VIDEO: Social Media (1/2): How to Set Up Your Volusion Facebook Store

Disclaimer: We recently redesigned our Admin Area. Your store may look different than the one shown in this video, but most click paths were not affected.

 

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The Volusion Facebook Store is a great way to broaden your store to millions of Facebook users and potential customers worldwide. Before we go further, please note that Facebook requires that websites associated with Facebook apps be SSL certified. If you don’t currently have an SSL, you can purchase one at volusion.com under the Services tab. To set it up, go to Marketing > Facebook Store in your Admin Area and select Yes, display products for purchase on my Social Store. The check boxes in the Select Products menu control which products display on Facebook. The menu contains all of your eligible products. You can search for the ones you want by scrolling, or by typing their product names.

Next, upload your logo by clicking Upload in the Design Your Store section. Click Browse or Choose File to locate the file on your local hard drive, click Open, then Upload. When you’re finished, click Save. Then click Install the Social Store App at the bottom. If you’re already logged in to your Facebook page, click Add Our App. If not, first login. Then click Add Volusion Social Store.

The app is now installed. Next, you need to activate it on your page. If you don’t have a Facebook page, you can create one by clicking this link. The app is designed for your business page, so make sure you’re viewing Facebook as the right user, then click the app icon. Here, enter your domain name and click Create My Store. Now click View My Store.

Customers can browse your social store products and add them to the cart either from the storefront view, or from the product page. The icon in the top right keeps track of the cart contents at all times, and allows customers access from any part of the social store. When they click Checkout, they’re automatically taken to your primary store checkout page, where they can complete the purchase normally.

The Social Store comes with a number of special features that you may want to take advantage of. You can display your store’s Deal of the Day deals, offer a discount to users who "Like" your page, and adjust the color scheme to match your branding. For more information on these and other features, go to support.volusion.com and search for "Volusion Facebook Store".