Setting Up Your Store

When you become a vendor on Wicked Mainer, you are able to set up your own store, filled with your products! Here is a walk through on how to set up your very own storefront and add products.

*Note* Vendors have both a personal profile page and a shop page. Buyers have just a profile page. 

Step One

Once approved as a verified vendor, you are able to start setting up your store! The very first thing you must do is connect a Stripe account to Wicked Mainer. This is how you get paid. To do this, follow to the steps below.

1. Navigate to the user dropdown menu>settings>shop. 


2. Next, Click the ‘Payment’ tab.

3. Click the ‘Connect Stripe Account’ button. 

4. You will then be presented with a Stripe account form. If you already have a Stripe account, simply click the ‘login’ link. If you do not have a Stripe account, you will need to fill out the form to create one. At the end of the form, simply click ‘Connect Stripe Account’ to Wicked Mainer. 

For help with the Stripe form, you can get tips here

5. Once your Stripe account is connected, you are ready to move on with setting up your store and adding products! 


Step Two

Now it’s time to set up your store!

1. Click on the ‘Store’ tab from your shop dashboard. 

2. From here, you will be able to fill out all your store’s information. Store name, store description, website, contact phone, address.


 

3. Click the ‘Branding’ tab in order to add your store’s cover photo and profile photo. 

4. Click the ‘Social’ tab in order to add all of your social media links, such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. 

5. Click the ‘Shipping’ tab in order to set your store’s default shipping, shipping policy and return policy. 

**You only need to set a ‘default shipping fee’ if you are going to charge one flat rate shipping cost for ALL of your store items. You will be able to set a custom shipping price on each product listing when you add products to your store. 


How To Add Products

Adding products to your store is simple!

1. From your seller dashboard, click ‘Product’ and then ‘Add Product’. You can also click the dropdown user menu and select ‘My Products>Add New’.

 

2. From here, you are able to fill out all the necessary product listing information and upload photos of your products. 

Which product type should you choose? Most of the time the default option of ‘simple product’ will be used. That means the listing is for one type of product with no variations…such as color, size, etc. 

Here is a quick breakdown of what the product type terms mean:

Simple Products: Simple products have a single price and SKU.

For example: If your listing is for Christmas ornament or earrings, you will want to use Simple Products as the product page directly correlates to a single product type.

Variable Products: Variable Products are a bit more complex than Simple Products. Their complexity will vary based on the products you are selling. Unlike Simple Products, Variable Product pages can sell multiple types of items through the use of Attributes and Variations.

For example: If you are selling clothing, you may have a product called “T-shirt”. Shoppers can select the t-shirt they want by size and color. Size and color represent the product’s Attributes, and the options “Red” or “Small” are Variations within their respective Attribute. Each combination of Variations can have its own price and SKU.

Grouped Products: As the name implies, Grouped Products allow you to group multiple items into a single product page. This page would be considered the “Parent Product”. It does not have a SKU or price, however, it links to other products on the site and allows the shopper to view all the products on a single page.

For ExampleIf you are selling clothing, you may want to promote a specific outfit. The outfit would be the “Parent” Grouped Product, and the shoes, pants and shirt would be linked to through this product.


3. Click each tab (seen below) within the ‘add product’ page in order to add more information about your listing. Manage inventory/stock, set your shipping charge that will be charged for that product, link other products, set attributes so buyers can choose various options, such as color or size. 

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