Getting Started

It's time to build your store! Because there are so many different ways that you can operate KitCart, it's easy to wonder how to get started, or even to worry about forgetting key steps on the way to your first sale. This section of the Help Center outlines the most important tasks to get your KitCart business up and running as quickly as possible.

 

  • KitCart's Checklist
  • Adding business settings to your store
  • Setting up your store
  • Setting up your email

 

  • KitCart's Checklist

This checklist outlines all the steps that you need to take to get started with KitCart. These steps will help guide you create, open, and promote your online store. You might find it helpful to print this checklist or to download it as a PDF so that you can refer to it throughout the setup process. 

 

  • Before you start
  • Set up your online store
  • Organize your store

 

  • Before you start

Before you start setting up your KitCart store, it's important to understand your goals. Ask yourself basic questions about your store. For example, do you want to sell your products both online and in person? Do you need to create a domain name or link your domain name to your KitCart store? This can help you to focus your attention and speed up your setup process. You might also want to think about which pricing plan meets your needs. 

 

  • Set up your online store

Before you stock your KitCart store with products, you need to enter some information about yourself and your store. You need to decide on some basic standards for your product listings and customer transactions. Also, if your plan is Start up or Scale up, you need to set up your domain to make sure that your customers can find your store online.

  • Log in to your store
  • Name your store
  • Choose your legal business name and address
  • Set up your payment provider
  • Set up your shipping settings
  • Set up your domain

 

  • Log in to your store

You can log in to KitCart on desktop, or on your mobile phone, iPhone or Android, through www.kitcart.net

You can click the forget password if you forget your login password, a link will be sent to your email address to set up another password. If you forget the email used to log in to KitCart, contact Support.

 

  • Name your store

Your online store name is the name that is displayed on every page of your website.

  1. From your KitCart admin, go to Settings > Shop Settings.
  2. Click General.
  3. Enter the name of your store in the Store name text field
  4. Enter your Store description, Notification & Reply-to email, with the other necessary information.
  5. Click save.

 

  • Choose your legal business name and address

Your legal business name and address will appear on your bill. With the correct address listed on your KitCart bill, you might be able to claim KitCart as a business expense.

  1. From your KitCart admin, go to Settings > Shop Settings.
  2. Click Location.
  3. Enter your Company, Address, City, State, Postal/Zip Code, and other necessary information.
  4. Click save.

 

  • Set up your payment provider

Link to Payments

 

  • Set up your shipping settings

Link to Shipping

 

  • Set up your domain

Link to domain management

  • Organize your store

The way that your store looks and the kind of products that you’re going to sell are two of the most important parts of your online store. Try the themes to see which one looks best, and then add some products to sell. Depending on how many products you offer, adding and organizing your product listings can be the most time-consuming step of setting up a KitCart store. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to add your products, organize them into groups, and set the necessary shipping information.

  • Customize your store
  • Add your products
  • Add a blog to your store

 

  • Customize your store

Link to Customization

 

  • Add your products

You can add or update information about a product such as its title, description, price, stock quantity, weight, and picture in your KitCart admin.

Add a new product

  1. On your KitCart admin, go to Products > Add products
  2. Enter Product title
  3. Add Short description, Regular Price, Special Price (optional), Stock quantity and Weight
  4. Add a good quality image not more than 3MB
  5. Save to drafts or Publish

To add or to know more about Special Price, go to Deal of the Week

 

  • Add a blog to your store

Link to Blog

 

  • Adding business settings to your store

Before you start setting up your KitCart store, you need to add some essential business information. You don't need to include every detail right away, but be sure to add the following items:

  • Store name
  • Legal business name and address
  • Store currency


 

  • Set your online store name 

Your online store name is the name that is displayed on every page of your website.

  1. From your KitCart admin, go to Settings> Shop Settings.
  2. Click General.
  3. Enter the name of your store in the Store name text field
  4. Enter your Store description, Notification & Reply-to email, with the other necessary information.
  5. Click save.

 

  • Set your legal business name and address 

Your legal business name and address will appear on your bill. With the correct address listed on your KitCart bill, you might be able to claim KitCart as a business expense.

  1. From your KitCart admin, go to Settings > Shop Settings.
  2. Click Location.
  3. Enter your Company, Address, City, State, Postal/Zip Code, and other necessary information.
  4. Click save.


 

  • Set your store currency
  1. From your KitCart admin, go to Settings> Shop Settings.
  2. Click Multicurrency > Add currency
  3. Add your preferred currency  and rate
  4. Click save
  5. Click Add currency to add more currencies
  6. Click save


 

  • Setting up your store

Depending on how many products you plan to enlist, adding and organizing your products can be the most time-consuming step of setting up your KitCart store. It’s worth it however. It is easier for customers to navigate and find products on your store if it’s well organized.

  • Add more products to your store
  • Organize your products
  • Add “About us” and “Contact us” information pages to your store 
  • Add menus and links to your store

 

  • Add more products to your store

The process of adding more products to your store is the same as adding the first one.

  1. On your KitCart admin, go to Products > Add products
  2. Enter Product title
  3. Add Short description, Regular Price, Stock quantity and Weight
  4. Add a good quality image not more than 3MB
  5. Save to drafts or Publish

 

  • Organize your products

You can create product collections to organize your products, making it easy for your customers to find each category of products. For example if you sell clothes on your online store, you can categorize them into men, women and children. If you sell fabrics, you can categorize them based on fabric type, denim, crepe, tulle, lace, etc.

  1. On your KitCart admin, go to Products > Categories > Create Category
  2. Enter the name of the category
  3. Enter your preferences for Featured and Assign To Menu
  4. Add a file for the category
  5. Click save

 

  • Add “About us” and “Contact us” information pages to your store

If you have information that you want your customers to know about that won’t change often, for example details about your organization or the information for your store. You can go to Pages on your admin, create those permanent contents.

  1. From your KitCart admin, go to Store Settings > Pages > Add New
  2. Enter Page Title, Excerpt and Content
  3. Click save

 

  • Add menus and links to your store

You need menu and links to help your customers explore your store.

Link to Menus

 

  • Setting up your email

Redirect to Email Marketing – Newsletter

 

  • Manage your contacts

You can view all your store contacts, subscribers and customers’ email to facilitate acquaintance with them

  1. From your KitCart admin, go to Newsletter > Contacts
  2. Click either All contacts, subscribers or customers to view their emails 
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