Today is actually a pretty easy day! The only task today is to set up your shipping settings and your payment gateway on Shopify. And no, this isn’t hard to do. Linnaea’s video walkthrough below will show you how to easily do both, as well as edit some other settings on your new website.
So let’s get started. Begin by watching the video below, then go through the checklist after the video on how to set up these things. As always with these videos, it’s best to play on your phone or something while directly following along on your desktop and pausing when you need to!
How to Set Up Your Shopify Payment Gateway
How to Set Up Your Shopify shipping settings
How to find out which states are closest to you
To find out which states are closest to you via UPS ground, click the button below to visit UPS’s calculator. Note that for the shipping date, you must specify either a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
The map you get should look something like the one below. This one is our map, and as you can see because of our remote location our 1-2 day shipping options are extremely limited. If you’re in a more populated area, you shouldn’t be quite as restricted in your options.
last thing: add a banner to your store telling people where you ship
The last thing to do with shipping options is to let people know that you can only ship to certain states. Otherwise, someone who lives in a state you don’t ship to will get all the way to checkout before the store doesn’t allow them to checkout. This would be frustrating for them!
Most Shopify themes have an announcement bar that you can change in the customizer. Here’s how:
- Go to the customizer and click “Header”
- Scroll down until you see the announcement bar settings. Check “Show Announcement Bar” then uncheck “Home Page Only” (you want this on every page)!
3. Add your announcement, and change colors as desired. Done!
So that’s it for setting up your shipping settings and your payment gateway…and that’s also it for Day 3’s tasks! Yep, today was a pretty short day.
If you haven’t finished designing your storefront or adding all your products, now is a good time to do that if you’ve got some spare time today. Or explore your back office on Shopify a little more to familiarize yourself with how everything works.
And that’s it! Tomorrow we’ll start testing your store and customizing the whole checkout and ordering process.