Getting started with Shopify
What is Shopify and how does it work?
Shopify is a complete commerce platform that lets you start, grow, and manage a business.
Create and customize an online store
Sell in multiple places, including web, mobile, social media, online marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops
Manage products, inventory, payments, and shipping
Shopify is completely cloud-based and hosted, which means you don’t have to worry about upgrading or maintaining software or web servers. This gives you the flexibility to access and run your business from anywhere with an internet connection.
How much does Shopify cost?
, no credit card required.
After your trial expires, choose a pricing plan that suits the size and stage of your business.
Can I use my own domain name with Shopify?
Yes, you can use your own domain name with Shopify.
If you have an existing domain name, you can connect it to Shopify from your store’s admin. Learn more about connecting an existing domain to a Shopify store.
If you don’t have a domain name yet, you can either buy one through Shopify or a third-party provider.
Do I need to be a designer or developer to use Shopify?
No, you don’t need to be a designer or developer to use Shopify.
Customize the look and feel of your store with the online store builder and themes.
Add features and functionality to your store with apps.
If you need extra help, you can contact our support team, or visit the Shopify Expert Marketplace to search for and hire a certified Shopify expert.
In what countries can I use Shopify?
You can use Shopify in nearly every country in the world.
Which languages does Shopify support?
The customer-facing parts of your Shopify store, including ecommerce website, blog, checkout, and emails can be in any language if the theme supports it. Learn more and explore our themes.
The admin of your Shopify store is currently available in English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.
Selling on Shopify
What do I need to start selling on Shopify?
To start selling on Shopify, you’ll need a Shopify plan and products to sell.
Get started by for Shopify. Then set up your store and add your products.
If you don’t have products to sell yet, dropshipping might be a good option for you.
Where can I sell with Shopify?
What is dropshipping, and how can I dropship with Shopify?
A dropshipping business is one where the business owner lists, but doesn’t own, keep, or ship inventory. When the store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party--usually a manufacturer or wholsesaler--who then ships it to the customer directly. This means there are no upfront inventory costs for the business owner.
To start dropshipping with Shopify, and install the Oberlo app.
What happens when I receive an order?
Depending on your preferences, you’ll receive an email, mobile app notification, or RSS notification every time your receive an order.
Payments on Shopify
What is a third-party payment processor?
A third-party payment processor (also knows as a payment provider or payment gateway) lets you accept online payments.
What currencies does Shopify work with?
You can sell and accept payments in many currencies, depending on what payment provider (also known as third party payment processors or payment gateways) you use. For more information, you can view a list of supported payment gateways.
What is a merchant account?
A merchant account is an account where your money is deposited after your customers’ payments have been authorized and processed.
Shipping with Shopify
Do I need to ship items myself?
No, you don’t need to ship items yourself. You can use a third-party fulfilment service to prepare and ship your orders for you.