Have you been thinking about starting an online business? Today is a great day to begin using Shopify!
Guide: Marge, Retired Computer Programming Teacher based in Arizona.
Shopify is a tool for building an online store in just a few hours, even if you don't have a product idea yet. It takes about 5 minutes to create an account. You’ll automatically get a 14-day free trial, so you have nothing to worry about and you don't need to use your credit card to start the trial.
Once you've entered your store name (you can always change it later), you'll see your dashboard and you're ready to start putting products into inventory. You might want to stop here and take a look around.
This is where a guide from Getsetup can be very helpful. We know what each of the functions in the dashboard will accomplish and we'll walk you through the process one-on-one to make sure you are completely comfortable with the Shopify tool.
Top 3 Shopify Features with Tips from Marge!
1. Auto Web Pages that Save Time
When you enter a product, Shopify will automatically build a web page for it! You will want to be sure you have great pictures of your products because customers can't touch them, so their visual impression will convince them to buy or to move on. Every product will have it's own page and your navigation will automatically update as you add products! I am a web designer and I find this feature to be extremely exciting. You can't imagine the hours of work this will save you.
2. Free Themes for a Sleek Appearance
The themes provided are also a wonderful feature. The theme will help you build your brand and you can choose between many that are free. You can also purchase a theme for more options. The elegant, high-end look of a great theme will make you shine as an entrepreneur. You'll be ready to open your store in no time!
3. One Stop Shop to Streamline Everything
There are also companion apps that will help you find products, send out marketing emails, track inventory, and perform a myriad of other functions. Of course, Shopify has all of that and more built in (except the product finder) so you don't need to add an app unless you find that you need more functionality. This is another place where a guide from Getsetup can be of immense help. Because adding extra apps carries a cost, usually per month, you want to be sure you are choosing the app that best suits your needs.
About Getsetup: Getsetup partners with retired educators from across the United States, provides tech based reskilling and then deploys partners as Guides to expand tech access to retirees (50+ year olds).