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.
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.
Be sure to pick a business’ name that’s short and is easy to remember, but at the same time different and unique. 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 you register, a 14 day trial is offered by the platform but once it expires, you will have to pick a plan for your business. The plan that will be ideal for beginners would most likely be The Basic Shopify plan.
You will be able to see the full details of the various options on Shopify’s pricing page.
2. Purchase Your Domain
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 you also have to remember that in choosing which domain name to use, you’ll have to take your time.
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 Will Need To Fine-Tune Your Settings
The next step is to go into 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 this, you should go into the “Payments” section to be able to connect to either your bank of Paypal account with your shop.
4. Pick Out A Theme For Your Store
The next step is to choose a name for your very own shop. The theme for your business will become the “shell” of your shop, which will then potentially affect the look of the entire page.
5. Edit Policies and Pages
Finally, the moment has come for you to add in your products and categories. Go into the “products” section and then click in “Add Product” for you 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
By now, you should be fully aware on how you will be able to start your very own Shopify Store. But, there are still a number of things that you have to accomplish. Now that you’ve started, it’s time to get customers and start building up success!