These steps are shown in the video below for you to follow.
You have now activated the Bogus Gateway. Go to your online store and place a customer order, using the following details:
Name on Card: “Bogus Gateway”
Credit Card Number: Enter 1, 2, or 3 to simulate different types of transactions.
- Enter “1” for a successful transaction.
- Enter “2” for a failed transaction.
- Enter “3” for an Exception (generates a message that an error has occurred).
NB! Don’t forget to put the original settings back so you can accept real orders when you are finished.
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How to Change Your Shopify Store Name
Maybe you decided to take your brand or product range in a new direction and want a name to reflect this.
Or you just couldn’t think of a good name when you set up your store. You have the chance to change your Shopify store’s name.
This is perfectly fine and is a swift process.
Just bear in mind, you still need to think of a store name that is not currently in use.
To change your Shopify store name, go to “Settings” at the bottom left of your Home page. From there, select “General”, and this takes you to where you need to go.
What about your Shopify domain name? When you set up a Shopify store you get a free “myshopify.com” URL. You cannot change this default domain name.
But there is another way…
A custom domain name is the way to go.
You don’t have to go to another site. Purchase a custom domain name from $13 a year from Shopify.
Many hire a Shopify store setup service to make this change. But it’s easy if you know how.
Trust us: not only can you bring your brand identity to your store, but it makes your store look way more professional too.
Customers will see that you are a pro and be more likely to choose your store. The price of a custom domain name is a bargain you cannot miss.
Can’t find a domain name you like? Look on e-commerce marketplaces for a Shopify store for sale with something that fits your style.
What’s Next for Your Budding Shopify Store?
So, you’ve set up your store and got the basics in place.
Now the fun begins.
100% unadulterated awesomeness.
Okay okay, we know. But that’s the kind of passion and zest you want to convey with your store. This is essential for attracting your ideal customers, who will become your biggest fans.
Now you’ve joined the ranks of Shopify setup experts, where to go from here?
Whatever your goals, it’s important to think and plan ahead. Business is like a game of chess —everyone else is thinking seven moves ahead, and so you should too.
Marketing — Yes, every business does it, at least every business that you’ve heard of. If you want your Shopify store to be an asset, rather than a burden, you have to get the word out. There are many ways to use social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to great effect.
Let your product shine with great photography and appealing posts. Influencers on Instagram, for example, can be used to get your product to new untapped audiences. It is a really powerful strategy in the right hands.
We recommend finding the budget for this if you can. Pay to boost your content, or target ads at your audience (people who like stuff like yours). Facebook ads pay off, if you get your targeting right.
Feeling adventurous? Guerilla marketing is super-effective if done right. Find unique and memorable contexts to showcase your products.
IncreaseShopability — Make it easy for customers to buy from your store. What you have at the beginning of your Shopify career are the bare bones. Keep working to develop your store. There is a mountain of apps you can use to enhance your store. You can increase the shopping experience with: sales, promotions, new currencies, suggested items, the list goes on.
Get Creative — How does your store stand out? Maybe you can do something for your new-found fans that hardly anyone else does. Come back into the real world. Solidify your fan base by offering unique experiences like workshops to learn how to do what you do.
Success-proof Your Inventory — The sales are flying in by the day, and everything in your store is running smoothly. You learned how to create a Shopify store that’s successful. You can sit back and enjoy the passive income right?
If you don’t plan for success, then you might get caught out when a flood of online orders come in one day.
If you don’t have a proper Shopify inventory management system, your store could interfere with your main business. Stay ahead of the game and invest time into the right Shopify inventory management strategies for your store.
Shopify Setup Checklist for a Maximum-Impact Store
- Choose a short, catchy, and unique name for your store;
- Add a few products, and variations. Generate an SKU for each product variation;
- Start with a free theme and customize it for your business;
- Start with the basic payment plan and scale up as your store grows;
- Create your first Shopify test order;
- Purchase a custom domain name; and
- Always be improving — find useful apps, get complete inventory management done for you.
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