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14 Day Website Quick Launch Guide: Self-Fulfillment

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We want to make this easy! This is the easiest way to get your site launched. If you stray from this list, you could turn it into a longer project than it needs to be. We've made this guide to help you get live as fast as possible. Don't do things that don't matter. It looks minimal, but this is done on purpose. You want to get live and you want to do it quickly.

This list is only for Self-Fulfilling Artists. Not sure if you're Self-Fulfilling? Email cs@artstorefronts.com and our Support team will let you know. 

If you're ready to dive in, take a look below and if you get stuck, just let us know. Our support team will be able to answer any questions you have. 

 

 

Steps

Step Description

Estimated Completion Time

1. Upload your Images

Begin uploading images to your Art Storefronts site

25-30 minutes (varies based on the number of images)

2. Create Media Types

Create the media types you want to offer on your website

1-2 hours (varies based on the number of media types)

3. Enable Style Finishes

Enable the finishes you want to offer for your media types

1-2 hours (varies based on the number of Finishes

4. Create a Standard Store

This is the type of store you need to create to sell Originals or Limited Edition

10 minutes

5. Upload Originals, Limited Editions, Etc.

Learn how to upload your Originals, Limited Editions, Etc.

1-2 hours (varies based on number of products)

6. Connect Originals, Limited Editions, Etc. to Open Editions

Learn how to connect your Originals, Limited Editions, Etc. to your open editions

25-30 minutes

7. Set up Home Page

Arrange your Home Page to display a gallery of subject matter categories

30 minutes-1 hour (varies based on number of images and categories)

8. Set Up Mailchimp

Sync MailChimp Marketing account to ASF site

30 minutes

9. Enter Business Information

Enter in your business information for use on your site.

5 minutes

10. Select and Set Up a Payment Gateway

To take payments you need a payment gateway on your site. Select one and set it up.

30-45 minutes (varies based on chosen gateway)

11. Run a Test Transaction

To make sure your payment gateway is properly set up, run a test transaction

20 minutes (requires additional set up)

 12. Enable Tax Methods

If your area requires you to charge taxes, enable your tax methods

30 minutes

13. How To: Contend with Shipping

When you are self-fulfilling any products, you need to set up shipping methods.

1-1.5 hours (varies based on number of shipping types and complexity desired)

14. Connect a Custom Domain

Connect a custom domain to your site to reinforce your brand

30-45 minutes (varies based on complexity of registrar)

15. Request a Technical Site Audit

Ask the support team to review your site to make sure it is ready to begin marketing

5 minutes (the Audit may take 2-3 business days for the team to complete)

16. Join the Small Wins Facebook Group (if you haven’t already)

The Facebook group does nothing but add value and help you navigate through marketing your site and running your business

5 minutes

17. New Website Giveaway

Launching your new website is a fantastic occasion to supercharge your list with fresh leads, and maybe even earn a new customer or two. 

1-2 Hours

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