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Tips on Starting Your Own Shopify Store

Are you ready to launch your very own e-commerce shop up on the internet after dreaming of starting a business online?

In case you had no idea, it’s easier than ever to set up and start your own online shop that looks very professional. Shopify is a well known platform that is making it very easy for their clients to set up their stores online in just a few clicks.

If you are now ready to launch your very own Shopify store, continue on reading. 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

You will first have to register on the platform of Shopify and type in the name of your store.
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 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 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. 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. 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. In this page, you should be able to edit your titles and meta description in order to ensure that the SEO of your store is off to a good start.
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. 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 The Policies and Pages
Before adding your products, you will need to make some store contents which are very important. You’ll need to make a “Shipping and “Contact Us” page for your site. Also, you need to take your time in choosing to edit the terms and conditions like the standard privacy policy and the return policy.

6. Add Your Categories and Goods

Finally, the moment of adding your categories and goods has come. Go into the “products” section and then click in “Add Product” for you to start.

From here, you will have to fill in some details about the products that you will be 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. But, there are still a number of things that you have to accomplish. Now that you officially have started, it’s time to reach towards success!