Last updated on 30 June 2022
Shopify is not the easiest platform to learn, even for a professional. The same goes for any software or platform on the market. You need to put thousands of hours in to learn the tips and tricks. Here is our intro to Shopify, providing you with all of our experience as Shopify experts.
But when it comes to eCommerce, you need to put money to work as well, which makes it even harder to get the experience.
Luckily, Teckers was built by Shopify experts, so we know the tips & tricks, over 10,000 hours of experience, spent hundreds of thousands of £, so you get a head start!
We thought it’s best that we compile a list of our tutorials in one place, so it’s easy for any beginner to get started. Take a look at our tutorials below and let’s get rolling.
The basics of Shopify
Shopify is now the leading eCommerce platform. The reason it’s done so well is because of its all-in-one approach, with an easy to understand system for anyone.
It’s built to allow the general public to create a reliable online store without needing to get developers and hire countless staff.
So many individuals have become very wealthy from building Shopify stores. Just look at GymShark and MVMT, they all began using Shopify and have stuck to it today. You can see a list by Yahoo Finance of other popular stores that use Shopify here.
Shopify is built for professionals and beginners, catering for everyone. They have the best servers in the world, accurate payments systems, the best apps available and so much more.
You can even see the top countries that use Shopify, the whole world is using it!
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Shopify is the third-largest online retailer in the United States, following Amazon and eBay. Source. Check this blog for more data insights into Shopify.
Beginners, stick around because we have the best Shopify guides on the internet, linking to many different sources of valuable information.
Where do you start?
Step 1 – Get products
First of all, it’s best that you come up with a product. If it’s physical, you will need to build it or buy it ready to ship. If it’s digital, you will need to craft it ready to send.
If you’re stuck on finding ideas for a digital product, we have written an extensive guide on the 15 most profitable digital product to sell.
Step 2 – Think of a marketing plan
Marketing is crucial when it comes to Shopify. The benefit of having your own store on your own domain is that you are in full control. There are no “rules” or “rented space” like with social media or marketplaces.
But the only downside to having your own store is that you are in control of bringing the traffic. Marketplaces such as Etsy have the advantage of giving you traffic, which outways the cons of being on a marketplace and having to pay high fees. But I would always say, having your own store is so much better than being on a marketplace.
There are a few things you can work on to bring traffic:
This is my favourite by far. It does take time to get high in the rankings, but once you do, it’s constant traffic. SEO is about ranking in the top search results on Google, Bing and other search engines online.
It’s traffic that will take a while to come but will be very powerful when it does come. If you want quick money at a cost, get on the ad game below.
Facebook Ads is the most popular one that you would have heard of. From my experience, it’s the most profitable one out there. Although TikTok Ads are really starting to become what Facebook used to be when they first started their ad system.
If I were you, I would get building some ads for TikTok Ads, Facebook Ads, and Google Ads. Then touch on other ad networks if you really want to, but it depends on what you are selling.
Other ad networks include LinkedIn, Twitter, Reddit and Pinterest.
Google Ads are amazing because you don’t need to go create any videos or photos for advertising. It’s based on keywords and putting yourself at the top of the ranks. Although SEO is better than ads because you invest once, then you get traffic for ages.
Also, the search intent for anyone searching on search engines is very strong, they are searching for your product to buy, rather than FB ads putting the product in people’s faces hoping they would buy.
You will need to make sure you set up the pixel on your store for each ad network. The pixel tracks the users so you can target the right people and track the sales.
Everyone knows this one by now. If you have a bunch of followers, you can be an influencer and promote the products you would recommend. This has proven to be a good way to get sales.
Influencer marketing is also a big part of eCommerce. Entrepreneurs like Gretta Rose van Riel have proven this method to be a massive success, helping her build multiple million-dollar companies in Australia. You can get a course from Shopify on how to grow your store using Instagram here.
Step 3 – Start a store & build it
Starting a Shopify store is super easy. All you need to do is go to this link and sign up for a 14-day free trial. This is why it’s good to have a product ready so you can start selling once you have set up your store.
With eCommerce, it may take some practising to get going and bring in the sales, so the sooner you start selling, the better.
Please make sure to take a look at our Shopify tips & tricks guide, this will help you get started with some cool tips ahead of your competition.
Useful Shopify tutorials
Here are a lot of Shopify guides that we have built. We’ve had thousands of hours of experience with Shopify and want to spread the knowledge so you know exactly how to do it.
Adding products to Shopify is quite simple. Check our guide to see how it’s done quick and easy.
Collections are a way of gathering a collection of products that fall into a specific category or filter. This is important for showing the right products to your customers in the right setting.
You may decide to change your company name or even add a new domain name to your store. Our guide shows you the step by step process to getting this done quickly
Most free Shopify themes have “Powered by Shopify” in the footer. The main reason you want to remove it is that having it in the footer doesn’t look very professional. A store should be your own branding, not the tools that you use.
