|E-Commerce With Shopify|
If you don't have a lot of experience with e-commerce or online buying, you can instantly create your online store with Shopify's tools and make your website stand out as a professional online shopping center. Along with a relatively cheap price, Shopify offers some amazing benefits for small businesses and new online store owners.
Getting Started with Shopify
It really only takes about five minutes to create an entire store using Shopify. This is one of the best features that the online store tool offers, particularly if you have no experience creating an online marketplace. Shopify allows you to create an account, pick a plan and set up your site with your own preferences so that your store is personalized and organized just the way you want.
The online store creation with Shopify allows the user to manage new orders, add collections and create new products easily. There are some poorly made interfaces out there when it comes to online store creation, but Shopify really hones in on what makes a simple online store and easily presents it to the user. The administrative tools are easy to understand but you can always get help or watch tutorials to learn exactly what something does.
With some other store creation software, you have to manually update your store and it can seriously impede your selling power. With Shopify, the updates are automatic and you don't have to do anything. Shopify easily updates from its own website, so updates are free and you don't have to pay a web developer to figure out what's going on with your store.
What Kind of Templates Are Available
There are a ton of ways to customize the look of your online store. There are designs for fashion centered stores, art inspired commerce or simple hardware interfaces. Templates are organized by the genre, so you can find each category offers different arrangement of products, such as art and photography, crafts and jewelry, books, t-shirts, electronics and other merchandise.
What's It Cost?
Shopify isn't brutal on the wallet either. For artistic layouts, organized product selection and automatic updates, you usually have to pay your own web developer to create something that matches your aesthetic. With Shopify, it's all included, as well as web hosting for your store and SSL certificates.
Hosting costs between $10 and $15 per month and SSL certificates are $10 a month. Shopify does charge a 2 percent per transaction fee, but this can be offset by a slight shipping cost increase. In total, for $24 a month, you get an entire online store hosted and secured with automatic updates. It's much easier and reliable than a hired web developer.
All in all, Shopify offers a great deal for those who are just getting started with their online stores and don't want to pay a web developer to create something they don't understand. It's easy to create, organize and manage with Shopify, thus putting the owner back in control of their store.
Note: Remember most likely Shopify is going to offer you a trial, so check it out and take it for a test drive. The worst thing you do is hand the keys back over to the dealer.
Have you used Shopify for your e-commerce website builder, or thought about it?
Published And Created By Christopher Pontine And Cynthia Adams