So your shop is set up, it’s looking professional and exactly how you want it, so it’s ready to go live.
That’s great, but first let’s check that it’s functioning properly, as we don’t want any hiccups or problems with your shop that could prevent customers making a smooth purchase.
So first of all it’s best to check the overall design and presentation of your online shop.
Ensure that everything is placed exactly where you want it and most importantly that all of the links work.
Does the navigation bar link to the correct pages, do your products images link to their purchase pages and so on.
If you have a customer registration or sign up area, try signing up as a customer with your email address to see if this works.
Then you can try ordering and purchasing a product as a customer.
Check to see that you receive registration and order confirmation emails.
If the tests work and you are happy with how your shop runs then you can delete the sample products, sample customers and the test orders which you have created.
So now that’s all complete it’s time to advertise and market your shop.
If you haven’t already, you can switch your shop to Open, by looking in the General Settings menu and switching the status to open.
So that’s it, your shop is now live and open for customers to have a browse and purchase.
Let’s have a look at where you can manage your orders when they begin pouring in.
In the Orders menu, you can easily manage and process all of your new orders.
Just click on an order to have a look and manage it.
You can then create invoices and packing slips easily by looking in the documents menu.
You can also keep track of your deliveries by looking here, and keep track of your Transactions for PayPal and Amazon by looking in here.
Now your shop is open for business and you can start selling your products online and easily managing your orders.
For any further help and assistance have a look on our Online Shop area on the 123 Reg support site.