Using DARWIN with Oberlo to Increase Cross Sales and Cart Value, Pt. 2

Creating a new store in Shopify

We’re continuing our series on dropshipping essentials with Shopify + Oberlo + DARWIN with a quick overview on how to set up a Shopify store from scratch. If you already have a store installed and need to start loading in your inventory, skip to the next article here.

Start your timers — this shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes or so.

Creating a new Shopify store

Our end goal for this series is a dynamite online store built with Shopify that leverages Oberlo for inventory and DARWIN for in-shop sales strategy. To get started, we’ll take a quick look at how to set up a new store in Shopify. For a more in-depth look at how to get your store set up, check out Shopify’s official documentation: Intro to Shopify

So the first thing we are going to need to do is set up Shopify. Setting up Shopify is quick and easy.

Have an email address? You have everything you need to get started with Shopify.

Follow these steps to create your new shop:

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  • Enter your email for a 14 day free trial and click Get Started to begin making your eCommerce platform.
  • Name your shop and click Create Store

Shopify gives you the ability to sign up for a 14 day free trial. All that is needed is your email, a password, and the name of your new store. After you fill this in and click the Create Store button to enter your new Shopify store admin.

That’s it! You’ve created your free Shopify store and you’re ready to take the next steps with Oberlo and DARWIN to start dropshipping like you mean it.

For sourcing your inventory and building a store that sells, move on to Part 3 of this series: Building a Well-Rounded Inventory with Oberlo. Already have your inventory? Skip to Part 4: Cross Sales and Product Recommendations with DARWIN.

Afternote: If you want to pretty things up before moving on to Oberlo, check out Lifehacker’s How To Launch Your Own Online Store With Shopify — topics covered include selecting a theme, building pages and blogs, setting up your payment gateway, and starting with collections. This can all be done after you’ve installed Oberlo and DARWIN, too.