Setting up your RPMWare account is quick and easy. To get started just create an account and follow these 6 simple steps. You'll be accepting orders in no time.

Step 1 - Prepare

The setup process is much smoother if you make some simple decisions before you get started.

  • Decide what kind of site you want to build. Maybe it's everything for a particular vehicle, or everything in a particular category, or all the products from your selection of brands.
  • Make sure you know where you're going to buy the products you plan to sell and what your cost is.
  • Decide what domain(s) you are going to use for your website.
  • Make sure you have access to all the "stuff" you'll need to setup your account. This includes things like your logo, sales tax rate, which shipping methods you'll offer, and what payment methods you'll accept.

Step 2 - Choose Which Products to Sell & Set Pricing

Initially you'll be tempted to sell every brand, but resist the urge to do everything and focus on what you know. The shops that have consistently done well with RPMWare generally start with a limited focus and gradually expand what they offer.

Step 3 - Configure Your Account

The configuration tab contains a variety of options that allow you to change just about everything. During your initial setup pay particular attention to:

Featured products display on your homepage and provide great visibility to the parts you select. The Featured Products guide shows you how to set them up.

Step 5 - Design Your Site

Websites for custom cars should be custom. We recommend you have your site designed by a professional who shares your vision. If you can code do it yourself; if not hire a designer, or use one of ours. We offer a variety of design packages to fit any budget and requirement.

The basic design guide shows how to make simple changes yourself. The advanced design guide outlines the options available to those that know how to code.

Step 6 - Go Live!

Once you're happy with how your site looks it's time to push it live and show it to the world. Our DNS Guide explains how to get your site live on your own domin name. Our email guide is helpful if you haven't already setup @yourdomain.com email.

The Real Work Begins

Market, Market, Market Signing up is only half the battle; once your store is setup, configured, designed, and live it's time to hit the streets and get your name out there.

There's a ton of advice available on the internet and we occassionally blog our own. Here's a couple posts from the RPMWare Blog to get you started.

Questions?

We're available to help, bounce ideas off and provide advice. You'll make it, and we'll be here to help every step of the way. Contact us.