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How To Part 1

1-Get started

  • Follow the Get started button to the registration form.
  • Enter you name, Email, phone number and password.
  • Follow the Email that is sent to you to activate your store.
  • After the Email activation, you will be directed to activate your store with an SMS.
  • Type the store name you would want to be displayed on your zVendo store, which will be displayed in your domain name as well, like the following: http://your-store-name.zvendostore.com
  • When you enter your domain name, keep in mind that when you first create your store, you will be choosing your primary domain, which you can change to your own company’s domain name or any other domain you can buy from a domain hosting website and sync to your store from your backend/Admin page. Your primary domain will go as something like this: http://your-store-name.zvendostore.com, as for any domain name you choose to use later, it will look like this: http://your-store-name.com
  • Choose your store template, which best compliments your type of industry.
  • Select what channel you wish to sell on, as Web storeMobile store application ,or POS.
  • Choose your preferred locale/language.
  • Specify the currency required for products’ prices/cash collection.
  • Choose industry based on your brand type or industry, as Fashion, Electronics or Sports.
  • Read the terms and conditions carefully, and then click on Create a store.

2-Add a product category

After creating your online store, you can change the language of your Admin control page from the right side of the home page at the top.

Then to add products’ categories, please follow these steps:

  1. Click on the icon with the 3 lines (hamburger button ☰) next to View your store, choose catalog, and click on categories, then click on create.

2. Create a new category, enter your category code, which can be its name, but without any spaces, (which is a unique product identifier, as product name or slug, for search results purposes, which customers can search your product by), enable category to be visible on your store, enter category name, and the slug (which is the part of the store url that includes your category name) will be added automatically.

3-Add category description.

4-Add pictures, by clicking on add on the media tab.

5-Repeat these steps on the Arabic fields.

6-Click on Create.

3-Add a product option for a product with multiple variants

  • If your product has several variants, as different sizes, colors, then you need to create a configurable product.
  • When you choose to create a configurable product ,you will have to add options for the product variants, for classification purposes, as choosing if they vary in type ,color, or size.

To create a configurable product, you will have to create an option first then a product, to do that, please follow these steps:

1-Click on the icon with the 3 lines (hamburger button ☰) next to View your store, choose catalog, then click on options.

2-Click on create.

3-Add variant options, by entering the code, which can be its name, but without any spaces, (which is a unique product identifier, as product name or slug, for search results purposes, which customers can search your product by), as T-shirt size, and select the position of this variant.

For example, if you want to sell a T-shirt that has several sizes, you will name the code as size.

4-Enter option name in English and Arabic.

5-Add values to this option, if your option name is size, then you will want to add values, named Largemedium, and small for example, you can add multiple values.

6-Click on Create.

4-Add a product with multiple variants

  • If your product has several variants, as different sizes, colors, then you need to create a configurable product.
  • When you choose to create a configurable product ,you will have to add options for the product variants, for classification purposes, as choosing if they vary in type ,color, or size.
  • To create a configurable product, you will have to create an option first then a product.

After creating an option, you can start adding a product by following these steps:

1-Go to your zVendo Admin page, and click on the icon with the 3 lines (hamburger button ☰) next to View your store, choose catalog, then click on products.

2-Click on create.

3-Start adding your product information, such as product name, and the slug will be added automatically, which is the same as the code, add product long and short descriptions, assign product meta description by adding words which your customers will be able to see in search engine resultsas perfecting your meta description is crucial for better search results, add the code (which is a unique product identifier, as product name or slug, for search results purposes, which customers can search your product by), the code can be the same as the name, but without any spaces, and choose product state as preferred, by checking the state you want from enabled,featured, best seller, preOrder, new, zero deposit, zero interest, another one for free, or limited quantityproduct, all this can be done from the upper part of the page, add your product images, then choose product category or more than one.

You need to enable the product to be visible to customers on your store.

4-From the product settings tab, choose configurable product.

5-From the general tab, choose the channel you want to sell this product on.

6-From the options tab, add the product option as size or color.

7-From variants tab, choose variant choice.

8-From images, add product images.

9-Repeat these steps on the Arabic fields.

10-Click on associations/connected types, and choose products you would want to connect to your current product to appear to customers as connected products.

13-Click on Create.

14-After creating a configurable product, you can start creating the product variants.

5-Add product variants

  • After creating a configurable product, you can start creating product variants by following these steps:

1-From your store Admin page, go to your navigation menu, and click on the icon with the 3 lines (hamburger button ☰) next to View your store, Go to the configurable product you created from your products menu.

2-Scroll down till you find that product and choose manage variants, then click on create variant.

3-From the details tab, add variant name in Arabic and English, and enable variant so it can be visible to customers on your store.

4-Add variant code, and add variant prices on all channels.

5-Select variant option value, for example, if you created an option named size for this product, then you can choose a value of 500 ml for this variant, and other values for other variants, and so on.

6-Assign shipping, and enter product vital information for shipping requirements, as width, height ,weight.

7-Choose if you want to track stock/inventory of this product so you can know when it’s close to running out of stock by checking that button, and you will be able to enter your current stock of the variant in your warehouse or storage house, for example if  you have 12 items of this product variant, enter 12 in the stock tab.

8-Add your variant SKU and barcode.

9-Access taxes from your navigation sidebar and add taxes to the variant.

10-Finally, click on Create.

How To Part 2

6-Add a simple product

  • If you want to add a product that doesn’t have any variants ,choose simple product.
  • Variants are several forms of the same product, for example: a product that has several sizes, so a simple product will have one size.

