This post will show you how to create an online shop easily with Stillhip. Follow this easy guide to create your own online shop and bring your products to a bigger marketplace.
One of the many benefits of becoming a Stillhip Seller is that it gives the customer the ability to shop locally through geo-location of your store.
1.8 billion people Worldwide buy and sell goods online regardless of the situation. And this number is huge and expected to increased day by day.
That’s why people love to choose online businesses or platforms as their requisite earning source. And the most amazing part is, you can easily create an online marketplace for your business utilizing Stillhip’s platform and its available resources.
Stillhip has kept the costs of selling on their platform simple.
To build a shop on Stillhip and become a vendor costs nothing! You can upload all your products for free, with No hidden monthly fee’s
For each sale total there is a .99 cent maintenance fee this covers costs associated to hosting and running the site.
For each product there is a percentage commission depending on the category of the product your selling. See below for the percentages.
- Appliances…10% commission
- Automotive products…11% commission
- Art products…12% commission
- Baby Products…10% commission
- Books & Music Products…15%commission
- Clothing,Shoes, & Accessories…15% commission
- Electronic Products…8% commission
- Furniture and Decor…10% commission
- Health & Beauty Products…10% commission
- Holiday products….13% commission
- Home and Garden Products…13% commission
- Jewellery Products…15% commission
- Kitchen and Bath…13% commission
- Miscellaneous products…10% commission
- Office Products…13% commission
- Outdoor Living…13% commission
- Sports and Recreation…13% commission
As you can see, It is easy for you as a vendor to calculate your costs to sell online with us. And with the costs of selling on other platforms you will quickly see that Stillhip is extremely competitive. We are here to help you and to help customers shop local. With out you this cannot happen. So feel free to reach out with suggestions and for help if need be.
How to Start
Hit the My Account Button on the Top menu. or click this link. https://www.stillhip.ca/my-account/
There you will get the registration page like the following one. There are two options available here. If a customer wants to register, s/he will click ‘I’m a customer‘. If vendor, then s/he will click ‘I’m a vendor‘.
After that, you’ll be facing some steps to finish vendor registration completely.
From here vendor can easily edit his/her profile. For example, profile photo, banner image, address, phone number, store description, etc.
However, you can read this documentation to get a complete guideline on vendor dashboard settings.
Now you’re ready to add your first product to your store.
From your vendor dashboard. Click on Products from the left menu and then Add New Products button from the top right corner. It will open a new window where you will be able to create a new product very easily with providing the most important details only.
The common information about a product are the title, price, description. Discount price is optional. You can even schedule discounts for a certain amount of time. You can enter a starting date and end date to apply automatic discounts to your product.
Both the categories and tags have to be created by the admin. The vendor can only select them from the frontend dashboard. Because allowing the vendors to create categories and tags might result into duplicates.
By default, category selection is singular. That is why there is a drop-down field to select a category. This should be the standard setting. Because according to Google Webmaster Guidelines and other SEO and UX best practices, it is recommended to have only one category assigned to a product. If you need to show your products based on multiple factors or for searching or sorting feature, you can use tags.
Vendors need to select the category from the drop-down.
After you have provided all the required information, Click on the Create product button. It will create the product and redirect you to the product edit page, where you will be able to add more information about your product. If you want to create the product and add another one immediately, click on the Create & add new button.
After you have been redirected to the product edit page, there is an option to select a product type. You can select either a Simple or Variable product.
Simple Product Type
These types of products are simple and have no variants. They are single and standalone products, which does not require any other information to define different variants.
Variable Product Type
A variable product is a product that has different types of variants. For example, you might want to sell a dress which is available in 3 different colors and sizes. So this option will enable you to add those colors and sizes you need. You can add variations based on anything you like, perhaps material used or the stitching style.
See Video Below for instructions on listing your first product.
Now that your showcasing your products on Stillhip, you are well on your way to having a successful e-commerce presence.