How to use Selz
Selz makes it easy to create a beautiful online store or to sell from an existing website using buy buttons and widgets. Whether you are just starting out or you’ve been selling online for a while, Selz provides a simple but powerful set of tools for marketing and selling your products online.
In this article
- Ways to sell
- What to sell
- Getting started with Selz
- Process payments
- Getting paid
- Pricing plans
- Where to go for help
Sell from an existing website or blog
Selz makes it super-easy to sell your products directly from your existing website or blog. Embed buy-buttons, beautiful product widgets or even a whole store into your website or blog and start making sales. Simply click on the Buttons & Widgets tab within the menu on your Selz dashboard to begin.
Read more about selling on an existing site here or watch this video to learn more:
Create your own Selz website
If you don't have a website yet, no problem! Selz gives you all the tools you need to create a beautiful and effective online store to match your branding. It's easy using one of our professional pre-designed themes and the Selz Store Builder. Your store is also designed to be fully responsive so that it will look great on desktop, mobile, and tablet.
Direct your existing domain name, purchase a new one for your business or use the custom selz.com subdomain that is included. Get your store to look just the way you want using our simple store editor or get under the hood of your site with fully editable HTML and CSS.
Learn more about customizing your store here.
Sell on Social Media
Sell on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with ease! Simply copy and paste your product links to your social profiles or connect them to your account for easy sharing.
Every Selz account comes with a free Facebook store. Easily install the Facebook Selz store app to your Facebook business page and you can start selling directly to your customers where they hang out. Your buyers won’t even need to leave Facebook!
Start by clicking Facebook in the Channels section of your Dashboard.
Click Add your store to your page now and follow the instructions.
What can I sell?
You can use your Selz store to sell digital products, physical items or services. Simply create a store, add an item, and share the link on your social media platforms. You can embed your store or buttons directly to your own website, allowing buyers to purchase your products without leaving your site.
1. Sell digital downloads
Selz can be used to sell digital downloads. Whether you want to sell MP3s, ebooks, digital guides or courses, there’s a simple way to do it with Selz. We take care of digital delivery for you, sending an automated email to your buyers post-purchase with a download link.
- How to sell digital files on Selz
- How to stream videos on Selz
- Prevent file sharing with download limits
- How to sell ebooks on Selz
2. Sell physical items
Use Selz to sell physical items like fashion retail, art, home goods or electronics. Simply enable shipping in your settings and set your rates.
3. Sell services
Steps to get started with Selz:
To begin, you need to sign up for a Selz account. Enter a new username and password or log in using one of your social accounts like Facebook, Twitter or Google.
Add a product to your store
After logging into Selz for the first time you will be taken to your dashboard. Begin by adding your very first item. From the left panel, click Items > All > Add an Item
Click here to see the step-by-step instructions for adding a product to your store.
Pick out a theme
Next up, pick out one of our professional themes. From your dashboard click on Store > Themes and pick one that will suit your needs.
Customize your store
Once you view and install the theme of your choice, the store builder will appear. Here you can customize the look of your store. Watch the video below to get started.
There are countless features to help you sell more online using Selz:
- Unlimited storage & bandwidth
- Sell digital, physical & service products
- Mobile & tablet optimized store
- Buy buttons & widgets
- Facebook store and social selling
- Discount codes
- Secure digital delivery & file updates
- Real-time fraud protection
- Built-in customer management
For a full list of features, click here.
Apps and Integrations
Installing apps gives you more customization over your store and helps to automate and enhance your business so that you can focus on more important things. Check out the available integrations within the Selz app store.
Connect your store to your favorite apps and click the below articles to find out how:
Processing sales on Selz
1. Selz Pay
Customers can pay using any major credit or debit card when you enable Selz Pay. You can connect your bank account to your Selz account and we’ll deposit payments into your chosen account. Click here to learn about getting approved to sell on Selz.
You can also enable PayPal as a payment gateway. Your buyers will send payment directly to your PayPal account. Click here to learn more about taking PayPal payments.
Depending on your location, 2Checkout can be enabled as a payment gateway on your store. 2Checkout is not available in all countries, so please review the list of countries where 2Checkout operates.
Getting paid with Selz
Once you start making sales, we process payment, apply the transaction fee, then pass the rest of the funds into your chosen bank account. You can choose to get paid daily, weekly, or monthly on Selz. Click here to learn how to choose your transfer schedule.
If you have enabled PayPal in your Selz store, payment is deposited into your PayPal account immediately upon successful payment. Click here to learn more about taking PayPal payments.
Our paid plans give you more control over your online selling experience. Paid plans also give you more bang for your buck, rounding out the functionality of your store and increase sales.
We charge a transaction fee when you sell an item which is a percentage of the value of the item. The transaction fee varies according to the plan you are using. If you choose to be on our free forever plan, the transaction fee is 2%.
If you are still in your trial period, although you are sampling the features on our Pro plan, the transaction fee remains 2% of the item value
The paid plan breakdown is listed below:
- On our Lite Plan, the transaction fee is 2% of the item value.
- On our Standard Plan, the transaction fee is 1% of the item value.
- On our Pro Plan, there is no transaction fee for Selz Pay, there is a 0.5% transaction Fee on Third Party payment gateways (e.g. 2Checkout and PayPal)
Card processing fees
We charge a card processing fee when one of your customers buys an item using a credit or debit card. The card processing fee is 2.9% of the value of the item plus a fixed charge of *30 cents.
*€0.30 when you sell in Euros, £0.30 when you sell in British pounds for payments processed by Selz. Fees for transactions processed through PayPal and 2Checkout vary according to your account type
Try all our features for free for 14 days to see what works for your business, then choose your preferred plan by selecting Plans from the admin panel.
- For more information about each individual plan, click below or view our pricing page.
- Read more about our Pricing details and our charges.