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Shopify - A powerful eCommerce shopping cart!

With the online software of Shopify you can design and run your own web shop. Shopify is easy to set up through a wizard, so you can fully personalize the web shop. The basic plan is $29 and offers a lot of functionality (e.g using your own domain).

Signing up for Shopify goes through a secure https connection. You can choose a name for your webshop, and Shopify will automatically create a domain for you. If you want it possible to change the domain afterwards. After signing up you can choose between a wide collection of themes for designing your eCommerce web shop.

Shopify functionalities

  1. Adding products

    This can be done manually or through a CSV-file. You can describe products with a product number, tags, amount in stock, image and color and size. Its also possible to make the product temporarily invisible, so that they wont be shown in the shop yet.

  2. Designing the web shop

    The design of the web store is fully customizable. You can change the logo, colors, font and more. Al the design option can be overwhelming, but you can also choose to use a theme that does not needs further designing.

  3. Web shop information

    With Shopify its possible to setup a page with general information about you shop, like a general terms and conditions page or an about page.

  4. Web shop settings

    Shopify offers general settings like: e-mail, timezone, measurement units (e.g. pounds and inches), currency (dollars) and tax rates. Besides the general settings it's also possible to connect you eCommerce web shop with Google Analytics.

  5. Transporation cost settings

    The transportation costs can be set for national and international delivery, depending on the weight of the package and the value of the product. With the more expensive Shopify plans its also possible to select the courier.

  6. Domain settings

    Default you get the url your-store-name.myshopify.com. Shopify can also create a new domain for you or you can use a already existing domain.

After launching the web shop you can share the url with Twitter and Facebook and you will get a overview of all the activities in the online web shop. The online web shop default has a sitemap and a search function so that the user can easily find products that they are interested in.