How do I add ecommerce after my site is already constructed

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For ecommerce to work it demands that you upload products and prices. My website already contains products and prices. I just want to include payment options. Or do I have to completely re-upload the images that I so painstakingly created through sitebuilder?
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Sunny

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Hi Sunny,

:( (sheepish grin)

Your single product site isn't transferable to the Online Store BUT you don't have to re-load your images if they are already in your file manager.

Please bear with me on this.

Create an Excel or Open Org spreadsheet

with headings like:
Name, Price, Weight, Image URL, Description.

(The weight is important if they are physical products as opposed to virtual products)

I think that Name, Price and Weight are obvious. The Image URL may be gleaned by Right mouse clicking your picture (one by one) and Copying Image URL and then pasting this directly into the record space of your spreadsheet.

When this is completed. Save your sheet.

Then save it again as a CSV comma delimited sheet. this is an option within Excel and Open Org.

The next thing is to simply upload this CSV. I am happy to help you at any point through this. You can be confident that your products will upload and that your store will function.
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Hi Sunny,

Using a .csv file to upload items into the Yola online store is the most efficient way to go, as Gop explained. Please let us know if you need any help with this.
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which urls do I use for the images on my site...directly from the site...or from my file of uploads?
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Hi Sunny,

Directly from the site as these are already in the File Manager area of your site.

If you can tell me your current site name I can let you know some specific examples for this for you to be able to then go ahead with real data.

let me know.
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Thank you Gop. My site is www.sunnylindsayarts.com
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Gop

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Hi Sunny,

I have sent an email to you with the CSV file attached.
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Sunny

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I didn't receive your email. Try sprince@xmission.com...and thank you.
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OK. Have just re-sent it. 22:35 (GMT+7), Sunny to your new email.