Category: Shopify Development

Shopify Developer San Diego - Air Cooled Vintage Works

Air Cooled Vintage Works – Shopify Design & Development

After Dark Grafx announces the launch of AirCooledVintageWorks.com

After Dark Grafx Shopify Web Design services along with our Shopify Development services, enabled Air Cooled Vintage Works to quickly launch their Shopify Store.

AirCooledVintageWorks.com initially contacted After Dark Grafx to provide Shopify Consulting Services. After Dark Grafx was then retained to perform the Shopify Design, Development and App Installation and configuration.

“After Dark Grafx offered a custom website development and design to focus on product sales and conversion. They setup and integrated Facebook Shop, Instagram Shopping, Shopify payments, shipping and inventory management and offered  Custom Shopify Development and coding solution to optimize our product pages. They held our hand through the process, always just a quick email or call away. They created How To Videos so we understood how to update certain sections of the website and just made it an excellent experience.” – Jason – Owner

 

Web Development Company - Shopify Air Cooled Vintage Works Homepage

 

The Shopify Platform is a robust eCommerce platform with a low barrier to entry along with a “simple to use and understand” interface, this platform allows for businesses large and small to offer and manage a professional eCommerce website without a lot of training.  Easily track inventory, hook into your financial booking and shipping systems and easily manage and process orders make Shopify the “GO TO” eCommerce solution for you.

 

If you need Expert Shopify Help or just have a simple Shopify Question, please feel free to contact us even if you are not doing business with us.

How to Add Product Reviews Shopify Product Reviews App

How to Add Product Reviews Shopify Product Reviews App

Learn how to import product reviews via a CSV file for the native Shopify Reviews App listed above.

This app was created by Shopify for Shopify. There are many paid and free apps on the Shopify App Marketplace so you will want to review each app. In most cases, a free app will do the trick.

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify Here: https://www.shopify.com/?ref=after-dark-grafx

RE: https://apps.shopify.com/product-reviews


If you need a Shopify Expert or just want ask some questions, please feel free to contact us!

 

This video assumes that you have already installed the Product Reviews App from the Shopify App Store.

 

STEP 1: Install the Product Reviews App by Shopify

 

STEP 2: Follow the Installation Instructions and add the snippets of code to the suggested pages in Shopify.  For this tutorial, we are using the DEBUT FREE THEME by Shopify.

 

STEP 3: Watch the Video above!

 

 

If you have installed it correctly, a customer can write a review directly on the product page. I always go into the SETTINGS of the APP and make sure that I have to APPROVE the reviews before they are posted. If you just install the app and let it run by default, anyone can post reviews on your website, so be careful of spammers and people who post defamatory information.

 

Shopify Product Reviews Settings

 

If you need help installing or configuring this app, please contact us. It is a relatively quick process ($75) in most cases.

 

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Migrate from Miva to Shopify

Migrate Miva to Shopify

Thinking of Migrating Miva to Shopify?

There are many things to consider when migrating or moving your website from Miva Merchant to Shopify.

 

Before you begin this process, it is best to contact After Dark Grafx via Chat (bottom right of this website), via our Contact Form – click here or via Phone Toll Free (888) 578-8300 or if in San Diego (619) 702-7377.  This will save you in both time and money and the 30 minute consultation is FREE!

 

Miva Developer San Diego

 

TAKE AN INVENTORY OF YOUR MIVA STORE:
You will want to take an inventory of what functionality is currently in place within Miva and see if this same type of functionality is available within Shopify. In some cases, you can change or alter the the functionality to best suit your needs but in some cases, you will either need to add a paid or free app from the Shopify App Store or contact a developer (like After Dark Grafx wink! wink!). To perform the upgrade or add advanced custom coding that Shopify or the theme that you choose does not offer.

 

Shopify Developer - Shopify Desginer - Shopify Expert - Shopify Setup

 

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SHOPIFY BEFORE MOVING (PROS, CONS, LIMITATIONS & BENEFITS)

VIEW EXISTING SHOPIFY THEMES

VIEW EXISTING APPS

CONTACT A SHOPIFY DEVELOPER (We are Shopify Experts)

USING A THIRD PARTY MIGRATION SERVICE PROS & CONS

EXPORTING AND IMPORTING DATA

INTEGRATING DESIGN CHANGES

CODE FUNCTIONALITY CHANGES

INSTALLING FREE AND PAID APPS

SETTING UP THIRD PARTY SHIPPING AND THE COSTS INVOLVED

SETTING UP PAYMENT GATEWAYS AND THE  COSTS

POINTING YOUR DOMAIN NAME

LAUNCHING YOUR NEW STORE

UPDATING THE SITE MAP WITH GOOGLE

USING REDIRECTS SO YOU DO NOT LOSE “*SEO JUICE”

 

This is just a basic list of what needs to be done before, during and after a migration from Miva Merchant Shopping Cart to the Shopify Platform.

