Shopify teaching: Complete steps for newbies to open a store
Are you looking for teaching and preparing to open a shop? Shopify can be described as the ancestor of the e-commerce store opening platform, This article will provide introductory Shopify teaching, allowing novices to understand the entire shop opening process in 20 minutes, from registration, a listing of goods, payment system, etc. to the official launch.
is a platform that allows users to set up e-commerce/online stores. The selling point is thatAnd even if you don't want to sell physical products, such as e-books, consulting services, admission tickets, and event venue rentals, you can use Shopify to sell them online.
Shopify is a Canadian company and listed in the United States. More than 1 million e-commerce companies around the world have used Shopify to open stores to sell products. In early 2020, it will provide Chinese services in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Maybe the e-commerce you visit every day is through Built by Shopify!
1. Account Application
2. Products on the shelves
3. Choose and personalize the theme
4. Add the required page
5. Shipping settings
6. Set payment method (payment gateway)
7. Connect to your domain (domain)
8. Enable test mode to place an order
9. Launch your Shopify store
Step1: Apply for an account
First, you have to visit the page and click "Start a free trial" to apply for an account. You can have a 14-day free trial. After successfully applying for an account, the operation page can be changed to Chinese, so Chinese users don't have to worry.
"Your store name" is the name you changed for the store. If you are not sure when you apply for an account, don't worry, you can still change it after entering the account, but if there is already a merchant using the name, you cannot use it.
Then you will be asked a little about your store and personal information:
Then you will go to the homepage of the post-management store of store. If you are from another country user then, pull down and click "Change language", and you will be taken to the general setting page, where you can change it according to your language.
*This language setting is the language of your management backend, and will not affect the language your customers see in the store. You can set and change the language displayed in the store in the background.
Many people like to choose the theme template of the store first and have a sense of design, and then put the products on the shelves, but I would recommend putting the products on the shelves first, and then designing the store according to the existing products, it will be more complete.
＊When you want to upload multiple products at once, you can click "Import" on the upper left to import products through CSV files
All information about the product will be edited here:
§ Title & Description
§ Picture and video (Media)
If your products are subject to tax, remember to select this option.
part is to help you calculate the shipping cost of the product, but I personally think that it will confuse customers. It is
When the same product has different options, such as color, size, etc., you need to use this part.
§ name suggests. This is for search engine optimization (SEO) and will be
displayed as a link in the results of search engines (Google, Yahoo).
The following figure is an example, the upper part is the page title Meta Title, and the lower part is the description.
This helps you classify products. For example, you can define a sweater as
"top" + series as "new winter 2020" + label as
"pink". You can define it at will, but it should be in accordance
with common sense. Because the
Although this is not required, when your store has more and more products, Organization will definitely make it easier for you to manage.
Shopify provides free background themes, but the number is very small, probably less than 20, and of course, the functions and flexibility of free themes are worse than paid themes, so if you are serious about business, it is recommended to buy one that suits you For business, the price ranges from USD$140-180.
If you want to try it out first, here is the recommended free version
After you choose, you can click to personalize your store. I believe this will be the most interesting and simple part!
In addition to the homepage and product page, you will need some additional pages such as "About Us" and "Contact Us" to help your customers increase their understanding and trust in your store.
After you in , you can go . When you go to "Customize" again, you can design related pages.
After listing the products and designing the store, you also need to set the shipping, payment, and tax settings before you can go online in your Shopify store.
You can use any of the following conditions as the freight calculation
You need to provide the size and weight of each product in the product setting, and the system will calculate the shipping fee based on the product purchased by the customer.
according to the amount of the You will charge the freight according to the amount of money, that is, for example, free shipping for $300.
As mentioned in Step 2, I personally think that the size and weight of the product will be confusing. It is recommended to use only a unified shipping fee, that is, to calculate the shipping fee based on the order amount.
you can choose:
§ Shopify Payments
§ Third-party payment service providers (Alipay, virtual currency... so many!)
§ Manual payment method (all payment methods that require your approval, eg. bank transfer, fast transfer, PayMe, etc.)
This part is very straightforward and simple. When setting up Shopify Payment, "customer bill details" are the details that customers see on the bill, just fill in your store name.
Before officially launching your store, set the URL of your store, such as www.yourstore.com instead of yourstore.shopify.com
Shopify offers 3 options:
1. Buy a domain in Shopify (the easiest)
If you are confused about the second and third choices, buying a domain on Shopify will be the best choice for you.
Before release, it is recommended that you enable 1-2 orders in the test mode to ensure that all settings are correct and reduce the problems that guests may encounter, but note that only the paid version can place test orders. According to the official website, there are 3 types of tests. Order method:
1. Use the actual payment provider,
and then immediately cancel and refund the order payment.
This does not require any settings, but it must be canceled as soon as possible to avoid any handling fees
. 2. Use Shopify's .
3. Use .
If you use Shopify Payments, use Shopify Payment Test Mode, otherwise, other third-party payment service providers must activate Bogus Gateway. Once these two test modes are enabled, all orders will be considered as tests. You will not receive the payment and will not be charged any handling fees, so you must complete it before your store is officially launched, and turn off the test mode.
Step 9 launch your Shopify store
After completing the above 8 steps, you can click and deselect in the "Password Protection" section
Now anyone can go to your Shopify store to shop,
The cost of opening an online store is now greatly reduced. Although the competition will be fierce, it also means that as long as you are willing to act and have the determination to continue to test and verify the method of increasing orders, it is better than doing nothing. Too many, continue to challenge, and eventually will be successful.
This tutorial mainly hopes that everyone has a basic concept and knows the necessary steps to open a store in Shopify. Since Shopify is designed for e-commerce, the whole feel is easier to manage. If you are interested in joining Shopify, you may wish to apply for a 14-day free account (without filling in credit card information), and follow the above 9 steps to experience Shopify, a flat shop!