Explaining Shopify for Dummies

Explaining Shopify for Dummies: Shopify is a complete shopping cart solution or ecommerce platform that lets you start, grow and manage an online retail business. You can manage products, take payments and arrange shipping.

You can customize the look and feel of your online store by choosing and customizing modern themes that fit your niche. Their online store builder helps you make your store look just right. You can use you own domain name to make your Shopify store unique.

If you don’t have products of your own to sell, you can work with manufacturers or wholesalers who ship products direct to your customers. This means that you don’t have to buy products up front and stock them, hoping to sell them later. And, you won’t have all the overheads of a brick-and-mortar store.

Shopify also lets you use various payment processors (payment gateways) so you can accept online credit card payments. You can easily sell products and have them shipped anywhere.

Thinking about getting started in Shopify? Check out the following video to learn what is shopify. It’s truly Shopify for dummies. And, start your free Shopify trial.

Explaining Shopify for Dummies

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Hey, So in this video I wanted to make a “Shopify for Dummies: beginners introduction to Shopify. So this is going to be a video for people who are new. To try to make money online you want to know what Shopify is, how to get it all set up, and then how to hopefully go on and make their first sale.

So thanks for watching start starting up on this channel. I’m trying to learn how to make money online making myself. A human test subject, taking the promises that these gurus on YouTube and online promise you work and finding out if they actually do for myself. And passing on information back onto you. So if you’re trying to learn how to make money online and that sounds interesting to you, make sure to subscribe to the channel. And comment on this video if you’ve got any questions along the way.

So before I start explaining what Shopify is and how to go about getting Shopify, and stepping it up. For those people that already know about Shopify and what it is, and they want to get more advanced information, Shopify has recently reached out to me and given me a twenty one part training course video series on how to get your first sale using Shopify. So if you already know Shopify and you’re thinking about getting it set up or you’ve set up already, and you want an official training on how to get your first sale, if you head to my website start starting up com and click on the Shopify tab. There’s a 21 part video training series by Shopify teaching you how to get your first sale.

So, I’ll put a link in the description box below and in the cards above so you can click on that if you already know Shopify.

But, if you’re completely new to trying to make money online and you don’t know what Shopify is, or you’ve heard of it and you want to find out exactly how you can use it to make money, that’s what this video is going to be touching.

I’m going to give you a very top level overview of what Shopify is how you can use it to make money. And how you can get it set up.

Explaining Shopify for Dummies: So what is Shopify?

Well, if you take a look at the official description on the Shopify website you can see here, Shopify says that “Shopify is a complete ecommerce solution that allows you to set up an online store to sell your goods. It lets you organize your products, customize your storefront, accept credit card payments, track and respond to orders, all with a few clicks of the mouse.”

So what does that mean so basically? Shopify is a online platform. So it’s a website you can use to make your own shop online. So if you have an idea of some products that you want to sell and make a profit from, Shopify is a platform that you can log into online, create your designs, add your products, and set up your own online store.

Explaining Shopify for Dummies: So why does Shopify exist?

And how can it be beneficial for you? Well as it stands in 2017, 8% of all transactions are done online. And by 2019 2019 that’s set to rise to 16 percent of all transactions online. So the theory is you know the idea is that if you use Shopify, set up your own store, and you can get a bit of that audience, you can basically take advantage of that growing industry of growing area of online commerce. And you can take a piece of that pie.

So if you can get some of those new people, they’re going to be buying products online, to buy from you and you’re making profits from every sale, and you can use Shopify your online store to make money online. Now since I started documenting this journey through this channel trying to make money online, I’ve been using Shopify a lot over the last 12 and 13 months.

You’ll Love Shopify

I know it inside out. And I absolutely love it. And that’s why I wanted to give this information back to you, and give you a quick run-through of how to get it set up. Because it’s a tool that I use more than anything else. So I’m going to give you a really quick run-through of how to go about getting Shopify and setting your store up so you can start selling products and making a profit.

And if at any point through this video you want to go ahead and find out some more and get started yourself, you can use the link below in my description to get two week free trial for Shopify. So that’s a completely financial commitment-free, free trial. You don’t have to put any credit card information at all and you can use those two weeks to get your store set up put some products on it and see if you can start making sales without paying any monthly subscription fee.

Explaining Shopify for Dummies: Sign Up for Shopify

So what are the steps to getting your first Shopify store up and running on the Internet? Well, the first thing you need to do is sign up to Shopify. So if you use the link in my description box below this video that will take you through to the Shopify website.

