Data Shops - Getting Started Checklist

A step-by-step guide to setting up your Data Shop

Data Shops Checklist 

  1. Create Products 

The first thing you’ll need to do is ingest your data into Narrative and organize it into individual products.


Be prepared to:

  • Provide a small sample file (10-100 rows of data) in CSV or JSON format
  • Have your 12-digit AWS account ID
  • Set up a managed S3 bucket 
  • Identify your first 10 products
  • Provide links for product images and logos

Step-by-step checklist:

2. Build Your Shop

Once you have created a few products, you’ll want to create a custom branded ecommerce storefront.

Be prepared to:

  • Choose a URL and register a domain that will host your Data Shop
  • Provide color hex-codes, meta descriptions and tags, and links for your shop images and logo 

Step-by-step checklist:

  • Register a unique domain name (see Data Shop examples below)
  • Point your domain to your Data Shop here
  • Set a Google Analytics tag for your shop
  • Set your Google Tag Manager tracking tag to the same phrase or term that you set for your Google Analytics tag
  • Title your Data Shop 
  • Enter a meta description for your Data Shop
  • Enter meta tags that describe your website to search engines
  • Enter Featured Search Terms (these will appear as buttons below the search bar on the Home page)

3. Drive Business 

Use best SEO and marketing practices to drive business to your Data Shop.

Step-by-step checklist:

  • Include internal links in your product descriptions 
  • Include SEO keywords in your product descriptions
  • Attach as many relevant SEO tags as possible to your products
  • List your data in Narrative’s Data Streams Marketplace
  • Put a link to your Data Shop on your website, in your email signature, newsletters, etc.