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FAQ


Q: What can I do with my OpenStores account?
Q: How do I manage my store with the OpenStores account?
Q: How do I promote my store and products if I do not have my own website?
Q: How can I make my store popular on OpenStores?
Q: Can I recommend my own stores?
Q: My store can not be classified in any of the categories, what can I do?
Q: Can I purchase items on the website?
Q: Will my recommendation on the store appear on OpenStores?

Q: What can I do with my OpenStores account?
There is only one type of OpenStores account with combined features for the customers and business owners.

As a customer, you can build a personalised shopping network by adding stores into your favourite list, adding people into your network. When you view your personalised network information, only your favourite stores, products, people you have added into your network and their recommendations will be displayed to you.

As a business owner, you can manage your stores with your account. Add products and services, promote your special events, and display the customer recommendations.
Q: How do I manage my store with the OpenStores account?
After logging into OpenStores with your account, select menu My Home -> My Managed Stores. Your existing stores will be listed. You can add a new store, edit the existing store, as well as manage your store products and promotions. You can manage multiple stores with one OpenStores account as long as you are the store owner. But do not add the same store multiple times.
Q: How do I promote my store and products if I do not have my own website?
You will need to provide your store web address when adding the store and products into your OpenStores account. If you have a shop without an online shopping cart, sign up a Free Shopping Cart service with Intelliworks, which is the integrated shopping cart service with OpenStores network. With Intelliworks shopping cart, you can also easily post your products onto the OpenStores network via either the single product post feature or the auto product update Feed.
Q: How can I make my store popular on OpenStores?
The more people add your store into their favourite list, the more popular your store will be. If you are using the integrated shopping cart from Intelliworks, whenever a new customer registers on your website, the number of the favourite list on your store will be increased by one.
Q: Can I recommend my own stores?
As a store owner, you are not allowed to recommend your store or register as a second person to recommend your own stores.
Q: My store can not be classified in any of the categories, what can I do?
Send email to service@openstores.com.au and request a new category.
Q: Can I purchase items on the website?
OpenStores network is the online service website where the businesses can advertise their products and services. Customers need to navigate into each individual business website to get more information of the items listed and make the purchase on their websites.
Q: Will my recommendation on the store appear on OpenStores?
Your recommendation for the store will need to be approved by the store owner before appearing on the website.