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Three issues that may affect your decision to use Web Hosting or Store Editor:
What type of site you wish to build and your knowledge of HTML
How much work you would like to put into customizing your site design
How much experience you have using HTML editing tools
When creating your site, you ll have both of these platforms at your disposal, but you re not
required to use both. We recommend that you create a few test pages with each tool to see
which you are most comfortable using. In general, if you planned to build each of your
product and section pages from scratch when you signed up for your Yahoo! Merchant
Solutions account, you will want use Web Hosting tools. If you were looking for a more
automated storefront building process, we recommend working with the Store Editor.
Note: There s nothing wrong with using both Store Editor and Web Hosting to build your
store. For example, you could develop all of your non product pages in Web Hosting and all
your product pages in Store Editor. You could even split your products between Web Hosting
and Store Editor, for example, using Web Hosting to feature only your sale items and Store
Editor to feature the rest of your products.
For more on your store publishing options, please see our online help center at
To learn more about using Web Hosting tools to build your Merchant Solutions store, see
. For help choosing a store building tool, see
. For more on building with Store Editor,
For step by step instructions on building your site and using Merchant Solutions, be sure to
download our comprehensive Yahoo! Merchant Solutions Getting Started Guide, which
includes detailed chapters on building item, section, and required store pages. You ll find a
link to the Getting Started Guide at the top of the Store Help home page at
Why should I use Yahoo! Merchant Solutions?
Yahoo! Merchant Solutions offers an easy way to own and operate a high quality, secure
You ll be amazed to see how easy it is to build your own storefront on the Web. You simply
enter product information like item name, price, and item description for the products you
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