eCommerce - Setup Assistant

This video applies to 123-reg eCommerce.

The eCommerce setup assistant will take you through the first essential steps in getting your online shop created.

In step one, you have the choice to choose a template in which to work from. There is a large selection to choose from, and they are all organised according to different business sectors.

You can then choose different variations of the same template and some allow you to choose different colours. When choosing, make sure to pay close attention to the ‘Preview’ window.

There is also a paintbrush scale to indicate the level of customisation that a particular template allows. The more paintbrushes, the more customisable.

In step two – this step is for you to remove any page content that you do not want included in your site. The content that comes with the template you've chosen is on the right and you can remove what you don’t want. You can’t add or edit the pages at this stage but you can do this later.

Step three - this step is where you fill in your company and contact details and you can also name your site, give it a slogan, and upload your logo.

Step four – here you can fill in some basic shop settings but, don’t worry, these can be added or edited later.

Finally, check all details are correct and click ‘Finish’. This will take you from the Setup Assistant to your shop admin panel.


You start by entering the topic area for your online shop. You can pick between private websites for hobbies and fan pages; computers and electronics; arts, culture and education; crafts; and much more.


Once you have decided on a topic, click on the topic to take you to the Layout section.


From the Layout section you can decide the basic page arrangement and style by selecting from the options given.


You will then come to the Design section. From here you will see a preview of the layout you have chosen and be able to add a different header image. If you do not like any of the images provided, you can add one later on.


You will also be able to choose a colour scheme for the background of your online shop. Once all modifications are made, click on the Next button.


Now fill out the basic information for your online shop, including your company name, shop name, any logos and slogans, and basic contact details. Once completed, click the Next button.


In the Settings section, you can adjust the type of tax model you want to use and enter you company VAT ID. You can also set up statistics for your shop using an e-Tracker account. Once completed, click the Next button.


Edit and change any if necessary. Once finished, click Apply to complete the setup assistance./p>


Finally, you have two options, you can have a preview look at your website which will open in a new window or the Start Administration panel and get on creating and managing the rest of your online shop.


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