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?
Before you build your Shopify store, it is suggested that you must have all the following:
- Business Objectives
- Business Name
- 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:
|Product Shipping||If you include the shipping section, then you must include the following:
|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:
- Policy Pages
- Contact Pages
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.”
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.
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.