Shopify Basic Build

What it will cost

The Shopify Basic Build package starts at $999 (+ GST), that is if all the information is provided as outlined below and in a timely manner.

Payment schedule is as follows;

  • 50% deposit ($499.50 + GST) to secure a date
  • 30% payment ($299.50 + GST) once site is sent for first review
  • 20% balance ($200 + GST) once site goes live

What is included

For a Shopify Basic Build, you supply the domain, the social media handles, the logo and branding and I'll put together an outline of your site for you to add in the rest. This is the option if you'd like to add your own content, product listings and pics at your own pace.

A basic Shopify build includes;

  • A theme of your choice (extra charges will apply for a paid theme)
  • Your logo and branding added
  • About Us, Contact, FAQ's, T's & C's and Delivery pages (content to be added by client)
  • Linking to domain (domain provider login required)
  • Linking to Instagram and Facebook (login details required)
  • Adding of Facebook Pixel and Google Analytics account (to be provided)
  • Setting up taxes and adding tax rates
  • Setup of owner account and staff account/s
  • Adding payment provider/s
  • Drafting of all notifications (orders, shipping, customer accounts)
  • Customise refund policy, privacy policy and terms of service
  • Add shipping zones and shipping rates

I'll hand over your Shopify site ready for you to add all the content, the images, the product descriptions and tweak your theme and homepage once your details are all loaded (it's easier that way).

You'll need to add your content to the pages, upload your products and images, group your products into collections, then add them to the menu and you're ready to sell!

If you need help with adding extra pages, adding products, doing basic SEO and customising your homepage, you can sign up for my Build a Shopify Site Course, over five days you will be sent all the information you need to edit and update your online store.

If you need some help, feedback or advice once you have DIY'd your Shopify site, there are a few options;

  1. I can do a UX (user experience) audit and provide you with a list of things to tweak yourself (find out more here)
  2. I can jump online and do some Shopify quick fixes for you and invoice you hourly - you'll get a reduced rate for being a current client (find out more here)
  3. You can have me on standby to help you out via email with anything that you might be stuck with (find out more here)

What I need to get started

The way I work, is that I wait until I have all (or at least most) of the information required before I start working on building your Shopify site. You will be given a date that this information is required by and not meeting this deadline might result in delays in your project.

This package requires a fair amount of DIY, so you need to know your way around Shopify, or be willing to learn (you can sign up for my Build a Shopify Site Course here), there are more exclusions than inclusions, so please ask if you are not sure.

The Basic Build package means that you add all the content and products yourself, I just put the right bits in the right places for you to add things at your own pace and according to your budget.

If you need extra help (like content proofed, edited and added to the site) and your want all your on page SEO managed, as well as your homepage designed, you need the Shopify Build w/ Products package.

If you want me to do all the things, including writing keyword rich content for the page, adding product descriptions, resizing product images, putting together the product upload file etc, the Shopify Bells & Whistles package is for you.

Your thoughts on themes

It helps if you have a theme in mind, if you've seen a website that you like the look of, or you at least know what functionality you are chasing. The Shopify theme store is a good place to start when looking at themes.

This package includes the adding of a theme to your store, and the adding of the menu (without any page content), but the homepage and theme will require configuration and tweaking before your site goes live.

Access to a Dropbox or Google Drive

It's much easier for me to work with all of the information in one place instead of combing through my inbox trying to find all the documents. It is also easier for you to see what you have supplied and what needs to be supplied.

I will set you up a Dropbox Folder or Google Drive (whichever you prefer) and send you the link and access to the folder so you can tap away, adding the things from your list at your lesuire.

Use of Asana

As part of my new and improved onboarding process, you will be sent a checklist of all the things that need to be added to the Dropbox or Google Drive. You will also be sent a link to an Asana project.

Work on your build won't start until all the required info is available in the Dropbox or Google Drive, as per the timeline in Asana. Then a deposit is required and a date is locked in for your site build to be completed.

Logo and Brand Guidelines

More is more in this case - so please add everything that you got from your graphic designer. This means that I can add logos or word marks where they best fit and I can edit fonts and button colours to better reflect your branding.

If all you have is a logo, that is OK too! The most important thing is a logo without a background so that it looks sleek and sophisticated on the website!

Secret Logins

I'll need your Facebook and Instagram login to connect these sales channels (so you can tag products on Facebook on Instagram and in your stories), so you'll need to be OK with handing these over.

I also need your Instagram login to connect your Instagram feed so that it shows on your home page and looks pretty. Alternatively I can give you instructions on how to connect these yourself.

Other Admin

If you have any questions about this package, please get in touch for a chat about your requirements. Please note that these chats are about your Shopify site, your target market and your products, not about business structure, social media, GST, tax or anything else that comes along with setting up a business.

I do know about these things, and am happy to chat them through, but this is a Business Starter Session which is $149 (plus GST).