Online Shop - Setup Assistant

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How do I get started with my Online Shop?

This FAQ will show you how to use the set up wizard to get started with your 123-reg Online Shop. This will help you set up your basic shop so that you can start selling as soon as possible. This will show you how to set up payment methods, add products and how to configure the rest of your store; everything you need to know to get selling online.


From the menu on the left hand side of the page, select the eCommerce Store option. 


Once you've selected the shop option from the menu, we will take a moment to create your store. This includes creating an additional page for your store, and populating it with some example content. Once this completes, click the Continue button.


From the left hand menu, click on the Open Store Control Panel button.


This will open the Online Shop set up wizard. Click on the Let's Go! button to get started.


The first step is to start adding products to your store. Simply add an image, a name and a price to your product, and click the Add More button to add more products. Click the Save button to move on to the next step.


The next step is to delete your demo catalog. The demo catalog is a place holder catalog we've added to your shop as an example. Now that you're beginning to populate your shop, you won't need this anymore.


Next you need to verify your Geographic settings - this includes setting your currency and weight metrics. You can also choose how they display on your site. Do it by clicking on the Edit button, and then changing the relevant areas. Once complete, click on the Proceed to next Step button.


Now you must set your company information, this includes items such as your company name and address. Once complete, click the Save button and proceed to the next step.


Next you can set up the payment options for your website - the most common payment option is through PayPal, so you can simply enter the email address associated with you PayPal account and click the Enable button to associate your account to your shop. 

If you don't want to use PayPal then click on the Advanced payments setup link to go to the Payments page and set up your desired payment methods.


The last thing to do is to process a test order through your site. Once you click the button, you will be taken to your website, and will be able to place a test order like your customers will. This will allow you to review your site and make any amendments as you see fit.