New to Big Cartel and ready to get started? Awesome! We’re glad to have you with us. Once you’ve created your account, here’s what to do to get in shape to sell.
🎉 Shop essentials
Add your first product. Name it, upload images, give it a price, set any shipping costs and options like size or color. It’s easy, we promise.
Pick a theme and customize it. Change up the color scheme, set fonts, upload a header or logo image, and give your theme the vibe of your brand.
Set up your checkout. For real, don’t skip this! It’s how you get paid for what you sell in your shop. Use PayPal, Stripe, or both.
🏆 Premium features
If you’re using a paid plan, make sure to take full advantage of all the upgraded features Big Cartel has to offer. Remember, you can upgrade any time.
Enable inventory tracking to keep track of what you have in stock, and have products sell out automatically once the quantity hits zero.
Use a custom domain to give your shop its own home on the internet. Use a URL you’ve already registered, or create one through Google Domains.
Discount codes are a proven way to turn browsers into buyers. It’s really simple to set them up in your admin and share them with your customers.
✨ Finishing touches
Add a profile image (like your logo) to the Settings area of your admin to easily identify your shop. Kind of like decorating your locker in junior high, right?
Enter a shop description for search engines to track/rank your shop - no SEO wizardry required. Just keep it simple and unique, and you’re golden.
Browse apps and integrations to take managing your shop to the next level. From printing and fulfillment integrations to shipping apps, we’ve got you covered.