April 6, 2020
Client’s guide to the Editor: Ecommerce settings

Client’s guide to the Editor: Ecommerce settings


Before launching or updating your store, there
are a number of settings you can add or change to make sure everything’s configured properly. Everything we’re covering today can be found
in the settings at the bottom of the Editor. In this video, we’ll add our business info,
make sure our payments can be accepted online, configure our shipping info and taxes, and
finally, we’ll enable checkout — so the store can go live. So, we’ll start by opening up our settings
and adding or changing our business info. We can just open that up, and add (or even
change) our store name, the email you want customers to use if they need help with an
order or support from your store, and the rest of the business details. You can also select your currency and the
unit system (Imperial for inches and pounds; metric for meters and kilograms). Make sure you save — and every time you
change your settings — make sure to save your changes. Keep in mind (even though this is a pretty
rare occurrence): if you change the currency from what it is and you already have products? This can reset the existing prices for products
and shipping, so make sure you update pricing and shipping related to each product after
making a change like this. But that’s business info. What about payment gateway? Like Stripe? We can add that or configure that as well. In our ecommerce settings, we can go into
Payment. From here, we can add or modify our payment
gateway. This is how you’re able to actually get
money from each transaction. Each time someone buys something on your store
and pays for it online, this is how you’ll receive those funds. You can also enable web payments (like Apple
Pay — this depends on the browser that people use to your visit your store). But if you haven’t already enabled checkout,
you’ll notice we can’t actually switch this on. So later, in this very video, we’ll enable
checkout and come back to this. What about shipping methods? Under shipping, we have all our shipping zones. This includes domestic shipping, but we can
get a lot more specific. If we go over to add shipping zone, we can
create a new zone that can include specific countries. Like Europe. Which isn’t a country. From there, we can add countries. Let’s say the European countries we ship
to include England, and of course all the other countries in Europe. Just select Europe. And after that? Let’s add a new method. (A new shipping method.) These options let you pick the type of shipping
method you want to add. Want to charge a flat rate when shipping to
European countries in our list? We can choose flat rate. Or we can pick something based on a percentage
of the total — lots of options here. Let’s choose flat rate for our example. We can fill out this information, and set
a rate. Let’s say it’s $15 flat rate shipping. We can do this per order, or in our case,
we’ll charge $15 per item. Let’s save that shipping method, then save
the shipping zone we just created. That’s shipping methods. What about taxes? Sales tax or VAT can be automatically calculated. You can turn on auto-tax calculation. What this does is automatically calculates
an estimate for the taxes for any of the supported regions if you’ve specified those regions
earlier as shipping zones. Please note: some countries or regions require
that tax is included in the price of the product. If you ship to a place like this, that’s
something to keep in mind. If your product prices are inclusive of taxes,
make sure to go to your Tax settings and declare that you’ve included those taxes in your
prices. Finally, let’s talk about the last big step:
enabling checkout. You can find enable checkout right here under
checkout. And that’s all we have to do. Flip the switch. And save. Now before, we mentioned web payments. If you want this (it’s optional — web
payments is something you can enable or you can leave it disabled) — after you’ve
enabled checkout? You can go in and turn on web payments. And we can save our changes. And remember: after you’re done with all
of this, it’s a really good idea to publish, so changes to things like currency or other
business details are updated on your live site. Just publish your site and you’re good to
go. And that’s an overview of Ecommerce settings
in the Editor.

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