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
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:
• 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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