With the holidays coming up soon you want to determine the best way to sell your products. One effective method is to create a social store using a Facebook store app. Given that we’re halfway through November, many worry they don’t have time to set-up a store; but the truth is you can create a holiday social store in as little as 5 minutes.
To get started you will need to get a Facebook app that will enable you to create your social store, ShopTab, is a great app to use to set up your store. Go onto ShopTab’s Facebook page and “Like” the page, and then click on the app to get started. Follow the prompt to get your business signed up; once you get signed up you will see the admin panel, where you will fill out your profile information.
The next step is to connect the social store app to your business page. Choose the correct Facebook business page that you would like to add the app to and click connect. You can see what this section of the admin panel will look like below.
After you have selected the business page to have the app added, you will be able to set up your Facebook store. You can then choose your currency and pick your store’s checkout cart option (use our integrated cart, connect to an e-commerce site, or use our COD option). On this same tab you will be able to manually add products into your store. Click the “Add Product” tab to get started.
On the “Add Product” tab you can add the name of the product, the price, categorize the item, provide a description of the item, and you can provide 4 images of each item. You can also choose the shipping options for your store on this tab.
When you have completed this tab your first store item will be added. Repeat the process to manually add your other items. You can then keep clicking the “Add Product” tab to add in your other items. Through the process of adding products to your store you can always refer to the help buttons on the right of the screen that are labeled “Installation Guide” and “Set up Shipping and Taxes.”
It is as simple as that, you have all the tools you need to put your holiday social store together in 5 minutes!