Sell candy online

Start, run, and grow your candy business

Get the training, tools, and support you need to build the candy business you’ve always wanted.

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How to sell candy online in just 5 steps

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Everything you need to sell candy

Free resources

Learn at your own pace with on-demand courses from Shopify Academy, and with other business owners on the Shopify Community forums. Find answers to your questions on the Shopify blog, or in our comprehensive guides.

Professional tools

Create an online candy store that reflects your unique brand with over 70 customizable and responsive themes. Efficiently manage your inventory and process customer orders all from one unified dashboard.

Smart marketing

Grab your customers’ attention with targeted marketing campaigns on social media and Google. Make sure customers can find your candy store by using Shopify’s built-in SEO tools and integrated blogging.

Award-winning support

Shopify support is available 24/7, no matter which plan you're on. You'll also have access to help docs, webinars, blog posts, and online courses to guide you along the way for your candy business encounters.

Explore your options

Apps that help you sell candy

Some popular apps other merchants use

  • Snapchat Ads

    Snapchat Ads

    By Snap Ads

    Grow your business with shoppable ads on Snapchat!


    Free to install

  • In Store Pickup Local Delivery

    In Store Pickup Local Delivery

    By LogBase

    Local delivery. Curbside pickup scheduler. Date time picker.


    14-day free trial

  • Price Per Unit

    Price Per Unit

    By App Attic

    Display the unit price of your products


    30-day free trial

See more recommended apps

Learn more about selling candy

  • The first thing to do is to make sure you have any relevant business licenses that you need in order to sell or resell food items. Next, select the ecommerce platform to host your online store. You should choose the one that’s user-friendly, secure, and versatile. Shopify's customizable themes can help build an attractive store without needing to hire out a designer or web developer. The platform also helps you create a product catalog, streamline shipping, manage your customer database, email marketing, and social media advertising.

  • You can sell on third-party marketplaces, but you won’t be able to build your brand or manage your customer information this way. By leveraging Shopify, you'll have over 70 customizable themes to choose from when setting up your store, and 6,000+ apps in the Shopify app store to integrate for maximum functionality.

  • Yes, you can. Many candy retailers rely on Shopify to power their online and offline sales. You can even use the Shopify app integrations to streamline your business. For example, Shopify’s app and the Tidio Live Chat integration make it possible to monitor your business and customer interactions right from your phone.

  • The best way to start is to conduct a competitor analysis to see what businesses in your niche are charging. With food, what you’re selling, how and where you’re selling are price factors to consider. Shopify’s profit margin calculator helps to figure out prices to charge your customers while still remaining profitable.

  • Giddy Candy is a Shopify-powered business that sells high-quality candy from local and global producers. Another good candy store that's Shopify-powered is Dylan’s Candy Bar.

Powerful apps

Showcase your candy with professionally edited photos or build customer loyalty with rewards programs. With over 6000 options in the Shopify App Store, you can customize your store experience and test for success.

Sell everywhere

Sell your candy online, in-person, and wherever your customers are. Quickly accept payments, view sales, fulfill orders, and track inventory with the Shopify POS app—no matter where you sell.

Scalable pricing plans

For candy businesses at every stage and size

Show Plan Prices as Pay yearly (save 25%)* Subscription Rate

$1 for your first month


Most Popular

For solo entrepreneurs

Yearly subscription price $38 CAD per month

Card rates starting at

  • 2.9% + 30¢ CAD online
  • 2.7% + 0¢ CAD in person
  • 2% 3rd-party payment providers
$1 for your first month


For small teams

Yearly subscription price $99 CAD per month

Card rates starting at

  • 2.7% + 30¢ CAD online
  • 2.6% + 0¢ CAD in person
  • 1% 3rd-party payment providers
$1 for your first month


As your business scales

Yearly subscription price $389 CAD per month

Card rates starting at

  • 2.4% + 30¢ CAD online
  • 2.4% + 0¢ CAD in person
  • 0.6% 3rd-party payment providers

Start your candy business with Shopify today

Try Shopify free for 3 days, and explore all the tools and services you need to start, run, and grow your business.

Try Shopify free for 3 days, no credit card required. By entering your email, you agree to receive marketing emails from Shopify.

Discover how Shopify can help you do more with your business—no matter what you sell.