How to create an online store on Shopify?

 As a beginner in the field of e-commerce, the first thing that comes to your mind is how to create an online store on Shopify, because the Shopify platform is one of the best and most powerful platforms for creating an online store that works with the drop shopping system.

But before starting this, you must actually realize whether this platform is suitable or not by getting to know the pros and cons of the Shopify platform.

create an online store on Shopify


Creating a complete store does not require much time and special skills.

The ability to control the online store by mobile phone.

Multiple means and payment systems.

Technical support is available 24 hours a day.

There are 100 professional templates.

Disadvantages of the Shopify platform

Deduction of a commission of 1-2% for each sale, in addition to the monthly subscription, which starts at $ 29.

In the event that you want to modify your template, you must resort to the developers of the platform itself, and this will be expensive

Plugins available to increase features are paid

How to create an online store on Shopify

After making the decision to create your online store on the Shopify platform, you must follow the following steps:

First step: Register with Shopify

In order for the registration process to be completed in Shopify, you must go to the home page, where a box will appear asking you to put your email and click on register my free temporary account, where you can upgrade your account at any time.

After that, a window will appear in which you can write the password in addition to the name of your future online store, and thus you have created a new account on the platform.

Second Step: Answer the questions about the store and adjust its settings

  Here you will be asked some questions related to the direction of the online store that you want to create, and you must answer them:

The first question about the business is “Which statement best describes you”, and the first answer is “I’m interested in starting a new business”.

The second question is, “Do you already have something to sell?” It is preferable to answer “Yes, I have something to sell,” meaning that you have a product to sell.

The third question about the direction of the business “Which industry will you be operating in”, you must choose according to the product that you want to market for, as there is a large list of them, including beauty, health and many other options.

The fourth question about the sales method is “How do you want to sell?” The answer is, of course, “Online.”

The fifth and final question about whether you are creating an online store on Shopify for a friend or a customer, “Are you setting up a store for a client”, and since we are creating the store for personal purposes, we will not select this option and leave it as it is.

After that, you must fill out a form containing contact information, name, address, and country, and upon completion, click on the “Enter my store” button.

Here you have finished adjusting the initial settings, and you have an online store on Shopify, and you will now be offered to choose the package, but since you want to try the platform, it is preferable to stay on the free package for a period of (14) days, but if you find that the platform meets your needs, you can buy the paid package .

The third step is to set the design of the online store on Shopify

Here you have to set the external appearance of the Shopify online store, where you can customize the templates by changing the colors, the logo, and changing the locations of the blocks and menu items.

Then go to the (Home) section in the main menu and then click (Customize theme), it will take you directly to the store customization section.

And after completing the modifications, do not forget to click on the (Save) button to save the changes. 

Step four: Add products to Shopify

It is the most important step in the process of creating an online store on Shopify, where you must go back to the main menu and choose (products), then click on (add products), and then fill in the information related to your product, which is as follows:

Product Title: It should be an appropriate and attractive title

Product Description: Describe your product beautifully

Product Image: Choose featured images for the product

Product price

Product Cost Price: It will not be displayed, in order to calculate the profit from each sale.

inventory keeping limit

Quantity: If you have (1000) pieces of the product, you must put them in the (SKU) section. If they are all sold, the product will stop appearing or be prohibited from being sold.

Delivery: Does the product you want to sell require delivery?

Product weight

Where is the product located (in any country)

If the product has a variety of colors and sizes, click on the (variants) option.

“Search engine listing preview” A preview of how the product will appear in search engines.

After completing the addition of the product and saving it, it will be saved in a draft state, and in order to be published, you must activate it by clicking on the Active option on the right side in the (product status) section 

Fifth Step: Add a payment method to the online store

The Shopify platform offers a huge range of payment methods, including PayPal, in addition to credit cards and others.

It is clear that millions of people around the world prefer to use PayPal as a payment method for several reasons: the most important of which is the ease of dealing, as the customer is required to put the mailing address only, and the security and buyer protection system.

You can add the "Paypal" payment method to your online store by clicking on the settings button at the bottom of the main menu and selecting "payments".

Step Six: Choose a shipping method

The last step is to set the delivery and shipping settings in the Shopify store, where you have to click on the “Settings” button and then “Shipping and delivery”.

Here you will be able to choose the shipping methods and the country to which the product will be shipped. For example, you can set up different shipping methods for your country.

In addition, you can add free shipping or a dynamic shipping rate based on the price and weight of the product.

And Bifi, and the store is ready to receive orders and start selling

Summary of how to create an online store on Shopify

The Shopify platform is considered one of the best platforms for creating electronic stores, due to its simplicity and ease of dealing, in addition to the possibility of creating an online store quickly and for free, where you can create a trial account for a period of 14 days, so that you can know the features of the platform, and whether it is suitable for you or not.With this step, you have finished adjusting the main settings for a store that works on u