight and dimensions (or leave defaulted) and click the blue “CONTINUE” button.

Adding Products

Next, select “CREATE A PRODUCT”. This will drop you into the Products section with your dashboard. There will be a pop-up wizard that will walk you through the process of creating products or services for your website store:

Product name: Give your new product a name here. This is a required field and will be what your customers will see in your store.
Product description: This is your product’s main body of content. Here you should describe your product in detail.
Choose product type: Choose a type for this product. Simple is suitable for most physical goods and services (we recommend setting up a simple product for now).
Variable is for more complex products such as t-shirts with multiple sizes.
Grouped products are for grouping several simple products into one.
Finally, external products are for linking off-site.
Virtual products: Check the “Virtual” box if this is a non-physical item, for example, a service, which does not need shipping.
Downloadable products: If purchasing this product gives a customer access to a downloadable file, e.g. software, check this box.
Prices: Next you need to give your product a price.
Product short description: Add a quick summary for your product here. This will appear on the product page under the product name.
Product images: Upload or assign an image to your product here. This image will be shown in your store’s catalog.
Product Tags: You can optionally “tag” your products here. Tags are a method of labeling your products to make them easier for customers to find.
Product categories: Optionally assign categories to your products to make them easier to browse through and find in your store.
Publish your product: When you are finished editing your product, hit the “Publish” button to publish your product to your store.

Adding Shop Page to Website

Once you’ve added all of your products, you will need to add your shop page to your website navigation menu. Go to your Dashboard and select “Menus.” Check the box next to the “Shop” page and select “ADD TO MENU.” This will bring it over to the right where you can click and drag to re-order your pages. We also recommend adding the “Cart” and the “Check Out” pages to your menu in order for your customers to have direct access to their shopping cart before completing their purchase.
Click “SAVE MENU” once your pages have been added and are in the correct order.

Updated on October 23, 2020

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