In this blog post, we'll show you how to take your JimdoPage store from 0 to 60 as a fully functioning online store. It basically takes four main steps:
Add a new element and select the Store Item option. The store item module looks similar to the regular Text with Photo element. Tip: We suggest you make a page for each item in your store. That way, you can add additional information, videos, or even documents like PDFs. You can then link to the store item page from the catalog.
Give your item a name and add a description.
Select tags (keywords) to categorize your items. These can be used later to filter your store's catalog overview.
Click on the Photo tab of the element to upload as many photos of the item as you'd like. The first photo will be the main image of the item and is displayed in the catalog overview. You can choose from three different image sizes. With the detail-view option, images will be automatically enlarged and your customers can see the photos in high-magnification.
Select the Price tab to set the item's price.
Set the shipping charges for the item for sale. Tip: You'll need to activate shipping charges first. This and other shipping settings are in the Shipping submenu of the Store settings in the SiteAdmin toolbar. For example, you can set default shipping charges, maximum shipping costs, free shipping for orders of a certain size, etc.
Display information about the availability of the items in your store. Green = available, yellow = limited availability, red = not available. The exact availability descriptions can be changed in the SiteAdmin toolbar under Settings > Store > Settings.
Variations of your items allow you to offer different types of the same product. For example, you can list a t-shirt in different colors and sizes. You can even set different prices and availability for the variants, if you're sold out of M or XL costs more. Just click on the Set Individually button for the price or availability column. As soon as you set different item variations, your customers will be able to choose from them.
As soon as you've added a few items to your store, you can display them in a catalog/list on your JimdoPage. Try adding the catalog to your site's main page so your customers will be able to see everything you're selling in your store. If you've added tags to your items, you can also sort and filter items easily based on the tags.
There are two display options: catalog and list. Depending on which you select, your store items will be displayed differently. Try it out!
If someone sees something in your catalog that they like, they will be taken to that item's page when they click on the item.
So that we and your customers know who's running your online store, we need some basic contact information. Log into your JimdoPage, click on Settings > User > Your Profile. Fill it out, please!
You can offer your customers multiple ways to pay! Select from PayPal (sign up for an account if you don't have one already), invoicing, payment in advance, collection upon delivery, local pickup, or local delivery. Your customers can choose from the activated payment methods during the order process.
If local law requires you to charge sales tax or you need to display VAT, you can activate this and set the tax rate in the Store Settings.
When they order, your customers receive an order confirmation, and a shipment confirmation when you mark the purchase as shipped. Edit the email templates however you would like.
Check to make sure your Terms of Service, Refund/Cancellation Policy, Contact/About/Imprint are finished so that visitors and potential customers know your store's policies and how to get in touch with you.
Orders is a new button in the SiteAdmin toolbar. This new section is a summary of all orders. You can easily review your store's orders, manage the order process, mark orders as completed, and archive old transactions.