Your ecommerce store is more than a website; it's an extension of your business and brand. By following the videos below, you can set up your store, add products, manage sales, and create satisfied customers. Squarespace's ecommerce features are robust and customizable, so feel free to pause the videos at any time to refer to a guide in the Additional Resources section for step-by-step instructions.
Commerce and payment processors are Premium features available in the current Website Business plan and higher:
- Available in: All Business and Commerce plans
- Available in: Legacy Personal plan (not available for new subscriptions)
- Not available in: Trial sites
- Not available in: Current Personal plan
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1. Getting started
Choose a template and begin managing your products. You can customize products with images, variants, forms, and other features. Then organize your products to create a beautiful and simple shopping experience for your customers. Design your site to represent your unique brand. This video demonstrates the first steps to creating your Commerce website.
2. Setting up your store
Set up your ecommerce store by connecting a payment processor and customizing your checkout flow. Also, create test orders to better understand your customer's user experience. Then connect a MailChimp mailing list and personalize email settings to stay connected with your customers. This video covers the initial steps to setting up your store.
- Using Stripe
- Store settings
- Adding a newsletter subscribe option to checkout
- Creating a custom checkout form
- Commerce email notifications overview
- Setting up shipping rates
- Setting up taxes in Squarespace Commerce
- Using the checkout style editor
- Organizing products
- Using tags and categories
- Summary Blocks overview
- Running a test order
3. Processing orders
Fulfill and refund orders from the Orders panel. Also, add tracking numbers to better organize customer purchases. This video shows how to manage orders and keep your store running smoothly.
4. Sharing your store
Use blog posts and the announcement bar to keep customers aware of new products and promotions. Connect to social media to share content across platforms. This video shows ways to promote your products, on your site and around the web.