And on that website you can put your address along with other personal information and that will get your account set up and allow you to start building the store. And like I said before, if you use the link below you’ll get two week free trial period to do that in.

Explaining Shopify for Dummies: Build Your Store

Then once you’ve got your account all set up, the next thing to do is to start building your store. And there’s a few steps here. So first and foremost you need to create your theme. So this is a thing you’d install to your store to determine how your store looks and feels.

So on the Shopify store theme area which will get access to, what you’ve got your account up and running there’s hundreds of themes that you can quickly download and install to your store. And this basically means you’ve got hundreds of different designs and looks that your store can have.

So first and foremost get your account set up, decide on the look and feel of your store that you want moving forwards. And then install a theme from the theme area to add this look to your store.

Explaining Shopify for Dummies: Add Products

And the next thing you need to do is start adding products to your store. So whether you make your own products at home or you want to start importing products from a website such as Aliexpress.

Oberlo is a great plug-in that you can use to quickly add products from Aliexpress to your Shopify store automatically, I’ll put a link below. But regardless of how you’re going to source your products, you can start adding your products to the store, fitting information like the title the price of that product just to fill your inventory up on your Shopify store,

Explaining Shopify for Dummies: Choose a Payment Gateway

Next, you’re going to want to install a payment gateway to Shopify store. So, a payment gateway is a piece of technology that gets installed onto your website, onto your online store, that allows your store to receive payments from customers around the world. So it allows your store to accept credit cards, debit cards, PayPal payments, any method of payment that you want your customer to use to pay you. Use your payment gateway to add that technology into your store. And Shopify comes with a ton of payment gateways ready to install out the box with a particular product. So it’s made really simple and easy for you to do.

Explaining Shopify for Dummies: Set Your Shipping Price

So once you have your store your theme installed your products added and your payment gateway installed, then you need to decide on your shipping price. So this is the amount of money you’re going to charge your customers to have your product shipped to them. So you can just do a simple one shipping rate for anyone across the world, or in a certain country, or you can set different shipping rates for different countries, or you can break it down even further and set different shipping weights depending on the cost of the customers order.

But, regardless of how you go about it, shipping rate can be important things. We need to decide on that and that’s something you’re going to want to set up as soon as you have this product added and the payment gateway of stores to your store.

And finally, at the end of your two week free trial which you can get by using the link in my description below, you’re going to want to put your website online for people to find. And to do this you’re going to need a domain name. Now, Shopify will give you a domain name out of the box. But if you want to something a bit more unique, you can go away and purchase your own domain name, or even do it through Shopify, and use that as your store.

Explaining Shopify for Dummies: Your Shopify Store is All Ready

And that’s it really. You know there’s going to be a lot of things to do to fine-tune. And you probably will want to change things later on down the line. There’s your taste change or you realize you need to expose more information, or you’ve got information that doesn’t really need to be there. And you’re going to want to take away but the essentials really are to sign up for your account, choose a theme for your store – you installed your look and feel to the store. Add your products add a payment gateway. Decide on your shipping rates. And add your own domain name to your store.

Explaining Shopify for Dummies: More Shopify Help

And once you’ve got that, you’re up and running. And what I’ve doing for you as well is I’ll link you through to a Shopify article that runs you through how to do all of those things. You know, adding a theme, adding your products, has the same shipping rate. There’s a single Shopify document that runs you through how to do all of those things.

So that link will also be in the description box below, along with the link to get your Shopify store up and running in the first place. Along with a free trial.

Make Your First Sale

So I thought was useful for any beginners. Shopify, who didn’t know what it was or how to go about setting it up. Like I said once, you’ve got your Shopify store up and running, and you want training on how to make your first sale, head over to my website and start starting up com and click on the Shopify option in the menu. And there is a 21 part official Shopify video trining on how to make your first sale.

So you can watch that trading on my website and hopefully go ahead and they sort first sale. But if you’ve got any questions all about Shopify, what it is, how to get it set up, or any more in-depth technical questions, like I said, I’ve been using it for twelve or thirteen months. I know a lot about the platform. I’ll be happy to answer it for you. Make sure to pop those questions in the comments box below. And if you are interested in this channel and you want to watch me Shopify in the future to try and make money, make sure to subscribe to this channel and to watch my future videos.

So thanks for watching guys. Subscribe, watch my video on Sunday that’s coming out where I’m giving you an update on how my latest money-making project is going. And basically, make sure to keep an eye out for all my future videos.

