Do you want to create an online store and find it hard to do?
Well, it’s easier than you think.
You don’t need to hire a developer and can create an online store of your dreams without any technical knowledge.
With Shopify, the world’s best e commerce SAAS platform, it’s virtually a matter of minutes to start selling online.
With Shopify you can:
- Create an online store of your choice and establish your brand online.
- Sell on Facebook with a fully integrated mobile friendly store. You can add images and product details which customers can easily browse.
- Embed Shopify Buy button on your existing blog or website in just $9 per month.
Shopify makes it easy to open an online store by providing all the tools and help you need. Click here to try it for free!
Starting from $9, Shopify offers Lite, Basic, Pro and unlimited plans with 15 days free trial. You don’t have to worry about designs and coding and create your up and running live store ready to take orders.
All you have to do is to select the monthly subscription plan and then follow the step by step instructions once you go to the dashboard.
It is a platform for all, whether you are a beginner or a leading brand. ‘Shopify plus’ enterprise platform is designed for high volume merchants.
So, what makes Shopify the best choice for online merchants to create an online store?
You have the choice of more than 100 templates to choose from to customize the look of your store. You can choose from free and paid themes or build your own design using HTML and CSS.
POS(Point of Sale)
This is a great feature offered by Shopify. With POS system and free credit card reader you can sell offline in store and on the go. You can opt for this by choosing the retail package.
With an online store, you have to process credit cards, that is why security is the main concern for e-commerce entrepreneurs. Shopify takes care of that by providing rock solid security so you don’t have to worry about hackers and focus on what is important to you – your business.
Site speed is a very important factor for the success of online stores. As customers may go to your competitors if the site speed is low, Shopify assures faster site speed.
There are more than 500 apps to increase the functionality of your store. Apps with powerful features are offered in the following categories:
Marketing, Sales, Social media, Shipping, Inventory, Customer service, Accounting, Tools and Reporting.
A domain name is the URL or address of your store on the web. When you create an online store, you get a free Shopify hosted domain name which is: your-store-name.myshopify.com.
But to establish your brand you must have your custom domain. You can buy it from Shopify or set the domain name purchased from registrars like GoDaddy. The process is quite simple. Just follow the given instructions in Shopify manual.
Accept payments by credit cards
Shopify integrates with over 70 third party payment gateways all over the world. In India services of more than 10 leading gateways like PayUIndia, Citrus Payments, Master Card and PayUmoney are available.
For international selling, choose Paypal which is the best option.
Cash on delivery option
You can add ‘Cash on delivery’ option in your Shopify store if you can find a good shipping partner.
Shopify provides you with a built in mobile friendly online store where customers can securely make purchases.
Run a blog.
Having a blog and creating content regularly is the best way to update your e-commerce website. Shopify offers a built in easy to use blogging platform.
Create your own marketplace
‘Multi Vendor Marketplace’ app allows you to convert your Shopify store into a full-fledged marketplace. You can add sellers and keep track of their sales to charge per-sale commission.
Shopify E commerce University and Shopify blog are great resources with highly informative articles and documentation to help you become a successful seller.
Learn from videos, e-books, knowledge base, discussion forums and Shopify manual.
Here are some leading stores in India running on Shopify: