I have always been skeptical when it came to using an online store builder. However, I have recently found a new tool on the internet called WixStores. It is an extension of thewebsite development software company, Wix.com. It eases the online store building process by giving easy-to-use tools that will get your online business up and running in no time.
Assuming you have signed up correctly and have the basic design for your website, you can start utilizing the “Online Store” features. These include:
- Product Gallery: This is the first option you see. You must have a nice products’ display on your online web store. When using the product gallery tool you will learn that it is extremely extensive. To start off, you must select the “Manage Store” option to add product categories to your website, then you can add products and their details to each category. A category or collection, as called by WixStores, can then be served as a product display or gallery with one click. You can edit the layout how the products are displayed and even edit how many are shown in one row or column. When done, you can drag and drop the products to any page you want.
- Shopping Cart: This option in the store builder focuses specifically on editing how the shopping cart dialog looks and functions. You can select a layout, add a message if any empty cart is opened or even add a thank you page for a successful purchase.
- Add to Cart: Lastly, you have a simple option of adding an “Add to Cart” button. Each Button is programmed to a certain item. It can be utilized on pages displaying details of a specific product,which can then easily be bought using this button.
After clicking on the WixStores icon, which is the last icon in the HTML5 drag ‘n drop editor, you can find the “Manage Store” option. The manage store feature takes you to the WixStores Store Manager. The WixStores store manager isthe sellers’ hub. Here you will find tabs for many different functions that are necessary to the maintenance and functioning of your store.
The first tab is for Products; here you can see all present or pending orders. Inthe Products tab, you can also create your collections and addition of products as described before. Another important tab is the Payments tab, which gives you choices to set up your preferred payment method. You can choose between credit cards, PayPal, and offline payments.
There is a separate tab to add shipping and tax charges, which you can configure according to your needs.You can even set up coupons for products in the WixStores Store Manager hub.
You can also add coupons to your store. Just decide the type of coupon you want. Either U.S. dollars, a percentage discount, or free shipping.
Needless to say, this online store builder offers much more than any other on the market. The options are not only practical but also give you right amount of control. Many of the options give automated results, so the web design becomes hassle free.This, coupled with the supervision offered by the manage store hub for your store, makes WixStores a complete package.