Congratulations on your new Storefront! We have set up this page to provide you with some helpful information to get your Storefront set up and ready for use. Your Storefront provides an excellent means for you to highlight your active listings and draw more customer attention. Your basic Storefront features and capabilities include:
- Upload your Logo
- Select a Pre-Made Theme to match your Logo
- Create your own Storefront Categories
- Create your own "Additional Pages" to use for About Us, Contact Us, etc.
- Send a Newsletter to subscribers of your StoreFront
- Track visitor counts through Storefront Statistics
Step 1: Familiarization with your Storefront Control Panel
Login to our site and access the Storefront Control Panel in your My Account pages. The main page displays visitor statistics to your Storefront and also allows you to turn your Storefront "on" and "off." You can preview your Storefront as you make changes. If your Storefront is set to "off," only you will be able to view it. You will also see a Control Menu which is the primary means for you to manage your Storefront. Now, let's get started!
Step 2: Customize
The Customize page allows you to upload your logo which will be displayed in the header of your Storefront. So, upload your logo if you have one. If not, the system will place a temporary logo until you have one. Preview your Storefront to verify that your logo is displaying properly. You can also adjust the height and width if you like. Although we have already optimized the page to display your logo correctly within the template. You can also add a Storefront Name, such as your business name, or business slogan. Next, you can add a Welcome Note which is a short message that you can display at the top of each Storefront page. Lastly, select your theme. We have provided you several options to choose from to help you customize store a little further.
Step 3: Categories & Pages
This page allows you to create the basic browsing pages and categories of your Storefront. The Home Category Name will take your customers to the home page of your Storefront when clicked. Next, set up your Storefront categories. Your Storefront will only display the categories you set up here. Add only categories and subcategories to your Storefront that you plan to use when you place your listings. Once all of your categories are set up, you will see them as an additional selection during the normal listing process on our site. Lastly, add the Storefront Pages you wish to display. Storefront pages can be used to tell your customers a little more about yourself and your products and services.
Step 4: Newsletter
This page allows you to turn on the Newsletter function. This allows site visitors to sign up as a newsletter subscriber to your Storefront. They will submit their email address to your list and you can then use the form to send out a newsletter to your subscribers.
- Version 1.9.1
- Storefront Subscription
- Subscription Lengths/Pricing
- Seller Control Panel
- Seller Specific Pages
- Seller Generated Content
- Seller Newsletter Feature
- Seller Uploads their Logo
- Storefront Category Browsing
- Offer Seller Multiple Templates
The Storefront feature involves an interactive set of speciality pages on usauk-classifieds site that a seller can purchase a subscription for. These pages provide a seller not only the opportunity to highlight their listings but also the advantage of profiling their company as well. When site visitors click into one of our sellers' Storefronts they will experience a personalized look at the seller's listings, logo, unique category browsing, personal extra pages, newsletters, and more.
The Storefront Add On is a great opportunity for you to create an increased earnings potential for yourself through the website. We have Storefront Subscription Periods with Fees and charge sellers based upon the time period they choose.
One of the great features of this Storefront is that each Storefront listings has its own unique URL path on our domain (usauk-classifieds). Therefore, as sellers advertise their Storefront URL on their own websites and through other resources, you will experience increased the sales of their low marketing efforts.
The Storefront Add On offers your sellers the opportunity for increased exposure . Listed below are just a few examples of the advantages your sellers will have when they purchase a Storefront Subscription from you:
- Unique Storefront URL using the SEO Addon with their Site UserName or the Storefront name they select:
- www.usauk-classifieds.com/store/UserName.html --or--
- Increased listing exposure which helps the chances of selling their items.
- Their own unique URL path that they can advertise in emails, on websites, etc.
- The seller can turn "off" their Storefront from being displayed during set up and maintenance.
- A "Storefront" column is displayed on the main site's category pages which will draw the attention of visitors to those sellers who have Storefronts.
- The Seller's listings automatically populate into the Storefront...nothing more for them to do.
- Sellers can upload their own logo and slogan.
- Sellers can choose from any number of Storefront templates that you offer.
- Sellers can create their own category structure unique to their Storefront.
- Sellers can create and populate their own "extra pages" to provide more information to visitors.
- Sellers can create their own newsletters and allow visitors to subscribe directly through the Storefront.
- Sellers can get personal traffic information for their Storefront.
The image below represents how a Storefront might look once it is set up. Keep in mind that this example is using the template that comes by default when you install the Storefront Addon. Not only is this template completely customizable, but you can also create and offer as many additional Storefront Templates as you like for your Sellers to choose from while they are setting up their Storefront. Note that the "Manage My Storefront" button only displays to the owner of that Storefront if they are logged in to usauk-classifieds.
1 - Storefront Template
2 Store Logo
3 Welcome Message
4 Custom Categories
5 Custom Pages
6 Store Newsletter
7 Store Map Location
Storefront Default Templates
The Storefront Addon comes with several Storefront themes for your sellers to choose from. So when they upload their logo they can then choose a theme that more closely matches their taste. Once selected it will automatically appear in their Storefront. You can create additional themes as well if you like.
Visitors browse your seller's Storefront similar to the way they browse the rest of listings. Of course, however, only the seller's listings will appear in their Storefront.
There are a variety of ways that visitors to your site can find the seller's Storefront. Seller's have "Visit My Storefront" links that will display on all of their listings. There is also a "Browse by Storefront" feature. Most commonly, however, as visitors browse your site, they will see the seller's "Storefront Logo" appear next to each of their listings, as shown in the image below:
Each Storefront has it's own URL so that the Storefront owner can promote their link within ads, emails, etc, which draws visitors back to your site. The Storefront owner will choose the name of their store and the URL is automatically applied to their account. GeoCore will scan the database for duplicate Store names and reject that selection if there is already a duplicate name in the system:
Your Storefront owners will have a variety of tools within their Storefront's Control Panel that will help them to truly customize the browsing experience of their Storefront.