We have noticed that many customers trying to pay by credit card without a PayPal account (which is perfectly fine to do) experience some troubles possibly because PayPal automatically selects their “”Save this information with a PayPal account” option. If you do not notice “checked box” and select the “Agree and Continue” button then you will be redirected to a PayPal account confirmation page which probably was not your intent and you may become confused and abandon your
Step 1 – login to your account and select the “Activate Shop” button found on the navigation bar Step 2 – Click on the subscription link Step 3 – Select the subscription plan, add to cart and follow the check out process.
When you think of selling through a ThrivingLocally webstore, what initially comes to mind? Whether it’s local food, t-shirts, soaps, imports, you’re likely thinking about physical products—small businesses creating and curating goods to sell and ship around the world. But when we say “product”, we’re talking about more than just tangible things. Many merchants are using ThrivingLocally in creative ways to sell, well, pretty much anything and everything else. Experiences, courses, rentals, and digital downloads are just a few business ideas
Use your “Meet the Owner” tab to connect with your customers. One of the unique aspects that a small business has over a large corporate business is your ability to be personable and connect with your customers. Sharing your story helps bridge that connection with your customers. On each and every one of your listings there is a “Meet the Owner” tab – this is where your customers have access to your story. “Think of this as your ABOUT US
While shipping products is arguably be the most complicated part of an online business we have tried to make shipping for your ThrivingLocally shop as easy as possible. Please read through the resources we have compiled for you. First question: Are you selling Services? Easy peasy since there are no shipping charges BUT you need to know how to turn that off – read below on that. Are you selling Products? This is more complicated and have created a dedicated instructional page
When customers are deciding on a purchase, they start by looking online. A website is your online showroom, where customers can research your offerings and see all the reasons it is right for them. Now imagine that same listing was just a couple of clicks away from being theirs [ADD TO CART]. A well photographed and creatively described listing can influence purchase decisions by showcasing your listing at its best, and making it as easy as pie for a customer to take action
A movement is upon us. It’s a movement that is attracting the local consumer away from large, impersonal big-box retailers and introduces them to the people doing business in the cities where they live. These local entrepreneurs range from growers, makers, brewers, service providers, small scale re-sellers, spas to bakeries to farmer market vendors and the gate way to the cottage industry. These are local entrepreneurs that are following their passion, enriching your community, and the life blood of a
Verification helps reduce online fraud and increase the security of PayPal transactions for yourself and for everyone you do business with. A Verified buyer/seller has provided additional evidence of their identity to PayPal by passing key security checks and completing the PayPal Verification process. Verification increases the overall security of the PayPal network. Getting Verified is secure, easy, and free-simply add a bank account to your PayPal account.
A good guide to follow is your provincial farmers market regulations when it comes to foods. And if you are going to sell your food beyond your city borders or in a commercial supermarket then you enter into a whole new level of requirements. Download VIHA’s Pocket Guide for Temporary Market Foods These are taken from the BC Farmer’s Market Association: apple sauce brownies bread and buns (no dairy or cheese fillings) butter tarts pies (fruit filled only, no cream filled
Thinking about purchasing a product or a service but you have a few questions you want to ask the store owner before you buy? Be sure to read the product description section below the listing and check the “About” section of the store. If the information you’re looking for isn’t in those sections then you can use the “contact” links found on the listing pages or the shop pages. Did you purchase a product or service and now you need
To buy NO. Customer accounts are always free! But to sell YES. We have 3 convenient plans designed to suit the local entrepreneur Just Starting out and not making much sales yet? – try the commission plan this way you are only paying when you make a sale. once your sales increase and the commission is more that the monthly/yearly plan you can switch! Making good coin already? – then the monthly or the yearly plan would be best for