Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video A tour of the Shopify admin, part of Shopify Essential Training (2018).
- [Narrator] Once you've created your store, you should be directed to the store admin page. If you're not already there, you can get here by logging in from the main Shopify website. There's a few main areas in your admin. On the left is everything you need to manage your store. You'll be able to view orders, add products, create discount codes, view reports, and so on. In the center is a constantly updating feed of information about your store. These change pretty frequently, so I wouldn't be surprised if you see different information here.
Some of these are helpful reminders, like reminding you that your store is password-protected by default. You may notice that some of this information mentions shortcuts. I love that Shopify has added keyboard shortcuts to their admin. Once you know a handful of shortcuts, it's really easy to zip around the admin. Throughout the course, I'll primarily tell you where to click, and I'll also occasionally use those shortcuts just to remind you that they're there. You can read more information about the keyboard shortcuts on this page or back to the admin.
There's actually a handy keyboard shortcut to display all of the other keyboard shortcuts. We can press the question mark key and it'll open all of the keyboard shortcuts available to us in the admin. So if I wanted to add a new product, I could just click A and then P. And I'll just show you that quickly, A P. There we go. It takes me right to the Add a Product page. I'll go back to the dashboard. This is a good time to mention that this admin will change. As you start adding products, tweaking settings, and enabling live payments, this admin will reflect those changes.
Once we start accepting orders, you'll see a menu over here on the right. And that'll show us our recent sales. From the admin, we can also click on settings. The settings panel lets you control things like taxes, shipping, how you accept payment, and so on. You can also configure account settings like what plan you're on and what your billing information is. So if you picked a plan and you want to upgrade or downgrade, this is the place to do it. You can also click on your profile icon and then click on your profile to edit a few pieces of information.
Now, a few things here show up on the front end. Depending on your store's theme, your bio may show up as an author bio for blog posts. I want to go back to the main admin which we can do by clicking on the Shopify logo. And one thing that is a little hard to find is where you go to edit things with your store. And you can do all of that under your online store under sales channel. So if you want to add blog posts, pages, update the menu, et cetera, all of that can be done under the online store menu. In other ecommerce platforms, it might be displayed a bit more prominently.
But I think it makes a lot of sense to keep it under the online store umbrella and keep it out of the main menu for day-to-day work. That's a brief overview of the Shopify admin. Now we're ready to start changing a few settings.
- Using Shopify as an online store
- Setting up an account
- Listing products for sale
- Best practices for adding images
- Configuring shipping settings
- Defining shipping zones and rates
- Integrating with other services
- Setting up payment settings
- Adding Apple Pay and PayPal
- Customizing the site
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Shopify
2. Getting Started
3. Setting Up Products
5. Set Up Shipping
6. Set Up Payment
7. Collect Taxes
8. Customize Your Shopify Theme
9. Add Shopify Pages and Blog Posts
10. Manage Orders
11. Manage Your Site
12. Adding Apps
13. Sales Channels
14. Launch Your Store
15. Sell in Store
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