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Sell items on your blog with Shopify

You can now sell products on your blog easily using Shopify.  It is compatible with all blog systems meaning you can sell items using Wordpress, Tumblr, Blogger, Dupal, Joomla, Typepad, Moveable Type, and other blogging software.  

Want to see a live example? Click here to open the Shopify merchandise store.  

Are you ready to setup a store on your blog? Follow these three steps below to add an online store to Wordpress, Tumblr and other blogs:

Step 1 - Setup Shopify For Your Blog Store

To setup your blog store, you'll need to sign up for Shopify.  Click here to sign up for a 30 day free trial.  

When you setup your Shopify account, spend some time on adding your products, putting them into categories (called collections), and setting up shipping and tax rates.  You can skip the setup steps for setting up pages, domain names and your store design.

Once you've added some products to sell,  click here to install the free Shopify Widget App.  The Widget is what powers your blog store.

Step 2 - Setup Your Blog Store

On the homepage of the Shopify Widget app, choose ‘embed a shop’ on the right

Select the collections you want to display in your blog store.

Step 3 - Start Selling From Your Blog

The Shopify Widget App will give you HTML code that you can paste into any blog post or any page on your blog.  You should be up and running in minutes selling from your blog.

Have a question about setting up your blog store?  Ask us below. 

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Braintree Payment Gateway Integrated

Shopify now has support for the payment gateway Braintree.

From the Braintree homepage:

Braintree Financial is a leading provider of electronic payment services such as credit cards, electronic checks. The company is a single source provider offering customers a one stop for all of their payment processing needs. Braintree offers cutting edge technology, high touch consulting services to better manage costs and streamline operations, and other value added services such as financing and security compliance.

Special thanks to Michael J. Mangino who contributed the code to to ActiveMerchant.

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ViaKLIX Payment Gateway Integrated

Shopify now has support for the payment gateway viaKLIX. ViaKLIX is a part of the Nova Processing Network, which is one of the largest payment processors.

From the Nova Information Systems homepage:

NOVA and euroConex boast an expanding global reach that delivers merchant processing in more than 30 countries and supports the payment needs of more than 1,000,000 merchant locations across the globe. NOVA is the third largest U.S. credit card processor, euroConex is a top 4 acquirer in the European market place, and together, we hold a position among the top 10 processors worldwide.

Special thanks to Sal Scotto who contributed the code to to ActiveMerchant.

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Australian Payment Gateway NetRegistry Integrated

Shopify now has support for the Australian payment gateway NetRegistry. NetRegistry is a huge player in Australian web hosting and ecommerce, and we’re happy to have support for their payment gateway.

From NetRegistry’s homepage:

The Payment Gateway is an ecommerce payments service enabling real time credit card processing with no internet transaction fees.

Special thanks to George Ogata who contributed the code to to ActiveMerchant.

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Payment Gateway CyberSource Integrated

Shopify now has support for the payment gateway CyberSource.

From CyberSource’s homepage:

CyberSource provides secure electronic payment solutions for multiple sales channels. Our goal is to help maximise sales and increase operating efficiency.

We began developing electronic payment and card-not-present fraud detection technology in 1996, long before the eCommerce industry took off. Today, with a customer list that includes, British Airways and Nike, CyberSource is a proven provider of best-in-breed commerce automation solutions backed by exceptional customer support.

Special thanks to Matt Margolis who contributed the code to to ActiveMerchant.

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UK Payment Gateway Protx Integrated

Shopify has now integrated with the UK payment gateway Protx. Protx is one of the most popular UK gateways, and we’re happy to finally have support for it.

From the Protx website:

Protx provides secure online credit card and debit card payment solutions for thousands of online and mail order businesses across the UK.

We have grown to become the largest independent Payment Service Provider in the country because our solutions offer our customers exceptional value for money without compromising on the level of service and functionality we provide.

Special thanks to Vincent Palmer who contributed the code to to ActiveMerchant.

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Google Analytics Integration

We just deployed a small update which makes Google Analytics integration a lot simpler.

Gone are the days where you had to manually change your Shop layout. You can simply let Shopify know which account id to track and it will insert the right instrumentation on the right pages.

To enable the advanced ecommerce tracking you still have to enable it in Google Analytics. Please refer to the Google Analytics Guide on our wiki .

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