Set up an online store

Set up your own online store today!

By leaving out all the complicated stuff, we've made it super easy to set up an online store in next to no time.

  • All-in-one shopping cart solution
  • Simple and scalable with flexible plans
  • Use your own domain name
...or take a tour of our store features
 
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Feature tour.

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All-in-one ecommerce solution

Setting up an ecommerce website has never been easier!

Spiffy Stores is popular with small businesses for its easy-to-use interface, reliable 256 bit SSL security and low entry cost. You can start your own online store for less than a dollar a day, with no hidden extra fees such as Apps for providing shipping calculations, or bandwidth charges.

Spiffy Stores includes essential features included in the monthly fee on all plans, such as...

  • Full integration with Australia Post, New Zealand Post, Fastway Couriers and FedEx to calculate shipping costs in real time
  • Compatible with 60+ payment gateways including PayPal to process payments
  • Fully customisable design templates
  • Use of your own domain name
  • Email accounts on your own domain
  • 24/7 web hosting on high performance secure servers
  • Product feeds to shopping portals and pricing sites

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Feedback for Spiffy Stores ecommerce software

"Thank you Shawn and Spiffy Stores. I asked and you delivered! I am thrilled with the result, and can't thank you enough for the friendly advice and assistance along the way."Angela - loveadog.com.au

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Example stores.

Just a few of our happy store owners.

  • Redzed Australian Gourmet Cookies

    Redzed Cookies

    Redzed Australian Gourmet Cookies are so much more than mere bites of baked dough. They’re little treasures, gifts for someone you care about, or gifts for yourself. They’re indulgences and sure, guilty pleasures.

    Aromatix online store

    Aromatix

    Aromatix have scoured the length and breadth of the country to bring you Australian natural & organic products to delight your body, mind and home. And they know you’re going to love them as much as they do!

    The Hunted Online Store

    The Hunted

    The Hunted have gone from success to success! After opening their retail store in Cammeray (Sydney), they are planning on opening two other locations next year. Awesome work guys!

  • The Possible Co. Online Store

    The Possible Co.

    At The Possible Co. all of their products have been specifically sourced from companies that work hard to ensure neither animals, humans or the environment are harmed in the making of their products.

    Worry Dolls Ecommerce Store

    Worry Dolls

    The worry dolls from Guatemala featured in the Worry Dolls store are all produced by co-operatives from various villages, earning much needed funds for basic necessities and small scale infrastructure projects within their communities.

    Elms + King online store

    Elms + King

    The Elms + King store has a great selection of handbags, clutches, totes and wallets made from high quality PU. The simple customisations they have made to their theme are a great example of what you can do with your store.

  • Baby Birth & Beyond Online Shop

    Baby Birth & Beyond

    Merilyn from Baby Birth & Beyond gets so much satisfaction out of creating gorgeous birth prints for babies and children. These beautiful customised Birth Prints are the perfect way to treasure your baby’s arrival for years to come. We hope you can find a design you love!.

    Wildhart Graphics Online Shop

    Wildhart Custom Graphics

    Stickers, Decals, Posters, Postcards, Badges… Whatever your vice! “Wildhart creates… Useable Graphic Art inspired by social rebellion, retro subcultures & the wild at heart...”

    Bushcraft Oz Online Store

    Pentland Street Trading Co.

    Pentland Street are a boutique Melbourne based tile importer specialising in encaustic tiles for the interior decorator who likes to make a statement.

 
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E-commerce tips & advice from our blog.

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A simple guide to Twitter for online retailers

A simple guide to Twitter for online retailers

Let me introduce you to Twitter, the social network where a little goes a long way.

According to one of their recent studies, 60% of the respondents had bought from a small business because of Twitter.

It's certainly an opportunity to be considered.

Continue Reading »

 
Get the most out of LinkedIn to support your online business

Get the most out of LinkedIn to support your online business

If you think LinkedIn is only the domain of corporate climbers like sales reps and CEOs, think again!

The world's most popular professional online network is useful for everyone in business, from online retailers and software developers to nannies and gardeners.

Use it to connect with suppliers and potential business partners, develop new business and grow your own brand. You can even publish your own articles.

And it's free. So let’s get cracking...

Read on to learn more »

 
Reach more people on Facebook with Facebook ads

Reach more people on Facebook with Facebook ads

Having a free Facebook Page for your store is a great start to growing your online community, but it doesn't guarantee that everything you post will get in front of everyone that likes and follows you.

