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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: What to do AFTER you register Reply with quote

Please note the date of this post. Many changes have been made since this Tuorial was written



This should help you with just about everything except your meta tags.

Step 2

What to do after you register

First thing after registering is decide what color you want for your storefront.

Log in at www.ecrater.com/admin

Color Templates
Select Color Templates from the left side menu
There are several color choices pre-selected for you.
Click in the circle under the color you would like
Click update
Click ON the template itself to change the image that is there to your own.
Choose image (175 x 196 px: jpg, gif or png) that you have on your hard drive by clicking Browse and selecting it
Click update

To see what this looks like select Store Preview from the left side menu. It will open in a new window.
If you dont like it you can always change it by repeating the above steps.
Now its time to upload the logo

Upload Logo
Select Upload Logo on the left side menu
Choose your logo (max 250 x max 68 px: jpg, gif or png) that you have on your hard drive by clicking Browse and selecting it
Click update
You can change this at anytime by clicking reset and following the above instructions again. You may have to manually refresh your screen to see the new image.


Dont have a logo try making one yourself
http://www.grsites.com/logo/
http://cooltext.com/


Step 3


Edit Texts
It is very important to fill out the text areas. Think about it, would you buy something and pay for it with out any idea of the place you are doing business with? This area is set up so you can make the customer know you.

Home Page This is the text that appears on the home page of your storefront, right under the Welcome. This space is limited to 8 lines of text. Remember your home page is the window to your store.

About Us - Tell your customers all about you here.

Contact Us - If someone is going to give you money that want to know how to get in touch with you. An email address is nice but an address and phone number will even make then feel more in touch with the seller especially on more expensive items.

Terms and Conditions Tell your buyers when you expect to receive payment and how. Tell them when you will ship and how. If selling used items you might want to explain your grading of conditions scale here.

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
Click on add new faq item
Name this will appear at the top of the page making it easy for your customer to read the questions and decide which questions they want to view the answers to by just clicking on the question at the top of the page.
Description is the answer to the question above.

You can have as many FAQ as you want.
You can correct or change them by clicking on the Name instead of clicking on add new faq item.
You can delete it by clicking on delete to the right of the Name.

Title Tag This is what shows at the very top of the screen in the blue bar.


Step 4 - sorry never got this one done


Step 5

Categories

ROOT Categories
First set up a Root category. To do this click on Categories
Click on add a category - the bottom center after the list of categories you already created

Fill in the Name of your ROOT category
Decide if you want this ROOT category to be featured on your home page. (1)
If so, decide which position you want this category to be in and then upload an image relating to that category.
Click on add.
Repeat for each ROOT category you want in your store.

SUB Categories
To set up a sub-category. Click on Categories then select edit to the right of the ROOT category you want this sub category under.
Click on add a category - the bottom center
Fill in the Name of your sub-category
Decide if you want this sub-category to be featured on your home page. (1)
If so, decide which position you want this category to be in and then upload an image relating to that category.
Click on add.
Repeat for each sub category you want in this root category.

SUB SUB Categories
You can keep adding sub after sub after sub if you so desire.


(1) A featured category can be a root category or a sub-category. This will be one of 5 categories that will some up on your home page. You must upload an image to have this be a featured category.

This is how your Root category with a sub category will look:

Category Items
Jeans 1
Pants 21
Shirts - Long Sleeve 20
Surprised Button Front Shirts - Long Sleeve 14
Surprised Pull Over Shirts - Long Sleeve 6
Shirts - Short Sleeve 90
Surprised Button Front Shirts - Short Sleeve 54
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