If you’ve always dreamt of having a shop, but you’re not sure where to start, this post is for you. You don’t need to be a professional web developer to create an online shop. You can create an online store just in 7 steps. In this article, we’ll take some time to walk you through each of these steps in detail. We’ll explain how you can create your own PosFox store and start selling products online within just a few hours!
Step 1: Add your Products
Now that you’ve set up your account on PosFox, it’s time to add some products!
There are different types of products you can create for your store: physical goods (like clothing or furniture), digital goods (like ebooks), booking products (like service appointments), and bundles. This guide will focus primarily on physical goods. If you want to learn more about setting up an online store with digital products, bundle products, or booking products, check out our guides on those topics here.
To get started, click on the “Catalog” link in the menu. Then click “Products.” You need to write the whole information for the product like descriptions, add brand, categories, and basically, everything that can be useful for the customer and will help him make a purchase. If your product has variants you can create them easily in a few clicks, too. It’s very important to add professional photos to your product and write the needed information in the SEO tab so your products and shop rank well in the search engine results.
Step 2: Choose a Domain Name
Now that you’ve created your products and selected a business structure, it’s time to start building the foundations of your online shop. The first thing you’ll need is a domain name. This is basically the address of your website (e.g., https://google.com). The process of choosing one can be quite daunting; there are literally millions of options out there!
Here are some tips to help guide you through this process:
Choose something short and easy to remember! Avoid using numbers or special characters in your URL if possible—they can complicate things when typing out addresses by hand on mail or making payments online.
Make sure it’s not already taken! You don’t want someone else using your site name before you even have an online presence in place! All this you can do in your shop administration in the Domain menu. From there you can search for the desired domain and also buy it.
Step 3: Add shipping details
You will want to add all of your shipping costs and policies on your website, as well. This way, when a customer is shopping, he can see how much it will cost him to get your product shipped to him or her. You can add different delivery options and carriers. Use the right carrier. When selecting which carrier(s) you should use for each type of order fulfillment method—in-store pick up versus shipping via third-party courier—be sure that they have coverage in every area where customers might be willing and able to come into contact with your business!
Step 4: Set up your Shop settings
Your customers can shop from any country. Just activate different currencies in which you’ll sell and accept payments. It doesn’t matter where your customer is located, he or she will be able to buy your products using whichever currency is more convenient for them. Additionally, you have the option to make active wishlists, compare products, product reviews, and more options for your customers.
Step 5: Set up your store’s taxes
Do you charge sales tax in your shop? Once added by you taxes are added automatically by PosFox onto your customers’ checkouts, so you don’t have to worry about including them in the product price. If you’re selling in a location where there are different levels of tax you can set up taxes for each state or country where your shop is selling. Each time someone buys something, PosFox will automatically calculate any applicable taxes and add them on top of the price—so it’s important that you get this right!
Step 6: Set Up Your Payment Gateway
You will need to choose a payment gateway that is secure, reliable, and trustworthy. You don’t want to run the risk of your customers’ data being compromised or your business not receiving their money. Next, you’ll want to find one that is easy for you to use as well. On PosFox, we offer several third-party providers from which you can choose and activate the right one for your business.
Step 7: Customize your shop
Now it’s time to become a designer! For starters, you need to customize your theme. With Posfox you don’t have to spend time coding anything because it already has everything set up for you and all that’s left is tweaking some options here and there until they look exactly as they should be. Having an easy-to-navigate website will also help attract more customers by making sure that everything feels natural instead of clunky when someone visits your site for the first time (especially if they’re browsing through mobile devices).
So, there you have it. We’ve covered the basics of how to create a shop and get started selling your products online. It can be a little confusing at first, but don’t worry! Just follow the steps above and you’ll be on your way in no time.