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Shopify Turns Central Texas Businesses Into Online Retailers

  • January 9, 2013

Central Texas businesses can have a worldwide reach by having an online store.

Today's CoolHead Tech featured partner is Shopify, an ecommerce platform that allows businesses to create effective online stores. How effective? Shopify currently hosts more than 40,000 online retailers, including Gatorade, Amnesty International, General Electric, Tesla Motors, Foo Fighters, Encyclopedia Britannica and more.

From registering a domain name to launching your store, Shopify takes your business through every step. All plans come with a stylish ecommerce website, a user-friendly administration panel and secure hosting. You even get your very own "Support Guru" to get you started and assist with any technical issues.

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The steps you'll follow are straightforward:

  • Select and customize your template

  • Upload your products and photos

  • Configure your website settings

  • Start accepting orders worldwide

You'll have total control over your website’s design, with more than 100 templates to choose from or the option to creat a custom theme. Your business will have a fully-hosted shopping cart function that is secure and that lets you instantly accept credit cards and PayPal payments.

Your business will be able to accept global currencies, accepting payments from anywhere and expanding its reach worldwide.

Shopify was founded by two snowboarding enthusiasts who wanted to create a better way to sell their snowboards online. Over the years, they learned to fill the needs of online businesses by having run one themselves.

How about security? Shopify is Level 1 PCI compliant and uses 128 bit SSL encryption to ensure credit card data is secure.

Learn more about Shopify's ecommerce solutions and how they can help your Austin-area business tap into the global market with an online storefront.

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