Do you want to build an online shopping store on your Blogger blog to give a boost to your online business? Learning how to build an online store can be a bit tricky job altogether. However, with some eCommerce plugins, we can neatly convert our blog into a fully flourishing eCommerce site. Recently, one of our users asked us that How to create an online eCommerce store in Blogger Blog. Though, there are numberless eCommerce blogger templates available on the internet, but how to convert our simple blog into a fully functional eCommerce site? Today, in this article, I will show you how to create an online eCommerce store in Blogger blog.
You can sell almost anything on your Blogger site, but the product you are selling must be related to your blog. If you write about technology on your blog, then you can sell any kind of tech gadgets on your blog. If you have written an e-book, then you can make that e-book available through your eCommerce enabled blog. Blogger can also sell T-shirts, jewelry, skin products and almost anything that is legal to sell.
How to Create an Online eCommerce Store in Blogger:
To add an online store in Blogger, we will be using a plugin called ECWID. It is a FREE eCommerce Shopping cart and store solution that helps you to convert your existing blog into a fully functional eCommerce store.
Firstly, you need to register an account at ECWID.com. If you have a PayPal, Facebook or Google account then you can opt for these services to register quickly.
Step#1: Adding a Product
After registering an account, you will be able to access Ecwid Control Panel or Product dashboard from where you can create your first product. Select “Add a Product” button from the top menu and proceed to the next step.
Add product names, prices and pictures. You can use “More powerful options” to add more details to your product like category, description, color and etc (Adding more details to our products will be handy because we will later upload our product catalog to our blog). After adding your product, press “Save“.
You will not see a message that your product is added successfully, simply click on “Proceed to next step” button.
Step#2: Creating a Store:
After deleting the demo catalog, it is time to publish your product on your Blogger site. Simply select “Create Store” from the top menu as shown in the image below:
- Product Manager: It displays the complete range of the products that you have added to product catalog and this widget is essential to get your store up and running while other widgets are just optional to have.
- Categories: This widget will display a complete list of categories of your store.
- Mini Cart: It will add a mini shopping cart to your site. Adding it to the menu will assist users in checkouts.
- Search Box: It will help users in searching different products on your store.
Step #3: Setup Payment Method: