Descriotion: The article is about squarespace login. You will learn create forms to collect emails,customize invoices,change store settings,set up shipping to different parts of the world with different prices and speeds,and also you can learn how to get notified of orders,cancellations or order-fulfillment.
I hope you’re excited,this is the last lecture that’s going to cover the backend information of the website,for the next lecture we’re going to cover creating the actual website. Underneath the commerce section,there are a couple of options,I’ll go through them and then we’re done.
First we’ll go into payments,in payments we have options for two different methods,we have stripe and PayPal for stripe,all you do is to click connect stripe and it’ll take you to a link where you can sign up. I’ll make this a little bit bigger so you can see the full form,you can sign in and if you don’t have an account,you can click on sign up. Once you click sign up,it’ll take you to a form,you can create an account and then you can go ahead and fill out your information and take it from there for PayPal.
For me it says in beta,but depending on when you view the course it might not the same for you. PayPal is an option for you to use.what you can do is that you can enter your email address,for example if I enter my business one and then enter the code so you won’t be asked for a code. I’ve tried to sign in a couple of times now so if you click on next.it’ll take you to create an account.that’s because this email address isn’t part of a business account.
If you have a PayPal address with the business account,for example if I enter my actual PayPal,it’ll ask me to sign in since it sees that it is an account,that’s I used to get that set up,you can also change your store currency from USD to a different currency.
The next thing is checkout,from here you can connect your MailChimp account. If you want to collect people’s email addresses so in the future if you have a sale on your website you can send them a newsletter,you can do it. Then we have the default country,if you only sell to people in the United States,it would make sense to set the default country to United States.
We have the shipping and billing address,you can automatically set the shipping address to be the same as the billing address,now if the customer wants to answer to two different addresses,they can check off a radio button and then they will have the option to do that.
After that,we have expressed checkout,if you only have one product on your website,it doesn’t make sense for the customer to add that to a cart and click on the checkout button,what this does is that it replaces the Add to Cart button with the purchase button. As soon as they click purchase,it automatically goes to checkout.
The next thing is shopping card style,we have the option of changing the color scheme of the checkout page to light instead of dark,our website has the background with black text and the checkout page will look similar. If you change this background to black,you want the all the other colors to be a light colored,that’s what this button is for.
The next thing is order number,it’s basic,it’s number appears on your invoice for the very next order that our customer places,you can start it at one. But if you’ve been doing business for a while without your Squarespace website and you’ve already made 100 orders,you can start it at 101 so that you don’t get confused between the invoices and then we will have additional fields.
From here you can collect extra information from the customer on checkout,phone number is collected with shipping billing address,I personally don’t need phone number for my business so I’ll turn that off. You can also have a checkout page custom form,if you do something like selling personal training online,you can collect somebody’s starting date,their ending date,the exercises they like to do and what they don’t like to do,you can do that without having to email them personally.
If you go to additional information,you can add an extra field and we can make a check box,then we can type in what exercises do you like,I’ll show you how to edit forms later,but it’s one check box per line,this is what it would show up on the form itself. I don’t need additional information so it looks something like that,now I will use this for my website because I don’t need it,I’ll click this card and I won’t use the form.
For example,some things you can put in here is no return after seven days,please don’t share this product with anybody else if it’s a digital product like an e-book,we don’t sell your email address to other third parties. You can Google for privacy policies and use a template to work for your business or you can have your lawyer do it for you.
Finally we have invoices,under invoices we can change how attacks appears on the invoice,we can have a look at this. Now we’ll go to notifications,anytime somebody orders something from your website,they automatically get an email. If they try to reply to that email,you probably won’t get it because it’s automatically set to no reply at Squarespace info. You can change this if you like,if somebody has a question about their order,they can click reply from the order page.
Then we have the from email address,anytime a customer gets an email,this is what will show. I would recommend leaving it as it is unless you have your own personal domain and you have the email address info,because if you use something like Gmail or Hotmail,nine times out of ten it will be marked as spam and then they won’t even get it or it’ll go straight to their spam or junk email,you can leave it as it is.
Now you can automatically get emails if your items fall below a certain stock level,you always have ten stocked and suddenly goes down to two because somebody ordered eight,you’ll automatically get an email saying that you’re running low on this item do you have more.
We have customized email,here you can change how the email will look when it is being sent. Once you confirm an order,you can see what the email will look,you can change this and this is a convention that Squarespace uses for order number and what product it is.
We’ll go back and you can also customize the order fulfilled and the order refunded and also the header and footer that shows up on the email,in the header you can put something like thank you for your order and then that is gong to automatically added to every email relating to orders.
We can save that. This is a footer and you can send a test email to see what it looks like,that is for the header and footer,we’ll go on since we’ve covered this. Then we can see the shipping,this is very basic,you can add different shipping options such as flat rate or depending on weight. Flat rate is called next day shipping,we can put a base fee,all the shipping is going to cost ten dollars and then two dollars per every item that they order and we can set that to a specific country.
Now we have set it to anywhere in Canad,then we can add another one for a different country maybe to the United States,it’ll be twenty dollars and next day shipping again,it’ll be twenty dollars and then ten dollars per item and that’s for the US. We’ll close out Canada and we will add United States. If that are the only two places we ship,we’ll head back.
The next thing is taxes,here you can set up a specific tax rate,for example add country for Canada,we’ll use Ontario,HST would be 13% and you can charge the actual tax on shipping and services as well instead of products,because your products can be something you ship out or service like personal training,so you can charge it on both.
We’ll save and we’ll go back,finally we have donations,if your website is for a church and you’re collecting money as a donation,you can send a message any time somebody donates to your website and you can change what the message says,what the title of the email is,you can also send a test email to see what it’ll look like. We’ve covered everything there and we’ve covered everything under commerce,now so if we go back we can see that everything under settings is done. For the next lecture,we’ll start with creating an actual website.