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Saturday, 21 November 2020 13:10

How to Build an eCommerce Website 

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According to survey reports, the growth of online business worldwide is significantly faster and higher as compared to traditional businesses. The success of online commerce has been so impacting that even established business houses have started online selling as a complementary effort. However, first things always come first, and in case of eCommerce, it is mandatory to create an eCommerce website at the outset.

There is a definite way of going about the process of creating and operating an eCommerce website. Though a professional involvement is always solicited for such efforts, a fair knowledge could also help in initiating an online business.


Follow these steps to build your eCommerce store


Decide the Product You Want to Sell

While browsing the internet you must have noticed the existence of multiple eCommerce websites selling varied items. There are certain websites dedicated to selling a particular line of products or services such as garments, travel plans, fashion items, etc. Also, there are some other eCommerce websites that sell multiple items like mobile phones, laptops, household appliances, books, CDs, home theatres, handy cams, sports goods, and so on. The latter is a like a huge departmental store selling everything under the same roof.


At the outset, it is thus important to decide on the product or service that you would like to sell through your website. While deciding on the item of trade it is essential to estimate the local demand. Buyers would always prefer to buy items from a local vendor irrespective of being online or offline. The local supplier would always ensure faster deliveries, easier payment terms, and earlier replacements in case of wrong or defective shipments.


Choose Your Business Model

As an eCommerce business owner, you can choose your business model as per your requirement. Either you can sell only through your online store, or, can sell your products on marketplaces like Amazon, FlipKart, eBay, etc. You can also sell your products on both the platforms at a time.


Choose a Business and Domain Name

 Once you have decided on your range of items and business model, the next step would be to choose a business name and create a domain. A business name should be relevant to your products and easy to remember for your target audience. A domain gives an identity and makes it easier for online buyers to recognize you. However, for companies with limited financial resources, it would be desirable to get a shared domain. Sharing a domain with an established name makes it easier for reaching out to your target buyers. As the business grows it would be wise to have a dedicated domain as it helps in search engine optimization and easier recognition.


Select an eCommerce Website Builder

Nowadays, it’s very simple to build your online store with the help of eCommerce website builders like KartRocket. These DIY online software create websites in few seconds where you can start selling products instantly.


Designing Your eCommerce Store

Your eCommerce website is your store, and it needs to be designed for the convenience of your buyers. As in a store, your website should contain details about your saleable products and services. Images, descriptions, prices, users’ comments, ratings should all be included in your web page for guiding prospective buyers. You must make it certain, that your web page showcases your products perfectly so that buyers are never misled. You must make your web pages and website attractive as that is your representation to buyers online.


Set Up the Payment Gateway

As an online business, one must have multiple payment options available for the customers. The eStore builders like KartRocket come with tools that can set up these functionalities to your website automatically. The customer should be able to make payments via credit card, debit card, online wallets, net banking, COD, etc.


Secure Your Website by Installing SSL Certificate

For all the websites that transfer data online, one must make sure that their connection is protected by a secured security layer (SSL). The SSL certificate keeps your website secure and builds the trust among your customers. Nowadays, even Google recommends having an SSL certificate for every single website.


Select Your Shipping Partner

Once you start selling products through your eCommerce website, you need to ship those products to your customers with the help of courier services. eCommerce logistics aggregator services like ShipRocket are the best option to go for. They give you multiple courier agency options to ship your product with the lowest available shipping charges, so you may have maximum profit value in your share.


These are the basic steps in creating an eCommerce website for your product or service and start selling instantly.

This method of pasword recovery will require that you be able to access both the files and the database of your PrestaShop login. The instructions will be using the cPanel File editor and phpMyAdmin in order to obtain the necessary information to reset the password that is stored in the database table.

Step 1) Login to your cPanel, then go to the FILES section and click on File Manager.

Step 2) We will need to edit the SETTINGS.INC.PHP file in order to obtain the COOKIE_KEY before we can change the password in the database. Find your PrestaShop installation files using the File Manager. When you are in the files, look for the CONFIG folder and click on it to see the list of files.

