When you what to start and an run online business, Shopify software is a good option. How do you start a Shopify store?
The most popular way – sign up for a trial account. You can find more info about Shopify trial accounts here – Free trial. It’s a great opportunity to test out the Shopify software, become familiar with the admin interface, learn how to add and manage products, create collections, explore the navigation, and sort through different themes and apps. The main disadvantage is that the trial period is limited to 14 days. If this is your first Shopify store you may need more time to learn the Shopify admin, test everything, improve your theme or to find the needed app. Want to extend the Shopify store trial period? The next solution will answer this question.
Another way to start a Shopify store – find a Shopify expert or Shopify partner. Ask them to create a developer store for you. As for MPIthemes, we are a Shopify partner and can create as many developer stores as you need.
What is a Shopify developer store? It’s the same store as the trial account, without the 14 day limitation. You can work on your store for three weeks, a month, or even more with no need to switch to a paid account. Switch your store to a paid Shopify plan whenever you are ready, not just because the trial time period has expired. Read more about developer stores here – Everything You Need to Know About Development Stores
With a Shopify development store, you do have to perform one more additional step, (Find a Shopify partner to start a development store for you), but you get an unlimited trial period for your Shopify store. It’s up to you on what suites you best.
Drop me a message if you need a developer store. I will create it for free and transfer ownership to you when the store is ready to go live. You can also contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck in your online business 🙂