Quickly Create Your Store With Ecwid
October 01, 2020
We've integrated Ecwid! A popular e-commerce platform, Ecwid offers multiple plans for all sizes of businesses. You can get started with any plan (even free!) to launch your shop and, what's more, we've made it super simple to integrate it into your Typepad blog. Join our Beta team to get early access to Ecwid.
Now, let's go through the process together.
To get started, you'll need to create an Ecwid account, which you can begin by browsing to Blog > Settings > Ecwid. Click on Create your own store at Ecwid to be redirected and start the process.
The Ecwid login page will show in a new browser tab. Select Create new Ecwid account to start your new account. First, you'll be asked to enter your name, email address, and password. Your email address will be used as your username. Now, there are 4 steps to finish setting up your Ecwid account.
Step 1: Give your store a name, select your country, and currency.
Step 2: Enter your business' physical address. If you don't have a company address yet, please enter an address from where you'll be shipping your orders.
Step 3: Tell Ecwid about yourself. They want to know about your experience selling products, what type of product you're selling, and if you're selling for someone else.
Step 4: Tell Ecwid about your website. They want to know if you have a website and with which service. Currently, Typepad is not listed. You can select Other, then enter Typepad into the box.
Congratulations! You've created your Ecwid account. Now you'll need to add your products into Ecwid.
In Ecwid, you will see a To-Do list. Part of the To-Do list is adding your product to your account. Click on Add your products or services and follow their instructions. Once you are done adding your products you're ready to add your store to your blog.
Click on the Dashboard link of your Ecwid account. At the bottom of the page you'll find your Store ID. Copy this number to be used in Typepad.
In your Typepad account, go back to the Ecwid section (Blog > Settings > Ecwid). Under Already an Ecwid user? paste in your Store Id and click on Save Changes.
Next, click on Create Store Page in my Blog. Typepad will create a page for you titled Store. You can add text to tell people more about what you're selling.
NOTE: You won't see the products you added on the Compose Page or Preview, only when you publish the page.
Share your store on your blog by adding it to your navigation bar or sidebar with a fun image.
Now that you've created and integrated your store, share the link with us in the comments! We'd love to see (and maybe purchase) what you're selling!