- The Dashboard
- Website Pages
- Top Tabs
- Website Statistics
Back-End OverviewCLICK TO PLAY VIDEO
The back-end contain many applications which allow you to manage your website.
The DashboardCLICK TO PLAY VIDEO
The Dashboard tab is where you can get a snapshot of what’s happening on your website from an order and traffic standpoint. Your “Store at a Glance” section is where you can get a quick look at your website’s order history. You can easily see the status of recent orders as well as view them. You can also view the top keyword and referrals, which allows you to know how people are getting to your website. The “Store Network Traffic” application allows you to see your website’s recent visitor statistics.
Website PagesCLICK TO PLAY VIDEO
The Website Pages Application is where you configure your web page’s layout and content. Your main pages on your website are located in boxes at the top of this page. These pages represent your top tabs and serve as your visitors’ main tool for navigating your website. You can choose to turn off, delete, or add new main pages within this application. You can even choose to create subpages underneath your main pages, which have all the options your main pages have.
We make building a web page quick and easy by laying out your options in plain text with no coding jargon. We will demonstrate configuring the most important page of your website, the home page. The home page, aka the landing page, is what your customers use to evaluate your website at a quick glance, display a call to action, or navigate the site.
Within “Body Settings” you can configure your page’s image, content, and whether or not to display designs or products. By clicking the configure button, you will be able to construct the application within the page. The “Source” tool is where you can embed HTML code in the specific web page of the website. Once you make the configurations you always remember to save. The “Extras” application is where you can configure the tiniest details of your pages. You should always review these settings before marketing your website.
The Column Settings” section is where you can configure your display settings on the sides of your webpages. The Product and Design Categories applications are where you can configure side navigation settings. You should go through all of these applications to make sure your website is functioning exactly the way you want it.
Don’t forget to save the changes you have made by clicking the save button!
CustomersCLICK TO PLAY VIDEO
The Customers Tab is where you can view all of the customers who have created accounts on your website. There are many ways to find the customer that you are looking for through the “Search for Customers Tool”.
You can easily view a customer’s details by clicking on the “View Customer” link. Here you can view a customer’s personal and site usage details, sales statistics, login details, past orders, and uploaded artwork. This information allows you to learn directly from your customer and know how to market to them.
OrdersCLICK TO PLAY VIDEO
The Orders tab is where you review and export past orders, view commissions received, and your top five selling products & designs.
The Review Orders application is where you can see and review your past orders from your website. There are many search tools available to help you find the order you are looking for. By clicking on the “View Order” link, you can view detailed order information. You can view an order’s timeline, billing & shipping details, and which products were purchased.
The Export Orders application allows you to export past order information for accounting purposes. The “View order summary” link allows you to view a timeline of your orders and their important information all at once. The “view order items” link allows you to have a snapshot view of past order information, including products ordered, the cart total, and affiliate commission. Both the order summary and order items list are available for CSV and Quicken format downloads.
The Review Commissions application allows you to review your past sales and referral commissions. You can select the timetable you want to view by configuring the display options in the top of this application.
The Commissions Payment Received application allows you to view and export past commissions that have been paid to you. You can easily download this information at any time for accounting purposes.
The Top 5 Products and Designs application allows you to view your top five selling, most commented, and highest voted Products & Designs. This application allows you to know exactly what your customers think of your products and designs.
ProductsCLICK TO PLAY VIDEO
The Products tab is where you create pre-decorated designs and choose which blank products you want to offer to customers. The manage decorated products application is where you add, create and configure pre-decorated products for your website.
Before designing new products you will first want to create a new product category so you can organize them. You should give every category a proper title and you can choose to write a description or even embed HTML code through the “Source” button. Once you have created your new category, you are ready to design your product! By clicking on the “Create Decorated Products” button, you will be directed to our apparel designer where you can let the creative juices flow!
You can choose to add stock, store, or uploaded designs and text to your pre-decorated product. Once you feel you’ve got your customization just right, you’re ready to move on to the next step by clicking the “Save” button. From here you will be directed to your custom product’s “Batch Settings”. This is where you can give the design a name, description, choose its category and position on your website. You even have the option of allowing your customers to change the color scheme of your design if it is in the right file format. Just select which products and colors you want to offer by clicking the check boxes next to the products.
Once your pre-decorated product has been created, you will be able to configure it. The product settings section is where you configure new options such as: making it a feature product, making it private and adjusting its wholesale-to-retail markup. The meta-settings is where you configure the design’s meta-keywords and descriptions. The meta-keywords and description will make locating your product easy for your customers searching for your custom designs on search engines and within your website.
The select blank product types application is where you choose which blank products you want to offer on your website for customization. By deselecting “Use all Available Product Types” you have the option of selecting which products you do and don’t want to offer to customers. You can easily choose not to offer a certain product to customers by deselecting the check-box next to the product and then clicking save.
DesignsCLICK TO PLAY VIDEO
The Designs tab is where you can configure store designs to be sold. By organizing your designs into categories your website will function and navigate better for your visitors. Once you have created a design category you are ready to add a design. To add a design, go to the “Add Design” button in the top right hand corner.
