StoreFront Add On
- Included Free with GeoCore
- Instant Download
- Easy Installation
- GeoProducts v5.2.0 or later
- Windows Servers
- Unix / Linux Servers
Note about 'Listings': The use of the term "listings" can refer to classifieds, classified ads, standard auctions, dutch auctions, reverse auctions, and buy now only.
Add On HighlightsSpecs:
- Version 1.9.1
- Storefront Subscription
- Subscription Lengths/Pricing
- Trial Subscriptions
- Seller Control Panel
- Seller Specific Pages
- Seller Generated Content
- Seller Newsletter Feature
- Seller Uploads their Logo
- Storefront Category Browsing
- Offer Seller Multiple Templates
The Storefront Add On involves an interactive set of specialty pages on your site that a seller can purchase a subscription for. These pages provide a seller not only the opportunity to highlight their listings but also the advantage of profiling their company as well. When site visitors click into one of your sellers' Storefronts they will experience a personalized look at the seller's listings, logo, unique category browsing, personal extra pages, newsletters, and more.
The Storefront Add On is a great opportunity for you to create an increased earnings potential for yourself through the software. You will set up Storefront Subscription Periods with Fees and charge sellers based upon the time period they choose. The Storefront Subscription Fee is in addition to any other fees that you charge the seller when they list their items on your site.
One of the great features of this Add On is that each Storefront has its own unique URL path on your domain. Therefore, as sellers advertise their Storefront URL on their own websites and through other resources, you will experience increased site traffic by taking advantage of their marketing efforts.
You may also choose to create "trial" subscription periods, which are valid for only a single use. In this way, you can offer sellers an opportunity to try out the storefront for a short time at a reduced price (or for FREE) before committing to a paid Storefront Subscription.
The Storefront Add On offers your sellers the opportunity for increased listings exposure on your site. Listed below are just a few examples of the advantages your sellers will have when they purchase a Storefront Subscription from you:
- Unique Storefront URL using the SEO Addon with their Site UserName or the Storefront name they select:
- www.YourSite.com/store/UserName.html --or--
- Increased listing exposure which helps the chances of selling their items.
- Their own unique URL path that they can advertise in emails, on websites, etc.
- Seller can turn "off" their Storefront from being displayed during set up and maintenance.
- A "Storefront" column is displayed on the main site's category pages which will draw the attention of visitors to those sellers who have Storefronts.
- The Seller's listings automatically populate into the Storefront...nothing more for them to do.
- Sellers can upload their own logo and slogan.
- Sellers can choose from any number of Storefront templates that you offer.
- Sellers can create their own category structure unique to their Storefront.
- Sellers can create and populate their own "extra pages" to provide more information to visitors.
- Sellers can create their own newsletters and allow visitors to subscribe directly through the Storefront.
- Sellers can get personal traffic information for their Storefront.
The image below represents how a Storefront might look once it is set up. Keep in mind that this example is using the template that comes by default when you install the Storefront Addon. Not only is this template completely customizable, but you can also create and offer as many additional Storefront Templates as you like for your Sellers to choose from while they are setting up their Storefront. Each feature that is being called out has a "tag" associated with it. These tags can be moved around within the html of each template offering you the capability to truly customize the layout for each.
Storefront Template - Sellers can choose from any number of Templates that you offer them. This Example Storefront happens to be using the default GeoCore Storefront Template.
Store Logo - Sellers can upload their own logo to personalize the Storefront.
Welcome Message - Sellers can upload their own slogan or welcome message.
Custom Categories - Sellers can set up their own category structure specific to their Storefront. For example, if your main site has 30 categories, but a seller only wants to offer items in two categories, she can simply set up only the two categories that she wants. Then, when listing her items through the software's normal listing process, one of the selections will be to choose the "Storefront Category" in which the item will appear.
Custom Pages - Sellers can create extra pages in their Storefronts to provide additional information to their visitors. A seller could, for example, create an "About Us" page or a "Terms & Conditions" page to reveal more information about his business.
Store Newsletter Signup - Sellers can offer the ability for site visitors to subscribe to their "newsletter" by having the visitor submit their email address. Each "newsletter" that the seller sends out is recorded for later recall. All subscribers are recorded in the Seller's Storefront Control Panel tool.
Store Map Location - Seller can enter the address to the physical location of their Store if they have one that they want to advertise.
Once the Storefront Add On has been installed with your software you will have the ability to set up any number of Storefront Subscription Periods and prices for each. Sellers can then sign up for a Storefront Subscription based upon the periods you offer them:
You can also specify which columns (fields) will be displayed within the Storefronts on your site:
Based upon the selections shown above, this is how the Storefront's browsing will look:
This is how the browsing category tables will look. The listing for each seller who has a current Storefront subscription will display a Storefront icon so that when clicked the visitor will be taken directly to that seller's Storefront:
Users can order a Storefront Subscription through their "My Account" area. After choosing the subscription period and paying for their Storefront Subscription, their "Storefront URL" will then show up on their "account information" page. They can post this link on their own website or other locations on the web.
The seller applies all settings to their Storefront through the Storefront Control Panel which is accessible through their My Account area. The seller can set up as many store categories and store pages as they want. When a store category is set up, that category will automatically show up for the seller as a selection during the site's normal listing process.
Page Setup - Sellers can set up as many pages as they want. Each page can be customized by using the provided editor tool:
Traffic Report Statistics - This page allows the seller to keep track of the number of visitors that have visited their Storefront.