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Shopify - Setting Up Your First Shopify eCommerce Store

Kevin Ward, Germinate

Shopify - Setting Up Your First Shopify eCommerce Store

Kevin Ward, Germinate

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12 Lessons (1h 26m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

    • 2. Lesson 1: Creating your Shopify Store

    • 3. Lesson 2: Adding Your First Product

    • 4. Lesson 3: Editing Your Products

    • 5. Lesson 4: Creating Your First Collection

    • 6. Lesson 5: Creating Your Navigation Menu

    • 7. Lesson 6: Creating Pages for Shopify

    • 8. Lesson 7: Apps and Shopify

    • 9. Lesson 8: Setting up the Theme

    • 10. Lesson 9: Update your Settings

    • 11. Lesson 10: Adding Your Domain Name

    • 12. Launch and Final Thoughts

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About This Class

In this class we will introduce the Shopify platform and take students through the process of creating their first store. Included in the class will be content creation including pages and products, store organization collections and navigation. The basics of theme setup and an overview of the setting that need to be setup to launch a store. 

Students will be able to create their first store and test out the skills they have learnt. 

The class is geared towards students who wish to open an eCommerce store and have limited or no exposure to Shopify as a platform. 

To complete the project students will need a Shopify account, a free 14 day account can be setup here, which should be long enough to complete this course.

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Kevin Ward



Kevin has an MSc in Computing and Information Systems from Greenwich University , London, UK.  He now lives in Florida. After teaching Computer Studies in the UK in the mid 90's, he took a 2 year volunteer placement in Kenya to teach computing at Kisumu National Polytechnic, it was during this time that teaching and the business of eCommerce intersected. After supporting local artisans to sell products online in Kenya, Kevin launched a eCommerce wholesale company in the US importing and selling Fair Trade handicrafts online.  After 16 years he sold the company and now focuses on helping others start their eCommerce businesses through his new startup

