Getting Started

Here are some steps we highly recommend to get your store up and running.

Find a Supported Theme that Fits Your Store

Provided default VendorFuel templates were designed to work best with themes that use UI Bootstrap 4.

Supported Themes

Update Your Store's Branding Information

Add your logo.

Choose your store colors.

You can add your logo and choose your store colors by heading over to the Branding section of the plugin. You can upload an image or specify the URL of an image that you would like as your logo.

Add a Product to Your Store

Add a SKU to your product(s).

Add the name of your product(s).

Add your product to a price Sheet.

Add a price to your product(s).

You can add add and remove products by heading over to the Products section of the plugin. Make sure you go through each of the steps for adding a product as they are all required in order for your product to available for purchase in your catalog!

Add a Payment Processor

To accept credit card payments, you will need to add a payment processor for your store transactions.

Adding a payment processor is easy! You can add your payment processor by heading over to the Payments section of the plugin. Don't know what a payment processor is or how to sign up for one? Take a look at a few of the payment processors that we recommend!

Setup Your Store's Shipping Method(s)

Add shipping rates or connect to Shippo for Live Rates.

If you don't add a shipping method, your store will default shipping to free. You can change this via the Shipping section of the plugin. If you would like to sign up with Shippo for live rates, use the link below.

Setup Store Emails

Setup SMTP for your store emails.

Customize Your Store's Communication Emails.

SMTP is not required for your store however your emails will be sent by the store administrator's email (the email that was used for the store sign up) by default. You can customize emails sent by your store such as the checkout email, registration email and more by heading over to the Emails section of the plugin. You do not need to customize these emails but until you do they will be branded with VendorFuel logos and information.

Set State Tax Rates

You can select the states that you will be collecting taxes in via the Taxes section of the plugin. We recommend using Avalara to make generating taxes easier.