If you’re looking for an all-in-one shopping solution, you’ve probably heard of Shopify. The Canadian company offers a variety of tools that can help eCommerce stores grow, including a content-management platform (CMP), an online store builder, an event-management tool, etc. As a marketing platform, however, Shopify lacks depth when compared to platforms like LinkedIn, where you can integrate social media into your strategy.
If you’re looking to integrate your Shopify store with a SPA (single-page application), you’ve probably heard of Clickfunnels. This US-based company offers a complete SPA (including a CMS), eCommerce plugins, an affiliate program, and much more. Most importantly, however, is that Clickfunnels provides you with a pre-built, monetized store that you can launch for free.
This is arguably the best choice for anyone who wants to dive right into the world of eCommerce without having to build an entire store from ground up. For those who already have a small physical storefront and are looking for ways to monetize it, the perfect solution is a Shopify and Clickfunnels intersection. With this combination, you can easily manage all the aspects of your online store, from product design and pricing to marketing and sales.
Setting Up the Interface
One of the first things you’ll need to do to start using the Shopify and Clickfunnels combination is set up the interface. To do this, navigate to Settings > Integrations > Manage > API Keys. Here, you’ll find a list of all the API keys you need to paste into your browser when making calls to the Shopify and Clickfunnels APIs. Don’t worry, this is a secure area and only you can see these keys; no one else will be able to access them.
Creating a Product
After you’ve set up your Shopify and Clickfunnels interfaces, you can begin the process of creating a product. To do this, navigate to Products > Add Product. Here, you’ll find a form that will guide you through the process of creating a product for your store. The best thing about this form is that it will automatically populate with product options based on your existing products. That way, the option of creating a product that already exists won’t pop up, saving you the effort of searching for it in your database and entering the details all over again.
Once you’ve created a product, you can begin adding media to it. To do this, navigate to Products > Manage > Product Photos. Here, you’ll see all the product photos for your store. You can add more photos by navigating to Products > Manage > Product Photos > Add New Photo. Don’t forget, you can use the media library to find all the images on your server and add them here in one click. You don’t need to have thumbnails for your images as Shopify can generate them for you automatically.
Configuring Taxes and Shipping
Depending on where you live, you might need to register for taxes and tariffs on your products. To do this, navigate to Products > Manage > Shipping And Taxation > Set Up Your Default Shippings And Tax Rates. You’ll then see a form populated with all the shipping options and tax rates for your region. If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for all your shipping needs, this is the perfect place to start. Simply click on one of the available shipping methods and rates and you’ll be taken to the shopping basket to begin the checkout process.
Setting up Shopify and Clickfunnels was relatively easy. However, integrating these platforms takes a bit more work. To begin with, you’ll have to use Google Maps to find your physical store location and navigate to it from your phone. After you’ve done that, you can begin the process of integrating your Shopify store with your Clickfunnels account by following the steps outlined above. You can create as many products and as many accounts as you need for your business, but bear in mind that you’ll be charged for all the products you create on the Shopify platform once you reach the 10,000-product limit. After that, you can either choose to pay monthly or annually for the extra products you have.