Sell food online

Start, run, and grow your food business

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

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How to sell food online in just 5 steps

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Everything you need to sell food

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 food 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 food 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 food business encounters.

Learn more about selling food

  • You’d need to get a permit first, and after that, you can open your online food store with Shopify. It’s an easy process. Once you open your store, you can upload mouthwatering images and videos of your food and provide descriptions of each. You can also take advantage of Shopify’s many delivery options, the most convenient being same day delivery and pick-up. You can use Shopify's sales channels to promote your food on social media platforms.

  • You can sell food on Shopify. The Shopify App Store has tons of food-centric apps perfect for food vendors. Also, with over 100 payment gateways, your customers can conveniently pay for their food any way they like. And with 80+ customizable themes and access to expert web designers, your food won’t be the only thing that looks good.

  • Of course! Like many vendors on Shopify, you can start making money from selling your delicious food online. Getting set up on Shopify is easy. It’s a 5-step process that includes: creating an account, customizing your store, adding your products (photos, videos, and descriptions), setting up your preferred payment processor, and choosing a domain name. Shopify also gives you a 3-day trial period and a ton of resources to get started. Furthermore, if you already have a physical store, you can use Shopify POS to make in-person transactions and sync those with your online earnings. Finally, with Shopify’s in-built blog feature, you can generate business for your store by creating content and applying SEO.

  • The best practice for pricing food is to analyze your competitors and calculate your costs using Shopify’s free profit margin calculator.

Powerful apps

Showcase your food 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 food 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 food businesses at every stage and size

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

$1/month for first 3 months

Basic

For solo entrepreneurs

Most Popular
Yearly subscription price $29.00 USD per month

Card rates starting at

  • 2.7% + $0.30 NZD online
  • 2% + $0.00 NZD in person
$1/month for first 3 months

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For small teams

Yearly subscription price $79.00 USD per month

Card rates starting at

  • 2.5% + $0.30 NZD online
  • 1.85% + $0.00 NZD in person
$1/month for first 3 months

Advanced

As your business scales

Yearly subscription price $299.00 USD per month

Card rates starting at

  • 2.4% + $0.30 NZD online
  • 1.7% + $0.00 NZD in person

Start your food 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.