Welcome back to another episode of the #UseFlutterwave series! In today’s episode, we are giving you all the details about Flutterwave Store and why it should be your first option for creating an online store and selling easily!
Flutterwave Store was created back in 2020, when the global pandemic hit, as a way to “keep the lights on” for small businesses that took a big hit as the world halted unexpectedly. Ever since then, it has been the perfect tool for small business owners to continue to sell, increase customer retention and satisfaction, and run your businesses more smoothly and efficiently.
Flutterwave Store is, and has been, your solution to selling out online without any worries. It is the best and easiest way to launch and manage your e-commerce business without creating a website, as well as accept payments in multiple currencies. More good news: all this is available to you for free!
So let’s get into what the Flutterwave Store has to offer you and your business.
Increased visibility with the Flutterwave Market
The Flutterwave Market is a collection of Flutterwave Stores in one place. It is a listing of products available in individual stores that are collated so that merchants can more easily make sales as they are more discoverable by other customers who otherwise may not have known about them. This video explains how to add your store to the Flutterwave Market in a few simple steps!
Exciting and Useful Features
Flutterwave Store has a bunch of features that stand out and will also make e-commerce that much easier for you.
The QR code feature is so convenient because a quick and simple scan directs your customers straight to your store. It also gives you access to new customers on the go. If you meet a potential customer and want to show them your store, you don’t have to send a link or wait for them to go online; all you need to do is show them the QR code and they can scan it on the spot! Watch this quick video to see the step-by-step guide.
Announcements and Flash Messages
Announcements and flash messages are a great way of communicating with your customers without having to actually speak to them. Anytime there is a discount coming up, or you have important updates about your products, delivery or anything else, announcements and flash messages are the way to go. Announcements show up as a pop-up notification and will be the first thing customers see when they visit your store, whereas flash messages are banners that run across your page. Either way, they are the best tools to use to get messages across to your customers! To learn how to activate and set up your announcements and flash messages on your store, watch this short video.
During seasonal holidays or special occasions, or even just because you want to, discount codes are a perfect way to interest your customers in your products and make more sales. Everyone loves a good discount and you can set them directly from your dashboard. The discount codes can be added to specific products or to your entire store. You can also set usage limits and start & end dates. Watch this video to get all the details on exactly how to set up discount codes on your Flutterwave Store.
So how do you create a Flutterwave Store?
First of all, visit flutterwave.com/store to create a free account. If you are already signed up to Flutterwave for Business, click “Already have an account? Login”. If not, you will have to create an account first.
When that’s done, sign in and on the left-hand side of your dashboard, click “Store” and then “Store setup”.
Follow all the on-screen instructions, fill in the details about your business and then click “Create store”. Now, you’re all done and ready to start selling!