Getting Started with Shopify

Samantha Renée guides you through getting setup on Shopify and launching your first business.

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The first Shopify store was our own.

Shopify Founder and CEO Tobi Lütke had a dream of selling snowboards online but he couldn’t find an affordable way to setup his ecommerce store. So he decided to build the software himself.

After months of coding, Tobi launched his store on the first version of Shopify. Over a decade later and the platform hosts over 600,000 merchants worldwide. One of those stores is Weave Got It - an online business run by Samantha Renée who also works as a Shopify Merchant Success Manager.

In this course, Samantha walks you through the basics of getting setup on Shopify and working towards your first sale.

Become a Shopify Expert

Understand the platform and learn about what you should be focusing on first.

Design Your Store

Explore the theme store and customize the look and feel of your website to make it your own, no coding required.

How to Get Paid

Discover the simple set-up process to get your sale funds into your bank account.

Your First Sale

Get a list of quick strategies you can use to earn your first sale (from someone you don’t know).

Meet your instructor

Samantha Renée

As an award winning entrepreneur and ecommerce expert, Samantha has helped thousands of entrepreneurs on their path to success. She has strategically designed a life she loves and enjoys encouraging others to do the same. Samantha is currently focused on growing her ecommerce store which is on track to cross the 6-figure mark within the year. Samantha is sharing her experience exclusively with Shopify Academy.

Course outline

Multimillion dollar businesses thrive on Shopify, but they all started the same way, just like you’re starting today.

This course is designed to help you take action today while thinking about your business tomorrow.

Understand what you need to focus on now to set your business up for success in the future.


Introduction to Shopify

Discover why over 1,000,000 business owners choose Shopify to start and grow their business.

Begin module one


How to Add Products to Sell

You’ll see the step-by-step process to add a product to your store and create a collection.

Begin module two


How to Get Paid

Get paid by implementing the simple set-up process for payments.

Begin module three


How to Design Your Store

Learn the fundamentals of editing the look and feel of your Shopify store. You’ll also discover how to buy your domain name and edit your store’s navigation.

Begin module four


How to Ship Your Product

Shipping can be complicated. Discover shipping strategies and the set-up process to get your products shipped to your customer.

Begin module five


Taxes, Billing and Setting

Shopify makes it easy to set-up to charge the right sales tax for your business. This module also helps you set up administrative tasks in the Shopify admin.

Begin module six


Launch Your Shopify Store

Create a test order, add a sales channel, discover Shopify Analytics and start marketing and selling!

Begin module six

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“Shopify is the best and biggest for the reach and ease it offers my customers… They’re more confident to buy via a Shopify store.”

Ollie Alpin, Shopify Success Story,

Frequently asked questions

Who is this course for?

This course is open to anyone, though most helpful if you have a product to sell and need a step-by-step walkthrough of the process to set up and launch your store. You can take this course in any order you choose!

Do I get a free Shopify trial with the course?

Yes, you can start using Shopify for free for the first 14 days. This is a great way to follow the course content and get hands-on as fast as possible.

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