ParAddix Online ParaStore on Shopify
Where is my ParAddix Online ParaStore? On Shopify
After surfing the web for Canadian online store type of plateform, I found Shopify.ca. I then proceeded to read reviews, comments, testimonies… a lot of them. I checked a lot of stores created with it. You can list them by entering this into Google : “site:*.myshopify.com”. It lists all the stores created on the Shopify plateform. Have a look! You will see that there are a whole lot of different types of panies doing business online.As you can see, many trust this online store creation plateform, worldwide. Why not me? I decided to give it a try. They offer a great trial plan: free for 14 days, no credit card required. I jumped in! Very happy I did! The setup process took no time at all. Customizing the theme was a sinch. All I needed now were products.
What to add as products to sell?
Shopify is a little similar to WordPress, where we can select from a ton of “plug-ins”, called Apps. You just have too shop around in the Shopify App Store to find an app that allows you to add products to your store. They suggested Oberlo to start, which I did. Wow! Nice and easy! It didn’t take long before there were two paragliding t-shirts on the racks of my store.
How to charge the client? How to get paid?
It’s all in there! Shopify have their own providers for Credit Cards, Apple Pay, Shopify Pay. They even accept PayPal. It’s a very convenient way to securly pay online. A little bit of configuration is required to setup the bank accounts, credit cards and PayPal accounts. Once all setup, it’s so simple to get paid and pay the suppliers. I’m quite happy with my choice of payement smplicity.
First sale within two weeks!
How long does it take to get a sale? In my case, it took just about two weeks. How did I do it? Using Google AdWords. I started learning AdWords and trying different kind of ads. How much did I spend? I made five ads à 1$/day for a total of 5$/day. So, something close to 50$ for the first sale! You may think that is a lot, you may be right. I was just starting out and I was amazed I actually got a sale this quick. I was expecting nothing for at least a few months. The high I got from this 10$ sale for a paramotor sticker was incredible! I knew then and there that this was going to me the true start of my new life! The Entrepreneur New Life! Yeehaa!!…
Thanks Shopify for making one of my many dreams come true!