How To Start A Succesful Shopify Store
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 have no idea yet, it has become easier to start and launch an online store that looks 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.
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, make sure that the name you choose for your online business will relate to the products that you are planning to sell but also be able to grow with your shop if you ever plan to expand.
Once you register, Shopify will offer a free trial that lasts for 14 days but after, you will have to pick a plan. The Basic Shopify plan will be most suitable for a lot of clients who are still beginners.
You should be able to view the details in full on Shopify’s pricing page along with different options from which you can choose from.
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. Of course, in choosing the domain name that you will be using, you will 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 may also choose to buy your domain later on. However, until you do, the url of your shop will be [storename].myshopify.com.
3. You Will Need 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 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.
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 A Theme For Your Shop
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. 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. 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 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!