How to Start a Shopify Store
Shopify is a multinational eCommerce company. This is a digital era and businesses are evolving so rapidly. Shopify is web software that allows you to start your online business. This is very easy to use and you can easily set up an eye-catching eCommerce store with very little effort. In this article, I will tell you the basic steps to start a Shopify store. This is a beginner guide. So let’s start;
Step # 1: Registration
For starting just go to the Shopify official website and sign up with your email address for a free trial of 14 days. You have to fill an online form where you enter the basic information of the store like a unique name and the store’s owner name. After completing the form you will be able to develop your online store. The 14 days trial is just to develop your store in an appropriate way. After that, you have to pay $29 to Shopify per month for your store.
Step # 2: Personalization of Shopify Store
In this step, you personalize your Shopify store like you change the theme and look of your store and optimize it according to your mindset and you set up the products. Please keep in mind to do this task within a 14 days trial. You can also do it after a 14 days free trial but by completing personalization within 14 days you will be able to save your money.
Shopify provides several free themes but there are paid themes also. It’s up to you what is your choice.
The theme decides what will be the look of your store. So choose it wisely.
Step # 3: Upload your Products
After personalization now you can upload products on your Shopify store. In the case of the dropshipping Shopify store, you can import products from aliexpress.com.
You can also upload custom products to your Shopify store. Shopify allows you to add the price, pictures and description of your product. In this step, you can add every kind of information about the product like name, variants, prices and aspects etc.
Step # 4: Arrangement of Products
In this step, you properly arrange the products. Shopify allows you to arrange the products and this arrangement could be collection wise or other specification based. Like you can arrange male products in a certain collection, female products in another collection and other kinds of products based on their collections. You can manage them according to their certain specifications.
Step # 5: Payment Methods
In this step, you select the payment method according to your choice. You can add a payment method by clicking on the “setting” button.
Shopify provides you with several payment methods on your Shopify store. You add the methods according to your choice like which method is easy for you to use in your country. Like;
- Google Pay
- Amazon Pay
These are not the total number of methods, there are several methods for payment in Shopify. First of all, you should give priority to the PayPal method because it is easy to use and many people love to use it for online transactions. If you live in a country where PayPal is not available first of all you should arrange it otherwise you can use MasterCard. MasterCard is a bank card that accepts payments worldwide.
At the end it is your choice which option is easy and safe for you.
Step # 6: Tax ID Information
After launching your shopify store, when your business starts to grow shopify asks you for a certain tax ID information. You get the tax ID from your country’s tax department. By using this tax ID you can directly pay tax to your country. By paying tax you become more secure in front of your government. Moreover, you can also get relief from your government. So please register your business in the tax department and run your business in a legal way.
Step # 7: Go Online With Your Business
When you have fulfilled all requirements then this is the time to go online with your business. Yes! After completing all customization and managing the products list now you are ready to publish your online store with shopify. This is the time to say to yourself that you are welcome in the world of ecommerce businesses. It is not necessary to make all customizations before going online. You can also make changes after publishing the store if you think that there is a need for some changes. But it is a good approach to set all the feel and look of your store before publishing.
Step # 8: Test Order
Before integrating all payment methods in real time please make a test order and check all functionalities are working accordingly as you have integrated. If yes then activate all real time payment methods and get orders and earn money.
Step # 9: Marketing of Your Store
When you have done all with settings, testing and publishing of your store now this is time to market your store. Do marketing of your store via social media ads, create the pages of your business and market your products on those platforms. This will help you out in attracting more customers towards your shopify store. It is a very important factor in the journey of success in online business so please never forget it.
Step # 10: Enjoy Selling
After the completion of all steps that we have discussed above you are ready to get customers and enjoy your sales. Please stay honest and devoted in the journey of online business and make money in the proper way and make proud of yourself on your success in the journey of online business.