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1. Class Introduction : Hi, My name's Kevin Ward on I'm with German eight dot com. This course is called setting up your first Shopify e commerce store. And it is exactly that. It's for first time users of Shopify on. We're gonna take you from the very beginning of creating a free trial store on. We're gonna take you all the way through to publishing that store and turning it into a live website with your own domain and everything. So in this course, we're gonna cover things like creating your first product creating your collection so we can organize those products are building them into a navigation so that you've got some menus in your store adding some pages such as about us and contact us. We're gonna look at APS that are available within Shopify, understand what they are when you shouldn't should not use them. We're going to also talk about the theme developments, even make the site look the way you want it to look. Are we gonna look at that? Some of the course setting, such as shipping taxes? Yeah, I have injected payments. Look at payments. So then, once we've got your site basically ready, we'll show you how to add a custom domain to it so that instead of become a my shopping by sight, it becomes your dot com side or dark or whatever and then we're going to actually launch that site. So again, who is this site for? Its for people who want to set up a Shopify site, have very little knowledge understanding of Shopify have not interacted with Shopify much before. And we're gonna take you from basic We assume no pre knowledge to. Don't worry if this is your first time with e commerce. If this is, this course is for you, this is Shopify 101 Okay, so during the course we're gonna do a project. If you follow the project through with us, you're gonna get much more at the course than if you choose not to it. So when I asking you to do is at the end of each of our session's gonna ask you to do something, we shop it like in the first lesson, I'll be creating a free Shopify account on, Then it will be things like adding some product, creating some collections, etcetera. If you follow the course through and you do the project. By the end of the course, you will have a fully functional e commerce site, which is exciting. So anyway, we're looking forward to taking you through that process If you want to follow. If you want to join this course, just click the joint Now. Save now. Andi, I will see you in the next lesson. Thanks and look forward to We're moving forward and creating your first Shopify store. 2. Lesson 1: Creating your Shopify Store: Hi. And thanks for joining me for our first lesson in the setting up your first Shopify e commerce store class. What we're gonna do today is we're basically going to create that first Shopify account so that we actually have a framework toe work on. So Shopify Zen e commerce platform essentially provides all the tools you need to create your online store. And this class is designed to take you through those stools or at least the tools that are involved in setting up your first store. Eso Yeah, there's a link in the product description that will get you to a free trial. A 14 day free trial. 14 days. Should be plenty for you to run through this course. Um So if you click on that link, it will take you to this page that you're seeing now. So we need to into our email address in here. It already knows my email address. So let's click get started. Okay, Now it wants a password, and he wants the name of your store. Now, the name of your story does not have to be the name that you intend to Brian a store on. If you were to use the store and go live with it at the end. Which, of course you could. You're gonna be out to change the name of your store along the way by using a custom domain name for the purposes of this course and encourage you to use s s or skill share on, then toe. Help us understand where you are in the country. Perhaps your zip code. Okay. And if that is already gone, it means that somebody else is in your zip code and is using is during this course, so that's great. Just put a dash one dust to dust three. Whatever it takes to make make it work, I'm gonna create the store shop. If I was gonna ask me a few simple questions just for their marketing team, Really? They want to understand what I'm doing here and what I am plan to do with the store. Okay, so here we go. They want to know if we're already selling, and I and the easiest thing to stop you getting is, um I'm just playing around rages. Tell them that you just, you know, you know, serious. And then they won't be nagging you with their sales reps. Okay, so let's move on to next. Okay? Now it's gonna want to know some basic information about you in order to create your account. I use, um, pre filled information there that my browser remembers that actually is Know my address? Ah, or telephone number. But it needs a telephone number in here. I'm just gonna put the fives. Okay. Lets for the fives in there just to you, you know? And then that was good. Okay, It's gonna take a minute now to finish creating the store, and then we should get a free storefront. So this is our store. It's our free account. Um, And in the next lesson, we're going to start working at it. Set this up. This is a free trial. You did not put any credit card information. It is not going to charge you anything. It will just expire after 14 days. If for any reason you want to cancel it, you can cancel it in settings. Andi, in settings you can then go to account and an account. You can come all the way down to here and you can just close your store. Okay. What I'd like you to do now before the next lesson is go through the process of creating your store. So use the link underneath the project to create yourself a free trial of current. Or if you already have an account or if you haven't have access to development accounts. Great. Just get yourself to a point where you've got a clean try account that doesn't have any products, any customers or anything like that in there, and then we'll catch you at the next lesson. 3. Lesson 2: Adding Your First Product: Hi. Today we're gonna look at products and how you had products to your Shopify site. So in the last lesson, we set up a Shopify account. So you should all have access now to a Shopify account. And your screen is gonna look something like what I have in front of me. So down the left hand side here, we've got the main sort of areas of your store. Ah, on. We're gonna look at the product section today. Okay, So let's click on products. So there are two ways really to add products to a Shopify. Still where there are other ways through APS, but we're not going to get into that. So we've got add products through this button here, and then we've got import products, and once we create our first product, the screens changes. Okay, so aside, our first product manually through ad product. Now, I already have some data in no pad of a product of that I want to add. So you're gonna have to find a product on get to a place where you're happy. How with some product data so that you can create a product if you don't know. Ah, where the fine products then just such around through wholesalers. Ah, a wholesaler that we work with a lot. It's global crafts of actually do drop chipping as well Drop shipping by global crafts there This is one of their products. You know I'm gonna upload an image. Yeah, you go. And you can have multiple images and on your product page or you'll see multiple images come up later on. Um so we've got a title. We've got a description. We've got a new image. Now we need some pricing. So we want to sell this for 79 95 I wanted to look as if it's on sale. So let's put a higher number in the compare at price that'll make Shopify see it. This product is something that's on sale on. I'm gonna like Shopify do some reporting and data for me. I'm gonna tell it that I'm buying the product for $50. This is a taxable product. It will only get taxed if it's sold within the same a state that I'm actually in. Let's give a skew code. Excuse coat is a unique code for wrapped Roddick. Ah, it's usually an internal code with the wholesaler or the importer? Oh, you can issue your own skew coats. One thing that's very important with e commerce business in general is scoop. Kurds do not change ever. So once you've allocated to skew code, don't change it and don't reuse it on another product. Okay, The U P. C barcode is something that is usually issued by the manufacturer or the importer. Um, it does not change again on certain websites such Aziz Amazon etcetera require you PC codes . So that's something you get from your wholesaler. I haven't got one for this product. Shopify tracks his inventory, so I don't want to over sell this. I only have one of them going about one in the quantity. Do not I'm not gonna check this if I check this than the whole inventory management system would go out of place. Okay? This is a physical product. It's kind of require shipping. It's gonna weigh about £5. Ah, If I want to put the tariff code in for my importing reports, then I could do that as well. I'm not going to do that today, okay? Ah, this product does not have variants if it had different sizes. It sizes. Let's say there was Ah, this is a 24 inch. But let's say there was a 12 inches. Well, let's do that. Let's add that. So let's that, uh, orange Okay on and 12 in Do that. And now it's created to sub products here. They're both other divers. Have their excuse on disk use are different. So in this case, I'm gonna call it 12 a and 12 be OK. They can have their own pockets, and they can have their own inventory in the 12 inch. Should probably be a little bit cheaper rate, but, you know, in there. Okay, so I've got my variations on this is my search engine. What's gonna look like in a search engine? And I can edit that if I don't like it. So let's add something to the title there. Let's put the word, um, Wall art in there. So we get a bit more traffic allessio stuff there. Okay, lets go back up. So I want to fill in a little bit of this data on the side. So we're gonna call this Ah, wall Art. How the vendor is, um let me get that off My little note pad here. Quite a bouquet is the producer. I definitely want to start with that, and I want to give it some tags. So we're going to start off by saying that it's Ah gecko. It's not collections on. Sorry, that really, that we haven't made any collections here, and we don't want to make the connections here. We're gonna look at that in the next session or in one of the sessions. So gecko and I'm also going to say large cause order. This is a 24 inch piece of any other, the other one to show you how that works. Save that. Okay, now we can take a look at the products through this view, but in here, all we can take a look at the