I own a website outside shopify by name donwapz and I want to start dropshipping. In order to reduce stress of managing three websites. I opted for the option of integrating the shop on my old website but I got stuck in my dreams because I dont know how to start. I am stucked here.
I will be grateful for any suggestions and help.
My name is Jade, I am with the Social Care Team at Shopify.
Depending on what you have in mind, there are two options that you can choose from to connect a Shopify store to your website so that you can start dropshipping:
1) You can create products in Shopify and use the Shopify Buy Button to add your products to your current website. For each product or collection, you create a buy button with, a code will be generated that you add to the theme of your website in the area that you would like your products to appear.
When a customer visits your website and sees your products, they can add products to a cart directly on your website. When they're ready to pay for their order, they'll be brought to your Shopify checkout. The customers' order information will appear in your Shopify admin under Orders.
The Shopify Lite Plan is a good option if you're wanting to use the buy button on your already existing website and manage your store information in the Shopify admin. Since the plan doesn't come with a website (because you already have one) it's $9 USD/month.
2) The second option is to create a separate website for your online store with Shopify. Next, create a spot on your website that says something like Store or Shop that links to your Shopify store where you sell your dropshipping items. I took a screenshot below to show you what I mean:
When customers are on your website donwapz.com and click the 'Shop' tab, they'll be brought to your Shopify store where they can select what they want to purchase and go through the Shopify checkout.
To set this up, you'll need to select the Basic Plan or higher since that includes being able to have a website. We have our full list of plans here. You'll probably want to start on the Basic Plan for $29 USD/month since that is the lowest priced plan that includes being able to have a website, while still having what you need to get started. The higher priced plans are good to keep in mind as your business grows.
What type of products are you wanting to sell in your dropshipping store? Is your dropshipping business going to somehow relate to your current website? I'm interested in hearing more about your idea so we can help you get started.
Looking forward to your reply,
Jade | Social Care
You can create products in Shopify and use the Shopify Buy Button to add your products to your current website. For each product or collection, you create a buy button with, a code will be generated that you add to the theme of your website in the area that you would like your products to appear. Also, you can use your own domain name with Shopify. If you have an existing domain name, you can connect it to Shopify from your store's admin. If you don't have a domain name yet, you can either buy one through Shopify or a third-party provider. I used Magento for similar purposes and it was a great choice. At https://amasty.com/installation-service.html you can find information about the installation service of this great product.