Here you will upload a new design onto your website. First, you will need to upload an acceptable file format. The best image files for upload are PNG, EPS, JIF, and other vector formats. You then can choose if you want to allow your customers to change the colors of the design you uploaded. Customers can only change the colors if you upload a vector file format. You will then give the design a name and place it into a category. Next you have the option of allowing or disallowing your customers use of your design for decoration purposes. Lastly, you decide where you want your design listed and what the display background should be.
Once you have created your product you will be directed to the Image Details window. Here you can configure the options of your design, most of which you configure at upload. The two new options for your design are the options to discontinue the design or to delete the design.
The Meta Information window is where you configure your design’s page title, Meta Keywords and descriptions. Custom Meta Keywords are always encouraged because of their high value for SEO and visitor navigation. This allows your design to be found quicker when customers are browsing search engines and your website. Writing keyword descriptions also benefits SEO and is always strongly encouraged.
The Add Stock Design applications allows you to add designs to your webpages by selecting clipart images from our stock designs library.
The Watermark Store Designs application allows you to apply a watermark message over your design so your design cannot be stolen. This is a security option for your designs, but not always necessary.
MarketingCLICK TO PLAY VIDEO
The Marketing tab is where you can manage your marketing applications available within your website.
The Export Newsletter Addresses application is where you can download a CSV (Commas Separated Values) list of email addresses from visitors who signed up for your website’s newsletter. This is a convenient way to keep your website subscribers separate from your one-time customers.
The Send Marketing Email application is where you can send direct emails to either newsletter subscribers, customers who have purchased, or all of them. You can simply choose your email recipients by checking the box next to the group title. Once you have chosen your recipients you are ready to start composing your email. First you might notice that there are HTML and Plain Text boxes where you can enter your text. To simply put it, the HTML box allows you to embed HTML code into your email. You can type your text in either box and then copy and paste it into the other box before sending your email. Once you have proofread your email, you are ready to send it and can do so by clicking on the “Send Email” button.
The Flash Widget application is where you create a flash widget to be embedded into your website or other websites. First create a title for widget and choose its display background. The source tool allows you to choose between designs and products that you have created to be shown on your widget. Then you will want to choose how many products, how large, and which widget theme you want. You can then scroll down to the bottom of the page and preview the widget you just configured. You can choose to magnify a product, view it’s details, share it, or purchase it all from the widget.
Once you are satisfied with your widget, copy its HTML code at the top right corner of the application. To embed the widget into one of your website’s pages, simply go into your “Website Pages” tab and click on the page you want to embed the widget onto. From there, go to the “Body Content” section of the page and click on the “Configure” button. Then click the “Source” button located in the top left corner. Here you just need to simply paste your code and click save. You can then can go to the page you embedded the HTML code into and view the flash widget.
The Iframe application allows you to create HTML code featuring a custom Iframe. First, you will want to create a name for your Iframe. Then, you can choose how many columns you want your frame to be and what colors you want for the background and font. Adjusting the width and height allows you to display your products vertically or horizontally. The “Open Links” option allows you to decide if you want your Iframe to be displayed in a new window, the same window, or in a Iframe. The source tool allows you choose which products you want in your Iframe. Once all of the options have been configured, you can view the Iframe you just configured. You then can easily copy and paste the HTML code onto either your or another website.
The RSS Setup application allows you to create XML code to be embedded into a RSS blog. This is a handy application if you ever blog about your website’s designs or products.
Top TabsCLICK TO PLAY VIDEO
The Top Tabs are where you will find many important applications within your website.
The Appearance tab is where you can edit your store’s design template and access the HTML and CSS templates used for your website.
The Store Settings tab contains many important tools for organizing the function of your website.
Account Settings is where you configure your basic information including your name, email & physical address, and phone number.
General Settings is where you configure your website’s name, title, description, tagline, icon, on page SEO, and Google Adwords.
Price Settings is where you configure your markup and how you want your prices do be displayed in your store.
Gift Certificates allows you to choose how you want gift certificates to appear when customers purchase them.
Receiving Commissions is where you configure your Paypal account for receiving sales and referral commissions.
Edit Default Domain Name is where you can change your website’s domain name, but not the suffix “.ccwebstore.com.” This you will have to do in the Add Store Domain Name application.
Add Store domain Name is where you configure your exact domain name which you have purchased from a domain distributor.
Norton Safe Web is where you can configure your website with anti-virus software. We assure you that your website is safe and that this software is for piece of mind and not completely necessary.
Run Setup Wizard is where you can access your website’s setup wizard if you wish.
Website StatisticsCLICK TO PLAY VIDEO
The View Visitor Statistics application is where you view many useful site traffic statistics. These statistics allow you to learn from your customers directly. You can easily see when, how many, and how long customers are visiting your website. You as well can see what keywords they are using to get to your website, what pages they are viewing, and what their last visited page was. Lastly, you can see what browser and operating system your customers are using to view your website.