What is Ecwid?
Ecwid (pronounced as
Although it’s packed with
How Does it Work?
It couldn’t be
Ecwid boasts a robust feature set you simply won’t find on other free shopping carts.
Adding Ecwid to Your Site: 3 Easy Steps
- To begin, you’ll need to create a free Ecwid account. You can either enter a new username/password or log in using your information from another account, such as Facebook or Google.
- Log into your Ecwid control panel. Open the Dashboard page, select the integration code, and hit
Ctrl-Cor right-clickand select Copy.
- Back in the source code of your site, paste in the copied code and refresh the page. Your
full-featuredstore will appear immediately.
If you don’t have a site yet and would like to consolidate tasks, you can use one of the following platforms to create your site: 1and1, Adobe Muse, Blogger, Edicy, MODX, Squarespace, Tumblr, Webydo, or Weebly.
Adding Products & Categories
Begin by logging into your Ecwid control panel and clicking on the Catalog page. There, you will see some demo products and categories. Feel free to remove them and add your own.
If your products have many images, use the product options, such as size and color.
Setting Up Your Store
Now that you’ve added the functionality and the products/categories, go to the System Setting page of your store’s control panel. Set your store’s currency and name at System settings → General Store → Profile and System settings → General Store → Formats & Units pages.
Next, you’ll need to set up shipping rates, taxes, and payment options.
Customize Your Store’s Look
By default, Ecwid is designed to display optimally in most website browsers and versions. However, you can easily change the appearance of your online store using CSS (cascading style sheets).
Simply open the Ecwid control panel and proceed to: System Settings → Design → CSS Themes. There, you can choose from several
Adding Ecwid to Social Networks
Because of its unique and versatile architecture, Ecwid can be easily replicated on many different websites, such as your Facebook page. See our easy instructions for adding a seamless shopping cart to Facebook.
Still Have Questions?
Start by visiting our forums, FAQ, and knowledge base, where you can browse or search extensive information to resolve your question or issue. If you don’t find an answer, create a new thread on our forums and our support team will assist you. If your question is not suitable for the forums, please use our contact us form to send it directly to our staff.
If you think you have found a problem with the software, please report it to our
We Value Your Feedback
If you have a suggestion for improving Ecwid, we want to hear it. Please add your idea to our idea tracker, where other users can vote for it. If your idea gets enough votes from our community, we’ll implement it in a future release. (Please note that you will need to create a separate
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