Shopify is an e-commerce platform that allows anyone to set up an online store and sell their products. Merchants can also sell their products in person with Shopify POS.
Shopify began ten years ago when our founder Tobei wanted to sell snowboards with his company at the time, called Snowdevil. He quickly realized that selling snowboards online without an easy to use e-commerce platform was incredibly challenging. So they decided to make it themselves, and Shop is was born.
Shopify is now the premier commerce platform designed for businesses of all sizes. Whether you sell online, on social media, in-store, or out of the trunk of your car, it has you covered. Previously the Shopify store was our own, and it has been our mission to improve commerce for everyone ever since.
How does Shopify work?
Whether you are a budding jewelry designer or want to start selling your products. , Or a musician, or want to sell your latest mixtape, or if you have an established business. Want to grow more, Shopify can help you. Hundreds of entrepreneurs from more than 175 countries rely on Shopify to help them sell their products.
Below you will find various products or services that you can sell on Shopify. Even if you know what you are already selling, it can give you some ideas for other services that you can sell to grow your business.
Physical product: A physical product can be something that you make by hand, something you make, or something you give to customers. Examples include jewelry, bath bombs, T-shirts, gift boxes, beef jerky, or pin names.
Digital products: This may include e-books, email templates, audio downloads, lightroom presets for photographers, e-courses, or clothing patterns.
Services and Consulting: Whether you are an interior designer, dentist, or life coach, your clients can make online bookings or sell online or in-person consultations.
Membership: If you want to sell a subscription box or if you own a yoga studio, you can use Shopify to sell your membership and have only member access to your content on your website.
Sustained experiences: Experience-based businesses can range from travel and adventure to wine tastings and hands-on workshops. If you’re an artist or running a networking event, you can use Shopify to sell those tickets.
Classes and Lessons: Customers can buy and rent and book from all of you through the online store.
Rental: Rental businesses are technically service-based, even if a physical product is involved. So, if you want to rent clothes or props, for example, you can use the Shopify platform.
The sky is really the limit with what you can sell on Shopify. We recommend taking a few minutes to read our official terms of service that what you want to sell is legal where you live. Or you can reach our customer support team to talk to someone directly.
So now that you know what Shopify is and how it works, it’s time to get ready to start selling.