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Are you asking: How do I build an online store in Wix?
I wanted to create a series to help fill a major need in the Wix market. People want to know how to build a Wix Ecommerce website and what the capabilities of the platform truly are. With that in mind, I listened to my community, read comments and engaged with Wix Design Pros.
Today, I am bringing you the Introduction of a multiple part series. The series is called: “Wix Ecommerce: The Ultimate Guide To Building An Online Store in Wix”
Part 2 of this Wix Ecommerce series is all about laying the foundation for your online store in Wix. I hold a heavy emphasis on the Wix Stores vs. Ecwid conversation and try to provide the best insight possible for moving forward with your ecommerce shop in Wix. In addition, we go ahead and physically add the online store to our Wix website and discuss the different pages attached to it.
This series is specifically made for entrepreneurs, CEO’s, Founder’s, President’s and Co-Founder’s looking to build an online store for their startup/business or re-design their existing online store. The goal is to bring you quality Wix Ecommerce training videos while also displaying the capabilities you have with Wix Code too.
I want this series to serve as your main resource when building an online store in Wix. Ecommerce is an entirely huge market at the moment and I have not found a Wix Ecommerce full inclusive series, so I wanted to pioneer it.
If you are interested in hiring my team and I to build your online store in Wix, email me: email@example.com
Series Schedule: (x1 Video Per Day)
Friday January 18 – Part 1 | The Introduction
Saturday January 19 – Part 2 | Wix Ecommerce Setup/Planning
Sunday January 20 | Customizing Your Wix Store
Monday January 21 | Discovering Administrative Functions in Wix
Tuesday – Thursday January 22-24 | Wix Code Wix Stores
Friday | Wix Stores Marketing Strategies
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are you ready to learn how to set up and properly plan out an e-commerce website well join me today here at wicks training Academy to find out exactly how we’re gonna build out a Wix ecommerce site now today we’re not actually gonna physically start doing customization or anything like that so if that’s what you were looking for you could hop off now and pick up on our next video but if you are looking for a good ground and foundation for your
e-commerce website you’re gonna want to stick around guys before we hop into anything click that subscribe button down below if you find any value whatsoever during this video hit that like button for the same and comment if you have any questions or stuff you would like to see coming up before we actually jump into it I just launched the brand new witch training Academy website go check that out with Schrank aadmi comm link in the description
below and you can check out the new site so guys when starting an e-commerce website in which you start at this page right here when you click create website and then it brings you to this menu to choose what type of website you’re looking to create thankfully Wix has made it pretty easy and congregated the content and the templates that they have available for certain styles of websites so you can see right here they have one for an online store
so we’re gonna click online store and then we’re gonna see let ATI create the website or create your website with the Wix editor we’re gonna choose a template and create it with the editor and then it’ll bring you to a nice selection of online store templates now they have created some fairly good-looking online store templates and there’s some great starting points for your e-commerce website you can choose to use a template and if you decide
you want to use a template you would simply come over here you could click view to view the template out before you decide to commit to it because that is something to note once you commit to a template on Wix you are committed to that template you cannot switch your template halfway through the building of your website without having to go get a new template and build out what you’ve already built that is something I believe Wix is working on
but at the moment that’s how it is so make sure you’re confident and positive that this is the template you want moving forward that said you do have complete custom customization and control over the look and feel so even if this wasn’t the template you wanted and you figure that out midway through you can use Wix to design anything you want so technically you can recreate a template that you like using that same template you’ve currently got so
once you’re on here and you look at it and you say you know what this is the site I want you would go ahead and click edit this site now I’m not gonna do that because I’m gonna go back and I’m gonna go to blank templates and we’re gonna click start from scratch because on this e-commerce series I want to show you from scratch how we’re building out a social and not a social network a Wix e-commerce site so we’d click Edit on that and then it will
pull up the editor and it will show us nothing besides tools and that’s it because we are literally starting from a blank slate and no content no functionality nothing this is a blank template now when deciding what route to take for Wix e-commerce this is what I wanted to note for today’s video before we actually jump into it there’s two routes to take the first is you can utilize Wix stores which now integrates with Wix code which means that
there’s complete customization throughout the shoppers journey and experience on your web site which changes the game or there’s equity and equity is another fantastic ecommerce solution that has an app here for Wix and integrates straight into your Wix website the one thing I will tell you about ecwid that might be a little bit more user friendly too as compared to Wix is I know drop shipping is a very big thing technically speaking you can make
