Have you dreamt of launching your own business online and are all ready to get your own e-commerce store up on the internet?
In case you had no idea, it’s easier than ever to set up and start your own online shop that looks very professional. A very popular platform called Shopify makes it very easy for business owners to create their own online business 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 and foremost, you will have to register on the platform of Shopify and type in the name of your business.
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 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.
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. But you also have to remember that in choosing which domain name to use, you’ll have to take your time.
To be able to buy a new domain, you’ll have to navigate from the dashboard of your Shopify and into the “Domains” section where you will find “Buy New Domains”.
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.
Also, you should protect your storefront with a password which ensures that no one will be able to buy a product from your store until it’s ready.
After, you should go to the “Payments” section in order to connect to either your Paypal account or bank 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 of your shop will become the overall “shell” of your business which will potentially affect the look of your entire site.
5. Edit Policies and Pages
6. Add Your Categories and Goods
It is then finally the time to add your categories and products. Go into the “products” section and click in “Add Product” 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
By this time, you should already be aware on how to create your own Shopify store. However, there are still a lot of things to do. Now that you’ve started, it’s time to get customers and start building up success!