How to use Shopify: tips for beginners

Shopify is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms in the world – and it’s not hard to see why. If you want to get selling online from a standing start, Shopify is almost certainly the fastest way to do it. You can have a simple online store designed, populated, hosted and launched within quite literally minutes. When we rounded up the best website builders for small businesses, Shopify was our pick for the easiest ecommerce site. 

However, there are still a few things worth knowing if you want to get the most out of Shopify as quickly as possible – and that’s where this guide comes in. We’ve put together a few essential tips for getting started with Shopify – helping you get your store up and running as fast as possible, and ensuring you do everything you need to do before you launch. 

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Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.