Switch to Yahoo Merchant Solutions
If you're already selling online, Yahoo Merchant Solutions makes it easy to switch.
|Switching Checklist||How We Help|
|1.||Understand the switching process.||
Yahoo Merchant Solutions streamlines your move with extensive support resources like 24-7 toll-free phone support.
|2.||Save your product information and pictures to your desktop.||Before you shut down your old store, be sure to retain any product images, graphics, HTML pages, and important emails that you'd like to keep. If you don't save these files before you close your old store, you may not be able to reuse them in your Yahoo Merchant Solutions store.|
|3.||Move your product information to Yahoo Merchant Solutions.||
To set up your new store, you'll need to move your product information to Yahoo Merchant Solutions. You can do this by importing a file with all of your product information or by manually typing in the information.
There are three ways to move your product information:
Option 1: If you already have your product descriptions, prices, and other product information stored in a spreadsheet (like Microsoft Excel) or database (like Access or a database built into your ecommerce application), the fastest way to move your data is to:
Option 2: If your product information is only stored in your existing web pages (because you built the pages yourself using HTML or a site building tool) you can use a similar process:
|4.||Move your site design or design a new online store.||
Move over your site as is or create a new site design with our powerful tools, our developer network, or your favorite third-party site tools.
You have several options for building your pages.
Option 1: Keep your existing website pages:
Option 2: Create a new website design:
If you want to improve on your old design or completely redesign your store, use our powerful Store Editor tool to build a distinctive online store. The Store Editor automatically creates search-engine optimized web pages in minutes for every product you have in your product catalog, without having to build the pages one at a time and without any programming.
Option 3: Have a new store designed for you:
Tap into our extensive Developer Network* to have professional designers or developers build a new online store that looks just the way you want. Get professional assistance for a quick start. Then take over managing your store with our easy-to-use tools.
|5.||Prepare your shopping cart, checkout pages, and payment processing.||
Complete your store setup process by choosing your shipping options, tax rates, and online payment processing provider.
|6.||Move your domain name and email addresses.||Step-by-step instructions guide you through the process.
Once your new online store is ready you'll be able to cancel your old ecommerce service and have your provider redirect your domain name to your new store hosted by Yahoo Merchant Solutions. Find out how to ask your registrar to redirect your domain to Yahoo.
Please note that you'll still need to pay your provider to maintain your domain name, unless you're willing to switch to a new domain.
*Additional fees apply
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