Creating an online store with the Hostinger website builder is easy! Here are the steps to get you 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 Lite store e-commerce platform on your website. This way, you'll get access to the store management area.

2. Create products

Our store platform supports the following product types: physical, digital, services, donations, and bookings. To create products, go to the Products section in your store management area.

3. Display products on your website

Once you create products, remember to add product sections to the preferred website pages (products are not automatically displayed on your website).

4. Set up payments

In your online store, you can enable two types of payments: online payments and manual (offline) payments.

5. Set up shipping

To set up shipping methods, go to the Shipping section in your store management area.

6. Check the general store settings

In the general store settings, you may edit the following:

  • Store name

  • Company name and email

  • Company address

7. Check the shopping bag settings

You can enable or disable the shopping bag in your website's header settings within the editor.

To change the shopping bag language, go to the Checkout section in your store management area.

8. Customize the website to match your brand style

Remember to personalize your website. If you're not sure where to start, you may follow these guidelines: How to customize a website template

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: speed, mobile optimization, keywords, quality of your content, 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 than ever, use marketing tools, such as:

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