Website Tutorial on Set Up & Design:
Congratulations on taking the first step to launching your on-line presence. If you had your own domain name and Dropshipper.com will be handling the hosting for you the first step would be to have you move the nameservers at your registrar to ns1.dropshipper.com and ns2.dropshipper.com
Moving the domain name usually takes a few hours to 24 hours before it will arrive on our servers. you are still able to work on your site by starting with the following instructions below.
To login into your new website control panel you would go to the domain name you are using Example: johnsmith.dropshipper.com/admin User Name is admin and the password is the password you choose to register on Dropshipper.com
You will not need the .dropshipper.com entry once your domain name arrives from the registrar (Takes 30 minutes to 6 hours)
If you are doing a upgrade from a Standard Dropship Program to a Website Program themn the same instructions above apply except your password for the admin will be admin@yourdomainname
Lets begin by setting up your new E-commerce store: Go to SYSTEM - SETTINGS - EDIT YOUR STORE NAME :
This will allow you to enter your Store Name - Address - Email - Phone & Fax (When done SAVE your work)
This is where you will enter in the Title field the name of your store Example Dropshipper.com
The Meta Tag Description is a area that you will enter keywords for your type of business.
Template field is preset and so is the Default Layout. This is where you can cheange your entire Website Theme if you want a different look
This can be filled out to your settings based on (Country - Region - Language - Currency)
Items - Sets the number of items per page that you want your customers to see as they go to a category. (Set for 24 for now)
Default items set for 500.
The remainder of the fields on the Option tab are preset but you can alter any of them for your desired needs or changes.
This is where you will enter your NEW STORE LOGO under Store logo. VERY IMPORTANT THAT A LOGO IS PLACED IN IMMEDIATELY - YOU CAN ALWAYS CHANGE LATER BUT THE SITE IS LOOKING FOR THE LOGO TO HAVE THE LAYOUT CONFIGURE CORRECTLY.
The Icon place holder is what will appear in people browsers as your Icon.
All the rest of the settings are preset for you.
Google Analytic Code: Go to your website admin – Go to System – Settings – Edit the store – Got to Server and slide down to the bottom and paste your code for Google Analytics.
We offer a Free Logo Maker as a member of Dropshipper.com
Preset for you.
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This area allows you to manage certain needs such as SSL - Putting the site into Maintenance Mode - Entering your Encryption key for processing credit cards from Authoirze.net - and the area to enter Google Analytics Code.
Let’s now work on your Text Pages - Catalog - information pages. Example: About Us - Delivery Information - Terms & Conditions - Privacy - You can add any page of info that you want by simply inserting the name.
Go to Catalog Tab: - Slide down to Information and you will see all the preset names of pages that your template already has set for you. Edit the page you want to start to fill in on the right side and complete each page and then save.
Go to Sales Tab: This is where you will see new orders coming in - New customers signing up - Coupons set up.
Report Tab: This will give you all the reports for your website dealing with (Sales - Products - Customers - Affiliates)
Price Change Tab: This will allow you to raise or lower the prices on your website by a percentage.
Extensions Tab: Modules link brings you to the Modules page where you should find a link named JOURNAL 2 - to the far right you will see the word Edit. This will bring you into the remainder of the site to start to customize the site the way you want the site to appear. (A simple plug and play system.)
Extensions Tab: Also allows you to set up your shipping choices and methods.
Reports Tab: Allows you to see orders and information about the orders for any time period.
THERE IS TWO MENUS on the Journal 2 page - (CONTROL PANEL - THAT HANDLES ALL THE SETTINGS - MENUS TO CHANGE - FOOTER APPEARANCE AND A BLOG SECTION - ALL THIS INFO IS ALREADY ON YOUR SITE AND YOU CAN START TO MODIFY IT FROM HERE TO MAKE THE HOME PAGE CHANGE. THEN THE MODULES AREA - WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO CHANGE THE FRONT SLIDERS, BANNERS AND TEXT.
WEBSITE SKIN TEMPLATE CHANGE: You have the option to change your website look to 30 different themes in case you don't like your existing theme that you selected.
Extensions Tab: Go to modules - then to Journal 2 - then to Settings - then to Global - General and there you will see a drop down of active skins that are available to you to change to, Select the SKIN and save and your website will have a new different look.