To create a simple product, please follow these steps:

1-Go to your zVendo Admin page, and click on the icon with the 3 lines (hamburger button ☰) next to View your store, choose catalog, then click on products.

2-Click on create.

3-Start adding your product information, such as product name, and the slug will be added automatically, which is the same as the code, add product long and short descriptions, assign product meta description by adding words which your customers will be able to see in search engine resultsas perfecting your meta description is crucial for better search results, add the code (which is a unique product identifier, as product name or slug, for search results purposes, which customers can search your product by), the code can be the same as the name, but without any spaces, and choose product state as preferred, by checking the state you want from enabled,featured, best seller, preOrder, new, zero deposit, zero interest, another one for free, or limited quantityproduct, all this can be done from the upper part of the page, add your product images, then choose product category or more than one.

You need to enable the product to be visible to customers on your store.

4-From the product settings tab, choose simple product.

5-From the channels and prices tab, add product price, and if you want to show the product as one on discount, add original price and a new price underneath, and original price to be higher than the current price, if you want to add a discount percentage for customers that will pre-order this product, add this percentage under the prices, all this can be done from the upper part of the page.

6-From properties, assign product attributes or characteristics, which will make an easier experience for the customer to find and purchase your product by appearing in search results, for example you can create attributes named color, cotton, or named after a specific ingredient of your product.

7-Assign shipping, and enter product vital information for shipping requirements, as width, height ,weight, addtaxes if required, by choosing a tax category.

8-Access inventory, and choose if you want to track stock/inventory of this product so you can know when it’s close to running out of stock by checking that button, and you will be able to enter your current stock of the variant in your warehouse or storage house, for example if  you have 12 items of this product variant, enter 12 in the stock tab.

9-Repeat these steps on the Arabic fields.

10-Click on associations/connected types, and choose products you would want to connect to your current product to appear to customers as connected products.

11-Click on Create.

7-Add a shipping method

To use zVendo shipping providers, you need first to choose a shipping method, shipping methods can be Aramex, R2S, or you can choose standard delivery when you want to ship on your own without a shipping company, if you choose a shipping company, after you sign your contract, we will integrate your shipping method to your online store.

Once you sign your contract with a shipping company, or if you want a standard delivery ,you can follow these steps to configure all requirements for shipping integration:

1-From your Admin page, click on the icon with the 3 lines (hamburger button ☰) next to View your store,  you will need to add cities required for shipping, and to do that, go to your navigation menu from the icon with the 3 lines next to View your store, then choose Store configurations>Store settings>Countries.

2-Click on create, and add the country you want to ship orders to.

3 Add cities inside this country, by accessing the same navigation menu, choose Store configurations>Shipping>Cities, then click on manage cities, then choose Add city.  

4-Add zones to ship to, keeping in mind that every shipping method can only deliver to one zone, to do that, from the navigation menu, choose Store configurations>Shipping>Zones, Click on create.

5-Choose zone consisting of cities, to create a zone inside the city you previously created.

6-Add several members inside this zone, members as 1st settlement, and 5th settlement.

7-Add price per first KG for shipping, then add value of any other KG added after, then click on save.

8-Add your shipping method, from the navigation menu, choose Store configurations>Shipping>Shipping method, then click on create.

9-Enter name of the shipping method, add description, and the name of the zone you created, add taxes if required, and choose the shipping charges.

10-Click on create.

8-Add a payment method

You first need to choose from Cash on delivery (COD), or an online payment, then you can configure your payment method on your zVendo store, to do that, follow these steps:

1-Go to your zVendo store Admin page, and click on the icon with the 3 lines (hamburger button ☰) next to View my store, access the Navigation menu, access store configuration>payment>payment methods.

2-If you want Cash on delivery, then choose an offline payment.

3-If you want an online payment, then you can choose your wanted payment from: Accept, MasterCard, Aman, Payfort, and Masary, Dsquares, Alex Bank.

4-You need to sign a contract with one of these payment providers and automatically when you enter your payment information, it will be configured and directly connected with your online store on zVendo.

4-Enter name, check the channels you want to use this payment method on, add all information of your payment gateway, to accept payments to your bank account.

5-Click on Create.

9-Add domain name

  • You are entitled to choose your domain/URL or settle for your primary domain, with keeping in mind that your primary domain will go as something like this: http://zvendocustomer.zvendostore.com, or you can customize your domain, as it is your store and you have the free will to decide on what domain you want to reflect it.
  • If you wish for a customized domain ,you can simply change it from domains from your online store, without any further fees charged.
  • For your own domain name, which will go as something like this: http://yourbrandname.com, then it will have to be purchased from a third party provider and then connected to your online store through domain mapping to be applicable.

To add your own domain name, please follow these steps:

1-First you need to purchase a domain from a domain provider, as GoDaddy.

2-Go to the domain you purchased from your domain provider account, and from your Domain DNS settings.

3-Scroll down till you find Add a new record.

4-In the Type field, choose A record.

5-In the Host field, type @.

6-In the Points to field, type: 159.89.100.221 ,then save the record

7-Add another record, and choose type CNAME.

8-In the Host field type : www

9-In the Points to field type: @ ,then save the record.

10-Go to your zVendo store Admin page, and click on the icon with the 3 lines (hamburger button ☰) next to View your store, choose store configurations, and click on store identity.

4-From the Domain tab, enter the new domain you purchased from your GoDaddy account, and click on save.

10-Final step to publish your store

1-From Navigation menu, access store configuration>Accounts>Accounts

2-Click on publish store.

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