Step 3) In the file list you should see a file labeled Right-click then select EDIT or CODE EDITOR to open this file.

Step 4) When you are in the editor look for the line that begins like this: define('_COOKIE_KEY_'

. Copy the string of numbers and letters that is between the single quotation marks. Don't copy the quotation marks! In order to copy it, simply place your mouse pointer at the beginning of the text, left-click, hold the button down and drag to the end of the code. This will highlight the key. Once all of the text is highlighted, release the left button and right-click (control click on a Mac touchpad or one-button mouse) on the highlit text. Select COPY. This will store the text. You can close the file once you have the key copied.

Step 5) Go back into the cPanel and then select the phpMyAdmin icon in the DATABASES section.

Step 6) Once you have phpMyAdmin open, select your PrestaShop database name from the menu on the left side of the page. If you are unfamiliar with your PrestaShop database name then please read this article in order to find it.

Step 7) When your database opens you will see a long list of tables listed on the lefthand side of the screen. Scroll down the list of table names until you find ps_employee table> Note that this prefix may vary if it was named differently during the installation. The suffix of "_employee" should still remain though. Left-click on the table to open it.

Step 8) Select EDIT for admin employee IDOnce you have the table opened in the phpMyAdmin editor, you will need to click on EDIT for the Administrator login that you're trying to reset. Please refer to the screenshot at right to see where to find EDIT (it's to the left of the admin login that you're trying to find under Options)

Step 9) Select the passwd field and clear existing password When you are in the EDIT screen look for the line that starts with the label passwd. This is where the password is stored. You will see the existing value in the field to the right under VALUE. Click in the field, highlight all of the text and clear it with your backspace or delete key.

Step 10) Next, right click (or control-click on a Mac) in the same field and select PASTE to insert the COOKIE_KEY from the SETTINGS_INC.PHP file from earlier. If you do not see the code that you obtained earlier, please return to steps 1-4 to get the code.

Step 11) When you have finished placing the code in there, the next step is to type in your new password. There should be NO SPACE in between your password and the COOKIE_KEY. Practice good security by making sure that your password is not something easily determined. For guidelines on creating a good password, please read An Introduction to Password Security.

Step 12) Click on the drop down menu and select MD5When you have your password typed in, click on the drop-down menu to the left of the value field where you inserted the COOKIE_KEY and typed your password. It will be under the columned labeled FUNCTION. Scroll down the list and look for and select md5.

Step 13) Select MD5, double-check password and then click on GO to save password changeWhen you have selected md5, double-check to make sure your password is correct in the value field and then click on GO in the bottom left corner of the screen in order to commit the change.

Thursday, 21 September 2017 20:12

How to disable subcategories block in Prestashop 1.6X?

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In PrestaShop 1.6.x we can use theme configurator module available in your dashboard. So, with brand new responsive theme it is no longer necessary to alter any file. You have to follow instructions below:

Log in to shop dashboard and then open  "preferences > themes" exactly as i show on image: preferences > themes

On the right side  click on "theme configurator" button: Theme configurator button (It is also available from "modules > modules" section)

On theme configurator module page, scroll page down and at the end of the first form you will find "display subcategories" option. Just switch its value to NO

From the SQL query editor, you will need to enter the code to make the price change. Below are a few sample codes to demonstrate increasing and decreasing prices by both specific amounts and percentages. 


Sample code to increase all prices by twenty percent (20%).

UPDATE ps_product_shop SET price = price*1.20

UPDATE ps_product SET price = price*1.20


Sample code to decrease all prices by 15 cents (.25).

UPDATE ps_product_shop SET price = price-.15

UPDATE ps_product SET price = price-.15


Sample code to increase all prices by fifty cents (.15).

UPDATE ps_product_shop SET price = price+0.50

UPDATE ps_product SET price = price+0.50


Sample code to decrease all prices by ten percent (10%)

UPDATE ps_product_shop SET price = price / 1.1

UPDATE ps_product SET price = price / 1.1

Module positions in the default template in Prestashop. default-bootstrap template