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What Is Shopify & How To Use Shopify In 2021

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Kate Hoots

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Kate Hoots is a writer for Merchant Maverick, taking on the topic of eCommerce. She brings a background in journalism as well as in business leadership and communication training. Kate has a degree in English Literature from Lewis & Clark College.

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    BabaBoota

    You’re doing a great job Man, Keep it up.

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      Unleashing Potential

      Nice post! The blog gives a good understanding of Shopify. Thanks for sharing such useful information.

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        Irshad ullah

        I really want to thank’s for sharing this informative post. this article is really helpful for me. Special thank’s to the author of this article.

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          Edgar Gamarra

          Does Shopify help with the storage and logistics?

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            Jessica Dinsmore

            Hi Edgar,

            If you are looking for in-house fulfillment services, Shopify doesn’t currently offer that. However, you can link your Shopify account to third party fulfillment services.

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              MRS. MUKHERJEE

              Hello,
              Can you please tell me if I can upload my personalized brand logo or not?

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                Jessica Dinsmore

                Hello there,

                According to the Shopify Community help pages, yes.

                You can change, or upload, a logo by using the Customize Theme editor. If you go to Online Store > Themes > Customize Theme, click on Header from the new option panel on the left side. Then, you will see a box that will allow you to upload an image as your logo, or to input text below that box as your logo.

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                  Andy Martin

                  Nicely written and I would say Shopify is the best e-commerce platform for beginners to expert.

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                    Tarun Jain

                    Great article, Liz! I could easily recommend this to anyone who is looking to start a dropshipping store and has limited resources. Got to know about BlogFeeder; I never knew such a solution exists! It could be an excellent solution for those who want to use the blog to improve SEO.

                    But what’s your take on Shopify vs. some open source platforms like Opencart?

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                      Liz Hull

                      Hi Tarun,

                      Shopify and open-source platforms differ primarily in customizability and ease of use. Shopify, for example, is an extremely easy to use platform. All the technical parts of running a website are handled for you. That said, you are a bit limited in terms of customization. You can add new features via add-ons and change your site with editing tools, but there are limitations to what you can do.

                      Open source solutions (like Opencart or Magento) are highly flexible and much more difficult to use. You are responsible for handling web hosting and security, and often you can only make visual changes to your site by customizing the HTML/CSS. That said, these platforms give you a much higher degree of control. They just require you to have more technical skill.

                      Another area of difference is cost. Shopify charges a monthly fee for use of the platform while open source solutions are free to download.

                      Hope that answers your question!
                      Liz

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                        marco baatjes

                        great post, I didn’t know that you could start a blog on Shopify! Most blogs are well-written articles (like this) but how would you go about doing SEO for products? Would love to know your thoughts. cheers

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                          Jessica Dinsmore

                          Hi Marco,

                          Thanks so much for the positive feedback! For more info on SEO, I’d suggest checking out the resources we’ve linked out to in the “Start A Blog” section of this post. They should help answer your questions pretty thoroughly.

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                            Jason

                            Question: Does Spotify provide direct access to drop ship and electronic product distributors? How is product sourcing built into this system?

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                              Jessica Dinsmore

                              Hi Jason,

                              Dropshipping and product sourcing is handled via 3rd party apps such as Oberlo. I’d suggest taking a look at our 7 Dropshipping Apps post for more detailed info.

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                                Mike

                                One of Shopify‘s best selling factors is the visual high quality of its themes. Shopify appears completely great out of the box. Shopify comes with completely different shop templates, of which a number of are free.

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