Sell candy online
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How to sell candy online in just 5 steps
Everything you need to sell candy
Learn at your own pace with on-demand courses from Shopify Compass, and with other business owners on the Shopify Community forums. Find answers to your questions on the Shopify blog, or in our comprehensive guides.
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.
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.
Connect with Shopify customer support over online chat, phone, or email. Support is available 24/7, and can help with almost any challenge your candy business encounters.
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.
Scale your sales
Showcase your candy with professionally edited photos or build customer loyalty with rewards programs. With over 6,000 options in the Shopify App Store, you can customize your store experience and test for success.
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
Best for new ecommerce businesses with occasional in-person sales
Best for growing businesses selling online or in-store
Best for scaling businesses that require advanced reporting
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