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Pros & Cons of the Shopify Platform

Shopify is one of the greatest platforms ever created for e-commerce. But like anything else, and has its disadvantages and advantages. For most people, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages, but to be fair, both sides should be presented so that you can choose whether or not Shopify is right for your e-commerce venture. Let’s start with some of the advantages of Shopify.

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New Store Owner Training: How Do Taxes Work?

So, you are a new Shopify store owner. You might be wondering about taxes. Anytime someone sells products online they have to worry about sales tax. But not everyone pays sales tax and you may not have to pay tax on any of the orders that you sell. In addition, you have to worry about income tax. If you’ve worked for yourself before you know that as an independent contractor or self-employed individual you have to pay your own taxes and that means keeping track of things like expenses, income and other factors.

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How to Get Stock Photos for your Shopify Store

If you are selling items online that you don’t actually physically have at your location or if you have the items at your location but you just don’t have the facilities to take good photos you might want to consider using stock photos for the products in your Shopify store. There are actually quite a few companies out there that deal with product stock photos and you may be able to find what you’re looking for. If you are selling specialized products that don’t have stock photos you may have to consider other options which will discuss here.

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How to Choose a Shopify Theme

So, you’re wondering how you choose a Shopify theme. There are a lot of them to choose from and there are a few selection options that you have. Shopify has over 100 free themes in their theme store. But they also have a large number of premium themes. If you choose a free theme you can install it on your site without incurring an extra charge. The premium themes vary in price usually between $100 and $200, but they can certainly be higher than that. However, those are not the only two options that you have when it comes to premade themes for Shopify.

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How Shopify Pays Store Owners

If you’re considering Shopify one of the things that you’re going to want to know is how you’re going to get paid. Shopify has a built-in payment gateway that uses their credit card machines to process all of your sales. At regular intervals, Shopify pays the storeowners what they are owed, minus any credit card fees that come with your Shopify plan. This is actually a really great way to accept payments because it is 100% secure, already integrated into your Shopify site and very easy to use. But you might be wondering how you get paid. Here is the lowdown on how Shopify pays their storeowners.

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How Does Shopify Support Work?

If you Shopify store or you are considering a Shopify store, you might be wondering what sort of support options are available to you and how they actually work. You’ll be pleased to know that Shopify’s customer support is one of the reasons that the platform is so popular. In this article, we’ll explore that popularity as it relates to the customer service that Shopify offers its merchants. If you are considering going with Shopify this will allow you to evaluate their customer service and determine whether or not you want to work with the platform.

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Four Winning Tips for Using Pinterest to Make Sales in your Shopify Store

If you own a Shopify store, odds are that you already know about the social media tie-ins that you can do, especially adding the buy button to Pinterest posts. However, even though this is available, and everyone knows that social media can be a valuable source of sales, there are still people out there that resist using Pinterest – mostly because they have never used it and are a little uneasy about a new social media platform, particularly one that uses pictures as its primary form of communication and not words. So, if you are not currently using Pinterest with your Shopify store, here are four tips that will help you use this social media powerhouse to make sales.

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Can Your Brick-and-Mortar Store Work Hand-in-Hand with Shopify?

If you have a brick-and-mortar store, and you are thinking about opening an online store using Shopify, you might be wondering just how that would work and whether or not the two are compatible. Rest assured, their business owners all over the world the do exactly that. In fact, because of the economy, business owners are struggling everywhere. Many of them adopt their e-commerce website in the hopes that their business will be profitable once again. Here are some things to keep in mind if you already have a brick-and-mortar store.

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An Overview of the Shopify App Store

Not everyone knows this, but when you sign up for Shopify you actually get access to a huge number of apps that can integrate with your Shopify site and allow you to have more functionality, more flexibility and add some pretty cool features that might just be the difference between a few sales and a whole lot. If you are a Shopify store owner, and you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the App Store yet, here is an overview so you can know what you’re going to get, and some good advice about how, why and when you should get apps.

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