entire online store with this view. So let's just have a look at the product for now. Okay? If you had a password screen, come up there. Just a point to notice that whenever you start with a new store with Shopify, they always put a fast word on it. You can take that password off by going to online store preferences. And at the very bottom. There's this. Ah, enable password. This will automatically protective you, uncheck it and save it. The password will disappear. So Okay, we've got a product we've gotta put. There we go. And if I change, the price changed size. Sorry. The price changes in this theme isn't particularly, you know, extensive and doesn't really do much with this, So that doesn't Doesn't, like, great when it's on sale, but different themes. We're gonna handle those variants in different ways, but that's a basic first product. Okay, let's go back to our store. And we said there were two ways of handling products handling of products. Right? And I just want to show you now that I've got a product, my product screen has completely changed. Now, if I want to add products, the button is up here, okay? And if I want to import products, then I need to have a file in a C S V format that's formatted correctly for shopping by the I happened tohave that file for a lot of Matt Haitian. Mettler. So let me find that far out. It's called us. It's actually been exported from another Shopify. Still, that's why it's good product export. Um, I over Yeah. No, I'm not. I'm just gonna If I took over right here, it will overwrite the existing product. Do not click overwrite. It will not overwrite the existing product, but it will only do that based on the product handle which, given that I made that product manually, will probably no match my file anyway. Somebody's going to click upload now. It gives me a quick look at what he thinks it's going to do. It thinks it's gonna one load. Ah, 180 products with 200 skews. So there's gonna be some variants in there and around about 180 images. This is an example of a title example of a description on when it's gonna So we're just gonna let this thing go, and now it's gonna take, Say, it's going to take about 30 minutes on dykan. Come back at any point and I can do other things at the same time. But it's not gonna take 30 minutes surviving. Actually refresh the page now you'll start to see them popping up almost immediately. Not yet. OK, we'll give that a minute will refresh the page in a minute. So what we want you to do as your project today is to find some products research, some wholesalers, whatever, um, find a few products. Makes you know if you can't find any. You don't have any interest in doing the research Just after Amazon. Find a couple of products that you want A list on your store is just demo data. Okay, um, create a few products and then go and visit the product page off one of your products. Any product will do. Okay, View it. We're apathy. Entire u R l off the product page. Copy that you are on. Then go into the school share page, create your project and tell us a little bit about the store that you're creating and paste in the URL off the product page that you just created. Okay, so that's the project for today. Let's have a quick look. Massive. We've got any products just before we close. There we go. We've got a ton of products starting Teoh pop up on. We should have 180 in about 30 minutes. So by the time we come back to the next lesson, will see a bunch of products out there. Okay, Thanks. 4. Lesson 3: Editing Your Products: Hi. So in the last lesson, we looked at products and we added a product on. I also uploaded a product feed from a distribution partner. So before we jump onto collections, which is gonna be the next session, I wanted Teoh just say a few things about products. One of the biggest mistakes that I see A with people starting their own websites first time around is that they managed to get a product file from a wholesaler or drop shipper, some other partner, some of the content from somewhere on a imported into their site, and they never touch it. So remember that you think you think about it. If if a wholesaler or a drop shipper has put out a product file, product file has probably been used by hundreds. If not thousands of online merchants on those products exist on the Internet now. It's not a problem that those products exist everywhere because you're gonna be building up your own brand. But it is a problem if you're using duplicate content. If your content is exactly the same as everyone else is on, I can guarantee you that 99% of the people using that product far have never changed anything. So I am gonna implore you at this point that if you've taking a product violin, urine, putting it into your website now or when you get to do this for real when you when you launched your first real store and you're not just doing the training store, Please, please go in and change every product that you spend. It have 100 products that a unique than half ah 1000 products that all duplicate on and all over this. So let's have a look at how to do that. So let's go into this one here. Okay? So the product title, this particular wholesale I actually drop shipper has put the vendor name on the end off the title of the product. We've already got the vendor names stored over here in vendors. We don't need it up here, so that can go straight away. And then, as we word, this So this is a metal 11 inch nativity with a star design. Okay, so let's call it a strange it met law. Well, uh, 11 inch featuring Okay, have achieved train. Um, on a just Ah, basically, he doesn't really matter. you know, you make it up to make it long as it's a fair reflection of what you're selling. Um, so let's grab that, cause I want to use that somewhere else. Now, I'd also do the same to the description. Really important. Change the description around a little bit. Um, you might want to put if you know what the domain name of your store's gonna be when it's finished. In this case, I'm going to call it Haitian Craft Start Caramel Haitian crafts total You might want to put in there. You know, um, that domain name somewhere in there that helps make it really exclusive so that no one else can use exactly the same thing. But let's go down here. We definitely got this image. It would be great if we could institute some of our own images. That usually means buying one of products off the old solar to take your own photos. That's great if you could do it. I understand that most people can't, but the least we can do. He's had some old tag checks to it. Just put the title in there, okay? And then down the very bottom here we've got this stuff that's been created for the search engine. We definitely want to change that. So we want to chat again. We want to change the product title. We want to change the description on. We also want to transfer handle so that it's our own handle, at least in this sort of things that Google's looking at. Okay, so we also it's OK now the other thing we want to do is we want to add some while we're in here. We want to add some, but what? We don't want to just look at what we don't want to change. We do not want to change the skew code because that's cute. Coat is what we're gonna be using toward drink order the product off the distribution partner when we sell one. We do not want to change the barcode because ah Barco to issued uniquely for each product by the manufacturer. Okay. Ah, the other thing we do not want to change unless we know any different is the weight are we assume that the partner distribution partner who has the product in their hand knows the weight. Okay, so later on in the next session we're gonna be doing some collections in order to do collections. We're gonna want to add some tags because that's how I'm going to do my collections. There are many ways to do collections, but this is the way that most people do it. Most of the time. I'm gonna add the tag Haiti because this product comes from 80. Um, this tiger is about 11 inches, so this qualifies is small in the scheme of things for this particular set of products, Uh, it's a Nativity. Okay, that should do me. I'm gonna save that. Okay, so that's changing. Editing a product that has been created through a product file. I also want to show you a little trick, because I understand that editing all these products is time consuming, right? So let's just take no angels. For example, Do a search and you'll get up all the angels. Will a pier here. Okay, Everything featuring an angel. Anything with the word angel in its product title. Basically, let's select all of these and then let's had some tags to these on book. Okay? We know that all of these come from 33 We know that all of these have angels in them? Um, most of them a tabletop. But I'm not sure that all of the minor there's there some warlord down there, So I'm gonna leave that that'll do me for now, there's some other stuff that weaken Dio on book as well that we can edit these products. And then here we can choose the fields that we want in place. So we've got the title. We've got to skew. We've got the price not gonna change those here, So I'm gonna get rid of the skew because I'm not going to change that. Um, so we've got title page title, which is part of my ex CEO, um, down the bottom of the page on this side. Something else. Let's that, um it's that the tags in there, Okay, so now you can see in this sort of almost like a spreadsheet type format, you can know, click around and edit these things at will. Okay. One thing to note, and I'll show you here because I don't want these pages. You can actually do this on Booker's. Well, you convey drag this down to here and now anything you change in this one he's gonna is changing on all of this. One thing to note. Now it's saying that all of these are subject to being changed. They have been edited. If I was to go back to products here, those changes would be lost. Okay, If I click, save your notice when I click, say if they're gonna save one by one. If I've saved 50 changes or something like that, that's going to take a minute or two to Saif. And if you never get away from this page during that safe process, the work will be lost. Okay, so you have to be patient, you click save, and you wait for those ticks to come all the way down to all of you saves. And you wait for this sort of box of the bottom to tell you that everything saved. Okay, so that's how you can edit stuff on book. Uh, I just want to reiterate it is critical that you do not have duplicate contact when somebody provides you with a data file. It is typically that data file has been used by hundreds if not thousands of other merchants. Do you know, just use it as it is. Okay. Next lesson. We're gonna look at collections. So before that, to continue your project a little bit, you can make sure you've got a reasonable