If you want to reach more people on Facebook, you can back up the free activity you're enjoying on your Page with paid Facebook ads.

Read on to learn more »

 
Launch a Facebook Business Page to grow your online community

Launch a Facebook Business Page to grow your online community

Facebook is the world's largest social network.

Over a billion people use it to connect and share things that touch their lives.

Its sheer size and level of interactivity makes it a good way to build relationships for your business too.

Here's how to get started.

Read on to find out more »

 
9 simple ways to earn backlinks to your store

9 simple ways to earn backlinks to your store

Google has always considered backlinks when assessing web pages for search engine results. In their eyes, it's a vote for your content; so it’s got to mean it's pretty good and deserves to be promoted, right?

But over the years, link building has been abused and search engines have made it tougher to get the kind of links you need.

Gone, thankfully, are the days of buying masses of irrelevant links to get better search rankings (if you're approached by a company saying they can get you lots of cheap links, run!). That just annoyed everyone.

Now, the quality and relevance of backlinks are more important than quantity. The ones you want should come from good quality, reputable websites.

Here are 9 ways you can get these precious links...

Continue reading »

 
Making Fuzzy Searching Even Better

Making Fuzzy Searching Even Better

For everyone out there who's not a Spiffy Store owner, why not spend a few moments trying out your current store's search function and see how good it is at finding what you want.

The chances are that it's been developed using a stock-standard search package, and you may be losing sales because your customers aren't easily finding exactly what they want.

Read on to learn more »

 

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Frequently asked questions.

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Getting started

  • What is Spiffy Stores?
  • Spiffy Stores is an all-in-one fully hosted e-commerce application that allows you to easily set up an online store to sell your stuff.

    Using Spiffy Stores lets you add and organise products, accept payments, track orders and customise the design of your store... all for a fraction of the cost of having an online store designed and built for you.

  • Do I need to install any special software?
  • No you don't. Spiffy Stores is a hosted solution, so there's no software to install. This makes it really easy to create your online store or add a shopping cart to your existing site.

    There are no SSL certificates or API's to install either. All you need is a modern web browser like Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari and you're ready to go!

  • Do I need any technical or programming skills?
  • If you don't want to learn the code... you don't have to!

    All of our themes can be customised in a simple "point and click" editor. You can also add and edit products, pages, blog articles, menus etc. and manage your orders without seeing any code.

    Menus can be also customised using our drag and drop interface, which is super-easy to use!

  • What do I need in order to start selling?
  • You will need the following…

    • Something to sell
    • One of our supported payment gateways to accept payments from your customers
    • A modern web browser like Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (8 or above) or Safari to use your online store's administration interface
  • What do I need to set up a store?
  • To set up a store, you just need to choose plan below, and complete the signup form. You will then be asked to verify your email address before your store is set up.

    It takes just a few minutes to get going, and then your store is set up and you can start customising the look of your store by adding your logo, adding your products, creating collections (or categories) for your products, and then adding them to your menus.

  • What do I need to accept credit card payments?
  • There are several ways to accept credit card payments from customers when they order from your online store.

    Spiffy Stores is fully integrated with PayPal, which is the easiest way to accept payments. We also integrate with over 60 different payment gateways. A full list of all of the payment gateways we support is available in our knowledge base.

    If you already have your own merchant account, you can also accept all major credit cards directly, by processing payments using your own facilities.

  • Can I use my own domain name with my store?
  • You sure can! To add your own domain name, you just log in to our toolbox, and add your domain name there. There are a few other things you may need to do. These are all detailed in our knowledge base.

  • How long does it take to set up my store?
  • Unlike most online store builders, Spiffy Stores are created instantly - as soon as you complete the signup form. You can then start customising the look of your store by adding your logo, adding your products, creating collections (or categories) for your products, and then adding them to your menus.

    Depending on how much preparation you've done (such as taking photos of your products and writing product descriptions), you can set up your store and start receiving orders within a day or two.

  • Can I use Spiffy Stores if I live outside Australia or New Zealand?
  • Yes! Spiffy Stores is now available to anyone anywhere in world.

  • Are there any limitations on the trial plan?
  • There are a few limitations on our trial plans. This is so that we can avoid abuse of our systems by unscrupulous people that have no intention of starting an online store.

    Our trial plans currently restrict the amount of orders that you can receive to 10 orders, so you can test your store's checkout. You also can't set up email addresses or use your own domain name until you've activated your store.

