How To Create An Online Store – A Shopify Review.
Company Name: Shopify
Founded: In 2004
Headquarters: Ottawa, Canada
Overview: Do you want to sell products online? With Shopify, you can set up your own online store. If you don’t have products to sell, you can ask them about Drop-shipping.
Drop-shipping prevents you from having to stock merchandise. You can order your merchandise, as needed, from the drop-shipper and then have the merchandise shipped directly to your customer or to you.
Shopify has everything you need to get started.
The Good and the Bad –
PRO #1: You can try their program free for 14 days without a credit card.
PRO #2: Setting up your website is quick and easy.
PRO #3: There are experts available that can launch, design and market your site for you.
CON #1: The idea of creating a web store may seem a little scary at first.
CON #2: Like any business, it takes time to generate steady earnings.
On the Shopify website there are various resources available to you for learning (blogs, webinars, forums, a Help Center a Shopify Community, etc.) In addition, you can also click on their “Help Topics” button that appears at the top of their screen.
As mentioned above, there are experts available that can launch, design and market your website for you. If you desire this type of assistance, you will be able to submit a request from their website.
There are various ways to sell and various pay plans. If you want to sell through
Facebook, Pinterest or through a Shopify Buy Button, you have that choice. You will want to take a look at the options they provide. If you want to sell in a store or sell from any other public place, you can ask about POS.
In my opinion, Shopify is a great website with a lot of information and resources for creating an online store. From what I have read, a website can be created very quickly and you don’t have to stock inventory.
Also, knowing they can assist with finding a professional to set up and promote your website for you is comforting. If you are thinking of starting an e-commerce business, Shopify is worth considering.