drop shipping happen now in which stores with the addition of Wix stores API opening to Wix code but it would require some custom coding and actually implementing an API from your drop shipper that said if you decided to go with ecwid it would come pre-loaded with some drop shippers already available to you in the api’s already open so that way you just have two input login information so if you are taking that route in particular that may be
something you want to consider before jumping right into the which stores app granted which stores also provides a lot of different in-house functionality like combining with your wif CRM and shooting all the customer purchase information and customer profiles into the WIC CRM you’ve got the Wix members app that it combines with and utilizes so that way your members or customers can create a profile but not being forced to create a profile and
not have to worry about losing their information or information not being stored because they’ll have a member profile account so that is a plus to which stores as well depending on what you decide to choose it ultimately does not matter but what does matter is that you get the Wix ecommerce hosting plan this will be a requirement when deciding what type of website you’re going to build out whether that be Wix stores app or the equity regardless
of what that is you need the Wix ecommerce hosting plan I will tell you – with which stores you only need that hosting plan in order to take payments and have all that customization with ecwid you have the Wix stores ecommerce plan plus if you do want like dropshippers or added features within ecwid they also have product levels so that’s the one downside of third-party apps the upside is usually those third-party apps also have quite a few
pre-made integrations and pre-made functionalities that make your life easier in online stores so if you’re debating over cost the cost-effective solution here is which stores that does not mean you’re sacrificing quality that does not mean you’re sacrificing sales that just means you’re going more based off of costs and you are anything else and that is a-ok because if I were you you want to maximize profit and I don’t blame you so you want to
make sure you pick the most cost-effective solution so those are the little basis as far as comparing which stores to ecwid stores I will maybe make an update video I have made a video about Wix store versus Ecuador’s I’ll throw up in a card right here in the top right of mobile and also the top right of your desktop you can watch that video for a better explanation I do need to update it warning because which stores has since integrated with
which code and updated so depending on whatever you choose is completely up to you but what we’re going to use for this Wix ecommerce series is Wix stores so we’re gonna utilize which stores and the functionality it provides us so in today’s video I’m gonna conclude by showing you how to actually add which stores and what that looks like so to add which stores to your new e-commerce website by the way the Wix online store templates already come
with Wix tours pre-loaded in so you don’t have to go through any added steps but if you want complete customization and freedom over this look and feel of your website you should start from scratch if you don’t mind adjusting a template and you still have that complete control and freedom that’s fine to go with that but to add which stores we’re gonna go to add apps and then we’re gonna come over here oh look at that we’ve already got it
populated right here Add to site and then what its gonna do you’re gonna click get started and it’s gonna add a couple of things to your website number one it’s going to add a store page to your website number two it’s going to add a member profile page to your Wix website it’s gonna add a shopping cart it’s also going to add a checkout process on top of that it will add a product gallery with pre-loaded products in there and it will it will add
these member pages in here such as my account my orders my address is my wallet and you’ll have all of your cart page product page and Thank You page you’ll also notice if we turn on Wix code and turn on developer tools that a database is populated and it says stores and inside that stores main database there’s a collections and there’s a products and both of these are different storage places that way you can utilize wicks code to customize that
journey for the customer or shopper going through your online store so this is something to consider in something to be aware of when deciding between ecwid and which stores ecwid does not integrate straight into which code as easily as which stores does because which stores is literally built into the database when you add it whereas ecwid is not so that is something to consider because you do have a lot of manipulation and control over how the
store functions adding reviews adding a wish list system all of those things happen via Wix code so if those are things that you’d like to have in your in your e-commerce store which personally I recommend which stores app may be the route for you but for today I just wanted to show you the whole planning phase and choosing between equity and which stores and how to add the store tomorrow’s video we’re actually gonna go over some customization of
these different pages of the products of the actual store itself and then we’ll dive deeper into how we can change things and how we can move forward in that if you enjoyed this video throw a thumbs up down below don’t forget to subscribe and turn those Bell notifications on if you found any value in this video guys it’s much appreciated the least you could do for me and then don’t forget to comment any questions or anything you’d like to see
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