Setting Up Your Online Store
Once you sign up for TCGplayer Pro, we'll supply you with a website (formatted as: STORENAME.tcgplayerpro.com) so you can create your very own TCGplayer Online Store. To make this process as simple as possible, TCGplayer is providing you with complimentary access to a Content Management System (CMS) with a user-friendly interface. Using this CMS, you can easily modify the content and design of your Online Store. Customizing your Online Store is key to establishing your brand and should be one of the first things you do after you sign up for TCGplayer Pro.
We'll offer you two different links when you're activated. One will be your new URL: STORENAME.tcgplayerpro.com and the second link will bring you to your CMS admin so you can start customizing your Online Store!
Once you log into the CMS site with your TCGplayer account email and password, you'll be presented with a welcome page that shows help files, blog posts and new additions to our media library. This will make it easy to see new announcements and additions as they become available.
Click on the "Home" button to open up the customization fields. Here are the main tabs where you can modify your Online Store:
1. Homepage Content Tab - Here you can add homepage banners, plus social media and events widgets. You can also adjust the content layout and positioning for your homepage to further customize your website.
2. Product Menu Tab - Here you can customize the main navigation bar that displays on your Online Store's homepage.
a. Display Category Dropdown - This checkbox lets you add and remove the category dropdown from your Navigation Menu.
b. Categories to Display - This section shows default categories for product lines (Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh!, etc.) and will display recent sets you have in stock. You can drag and drop these categories to customize the order in which they appear on the navigation bar.
3. Store Theming & Settings Tab - Here you can add your store logo and select a theme for your Online Store. Theming includes different color options for menu text with different available backgrounds (light and dark options). You can also input the default information for your store, connect social media and add a custom footer.
Here's an example of what an Online Store might look like once it's set up:
There's a preview option at the bottom of each page that lets you see what your changes will look like once they go live. Please note that once you save changes, they'll immediately show on your TCGplayer Online Store.