Shopify

Today’s article will give you in-depth information about ‘How to Set up a Shopify Store?’ After reading this blog, it is guaranteed that you will know how to set up a Shopify store?

Plan Well 

Before you build your Shopify store, it is suggested that you must have all the following:

  • Business Objectives
  • Business Name
  • Logo
  • Products
  • Product Photos
  • Unique Content for Store’s Pages

Start your TRIAL 

Be smart and grab the potential opportunity to learn. Try the product for 14 days. Shopify allows its users to try the product for free for 14 days. This is plenty of time to build your score and put it on running.

You know what – You needn’t fill in any credit card details. But yes, you will be asked some of the questions.

One prerequisite for starting your Shopify store is to have a store name. Why? Because it is going to be your default URL.

No sooner than you answer all the questions of Shopify, you’ll find yourself stepping into the brand new Shopify account.

I suggest that you have a store name because no matter whether you are using the free or the paid version, the Shopify URL, which you’ll select, will remain with you forever.

Hurray! Product Addition Time!

Once you are signed up with your Shopify free trial, you can pick the theme you want to incorporate. Theme picking is always fun, and trust me, you will enjoy it a lot.

But, But, But!

I would suggest that you must add your products first!

It is because the product’s addition impacts the theme you’ve selected. If you want your users to have the best experience, you should always add your products before selecting a theme.

To add products, follow these steps:

You can begin your process here. First of all:

  • Pick your theme
  • Configure the Payment
  • Choose the preferred Shipping options

Add Products to the Shopify Store 

Once you get into the Shopify account, you’ll feel tempted to pick themes & play around with the new store’s design. But yes, it’s better to add your products. The next thing you need to do is add the products to your site once you’ve chosen the theme.

The product’s addition heavily impacts the theme you’ve picked.

Now you might have a question: ‘How to add the Products?’

Follow these simple steps:

Products > All Products > Add Products 

After that, add the critical information regarding the following:

 

Product Title Name of the Product
Product Description Summary of the Products
Product Media Add any one of these – Photos, GIFs, Videos & 3D Models
Pricing Add the selling price of the product
Inventory  Here we refer to the following:

  • Stock Keeping Units
  • Bar Codes
  • Quantity Information
Product Shipping  If you include the shipping section, then you must include the following:

  • Weight
  • Custom Information
Product Variants  If your product has various options available, like size or colors, you must add each one of them.
Search Engine Listing Preview It shows how your product, title, and description will appear in Search Engines.
Product Organization  This section allows you to add more information about your products. It makes it even easier to set up collections & discounts.
Product Status  Once you’re satisfied with the information you have added to your product, now is the time to activate your product.

 

Create Product Collections For Your Store 

After you have added all the products to your Shopify store, it is high time for them to be organized into collections.

Why Create Product Collections? 

  • To display a specific set of products on your homepage
  • To create a link for particular products
  • To offer discounts on particular sets of products

Create The Stores’ Pages 

Though you can create the store pages after selecting the template, I suggest you do the template picking work once you are done with the store pages because it will help you generate a better idea about what template suits your website the best based on the content placed on it.

Here you have to create the following kinds of store pages:

About Us

  • FAQs
  • Policy Pages
  • Contact Pages
  • Blog

Create Navigation Menus 

Once everything is in its place, like products and the pages, the next thing you have to focus on is to create the navigation menus. If you want to add navigation to your Shopify store, you must follow the following steps: Online Store > Navigation.

Choose The Theme 

Suppose you have chosen the theme before adding products and store pages. But if you are carrying that work out now, it’s Perfect. According to the Shopify Developers of Kinex Media, “Those who select the themes for their Shopify stores, at last, are more likely to get satisfied with the website’s layout.”

Homepage Creation 

Your work to create a homepage is not over yet. A homepage needs to be created. For this, you have to select a theme from the online store. Don’t think that it is a difficult task. Drag and Drop editor makes the work easier for you.

Set the Shipping Rates 

If you want to make your sales in the nationwide area, you must activate the shipping features. Set the shipping rates. Shopify allows you to set up the following aspects of shipping rates:

  • Flat Shipping Rates
  • Calculated Shipping Rates
  • Free Shipping Rates

Set up Tax Rates

Every Business charges some amount of the Sales Tax and VAT on their products. The rules may vary depending upon the country, so I suggest you take some tax professionals’ help before you levy taxes.

Make it Yours 

Everything Done? Now is the need to stamp the Shopify store with your Brand’s Logo. Choose the colors and typefaces that reflect your brand positively.

Select a Payment Gateway 

To accept or receive the payment for your products, you have to choose a payment gateway. It should be software that makes credit card purchases in your store.

Final Comments!

Having completed all the steps mentioned above, the next thing you need to do is to connect your domain, prepare your site for launch, and further develop Shopify if need be.

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