Once again, thanks for watching. See you soon. Bye

More Shopify Resources

►Get a 2-week Shopify free trial HERE: https://goo.gl/HKv5Un

To create your online store with Shopify, you need to complete the following steps:

• Sign-up
• Add a theme to your store
• Add products to your store
• Add a payment processor
• Set your shipping rates
• Add your domain name to your store

►To watch the 21-part video training on how to get your first Shopify sale, go to my website at: https://goo.gl/J3ZPR9
►Shopify step-by-step article on how to setup your store: https://goo.gl/DT34te
►Use Oberlo to easily add products to your Shopify store from AliExpress: https://goo.gl/ydd3WB

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Best Dropshipping Products to Sell in 2019

What are the best dropshipping products to sell in 2019? If you want an effective business model to make money online, a dropshipping business has to be near the top.

Why Dropshipping is a Great Business Model

Dropshipping is a way of retailing products to consumers which you get for wholesale prices. The best part is you don’t have to stock or ship the merchandise yourself. Instead, you buy from a third party and have them ship the product to your customer.

This business model has huge benefits.

  • Your money is not tied up in merchandise that may not sell
  • You don’t have to store and ship merchandise to your customers
  • You don’t have a physical store and all it’s overhead expenses
  • It’s easy to get started
  • You can live anywhere
  • All you need to do is to process orders

Of course, there are some challenged to the dropshipping business model. Here are a few:

  • There is a high level of competition
  • Profits on general merchandise can be low
  • You need to find and work with reliable suppliers
  • You need to advertise items for sale

So, to have the best opportunity for success, you need to find products that are in demand and market those products to people who want them. This is where the following video will help. You’ll learn some of the best dropshipping products to sell in 2019 as well as how to find great products yourself.

So, let’s get started.

Best Dropshipping Products to Sell in 2019

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In this video, I’m going to recommend 10 dropshipping products that we predict will be hot sellers in 2019. Now, there are hundreds of thousands of products you could dropship. So today, I’ll share product recommendations as well as some key product research and marketing tips.

By the end, you’ll not only know what products are trending now. You’ll also know how to find, and sell, your own high-potential products. Ready to get started? Watch on.

Hey everyone it’s Andrew from Oberlo.

Today I’m talking about unique dropshipping products. Before I do, let’s make sure we’re on the same page about dropshipping.

Dropshipping is one of the easiest ways to start an online business. But being a successful dropshipping requires constant learning. Make sure you hit subscribe so you never miss our weekly tutorials, dropshipper interviews, and product recommendations.

Speaking of product recommendations, let’s get started with our list. We’re talking about sharks, mermaids, and mucus today, so there’s a lot to cover.

The first product on our list:

1. Crystal water bottle

The crystal water bottle. Right, what is a crystal water bottle? Good question. A crystal water bottle is just like a regular water bottle, except the bottle has room for more than just h20.

Take a look at this to see what I mean. Customers can choose from one of several crystal bases to attach to their water bottle. If you don’t believe in the healing power of crystals, it’s hard to understand this product’s appeal. But if you believe in data, this product’s appeal is crystal clear: I say this because of the line in this Google Trends search.

Go to Google Trends and enter the term crystal water bottle. Limit your results to the U.S., and cap the results to the past five years. Google shows you the search interest in the term crystal water bottle over the last five years. As you can see, interest in this product skyrocketed in the last year. Some people see that graph and think sales potential. Others see that graph and think market saturation.

With trending products, one of the keys to beating the competition is to find a specific variation of the product search term that’s trending in a specific geographical market. If you try advertising crystal water bottles to all Americans, then yes, you’ll run up against some big competition.

But take a look at this. If you scroll down on this Google Trends page, you’ll see the states with the most search interest in crystal water bottles. Scroll further and you see related topics and queries. Successful dropshippers will start digging into this data. They’ll see information like this and ask whether people in Arizona search for healing crystals or wellness crystals, or whether
there’s greater interest in crystal water bottles in Ireland versus the U.S.

By researching these and other questions, dropshippers find the specific marketing angle that gets them sales. I have another Google Trends tip for you later in the list.

But next up is product number two: the microwave steam cleaner.

2. Microwave steam cleaner

This product works in three easy steps: Customers simply add vinegar and water into the figurine, pop it in the microwave for seven to eight minutes, and then watch the stains on the inside of the microwave vanish into steamy thin air. This product got over 3,000 orders in December 2018 alone.

