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How to activate Google Merchant Center & remove Placeholder Products

Activating Google Merchant Center and removing Placeholder Products Start with logging in to your Shopify Store Admin at https://YOURSTORE.myshopify.com (https://yourstore.myshopify.com). You will need to go to it later in the exercise. Your next step is to log in to your Google Merchant Center account at the following link: https://www.google.com/retail/solutions/merchant-center/ and follow these steps per the diagram below: - Click on Overview; - See Pending tasks; - Refer to the...

An Overview of your Google Ads account

Google Ads Account Overview Log in to your Google Ads account at https://ads.google.com (as created with Module 2 Video 14). Your screen will look similar to this: Scroll down one step on the middle-left column to see your Campaigns screen: This is the screen from where your individual product campaigns (your product listings to which you decide to allocate ad spend) will be controlled. Clicking into these campaigns you will be able to see the ads and the ad groups etc. This is an exa...

How to get a Google Ads Coupon added to your account

How to get a Google Ads Coupon added to your account Google are generous enough to offer a certain amount to help get you started on your advertising campaigns. Unfortunately, they do not offer the same opportunity or amount to all countries they operate in. If you find there is not a coupon offer when you set-up your Google Ads account, feel free to check direct with Google. They do not always promote these offers. OK, on the basis that you are based in a country that DOES offer a coupo...

What to do when you receive your First Sale

Your First Sale You will notice that you have a new order as it will be shown on your home screen ... in this case, refer to the order for $39.99. To find out further details associated with your order, click on Orders Then: Click on All orders; See the Orders page and associated order details. Now, hover over then click on, the Order number. The following information is found on this screen, some aspects of it more important than others. - What product is sold = produ...

How To Fulfill Your Orders

Order Fulfillment – How To Fulfill Your Orders: Find your item from the supplier: - Go to "Orders" --> "All orders" in your Shopify admin area. - Look for the first "Unfulfilled" order. - Look from which supplier the product came. - Switch to your supplier, in this video example it is Banggood, so switch to Banggood - Search for the product name, e.g. "40x zoom lens". - Important: Make sure you select "Ship From = United States". - Next sort by "Most Reviews". - Now...

How to install and set-up the Loox Review app

Installing the Loox Review app The Loox Review app is very important as it allows you to access product reviews either by copying them from other suppliers or inviting buyers of the roduct to provide a review for the product you sold them. This, in turn, provides confidence for potential customers to buy from you. To install the Loox Review app log in to your store then click on the Apps button. Visit the Shopify App store Follow the steps: - Type "Loox" in the search f...

How to set-up the Trackr app

The Trackr order tracking app allows your customers to track their orders when they come to your Shopify store. The Trackr app sends them an email with their tracking number. To install the app: Go to your store xxx.myshopify.com/admin Click on Apps on the main menu: Visit the Shopify store to locate the Trackr app: Search for the Track app: Select the Trackr app: Add the app to your store: Install the app: Choose pricing: A 15-day free trial is available. ...

How to modify the Hero section of your theme

Modifying the Hero section of your theme The 'Hero section' is the BIG image under the header. You are able to edit this area along with the 'promo' box and 'Shop Now' button. That said, it is not critical for the success of your store so don't get caught on it. No more than 10 minutes and move onto the important activities. As usual, start by going to your store admin at https://yourstorename.myshopify.com/admin. From here click on: - 'Online store'; - 'Themes'; - purple 'Cus...

How to disable your store password and Go Live

How to disable the store password and Go Live First log into your store admin page (YOURSTORE.myshopify.com/admin) and go to "Online Store -> Preferences" Then scroll all the way down to the bottom until you reach "Password protection". Now uncheck the "Enable password" box and hit "Save" Now your customers are able to access your store. It is also very important to do this before you set up your Google and Microsoft account. Otherwise, they can't access and check your store! For...

How to complete your Store Checklist

Store Checklist Please review the video in Module 2 --> Video 12 in your Kibo Code Members Area at https://www.kibocodeaccess.com/ You will find the Store Checklist below the video in your Members Area. It is extremely important to make sure that you have correctly set up all the items you will find in the checklist. You will find the Store Checklist below the video in your Members Area. Remember, it is very important that you have every single thing on this checklist done! ...

How to complete your Google & Microsoft Ads account checklist

Google & Microsoft Ads Account Checklist Please note: The following points are very important to prevent issues with your Google & Microsoft Ads account. It is very important that all of the following points are strictly complied with: - Your website is verified: Your store's website must be verified to show Google and Microsoft that you really own the store. This will be shown in another video. - Your payment info for your account and credit card must be correct and always mat...

How to setup your Google Ads and Merchant Center

How to set up your Google Ads account and your Google Merchant Center: Please review the video in Module 2 => Video 14 in your Kibo Code Members Area at https://www.kibocodeaccess.com/ All mentioned links you will find below the above video in your Member Area. Create and set up Google Ads account: - First log out from any Google account - Open https://ads.google.com; - Click the blue "Start now" button; Note: The screen may look different from the video, depending on your c...

