Before reading through this guide, we suggest you check out our guide to setting up your website with Website Builder first. If you follow these five simple steps, you'll have your online store set up and running in no time at all.
If you prefer, you can download a pdf here:
My Store Starter Guide (5364.2 KB)
1 - Log in to the Website Builder
When you sign up with Netregistry, you are provided with two log ins, one is an account level log in and the other is a domain level log in.
Your account level log in is usually three upper case letters with a dash and gives you access to the entire console. Your domain level log in is usually a series of repeated, lower case letters and will only give you access to a specific domain and website – this is the log in you can share with others who might help build or edit your website but they won't have access to billing or other sensitive information.
To log in, click here.
To find out more about your account login and what you can manage out of it, please see our comprehensive support page on the topic.
Once you have successfully logged in, simply find the domain name you want to build a website for (and you've purchased a hosting plan that includes the site builder), and click 'Manage'.
On the next page, click 'Website Builder' in the left column and then Log in
From here, you can build your website. Please see our guide to setting up your website for further information.
2 - Build your online store
a) Open the Store builder
When you're happy with your website, it's time to build your store. Click on the 'Online Store' tab to launch the store builder wizard, which will take you through the step-by-step.
b) Create your product catalogue
You will need to add products to your store by entering a name, image, description, weight and price. You can also add a product code (SKU), or allow the system to generate one for you.
c) Enter your billing (or payment) options
Once you've added your products to the store, you'll need to configure your payment and shipping settings. If you close the Products window, you will be taken back to the set up wizard. Click 'Next, Payments' to set up your payment options. You must add a product before you can add a payment method.
This will bring up a screen to help you configure how you will collect payment from customers. We recommend using Paypal or GoogleCheckout, but you can also set up other methods, if neither of these suit your needs. You can set all of these up using the wizard, just follow the prompts.
Note: If you are using a third party payment program, you will need to sign up to it beforehand in order to link it to your store.
d) Set up your shipping options
After you've set up your payment methods, you'll need to set up your shipping options. These are only necessary if what you're selling is a physical product. You can skip this step if your product is downloadable. You will need to select a shipping method – you can add as many as you like.
On the next page, you will be able to set where you want to ship to and how much you want to charge for shipping. You can go back and add as many different shipping options as you like.
Once you've finished setting the shipping methods, go back to the main page and click 'Create my store'. The configuration of this will take a few minutes, but when it is finished it will be ready to publish.
e) Setting tax rules
If you are only selling products to an Australian market, you will only need to set one tax rule for GST. If you are shipping internationally, the taxes are different. In the tool box, click 'Tax Rules' to set your tax rules.
Click 'New Tax' to create tax rules for your products. You can apply a tax rule to all products or set them for specific products by editing the products individually once you've created your tax rules. For an Australian-only market, the only tax you need to apply is the GST. You can set your taxes to be included in your product prices, or to be added separately in the sub-total.
3 - Link the store to your MyWebsite homepage
To link the store to your MyWebsite, click back into the 'Page' toolbar and then click the little green plus sign on the left side, next to a drop down menu that has a list of all your website's pages. This will create a new page, pre-set with your chosen template – which you can turn into your store.
After you're taken to your new page, click on the 'Widget' tabs and then select 'Ecommerce' and drag the Online-Store widget onto your page.
A pop up will appear, where you can choose the layout of your store – there are three options available.
Once you click 'Save', your store will appear on your website and you will be able to see it on your page. You can go in and edit this at any time by clicking on the 'Edit' tab that appears on the blue margin when you hover your mouse over the top.
This is how your online store will display:
4 - Send your store live online
Publishing your MyStore couldn't be easier, just click the 'Publish' button in the top right hand corner. Before you publish it, we recommend saving it by clicking the 'Save' button and then clicking the 'Preview' button.
Once you hit the 'Publish' button, your MyStore will take a few minutes to go live and this screen will appear:
Important Note: Every time you create a new page, you will need to hit the 'Publish' button to send it live. Hitting 'Save' will save the information for later, but won't make it accessible to the public.