Hey everyone, I am almost done building my very first Shopify store, and I'm SUPER excited about it. I'm planning on launching it March 1st, and I think it is close to ready. It's a dropshipping store with apparel, phone cases, face masks, etc. for Emergency Services Professionals, Medical Professionals, and member of the Military.
I am aware that the product descriptions need work....working on that right now. Beyond that, please let me know if there is anything else I should adjust/add/remove before launching. I have tested all of the links, made a test purchase, made a refund, tested the subscription sign up, checked out desktop and mobile versions, added policies, made sure the social media links in the footer are working, etc. I feel like I've been pretty thorough, but this is all new for me, so I am sure that there is plenty that I haven't thought of.
Any feedback or constructive criticisms you can offer would be appreciated.
One of the first things I noticed when landing on your store is that you are forced to enter in your email to subscribe. There isn't an option to close it out which is a major turn-off for visitors on your store. I would resolve that immediately so they can have the option to close it.
The next thing I would consider is your store design. I recommend checking out our Shopify design articles to get inspiration and ideas on how to build a great looking webpage with Shopify. I cannot recommend the article Homepage Design 101 enough.
If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know.
Hey there, @EssentialTed!
First of all, great start to the store! It’s always fun to see your hard work in action, and I’m sure you’re counting down the minutes until March 1 hits.
Let’s talk about what I found, starting with the first impression. I like your overall store concept. This is a great niche! That being said, I have some concerns here about your brand name. Essential Tees makes me think you’re only selling t-shirts. Additionally, I would clean up your pop-up a bit:
Moving on, let’s go to the homepage:
Now, the things you are missing:
It sounds like a lot, but you’re already on the right track. Stepping back and getting yourself set up to understand what your visitors do once you launch will be invaluable to your business growth. Lucky Orange has heatmaps, session recordings and more with a free trial (no credit card needed) and plans that start at US $10/month.
I hope this helps! Good luck! Be sure to let us know how your launch goes!
Cheers - Danny
Thank you for taking a legit look at my site, and for the SUPER thorough assessment! That's a lot to digest, so it will take a while to implement all of your points, but this is exactly what I was looking for. I will sit down tonight and start making some changes. I appreciate you taking so much time to help.