number of products. It doesn't have to be, You know, a couple of 100 that I've got using a product file, but at least sort of 10 products in there so that you can do some navigation with the you can do some collections first on their modern navigation further down the road. 5. Lesson 4: Creating Your First Collection: Hi. So we've booked a products and now we're gonna move on to collections. So collections are basically virtual subsets off products in most shopping carts. Used categories categories are very fixed and rigid. You put a product in the category, and that's pretty much it. Then it's in that category. Collections have much more flexibility, especially when paired with navigation and filters within navigation, which will look at, you know, in a future lesson. So let's have a look at collections today. Okay, so shopping your Shopify site is gonna automatically come along with one home page collection. This is typically used. When we get to theme set up, you'll see this typically used as the default for, you know, featured products on the home page of your website. Okay, uh, so home page is a manual collection. There are two types of collections as a manual collection and what Shopify call smart collections. So let's start by having a look. I won't use home page because it's already created will come back to that in a minute, but let's create a manual collection of our own. I'm going to just cool this, you know, manual election past. You're going to call it, you know, for camp I, Joe are angels or whatever it is, you get a group together in this collection. Items on sale. Whatever. OK, so we're gonna chew, we can give it a description. First off, the description will actually go on the collection page. So essentially, when you navigate to a specific collection such as angels, if you want it to describe the collection of angels at the top of the page, you would put that in the description here. Having a description is also pretty good for your essay. Oh, because it makes your website different to anyone else's. Because you've written it again. That unique content problem starts to get solved a little bit, and it also gives the page something to put in this search engine preview. So even if you do not do a description here because you do not want it to physically see it on the page for design purposes, you will definitely want to do it under here. Under this edit website s here, the other thing you can add to a collection and this is regardless of whether it's manual or smart, you can add an image on an image is going to be used by the theme typically, and it depends on the theme, but typically the image is going to be spread across the top of the page like a banner. So you want to play around you where you want to look at your theme settings and help file to work out what size at them it should be, or play around with a few different sizes to see what looks best on. Once you've worked out what size you want your collection image to bay, make sure that it's consistent on every collection that you had an image to. Okay, we don't want different pages looking looking different because the image sizes different. So we're gonna make this into a manual collection, and I can't do anything with it until I save it on. Just to remind you, I would be going into this edit website s ago on, I would be giving it a unique title for such engines to look out and I would be giving it a description. Okay, so I'm gonna save that. Okay, so now that we've made our collection that to put some products in it Because it's a manual collection, we're gonna manually select those products so we can just talk, start searching or just press berus. We don't have that many Parex. So let's just put a couple of just check the boxes. And in these products, I'm just picking some randomly. It doesn't. I'm not thinking about what they are. Yeah, So let's add those and you'll see those products are showing up. Some of them are unavailable. When I imported the product for some of these, had zero infantry in them actually changed the M entry to quantity, but they would still need to be made available on the website. Okay, Now we can sort these by best selling lowest price newest products, oldest products, product title. I want to sort them by lowest Price said cheapest items will be at the top. Okay. And I'm gonna save that. You can see a lot of these air out of stock. Oh, at least unavailable. I'm gonna save that. I don't have to save it because it's saving it automatically to the save button is not tired lighted. I haven't made any textual changes. If I was to change the title here, Teoh featured products. Backside would have to be made manually. I'd have to click the save button. But when I'm adding products to a collection, this is a well saved, as things are at, it gets those all automatically saved. So save that. Okay. Okay, so that is a manual collection. Let's go back to my collections. So that's make a ah, let's make a collection for the larger metal pieces. And let's do this using the tack, so create collection. So I'm going to call this, uh, large. It'll all arts again? I wouldn't want to give it a description. I might want to give it an image, but I'm gonna use an automated collection. But you often a hair referred to a smart collection. Okay, so now that its automated I can pick conditions and there are various conditions that they can do so I could use product title contains a certain word I could use. The product vendor equals a certain product vendor. I can use pricing as part of this. I could do products between under $50 in this case, so I'm gonna use product tag on. I'm gonna put the product tag is equal. Teoh large that, but now it hasn't. It is not showing me any products, so this suggests to me that we don't have any products that are marked large. So let's just go back to our products really quickly into a book at it. In my definition, for this particular subset of product, anything that is 24 inches, he's going to be large. So I can select all the 24 inch pieces, not just the 50 on this page, but all of the 24 inch pieces in the store, and I can add the tag large. Now let's go back and look at that collection that we saved before that did not have any products in it. Because it is a smart collection or an automated collection, it now has a products. So as you add new products, so long as you tag them large, they're gonna show up in here automatically. You don't have to come in and manually add products to collections when you're using collections that are smart. One thing to note is sometimes these conditions, you can have multiple conditions, so this one is product tagging. Was the lunch a say for argument's sake we wanted it to be. Angel is Well, oh, it's saved that No, what that's going to do at the moment because we've got this all collections radio button ticked. Then it has to be large and angel. We've effectively put an end in the middle, you know? Okay, refresh that. And you can see that only the pieces that match the criteria large and angels show up. If I wanted to be large or angel, I can change it. Toe any condition? Yes, we fresh those products and you'll start to see not only all the large pieces, but also anything that has the word angel in it is going to show up. Okay, I'm gonna delete the angel first, particular one because I want to do it that way. But that's just to demonstrate. It's a common problem that I see. People say I felt it. I've got tags and I've got all my tax in place, and I have used my tag thing here, but I'm not seeing any products in it. Why aren't I seeing any products? But you're not seeing any products because you've got more than one condition and you've put all conditions and therefore, nothing is matching all of the conditions. That is a common problem. We also have this filter, the same as we did on the manual collection. We can now change it to Lois Price of this up. A common one for this would be, for example, toe have, um, newest at the top so you can do a collection Cordon you. So let's do that. Let's let's were saved, this one. Let's also create a collection that's creating another collection. Let's create a collection called new products. Okay, the sake of showing your butt. Ah, this collection, which is a lot of our new products. Okay, I would could add an image to it, and I know I haven't been anywhere else, but let's have a quick image to it all the years that one. Just cause it's there, it's gonna be automated on. It's going to be I want every product in the website that has m entry in this, and I just want to sort it by new. So inventory is greater than one. It's i e. It's in stock, and I'm going to save that, okay? And then what? I'm going to come down and do is, I'm gonna sort it. Let's refresh the products first. It's gonna basically have everything that's in Stark here is going to show up and I'm gonna sort it by newest now, reality check. In my case, I imported everything the same day. So there's no such thing is in new product. But as I add new products, they would go on to the top of this because Shopify knows when they were added into the system. Okay, that is saved automatically. Okay, so there's another collection called new products, and I just want to remind you that I do come down and edit the website s C. Both the title, the description and the description. It's critical that you do your s e o along the way. Okay, so they're cycle elections. So what we need to do now is to make a few thought a top line collections for the doesn't also products that you've put into your your your admin, um, on again, make sure that we've got a link to that in your product in your project file on the product project tab of this school share class on. If you want to view this along the way. Just by the way, you just point out you could always view your online store here. No, I don't want to say that We have not done navigation yet, so do not expect those. Those collections are not showing up. That will become apparent in the next lesson. But you can see just by the default theme this is your home page collection. It exists, and it's starting to get some products in it. And you can view all of you products by just clicking on the catalogue option There. This is all the products. Okay, so when we get to our theme set up, this will change. And in the next session, we're gonna look at the navigation. So we're gonna work out how to build these collections into menus so that they do start to appear here. Okay? 6. Lesson 5: Creating Your Navigation Menu: Hi. So in this lesson, we're gonna look at navigation. Navigation is essentially menus in Shopify, so we've created and products on now and some collections in our products. So let's go there we click, we created products and we created some collections. Let's have a look at those collections that we've currently got. So