Welcome to Instant eCom Store!
The Quick Start documentation is created to make sure that you can get started with IES in a matter of minutes. Simplicity is one of the KEY VALUES we base the platform on, so everything's designed to make setting up and managing one or even twenty stores effortless.
To make life easier for you, the platform is divided in two configuration sections: Account Level and Store Level Configuration.
Account Level configuration is something you do once. As soon as a particular configuration has been done, you can start to assign and use it on all your stores.
Store Level configuration on the other hand is something that you do for each store, so it can be unique and work exactly how you want.
(Don't worry if it sounds complicated now - it isn't - you will feel that soon).
Alright, let's dive in.
STEP #1 - Login to your Instant eCom Store account to reach your IES dashboard.
This is where you will find ACCOUNT LEVEL controls. Those are: Stores, Shipping & Integrations (see the screenshot below).
You can begin working with account level controls by clicking on any of the tiles or via the main menu bar on the left of the page.
TIP: We highly recommend to start with the Integrations, so you can connect your favorite 3rd party tools.
Everything that you will configure via 'Shipping and 'Integration' sections will be available to use on any of the stores that you will launch (more about that later).
STEP #2 - Selecting the Integrations tab on the main menu bar on the left side of the page or the Integrations tile at the bottom of the Account dashboard will open the “My Integrations” page.
The Integrations page gives you the ability to integrate lots of 3rd party systems that you need to run your business. You can learn more about our supported integrations here.
TIP: Start by integrating one of the payment gateways such as PayPal Express Checkout, so you can start to sell products asap.
STEP #3 - Selecting the Shipping tab on the main menu bar on the left side of the page or the Shipping tile at the bottom of the Main Dashboard will open the “My Shipping” page.
Here you are able to configure virtually unlimited shipping combinations that you can later use to sell any of the products via any store you will create.
TIP: Start by configuring a Flat Fee shipping option, so you can start to list products on your stores.
STEP #4 - You can also select the “Stores” tab in the menu bar on the left side of the page, or scroll to the bottom of the Main Dashboard and select the Stores tile to open the “My Stores” page.
To create and configure your stores you would begin here.
STEP #5 - On the “My Stores” page select the particular store that you want to work on. Once on the store dashboard scroll to the bottom of the page and select any of the available tiles to begin making configurations to that particular store.
IMPORTANT: The tiles available at the bottom of the store level dashboard are available for each store that you choose to create. Any configurations made here would only apply to the specific store you are working in.
Alright, now that you have finished the quick intro, head to our next Quick Start Guide to begin integrating a payment gateway for your store.
*Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to our Support team by clicking the chat icon at the bottom right of the page, we’re always happy to help.