Download and launch WhatsApp:

The WhatsApp Business app is free to download on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Tap the WhatsApp Business icon on your home screen.

Open the Google Play Store or the Apple App store on your phone, search for “WhatsApp Business,” and then download the free app.

Once WhatsApp Business has wholly downloaded, review the Terms of Services, and then tap “Agree and Continue” to accept the terms.

Register your Business Contact:

Register by selecting the country your business location from the drop-down list, then enter your business contact number in international format. Tap the “done” or “next” button then the OK button to receive the 6-digit registration pin via SMS or phone call. Once the 6-digit code is received, enter it, or your phone will automatically detect it.

Allow access to contacts so they can be added to the WhatsApp Business app from your phone’s contact list.

Create & Complete Business Profile:

Create a business account by filling out your details such as; Business Name, Category and select a profile picture (Hint: It is best to add your business logo as a profile picture for professionalism purposes)

Set up your business profile: To create a business profile on WhatsApp for Android, tap the 3 dots in the top right from your chats screen. On iPhone its the “settings” button. Then tap the business name that you entered earlier, then fill out all the other necessary information, e.g. address, hours and more.

Add Products/Services to your catalog: In the settings screen, select “catalog” and then choose what products to share or showcase.

WhatsApp Business is one of the free tools you can use to run your small business online for free. Check out other tools here

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