This blogpost is gonna be so super useful to so many of you and I can't wait to share bout this!
I actually have a new webstore, SHOPRCHLWNGX, and I'm gonna be selling both preloved items and brand new stuff (haven't done shoots for this yet so WAIT FOR IT!).
I was worried initially about how to get it up online, whether I should use blogger or livejournal...
but then I discovered the amazing SHOPIFY and couldn't be happier......
Here's my pretty webstore that went live within just 30 minutes:
It's all thanks to the amazing SHOPIFY!!! Shopify is a leading Ecommerce company that gives you everything you need to start an online business! Begin by setting up an account at www.shopify.com.sg and get a free Shopify domain!
There are so many things to love about SHOPIFY... the first is just how EASY and convenient it is, almost everything done for you, all you gotta do is customise. Here's a screenshot of my dashboard! They have a built-in content management system, everything is tutorial-based and easy to navigate.
Customizing how the store looks is so easy... From aesthetics, to the homepage, to the product page, collection page etc etc... they can all be customized on this one theme editor page. Shopify’s ThemeStore has over 100 professional website layout themes for you to choose from, contributed by designers all over the world! If you need further help in setting up the store, you can also visit this Youtube Tutorial http://goo.gl/A8zgCm
And adding products in is also easy peasy. The magic green button is on the top right hand corner of the screen! Spot it!
Name your product and add information about it and the price, then put a pic in... it is really just SO easy.
You can view it immediately...!!!!!!
Your next step is to wait for an order!
And when that happens, you can choose a payment gateway to accept payments for orders with this CHECKOUT tab. Shopify integrates over 50 payment gateways—Paypal, credit cards... you name it...
SHOPIFY also has lotsa other features like this REPORTS one to look into your traffic and sales so you can better strategize your business...
And you can sell gift cards as well!
AND YOU ARE ALL READY TO GOOO AFTER YOU SELECT A PLAN ~~~
I'm on a starter plan now and there is a 14 day free trial for all, so you can give it a try first to see if you love it - which I am sure you will!!
Then you can pick one of the plans that best suit your needs.
Other reasons to love Shopify:
Shopify has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Mashable, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post ~
* Shopify has all the business features you need, like Mobile Commerce for you to manage your store from your phone anywhere, anytime and Ecommerce Analytics
-Shopify provides support services like a 24/7 toll-free hotline
- Shopify also has an appstore for you to scale your business, such as marketing apps like Yotpo
Some of the popular blogshops that are also selling on Shopify include SoFrockingGood, Agneselle and Hollyhoque!
And good news....
To try out Shopify for free beyond the 14-day trial, simply enter the contest now and here to stand a chance to win one of the 5 sets of 3-month free starter plans that Shopify will be giving away for my readers!!!
HOW TO WIN???
To enter the contest, participants are to email their name, HP number and shop name to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are to give a short description on
1) Why you want to set up an online store
And.... 2) What you plan to sell
This contest is only opened to Singapore residents.
All winning entries will be notified by phone or email.
YAYEEEE so excited for all of you to try out Shopify, and especially to the lucky 5 who get to use this amazing ecommerce site for 3 months for free!
Start creating your shop nownanaaaa ~~~ :