Homestead is a popular website builder from Intuit.
While Homestead already has an online sales system, there are a number of reasons why you might wish to use a Netfira OmniShop store instead. These include:
- Automatic synchronization of stock, customers and orders with accounting systems such as QuickBooks
- Wholesale pricing allowing your wholesale customers to login, set their own prices and order online
- Ease of installation
- Ability to also use the same online sales system with Facebook
Netfira OmniShop can be added to any Homestead page.
First, install Netfira, connect it to your accounting system, configure it and then go into the Netfira OmniShop administration page, click Omnishop then the Copy button on the bottom of the page. If you’re not sure how to do this, check out our other tutorials or contact Netfira.
Next, choose a page on your Homestead site to create an online store. You might find that if you’re using a template, most pages will already have a number of text boxes and graphics. Simply select the item then press the “Delete” key to remove it.
Adding OmniShop to a page
You now add to the Homestead page a space where the Netfira OmniShop will appear. You do this by adding an HTML item.
This is found under the Insert -> More menu.
Click on the HTML button and an HTML box will appear on your screen.
Drag and resize the HTML box to the position and size you prefer for your store.
You’re almost ready to insert your Netfira OmniShop store into your Homestead site.
Click on the “Enter or Paste HTML” button in the HTML Setting panel on the right hand side of the screen.
A box will appear. Paste in this box the OmniShop line you copied from the OmniShop admin panel. Click OK.
Save your page and publish your site.
Seeing Your New Store
Now go to your site and refresh the page you were working on. A complete online store now appears.
You can further fine tune the store’s appearance. In this example, we’ve simply selected the “Salt of the Earth” theme in the OmniShop control panel.