we've got two collections that we're gonna be working with today. One is called New Products On its inventory. Stark is greater than zero in the last lesson, actually said is greater than one. But if you think about it, we want everything that's in stock. So it's gonna be greater than zero and that that is sorted by New Date added. So it's going to show the newest products of the top. The second collection were working with is this large metal wall art, which is ALS, the products that attacked with the tag large. I want to do a little bit more tagging before I jump in straight into the navigation. So let me get all products and just do a couple of tax. So I'm gonna look for all the pieces that happened were tree in the title in this particular case, essentially made several trees life. So I'm gonna select them all. And I'm gonna add attack. I'm gonna add the tag tree. Okay? I'm what it's doing that. Then I'm gonna search for re hearts. These are gonna be trees. Were all pieces of metal out that have the word heart in them. I'm gonna select all now. Actually, I'm looking at that, and there's tired of why that's coming up there, but I'm gonna take that off. I don't want to take that with heart. Let's add the tag heart apply changes. Okay, so it's gonna be tagging those in the background while we're doing the next bit. So what we're gonna do today is we're gonna look at the online store, Justin, so that you know, the navigation is in the on my store because it effects the actual website channel. Shopify has, um, or lots of different channels. So if you click on the plus side, you can see that you can sell your products on Facebook or Amazon. Ah, destined by buttons as eBay. There's all sorts of things. But when you add your products to this generals, when you add these channels into your admin you're gonna find they're gonna live separately to your on my store, and the navigation that you set in your own life story is not going to impact them. So when you're doing your navigation or pages or the will do in a future episode, then these things just effect the online store. But I'm only working with the online store today, so let's have a look at navigation body thought. You'll have a foot of menu and a maid menu, and you'll probably have something in your main menu. I deleted the earlier Um, let's have your foot. A menu is the piece that goes at the very bottom off your theme. It doesn't matter what seem you're working. It's gonna come down here somewhere on. We'll set that up as we set the themes. They don't worry about the fact that it's duplicated at the moment, but you can see that it's put a menu. Such the main menu is going to go across the top off screen, and everything is slightly different. But this team is going to go here, so let's have a look at the main menu. So the first thing we want to do in the main menu is out. A menu item on what I'm going to start with is new products. Now I want it. I know that I want to link it to the collection that we built that says new products. But I also want to show you what that what it's capable of linking to so you can link it to a search page you can lead to any of your collections. You can link that menu to any one of your products in your store. Any page that you've created in your store, any blog's that you've created or individual block posts on. You can actually link it to Policy Page. Or you can just type in the U. R L. If you want to link it to an external resource. In this case, we want to link it to the collections. We want the collection to be new product so we can do this one of two ways. We can either go into the collections and then navigate through all the collections, and that's simple with the amount of collections that we've got. Just click on the new products or you can just type in here because you know, you collections called new products that we could be in new. You'll see it come up was one of the few options that it finds. We don't want to take this doing. Just click add. Let's save that and just see what that looks like. I only go to the home Patch Press F five and we have new products as part of our menu and click on it, remembering the new products we tested out by putting an image in there. So it's taken the image and it's turned it into a banner. You know, it's not the greatest image. If I was gonna If I really wanted to do that on my collection pages, then I would format April brand image. That's the appropriate size and shape for that. Maybe you can see these are all of the products in the store, and they're sorted by New told. In reality, we obviously imported all these into the store once, so they're all as old as each brother in the normal scheme of things. As we had new products to the store moving forward, they're going to go at the top of this page. Okay, so that's and new products. Let's that's something else. Nice that Nagy. Little more. Okay, that's just trying to spell that. Right. Okay, on Let's link that through the collection, Ben, with large one collection with large in it. There is a large metal wall are okay. We wanted to be everything. So we'll click. Saif has said five that and there we have large metal wall. Are anybody? Click it. It's got all the bigger pieces of water. Okay, so let's go to another. And this 75 products in this one, Where is in the new products? Just to show you this. 227 products that there are plenty of Parex that did not were not tagged with large. And we remember in our collection we made the collection large metal water based on the tag large. Okay, lets go in a little bit further. Let's try and put a sub menu on that for trees of life, Christie, Tree of Life. Now we want that we're gonna do here, we're gonna use a little bit of a trick. We're gonna use our large election on. We're gonna look for everything in that collection that's tagged with the word tree. Okay, now let's have a look at that. I see what that does. Okay? It's got a tree of life here, and it's a large metal that has tagged with trade. Now is only 25 of these. So we're getting into a smaller subset so that we really want that to be a subset of large . So we got large now with a sub menu tree of life. Save it. Refresh. There we go. We got a drop down menu called Tree of Life. So I sat another one. Ah, what did we have? We had angels rate. So we still want to work. We're still only looking for It's still gonna be a sub menu. So we still only want to work with the large collection. Then we wanna tag angel menu saved. Let's go here and click. Refresh. Now we should have to. There we go. We've got Angel. We've only got three products in here. Three products that were both in the large collection and also tanked with Angel. Let's do another one called Heart. So these are hearts ex yet restaurant and I still gonna be in the large collection and we're going to save that after we tagged it. Hearts. Let's just do that for Nam Heart save. I know we want that in that category there we dio Did I say that? I don't think I did. Rips saved. They're safe. Let's have a look at that on the drop down and there we go. We've got 1/3 1 with hearts, three hearts. If I wanted to, I could move their heart up because it's really a subcategory of my tree of life. It didn't grab there, there, Yeah, save do now. If I refresh this, I should have okay with the way it's filtering it, the weather's menu is set up in the template. It's giving me sub menus underneath the titles. We can change that when we get into the templates, and we started signing the temporary, but you can basically see The Tree of Life now has a sub menu called Hearts. It's not very attractive. I don't like the way it's doing that, but we'll set that up when we get into the theme. Okay, so that is how you do nested menus. You can obviously, you know, there are other ways to do this we could have created a collection for tree of Life and filtered. It'll down in the collection, um, on linked directly to a collection. But then you would end up with hundreds of collections by doing it this way. We just taking the one collection large metal Waller. And we're using the filtering system within the navigation in order to determine these sub categories, as it were, the sub menus somewhat should go in this sub pennies. Okay, cool. So that's your navigation as your sort of homework as it were. Um, add some navigation to your ah project on DA, you know, maybe make some notes on your school share project, telling us what navigation you you've made on her and how that's worked for you. Okay? And we'll see you next time. 7. Lesson 6: Creating Pages for Shopify: Hi. So, in this lesson, we're gonna look at pages, pages, air, a form of content within Shopify. And we've already looked at one form of content, which is our products. Remember back we created a bunch of products. The this is, ah, form of content. Uh and then we don't have already done a couple of things with that content. We've organized it through collections and then we've created the navigation so that we can display that content onto our website. So pages is just another form of content, but it's very specific to the online store. Just like navigation. Your page is not going to show up in any other form of sales channel that you connect to Shopify. It's only gonna show up in your online store. Okay, so let's have a look at pages and pages. A different block post. We will come to blood person later, but the primary difference with the pages that it's a fixed piece of content, it's a cup. It's content that you're not constantly updating and constantly changing. Of course, you can come in and change it, but you know ah, blood is more like on ongoing story and use paper. You're publishing something all the time, whereas pages we have the intent of staying there and being there for a period. Lengthy period of time. Okay, so to create a pages pretty strip simple, we just click add page. Now we're gonna do two pages today just to show you how to do it. And what I'd like you to do in the project afterwards is created as two pages in your own website as well. So the 1st 1 we're going to do is create the about us at this page. I'm just gonna call it about us now. We've got a basic window here, just like in the product. It's basically what you see is what you get window. You can add images. You gonna video, you can have tables to organize that you can create links and you can format your funds in various ways. We're just gonna go over and grab on about me from an existing website. They got in my own website, germinate or common. Just grab the about me section off this page so that you get this is about germinate that believe me. Come on. They were here happy. Let's go back. Only just paste in here for now. Okay, so that could be a simple is that I could be my about me page if I wanted to add an image. You know it. Let's say at the top I could just