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Creating a WorldStart Profile

Friday, October 26th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized

Can you please run through how to set up a profile on your Web site? I’m having a little trouble with it, but I would really like to create one and order some products. Thanks for all your help!

Of course I can! I know for a fact that there are several of you out there who run into a little difficulty when trying to create a profile on WorldStart’s Web site. If you know what to look for, it’s really not too hard to do, but I can understand how you might run into some trouble. So, if you’re one who has tried and tried to set up your own WorldStart account to no avail, but you’d still like to create one, this tip is just for you! Today, I will go over exactly how you can make your very own WorldStart profile. Alright, here we go!

First of all, I want to clear up a couple things about our Web site. With WorldStart, you can do two things: order from our Software Store and sign up for our newsletters. Both of those are run on two different databases, so if you sign up for one thing, it doesn’t mean you’ll have access to both. For example, if you are subscribed to our newsletters with your e-mail address, that does not transfer over to a user profile for our Software Store. Both directories work separately, so if you want in on both of them, you have to sign up for each of them on their own. I think that is one of the biggest misconceptions about our site, so I hope that clears it up.

Okay, so let’s get back to today’s question and go over exactly how you can set up a user profile for our Software Store. First, go to and along the top of the page, you’ll see a few tabs that run across it. Click on the Software Store tab and then look to the right side of that page. Under the Your Account section, click on the Register link. That will then take you to the Create Profile page. From there, you just need to fill out your information. We just ask for your name, your home address, your telephone number, your e-mail address and then a username and password. Just make sure you fill out all the lines with a little red * (asterisk) next to it.

When you’re choosing your username and password, try to come up with something unique. If you choose something that is already being used by another member, our system will not let you use it. Everyone has to have their own username, so just try to come up with something you don’t think anyone else will be using. Also, your password needs to be different from your username and we recommend you use one that is at least five characters. It’s best to use a mix of letters and numbers in your password, but make sure you pick something that will be easy for you to remember as well. Once you’ve made your decisions, write your username and password down on a piece of paper or put it some place where you can find it easily, just in case you forget it.

Once you have all your information filled out, click on the Submit button. The next page will tell you if your profile was created or not. Like I said before, if the username you chose is already in use, you will have to redo that part. Otherwise, everything should be fine and your profile will be all set. Now, as soon as your profile is created, our site automatically logs you in. From there, you can search for the item(s) you’d like to purchase from our store and go through the ordering process. When you’re done placing your order, make sure you hit the Log Out button for maximum security.

Now, you might be wondering what else you can do with your WorldStart profile. Well, when you’re logged in, you can do such things as view your cart, make a wish list, modify your profile and go through your order history. Wow, who knew?! You will find the links for all those options on the right hand side of the page when you are logged in. For example, if you’d like to change something in your profile (maybe you moved to a new address and you need to update that information), click on the Modify Profile link. That will open up your original profile form and you can go in and change anything you want. Or, if you’d like to look through all of the orders you ever placed with WorldStart, just click on the Orders History link. Everything will be listed for you there, along with the purchase date and the total amount. Cool, huh?!

Alright, I have just a couple more things to go over and then I’ll let you be to explore all of this on your own. To begin, just remember that you always have to log in to your WorldStart account through the Software Store. If you try to log in on our Home page, it will not work. Yes, there is something there that requires a log in, but it is for something different and it has nothing to do with our online store. So, always just click on that Software Store tab and you’ll be right where you need to be. As long as you remember your username and password, you will be good to go! Next, I just wanted to tell you that you do not have to register on our site to be able to place an order with us. When you’re ordering, just skip past the username and password sections and we will still receive your order. Sounds pretty simple, huh?!

That’s all there is to it. I hope this tip will help a lot of you in understanding our Software Store site just a little bit better. If you’re still having trouble with anything, just let us know or just browse through the site. You’re bound to find the answers to your questions somewhere. Happy WorldStarting!

~ Erin

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