Getting Started with Shopify

Samantha Renée guides you through getting setup on Shopify and launching your first business.

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The first Shopify store was our own.

Shopify Founder and CEO Tobi Lütke had a dream of selling snowboards online but he couldn’t find an affordable way to setup his ecommerce store. So he decided to build the software himself.

After months of coding, Tobi launched his store on the first version of Shopify. Over a decade later and the platform hosts over 600,000 merchants worldwide. One of those stores is Weave Got It - an online business run by Samantha Renée who also works as a Shopify Merchant Success Manager.

In this course, Samantha walks you through the basics of getting setup on Shopify and working towards your first sale.

Become a Shopify Expert

Understand the platform and learn about what you should be focusing on first.

Design Your Store

Explore the theme store and customize the look and feel of your website to make it your own, no coding required.

$5 Product Photography

Samantha shows you how to setup a studio in your home to take professional looking photographs.

Your First Sale

Get a list of quick strategies you can use to earn your first sale (from someone you don’t know).

Meet your instructor

Samantha Renée

As an award winning entrepreneur and ecommerce expert, Samantha has helped thousands of entrepreneurs on their path to success. She has strategically designed a life she loves and enjoys encouraging others to do the same. Samantha is currently focused on growing her ecommerce store which is on track to cross the 6-figure mark within the year. Samantha is sharing her experience exclusively with Shopify Academy.

Course outline

Multimillion dollar businesses thrive on Shopify, but they all started the same way, just like you’re starting today.

This course is designed to help you take action today while thinking about your business tomorrow.

Understand what you need to focus on now to set your business up for success in the future.


Understanding Shopify

Learn how Shopify works and what it can do for your business.

Begin module one


Signup and Get Started

Go through the steps of signing up and adding important details to get started on the right path.

Begin module two


Store Design 101

Learn how to design your online store with a simple click-and-drag interface.

Begin module three


Launch Your First Product

Add products to your store, adjust settings, and get paid.

Begin module four


Online Customer Service

Discover how to make customers happy and manage orders.

Begin module five


Get Your Launch Checklist

Get your free launch checklist, run a final test and launch your store to the world.

Begin module six

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“Shopify is the best and biggest for the reach and ease it offers my customers… They’re more confident to buy via a Shopify store.”

Ollie Alpin, Shopify Success Story,

Frequently asked questions

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone who is just starting to use Shopify or wants to get a better sense of how everything works. Use this course as a step-by-step guide or simply skip ahead to the part of the Shopify platform you need to learn more about.

Do I get a free Shopify trial with the course?

Yes, you can start using Shopify for free for the first 14 days. This is a great way to follow the course content and get hands-on as fast as possible.

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