How to Create an Online Storefront Using Homestead

Homestead is website creation and hosting service that provides you with browser based site builder tools and a personalized URL. The service also allows you to create a web store with integrated payment options for selling a product or service through your website. This article will teach you how to create an online storefront using Homestead.

Steps

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    Visit the Homestead website.
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    Click “Log in”.
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    Enter the username and password associated with your Homestead account.
    • Click “Try it free” from the homepage and follow the onscreen instructions to setup your User ID if you don’t already have an account.
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    Click the “Login” button.
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    Click the “Sell Online” link on the left.
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    Select either “SimpleStore” or “Intuit Storefront” depending on the ecommerce solution that best fits your needs. (SimpleStore is used in this example).
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    Click “Upgrade Now” to purchase the solution of your choice.
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    ”Click “My Websites” on the left.
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    Select the website you want to add the store to. Click here to learn How to create a new website using Homestead.
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    Drag the SimpleStore element to any page of your site from within the site builder.

Tips

  • You can view how your site will appear to visitors before publishing by clicking the “Preview” button from within the SiteBuilder editor.

Warnings

  • Homestead is a paid service and requires a paid account after the initial 30-day free trial.

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