Let’s talk about this data point. In Oberlo’s product statistics, Orders is the number of times a product has been ordered through an Oberlo-powered store and through AliExpress in the past 30 days. This statistic is pretty straightforward: there’s no better sign that a product will sell than evidence that it’s sold before.

With a little marketing know-how, you should be able to sell these products too. But because we combine Oberlo and AliExpress orders, if you see a product with lots of orders, you still have to test it in your store. That’s because you need to determine if the product is suitable to dropshipping or just selling well on AliExpress.

Once you find a winning product, however, others can’t copy your success without doing the same research on their own. That’s why we combine order statistics from Oberlo-powered stores and AliExpress: so that you can find great products without revealing your entire sales dashboard to other Oberlo merchants.

Got it? Good.

Let’s move on to product number three, the flexible mobile phone holder.

3. Flexible phone holder

The flexible phone holder eliminates the need to hold onto a phone while watching videos. A clamp supports smartphones positioned vertically or horizontally, and customers can adjust the flexible arms to create a self-supporting stand. This flexible phone holder got over 2,000 orders in the last month.

Why? It meets the three criteria of a perfect impulse buy product. It’s hard to guess the price. It’s hard to find in stores. And it’s practical.
Impulse Buy Products

  • Hard to guess the price
  • Hard to find in stores
  • Practical

For more on impulse buy products, bookmark this video. In it, six-figure dropshipper Scott Hilse explains how he finds impulse buy products that fly off virtual shelves.

Alright, let’s move on to fourth product on our list: the dog jacket.

4. Dog jacket

The market for pet care products is huge. Nearly 70 percent of all U.S. households own a pet. Thirty-five percent of pet owners are millennials. Over half of those millennial pet owners buy gifts for their pets once a month. And 60 percent of millennials buy things like sweaters, jackets, and dresses for their furry friends.

With this market research in mind, it’s no wonder that dog jackets are top sellers. This particular dog vest got over 3,000 orders
in December 2018. What’s great about this dog vest is that it comes in eight different sizes to fit all kinds of dog breeds. That sounds like a small detail, but it could have a huge impact on your marketing efforts. That’s because you have a better chance
getting sales if you can advertise to a small but passionate audience of potential buyers.

So don’t market this dog vest to dog owners in the United States. Instead, market the small dog vest to toy chihuahua owners, or market the extra large dog vest to Great Dane enthusiasts. You’ll get a better return on investment for every marketing dollar spent.

I’m not done with pets yet. Number five on our list of unique dropshipping products is the novelty pet bed.

5. Novelty pet bed

We already know pet lovers love to splash their cash on their animal friends. If you want to tap that market but don’t have the patience to measure dog jacket sizes, try selling novelty pet beds like this one. Something as eye-catching as this shark-shaped pet bed makes for a great marketing campaign.

But before you fire up Facebook ads, scroll through your Instagram feed. Some of Instagram’s top influencers aren’t supermodels–they’re cats and dogs. And behind every Grumpy Cat is a happy human who might be willing to post about your online store in exchange for a free product. In fact, we found several posts featuring this exact novelty pet bed.

Tons of dropshippers make their first sale, and their hundredth sale, using Instagram influencers. Even better, marketing through influencers can be way cheaper than advertising on Facebook. The key is to do it right: Find the right influencers, offer them the right incentives, and be smart about tracking results.

Dropshipping pro Karolis Rimkus reached out to Instagram influencers to build his profitable dropshipping store. To learn more about how he worked with influencers, click here.

Number six on our list: Vests.

6. Vests

Dropshippers make a pretty penny selling fashion items. In 2018, Oberlo merchants generated more orders selling products from the women’s clothing and accessories category than any other category. There’s no sign that sales in this niche will slow down. The trick to getting those sales, however, is to sell the right product.

If you’re selling women’s clothing in 2019, consider adding vests like this one to your Shopify store. The advantage of selling this product in particular is that it’s sold by an Oberlo Verified Supplier. You can tell because of the checkmark icon on the product page.

If you’re just getting started with dropshipping, it’s really important that you source products from trustworthy suppliers. Shady suppliers might ship your products late or not ship them at all. That in turn could lead to customer complaints and lost sales. You have two options.

You can do your own supplier research on AliExpress, or you can work with an Oberlo supplier or Oberlo Verified Supplier. You can identify these suppliers simply by scrolling down on the product pages. Oberlo Verified Suppliers represent the top
suppliers in the Oberlo marketplace. In order to get the Verified Supplier badge, a supplier must have processed over 1,000 orders, and 95% of those orders must have been shipped and delivered on-time.

