Start your own makeup line.
We put together a short guide to help new Shopify merchants accept orders for beauty products that you've created on viaGlamour. It'll cover the basics like adding new products, configuring shipping rates, and pushing orders to fulfillment.
The first step is to add a new product to your shop
Head over to the create page to browse available formulas, find a product you'd like to sell, and then add the product to your store by clicking the 'Add to Shopify' button at the bottom of the page.
Any product you create through viaGlamour will automatically sync to your Shopify store. So if you create a lip conditioner product you will see it both on viaGlamour and Shopify. Create your first product to see this in action!
Next, add shipping rates for the products
Shopify will add viaGlamour as a new shipping location to your shop after you've created your first product. Shopify uses locations to organize your store's shipping rates! It'll let you set different shipping rates for our products compared to the items you may already be shipping on your own.
Tracked shipping is a flat-rate cost for every order. It's $4.99 for the United States, $7.99 for Canada, and $9.99 for the UK. International shipping is $14.99 for AU, NZ, and JP.
Test that your checkout works with a draft order
When customers purchase your beauty products their order will automatically be added to your dashboard on viaGlamour. Your dashboards between Shopify and viaGlamour will always be in sync! It'll show what products were ordered, tracking updates, and notify you of important delivery updates.
You'll need to pay for the formulation and shipping of your orders as your store receives them. Shopify only forwards the customers' payments to your bank account without splitting the payment with viaGlamour. Ex: From a $40 order you would receive $40 to your bank account and be asked to pay $15 to have an order start production.
Create a draft order to get a quick preview of this process. You won't be charged anything because draft orders aren't real payments. On Shopify's dashboard select orders, create a Draft Order, fill in the customer information with your shipping address, and add one of your beauty products to the order's line items.
A few minutes after you save the order by marking it as paid you'll be notified by email that viaGlamour has receieved a new order for your shop. You can approve the order by paying for its shipping directly from the email or discard it.
Bundle your products with Shopify Smart Collections
Designing your shop easy with an easy naviagation will help customers find the products they want to order faster. Paralyzing your customer with decision fatigue can hurt your sales; too many unorganized products are hard sort through.
One easy way of organizing a store is to group similar product formulas on one page. You can sell liquid lipsticks and show all of the available formula options as a dropdown option. Create a variant by creating a new product and then toggling the advanced menu found at the bottom of the page . It'll show you new options to post the formula as an variant of another product.
Further simplify your website with Shopify Smart Collections! When you add a new product it'll have it's certificates listed as keywords tags such as cruelty-free or organic ingredients . You can create categories on Shopify that find products with certain keywords and group all of them under one collection automatically.
Add swatch photos to your products
We've created swatches for products like our aloe vera gels, lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, eye creams, and much more. Make your customers find the product they want to purchase faster by included swatches on your product's gallery.
Head over to the create page and select the Anti-Aging Serum product. After select the packaging you'd like to use scroll down to the bottom of the page where you can edit the product's name. Toggle the advanced options on the top-right and then enable the option to include swatch photos. You can then add the product to your store and it'll have a swatch photo!
Try a sample with a custom design
If you've reached this part of our guide then you already know how to add products and have orders automatically shipped to customers. The last step is to try a sample of a custom product prior to launching your shop.
Go to the designs page, select a product you want to design, and click open design editor. We've partnered with LogoCore to give you an easy place to design packaging without having to hire a designer. Use the drag-and drop tools to create text layouts and add illustrations. Clicksave when you're ready to finalize your design.
You can order a sample of any one product while you are on the free plan. Upgrade to any plan to try unlimited samples and begin accepting customer orders.
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