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Operations Settings – PART I

All the settings of your store can be accessed by clicking on ‘Settings‘ from the menu at the top. The important settings that require your verification for your business to run are housed under Operations Settings.

Operations Settings

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Default currency

Your default currency should be the currency of the country that you’re operating in.

The base currency is referenced by the system at your shopfront and the control panel. Before you start your business, it is important to define your base currency.

The “Currency ISO-3″ field is the currency code used to identify the currency. For example, if you are operating in the United States, your Currency ISO-3 should be ‘USD‘.

It is especially important for when you checkout using PayPal, the ISO-3 is required to identify the currency of the checkout amount. If you are not sure of currency code you should use, check this table prepared by PayPal.

Do you provide Worldwide Shipping? Subscribe to our 'Currency Plus' Tool!

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Payment Options

During checkout, your customer may want to choose how they want to pay for the order.

Depending on the kind of payment mode (e.g. cash/internet-bank transfers/paypal) you provide, you may add under:
Payment Options > Add New Payment Options.

After clicking on the ‘Add New Payment Option’ button, you will see the types of payment processors – Manual Payment / Paypal. payment options Optional – You may charge a processing fee for each payment option.

To edit an existing option, click on the payment name from the table.

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Shipment Options

Alike Payment Options, you can add any kind of Shipment Option (e.g. Normal/Registered postage, Courier services) that you will be providing. Simply click ‘Add New Shipment Option’.

To provide worldwide shipment, subscribe to our 'Country Handling' Tool.

This will allow your customers to choose how they want their orders to be sent to them. To edit an existing option, click on the option name from the table. A list of options will appear when you’ve clicked on ‘Add New Shipment Option’.

Shipment options are differentiated by how the shipping fee will be calculated.

Free Shipment – No shipping fee will be charged.

Fixed amount – A flat amount of shipping fee is charged.

Other options require ‘Shipment Plus‘ tool subscription. Learn more about the other Shipment Methods options.

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Optional Settings

Additional options and Checkout options are not a requirement for your store’s basic operation. You can find more information about the optional settings from the Operations Settings – Part II.  Click the icon in your settings to re-arrange the value of the options.

Products Management – Part I

Control Panel > Products

Adding Products

There are two parts to Products: Product Catalog & Product Lists.

Product Catalog: Categorizing your products when you’ve uploaded them.
Product Lists: Choosing certain products to be shown in your web-store.

Before you can add a product, you must have a category to start with.
It’s usually easier to track your items if you categorize them!

Product Catalog

To create a new category:
1. Click on the “Create Category” button.
2. Enter the category name and select a category type. E.g. Apparels, Bags, Footwear, Accessories
3. Select ‘Hidden from menu’.
4. Click on “Submit” to create the new category.

You may want to put those categories above as the Parent Category and have sub-categories under them. For example:

Category Options

Category Options
Now ‘SALE‘ is our Parent Category and ‘Accessories‘ is our sub-category. Feel free to add as many sub-categories as you like!

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Products

To add a new product:
1.  Click on the “Add New Product” button.
2. Enter the product name, price and description.
3. Choose a category for the new product.

*When adding products, all fields with an asterisk are compulsory.

Code (SKU): Product code for your own reference when handling orders/enquiries from customers.
Usual price: If you want to put a particular item on sale, you can put the usual price as the higher price.
Stock on hand: The product will be active as long as it has more than 0 in quantity.

Subscribe to our tool to add Unlimited Products!

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Product Lists

Control Panel > Products > ‘Lists’ tab

Here is where you have your products appear on your web-store!

Depending on what products you want appearing on your store, you can create a list for the products.

To create a list:
1. ‘Lists’ tab
2. Click on ‘Create New List’.

Product lists

To have products to be displayed on the front page:
1. Create New List – e.g. STORE FRONT.
2. Select ‘Display in Homepage’ under List Information’.
3. Add products of your choice – these products could be your top-sellers or new arrivals!

For products to appear in your menus:
1. Create New List – e.g. Available/New Arrivals/Sales
2. Select ‘Display in Menu’ under ‘List Information’.
3. Add products of your choice.

If you have done so, check out your webpage! It should look something like that.

Store front

Image for demonstration purposes only.

Now you have different lists shown on your webpage – ‘Available’ and ‘New Arrivals’.
Feel free to create more lists! E.g. Apparels/Sales/Menswear

To be able to create unlimited lists, you will have to unlock the tool!

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Additional Images

There are 2 ways to upload additional images:
1. Upload from your computer.
2. Provide a URL and we will copy from the address.

To add additional images to the product:
1. Click on ‘Catalog’ tab.
2. Select a Category from the drop-down menu.
3. Click on ‘Product Images’ icon.
4. Add images of the product.

Additional Images

For unlimited product images, you will have to unlock the tool!

Once you have done so, your product page should look something like that.

Product Further Info

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Additional Product Details

Does your product have multiple colors or sizes of the same design but you find it a hassle to upload the same product image/details all over again?
Fret not! Yourowncart allows you to upload parameters of a product, saving you all the trouble!

Subscribe to our Product Parameters tool!

Read on how to Manage Your Products (Products Management – Part II).

Layout Settings – Part I

Control Panel > Settings > Layout

Layout Templates

All newly set up stores are installed with the default template. The appearance of the default template can be customized easily at the Layout Settings page.

Layout templates
The most effective way to change the appearance of a website is to change the background image. You can upload your background image to free image hosts (e.g. TinyPic) and link them to your store at the “Background Image’ field.

Besides changing the background image, you can also make changes to the colors used at your store by updating the color theme settings. Mix and match 3 of your favorite colors and use it at your store.

You can see the changes directly at your shopfront.
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Template HTML Editor

If you have basic HTML knowledge, you can further enhance your store appearance by tweaking the HTML template of your store. Click on the “Template HTML Editor” and you be brought to the HTML editor.

Besides composing the HTML from scratch at the editor, you can also do it using your preferred software and import the file to the system. For owners that got their template from BlogSkins, we have prepared the Converter for your use.

Read more on Template HTML Editor (Layout Settings – Part II).

If you are looking for professional design firms to help you with the design, contact our development team for some recommendations.

If you have already unlocked this tool, simply scroll down to the Toolbox in your Control Panel and click on ‘Store at Facebook’.

The Store at Facebook tool will add a new tab in your Facebook Page. When fans click on the “Online Store” tab, they will be able to surf your online store within your Facebook Page. They can add to cart and checkout without leaving Facebook.

As the tool is meant to be integrated with Facebook, you need not spend extra time setting up the design and layout of your store at Facebook. Simply login to link your account and everything will be ready.

All products information are same as the information uploaded in Yourowncart for your online store. To make work easier for you, you will be able to manage the orders in Yourowncart.

Just picture this as a second branch for your shop, while you can manage and run your online store as usual at Yourowncart.

This tool is also compatible with the new Facebook Timeline.

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