Frequently Ask Questions

What is Shopify and how does it work?

Shopify is a complete commerce platform that lets you start, grow, and manage a business.

With Shopify you can:

  • Create and customize an online store
  • Sell in multiple places, including web, mobile, social media, online marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops
  • Manage products, inventory, payments, and shipping

Shopify is completely cloud-based and hosted, which means you don’t have to worry about upgrading or maintaining software or web servers. This gives you the flexibility to access and run your business from anywhere with an internet connection.

What do I need to start selling on Shopify?

You can start designing your store with a free trial with Shopify. To start selling on Shopify, decide on the right pricing plan that suits the size and stage of your business. Next, go through this general checklist to help you ensure you’re set up for success before officially launching. If you don’t have products to sell yet, Dropshipping or Print-on-Demand might be a good option for you.

How much do themes cost?

The Shopify Theme Store includes over 100 free and premium professionally designed ecommerce website templates that you can use for your own online store. Themes are either free or $180 USD.

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Track your progress and schedule reminders to help you reach your business goals.

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