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Frequently Asked Questions

General

> What is Blipteam?

> Should I build a single store or a marketplace?

> How do I sell on Blipteam?

> What currencies are supported by Blipteam?

> What countries are supported by Blipteam?

> What do I need before I start my Blipteam site?

> Can I use my own domain name?

> Are there any restrictions on what I can sell on my site?

> Can I include a newsletter sign-up in my web site?

> Does Blipteam also provide me with an e-mail address?

> Does Blipteam support different languages?

> Can I build a blog on Blipteam?

> I don't want to sell anything - can I still use Blipteam?

> Is Blipteam complicated to use?

> I'm lost, what do I do?

What is Blipteam?

 

Blipteam is a marketplace + online store builder. You can basically do two things with Blipteam:

 

i) Build an online store to sell your products or create a business website for your company or organisation;

ii) Create a ecommerce marketplace with multiple sellers - individuals or small businesses. Your business sellers also have the option of creating their own webstores.

 

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Should I build a single store or a marketplace?

 

If you want to sell your own products you should create an online store. If you have multiple sellers who want to join your website and sell their products or put up information listings you should create a marketplace.

 

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How do I sell on Blipteam?

 

After you sign up you will be prompted to select your currency and set up your payment gateway. At that point you will have to sign up with Stripe, our main payment provider and enter your Stripe details into your Blipteam account as instructed. This will enable your product listings on your site and your customers will be able to pay for your products once you have upgraded your Blipteam account.

 

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What currencies are supported by Blipteam?

 

Please check the countries supported by Stripe, our main payments provider.

 

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What countries are supported by Blipteam?

 

You can create a website anywhere in the world using Blipteam. But if you want to install payments you will be limited by the countries supported by Stripe >

 

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What do I need before I start my Blipteam site?

 

All you need is an email address to start your Blipteam site. It helps if you have decided on a name for your website or web store. You will also need to put your contact details up on your site so have that in place. You will also need good images for your home page and other parts of your site.

 

You will need to think about what products you plan to sell, about prices and shipping and if you have enough product images. You may need a logo for your business and you'll probably have to generate some content for your site so make sure you have some resources in place. Here's a few tips that will help you plan out your online store >

 

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Can I use my own domain name?

 

Yes, you can with all our paid accounts. Our paid accounts include a free domain name but if you already have one we can provide instructions on how to use it with your Blipteam site.

 

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Are there any restrictions on what I can sell on my site?

 

Please take a look at our prohibited and restricted uses lists.

 

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Can I include a newsletter sign-up in my web site?

 

Blipteam does currently not support newsletter sign-up. There are many services available that can provide you a newsletter sign-up, for instance Mailchimp. You can sign up for a Mailchimp account and link to the sign-up page from your Blipteam web site. Please let us know on support@blipteam.com if you think having a newsletter sign-up would be of added value. We consider new features on a monthly basis.

 

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Does Blipteam also provide me with an email address?

 

Blipteam does currently not support @blipteam.com email addresses. There are many services available that can provide you a free email address, such as Live or Gmail. You can sign up for an email address via these sites and promote it on your Blipteam web site.

 

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Does Blipteam support different languages?

 

Blipteam currently only supports English but we are considering implementing other languages soon. Please let us know at support@blipteam.com which languages you want to use.

 

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Can I build a blog on Blipteam?

 

Yes, you can. Learn more here. We encourage people to create blogs and websites that promote ecological awareness or provide tips to tackle the global plastic menace to our oceans and urban areas.

 

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I don't want to sell anything - can I still use Blipteam?

 

Yes, of course. You can create a blog as mentioned above or create an information or corporate website.

 

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Is Blipteam complicated to use?

 

Blipteam has been designed for business users with little or no technical skills. All you have to do is upload images and enter some text. There is a checklist on the start page - if you follow all the points on this list you will get closer to finishing your website. Uploading products is simple. You can create multiple product pages - just enter the name of the product, the description and an image, the product price and you're in business. The app guides you along the way with simple action items and suggestions.

 

Setting up product options and variants, setting up site search filters and setting up shipping might be a little more complex but we provide instructions and diagrams throughout the app. Changing design is simple - just click one button and your site design changes. You may also need to read up on our marketing guides for ideas on driving traffic to your website and on how to tackle search engine optimization.

 

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I'm lost, what do I do?

 

If you are logged in, just click the 'Start' button under the 'My Site' tab - this page has instructions on how to set up your site and links to almost each part of the app.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - General

FAQ - Marketplaces

FAQ - Single Stores

FAQ - Website Features

FAQ - Ecommerce

FAQ - Shipping

FAQ - Marketing

FAQ - Design and Layout

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