Why do you need a workbook or checklist to set up your Shopify Store?
You are getting ready to launch your Shopify store, but it is very confusing because there are SO MANY moving parts. It is hard to juggle all the details and remember what you added when and where.
Even reading all the blogs, or listening to webinars just creates more confusing because not one follows and shows you the right steps from beginning to end.
So to be really successful with any project, you have a checklist right? You have a shopping list, a recipe list, an exercise list etc. So if you need to reduce stress and streamline the work that needs to get done, you use a checklist.
This Shopify store checklist is a little bit different because we have turned the checklist into a workbook and a little bit of a set up journal!
The checklist is based on my book 'Shopify Made Easy' which shows you the methodical way to implement your Shopify store and get it up and running easily.
This is your ULTIMATE checklist for your Shopify store:
1. Set Up Your Shopify Store
Brand assessment & Shopify store registration including tips about naming your store.
Registering your Shopify store is the start of your online business. The next step will be to create your online presence for consumers to find your store. Your online store name is crucial to the success of your business and in this article are some ideas how to choose a good name or a fabulous name.
Article #1: How To Set Up Your Shopify Store For Success
2. Register Your Domain & Store Name
You can register your domain in Shopify or with a third-party host. Depending where you register your new store domain, you will set up your email adressess for your store.
3. Add Your Online Business Information
Business information for your Shopify store is the foundation of your online store to keep your protected.
4. Add Your Payment And Checkout Options
Understanding your money and how to get securely paid, is important. Adding the correct checkout options to your store according to your niche market, will help your customers.
Here is a series of articles:
5. Shipping & Locations For Your Business.
Set up your locations and shipping rates of your store so the process is seamless.
6. Brand Your Automated Email Notifications
Personalize your email notifications with your brand and voice to be different and memorable.
7. Create Legal Documentation For Your Business
Your legal documentation for your eCommerce store to protect your business.
8. Create A Logical Path For Your Customer
Create a clear picture of how and where your products will appear in your online store with your products and collections by starting your storyboard.
9. Automate Your Store With Tags
Logical tags will make your life easier and automate a lot of tasks. Add all your tags to know where, how and what they are and how to be strategic .
10. Visually Brand Your Store
Your brand strategy will help define how your customers see your business and product.
11. Create Your Collections For Your Shopify Store
The information you add to your collection depends on your type of customer and the information your customer needs to make a decision to buy.
12. Add Your Products To Your Store
An in-depth understanding of the information you need to create a great product page and get amazing conversions.
13. Add Your Information Pages
Add information for your customers about your store and products as you can so that they feel comfortable shopping with you.
14. Write Your Story For Your Online Presence
As a small business, you have to distinguish yourself from your competition by personalizing your business.
15. Add Apps To Your Store For Your Processes
Apps to make your processes more automated and enhance your customer’s experience in your store.
Article #15: How To Improve Your Shopify Store With Apps #15
16. Create Your Navigation For Your Store
Your navigation in your Shopify store will enable your customers to find your products.
17. Implement Your Theme & Brand
Themes & Branding -Creating all the sections to be added to your theme before you launch your store. Add your chosen theme and branding to launch your store.