How to install the Feed for Google Shopping app by Simprosys

Feed for Google Shopping app This app is very important as it is the 'bridge’ between your store and Google Merchant Center from where your products go to Google ads for advertising. How to install the Feed for Google Shopping app Per the training video click on the following link OR the link below the training video in Module 2 - Google & Microsoft Feed App By Simprosys in the Kibo Members. area. - Click on this link https://apps.shopify.com/google-shopping-feed (https://apps.shopif...

Niche store vs General store

Niche Store vs General Store The Niche Store A "niche store" specializes in a specific type of product or group of products based on a similar interest or functionality. - it is profitable if it sells products in a popular niche; - easy to work in an niche that you have personal interest in; - able to build email list of people interested in the niche to market to; - if the niche becomes unpopular, the store ends up closing down. - EXAMPLE: hand-made wooden sunglasses. Th...

How to brand your Shopify store

Tips for deciding on a Business Name ... your brand and domain Don’t stress about this, but having a strong, catchy brand name gives you an immediate advantage when starting a store. Oftentimes, a company’s brand is its most valuable asset. Keep it short and simple Having a short and simple name makes it easy for your customer to pronounce, remember, and even type out in their search bar. Try Different Combinations Two short words that rhyme can be more memorable, such as “Snack Sha...

How to open your Shopify store.

Here's a guide to show you how to create your store on Shopify. The reason why we use Shopify is because it is well-known among buyers and is very trustworthy. They host all websites, and they give a 14-day free trial to start. After the trial period, it’s only $29 a month. There’s no cheaper option out there in starting an e-commerce business. To get started, Google "Shopify" and a home page specific to your location will show. US-based members typically use https://shopify.com while Can...

Which address do I use to open my Shopify Store?

When opening your Shopify store you will be asked for an address in the setup phase. This address MUST be your business address at the actual location of your business. For most of you, this will be your home address. Whether you are US-based OR an International member trading under your own name, a company, an LLC or an S-Corp, this address MUST be the physical address (not a virtual mail forwarding address) of where your business is located. ...

How to buy and connect a domain on Shopify

By now you should have been through the process of choosing a name that will play multiple roles in your business. They are: 1) Store name; 2) Brand name; 3) Business/company name; and, 4) Domain name - this also means you can have a professional-looking email address as opposed to a Gmail address. In this article you will learn how to use the Shopify platform to purchase and connect your domain name to your store: Purchasing your store domain name To purchase your domain name you n...

Setting up Shopify Payments and PayPal Payment Processors

Here's a quick guide on how to setup your payment processors like Shopify Payments, Stripe and PayPal on your Shopify store. If you reside in the USA, we suggest you set up both Shopify Payments and PayPal. If you are out side of the US, you may still have Shopify Payments and PayPal available to you but if not, you can go to https://www.shopify.com/payment-gateways and locate your country to see available payment providers. To set up the payment processors for your store do the following: ...

How to set-up a professional Support email address on Shopify

It is very important that your customers can reach you when they need your help and this is where a support email will come in handy. Here's a quick tip on how you can create one for FREE! There are a few options available to you, however, we are going to focus on two (2). They are: - using a normal Gmail account; - using a Shopify domain alias (yourstorename.com) forwarded to your Gmail (or other) email address. Setting up a Gmail Account Most people have a Gmail, or similar,...

How to get a USA business address

USA Business Address - why? It is a matter of good business practice that your business can represent itself to the market as having its own address. It is even more important when you are an international member and you need to present your business as US-based. So, we have two (2) categories who need a US business address: - those who live in the USA and who operate your business from home BUT do not want to show your home address in the public domain. This is most of you and it is a ...

How to configure basic Shopify settings (General, Checkout, Shipping and delivery, Taxes, Plan and permissions, Legal)

Configure Shopify Settings To begin the process of configuring the settings for your store, follow these steps: - Go to your Shopify Admin page (which is "https://yourdomain.com/admin" OR "https://yourshopname.myshopify.com/admin) - Scroll all the way down and click on the bottom left corner on Settings - Now we configure step by step the following setting: General (#General), Checkout (#Checkout), Shipping and delivery (#Shipping and delivery), Taxes (#Taxes), Plan and permissions (...

How to setup Pages and Navigation in your Shopify store

Setup "Pages" and "Navigation" Here we will show you how to set up two Pages (#Pages) and the Navigation Menus (#Navigation) with the following steps: - Go to your Shopify Admin page (https://xxxxxx.myshopify.com/admin) - Then go to Online Store and click on "Pages" or "Navigation" ------------------------- Pages (timestamp 00:16) We will setup a "ABOUT US (#About Us Page)", a "CONTACT US (#Contact Us Page)" and a "FAQ (#FAQ page)" page. To begin the process of setting up pa...

How to set up Discount Codes in Shopify

Discounts Discounts of between 10% and 15% are standard in eCommerce while larger discounts are also used to generate more sales. Smaller discounts should always be factored into your calculations when working out your desired margin, meaning you work out what you want then add the extra 10-15% to get your sale price. In the case of larger discounts, they are typically used to generate higher sales but you will generally sacrifice margin for cash flow. This translates into sell more units...