Getting started with your webshop

In order to get started with your webshop you first need to enter your details, add products, design the look and finally insert it in your website in Website Builder.

1 - What is the Webshop?
2 - Enter shop information
3 - Select payment options
4 - Enter shipping, currency & VAT options
5 - Add your first product
6 - Design the look of your webshop
7 - Launch your shop

1 - What is the Webshop? Webshop is an online shop or store, which you can use to sell your products worldwide. You simply add it to your website with the webshop component in Website Builder. It makes it easy to sell your products online.

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2 - Enter shop information

Start with choosing a name for you shop and enter your contact information and a meta description.

  1. Log in to the Control Panel and click Webshop.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Under Shop information enter a name for your shop, an email account and your address details.
  4. Choose a language for your shop, select a timezone and in what unit weight should be displayed.
  5. Select whether you want to receive an email if you have low stock of one of your products and from where order numbers should start.
  6. Enter a meta desciption of your webshop for search engines. This will help to make your shop look more attractive in search results.
  7. Click Save settings at the top of the screen.
Learn more about keeping track of your stock
Find out why it's a good idea to enter a meta description

Tip: In the field Other details you can add additional information which will be added to your invoice, for example your organization or phone number.

3 - Select payment options

Next you need to select which payment options you want to offer your customers and whether you want to add terms & conditions.

  1. Under Payment options, select the payment methods that your customers can use, you need to choose at least one.
  2. If you want to add terms to your webshop, check the box for Sales terms & conditions and enter the text in the field below.
  3. Click Save settings at the top of the screen.
Find out more about payment methods
Learn more about offering credit card payments with Stripe
Read more about terms & conditions for your shop

Available payment options
Tip: In the field Info for the customer you can enter a message that your customers will see after they have completed their order.

4 - Enter shipping, currency & VAT options

To complete setting up your webshop you need to select a currency, set your tax rate and choose shipping options.

  1. Under Shipping, currency & VAT, select a currency for your shop and set the tax rate. You can also choose to set different tax rates depending on the shipping destination.
  2. You need to have at least one shipping option. Click Edit to change the Standard option, or click Add new shipping option.
  3. Click Save settings at the top of the screen.
Learn more about VAT and Tax rates
Read more about shipping options

webshop settings currency
Tip: Check the box Require phone number at checkout to make a phone number mandatory. Some shipping services require this.

5 - Add your first product

All shops need products to sell, start with adding your first product.

  1. Click Add product
  2. Enter a title and description of the product. You can use styling to make your description more attractive, or add a link to additional information about your product.
  3. Upload an image of your product, preferably a square one. You can upload a maximum of 6 images.
  4. Next you need to set the price for your product and the amount you have in stock. You can also specify the weight of your product.
  5. Enter a SKU code to identify your product, for example a combination of name, color and size. You can choose whatever you want.
  6. You can specify different options for your product, like colors or sizes. Check the box if you want to add an option
  7. Enter a meta description for your product to help define how this product shows up in search results. Here you can also edit the URL for your product page, by default it is the title of your product.
  8. Click Save product at the top of the page.
Learn more about Stock Keeping Units (SKU's)
Read more about options and categories for products

webshop product basic information
Tip: You can add an ALT text to your images. This alternative text will be shown when the image is not available and is a description of what the image is about.

6 - Design the look of your webshop

You can set up the look of your store as you like!

  1. Go to Website Builder
  2. Select the page where you want to insert your webshop.
  3. Drag the Webshop component in your page.
  4. Select the Webshop component by clicking on it and edit the look and layout, like colors, font type and buttons under Properties.
  5. When you are done, click Save.
webshop design

7 - Launch your shop

  1. Click Preview to see how your webshop will look online.
  2. When you are satisfied with the result, click Publish to put your shop online.

That's it! Your webshop is now ready!

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