There are many options for creating an online store but Shopify is by far one of the most popular ones you’ll find today.
Shopify will let you create an online ecommerce store whether you just want to start a side hustle, create an online presence for an existing store or build a million dollar business selling your products.
The store solution has some of the best tools for managing and automating an ecommerce business including:
Shopify offers a full 14 day trial so that you can get started setting up your store with no up-front expense. You don’t need a credit card to take the free trial and you can pick your plan at any time without getting charged during the trial period.
I’ll show you in this guide how to get set up with Shopify’s 14 day trial as well as what’s available to you when you get started.
How To Start Your Shopify 14 Day Trial
Ready to get started with Shopify?
If you’re set on starting an online store to sell your products, then here’s how to begin your 14 day free trial with one of the best ecommerce solutions on the internet.
I’ll walk you through getting your trial account created. You do not need a credit card to get started so there’s really nothing to lose.
1. Enter Your Email Address
On the Shopify website, the first thing you need to do is to enter your email address and then click the “Start free trial” button.
If you’re anywhere else on the website and you click the free trial button in the header menu, you’ll see the form in Step 2 instead.
2. Set Password & Name Your Store
In step 2, you’ll be asked to complete the sign up form by setting your password and giving your store a name.
You can change your store name afterwards within the settings on your store’s dashboard. Your store name will be used to create the website address for your store so keep that in mind also.
3. Tell Shopify About Yourself
The next step is optional but it is always useful to fill out the questionnaire.
This is the first of two parts. Fill it out and click the “Next” button or click “Skip” to move on without filling the questionnaire.
4. Add Your Address
In step 2 of the two part questionnaire, you’ll be presented with a form to fill out your store’s default business address.
This info is required so that they’ll know where to pay you. You can always change this later in the settings on your store’s dashboard.
5. View Your Dashboard
Once all the required info is filled in you’ll be presented with your store’s dashboard.
Start getting familiar with the different parts of this control panel by exploring the links in the menu as well as the settings panel.
You’ll also be sent a verification email to the email address you signed up with. Click on the link in your email to verify your account and to keep your account secure.
You can then start to add products, customize your theme or add domain name for your store.
6. Pick a Plan (Optional)
At any time during your free trial, if you decide that Shopify is for you, you can pick one of the plans to get started.
The trial reflects the Basic Shopify Plan which starts at $29. When you choose a plan, you wouldn’t be charged until the trial is over but you’ll be able to preview that plan.
7. Find Your Trial Details
You can find your free trial details in your dashboard by clicking on the “select a plan” button and then clicking the dashboard’s back button (not your browser’s).
You’ll be able to see how many days remain in your trial and if you’ve selected a plan, you’ll see your payment method.
If you decide that you no longer want to continue with the trial, you can close your store and stop using the free trial by clicking the “Cancel trial” button.
Should You Continue With a Shopify Plan?
The decision is totally up to you after using Shopify free for 14 days.
You would have been able to check out everything Shopify can help you with running an online ecommerce store and how it can enable you to sell with all the best tools.
Whether you have your own physical or digital product already or plan to use dropshipping, it can all be done with ease using Shopify.
Shopify powers over 1.7 million store online all over the world and has everything you need to run your own store smoothly.
The biggest benefits of continuing with Shopify would be that it is much easier to use than other options available and you have training and support at your fingertips (right from the source).
You’ll be able to:
You can do a lot for your online store in two weeks so get started with Shopify’s 14 day trial and grow your online business with one of the leaders in ecommerce.