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How To Navigate Shopify Dashboard For The First Time (2023)

How To Navigate Shopify Dashboard For The First Time

Before I take you through Shopify Dashboard, just to remind you, this is solely a follow-up of our Print on demand series.

Right at the end of opening your Shopify store, I will take you along a step-by-step process of how to set up your online store so that after setting up your store, you will be ready to start marketing your business and start making your online sales.

Go to the dashboard on your Shopify store. It is advisable to play around with the buttons available to explore the options in your store. Exploring the functions of this button will endear you to the interface.

It’s a simple step after getting accustomed to the function of the buttons. You will see that making settings and modifications will come easy because you are already familiar with the functions of the buttons.

Now, let’s start navigating the user dashboard; begin by clicking the top right-hand corner of your dashboard; you will see that it has the name of your Shopify store, and you will also find the type of niche you chose to sell at that corner.

Right at the dashboard’s center, you will find the add a product button, enabling you to add a product you want to sell to your online store.

You will also find the customized store icon, enabling you to customize your Shopify store to suit your needs. You can buy a domain or subscribe to an exclusive domain if you want a unique brand.

At the left-hand corner of your screen, you will see your Home button, which serves as your store’s home and displays various information, news, notifications, and sales made by your store.

On the dashboard, you also have the Orders button; at the start, the Order button will be blank and empty once you start getting sales and product orders.

Shopify Dashboard

On this page, you will be able to view every sale made by your store, the customer’s name, information about the product ordered by the customer, the price paid by the customer, etc. All this information can be found in your Order tab.

The tab reveals all information about orders, completed orders, and necessary information.

On the dashboard, you can also find the Products icon. The Product’s icon lets you view the list of all the inventory made by your Shopify store. With a few clicks on the button, all the products you sell will be generated automatically and placed on your Shopify store while you print on demand.

To use the print-on-demand icon, you can read along to show you how to automatically place your product in your store within a few seconds.

As you scroll down, you will see the Customer’s Tab. Right at the customer’s tab icon, you can view a list of all the customers that have visited your online store.

You will also be able to view both the customers that have visited your store and signed up and those who did not sign up but made an order for your products.

On this page, there is an analysis icon. An analytics button is a unique feature of the Shopify store that enables you to analyze your overall sales performance and the number of people visiting your store for a certain period.

It also displays the number of repeat customers you have, the total number of your order can be accessed, and the amount your average customer is spending on your store can also be analyzed.

So, know quite well that Shopify is embedded with a powerful analytical tool.

Below the tab, you could find a discount icon enabling you to generate a discount code for your customers within seconds; that’s great, isn’t it?

You can also see the app store icon; at the app store, you can install some apps as plug-ins, and you could find paid apps as well as free apps; as we move along the course, you will learn how to install some print-out demand apps which enables smooth running of your store.

Besides that, you can find the online store; on the online stores, you can manage your theme, customize your theme, manage your domain, and your navigation menu.

All other stuff about your online store can be managed here. Scroll to the bottom-left; you can find the settings icon.

At the settings menu, you can handle everything concerning your shipping and control the price you will charge for shipping a particular product.

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The basic information about the number of days for the shipping process, you can customize your checkout process whereby your customers can just navigate through to check out the product they’ve ordered.

One of the first things to do on the Settings page is to choose your display theme; this is crucial; when you sign up on the Shopify platform, you get access to all these tools in designing your store, and you can be allowed to navigate through, use their free themes, or buy a befitting theme this will assist you in building a beautiful and professional Ecommerce store.

In the next module, we will discuss navigating the online store section, choosing the right theme, and getting it customized to have a fantastic store. After which, you launch yours proceed to market your product, launch your store, and start making sales.

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