New Shopify stores don’t tend to show the login/register icon in the header. It’s actually a setting that you need to enable in the Shopify dashboard settings. Find out how to do it in this tutorial.
Tax is important! Don’t mess with the taxman. Check our tutorial on Shopify tax to make sure you are doing it correctly and that you don’t mess up your taxes.
Analytics tracking is so important that if you don’t do it, you are going to shoot yourself in the foot when you come to look at your data. Analytics can be added easily to your Shopify store, check our guide on how to do it.
Learn how to make a test order on Shopify to make sure you have the checkout working correctly.
Site speed is a huge ranking factor for search engines. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your page sizes to a minimum. Surprisingly, heavy images on a webpage can drastically affect the load time, which turns a lot of customers away. Customers tend to lose patience after 3-5 seconds.
Selling digital products is well known with the tech these days. Digital products vary from anything like MP3, videos, photos, eBooks and much more. Learn how to sell them securely here.
Reviews are a huge part of the eCom world. You want to make sure you have the right automations set up for your customers so that you get as many reviews as possible without breaking your back by doing it yourself.
If you are creating personalised digital files for your customers, this is the right tutorial for you. We will show you exactly the best routes to take when getting personalised products to your customers.
eBooks are the most sold digital product in the world. If you’re looking to start your own Shopify store selling eBooks, this guide is important for you. Our experts have built many digital product stores that will help you get the right information instantly.
PDFs fall in the same category as eBooks but cover a wider range of topics such as courses and instructions. Check out our guide on how to sell PDFs on Shopify, directly from our experienced Shopify developers.
Are you looking to create a marketplace on Shopify? I’m not going to lie, it’s not been the best platform for building a marketplace over recent years. I’ve built a few and there are a lot of complications. But to be fair, in 2022, it’s much better to build a marketplace on Shopify, check this guide to find out why.
Maybe your plan didn’t work out, so you want to close or pause your store. We show you exactly how to do it safely and know what each setting will do to your data.
It’s not simple changing the highlight text color in Shopify, some themes just haven’t given you the option. here, we have written a short tutorial showing you how to do it quickly.
Best Shopify apps
We installed and uninstalled countless apps over the years. Apps are the building blocks of your Shopify store and there are a lot out there! You need to make sure you are using the best apps so they don’t slow down your store.
Trust me on this, there are some bad ones that add too much dodgy code to your theme, so check our guides to find out which ones are best.
Digital downloads are a huge part of the eCommerce world. It is important to make sure that you are safely protecting your digital products from copyright and scams. Also, you need to make sure that your unloyal customers are not sharing those products around.
We have you covered! Check out the best Shopify apps for digital downloads here.
Invoices again are a huge part of online stores. Customers always want a receipt or invoice depending on whether it’s for business or personal. Make sure you are delivering the invoices in the best way possible for a better user experience. This in turn cuts down your support time because you don’t need to send invoices manually.
We all love having a nice cart interface when shopping online. It’s the perfect place to upsell and inform your customers of deals. Find the best cart apps here.
Page builders are important if you don’t know how to code and you need to customise your pages. We used these so much, it’s unbelievable. Find out which ones we like best.
If you have multiple vendors in your store and you need to pay them, check this one out. There are a few solutions now which solve this so easily.
This blog shows you what is best, whether you have a marketplace on Shopify or just need a calculation/payout tool.
SEO is so powerful and for good reason. It’s the perfect seed to plant to get organic sales. There are a lot of SEO apps on Shopify that are not great, so we have filtered down to some of the best ones.
If you are selling in multiple countries, then you will want to find a good currency converter. There’s a wide range of good ones that can change the currency depending on the user’s IP address.
Who doesn’t like free stuff? Exactly, free stuff is awesome!
As you have probably already seen, most good Shopify apps cost. There’s a reason for this so that the app developers can spend quality time to make the apps good. Business to business sales is important for the growth of eCommerce.
Fraud protection is a game-changer. Ever heard of chargebacks? If you haven’t, it’s not exciting but it is a big part of online shopping. There is always a lot of fraud, unfortunately, but there are some amazing apps out there that help prevent fraud on your store.
Check out our guide on shipping your physical products. There are many apps that can automate sequences and allow store owners to spend more time on the business.
Upsells and cross-sells have proven to increase conversion rates by a lot! That’s why these apps are super popular. Check out the best ones we have used in this blog.
Everyone hates losing sales. But luckily, you can recover customers by using abandoned cart apps.
Here is a full list of the best Shopify apps on the app store. Tried and tested by our team of Shopify developers.
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- 12 Tips on How to Recover Abandoned Carts
Other questions you might ask
If you have any requests for tutorials on Shopify, please fire us a comment below and we will get back to you! We always want to help beginner Shopify eCommerce owners to do better and if we can do that, we will.
If you’re interested in learning more about Shopify, check out Shopify’s guides here. Learn more about how to start an online store as a beginner here.