These useful steps will help you get your business e-commerce website up and running. We'll give you step-by-step tips on how to add products, process orders and make the design represent your business, not some cookie-cutter template.
What to expect:
When you login into your ExpressionEngine admin and access the BrilliantRetail module you will know how to :
To have a functioning e-commerce website you will need these basics:
Control your e-commerce website, process orders, create promotions and more from within your control panel. Log in to your admin and click the Store button in the primary navigation and you will see:
At a glance the Dashboard provides a valuable snapshot of your sales and orders. The dashboard includes visual reports of sales for today, this week, this month, this quarter, and this year. Additionally a list of the most recent orders are displayed.
Customers are key to your success. From within the control panel you can review a list of all customers in the system and review their orders.
Everybody loves orders. Review your new orders, change order statuses and lookup old orders. Click on the order name to see the order number to view the detail where you can keep track of fulfillment and change the status of the order.
Here you can create and manage all your products and services. You can keep track of your product inventory and customize you product detail information and purchase options.
Here you can create a promotion or sale for your products. You set the discount, date and promo code the customer would input during checkout to apply the discount.
It's easy if you want to see a sales report to simply set the date and see the graph. You can also using the report data in other ways such as showing it in a presentation.
This is the most technical area of the admin. This is where the settings go that determine your website design, payment merchant, members and more.
Where is my actual website for customers to use?
BrilliantRetail comes with the complete demo "Blank" template. This is a great starting place to get you going. When you install the BrilliantRetail module on a new website you can automatically load the entire template set. You have three choices to change the design to match your business: