Start Your e-Commerce Website on Shopify in 8 Steps
Have you been thinking about starting an e-commerce store? If so, creating a website is the first step! Whether you’re selling digital files, dropshipping, or more, Shopify is the right place to start.
The good news is that you don’t have to be tech-savvy to create an e-commerce website. All you need is a Shopify account and this guide to help you get started. So, let’s get into it!
1. Create a Shopify account
If you don’t have a Shopify account already, you need to create one. Take advantage of the free trial and follow the steps.
The process is very simple, you just have to answer questions by checking the boxes that apply to your e-commerce business.
2. Provide basic information
Once you finish creating your account, you’ll be led to Shopify’s store builder. In there, you’ll see a menu on the left.
Click “Settings” so you can provide the basic information of your store. Including name, currency, and time zone.
3. Pick a theme for your e-commerce store
The next step is to choose a theme for your e-commerce store. Shopify provides a default theme you can customize. Otherwise, you can browse the Online Store to check out the free themes. There are also paid themes you can purchase.
4. Make the theme your own
When you choose a theme, you can customize it to make sure it matches your brand image. You can change the colors, edit the layout, set a logo for your website, and more. Take your time customizing the website because first impressions matter.
5. Start adding pages
Once you’re happy with the look of your e-commerce website, you can start adding pages. Make sure that the website has all the essential pages, including an About Us page, a Contact page, a Blog page, and more.
6. Add your products
Now that you’re done with the design of the website, you can start adding products. Just click the “Products” button in the menu and provide the information. This is where you add photos and/or videos, titles, descriptions, and prices. I recommend you organize your products by collections or categories. It makes browsing easier for customers.
7. Add payment methods
Of course, you need to add payment methods to your e-commerce store. Go to “Payments” in the Settings menu to activate them. You can use Shopify Payments, PayPal, and other methods.
8. Make the finishing touches
Lastly, give your e-commerce store a final look and make sure that everything is correct. Pay attention to detail and make any necessary edits. Once you’re confident everything is good to go, you can choose a plan and launch your website.
9. Start Your e-Commerce Store
One of the most important things to remember is that your business and your e-commerce website should grow at the same time. So, make sure to keep it updated, practice regular maintenance, and keep an eye out for new features you can use on Shopify.
Try Shopify today and bring your e-commerce business to life!