Setting up your Online Store & Launching Your Shop

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Once you have signed up for your Instantcart website, you will need to set it up. This is done via the Instantcart control panel. This can be accessed by logging into your Instantcart account Instantcart account .

Step 1. Log into your Instantcart account

Point your browser to your Instantcart account Instantcart account to login.

Step 2. Click on the My Services Icon

Once you have successfully logged in, click on the “My Services” option.

You will see a list of Instantcart packages, such as shops, domain names and hosting. Browse to the account you wish to setup.

Step 3. Click on Admin Store

To goto your new store's control panel, click on the “admin store” button. A new window will load up asking you for your login details. These should be the same as the login details you have just used or the ones you used when you signed up. For all other options, and for parking a domain name, click on the account name or “more” button.

Step 4. Login to Your store

Enter your login details. These should be the same as the login details you have just used or the ones you used when you signed up.

Step 5. Run the Setup Wizard

Click on the Run Wizard Link, and follow the instructions.

At each step, you'll be asked for some information as follows. Complete these details as best you can. For TAX to show on your website, you'll need to enter a TAX number - without this, TAX / VAT will not show on your website.

Edit your Time Zone settings, this should not neet changing if you live in the UK.

Skip this step as we've automatically set this up for you, unless you want to change the email address that handles your Tickets.

Enter Your Paypal API details. If you don't have these, follow our instructions below, or click on the link to the right "Setting up Paypal".

Once you have completed the above - you'll next need to setup your Shipping Modules and or Tax settings if required, then your pretty much ready to go!

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