This is just an overview on how to get started with your store.
Basic Store Settings
Click on Store in the top tier navigation and then choose Settings from the secondary navigation. You need to provide a physical address.
If you enter the percentage of sales tax you want to collect, the IndieMade reports with be correct when accounting time rolls around.
Save configuration before moving on.
Set Shipping Rates
Don't let yourself be paralyzed by shipping decisions -- just put something reasonable in there for now. Like every other setting in your IndieMade store, you can change it whenever you like, so keep it simple to start. You can read more about shipping in our handbook.
Product categories are the sections of your store. If you have lots of products in obvious categories -- hats, mittens, and scarves, for example -- then add those categories now.
Add a Product
Now that your store basics are set up, you can add your first product. Click on Products from the secondary navigation, then on Add a New Product. You'll give a product title and a product description first. (Don't put your product pictures in the rich text editor for the description; you will be asked for images further down on the form.)
If you have a product image ready, click on Choose File and then locate the picture on your computer. Then add the rest of the product's details. Hold the control key (lower right corner of your keyboard) when selecting multiple categories.
Some indies get flustered when they're asked for a SKU. If you don't have SKUs, don't worry -- just make one up! It does help when you are talking to customers for each product to have a unique model number, even if it's as simple as "Blue Hat." Click Save to add the product to your store.
Now that you have a product on your site, there will be a link reading "Store" on your site.
(If you have an Etsy shop, you can download your products into a CSV file have each product created automatically. See this FAQ for how to do this.)