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How to get started with your Yahoo! Store?
Can I use a custom web address for my Yahoo! Store?
How much does it costs to set up a Yahoo! Merchant Solutions account?
How can I build my Yahoo! Store?
Can someone build my Yahoo! Store for me?
Is Yahoo! Merchant Solutions available for non-US merchants?
How to list my Yahoo! Store on the search engines?
 
 
How to get started with your Yahoo! Store?

So you want your own Yahoo! Store online but are not sure how to get started? To open your Yahoo! Store or Yahoo! Merchant Solutions account, you simply go to http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/merchant/ and select the package that's most appropriate to your business needs and "Sign Up" or take the tour.
 
 

Can I use a custom web address for my Yahoo! Store?

Yes, you can select a personalized domain name (which will be your store's web address) during the sign up process. As part of the sign-up process, you can either register a new domain name for $1.99 through Yahoo! or if you already own a domain you may simply transfer it to Yahoo!

 
 

How much does it costs to set up a Yahoo! Merchant Solutions account?

Starter Standard Peofessional
Recommended plan if you expect sales of: Up to $12K/mo. $12K-$80K/mo. More than $80K/mo.
Monthly price $39.95 /month $99.95 /month $299.95 /month
One-time setup fee $50 $50 $50
Transaction fee 1.5% 1.0% 0.75%
Product Promotion    
Cross-selling No Yes Yes
Gift certificates No Yes Yes
Coupons Yes Yes Yes
Order Processing    
Real-time integration with backend systems No Yes Yes
Notification of new orders by fax No Yes Yes
Shipping    
Export orders to UPS Worldship® No Yes Yes
Reporting    
Trails repor No Yes Yes
Frequent search topics for your site No Yes Yes
 
 
How can I build my Yahoo! Store?

You can build your Yahoo! Store using Yahoo!'s storefront template service. Although storefront templates make it very easy for you to set up your online business, they may not be appropriate for some industry verticals. When using a template service, your storefront may look similar to other businesses' storefronts that are using the same service. To some businesses with smaller market share this is tolerable, but to others this makes their website less distinguishable on the Internet. Therefore, while it is possible to create an appealing store simply by using the default templates, most stores that build that way end up looking very similar.
 
 
Can someone build my Yahoo! Store for me?

Yes, specialized firm like YDesigner which is prominently listed in Yahoo! Merchant Solutions "Designer Directory" has been designing Yahoo! Stores since the last seven years and has more than 400 niche Yahoo! Stores to its credit. YDesigners’ unique competence and focus in Yahoo! Merchant Solutions gives it the experience to build integrated, scalable, and robust stores thereby drastically reducing your time-to-market and cost of ownership.
 
 
How to list my Yahoo! Store on the search engines?

You can either manually submit your Yahoo! Store’s web address to the major search engines or add a hyperlink of your domain name on an already indexed website. This way the search engines "robots" will add your store the next time they "crawl" that particular website
 

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