go in and and find an image from my computer. It could be either being uploaded image that I've already put onto the site or I can upload a file. Okay, so let's just going on played one. Um, You know, it's just for the sake of showing you this, I'm gonna use my gecko ward out again. Of course, that doesn't make sense on this page, but it'll work for now. Okay, Um, okay. Click on there, and I give it its all texts. So I can put, uh, at me. I can decide whether, what size? To display the image. I'm gonna leave it as just a 444 Edgy by 4 80 And now we can see it's the ah. And now what you see is what you get it. It's ah, and obviously this is not a great design or anything like that. Let's just put a turn in there to push it down and save that. And I can view that page again by clicking on the I signature here. This guy will never look at that. Okay, nothing special. Got a picture that's up and then it's got some text. I'm gonna just organize that a little bit into a couple of columns by using a table, and I can move that picture. What might be best just to delete that picture and inserted into here What's insert some rose. First, let's click on there again. Insert column. After there we go there. Now I can take this text here. Copy it. Hey, sticks rid of this. We don't want it twice. No income in here. And now I can insert a picture again. And let's make it a bit smaller this time because that was a bit big. I'm gonna still give it some old text. This is stuff that's good for the search engine optimization insert that can save it just to sort of give you a feel for how you can start to make this look a bit better. That's five that there we go and you can you can see it's starting to look a bit like a pay so you can do well. You sort of work on your about us page there. Okay, so now what I want to do now after I saved that is so I want to create a new page for this comeback. Two pages again. I don't want to The contact us page. It's a standard feature, but this is not there this week at page. Never you contact us. The things you're noticed about a lot of content in Shopify. But particularly purchase is you've got this template. Ah, options here and depending on the theme you have depends on what options are gonna be there . This is a standard theme. I'm working on the default tribute theme and it's got page and it's got page contact is two different themes. The two different templates four pages and I'm You can make other templates for pages if you want to get into the liquid programming and we'll show you how to do that. The very end. But it's not going to really be yeah, the subject of this course, because this is a very basic course. Let's on. And if your some of your paid themes will have additional 10 place there. But let's just get a page content and click safe, and I want to show you what that's going to do it because that page is already set up to be a page content. If I go there in Ellicott, that's created a basic contact us page that contact page when you click. Send is going to send you an email with the information from that message. So that's two pages that we have created today. Now, if we want to build those pages into where online store, because you can see there no, in our navigation we would have to go to a navigation and Adam. So let's just go and adhere the contact US page. Take us page here and I just search for it. Here. There is at save. Go back to the main site, refresh it with an F five, and in the footer down the bottom of this page, you'll see the contact us. And that link will take us to the contact us page. Okay, that's pages 8. Lesson 7: Apps and Shopify: Hi. So, in this session, we're going to look at APS C app icon is here. So what are APS? APS are things that extends the functionality off the Shopify store. Um, so you confined APS in the APP store, and APS come in the form of is a free or paid ups. Um, and you can look through them by categories here, so they could be like, you know, online marketplaces they can extend, but they can also be things like marketing APS, new absolute coop. Create creating urgency, for example. Let's have a look at that. So they're talking about count down APS and things like that Basic things that Shopify does not do by default. Most of the time, you can find an app that will do it. Some of these absolutely be free. Some of these APS have trials. Some of these aps of monthly fees. Some of them have one off installation piece, so make sure you understand the the cost of the app before you install it. I'm also going to give you one basic sort of caveat here. I strongly encourage people not to install too many APs should be very careful about you know why you want to install in that? Don't just install it because it's free and it's there, you know, um, because when you install a nap, it modifies the code of your thing. But when you start installing 10 or 20 apts or some of which trying to do the same thing, you're really confusing the theme code. I get a ton of calls that say websites not working properly on When I go in there, it's like, Well, you've got 30 APS and five of these absolute unity. The same thing. It's hardly surprising that that function doesn't really work very well at this point and then uninstalling the app. Yeah, it should be easy, but can get a bit complicated sometimes. So I really encourage you to think very carefully. Don't be one of those people that asked 30 or 40 absent, start in your admin and then give some to have to get in a Shopify expert in to try and fix it. Okay, Absa, great. If you have a function that you really need that can't be handled natively by Shopify Okay , The absolute typically recommend for people things like at the admin APS basically things like backing up your theme. Eso they I would look at sort of backup app. So I'd go into the going to my search here and clear this completely. I got for a search here and put in backup and that Say, there's gonna be caught a few APS for that. I can't use this one, but there are other ones available, so yeah, you know, there are absolute useful, particularly admin type. Perhaps that back up, um, inventory management, absolute. Or another one that's commonly used. But generally speaking, my message to you is Shopify will do almost everything you want in the native Shopify platform. Try to avoid acts and only use them when you really need okay. 9. Lesson 8: Setting up the Theme : okay, today we're gonna look at the theme and this is the bit that gets, you know, a little bit exciting for people because it starts to really put their store together. So if we take a look at where our store looks like right now, you know, we've got some awesome menus and navigation, and we've got a feature collection on the home page where we've got all this other stuff. That's just just not really set up. We haven't got a logo. So I'm gonna go over Teoh, my online still here, and I'm and click on the Okay, This is the theme that we currently have installed. This is the thing that comes with Shopify body form. But I think it's also important to tell you that you can change that. The meat you can go over to the shop if I store and explore some other free themes or you can go to the shop if I store and find some paid themes. Paid themes have much more functionality that you know, people have spent a lot of time and energy and money creating great themes that extends the look and feel and functionality of Shopify um, on their charging you typically about $180 is a one off shot payment for installing that theme. I will give you a bit of a heads up. You can bring in themes from other themes places you can upload your own theme so you can buy a theme on the Internet and upload it, and they are much cheaper. However, they tend to have many, many more problems. My advice Stick with the themes that are on the shopping by store if you want to. So we're just gonna work with the default theme here, and I just want to show you. First of all, what we're gonna do today is we're gonna go into this customized option. I'm gonna show you how to customize the things like this home page, slider and things like that. But I also want to show you that there are some other things you do with it. You can rename it, you can duplicate it, which effectively allows you to take a backup of it before you start editing it on. That's not so important. If you just working in the customize section, particularly if you're going to use this edit code section that's critical. So there are two pieces here. There's edit code and edit language Edit languages like the keywords um, within Shopify You can change the key words of the theme uses the edit code actually allows you and I'm gonna click on it and show you actually allows you to go into the the pages themselves and really get into the code. So if we look at the theme primary thing pains, we start to look at the code. This is all written in a language called Liquid. We're not going to go into this in this ah module. It's just it's way above the scope of this. But I want you to know it exists. If you're gonna play around with your liquid code, then the first thing you should absolutely do is a duplicate your file. Okay, so you've got a copy of it. So let's just go in and customize this customizing is pretty safe. It's user friendly, and it's it's It's where you'll be encouraged to set this up. So this is your home page in your first, we're gonna show you here. You've got this drop down here, so you can switch between different page types or different pages that we've created. Okay. And then here or what we call sections to these sections who are currently on the home page . These sections exist on the home page. So this repertoire, the header first awful represents this part of the page. And here, this represents this on. Then we were featured collections here, half Egypt collection. So, uh, start going through them. But that's what If we want to hide them, we just hide them. Okay, Go on. Right. That's that Top page gone. That's one. Hide it. Okay. If we want to add a section, we just add a section that we can add. Um, a logo list, for example. Click add. No, I haven't. I'm not gonna set it up at this point. I'm just to show you that logo list now exists. And not only can we hide it, we can also pick it up, and we can bring it to the very top of we want. So now we've got a header in our logo list, and then we've got our image with overlay text. Can we get rid of that? For now? I'm just gonna hide it. No, I could I could go in and dilated, but I'm just gonna hide it. So let's have a look. This stuff in a very top on, let's have a look ahead at. So this is really where we're going to do things like put out logo in. Um, there's a potential for an inner in this particular thing. There's a tent potential for an announcement bar across the top. What we get in and something