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Create an eCommerce Website Using WixStores

The WixStores eCommerce website builder lets you create your eCommerce website without any technical knowledge. It makes life a lot simpler as you don’t need to know all the technical stuffs to make your first website. You don’t even need to hire expensive web developers to get the job done. Creating an online store using WixStores is extremely easy. Domain name, web hosting, site customization, sending newsletters,and everything else you might need is available from WixStores and Wix.com. This is one stop solution for all your online store needs. For those who are familiar with Wix.com, WixStores is an extension of Wix.com. You can think of WixStores as the eCommerce website builder of Wix.com, whereas Wix.com is the free website builder.

In this article we are going to discuss WixStores, an e-commerce building service by Wix. You can create fully functional e-commerce websites from scratch or you can start from an already made template and rearrange it according to your needs. Just like regular websites, you can make an e-commerce site and customize it according to your needs. If you are planning to start selling products online or you have small business and just about to expand your business online then, this will be extremely helpful for you.

First visit Wix.com and create a free account. You can sign up using email account or your existing social network accounts. Once you are logged into your account click on the button ‘Start creating now’ button.

Create an eCommerce Website Using WixStores

In the next page select the type of website you want to create. You can create different types of websites like personal blog, photography site, music related website and much more. To create e-commerce website select the ‘Online Store’ option.

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Now select the web site template that will be suitable for your e-commerce website. There are hundreds of templates to choose from. Select the template and hit the ‘Edit’ button to customize the template. The HTML5 based drag and drop interface is a joy to use, it lets you customize almost all website elements like background color, images, font style, favicons and much more. You can add multiple pages to your website if you want.

eCommerce Website Using WixStores

Once you are satisfied with the design of your e-commerce website click on the ‘WixStores’ icon, which is the last icon in the HTML5 drag ‘n drop editor. Here you will get all the options to manage your e-commerce website. You can add new products, add product images, and add brief description about the product, which you are going to sell online. From here you can access your WixStores store manager, which serves as the backend of your store. Think of this as the hub where you can manage all the behind the scenes work of your online store.

Shipping information and tax rates can be specified as well. You can also select the relevant payment methods to receive the payment from your customers. Coupon codes can be added to offer additional discounts to your customers. WixStores allows you to check the inventory status and also manage your store’s orders.

Sending periodic newsletters to customers is also possible, thanks to WixShoutOut. This makes managing your business convenient, because instead of having to manage a variety of different applications, WixStores has all your bases covered.

So as you can see, it is a fully functional e-commerce website that is ready to serve your customers. If you are planning to step into the e-commerce business then, I’ll recommend you to check out WixStores. It is an easy and affordable solution to get started with e-commerce websites.

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Nitin Sirsat

Working as a Process Manager at Eclerx Services. I love Blogging.

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