Wix Stores: The 10 Essential Steps to Creating Your Online Store

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Welcome to the world of eCommerce. This article will guide you through the 10 essential steps you need to create your store.
Though these steps are numbered, feel free to do them in any order. Remember, you can go back anytime to edit your settings or add more products.

Step 1 | Create products & product options

A great place to start is with store products. If your products have different options, such as sizes or colors, don't forget to add those up as well.  

Step 2 | Create categories & display them on separate pages

Categories let you group similar products so they can be displayed together on your site (a "Candles" page, a "Ceramics" page, etc.).
If you sell only one type of product or a small overall number of products, you may choose to display all your products together in one "Shop" page.

Step 3 | Enter your site settings

Enter all the basic details needed for your site to function smoothly. These include the email address where you'll be contacted, your location, language, and currency.

Step 4 | Choose shipping, local delivery, & pickup options

Time to figure out how to get your products to customers. For each location you want to sell to, set up any or all of the following options: 
  • Shipping: Ship products to customers.
  • Delivery: Hand-deliver to customers who live in your area.
  • Pickup: Allow local customers to pick up products from any of your physical locations. 

Step 5 | Set up tax

Make sure to set up tax collection to comply with local tax laws.

Step 6 | Set up payment providers

Before you can start selling products, you must set up a way for customers to pay you. 

Step 7 | Choose additional checkout and store settings

Click the Settings tab in your dashboard to access additional settings. In the Checkout section, you can customize your site's Checkout Page. Note that these setting update the Checkout Page for Wix Bookings and Wix Restaurants Orders too, if you use them.
The Products & inventory section has additional customizations specific only to Wix Stores merchants.

Step 8 | Design the look of your store

Edgy, classic, funky.... whatever your look, you can customize the design of your site to get the perfect style for your brand. 

Step 9 | Customize your members area

The Members Area is where your customers can view upcoming and past orders, edit their saved addresses and credit cards and more. 

Step 10 | Upgrade and go live

It's time to go live. Make sure to follow these last steps so customers can make purchases.
Wix offers load of features to help you build, manage, and market your store. Check them out
Want to learn more?
Check out the full course in Wix Learn on getting started with Wix eCommerce.  

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