Posted On: 21 Jan, 2022. 4 min read
Setting up your online store using Zopping is super easy. We at Zopping have made the entire platform intuitive so that you can build, manage and grow your dream online business with a few simple clicks.
To set up an online store, you need to first create an account on Zopping. You can register either using your email address or phone number or simply sign-up with Google. Once you have registered, you need to choose a name for your store, a logo and select a theme from the numerous options offered.After you finish these steps, we automatically generate an URL and an online store. However, in most cases, this won’t be sufficient for you to start selling your products to your customers. Following is a list of a few bare minimum settings that you need to configure to be able to start selling.
To host your online store, we offer a free Zopping subdomain and SSL certificate. However, to make your store stand out and build trust among your customers, it is recommended that you choose your own domain. If you don’t own any domain, you can buy it online from stores like GoDaddy. Once you have your domain, configure your domain on the Basic Information Page and do not forget to Set A record in your DNS settings with 188.8.131.52 as the value. You should also set your store logo and favicon, which can go a long way in creating a sense of genuineness among your customers.
Add all the products that you would like to sell through your online store. Group them into categories and sub-categories. The listing page also allows you to add product descriptions, images, variants (different sizes, weights, colours, lengths, etc) and substitutes, set prices, discounts and stock limits, and assign brands and tags so that your users can easily navigate, discover and buy your products. If you want to add additional details, you can always add custom fields to your product listing!
Apart from the customers picking up the orders at your store, do you also offer home delivery? If yes, to which locations? What is the minimum order value to be eligible for home delivery? And what are the delivery charges? Do you have a 3rd party delivery partner? These are the settings that you configure by visiting the Order Config page
You have an option to receive payments from your customers through several popular payment gateways. Head over to the Payments page, choose your payment gateway provider and fill in the credentials to instantly enable the online payment collection method on your website. You can also choose to enable or disable Cash-On-Delivery (COD) option from the Order Config Page
Once you have set up everything, don’t forget to conduct a trial run by placing a sample order and getting it delivered to the desired location so that you are sure that you have your operation aligned and running smoothly.
That is all, your online store is now ready. Easy-peasy! Now start sharing your online store on your marketing channels, display them on flyers and posters or run email or SMS campaigns using Zopping to start receiving orders. Happy selling!
Still have questions? Feel free to contact us.