Are you dreaming of starting your very own online business and are ready to finally launch your own e-commerce shop?
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.
If you are officially ready to set up your own Shopify store, read on. We’ll go over the most basic and important steps that every client should take in order to create a Shopify store.
1. Start By Registering For Shopify
First and foremost, you will have to register on the platform of Shopify and type in the name of your business.
You have to make sure that you will be able to pick a name that’s unique, but also short and easy to remember. At the same time, ensure that the name of your business is relevant to the products that you are planning to sell but can also adjust accordingly to your business if you ever 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 plan that will be ideal for beginners would most likely 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.
If you are truly planning on creating a successful Shopify store, then you’d want to use your own domain name as it will be able to help you to appear more professional. But of course, you have to take your time in choosing what domain name you’ll use.
In order to purchase a new domain, you’ll have to get from your Shopify dashboard and to the “Domains” section, and then into “Buy New Domain”.
You may also choose to buy your domain later on. But, until you buy one, the link to your store will end up being: [storename].myshopify.com.
3. You’ll Have To Fine-Tune Your Settings
The next thing you’ll need to do is to go to the “Settings” section of your Shopify store. On this page, you’ll need to edit your titles as well as your meta description in order to ensure that the SEO of your shop is starting off good.
In addition, you have to protect your storefront with a password in order to ensure that nobody will be able to purchase any good from you shop unless 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. Choose Your Store’s Theme
The very next step that you have to take is to pick out a theme for your store. The theme of your shop will become the overall “shell” of your business which will potentially affect the look of your entire site.
5. Editing Your Pages and Policies
6. Adding Your Categories and Products
Finally, the moment has come for you to add in your products and categories. 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.
After Starting Your Own Store, You Have Only Just Begun
In this moment, you should already be aware on how to create a Shopify store and get started. However, there are still a lot of things to do. Now that you officially have started, it’s time to reach towards success!