Tips on Starting Your Own Shopify Store
Have you dreamt of launching your own business online and are all ready to get your own e-commerce store up on the internet?
Just in case you didn’t know yet, it is now simpler and easier to launch and set up your very own professional looking online store. A well known website called Shopify has made it easier for business owners to create site for their businesses online in just a few minutes.
Read on if you are ready to start your own Shopify store. Listed below are some of the most basic and important steps that a client needs to take in order to start his/her own Shopify store.
1. Start By Registering For Shopify
First of all, you’ll need to register on Shopify’s platform and pick a name for your shop.
Make sure that you pick a short and easy to remember name, but at the same time something that will set you apart from other businesses. At the same time, make sure that the name will relate to the goods that you will be selling but at the same time can also adjust with your business if you ever plan to expand.
After registering, a 14 day trial will be offered by Shopify but after that, you will need to pick a plan for your shop. The most suitable plan for beginners would be the Basic Shopify plan.
You should be able to see the details in full on the platform’s pricing page which will also contain different options to choose from.
2. Purchasing Your Domain
If you really want to set up a successful Shopify store, you will have to use your very own domain name in order for you to look more professional. Of course, in choosing the domain name that you will be using, you will have to take your time.
To be able to purchase a new domain, you’ll need to navigate from the dashboard of your Shopify account and into the “Domains” section where you will also find “Buy New Domain”.
You also have the option to purchase your domain in the future. But, until then, the link to your store will appear as [storename].myshopify.com.
3. You Have To Then Fine-Tune Your Settings
The next step is to go into the “Settings” section of your Shopify store. On this page, you will be able to edit your titles as well as your meta description in order to make sure that your shop’s SEO is started off on the right track.
Furthermore, you have to password protect your storefront in order to make sure that nobody will have the power to buy a product from your shop until it’s ready.
After, you will have to go into the “Payments” section in order to connect to either a bank or Paypal account with your store.
4. Pick Out A Theme For Your Store
The next step is to choose the theme of your store. The theme for your shop will become the overall “casing” of your business and will potentially influence the look of your entire site.
5. Editing Your Pages and Policies
Finally, the moment of adding your categories and goods has come. Navigate to the “products” tab and click on “Add Product” in order to start.
From this page, you will then fill in the details about the products that you are selling.
Once You Start a Shopify Store, It is Only the Beginning
In this moment, you should already be aware on how to create a Shopify store and get started. But, there are still a number of things that you have to accomplish. Now that you officially have started, it’s time to reach towards success!