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How can I purchase items from other's online stores?

C_katsas
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How can somebody or even myself can buy from other's shopify stores ?

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Mac
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Hi, @bamfpissedoff!

I would be happy to clarify further.

 

It's important to note that Shopify is not an online store or a marketplace. It's a platform that empowers merchants to create their own unique online platforms and have full control over their businesses, including store design and marketing strategies. We don't actually sell products ourselves, but enable our merchants to do so by hosting their individual platforms.

 

If you're looking for a shopping destination, we recommend checking out the Shop App. It allows you to browse and search for products and stores all in one place. You'll also have access to features like package tracking, making purchases using Shop Pay, and engaging with brands. 

 

I hope this helps!

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Mac
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Hi, @C_katsas!
Thanks for reaching out in our Community Forums and for sharing your concern, I’d be happy to help.

 

The process of purchasing from other Shopify stores is quite straightforward. Generally, you can add items to your cart and proceed through the checkout process by providing your information, selecting a shipping method, and completing the payment. You can explore a list of 50 stores that are featured on our Shopify Blog. Additionally, keep an eye out for stores that offer Shop Pay as a checkout option. This streamlined process makes purchasing from Shopify stores convenient and efficient.

 

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

 

All the best!

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Leskemp
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It's not straight forward because it does not show where the stores or merchandise are on the website. All it shows is how to sell. Amazon is straight forward. One simply clicks on the website and types in the item one is looking for. And hundreds of that item shows up. There is no such thing with Shopify. I even asked my 20 year old son to look for items to buy incase I was doing something dumb and he said the same thing. It only has websites to get u to sell.

AMproducts
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Yes hats what I was gonna say

 

JoseVarela
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Completely agree with you. I created a shop on Shopify but I'm sure no one will buy anything. I still don't know how to do it even if I wanted to buy products from my own store. I am really surprised how can this marketplace survive!

Mac
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Hi, @JoseVarela!

Thanks for joining this thread.

 

I understand that you recently opened up a shop and are having a few issues getting your store up and running. If you're unsure how the buying process works from a customer's perspective, you might find it helpful to make a test purchase on your own store. You can follow this guide to learn how to do it. You will also want to review our introductory guide to learn more about setting up your own shop. 

 

I'd love to learn more about your business. Now that you have uploaded your products, have you implemented any marketing strategies or advertisements to promote your brand and attract customers? This is a crucial step in growing your online business. Shopify offers a range of marketing tools to help you effectively reach your target audience. You can learn more about these tools here.

 

Remember, every successful store started where you are now. It's a learning process. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need more assistance. We're here to help!

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JoseVarela
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Hello Mac,

I build my products (ship models) by order. This means that some
customization must be available to the client. For instance, when she/he
orders a navy vessel of class ANZAC, she/he may choose its name,
configuration, whether the model is delivered is separated parts or
assembled, or even painted, and some more options. After selecting the
configurations, I print the model accordingly and ship it to the client. I
tried to put these options in the description field, but I think this is
not practical because it would require the client to send me an e-mail
after ordering the product with its options. Does Shopify provide this
feature of creating customized variations of the products to sell? In this
case, variations are not only color or size. As you may imagine, for the
mentioned ship, you can choose from 8 names, 3 configurations and so on...
So, if creating one product per variation, I would end up with hundreds of
products only for a single ship model.

Cheers,

José
Mac
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @Leskemp and @AMproducts!

Thanks for joining this thread and for sharing your thoughts,

 

I would like to clarify a few key points. With Shopify, business owners have the ability to build and customize their own online store, selling across various channels such as online, mobile devices, and even in-person through physical stores and pop-up shops. It's important to note that Shopify is not a marketplace where merchants list their products in one place. Instead, we empower merchants to create their own unique platform and have full control over every aspect of their business, including store design and marketing strategies.

 

However, Shopify does offer built-in features that allow integration with popular marketplaces like Facebook, Instagram, Google, and more, enabling merchants to expand their reach and sell on these platforms. Additionally, we have the highly popular Shop App, which serves as a shopping destination for customers. It provides features such as package tracking, discovering new stores and products, making purchases using Shop Pay, and engaging with brands.

 

I hope this provides some clarification!

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bamfpissedoff
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Straight forward my arse. You put Shopify into google and click on the link. and all you get is a website wanting you to create your own shop. There is no where or any links to direct you to the actual shops. I cannot find any way to actually shop on Shopify. This site totally sucks balls, whats even the point.

Mac
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This is an accepted solution.

Hi, @bamfpissedoff!

I would be happy to clarify further.

 

It's important to note that Shopify is not an online store or a marketplace. It's a platform that empowers merchants to create their own unique online platforms and have full control over their businesses, including store design and marketing strategies. We don't actually sell products ourselves, but enable our merchants to do so by hosting their individual platforms.

 

If you're looking for a shopping destination, we recommend checking out the Shop App. It allows you to browse and search for products and stores all in one place. You'll also have access to features like package tracking, making purchases using Shop Pay, and engaging with brands. 

 

I hope this helps!

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Chrisfarr
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Hello Mac, I was having trouble with this problem as well and this post solved my problems. Thanks for helping!!!

Mac
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Hi, @Chrisfarr!

Thank you for joining this thread.

 

I'm happy to hear that I was able to provide some clarification on this. I'll be sure to accept my previous response as a solution for the benefit of other folks who may be having trouble with this as well. 

 

Have a wonderful day ahead!

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Chole
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Balbull
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Yes, you an easily do that. There are many marketplace available that provides such service.