Get your business growing with Afropunk

Get started and try Shopify free with an exclusive 120-day trial from our 1 Million Black Businesses Initiative.

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How it works

Sign up for your trial

If you’re a new business owner or don’t have a website yet, you can start your free 120-day trial today. The extended trial only applies to subscription fees. Transaction fees will be charged 14 days after your shop is created.

Build your online store

Start building your online store supported by a custom educational experience, the Shopify + 1MBB E-commerce Certified Program. Shopify also has a ton of tools to help you get started, from logo generators to blog posts offering tips from the experts.

Join the Build Black community

Get your exclusive access to Shopify's Build Black Community. A place to network with other successful Black entrepreneurs using Shopify for their business.

Reach your customers

One platform to find and sell to the right shoppers, wherever they are.

Shopify makes the transition online easy

The easiest way to design an online store

Explore our range of free and paid themes to find the right look and feel for your store.

Comprehensive dashboard

Get a detailed view of your business to better understand sales, orders, and marketing.

Sell digital gift cards

Give customers a way to support you now, while freeing up cash flow, by offering gift cards.

The checkout the world trusts

With over 1.8 billion orders processed, Shopify is optimized for speed, safety, and customer experience.

Go from setup to selling in one click

With Shopify Payments you’re automatically set up to accept all major payment methods as soon as you create your Shopify store.

Safe and secure

Shopify is level-1 PCI compliant, so you don’t need to worry about your customers’ credit card data.

"You can literally create your business and start making money."

Adriane Mack, Co-Owner of BoujFleaMarket & 1MBB Participant

Keep your business open, even if your doors are closed

Setting up your Shopify store can help you stay connected with your customers by giving them a place to shop from you online. This can help you continue to sell inventory while maintaining cash flow, even if your storefront is closed.

We’re here to help you get started

Exclusive Shopify + 1MBB Ecommerce Bootcamp

Our Ecommerce Certification Program has everything you need to get started on your store! By the end of this program, you will be able to design and launch your business using Shopify.

Join the Build Black Community

Once you’ve selected a plan, complete the application below to join our Build Black Community, a conversation space where business owners can support, learn and grow together.

Not ready to start yet?

It's never too soon to start your trial and begin taking advantage of Shopify's tools and resources to help guide your business direction. If you're not quite ready, head over to 1MBB powered by Operation HOPE and come back anytime to get started.