Note: Due to a recent limitation imposed by Facebook, your Facebook page must have 2,000 likes/followers before you are permitted to add a custom tab.
Add your store to Facebook! You now have the ability to create a Facebook "Shop Tab." This allows Facebook users to browse your entire catalog and make purchases, without leaving Facebook!
Things you'll need to have in order to use the Shop Tab:
- An existing Facebook Profile Click Here to join Facebook
- An existing Facebook Business Page. Click Here to create a page
- Your Facebook page MUST have a normal profile associated with it to be an admin user for the page. This means you MUST log into your personal profile and NOT login directly to your business page.
- You should add the AmeriCommerce online app to your Facebook Business Page Facebook App
NOTE: If you are using a shared SSL and your store contains .americommerce.com at the end of the domain - DO NOT use your .com domain. Before set up, check in your store settings under Setting > Store Information > Advanced Settings and see where your SSL domain is coming from.
You will have to enter your store url as yourstore.americommerce.com.
If you are on your own SSL and you do not see .americommerce.com in the SSL domain area, you're good to go. Once the store domain has been added to Facebook, there isn't a way to change this. A support ticket must be created for further changes. If you have an error on your store such as this one below, submit a request to have this fixed.
Option 1 - Make Any Theme A Facebook Theme
Note: This theme is customizable but not a new responsive theme using bootstrap and the like. This is a V1 Legacy Theme and doesn't have the new updated asthetics as the other new released themes.
Quick Setup Steps:
- In the AmeriCommerce Administration Console add any "Facebook" theme to your store by clicking Themes > New.
- Find any Facebook theme template and click on it and add it to your store.
Click "Add" at the top right.
Set the default Facebook theme to the theme you just added by going to Stores > Your Store Name > Store Settings.
Find the Setting that says Facebook Theme and select the theme you just added.
Save the Store Settings page.
Adding The AmeriCommerce online Facebook Store App
Go to http://apps.facebook.com/AmeriCommerce/ to add the AmeriCommerce online store Shop tab Application. You will have to authorize the Facebook app against your AmeriCommerce online store. See how here:
The instructions are straightforward on the installation. Here are screenshots to assist you along the way:
- Click the Newly added Shop tab and click the link to configure.
Select your Facebook page from the dropdown list and enter the domain name of your storefront.
Simply use www.[storename].com OR [storename].americommerce.com - no WWW or http://
If the dropdown for the Facebook page is empty make sure you are allowing pop-ups for that page. You'll need to allow the Facebook Application access to your page.
Click the link to verify your AmeriCommerce online store. This will take you to a page on your AmeriCommerce online store to generate a validation code.
Enter your Domain name for your store and click Generate Code. You can then click the icon to the right of the code to copy it to your clipboard.
Paste your code back into the box on Facebook and click Verify.
Congratulations! Your AmeriCommerce online store is now on the Shop tab of your Facebook Page.
You may now want to change your "Shop/Store" tab's logo/image, here's how: http://support.americommerce.com/hc/en-us/articles/201903430-How-to-Change-the-Icon-on-your-Facebook-Shop-App-
NOTE: Customers will be able to order from your Facebook page, even if you de-activate your main theme.