Shopify’s setup process may be user-friendly, but it can still be overwhelming. If you’ve found yourself floundering – don’t worry – we’ve broken down the process below. If you still find this challenging to follow and could do with our personal touch, feel free to get in touch. We’re trusted as official Shopify partners and our experienced team is just a click away.
Setting up the backend of an e-commerce store takes a lot of time and dedication. This can be challenging when your focus is on the actual running of the business itself. If you need a helping hand, provide us with a brief and we’ll provide you with a fully functioning e-commerce site. Whether you need a set-up, theme or additional help – we can do all the leg work!
Depending on your needs, we’ll establish you on a basic site or utilise as many features as Shopify has to offer. Better yet, we can use our technical wizardry to code some additional features too. Either way, representing and promoting your brand has never been easier. With 300+ clients selling a plethora of products, we can help your store floor the competition.
Interested? Then you should know there are 7 key stages to getting your Shopify setup and on its way to being shipshape.
Sign up with Shopify
This one’s nice and simple. Follow the signup form and when you’re ready, click on the “Create your store now” button. Enter your business email, create a password, and christen your store. From here, Shopify will request a little more information. It’ll need your name, address, country, and contact number, as well as what sort of product your store will sell.
SET UP YOUR ONLINE SHOP
Once you’re signed up, it’s time to set yourself up. This involves following these three stages.
Choosing a Shopify Storefront Theme
Add your products
Set up payments
Choose a Theme
Themes establish the appearance of your brand. Although some are free, premium themes offer extra features. However, these are under lock and key behind a paywall. No matter what theme you choose, our developers can open the backdoors and tinker with the HTLM and CSS. To hear more on that, click here.
Add your products
Brand aside, it’s time to glide. The key to making your website soar is by opening the door to customers with quality goods for sale. We advise that when you add products, you add as much detailed description as possible too. This is where SEO can prove vital to the survival of your business.
Set up payments
Your “payment gateway” is not too dissimilar to modes of transport. If visitors to your site reach this point, they’ll want to get to the same destination (purchase of your goods). However, they may not want to take the same transport to get there. Some may use PayPal, whilst others prefer alternative forms of payment. Our experienced developers can mold your store in a way that actually saves you money. For instance, by using Shopify’s built-in payment system, you could save up to 2% per transaction. Which could become a considerable saving over the lifetime of your store.
Before you go live, make sure a variety of backdoor tools are up to date on your site. The most important for you would be to check that you’re charging taxes across all your products. If you don’t, you’ll not only lose a significant figure of money but you’d end up breaking the law too! Also, make sure your shipping rates are accurate but lenient. Weigh each product you plan on selling and display this data next to the product in question. This way, there can be no dispute from customers when it comes down to shipping costs. That said, your website will compete against the Amazonian giants of the industry – so be reasonable!
So, you’ve created a fully functioning e-commerce site . . . You’ve got hundreds of products available to buy? And you’ve even established coherent branding through your theme? Congratulations! The only trouble is, customers don’t know where to find you – yet. As with any website, Shopify relies on search engines like Google to find them in order to make sales. To do this, your pages need to be optimised to target specific keywords in customer’s searches. To your average Joe, this would be like watching lightning strike the same place. However, to our SEO specialists, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel.
Shopify Developers who can help
Our Shopify developers are full time based in our UK office and are ready to help you. If you need your online store completing or designing from scratch ready for Shopify then we can help.
Quick and effective development process
We can help you quickly and effectively. Our developers know their way around Shopify and can easy make the changes you need to get your project completed.
Integrate Shopify with other services
Some clients need other services integrated with Shopify. This is something we can work on helping your Shopify site connect to your accounting or marketing software packages.
Payment via Shopify, Stripe or Paypal
Take payments using a variety of payment processors. Our developers can get them connected to your account and working seamlessly.
Let us modify your current project or start from fresh
If you have a project underway or want to consult us on the design then we can help at any stage. We can design the site and build it for you, or work from your designers concepts.
Full design process available
As well as developers we have designers on hand to work their magic on your Shopify site. Getting the site looking just right before build is crucial to the end result of the project.
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