Monday, November 28, 2022

How to Make an Ecommerce Website

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Adetunji Matthew
Adetunji Matthewhttp://www.aidthestudent.com
I’m Adetunji Matthew, an Economist, Social Media Manager, software Developer/Marketer Sales Consultant, and Ecompreneur. I’m popularly known as “Matt” As an artist and designer, I aim to create something brilliant daily. Eager to learn more, I use my free time to get better at w hat interests me, whether it's researching, teaching, or even something entirely new.
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Part 1: Launch Your Website

Step 1

Choose your website name

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Hosting

Step 2

Once you find your site’s name, the next step is to get Domain & Hosting. The domain is the name of your site (www.yoursite.com) and hosting puts your website on the internet.

Install Wordpress

Step 3

Install WordPress

WordPress is the tool, we’re going to use, to build our ecommerce website.
It lets you build your site easily, without any coding (or programming).

Part 2

Import Sample Site

Login Ecom

1. Login to WordPress

To import the sample ecommerce site, you need to first login to your website (so that you can control your site).

Theme Ecom

2. Install Theme

Next install the ‘Astra’ theme in wordpress, which is going to allow you, to import the sample site.

Store Import

3. Import the Demo

Finally, import the demo by going to ‘astra options’ > ‘install importer’ > import the ‘brand store’ demo, under ecommerce.

Part 3

Setup your Store

Make An Ecomerce Website

1. Remove sample products

To setup your store, first delete all of the sample products which were imported from the demo. Go to your dashboard > products > and delete all sample products.

Add Your Product

2. Add your products

You can now add your own product by clicking ‘add new’ under products and then enter your product details.

Tshirt Callout 1

3. Change currency

After adding your product, you can change the product price to ‘rupee’ by going to wocommerce > settings > and select your currency.

4. Setup payment method

i. Create Stripe Account

Stripe
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To let your customers to pay for your products you need to create a free account on ‘Stripe’. Stripe, allows you to receive payments directly to your bank account, when someone purchases, your product.

ii. Connect it with your website

Stripe Plugin
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To use your new Stripe account on your site, you need to connect your WordPress site to it. To connect it, just install the ‘Stripe for Woocommerce’ plugin on WordPress & enter the details from Stripe.

Results you will achieve at this point

1. Store is Ready:

Your Customers will now be able to place orders on your site, by paying online.

Store Checkout 1
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2. New Sale Notifications:

You’ll be notified, via email when someone places an order. If you have trouble receving emails, watch this video.

Result Ecom
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Part 4

Change the Look of Your Website

Edit With Elementor

1. Editing Pages

To edit any page on your site, just go to that page & click ‘edit with elementor’. You can now edit the page visually, just by selecting & changing the text

Featured Product

2. Adding Products on home

To add your products to your homepage, just go to the Dashboard > Products and click the ‘star’ button, next to your product.

Adding Logo

3. Adding your logo

To change your logo, all you have to do is, go to customize > click the blue icon next to your logo, and you can change the logo from the left side.

Adding Menu

4. Editing the menu

To change your menu, all you have to do is, go to customize > click the blue icon next to your menu, and you can change the menu from the left side.

Customize Your Ecom Store

5. Customizing your store

If you want to add an ‘add to cart’ button on your products, you can do that by going to customize > layout > woocommerce > shop. Now just enable/disable the things which you want to display on your products.

Congratulations

You’re ready to launch!

If you’ve followed the steps in this guide, you should now have a fully-functional WordPress blog!

Need help with your site?

Let’s Talk!

If you have any problem setting up your website, Contact us through our contact page or if you want us do design a custom website for you, check our blog service setup page.

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