Sell Online. Create Your Online Store Today.
How many of you are looking to start up your personal online store, but cast that idea aside because you’re simply not HTML-savvy & you feel that it just takes up too much work? Yes I have plenty of products available for sale & I need to reach out to a huge pool of customers. But where do I start?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Yes hiring someone to get your online store done may be the best solution, but it’s not going to come cheap. Guess what guys? I recently got introduced to this e-commerce platform- Shopify & if you’re looking to create your online store, you’d be thrilled I’m actually sharing this with you!
Firstly, set up an account with Shopify at www.shopify.com.sg simply by filling in your details!
Once that’s done, you’d be directed to the dashboard. You’re one step closer to launching your online store because right here you get to customize & manage your store.
It’s now time to shop for a theme by clicking on Themes, the range is extensive, ranging from free to paid ones.
After all the browsing, I’ve decided to go along with this sleek-looking theme for a start – React. Isn’t it amazing that they also give you a preview on how your site will look on your mobile?
In addition to that, you can customize your online store further! Yes all this can be done without a web designer, you can go as creative as you like.
Next up, start adding products to your store by clicking ‘Products’ on your dashboard & you can fill in specific descriptions (size/price/material). Here’s how mine looks!
Click on Settings & head on to ‘Checkout’ to choose your preferred mode of payment. You can link up your Paypal & even enable Bank/ATM Transfer. How convenient is that!
The best part about Shopify is the ‘Email Templates’ section. Click on Settings followed by Notifications to get here. Honestly, how time consuming & confusing is it to manually email your customers one by one to update them on the status of their orders? When you’re dealing with bulk orders, you can really say Shopify is god-sent! I can now bid that problem goodbye, because Shopify has installed this feature where it automatically sends order confirmations to customers who have made payment.
Let me show you a preview of my online store!
Setting up an online store is not as mind-boggling as I thought it’d be & it can definitely be done within your budget, thank you so much Shopify for making my neat-looking online store a dream come true!
Wait up for the good news everyone! I promised a lot more giveaways for you guys in 2014 & here I am with another one. Shopify will be giving away 5 sets of 3-month Starter-Kit Trial exclusively to my readers. Experience for yourself how fast & easy it really is to get your online store ready for launch with Shopify!
Here’s how you can participate:
– Email your Name, Contact Number & Shop Name to firstname.lastname@example.org .
– Include a short description on why you want to set up an online store & what you plan on selling.
*Contest is open to Singapore Residents only & winners will be notified via phone or email.*
Head on down to www.shopify.com.sg to find out more!