How to create a store

A wallet is required to create a store - you need to have either a mobile wallet or a wallet on your browser. You can get Metamask at the official site: metamask.io or choose another wallet of your choice.

What is my store/Why do I need one?

Your items need to be stored somewhere - that somewhere is your store.

Your store is actually a smart contract on the blockchain

When you create your store you are deploying a smart contract onto the blockchain where it will live forever. It will also have its own, unique address that only your store will have. (this is how you can prove that your items are actually authentic and from you).

Only you can create items on your store (smart contract)

Lets get started!

Making your first store

To create a store go to: https://mintable.app/createstore. or click on "create a store" in the top right of the page.

If you are not logged in - or you don't have a wallet connected - you will see a message preventing you from moving further.

You will see a page like this to fill out the information for your store:

What does each field represent?

Category

This is the category of items you are selling. Its how buyers will be able to filter through stores for things they want. If you are selling art - it would be artwork. If music - it would be media files.

Title

This is the title of your store. This title is the name of your smart contract and will be displayed everywhere. Make sure its description and catches people's eyes!

Subtitle

This is the subtitle of your store. You can add more information here about your store. This will be the symbol of your smart contract (but it doesn't need to be a symbol)

Tags

Tags tell users what your store is about. Tags are used for searching for items and stores. Add up to 8 tags.

Cover Image

This is what is displayed as the image for your store. A good cover image is the key to having people look at your store.

Description

Tell the world about your store and what is inside. Be descriptive and catch the buyer's eye.

Batch Minting, and metadata storage

Metadata Storage

Some creators care deeply about where their item metadata is stored. Some want to store their data decentralized on IPFS, or other solutions - while some don't care at all.

We offer the fullest flexibility for this - you have 3 options that cover all possible scenarios

  1. Store your data with us - the easiest solution

  2. Store your data on IPFS - the decentralized solution

  3. Store your data anywhere else, on your website/server, arweave, filecoin

Batch Minting

If you choose to use IPFS for your metadata, you won't be able to batch mint.

This lets you create multiple items in a single transaction - which saves you a ton of money on gas costs - since you need to pay a transaction fee to the Ethereum network every time you make a transaction. So instead of making 50 transactions and paying $5 each time - you can make 50 items in a single transaction and pay $5 once.

A one time fee that unlocks batch minting on your store forever

Every contract comes with the ability to make 50 items for free. But if you want to make more - its a single, one time fee that will upgrade your store to be able to batch mint the amount you selected - forever.

Example: If you want to make 20,000 items in your store - selecting 2,000 batch minting would be the cheapest way to do it. You then can submit 10 transactions to mint 2,000 each time.

The amount of items you can make is unlimited, but the amount you can make in a single transaction is limited to the amount of batch minting you select.

Submit your transaction

After you are finished confirming all your information is correct - you will submit your transaction which creates your smart contract on the blockchain.

This transaction will take a few seconds to a few minutes to confirm. Please wait for your transaction to be submitted from your wallet - then once you see a confirmation page you can move to the next page.

Your store will only appear once the transaction has been confirmed on the blockchain - which could take a few minutes.

After your transaction is finished - you will be ready to create new items in your store!

If gas prices are high - the cost to create a store could be quite high. While we are the cheapest place to deploy a smart contract - it does cost a bit of money since it will live forever on the blockchain and you will always have access to it. If you don't want to pay this - you can create items directly under Mintable's store instead.

Congrats you just created a smart contract on the blockchain that will live forever!