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The Essential Shopify Checklist For Set Up & Launch || Shopify Help Center

When you’re starting a new business, there are so many things to consider. Today, we’re going to take you through the essential checklist for set up and launch of your new online store.

1. Add your chosen sales channels

A 2017 survey by the Harvard Business Review found that just 7% of consumers shop online only. The consumer base is growing increasingly multi-channel—73% of consumers use multiple channels to conduct a single purchase with a brand, and spend 10% more than those who don’t use multiple channels.

Want to reap the benefits of multi-channel retailing for your online store? Find out how to choose the sales channels that will work best for you, then add the available sales channels to your store.

Here are some examples of online sales channels you can add to your Shopify store:

  • eBay
  • Amazon
  • Instagram
  • Facebook Shop
  • Google Shopping
  • Buy button and checkout links
  • Messenger
  • Pinterest

All sales channels connect with the core of your Shopify business, so you can easily keep track of orders, products, and customers across all platforms.

 

 

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Sometimes, you need to manually create an order for your customer. You can do this through draft orders. When you create a draft order, you manually add the products, choose shipping, taxes, and apply payment.

Draft orders are useful if you need to:

* Accept payment for an order that you make over the phone or in person.
* Send invoices to customers to pay with a secure checkout link.
* Use custom items to represent additional costs or products that aren’t displayed in your inventory.
* Manually recreate mistaken orders from any of your active sales channels.
* Sell products at a discount or wholesale rate .
* Or if you need to take pre-orders.

There are two ways to create a draft order: You can duplicate an existing order, or you can create a brand new draft order from scratch.

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