Getting Started with Magento

Welcome to the getting started video course.Getgting-Started-with-Magento-Course

There are only two things that we assume:

  • You have an existing eBay business
  • And you have no prior knowledge of Magento

We’ll take you through the process of selecting a domain name, a hosting provider, installing Magento and help you start to feel comfortable with Magento and your system.

All the video tutorials in this course are specifically designed to get you started with selling on to eBay using Magento, along the way you’ll learn loads and this will stand you in a perfect position for when it comes to adding in the other marketplaces in the next course.

If you are only looking to sell on Magento, we have a dedicated course just for you here.

Press the “Start Taking This Course” button above and start immediately.


1. Setting Up FTP and Installing Filezilla

Length: 17 minutesComplexity: Easy

In this guide we show you how to set up an FTP account in your Simple Servers admin section. Then we show you how you can use a free programme called FileZilla to transfer files from your desktop into your website in a really easy way which means a 'Degree in Nerd' is not required.

2. Adding Customer Groups

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

Adding Customer Groups

In this guide we show you how you can quickly add Customer Groups into your Magento account to make tracking and managing customer data a whole lot easier. In Magento we can create Customer Groups where we can assign the orders from the different marketplaces.

3. Introducing & Setting Up Categories

Length: 12 minutesComplexity: Easy

Magento was designed to power multiple complex websites and out of the box it comes with the ability to create multiple category structures. Which together we can use to our advantage as you will see in this guide.

5. The “Best Practice” Attributes

Length: 17 minutesComplexity: Easy

What you’ll see us suggesting over the next two guides is the combination of all the best practices being used by the largest marketplaces businesses out there today. You’ll be able to structure not only your Magento website to take advantage of these efficiencies, but also prepare your site so that later on when we show you how to import your products in to Magento in bulk, you’ll know which fields you need to be adding & updating.

6. Adding Them to Your System

Length: 27 minutesComplexity: Easy


We’re really starting to add in more features to Magento to help mould Magento into becoming your very own multi-channel system. Now that we've learned what these “Best Practice” attributes are, we’ll show you how to add them to your system and organise them in a fashion that will allow you to quickly create & update products in Magento.

7. Creating Variation Products Part 1 – Theory

Length: 6 minutesComplexity: Easy

Now we are getting on to the cool stuff! In this tutorial we are introducing variation products and we are going to look at how we set these up in Magento. Then in the next tutorial we are going to show you exactly how to do this in our system.

8. Creating Variation Products Part 2 – Practical

Length: 17 minutesComplexity: Easy

That was enough of the theory, let’s go and see what this looks like in Magento. Feel free to follow us along on this one while we take you through creating variation products in Magento and we'll show you exactly how to do this step by step

10. Creating Multi-Variation Products – Part 2 Practical

Length: 19 minutesComplexity: Easy

In this guide we show you how to create multi variation products in our system. This guide is really similar to the variation guide, just with an added special attribute. In the previous video we took you through the theory and now in this video above we are going to show you exactly how to set these up in our system.

11. Introducing Magento Connect

Length: 13 minutesComplexity: Easy

In its simplest term, Magento Connect is the online catalog for both free and paid for Magento extensions. In the video above we introduce to you what an extension is and show you the sheer variety of extensions that are available in Magento Connect.

12. Installing the Grids Extension

Length: 16 minutesComplexity: Easy

In this guide, we'll show you how to install your first extension into Magento. The extension we are adding is referred to as the 'Grids extension' This is a free extension which adds some fantastic functionality to your product grids and gives you the freedom to do some really cool things.