A good online store is critical to the success of your online business. With the holiday season just around the corner, there is no better time to create an online store to sell your products or services.
Finding the right ecommerce platform that fits your needs could be confusing. You don’t want to start out with a complex shopping cart system -- you end up spending more time learning how to use it than actually selling your products. What’s worse is, your shopping cart system is too fancy and complicated that your users get frustrated and abandon their shopping cart before the actual purchase.
If you looking to setup your first online store, the Website.com Product Catalog application might just be want you need -- it’s simple and easy-to-use, yet flexible and powerful enough to handle your ecommerce needs. The Website.com Product Catalog is designed to make it easy to sell online. No technical skill needed.
Advantages of using the Product Catalog app
Easy PayPal Payment Processing
Users on our Business or Ecommerce plans will have access to the PayPal-integrated payment processor. This means you can accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal payments on your website. All you need is a PayPal account.
Just enter in your PayPal account email address and our system will connect your webstore to the PayPal payment processor so that you can start receiving online payments. Payments are processed by PayPal and no payment information will be stored on your website or Website.com account to ensure maximum security and privacy.
Flexible Product Listings
In addition to standard product fields like name, price, image and description, you can also add:
- Shipping costs
- Status (e.g. Active, On Sale, Sold Out, etc)
- Product highlights
- Options (e.g. size, color)
If your customers are using tablets and smartphones to make purchases, you need to make sure your webstore is mobile-friendly. When you add the Product Catalog app, your product and checkout pages are all integrated seamlessly into your website for both desktop and mobile viewing. This creates the best user experience regardless of what device they’re browsing your store with.
How to add the Product Catalog
The Product Catalog app is found under Products in the Add Page function in your editor.
There are five different page layout designs to choose from.
You are certainly not limited to the page layout you’ve selected during page setup -- you can always change it afterwards via the Page Settings panel. Changing page layouts will not affect the products you’ve already added to your Product Catalog app (i.e. you won’t need to re-upload your entire store).
To learn more about the Product Catalog application or if you need further step-by-step instructions on using the app, please check out our Help Library.
- (no comment)