  • What happens at the end of the trial period?
  • At the end of the trial period, your store is suspended, and we send you an email asking you if you want to activate it. If you don't respond after 7 days, or don't activate your store, it is then closed down.

    We don't keep your contact details either... and don't harass you. Our free trial is totally obligation free!

general frequently asked questions
 
Feedback for Spiffy Stores ecommerce software

" Hi there!  I set up my new store in 2 days - and I'm extremely happy with the result and ease of use - wow! I have another baby store on magento - but this was by far easier.... by faaaaaaaaar! It has everything I need - so very happy! Thanks Spiffy! "

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About Spiffy Stores.

About Spiffy Stores Ecommerce

100% Australian owned and built ecommerce software

Spiffy Stores was created by online specialists Shawn Finlay and Brian Kenn. Together, Shawn (the creative one) and Brian (the technical one) have many years of experience working on web solutions for clients such as Time Warner, Rip Curl, Toyota, Toshiba, Fujitsu, PWC, ANZ Bank, Mars, Australian Stock Exchange, National Australia Bank, BankWest, Telstra and Macquarie University.

In 2001 we formed Spiffy Internet, which was originally conceived as a design studio providing a range of services to small businesses... including working with them to establish business plans, developing their identity and even hosting their web sites. E-commerce was then just starting up, and we had a number of clients wanting to sell online. We started working with "E-commerce in a box" type solutions, but soon found they they were difficult to customise for Australian businesses, and also that many of them were bloated, resource-hungry monsters that were difficult to use and set up.

In 2004, we began building our own online store software. We had the experience with our existing customers, and the creative and technical expertise to do so. We already had several customers using the the base code, but their stores were heavily customised.

After a lot of work, and a complete code re-write, we opened a Beta program in 2007 and invited a few small businesses to work with us. Their feedback was essential for us to know what's most important for a wider range of small businesses when selling on the web. We launched Spiffy Stores in early 2010, and we've grown substantially since then. Spiffy Stores is now used by hundreds of small businesses in Australia and New Zealand who have found it a safe, easy and reliable way to sell online.

The story doesn't end there though. We're constantly adding new features and improving the software, so if you have any suggestions for us... please let us know!

To find out more about Spiffy Stores, send us an email, or call 1300 727 334 and speak with Brian or Shawn directly.

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Feedback for Spiffy Stores ecommerce software

"We'd like to sincerely thank you for your amazing work. You've helped us transform our little business into something that is so much easier for our customers to connect with us and save us time."Susan Obradovic - herbs2home.com.au

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Try Spiffy Stores free for 30 days.

There are no setup fees, no contracts and you can cancel anytime. Choose a plan below to get started.

Basic

Value for small stores

$25 per month

Business

Our most popular plan

$59 per month

Enterprise

For larger stores

$129 per month

Setup fee
No setup fees!
There are no setup fees on any of our plans!
Free setup Free setup Free setup
Transaction fee
Transaction fee
Transaction fees are charged as a percentage of the total orders in your online store. If you're on a Business Plan, and you receive an order of $100 including shipping, the transaction fee for this order is just $2.00

In addition... if you sell over $15,000 in any one month, your transaction fee is reduced to 1%.
Transaction fee
Transaction fees are charged as a percentage of the total orders in your online store. If you're on a Basic Plan, and you receive an order of $100 including shipping, the transaction fee for this order is just $3.00

In addition... if you sell over $10,000 in any one month, your transaction fee is reduced to 2%
Transaction fee
Transaction fees are charged as a percentage of the total orders in your online store.

If you're on a Business Plan, and you receive an order of $100 including shipping, the transaction fee for this order is just $2.00

In addition... if you sell over $15,000 in any one month, your transaction fee is reduced to 1%.
Transaction fee
Transaction fees are charged as a percentage of the total orders in your online store.

If you're on an Enterprise Plan, and you receive an order of $100 including shipping, the transaction fee for this order is just $1.00

In addition... if you sell over $20,000 in any one month, your transaction fee is reduced to 0.5%
3% 2% 1%
Maximum SKU's
Maximum SKU's
This is the amount of products that are included in your plan. Extra SKU's can be added on to your plan at a cost of $20 per 1,000 SKU's.
Maximum SKU's
The Basic Plan allows you to have up to 100 products in your online store. Extra SKU's can be added on to your plan at a cost of $20 per 1,000 SKU's.
Maximum SKU's
The Business Plan allows you to have up to 2,500 products in your online store. Extra SKU's can be added on to your plan at a cost of $20 per 1,000 SKU's.
Maximum SKU's
The Enterprise Plan allows you to have up to 10,000 products in your online store. Extra SKU's can be added on to your plan at a cost of $20 per 1,000 SKU's.
100 2,500 10,000
Storage
Storage
This is the amount of space you have available for your product photos, content and email in your online store.

