Shopify Website Building Tutorial

Shopify Website Building Tutorial 1

The way to build a Shopify website is very simple, especially suitable for those who have no coding foundation or e-commerce experience. Whether you’re trying to build a website for the first time or you already have some experience, Shopify provides steps that are easy to understand and follow. You only need to follow the detailed steps below to successfully complete the website building and further develop your business.

1. Register a Shopify account

1.1. Access Shopify’s official website, register through the link below, and it only costs $1 for the first month. Click “Start Free Trial” and enter your email address, password, and store name

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1.2. Fill in some basic store setting information and complete the registration process.

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2. Choose and customize a theme

2.1. Enter the Shopify backend and click “Online Store” > “Theme”.

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2.2. Browse the Shopify theme store or choose a default theme. It is recommended that you choose a free template to use in the early stage. If necessary later, you can purchase a paid template from the theme store. For the safety of your store, please do not install theme templates from unknown sources or that are not genuine.

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You can also purchase the theme templates you need here, with more styles and cheaper prices.Affordable.

2.3. Click “Customize” to adjust the layout, color, font, etc. of the theme.

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3. Add products

3.1. In the Shopify backend, click “Products” > “Add Product”.

3.2. Fill in the product name, description, price and inventory information.

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3.3. Upload product pictures and (if any) videos.

3.4. Set product categories and labels so that customers can easily find them.

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4. Set up payment method

4.1. Click “Settings” > “Payment Provider”.

4.2. Select the payment method you wish to provide, such as credit card payment, PayPal, Apple Pay, etc.

4.3. Configure the detailed information of various payment methods as needed.

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5. Configure shipping and tax

5.1. Go to “Settings” > “Shipping and Delivery” to set the shipping policy.

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5.2. Configure different shipping options and regions according to your business model and geographical location.

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5.3. Set the applicable tax rate in the “Tax” section.

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6. Prepare store policies

6.1. Add store policies in “Settings” > “Legal”.

6.2. Create and edit return policy, privacy policy, terms of service, etc.

6.3. Make sure these policies are clear and comply with legal requirements in your region.

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7. Adjust domain name settings

7.1. Add or purchase a new domain name in “Online Store” > “Domain Name”.

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7.2. Set your primary domain name and ensure that all traffic is redirected to this primary domain name.

7.3. Confirm that the DNS settings of the domain name are correctly configured.

Visit the link below to learn how to connect a third-party domain name to Shopify.

8. Test store

  1. Use a payment gateway to test the payment to ensure the payment process is correct.
  2. Browse and check whether all pages of the website are displayed properly and whether the links are valid.
  3. Confirm that the shopping cart and checkout process are running smoothly.

9. Publish your store

After confirming that everything is ready, remove the password protection of the website and make your store public.

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