Shopify was created to make it very easy for people that had no website building experience to set up and build a shopify store.
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From set up to processing orders, everything has been laid out in a way that it’s easy to learn. In this article I wanted to go through some important areas or tabs you’ll be using often when managing the backend of your shopify store.
First, you can visit the admin or log in page of your shopify store at storename.myshopify.com/admin
This will take you to a log in screen where you can simply input your username and password to manage your store.
The home page is great. It tells you how much sales you’ve made in the day, how much traffic you’ve generated, recently abandoned carts, products that are getting views but no sales, products that are being added to carts but not checked out, your daily traffic and earnings trend, etc.
For us dropshippers, this is perfect especially when we’re maintaining our business. We can just log in on the go, see how are store is performing and manage ad spend accordingly.
Adding products is simple and it gets simpler with practice.
Simply click ‘add products’ and you can start generating the product details
These days I just have template for all my products and simply ‘duplicate’ product. I then take 1-2 minutes modifying any differences or uploading pictures and bam! New product.
Orders will display every single order you’ve ever had on the store. It will tell you if you’ve ‘fulfilled it’ or not. Which you can simply change by clicking the fulfil button but gives you a good snapshot of work you need to do for the day.
This can get REAL out of hand when you’re processing a lot of orders. I’ve had days where I’ve had almost 1,000 orders! There’s no chance you can do that on your own.
This is where you’ll need to learn systems and processes along with hiring the right people but we’ll go through that in an advanced video.
Another interesting area is the Abandoned Carts in Dropshipping
Here you can see all the customers that didn’t checkout but stopped somewhere along the purchasing process.
Usually it’s a LOT more than you’d think.
For every 1 sale I get, I get around 5-10 abandoned carts. Seems like it’s a common theme amongst the industry. People hesitate to pull the trigger at the end.
Managing your theme dashboard will also be a common occurrence when you want to make display changes. You can easily switch or customise the theme whichever way you want. In fact it’s heavily customisable from the home page to the product page, you can change your store to almost anything you like.
Sometimes a theme you bought initially, when customising it, will look completely different to the original. That’s the beauty of shopify. They’ve made design real easy which is awesome for awful coders like me.
Installing Apps On your Shopify Dropshipping Store
Apps are easy to install and configure. Simply click the Apps button and you’ll be taken to all the apps you’ve installed. Here you can enable/disable or configure the app. They’re installed very easily but might take some reading to configure each one to the way you want.
Along the way you’ll learn many tips and tricks that will make the management process easier. But for now we’ll keep it at that. You can probably learn to use Shopify in a day. It doesn’t take long and if you add 5-6 products you’ll get real quick at how the process works.
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