After registration at Shopshastra your ecommerce website will be live on the internet in a few minutes. To get your online store up and running, configure it with the following settings. These are a few minimal settings to be implemented on your website to begin selling products online.
Begin the process of setting up your online store with the following.
Login to administration panel– Your eCommerce website has a hidden panel that lets you administer and configure it. The email you receive on registering has details on how to login to your administration panel. Learn how to login to administration page
Create more administrators– Don’t share the main password that has been emailed to you. Create more administrators instead. Learn how to add administrators
Create Shop Managers– Shop Managers are users allowed to manage the shop without being Administrators. Having multiple Shop Managers allow you to delegate tasks to your team. Learn how to create shop managers
Add admin login to your footer– An admin login link at the footer of the page will help you to navigate to admin page at any time. Learn how to add an admin login link
Product Related Settings
To sell products online, you should have some on your website. You can get started by adding products and their details.
Add products– Start by adding products to your online store: product name, product description, specifications & price. Learn how to add simple products
Upload Images– Upload images to communicate visual details of your products. If you haven’t yet taken images of your products, we can recommend you agencies that can help you create images at a reasonable cost. Learn how to upload images to your products
Add variable products– You might have products in variations like color, size, weight etc. Learn how to add variable products.
Product organization– To allow customers to browse your ecommerce website, give an organized structure to it by creating tags, attributes, and categories.
- Learn how to create Global Attributes.
- Learn how to create Product Specific Attributes.
- Learn how to create Product Categories.
- Learn how to create Product Sub Categories
Aesthetics of your eCommerce Website
Keeping the brand personality of your store in mind, you can start customizing the default theme. It will help in establishing the visual identity of your online store. Learn how to make multiple changes to your site.
Header- Upload an industry-specific header image to your online store
Background– Set the background color of your website using a color scheme.
Upload Logo– Upload your logo along with a site icon. We can arrange for your logo to be designed if you don’t already have one. Learn how to add a logo
Menu bar– Edit the primary menu with relevant items to make it easier for your visitors to navigate. Learn how to add categories and subcategories to menu.
Shopshastra’s tax management system is fully GST compatible. GST based on standard 18% slab has already been setup for you and cGST, sGST, and iGST will be charged automatically on your products. Learn how to change GST slab
By default, the origin state is set to the state you provided when registering. Update the state (if needed) under which your shop is registered for GST in all the slabs. Learn how to change GST state
Set Shipping zones- Add shipping zones (defined by a country, state, city or pin codes) to which you will ship your products and select a shipping method (flat rate, free shipping, weight or price based). Learn how to set shipping zones
Shipping classes- Set shipping classes for the different product types in your store. Examples of products classes are: Documents, Fragile goods, Hazardous goods or Valuable goods. You can have a different set of shipping options and prices for each class of products. Learn how to create shipping classes
Decide how you will accept payments. Shopshastra’s built-in payment processing system is integrated with main Indian payment gateways such as PayU, CCAvenue, PayTM, Instamojo, Atom Paynetz, EBS, RazorPay, PayPal as well as NEFT and Cash on Delivery (COD).
For selling to the domestic market it is best to begin with NEFT/Bank Transfers. You can also accept COD payments. For selling abroad, it is easy to setup a PayPal payment gateway to automatically accept payments.
Contact Page– Let your users get in touch with you easily. Add details to your contact page like email id, address, contact number, etc.
Set shop address– Edit your shop’s address on the footer of your website.Learn how to edit address on the footer
About– Introduce yourself to your visitors by adding your brand’s story in the “About” page of your website.
Extend functionality of your ShopShastra eCommerce Website by adding plugins.Learn how to add plugins
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your pricing?
There is no time limit for the Free Plan, and you can run the store and conduct sales while on it. To use a custom domain with your store you must shift to either the Standard or Premium Plan. The monthly pricing of the Standard plan and Premium plan is Rs.720 and Rs.2880 respectively. The pricing is exclusive of 18% GST.
Do you need to know coding to develop web pages or edit your website?
No. Even with zero technical knowledge you can create pages or edit any part of your website as per your need. Our help desk provides full support to demonstrate and guide you to implement the same.
Do you charge any additional store/website management fee?
No. There is no store management or set-up fee charged for your website.
How is the speed of the website?
The website is superfast. ShopShastra runs on WordPress which is designed for speed. The site is hosted in India with a super fast content distribution network (CDN) also hosted in India.
Who will provide the domain?
You get a custom domain in ShopShastra’s standard and premium plans for which there are no additional costs involved. You can also use a domain from third-party domain providers.
Who uploads the products to your website?
This is optional. You can upload products if you have the knowledge. If not, we can get agencies to do it for you.
Is there any limitation for products upload?
No. You can upload as many products as you want to your website.
Can your existing domain be configured under Shopshastra?
Yes. If you already have a domain purchased, we can configure it with your ShopShastra website. There are no additional charges for this.
Do you provide paid themes?
No. We don’t provide any paid themes. However, you are free to pay for and use a paid theme on your ShopShastra site.
How is the Premium plan different from the Standard one?
Shopshastra’s premium plan hosts a set of premium features to provide your customers with a better buying experience. You can run a loyalty program, offer free gifts, build customer reviews, and answer customer queries.
Who takes care of shipping?
We setup shipping for you that lets you use main courier firms such as Fedex India, DHL, Blue Dart, etc.
Who provides the payment gateways?
ShopShastra comes with built-in payment gateways options. You need to get an account with these gateways which may take up to 3 weeks to activate. We can assist you in getting the account.
What is the support level in terms of website customization provided by you?
We offer 100% support when it comes to your website customization. We can help you to set the aesthetics of your website as per your needs. This includes uploading a logo, setting a header image, changing backgrounds, editing footer, edit primary menu, changing color and font, and much more.
Once you’re done setting up the options mentioned above, begin selling! After a while when you are completely accustomed to running your online store with the Free Plan, upgrade your ecommerce website to the Standard plan under your own domain name.