In this overview video, we'll demonstrate how to access your store builder account, how to create your subdomain, give a brief overview of the dashboards and the different features available.
Each store builder license equals one subdomain for a store. Once subdomain is set, it cannot be changed. It is attached to the license for life. The store builder has a main dashboard, where you can configure account level configurations such as shipping and integrations (like autoresponders, payment merchants, etc.) for ALL of your stores. These settings will be saved and ready to use for any created store(s) once you configure them once. We recommend to start here with account level configurations in the main dashboard.
Once you create a store, an additional store dashboard is available where you can configure, customize, and view features for that specific store such as: carts & checkout, orders, products, promo codes, marketing hub, main store settings, appearance, etc.
Whereas the website builder is capable of unlimited customizations in terms of look & feel through HTML templates, the store builder is more simple and direct in terms of appearance and design. The reasoning behind this is to allow users to focus more on the actual products they are selling rather than the bells and whistles of how their store looks.
You can customize a bit within the Appearance section of the store. You are able to upload a logo, background image, and favicon. You can create and arrange navigational menu items, customize the color scheme of the header, background, and footer. DNPT Pro members also have access to enabling Collection Mode which allows for an additional look and feel of the store.
Review the video below to get more acquainted with the store builder:
If you still are not sure how to get started, please login/locate your DashNex Connect dashboard and find PowerTech Store Builder product and the Get Started button:
That will take you to the Welcome to DNPT Store Builder page where you can find the Create Store button at the bottom of the page:
Step 1: Within the Main Dashboard of the store builder, you will find ACCOUNT LEVEL controls. Those are: Stores, Shipping & Integrations. 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 Integrations so you can connect your favorite 3rd party tools. Everything that you will configure in the Shipping and Integration sections will be available to use on ANY of the stores that you will launch. Review the Payment Gateway and AutoResponder quick start videos to gain more understanding on this.
Step 2: Once you have setup Integrations and Shipping account level configurations, you can create a store by clicking on the Stores tile. Once you have created and launched your store, you are on that store's specific dashboard. Once here, you will see a new set of tiles as well as an additional menu on the left navigation. The tiles and the menu navigation are the same and can be used interchangeably. This is where all the STORE LEVEL configurations can be made for your store.
Tip: 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.
Now that you have an understanding of ACCOUNT LEVEL configurations and STORE LEVEL configurations, let's go ahead and integrate a payment gateway for your store as demonstrated in the next tutorial.