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Have you considered creating an online store using Shopify? While there are hundreds of design options to choose from if you prefer to try to build your own website, you also have the option to hire an expert Shopify designer who can customize your website, tailored specifically to your business or product.

Why Should I Shopify?

Shopify allows you to completely control how your website looks and feels, so you can get exactly what you want. For those of you that want to try and create your own website using the Shopify theme, you will need to understand how HTML and CSS works. An understanding of good web design SEO practices is also strongly recommended (since a beautiful site means nothing if nobody can ever find it in search engines). If you have a good understanding of these coding and search engine practices, you can consider building a Shopify website yourself.

Why Should I Hire a Shopify Expert?

Most people don’t have coding and/or SEO expertise. And if you’re lacking in either field, your website will suffer from either poor design and functionality, poor user experience, or never be found in search results due to not understanding Google search algorithms.

Bringing a Shopify design expert on board is your way of ensuring your website works the way you dreamed it would the first time. However, if your design team is lacking in design capabilities or SEO services, the end result will be the same as if you tried to do it yourself. We’ve met hundreds of people with horror stories about failures with either or both of these components. The key is to go to the right design company first, and avoid the mistakes and failures of other methods or agencies. These mistakes cost time, money, and countless worries. In some cases, the worst result of losing a business entirely is possible.

Epic Shopify Websites That Cover All of Your Needs

Now that you understand your needs to succeed, choosing the best web design development agency for the job is all that remains to be done. Epic Design Labs has several years experience in BOTH Shopify web design and SEO. This means your new online business will be done right the first time, so you can keep busy.

With extensive expertise in Shopify, Squarespace, Big Commerce and WordPress, we are the one-stop SEO web design company to launch or improve your online store for success.


Getting started with Shopify

What is Shopify and how does it work?
Shopify is a complete commerce platform that lets you start, grow, and manage a business.

Create and customize an online store - Sell in multiple places, including web, mobile, social media, online marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops

Manage products, inventory, payments, and shipping - Shopify is completely cloud-based and hosted, which means you don’t have to worry about upgrading or maintaining software or web servers. This gives you the flexibility to access and run your business from anywhere with an internet connection.

How much does Shopify cost?
Try Shopify free for 14 days, no credit card required - contact us here.

After your trial expires, choose a pricing plan that suits the size and stage of your business.

Can I use my own domain name with Shopify?
Yes, you can use your own domain name with Shopify.

If you have an existing domain name, you can connect it to Shopify from your store’s admin. If you don’t have a domain name yet, you can either buy one through a third-party provider or we can help you when you sign up.

Do I need to be a designer or developer to use Shopify?
No, you don’t need to be a designer or developer to use Shopify. Customize the look and feel of your store with the online store builder and themes. Add features and functionality to your store with apps.

If you need a custom theme or advanced Shopify design, you can contact us and we'll provide a free website audit (if you have an existing site) and outline our recommendations for the best possible Shopify store.

In what countries can I use Shopify?
You can use Shopify in nearly every country in the world.

Which languages does Shopify support?
The customer-facing parts of your Shopify store, including ecommerce website, blog, checkout, and emails can be in any language if the theme supports it. Learn more and explore our themes.

The admin of your Shopify store is currently available in English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.

Selling on Shopify

What do I need to start selling on Shopify?
To start selling on Shopify, you’ll need a Shopify plan and products to sell.

Get started by signing up for Shopify. Then set up your store and add your products. If you don’t have products to sell yet, drop-shipping might be a good option for you. You can learn more about it here on Shopify's site.

Where can I sell with Shopify?
Shopify lets you sell almost anywhere your customers are, including online, in-person, online marketplaces, and social media. Contact us to learn about Shopify's POS system - it's versatile and unifies your in-store & online selling.

What happens when I receive an order?
Depending on your preferences, you’ll receive an email, mobile app notification, or RSS notification every time your receive an order.

Payments on Shopify

What is a third-party payment processor?
A third-party payment processor (also knows as a payment provider or payment gateway) lets you accept online payments.

What currencies does Shopify work with?
You can sell and accept payments in many currencies, depending on what payment provider (also known as third party payment processors or payment gateways) you use. For more information, you can view a list of supported payment gateways.

What is a merchant account?
A merchant account is an account where your money is deposited after your customers’ payments have been authorized and processed.

Shipping with Shopify

Do I need to ship items myself?
No, you don’t need to ship items yourself. You can use a third-party fulfilment service to prepare and ship your orders for you.