Generally, this amount of space allows you to have about 10 large images per product if you're using the maximum number of products in your plan. There's also plenty of space left over for your email and blog.
1 GB 5 GB 20 GB
Bandwidth
Bandwidth
This is the amount of traffic that visitors to your online store use when they view pages in your store.

All Spiffy Stores have unlimited bandwidth, so you don't need to worry about going over any quotas and getting billed for extra things that are outside of your control.

Your success is our success, so we won't penalise you for being popular!
Unlimited bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth
Email accounts
Every store gets email accounts that they can use on their domain name.

This means that you don't need to pay for email services with a different provider. It also means it's far easier to get your email up and running quickly with no fuss!

You can also add extra email accounts to your plan at a cost of $5.00 for 5 extra email accounts!
1 email account 5 email accounts 25 email accounts
Customisable design templates
& email notifications
Spiffy Stores already includes a range of built in theme designs, but your online store design is also still fully customisable using HTML and CSS.

You can get any web designer to customise your store design, you can do it yourself, or you can can get us to do it for you!
Yes Yes Yes
Statistics and integration with
Google Analytics & Adwords
Spiffy Stores has statistics built-in that allow you to see how people are finding you, allowing you to track your online store's progress over time.

In addition to the built-in statistics, Spiffy Stores also integrates beautifully with Google Analytics!

With just a few clicks, you have access to detailed statistics including e-commerce reporting that allows you to drive your advertising dollar further!
Yes Yes Yes
Compliant with worldwide tax requirements
Spiffy Stores is fully compliant with worldwide tax systems including Australia's and New Zealand's GST system.

You can create your online store and add your products with GST or tax included or excluded. There aren't any difficult calculations to do either when adding your invoices to your accounting program!

When your online store is set up, we also set up your tax settings based on your address… so there are no complex settings to go through!
Yes Yes Yes
Use your own domain name
Yes! You can use any domain name (as long as you own it of course!).

All plans allow you to use your own domain name, or have your store on a sub-domain of your main domain.
Yes Yes Yes
Integration with shopping
comparison sites
All of our plans provide the ability to create feeds for popular shopping comparison site like shopping.com and Google Merchant Center.
Yes Yes Yes 
Automatic Inventory management
Spiffy Stores can track the amount that you have in stock on a per-product or per-sku basis.

We also warn you if an item is close to being out of stock, and you can set an item to stop selling if it's no longer available.
Yes Yes Yes
Automatic shipping calculation
Spiffy Stores connects to Australia Post, New Zealand Post, Fastway Couriers and FedEx to automatically calculate the cost of shipping to your customers anywhere in the world. This is based on the address that the customer enters in the checkout.

You can also set up your own fixed price shipping rates based on price or on weight.
Yes Yes Yes
Secure checkout
A Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate provides a layer of security on your site to help encrypt sensitive data, such as credit card numbers.

Every Spiffy Store comes with a shared-SSL certificate, which means that your store will already be secure.
Yes Yes Yes
Coupon codes
Create coupon & discount codes to help convert visitors to buyers.

Set discounts with start and end dates, limit them by quantity or amount, allow or disallow specific products, specify the number of uses and set the discount amount to be either a percentage or flat rate amount.
  Yes Yes
Cart discounts
Create automatic shopping cart discounts that don't require your visitors to enter a coupon code.

This is especially useful when you want to offer discounts such as buy two get one free discounts, or even offer discount wholesale prices.
  Yes Yes
Bulk product import
Spiffy Stores allows you to import your products from a CSV file or excel spreadsheet.

This makes switching to Spiffy Stores very easy!
  Yes Yes
All prices in US dollars
Billed in Australian dollars
30 day free trial
No credit card required
30 day free trial
No credit card required
30 day free trial
No credit card required

All plans include a 30 day free trial.

If you need help choosing a plan, call us on 1300 727 334. You can also change your plan at any time.

Commonly answered signup questions

 
Ecommerce payment gateways