2020-07-09 • 8 min read
After creating your Chopin store, you now need to 1) update the catalog google sheet with your own product information; 2) finish setting up your store in Chopin app, including appearance, social accounts, discount rule, free shipping threshold, etc. In this article, we will breakdown all the google sheet fields as well as explain customization settings. Let us help you create a store tailored for your business needs!
Your store would be look like this if you follow the tutorial and use the example data provided. But I’m pretty sure you’re not selling Cool Cat and Funny Cat. Now it’s time to update the catalog google sheet with your own product information.
Fields are defined as the following:
If you want to sell products with multiple options, you will need to add below columns manually:
pricewill show on website.
The next step is to customize your store in Chopin app, where you can change the layout of your online store or configure various functions. You can update this information anytime (except store name and waitress APIs) and the updates will be reflected in real-time.
⚠️ Editing Tips:
[NEW]Page Header Height: You can adjust height of your background image. Default is 100% and it will take up the entire screen.
max_qtyfield the indicated product will show “Coming Soon!” on the website. You can customize this text your way. A few other alternatives can be “Out of Stock”, “Back in October” etc.
[NEW]Store Currency: Default is USD (US Dollar). Choose your preferred currency code from the dropdown menu.
Required Input in Order Form: By default, we only require customers to put in their emails. You can make other fields required, so you would not miss any important information.
Remove Customer Address Field: If you sell digital products or only offer store pick-up, you might not need to collect customer’s addess.
Add Optional Note Section: To add a field for customers to input any notes.
We recommend using this field to collect customization details (i.e. message to be put on the cake) rather than using as a communication channel
Send Order Confirmation: Enable this feature, so customers can receive a confirmation email after placing an order successfully. If you didn’t grant us access to send email on your behalf when creating store, you can do so in Post-it app.
[NEW] Order Confirmation Email Subject: Customize the subject of order confirmation email. Use
<order_number> to show the name of your store and the customer’s order number.
Default subject line is “Your Order from
<order_number>]”. It will look like this:
If you input “🎁
<store_name> has a surprise for you! Order number:
<order_number>”. The subject line will look like this:
[NEW]Twitter: Twitter handle without @ (eg. apiobuild).
[NEW]WhatsApp: WhatsApp number with country code and without dash, +, nor brackets (eg. 12121234567).
Each payment method will appear as a button. If you don’t add any payment options, there will be a “Submit Order” button. You can enable as many payment options as you’d like. They will replace the “Submit Order” button.
We currently support Stripe as online payment processor, which allows your customers pay with credit cards. Contact us when you’ve signed up Stripe and are ready to integrate them to your Chopin store.
There is a processing fee of 2.9% + 30¢, that will be deducted directly from your Stripe account. apio doesn’t take a cut from your profits! Click links below for more detailed pricing. *Stripe v.s PayPal. Which one is better?
Integrating these digital payment platforms allows Chopin to verify the transactions in realtime and post the result to order google sheet, so you don’t have to manually confirm each payment or check the amount totals.
We also support some popular manual payment options across North America. However, manual payment means that the transaction will be handled outside of the Chopin checkout. We won’t be able to verify these payments either, though the payment method selected by customers will still be posted to your order google sheet.
[NEW]PayPal.Me: Provide your PayPal.Me link. It will look like: https://www.paypal.me/youraccount This is the only manual payment which we can auto-generate the order total amount for customers. Recommended over other manual options. *How to set up PayPal.Me?
[NEW]Collect on Delivery: Check this box if you or courier will collect payment when the order is delivered to customers.
Enter the tax rate in your area. If you set Tax Rate as 0, tax option will not be shown on your online store.
If you have certain products that don’t apply to sales tax, you can indicate that in the
no_tax field in your Catalog Google Sheet.
These are auto-generated when you created the store. If you need to update them, contact us.
We are continue to update this article and grow our features. If you don’t see the features you’re looking for, or want to build something custom off our platform, contact us via email or Facebook Messenger. We’re more than happy to build custom solutions that fit your needs and budget! 🚀