Monday, January 12, 2015

Lesson 6 - Taxes, Sales, and Other Links

Here's something I didn't talk about during our last lesson...
sales tax.


As you can see, you can choose your country, state, and tax rate, if you choose to charge tax on your sales.  Some people do, and some people don't, that's between you and your friendly tax man. lol

And if you are the type of person that loves to look at charts and graphs and that stuff, here you can enter your Google Analytics number.  I know that our CEO Bethan loves to check out GA numbers and trends, and while I have my GA account linked up, I still am not sure what exactly I am looking at...there's a great subject for a future boot camp lesson.


Every new potential customer is interested in the sales history of the shops they visit...a shop with lots of sales generally means a shop with great items and customer service.  
Here's another great thing about The CraftStar that you won't find anywhere else...
YOU can include ALL your sales.  The CraftStar does track the sales you make through the site, but here you can include the sales you make on your own website, and even off line sales, like from craft shows and home parties.  Plus, you can share where you sell off line, like at local shows, brick and mortar stores, and farmers markets.


Then there are testimonials...if your customer raves about your craftsmanship, quick shipping, or great customer service...share it here. :0)

The last link is for your shop video URL.  These are great commercials that you can share here, and on your other social media sites....while a picture is worth a thousand words, a moving picture is worth ten thousand words.  And if you don't have a video...just call Rhonda@thecraftstar.com
she is our video expert, she made mine. 

And last, but not least....
don't forget to hit the update button to make all this information live in your shop.

Once you update, you'll be brought back to this page.


As you can see, there are more buttons to try.
The my products button will take you to....yep, your products. lol
Then we have coupon codes, custom categories, and a CVS import option.
Next up we'll look at the coupon codes and categories, but the import button....I don't have a clue....I've never used it.  So hopefully, if I ask nicely, I can get someone to teach that lesson for me.

Tata for now,
Debbi
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