Multi-store ecommerce platform allows you to create sub/child stores within your store. Your customers can switch between substores to browse products that belong to the selected Substores. You can assign products, slides, and banners to a particular Substores. You can create Substores based on location e.g. you can define one store for each of the city or area that you are catering. You can also create different Substores for different categories of product. You can use the multi-store ecommerce solution for a myriad of use cases.
Enabling Substores functionality
StoreHippo's multi-store ecommerce software allows you to enable Substores functionality right from the admin console. Go to Settings >Miscsection in StoreHippo admin panel.Select the Enable Multistore checkbox to enable the multistore functionality.
Here you can also choose the default Substores that you want to show on your site.
Enter the name of the Substore here. This name will be the display name of the substore on the storefront.
Alias is created automatically from the name of the substore. Alias is unique for each Substores
Click on Choose file and upload the image for your substore here.
Enter the sort order for your substore in which they will appear on the storefront.
Provide the following settings about your substore:
Enter the name of your substore.
Upload the logo of your substore here.
Upload an alternate mobile logo that can be used in mobile themes.
Upload the favicon for your substore which will appear in the address bar of a browser accessing the site.
Enter the brief introduction of your substore.
Google Analytics Id
Enter the Google Analytics tracking id which will directly configure your substore with the Google Analytics. Google Analytics allows you to track and report the website traffic offered by Google.
Google Tag Manager Id
Provide the Google Tag Manager Id here. Google Tag Manager allows you to quickly and easily update tags and code snippets on your website or mobile app for traffic analysis and marketing optimization.
Facebook Pixel Id
Provide your Facebook Pixel Id here which will directly configure your store to Facebook Pixel. It helps you to track and optimize your store to increase conversions.
Enter the email id through which your customers can reach out to you.
Provide the Contact number which will let your customers interact with you.
Choose the countries from the drop-down where the substore will be accessible to the users.
Link products with Substores
After creating Substores, you need to assign products to each Substores on your multi-store ecommerce platform. Once you enable the Substores functionality, the Substores field appears in different entities including products. To specify Substores in a product, go to Products > Products sectionin StoreHippo Admin Paneland edit a product to specify the value for the Substores field.
Below is the list of sections in which you can assign the records to Substores.
This is an advanced setting which lets you decide if you want to show/hide the substores. When there is no substore assigned to any given record you can select from a list of actions from the drop-down. To do so, go to Settings > MISCsections in StoreHippo Admin Panel. Scroll down for Records With Blank Substores field and select the option from the drop-down.