In addition, Verified Suppliers are required to have a dispute rate lower than 2%. So once you decide what to sell, check to see whether it’s offered by an Oberlo supplier. Working with a good supplier will save you headaches–and money–as you scale your dropshipping business.

Alright, let’s move to the next item on our list.

Number seven: Stainless steel straws.

7. Stainless steel straws

Times are changing, plastic is no longer fantastic. Customers now seek out environmentally-friendly products. And stainless steel straws like these are a great sustainable alternative to single-use plastic straws. Search interest in steel straws is going strong,
having reached a new high in 2018.

Take a look at this Google trends graph. You can clearly see that search interest for these straws peaked in 2018. But note when in 2018 that search interest peaked. If you narrow the timeframe to the past 12 months, you see that interest peaked in the summer–when people were hosting BBQs and drinking more cool, frothy drinks through straws.

In dropshipping as in life, timing is everything. If you add stainless straws to your dropshipping store, you may not get immediate sales. But you’ll have months to set up your store and get good at marketing before straw season hits. That’ll give you an advantage in warmer months.

What should you sell in the meantime? If you want to stick with home goods niche, consider the next product on our list: A salad chopper bowl.

8. Salad chopper bowl

With every new year come new diets. And it’s the rare diet that doesn’t involve several servings of salad. That’s why the salad chopper bowl is a great product to add to your store right now. This product drastically cuts the amount of time it takes to prepare a salad in the kitchen. The bowl acts as a strainer in which customers can wash their veggies, and can be flipped over to help customers chop veggies into salad-friendly pieces.

This product has all the criteria of an impulse buy product. It’s hard to find in stores, hard to guess the price, and extremely practical.

Even better, it makes for a great video ad. According to Wordstream, marketers who use video grow 49% faster than non-video users. And statistics from Tubular Insights suggest that 64% of consumers make a purchase after watching branded social videos. The salad chopper bowl makes for a great video because its use involves movement: Use the bowl one way, and it’s a strainer. Flip it over, and it’s a chopping board.

To create your video, all you have to do is order a sample product and use your phone to film the salad chopper bowl in action. Upload the video to Facebook ads with some copy, and track engagement.

Alright, let’s move to the next item on our list. Number nine is the mermaid blanket

9. Mermaid blanket

Customers love how this cozy knit blanket tapers into a fishtail at the end, giving it a mermaid-like appearance. The mermaid blanket comes in a variety of colors, and the supplier photos are high-quality and free to use on your store’s product page.

What’s best about the mermaid blanket is how ready-made it is for Instagram. When you launch your brand’s Instagram account, use specific hashtags to drive traffic to your content and your store, such as: #mermaidparty #mermaidart #mermaiding #mermaidvibes

You might notice that #mermaidblanket is missing from that list. If you search #mermaidblanket on Instagram, you’ll see a lot of product images. It’s mostly other brands using that hashtag. But the point of using hashtags is to get in front of customers, not brands.

And in this case, you want to get in front of mermaid-obsessed customers. The mermaid obsessed are more likely to follow the #mermaidparty or #mermaidart hashtags for inspiration. So get in your customers’ Instagram feed by using the hashtags they love. For more insights on using Instagram hashtags, watch this video.

But first, you gotta see the last item on our list. In at number ten: The novelty soap dispenser.

10. Novelty soap dispenser

All right, all right. I know what you may be thinking. Why should I pick that big nose to sell in my store? I’ve got two words for you: April Fools. On April first, many Western countries celebrate April Fools Day by playing jokes on one another. Nobody needs a nose soap dispenser, but everyone wants to prank their friends and family on April first.

Partners, siblings, and roommates would delight at the chance to surprise their housemates with an odd new soap dispenser in the bathroom. Your marketing campaign is easy: Create a video showing this soap dispenser in action, and market it as the ultimate April Fools gift.

Just be aware of shipping times. If you’re selling within your own country, order a sample soap dispenser so you know how long it takes to receive the product. If it takes you a week to receive the product, make sure to communicate that to customers. And plan your marketing efforts for late February and early March. As you research your own dropshipping product ideas, keep holidays like this in mind. They make for great ad campaigns.

Alright, we’ve reached the end of our list of the best dropshipping products to sell in 2019! Which product do you think is most likely to sell? Which tips were most helpful to you? Let me know in the comments. I’ll answer you myself, and I may be able to share some tips with you. Thanks for watching this video and remember to subscribe for more videos from Oberlo.

Until next time: learn often, market better, and sell more.

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