Ever Wondered How to Set Up an Online Vintage Store?
For today’s discussion on “How to Set Up an Online Vintage Store” a promotional item was provided to me. The host for this event is Still Blonde after all these Years.
Always wanted an online vintage store (or any kind of a store) but just don’t know where to start?
I have always wanted an online vintage store. I have had the website address http://stillvintageafteralltheseyears .com since I started my Still Blonde after all these Years site. 7+ years I have dreamed of opening that store and still I haven’t done it. I considered all kinds of approaches to starting my store but always abandoned them due to the effort and expense of setting up my own customized site or the hassle of dealing with another company taking fees from my products (ebay, etsy, etc.).
I had all but given up on my dream of Still Vintage after all these Years…
How to set up an Online Vintage Store and Have it Open in 3 hours
I discovered a solution to my online store problem and it is so easy! Anyone can have their vintage store up and running in 3 hours or any kind of online store for that matter. If you could set up an online store in 3 hours, what would you sell?
GoDaddy is promoting their GoCentral Website Builder with a 1-month free trial offer. There are various price levels. Personal Websites start at $5.99/month including website hosting (and take less than an hour to set up)…really! That’s a steal for website hosting alone but then throw in the GoCentral Website Builder with all it’s bells and whistles and you get a real bang for your buck! See what option works for you:
I chose the GoCentral Website Builder Online Store option for $29.99. Everything was totally set up for me with the exception of me chosing my options. I just had to enter my products and descriptions, put in my shipping and payment options, and BAHM! I have a store.
Let me show you How to set up an Online Vintage Store and Have it Open in 3 hours!
First, I went in and signed up for my one month free trial! No credit card required! Then I was asked a few simple questions about my topic and site name. The GoCentral Website Builder then knew what feel to give my store and choose stock vintage pictures to get me started.
Once I let GoCentral Website Builder know that I wanted a vintage store, it presented me with 12-15 designs to choose between. This was so exciting. I could see the beginning of my store forming. It was fun to preview the different looks and choose the one that worked for me.
I was able to look at each design and see what it would look like on a computer or on mobile. That was super helpful. I loved that the designs were already “Responsive Mobile Designs” because that is what Google and other search engines are demanding.
Once I chose my basic design, I was able to start editing right away. I didn’t have to understand code or anything. Just make choices and start editing. The process was so smooth! I could easily swap out photos, change fonts, and add in relevant contact information.
Once I got the site looking like I wanted, I went in and set up the store.
After saving, it let me add more product detail. How could it be this simple? Although, I didn’t show the steps, on this screen you can use the various tabs to set up Inventory options, Shipping and make Search Engine choices. PSST: Almost everything that you might not understand has a little circled “i” next to it to give you a bit more explanatory information.
I then went back to the “Getting Started” screen and set up my Payment Methods. I was simply shocked to see that GoDaddy GoCentral Website Builder has a simple “no set up fee credit card” payment availability, paypal options and more. I didn’t have to figure out anything…just make my choices. Guys…if you have ever wanted to set up a store you must at least consider GoDaddy GoCentral Website Builder! This is almost painless!
Most websites take days and $$$$ working with a designer to get them set up. But in less than 3 hours, my store was ready to go. I now had three items ready to sell. I could easily view the website as my customers would see it via a computer or mobile. Here’s the home page (it’s hard to get the full effect with this little screenshot but it looked awesome):
Here’s the category page:
Here’s the individual product page:
Finally, here’s the shopping cart of my vintage online store! I am hoping many of my customers will be seeing this page!
Still have questions on how to set up a website or online store with GoDaddy’s GoCentral Website Builder?
Once I started my trial, I contacted their help line to ask a few questions, they were SOOOOOOO helpful and sweet. 24/7 availability is a huge plus for me with a help line! 24/7 Support ph. # (480) 505-8877
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