TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Before Creating a Store
- Step 1: Create a Store
- Step 2: Create Before Next Steps:
- Step 3: Set Up a Store
- Step 4: Configure Store Experience
- Step 5: Publish Stores
In the steps below, Administrators learn the most optimal path to getting a store set up and configured in Znode.
Before Creating a Store
Some of what goes into the Store can be created before the Store exists.
Customize a Theme to create a unique front-end experience.
Create the Products for the Store
Create Categories and associate Products with a Category.
Create a Catalog and Associate Categories with the Catalog.
Note: Some of what goes into the Store can only be created after the Store is created. The following are the details that help Administrators complete a Store set up.
Step 1: Create a Store
Navigate to: Stores & Reps > Stores > "Add New" button
First, add the required General Store Details including the Store Identity fields and the Store Contact Information. Then, use the "Save" button to save progress. The page reloads with action confirmation.
Administrators can set up additional Store settings from their Stores tab menus. The Store is created but still incomplete. Administrators need to create some additional information prior to making the store live.
Step 2: Create Before Next Steps:
This is an "in-between" step. Some of the things which are used to build a Store can only be made after the Store has been created. Here's a list:
Create User Profiles
Create a Price List
Create a Warehouse and Associate Inventory
Create and Associate Shipping Methods
Create and Associate Payment Methods
Step 3: Set Up a Store
Navigate to: Stores & Reps > Stores > "Manage" action
Administrators would need to navigate through the Store tab menus for each "To-Do" list item.
Store Setup To-Do List
How to Manage Store for Store Setup
URL Tab - Associate a Domain with the Store
Profiles Tab - Associate unassigned User Profiles with the Store
Price List Tab - Associate a Price List with the Store
Inventory Tab - Associate a Warehouse with a Store
Shipping Method - Associate a Shipping Method with a Store
Payment Method - Associate a Payment Method with a Store
Step 4: Configure Store Experience
Navigate to: CMS > Store Experience
Administrators can configure general, store-specific visual settings (such as a Store's Favicon, Website Logo, Website title, etc.) and Widgets.
What are Widgets? Widgets are reusable blocks of code that can be modified without the help of a developer that serve various functions. A "Configure" button will indicate which widgets are configurable. If a Widget does not have a "Configure" button, it is not configurable.
Example: Advertisement Banner widget can be used/reused to display a "Deal of the Day" or "Black Friday" sales from a Stores homepage.
For more information on Widgets
Store Experience Configuration
Administrators need to navigate through the Store Experience tab menus for each "To-Do" list item.
Before getting started and based on your requirements, you may need to create these items to configure widgets:
Create Brands for Brand List
Create Banner Sliders for Slider and Advertisement Banner.
Select Website Logo and Favicon images. Enter details for Website Title
Add details for Social Media, Help Section, Store Info, and Payment Gateway Widgets.
Select a Default Image. If required, add details for Auto Image Resize Settings.
Select the PDP template for each Product Type. By default, Administrators can choose "Big", "Medium", and "Small".
Navigate to: Stores & Reps > Stores > "Preview" action
Administrators can preview the webstore before publishing by using the "Preview" action. The Preview link is only to launch a Webstore from the Site Admin. Non-published changes will not be seen using Preview.
A URL must be assigned to a Store before the "Preview" action can be used.
Once all Store Setup is done and a Store is Published, the Administrator can launch a Webstore using the Preview link.
Preview option can be used to review product content, catalog updates, CMS content.
Changes to the Theme, Store Setting, and Global Attributes will not be reflected when viewing the webstore in Preview.
In order to enable Preview URL the following steps need to be followed
- Dev Center > publish needs to be enabled
- Preview : WebstorePreview: Enabled
Step 5: Publish Stores
Navigate to: Stores & Reps > Stores > "Publish" action
"Publish" initiates an update to the application server with Store, Product, or Catalog information so it can be displayed on the front-end of the webstore. Anytime an administrator makes a change to a Store, Product, or Catalog, Customers will not see these changes unless the store is published
Note: A Store must be published before the Store Setup is complete.