Step 1. Configure Website Settings
The Website Settings, also referred to as the “back end” of your website, is where you can configure the functionality of the site, including settings like: blank products to sell, custom domain name, commission gateway, price settings, create pre-decorated products, and more.
Settings to Configure Before Launching Website
Choose Blank Products to Offer: Select which products you want to offer on the site
Set Markup & Price Settings: Add a flat or fixed-rate markup to the wholesale price
Configure Domain Name: Add a custom domain name and add an HTTPS certification for free
Add Paypal Account for Commissions: Add the email address associated with your Paypal account
Configure SEO Settings: Add keywords and descriptions to help search engines find your website
Step 2. Add Designs & Retail Products
If your affiliate website is going to focus on retail products instead of custom decoration services, you will want to add designs and pre-decorated products to your website.
Designs: By simply listing designs on your website, it makes it easy for your customers to select a design and then choose the specific product they want it printed on. You determine the product line for each design and the website will create a price based on the design and the product being printed or sewn.
Decorated Products: Pre-decorated products can be sold in one of two ways: either a customer just selects the product they want for purchase or they select a decorated product and customize it with text and/or additional artwork. With DecoNetwork’s online design tool, it is easy to allow customers to customize their product within whatever parameters you set.
Step 3. Configure Website Design Settings
The Design section is where you can control the color scheme and functionality of the website. The design section is broken down into four subsections: Logo & Title, Style Editor, Page Options, and Social Site Settings.
Logo & Title: Configure the Site Name, Logo, Page Title, Address Bar Icon
Style Editor Design Colors: Header, Navigation, Footer, Body, Buttons, Designer
Page Options Content Display Settings: Page, Header, and Body of the site
Social Site Links: Attach links to social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram
Step 4. Add & Configure Website Pages
The Pages section is where you can add, delete, and order the pages on your website. The order of the pages represents the order they will be displayed in on the navigation bar of your site. You must be on the Pages section of the site to edit a specific page’s content. Also, you can access system pages through the Pages section, including the User, Checkout, Product, Others, & Commercial Terms pages.
Home: The landing page is typically the first page of a website a visitor will see. As such, the landing page is one of the most important pages of a website. The home page sets the tone for a visitor’s entire experience on a website. A product decoration business home page ought to have some sort of call-to-action to help convert sales or gather valuable consumer information.
About: The about page tells your website visitors who you are, why they should purchase from you, where you are located, what products you offer, and when the business was started. This page can serve as a sales tool, illustrating your experience, qualifications, and capabilities.
Contact: The contact page lists all the various ways consumers can get in touch with your business, including its phone number, address, email address, links to social media accounts, and even forums.
Pre-Decorated Products: The pre-decorated products page (also known as just the products page) is where you can display your complete product line that customers can easily add to their cart and purchase. This page should have high-quality photos of goods or of the results of services to really sell the consumer on the quality of the product.
Designs: A designs page allows your customer to choose a design from those you have available and then choose the product they want to have it printed or sewn on to. Again, high quality photos of designs make a big impact on the ability of your website to convert sales.
Custom Decoration Services Pages
Pricing: The pricing page is will give your customer the ability to quickly create a quote themselves by looking at your pricing tables. On the pricing page you should display your decoration price tables and potentially a short list of your blank products for sale. It is also a good idea to include downloadable versions of your price tables and product line.
Get a Quote: There are two types of quotes: instant and requested. An instant quote (also referred to as a quick quote) allows a customer to select order variables like products, quantities, & designs and the website will then automatically generate a quote based on those choices. The other type of quote is a requested quote, in which the customer will fill out a form detailing what they are looking to order and submitting it to the business so that a custom quote can be created.
Blank Products: A blank product page is important for custom decoration service websites, as customers should know the important details about the products that can be decorated. This page should contain valuable information like colors, sizes, and styles. The way in which blank products are organized is important, and we recommend using Unisex, Ladies, Youth, and Accessories as your main product categories.
Designer Tool: An online design tool that allows customers to design custom products within minutes is a very powerful sales tool, as it engages the customer and gives them control over the product they are buying.
Other Common Pages
FAQ Page: FAQ (short for Frequently Asked Questions) pages help cut down on time and money spent on customer service. Every business has questions they hear repeatedly from customers, and laying them out in a question-and-answer format on your website is a great way to answer those questions without having direct contact with a customer.
Step 5. Configure Page Content
Once you have added pages to your website, you need to customize the content for each page. Content can be added through either a widget or a design panel.
Editing a Webpage: Widgets
The Widgets section is where you can add a section of content to a webpage. The content can be text, photos, videos, products, and/or others. Once the content has been added, you can edit its size, look, available actions, and how it functions. Widgets are broken into six subsections based on the type of content.
Editing a Webpage: Panels
The panels section is where you can add templated, designed widgets that make displaying high-quality content very easy.
How to Edit Content Added to a Page
Select a widget or a panel and add it to the page. Once the content is on the page, position it on the page by simply dragging and dropping it where you want it displayed. After you have the content positioned, you can edit its design settings. Design settings will be dictated by the type of content. The most common content settings categories include: Content, Properties, Design, Background Properties, Layout Properties, Responsive Properties, and Advanced.
Content: Add & Edit the Content
Properties: Display settings for products or designs
Design: The layout of the content and how it will fit on the page
Background Properties: Add & configure the Background, Border, and Shadow
Layout Properties: Set the Alignment, Width, Margin, Entrance Animation, & Stretch
Responsive Properties: Configure how the page will respond on different internet devices
Advanced: Configure the Visibility Rules, Custom Classes, and Responsive Settings