Introduction to Shopify
Shopify started over ten years ago when our founder Tobi wanted to sell snowboards with his company at that time called Snowdevil. He quickly realized it was incredibly challenging to sell snowboards online without an easy to use ecommerce platform. So he decided to create it himself, and Shopify was born.
Shopify is now the leading commerce platform designed for businesses of all sizes. Whether you sell online, on social media, in store, or out of the trunk of your car, Shopify has you covered. The first Shopify store was our own, and it’s been our mission to make commerce better for everyone ever since.
How does Shopify work?
Whether you’re a budding jewelry designer and want to start selling your products, or a musician and want to sell your latest mixtape, or if you have an established business and want to grow, Shopify can help you. Hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs from over 175 countries trust Shopify to help sell their products.
Below you’ll find the different products or services that you can sell on Shopify. Even if you know what you’re selling already, it may give you some ideas for other services you could sell to grow your business.
One of the trickiest aspects of running an online store is calculating the shipping costs. If you underestimate, you could end up losing a lot of money. Overestimate, and you might scare off customers with high prices.
POS, (or ‘Point of Sale’) is handy if you plan to sell your products in the real world too. Perhaps at a pop-up shop, a market or a bricks-and-mortar store.
If you’ve got a big social following, you can recreate your entire shop on your Facebook page with a ‘shop’ tab. Customers can buy straight from you without having to redirect to your website, ensuring a smoother sales process.
Dropshipping is a whole new way to run an online store. The best part? You don’t need to buy a ton of inventory to get started.
When a customer buys a product from your store, you then place an order with a third-party supplier, who then ships the product to your customer.