Before taking your store live to the public, please ensure that you have read through all of the articles listed below and have successfully set up your online store.
- Step 1: Setting up an online store
- Step 2: Online sales charges
- Step 3: Connecting the payment gateway
- Step 4: Online sales settings
- Step 5: Creating shipping options
- Step 6: Adding items to my Store (or Artworks page)
- Step 7: Testing transactions
- Step 8: Change your store status to live
Within the Online Sales home section of your CMS, you will see a set up checklist showing the completion rate of all of the store settings, as well as a Store Status bar on the right-hand side of the page, which flags the areas that need to be reviewed before you can go live.
Once these steps are complete and you are satisfied with the appearance of your online store you will be able to enable your store from the Online Sales section.
Make sure the online sales set up is complete and all of the points in the status bar are marked in green. If so, you are ready to change the status of your store to 'Live'. Click on the drop down menu in the Store Status bar and change it from Offline to Live.
As soon as you do, a pop-up screen with a check box will appear asking you to confirm you are ready to go live. If anything is missing at this point, the pop-up screen will alert you of the pending issue.
After ticking the box and pressing confirm, you can save the screen and your store will be live to the public!