Setting Up Your Online Store

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All teamthing sites come equipped with an online store ready to sell your club merchandise and take payments.

Some great features of your online store include…
  • Ready to go for tax and VAT.
  • Coupons, discounts and affiliate ready.
  • Unlimited product variations.
  • Stock tracking and alerts per variation.
  • Categories and tags.
  • Stock tracking and order management and alerts.

Below are the steps required to start using your store :


[acc_item title=”Step 1: Configuring your store settings“]




1. Go to Products > Store Settings in the site admin dashboard

2. In the General tab adjust the location, tax and currency for your region and change the miscellaneous settings to suit your needs.

3. In the Presentation tab select your general settings, single product settings, product list settings and your store URL slugs then click Save Changes




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  • MarketPress won’t create your Store page until Presentation Settings page is visited and you have clicked Save changes
  • The ‘Buy Now’ checkout button type is used if you want them to immediately be able to purchase the item.  In most cases you would leave as the default ‘Add to Cart’ so they can continue to browse before finalizing their purchase.





4.  In the Shipping tab select your target countries and set your flat rate settings.


5.  In the Payment tab select your payment gateways and configure each payment option you’ve chosen.


  • The Payment gateways displayed vary depending whether MarketPress is installed on Multisite or not.
  • When in Multisite the gateways allowed are controlled in Settings > MarketPress in the network admin dashboard.


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1.  Go to Products > Create New

2.  Add your Product name and description of product.

3.  Assign your product categories and product tags.


4.  Click on ‘Set featured image’, upload your image, add your image title, click ‘Use as featured image’  and then close ‘Set featured image’ window.

Here’s an example of how the featured image is used with the product description in your store:


5.  Complete your Product Details information by adding your Stock Keeping Unit number, Price, Sale Price (Optional), number in stock and select Inventory if you want to limit sales to items in stock only

6.  Add your variations (if applicable) by clicking on Add Variation, adding your Variation names, Stock Keeping unit number, price and quantity.

  • Variations are for when you are offering options like different sizes (S, M, L, XL) or different colors (Black, White)


7.  Complete the extra Shipping costs if the product needs extra allowance made for shipping.


8.  Upload your file if your product includes a file that your customer downloads.


9.  Now click on Publish and when you go to your site you’ll see your product displayed in your store page, on the products listing page and the individual product page.


[acc_item title=”Step 3: Add your Shopping Cart to your sidebar“]

1.  Go to Appearance > Widgets

2.  Add your Shopping Cart widget to the sidebarHere’s what it looks like in action in the sidebar:Here’s other MarketPress Widgets you can add to your sidebar:



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Now it’s time to go to your store to confirm it is working how you want and to see if there are any areas you want to change.

1.  Go to the Store on your Site.

2.  Work through the process and purchase some product.You can make adjustments in Products > Store Settings in the following tabs:

  • General tab – specify location, tax, currency and miscellaneous settings
  • Coupons tab – create coupons that can be used for discounts and promotions
  • Presentation tab – change store slugs and adjust Store theme; change checkout button type, show/hide quantity, product image size, product thumbnail size, paginate products, change number of products per page, change order of products
  • Messages tab – customize your email notifications, messages on store pages and shopping cart pages
  • Shipping tab – customize shipping options including flat rate settings
  • Payments tab – amend payment options and setup payment gateways
  • Shortcodes tab – view all the available shortcodes along with instructions for using them

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Orders are managed in Products > Manage Orders.

Here’s where you monitor all orders and update their status as the products are being shipped.  Managing Orders



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