Shopify is a comprehensive e-commerce package that helps small businesses and freelancers sell their goods online. It’s quick and simple to set up, making it easy for even the biggest technophobes to start selling online in a few clicks.
With Shopify, you can create personalised storefronts, take card payments, complete customer orders and sell all over the world from one place. Sell in different countries with different currencies and grow your business successfully.
How Do I Get Started With Shopify?
One of the main things that makes Shopify so useful for small business owners is that it’s really accessible. Whether you’re using Windows or MacOS, you can get set up in minutes. All you need to do is set up your account and make sure you have something to sell.
Shopify is a web-based platform, meaning there’s no installation and both maintenance and upgrades are taken care of for you.
Shopify offers all of its users a 14-day free trial, which is great if you’re just looking to test the e-commerce waters before you commit to buying. If you like what you see, they offer 3 pricing options all with different fees and perks.
Online credit card rates for basic Shopify are set at 2.2% +20p.
Transaction fees for Shopify payments are 0%, whilst external payment gateways will set you back 2%.
For this price you get a number of features including:
- 2 staff accounts
- Unlimited product numbers
- Unlimited file storage
- Website & blog
- Manual order creation
- Discount Codes
- Free SSL certificate
- Fraud analysis
- 24/7 support
Standard Shopify $79/Month
Online credit card fees for standard Shopify are set at 1.9% + 20p. There are no transaction fees when using Shopify payments but external payment gateways are 1% of your sale price.
Standard Shopify offers all of the above features plus:
- 5 staff accounts
- Gift card use
- Professional reports
- Abandoned basket recovery
Advanced Shopify $299/Month
Created for growing businesses, advanced Shopify offers some fantastic rates including 1.6% + 20p for credit cards, 0% transaction fees for Shopify payments and 0.5% for external gateway payments.
With advanced Shopify, you get everything from the basic and standard packages plus:
- 15 staff accounts
- Advanced report builder
- Real-time carrier shipping
Shopify have made it easy for both first-time businesses and growing ones
to quickly and easily sell their goods online with a range of accessible rates.
How Do I Design A Shop?
It’s easy to design a store on Shopify and you don’t need any fancy programming experience to get started. The platform offers over 100 different template designs for your shop and adds new ones all the time. However, if you’re a bit of an HTML whizz you have the option to personalise your store for that extra unique touch.
Whatever your ability, the simple graphical interface makes it easy for everyone to create, customise and run their online store.