Catalog Tab: Your products catalog is located here. Go to Catalog - Products and you will see 24 of our items now in there. You can highlight them all and delete them. They are there for you to start to see the look and feel of the site.
Products: You can upload products to your website automatically from our import tool to any category you choose. You also can manually add a product that you have from a different vendor by going to the Catalog - Product section and Insert a new item, you also can add as many images you want to each product - The main image is located under the price structure and go to images to add as many views of the product that you choose.
Categories: The site is populated with about 9 Categories as place holders for you. To remove those categories please go to Extensions - Modules - Journal 2 Edit - Then go to Menus on the left side - Then go to Main Menu - Then Shop by Category and you will see each item name. Just HIT REMOVE that category or add categories in this area. Deleting is just done by hitting the X Remove. To add a new category first add it in the Catalog - Category Section then you will go back and just Add Sub Item as a new dropdown category linking it to the category and the new name you created.
Sub Categories: Open Cart allows you to have Sub Categories of the Main Categories. It even will allow you to have a Sub Photo for the Sub Category: Instructions - Once you create the MAIN Category under Catalog - Categories - (Example) Press Insert and type in Kitchen Appliances and Hit Save. Now Create the sub category for Kitchen Appliances - Example Hit Insert and in the Category Name type in Toasters then Hit DATA and under the parent field type in Kitchen Appliances it will pop up once you type in the first few letters NOW HIT SAVE. You can also upload the image in this area (Example a picture of a Toaster)
How to change your home page image: Go to Extensions - Modules - Journal 2 Edit - Slider - Journal - Edit the Main Slider - Slide down to Slide 1 and Hit English Blue Button. There you will see the existing image and you can delete it or add several so they rotate for you.
Discounts on products: If you want a product to be labeled at a price with a DISCOUNT percentage showing with a new price reflecting you need to set that product as a special item. Go to Catalog - Products - Find the product you want you to reflect a discount to hit Edit - Then hit Special - Then hit ADD SPECIAL - Plug in the discounted price you want to sell the product for in the Price field and then SAVE.
Turn off your Blog Posts at the bottom of the page: Got to Journal 2 - Go to Blog - General - Blog Status Turn Off
Remove the Blog Posts in the footer: Got to Journal 2 - Go to Blog - Blog Posts - Edit and turn off the status to Hide them
Copyright Text: Go to Journal 2 - Go to footer - go to Copy Rights to change the text that appears there.
You will need to go to Authorize.net to sign up for your account. Once that is processed you will load your Authorize.net KEY into the Open Cart Program and money will flow to you.
After you have your Authorize.net info: Go to Extensions: Then Payment: Choose Authorize.net and Enable it.
Removing of products from your website: Example you load 100 items into a certain category on your website - To remove those items is done by deleting the category - as you delete the category from the Catalog - Category section that will automatically delete those products from your website.
1. First you login into the Dropshipper.com account and go to the My Account Page by clicking your name.
2. Then you search the product that you want to add to your new website. (SEARCH AND CREATE YOUR OWN DATABASE) (YOU CAN NOT USE THE PREMADE LISTS FOR UPLOADING IT IS MEANT FOR PLATFORMS THAT REQUIRE THE UPC CODE ONLY)
3. You need to select the number of rows for the download of products and click on the CSV LINK, that will download the CSV file for you.
4. Save the file with a name of your choice.
5: Now go to your admin cart for your website and click Import Products - Find your file and upload it to the Category that you want it to appear in. (It will instantly appear)
Dropshipper.com has no restrictions. You may add other products to your website from other suppliers or load your products.
Search Bar: Adjustments - Go to Journal 2 - Go to Settings - Header - General - Slide down till you see Search
There is an Update Your Website button on your My Account Page of Dropshipper.com. if you have a website with Dropshipper.com – This is where you will get the latest code for the website. Improvements and functions are always being made to the website code as suggestions from our valued customers are addressed.
If you decide you want to start the Reset our website from Factory Settings there is a Reset your website to factory settings button on the Dropshipper.com my account page. That will bring the website back to the original condition of the website when it launched, and you will be able to start your design over again.