Elias here with Shopify Support. Thank you for reaching out.
I understand that starting a business on Shopify can be overwhelming, especially when you're new to Shopify, and we're happy to help!
Just to clarify, were you trying to choose an English-speaking expert from Canada on Shopify Experts?
If so, there's a few different ways you can choose an expert - You can search from the categories on the main menu, search by service, or post your job on the expert marketplace. After that, you can filter the results by country and preferred languages, or apply these preferences to your job posting.
Searching for an expert
Filter by country and preferred language
Setting preferences job posting
I'd also be happy to take a look at your website; however, can you share the complete URL for your store? If you have the password page enabled, can you temporarily disable that as well?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Yes you are brand new but don't be overwhelmed. it is not necessary to work with someone from canada since the community is global and there are so many expert that can perfectly and accurately handle your project till you are satisfied.
Thanks for the follow-up and for disabling the password page!
I think you're off to a great start! I love how you're using different sections on the homepage, as that gives a nice variation and allows you to share more content. Since I'll be going over creating drop-down menus on your main menu, I'd also encourage thinking of which resources to add in your footer menu. For example, the footer menu is a common place to find store policies or quick links to other pages on your store.
To create a dropdown, simply drag the menu item using the icon (on the left of each menu item) and nest it underneath the menu item that you want as the upper level. Once you've moved the menu item under the upper level menu item, you'll also need to drag the menu item towards the right. You'll notice an indent, which indicates the menu item is nested and that will create the drop-down. We also have a guide for setting up drop-down menus in your online store and I've made a short video on that as well.
If you're looking to add an external website to your storefront, were you looking to add it to the menu (header and footer)?
To add an external website to the main menu or a section on your homepage, simply enter the website URL as the link - I've made video on how to do that with one of your examples here:
Adding external link to the navigation menu
Adding external link to a section in the Storefront editor
As for the shipping rates, it's difficult to determine where the issue might be without seeing your product attributes and/or shipping settings. Typically, all your physical products will appear in the General profile under the shipping settings. However, if you're not seeing all your products in this profile, then the first thing is to make sure your product attributes has "This is a physical product" checked. Once that's done, you can create other shipping profiles and assign different rates to each profile. To summarize, instead of assigning rates to individual products, you're assigning rates to a profile of products. However, it's important to note that when an order has products from different profiles, then the rates are combined at checkout.
Another option for assigning different shipping rates to each product is with a third-party app, such as Better Shipping or Advanced Shipping Rules, and some might find these apps easier to work with. These apps also come with more functions, such as tiered shipping rates, which is great for incentivizing and passing more savings along to your customers. If you need any assistance with these apps, you can also reach out to the developers through the contact information found in the Support section of their app's page.
I hope this helps! Do let me know if this is what you're looking for?