Set Up Your Store

Welcome to CRE Loaded, and congratulations on selecting the most powerful open source eCommerce solution available!

CRE Loaded offers a wealth of professional business features, from customer and inventory management to shipping and billing integration, and it's all fully customizable -- from whether your menu appears on the left or right to the color and shape of the individual buttons, every last little bit of everything is under your control.

Which probably seems a little overwhelming at first. . . .

But don't worry -- while you can customize every single bit of your store, you certainly don't need to. CRE Loaded is specifically designed to be ready to run "straight out of the box" (yes, we know you downloaded it, and so there is no box. . . .). Basically all you need to do is put your name on the store and add your products, and you'll be ready to go.

This Quick Start Guide will walk you step-by-step through everything you need to do to get your store online and earning you money! And, again, don't worry -- it may seem like there’s a lot to do, but it’s really just a few very simple steps, repeated several times. For instance, adding your name, email, and phone number is technically three different actions, but they're all done the same way, so you only have to learn one thing.

There are three parts to configuring your CRE Loaded store. First, you will set up basic "back office" information like your store name and email. Next you will personalize your storefront with such things as a welcome message to your customers, etc. Then you'll add your merchandise. And that's it! It really is that simple.