Do you want to build an online shopping store on your Blogger blog to give a boost to your online business? Learning how to build an online store can be a bit tricky job all together. However, with some eCommerce plugins we can neatly convert our blog into a fully flourishing eCommerce site. Recently, one of our blogspot forum website asked me that How to create a online eCommerce store in Blogger Blog. Though, there are numberless eCommerce blogger templates available on the internet, but how to convert our simple blog into a fully functional eCommerce site? Today, in this article, I will show you how to create a online eCommerce store in Blogger blog.
You can sell almost anything on your Blogger site, but the product you are selling must be related to your blog. If you write about technology on your blog, then you can sell any kind of tech gadgets on your blog. If you have written an e-book, then you can make that e-book available though your eCommerce enabled blog. Blogger can also sell T-shirts, jewelry, skin products and almost anything that is legal to sell.
You can check the demo of Blogger eCommerce Store here
How to Create a Online eCommerce Store in Blogger:
To add an online store in Blogger, we will be using a plugin called ECWID. It is a FREE eCommerce Shopping cart and store solution that helps you to convert your existing blog into a fully functional eCommerce store.
Firstly, you need to register a account at ECWID.com. If you have a PayPal, Facebook or Google account then you can opt for these services to register quickly.
Adding a Product
Demo catalog helps you to expore and understand the functionality of the site. It will ask you to delete the demo catalog, press “Delete” to remove all demo products that were pre-added to your store.
Creating a Store:
After deleting the demo catalog, it is time to publish your product on your Blogger site. Simply select “Create Store” from the top menu as shown in the image below:
Select “Yes, I have a website” button and proceed to the next step.
- Product Manager: It displays the complete range of the products that you have added in product catalog and this widget is extremely essential to get your store up and running while other widgets are just optional to have.
- Categories: This widget will display a complete list of categories of your store.
- Mini Cart: It will add a mini shopping cart to your site. Adding it in menu will assist users in checkouts.
- Search Box: It will help users in searching different products on your store.
To Add product browser in blogger, copy the Product Browser embed code and go to Blogger.com >> Add a New Page. Now change to HTML mode and paste the code which you copied earlier. Name the page as “My Store” and press the Publish button.