Tip 1: Shopify is a website builder that makes it easy and fast for any small business to get started with an online store. Basically, you need to register online, choose your website domain name, upload a product with its name, description, photos, attributes, etc, and you are almost ready to launch and sell.
Tip 2: Shopify offers a few different packages for starters. Most small business owners will find the packages relatively inexpensive. With this low price range, basically you get a fully functional ecommerce website. Think of this: When you hire one or two developers to build a professionally designed ecommerce website, it could have cost you at least 10-20 times the cost you are now paying.
Tip 3: Payment methods are already built in or can be added through apps. When you have additional feature requirements regarding payment methods including Stripe, PayPal, etc, you are most likely to get some apps that would fulfill your need.
Tip 4: Even inventory management and fulfillment apps are available for your online store.
Tip 5: In some cases, you may not have a product that you are sure you can sell and make a good profit. You also won’t have the time to find out and/or spy from other online stores to see exactly what they are selling, exactly what products they are making big profits from, etc. But with this Shopify spy tool, it will indicate to you in close to real time the products you should be selling, where these suggested products are highly likely to make profits for you.
Tip 6: You need to have the most basic knowledge and experience in marketing and/or internet marketing to be able to make sales through your Shopify website. But there are many apps that are available and would enhance your ongoing marketing activities and once-off marketing campaigns. They range from email marketing to coupon code generation, and more.
Tip 7: Templates of information pages with the content are made available to you. For example, the about page, contact page, copyright page, disclaimer page, etc all have templates already made available. You can simply pick up a page and publish it on your own domain name, and they are ready for your users.
Tip 8: For each page type, you can quickly edit its on-page SEO elements (i.e. mostly text-based elements). For search engines, it is very important for each of your web page to have unique meta snippets.
Tip 9: If you rely a lot on Google Analytics to monitor your website’s performance, in Shopify it has made it very simple to install and activate Google Analytics as your default web analytics program.
Tip 10: Shopify is a relatively light weight website builder, when it is compared to some other complicated site builder platforms. This makes it easier for novice to manage and maintain the site.