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How to create E-commerce website

May 10th, 2011
Create E-commerce website

CS-Cart allows to create E-commerce website easily and quickly for everyone: E-commerce newbies and experienced business owners.

In order to create E-commerce website – follow the steps below.

Purchase:

Webhosting and domain name. When you get them, keep in mind CS-Cart requirements for proper work of the system.

Order CS-Cart License. An order can be placed here. Get an account in our Help Desk and download the software there.

CS-Cart Installation. You can do it by yourself following the instruction on the Reference guide as well as Alt-team.com cane perform professional installation for you which is provided for free by our company.

Setup

  • Your company details with address should be entered.
  • Define languages you want to be available on the site.
  • Set up payment methods that will be accepted in your store.
  • Set up necessary shipping methods and/or create your own custom ones.
  • Create and set up taxes applicable to your products.
  • Set up general settings that affect your store overall and configure some basic information of the store. You can find a detailed description of the settings can in Reference Guide.

That's all – you managed to create E-commerce website. Now turn to some specific settings.

Inventory

  • Product database import in CSV format.
  • Add your products manually — if you chose this way, first do the following things:
    • create categories to group similar products;
    • define manufacturers;
    • global options and features.

Design

  • Store design — choose the desired theme using skin selector.
  • Home page — you can insert your own datas:
    • default page title,
    • welcome text,
    • meta-information.
  • Adjust the appearance settings of your store (logo, language, date format, etc.)
  • You are also able to customize CS-Cart templates to match your existing website. You can use professional design creation and integration services.

Functionality

Every online business has its own feature and requirements, so you may need to change CS-Cart default functionality.

There are two ways to do it:

  • by yourself (if you are familiar with PHP, MySQL and Smarty);
  • if you don't have technical knowledges, order our custom development services.

 

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