Creating an online store with Hostinger Website Builder is easy! Follow the below steps to get started 👇

  1. Enable and set up the online store platform

  2. Create products

  3. Display products on your website

  4. Set up payments

  5. Set up shipping

  6. Check the general store settings

  7. Check the shopping bag settings

  8. Customize the website to match your brand style

  9. Check the SEO settings

  10. Publish your website

  11. Grow your business

1. Enable and set up the online store platform

Start with enabling the e-commerce platform on your website. This way, you'll get access to the store management area. There, you'll create products, set up payment and shipping methods, manage orders and customize the store settings.

2. Create products

You may create up to 500 products and each of your products may have up to 50 options. The e-commerce platform supports physical products, digital products, services, donations, and appointments. To create products, go to the Products section in your store management area.

3. Display products on your website

Once you create products, product pages are created automatically. However, note that products are not automatically displayed on your website. Use product sections to display products on your website pages.

4. Set up payments

You can enable two types of payments in your store: online payments and manual (offline) payments. To set it up, go to the Store settings → Payments.

5. Set up shipping

You can create an unlimited number of shipping zones and up to 10 shipping options per shipping zone. To set it up, go to the Store settings → Shipping.

6. Check the general store settings

In the store management area, access the Store settings and make sure to double-check the following:

  • Store details

  • Company information

  • Checkout settings

  • Emails

  • Invoices

7. Check the shopping bag settings

You can enable or disable the shopping bag in your website's header settings. To change the shopping bag language, go to the Store settings Checkout.

8. Customize the website to match your brand style

Style your website to represent your brand well. If you're not sure where to start, you may follow these guidelines: How to customize a website template

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9. Check the SEO settings

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. In short, SEO is about how well your website performs in search engines like Google. It depends on many various factors: quality of your content, accessibility, website speed, mobile optimization, keywords, and so on. Learn more: SEO settings, Product SEO settings

10. Publish your website

Once you're ready, go ahead and publish your website! If you're eager to declare your online presence, but there's still some work to do, you may publish only the landing page (e.g., “Coming soon”).

11. Grow your business

To make your business more visible, share links to your website on various social media platforms and unleash marketing tools, for example:

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