here, like, uh, free shipping. And we could link that to a page. I haven't got a page referencing free shipping, but let's say we link it to the about us page. Okay, Um, let's go back up. I haven't got a logo specifically for this website, so I can either leaving this as the text or I could put a logo up. I'm just gonna put a sample image up. There was a logo. Let me upload. Um, see if I can find my German a logo. Um, has just put that up. Okay, We'll use that just for saying that's really small so I can make it bigger, make it a bit bigger. There we gather it looks a bit better. Okay, Okay. This is the but in menu that we created earlier. I'm gonna save this just here. Let's click Save, Let's go across here. And let's refresh it by taking X if vibrancy of the changes we've already made. There we go. Now. Okay. Now, obviously, this doesn't really that the colors don't go with my logo. Let me actually fix that. Let's change the color on that To some, think of a more of a, you know, more of a color that's gonna have a bit better with my logo. Every Yes, I like that. Let's say that if my okay, that's starting to look a bit better. And if I click on the free shipping, it's going to take me off to the about us page because that's where we think it take. Okay, so that's my header. Let's go into image with text. So this is this background image with text. So what you can do, you can select an image, and you can actually actually provide some free images. I'm just going to use the free images for now. Um, let's put something seasonal up. Let's make it like, uh, polity gift E type thing. I don't know what that's gonna look like. You got. Looks great. Okay, so we've got that now. And I put some message in here that says, um, in its holiday near, um, I would change this text to talk about what I sell and something along those lines. Okay, I can put a button on there like, uh, that starts bang that I can link up button to collections. And I could just get toe all collections or or even all products. Probably all products would be better. Actually, this link it to all products. Okay, it's safe. That and that's Refresh that. Okay, now it's starting to look like a website. Right? So let's go back out of here on the next one is featured collection. We've already got that in. I want to change that Teoh title. Teoh Evans picks just to show you I can. This is using that home pick, a collection that we talked about earlier. That was a manually expected. I can actually change that collection if I wish. So I can pick any other collection. And we also created this featured collections was changed. That that's gonna add. And let's change it to a more products to show. So let's change it to five. I only got seven products on this. There's no point in me adding more rose, but I can have up to five rows of products. Okay. Um Yep. That That will do me good. So let's save that and let's have a look what that looks like now. Okay. Looking good. So we get the gist of this point. I think that we can keep going down here, and we can either edit them or we can hide them. You know, Heidi, others just to simplify this a little bit and say that. And let's have a look at the footer. I remember we had two of these, and I'm not sure why we had two of these, but we definitely want to get rid of one of those. So what we do is click on it and down the bottom Here, we put remove the content. Dale is going to quick links. And this is really are, um and from an you. Okay. Now, obviously, we can set all these pieces up Here is Well, the newsletter is going to basically create contacts in your customer list. Let's go back out of here. So it's now let's have a quick look at a product page just to show you how this works. So we've been working on the home page. If I change this to the product patch, it will go to a product and then it will change. The sections will change here and now we can look at the product page. What can we do about the product perch? Well, we can change the image size. We can show the quantity selector if we want. So the people combined more than one at once. We can show the vendor if we want. That was a vendor. We can enable the engine and we've got check out. But understand, here you got the sharing buttons. There's not too much you can do on this page, but and all of this will be if the independent I want to remind you that this is all theme dependent. If you had a paid them, there's gonna be more options here. There's gonna be more that you set up more than you can edit. It sometimes gets a bit more complicated and feels a bit more overwhelming. But That's because there's more functionality for you one. Well, let's have a quick look. It, um, something like a collection patch. So you would go through all of these options there he gonna collection page so you can change the number of products on a on a page. You can change the number of rows on a pace. So we are far more products here. Now, on here, there's only actually 11 products in this particular category. Um, and if you want to look at it in a different category, then we can just click on new products because we know that's all of our products, right? The new products and new products. We actually put an image up so we can hide that image if we want. So even if there isn't image there, we don't have to show it. Okay, so here we go. We've got 277 products. Andi. Six pages in total. Some themes will have, um, you know, automatically upload the next page when she get to the bottom. It depends on the thing. This theme does not so we can enable sorting. So sorting is we had this set up. Is new to old, but people can actually change that. Okay, But we can enable or disable that. If we disable it that goes away. We can also have this filters those air. The tags that we made for products tend to disable us. Okay, so that gives just nothing there. Let's put this sorting back on. If we wanted the vendor to go up there, we could do the vendor. Now it tells us who the vendor is. In our case, almost all the vendors of the same. Obviously I clicked somewhere. Then go back to that collection page. It's going to take that off. I'm going to save it. Okay, So this is how you set up your theme. You basically moved between all the different types of pages and you'll get different sections in different settings that you can add it here. So play around with these. It will. You're not going to damage anything. You're not gonna break your same. You know, I would strongly advise you to avoid getting into the liquid code that we showed earlier makeup. I can show you that. I'm just because I never click on that show before. I'm gonna get back to this section, so I would avoid doing editing the coat. And if you do, definitely make a copy first by duplicate. But everything in this customized option is stuff that you should be looking at and should be setting. Okay, so that is the basics off themes. 10. Lesson 9: Update your Settings: Okay, so we're getting into the final stretch is here. We've credits and products with criticism collections. We've built them into the navigation. We've done some pages. We've looked at APS. We've set up our basic theme or at least taking you through how to do that. So you create the look and feel of your website, and now we're getting close to wanting to launch this website. So there are few things we need to do in settings before we can really do this. So if we look at our settings here, a few things that we we need to do festivals going to all of these one by one on basically check them out and make sure that the data is correct. I'm see, General is going to be your email telephone number. Basic address of store things like that. Payment providers. Let's go into payment providers. So Shopify allows you to take payments through a whole bunch of different ways, including PayPal, Amazon pie. And I know this, um, however, the Shopify um, payment plan basically the fees you pay Shopify is dependent upon what payment provider you used to accept your credit cards. I pretty much tell people that you essentially have no choice but to use Shopify payments as your credit card. Um, provider. If you do not, then Shopify will charges transaction fee on every transaction that goes through a store, whether it's ah credit card payment or a PayPal payment or even a off lions are in debt. 30 payments if you want you ah, activate Shopify is credit card payments as the preferred payment method in your store, and all of those of the channels do not attract transaction charges. And, of course, neither does the credit card charges that you will pay for the actual fee to have the credit card process. That 2.9 plus 30 on the basic sent basic plan. Um, and that goes down a little bit if you go up in the plants, so payments do it. I essentially a. The rule, really, is that you have to activate Shopify payments so you click add provider. It's gonna tell you it's going basically recommend itself Shocked by payments could continue that in your bank account, things like that. You're gonna be good to go. Once you've done that, you can set up paper how ah Amazon pie. Anything else that you want to set up? Okay, so that's how you get your payment set up the check out process. Um, it's pretty much complete it by default. Here, we've got a camp for disabled. I usually put camps optional so people can create account they want to. They don't have to. Um, the company name is usually hidden unless your business site, um, do not automatically fill the orders on archive the order once it's completed. That's pretty much how I normally said it. Obviously read through these things and check them. Let's go back to our settings and see what else we've got. Um, check out shipping. Shipping is important. Obviously, you can't sell a physical product unless you've got shipping set up. Now you can use, um, if you've got weights on all the products, you can have automatically calculated shipping even on the lowest plan. But it will be based on Shopify Eyes account for the printing the labels within the Shopify system. You cannot plug your own ups to counter your FedEx account in unless you're on the highest level of account. I think it's like $299 a month or something like that. What most people end up doing is creating shipping tables. So rather than using the address it the thing that you can go into domestic shipping here and if you don't want to use the default is having a calculated based on weight. But then you have to have the weight in in packages. But now you can start doing like you the price based. So if they spend more than $25 he gonna charge the makes a man it if they're gonna show it . If they spend more than $50 you might want to give them free shipping. Let's just look at adding a free shipping rating here, for example. So let's say we want to do free shipping on $50 orders. Minimum orders, $50 maximum, no