How to Connect a Shopify Store
Welcome to CM Offer!
Welcome to CM Offer! In this article we will cover how to connect a Shopify store to your CM Offer account. If you’re excited to start your own online store with CM Offer but aren’t sure how to get started, then this article is exactly where you should be!
We recommend that new users connect an ecommerce store to their account before processing real customer orders. Connecting a store will allow you to quickly filter orders by store in the future if you decide to open your brand on multiple platforms.
1. Connect Your Shopify Store
Start by connecting your Shopify store with your free CM Offer account. Don't worry, this tutorial will be an easy one!
2. Start Planning Ahead
Finally, spend some time to plan out your next couple steps and schedule a launch date for your new business.
1. Connect Your Shopify Store to CM Offer
After registering your CM Offer account, it is easy to connect a Shopify store to your user account. While it may sound technical, don't worry! This is likely to be one of our easiest tutorials yet, and you won't need to write even a single line of code! Adding a store will help to keep track of which orders came from which store in the future when you start to expand your brand across multiple ecommerce platforms. It will also enable easy import of CM Offer products that will save hours of copying information from one platform to another!
Login to Shopify
To connect a Shopify store, you will need to register for a Shopify account and open a new storefront. Once you have registered your account, you will need to login to complete the CMOffer integration.
If you are new to the Shopify platform, you can get started here:
Search for CMOffer App
Click on the "Apps" option on Shopify's left hand menu. This will open a search bar with the "Apps" filter.
Type "cmoffer" into the search bar to find the CMOffer Dropshipping plugin and hit enter.
Select the "CMOffer Dropshipping" plugin listing
Click "Add App" to Install
After you navigate to the CMOffer Dropshipping plugin page, click on the "Add App" button to begin the installation process.
You will be redirected to a new screen where you can navigate through the simple install process.
Once the plugin has been installed to your store, you will be automatically redirected to the CM Offer login page.
Login to CM Offer
After installing the CMOffer Dropshipping plugin on Shopify, you will be redirected to the CM Offer login page.
Login to the CM Offer account that you would like to connect to your Shopify store.
After logging in, the Shopify store and CM Offer account will connect automatically.
You can double check that the connection has been successful by looking for your store in the Stores page in the CM Offer dashboard.
3. Start Planning Ahead
Now that you have successfully connected your Shopify store and CM Offer account, it is time to start planning the next steps. It would suffice to say that we have opened a fair number of ecommerce stores ourselves. The following are the next steps our team would follow when opening an ecommerce store with a new vendor. If you have been following along our getting started tutorial series, you will notice that now most of the list is complete and it is almost time to launch!
Import a Product
Add a product from our catalogue to your store. We offer basic photos that you can use for the initial listing, but we do recommend that you take additional lifestyle photos when your physical sample arrives. Product photos that take place in real environments are much more likely to convert compared to photos on blank backgrounds.
Estimated Time: 1 hour per product
After you have chosen your products and added them to your storefront, it is time to open for business! Do one last double check of the details in your store and publish your listings to the general public.
Estimated Time: 2-3 hours
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