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 how to get in shape to sell your work.
🎉 Shop essentials
Add your first product. Name it, upload images, give it a price, set shipping costs, and add options like size or color. It’s easy, we promise.
Pick a theme and customize it. Change up the color scheme, set fonts, and upload a header image or logo to give your store 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 for online payments.
🏆 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 anytime.
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. It’s also the image your customers will see when you share your shop on social media. Kind of like decorating your locker in junior high, right?
Enter a shop description for search engines to track and rank your shop - no SEO wizardry required. 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 and promotion apps, we’ve got you covered.