living. Let's give them free shipping. Okay, on the right amount is there are so we're just at that and that's only within our domestic setting. So I saved that and let's have a look at what I summary is at this point. It's got back to our shipping settings. So right now in domestic, we have two things we have the U USPS calculated rates based on the weight, which we need to make sure is in all products, and then we have a free shipping right of $50. So if you're using a drop shipper is pretty important that you work out what the drop ship is going to be charging you so that you could mirror. They're shipping so that you don't make or lose any money. You do have to sell API shipping rights taxes. They're going to be set up automatically based on the information that you provided at the beginning. Very well worth checking it. You go in and just make sure that this is the appropriate zip code that you're in and then shopped by Will collect the taxes for years. Well, they'll charge the customer the taxes for you're still your responsibility to pay, collect and pay the taxes. These are locations If you want to use multiple locations within your business. For for warehousing and shipping, you can even set it up in their gift. Cards are only available in the higher level plans. Notifications are where you can modify your email responses to customers on, you know, a very basic modification in there. There are recommend that you do is if you click on customized here, it's going to show you, and you can at least add a logo to your you re, Mouse said. You're getting some branding on them. Okay, so just click and uploaded logo. If nothing else, I would do that. You can go in and edit the text in them. The text is written in in liquid the code. So if you look at the order confirmation, for example, you can see the variables that are being pulled on the liquid and HTML combination of liquid and HTML that's putting this email together. It looks a little bit scary. There are raps out there if you want something more user friendly and you do want to edit these most people who use them by leave them as is and just, uh at the logo to the top. Okay, so that's your notifications, uh, files you don't need to worry about unless you're gonna be selling downloadable stuff where you can then upload the files into here, is gonna upload all the images that were using on the website. But you can also upload files and then happen was downloadable products and stuff like that . Sales channels. We've talked about that already. It's the same was over here where you can add new sales channels to the to the site C and sell on Amazon or eBay or various other sales channels. Your account is allows you to give other people access. So if somebody else wants access to your site, you can add a staff account. Okay. Different plans have different limits on staff accounts. I think the basic plan has a limited, like five staff members. Okay, that you can give them access through there. And if we go back, then you could see your billing information. This is going to tell you, you know how much what plan you're on hand that you're paying per month. And it lost on this, uh, thes you're paying for APS and things like that. Those your basic settings make sure you go through them one by one. Make sure they're, ah, set up the way you want. Particular focus is gonna be on shipping payment providers. Andi, perhaps you notifications. So okay. And taxes Just make sure that's correct, for that's just a quick check Okay. Once you're sure that this is good, then we're going to go on to setting up the actual domain name for you so that you can really get this store life. OK, We'll do that in the next lesson. 11. Lesson 10: Adding Your Domain Name: okay in this. Ah, Let someone gonna look at adding to my night. So this is adding a domain name so that we're not using the SS. Ah, 321321 dot my shop by dot com. But we're using something of our own. For example, this is about Haitian crap. So let's say I wanted to use Haitian craft stop or go dot com or whatever. Um, Then I would want to do it through at a domain name. You can get to it through the online store here or in this case, they're showing it May on my dash board because they know it's the one thing I've still got to do. So let's have a look at it through here, just in case. That's not on your admin. If I go to domains here, I see you've got a primary domain, which at the moment is the default Shopify domain. You got a couple of options. You're going to buy a new domain through Ah Shopify remained services, or you can connect in existing the my name. I personally would recommend collecting an existing domain name, which means buying a domain name from already owning one or buying one from another provider simply because when it comes to email and things like that, you get more control over how you use your domain name for your custom email addresses and things like that. Uh, so I personally tend to buy my domain names to go, Daddy. But there are plenty of other providers out there, so basically all you have to do is type in. You're my name. Let's do a Haitian crafts dot or in here on it should know that might provide areas. Go Daddy. And it does know that on it, it says that if I just click this, create automatically and then log into my go daddy account, it's gonna do it all for me. It's gonna do my DNS settings that will basically create that links so that when I type into a browser, Haitian craft dot or it's gonna take me over to this website. I'm not gonna do that because it'll mess up my day and their settings on that site. But if we click, if we did click connect automatically, it would ask me to log in to go daddy on. Then it would automatically set everything up depending on your provider. If you're not using go Daddy or one of the bigger ones, then it may not know Be able to do this automatically, in which case it will tell you how to do it. It will give you a link to instructions on how to change your DNS settings. And if you have any trouble without eaters, contact whoever you purchased your domain name through. Once this is done, we go back to domains you're going to see as well as the primary demand. You're gonna see the other domain come up here, which is gonna be patient crafts dot orc and then we're gonna be at a switch it to the primary to my name. The other thing is that Shopify will provide you with a free SSL certificate and that happens automatically. It may take 24 hours, but it happens automatically. Okay, so that's the mind games 12. Launch and Final Thoughts: Okay, so this is the last lesson. We're gonna just make sure that you had a launch. The website, which pretty much this website is live already. But we just want to make sure you're clear on that. And I want to talk a little bit about possible next steps and where you go from here. So Okay, so we've done our products. We've done at the same. We've got a navigation set up. A website looks good at the front end. We're happy with it. We want it. We want the public to start seeing it. We said about the bay names so that we've got a unique you are ill that we can tell people about. So now we've done our setting, so we're ready to accept payments through a Shopify payments. We got shipping set up so we can charge them shipping rates. And we've got a tax this set up on a few other things that we check throughout settings. Now, let's have a look at a couple of final settings in our online store hand preferences. So we've got this section that's up here, which is home page title and ham pain. You meta description This is basically what's going to be published in the search engines such as Google. Now they don't have to take this Google. You can change this. It doesn't necessarily put up exactly what you tell it to, but nine times out of 10 it will do. So you may need to write this when you need to write it in a way that very clearly explains both Google and to the general public when they're looking at the Google search results What it is, you do what it is yourself so that we get in quality traffic for the things that we sell in this case was selling Haitian metal art. So this is going to be, you know, the title of the website would be a Haitian patient perhaps, um, and made shin metal war lot. Okay, something along those lines we could put a few more characters in, but it's not necessary. And then we're gonna give it a good description again. This is what is going to show up on the search engine. So we need to make it clear and precise. And we've got 320 character. Think about this a little bit. I'm not gonna write it in today, but you have a make sure it's clear and consistent. Ah, if you want to use Google Analytics to track your traffic and give you more data than you can get your analytics code from Google on, just paste in here there is a free analytic section within Shopify. That'll show you the basic traffic Probably good enough for you to start with. If you're gonna do Facebook advertising, you're gonna take get your Facebook pixel i d. From Facebook. And then, most importantly, it's all just make sure that we did remove the password. If we did not remove the password, no one can interest or and start shopping. As soon as that password is removed on, we click safe. This store is live on the Internet and because we now have all the necessary components in place, it's perfectly possible for somebody to come along now and shop purchase, place an order in the store. So that's great. Your story is now life, and it's now your job. Start marketing and advertising the store if you want it to be a real store. Given that this was probably just the trial account and you were just experimenting with it . You know, your trial account is gonna expire after the 14 day period. You didn't put any credit cards in. There's no need to worry about it. If you want to take this, um, whole shop. If I think a little bit further, then we're planning on creating some more lessons. But I also want to recommend this lesson from Kurt, which goes into a lot more detail than, um, we went into about setting up the website, the basic website. So that's a great ah, great class. Um, take a look for that. Other than that, you know, keep an eye on error on follow ah. Person will see whether we can create some more sites, more lessons for you. So I hope that works out great for you. We'd really like to keep in touch with your project, particularly if you're website goes live. Make sure you update the project link to your custom to my name in the school share project section. And if you were not planning on going live, but you want to share what you've done, you know, different screenshots and and put some images in there so that we can see what you did before your account gets deactivated. Okay, so great. Thanks for then. I hope it was, Ah, useful course for you.