 

You can Sign Up for a 14 Day Free Trial with Shopify – Click Here!

 

Contact us today click here for a FREE, 30 MINUTE, NO OBLIGATION consultation.
Toll Free (888) 578-8300
Local: (619) 702-7377

 

 

Shopify’s post about Migrating to Shopify Click Here

 

After Dark Tip: Make a Backup of your entire site and database before starting or making any changes or migrations.

 

*SEO JUICE = Your current SEO standings or what links you currently have within the search engines.

Shopify Developer - Shopify Desginer - Shopify Expert - Shopify Setup

Shopify Tutorial For Beginners Part 2 – Create An Online Shopify Store 2019

In this Shopify video tutorial, Part 2 of 2, I show you how to easily edit the backend of a Shopify Store using the default Debut Theme. Shopify is a great e-commerce platform with a robust set of features to have you selling your products/services in no time.

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify Here:
https://shorturl.at/kKX17

Pros of using Shopify:

– Quickly Start and Launch a Store
– Thousands of FREE Apps to help you sell and run your store
– Inexpensive if using free apps but can get expensive if you use a lot of paid apps.
– Low Learning Curve
– No Need for a Merchant Account
– No Need for a Shipping Carrier Account
– Easy to Add Apps, Change Themes and Update
– Easily Add other Sales Channels (ie: Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
– Easily Add a Buy Now Button onto an EXTERNAL website. (You can add a product button called BUY NOW to a website that is not hosted with Shopify but would process the checkout through Shopify

Cons of using Shopify:

– There is a 3 option limit for products. Example: If you sell t-shirts and have Size, Color, Material (you can add all kinds of variants to these options like small, medium, large, etc.) but Shopify has a 100 variant limit for these so you would need an app to extend the OPTIONS to get you past the 3 options threshold and the 100 variant threshold.
– You use Shopify Payments, otherwise, if you use your own merchant account, then they add additional fee to your monthly plan plus you will pay a percentage to Shopify in addition to your existing Merchant Account and Gateway Fees.
– If you add another Shipping Carrier (Shopify’s built-in carrier is USPS) if you add: FEDEX, UPS or other carrier there is an additional monthly fee approx $20 per month as of today’s date but this is cheaper than upgrading to the next plan on Shopify.
– No direct access to the Shopify database without an app via Api
– No direct backup mechanism without an app. You can export the products, customers and orders within Shopify but that is it. You would need an app to extend this functionality.

If you need a Shopify Expert or just want ask some questions, please feel free to contact me at any of the links below.

My Main Website: https://www.afterdarkgrafx.com
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I Use Quicktime Player To Record My Screencast Videos and edit them with: https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express (its free)

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify Here and Try it out as well as make sales before you even have to pay them their monthly fee:
https://shorturl.at/kKX17

If you missed Part 1 of this series – Click Here

Disclaimers: Links in the description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost or are direct links to my existing accounts.

Shopify Developer San Diego

Shopify Tutorial For Beginners – How To Create An Online Shopify Store 2019

In this video tutorial, I show you how to easily create a Shopify Store using the default Debut Theme. Shopify is a great e-commerce platform with a robust set of features to have you selling your products/services in no time.

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify Here:

https://www.shopify.com/?ref=after-dark-grafx

 

 


Pros of using Shopify:

– Quickly Start and Launch a Store
– Thousands of FREE Apps to help you sell and run your store – Inexpensive if using free apps but can get expensive if you use a lot of paid apps.
– Low Learning Curve
– No Need for a Merchant Account
– No Need for a Shipping Carrier Account
– Easy to Add Apps, Change Themes and Update
– Easily Add other Sales Channels (ie: Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
– Easily Add a Buy Now Button onto an EXTERNAL website. (You can add a product button called BUY NOW to a website that is not hosted with Shopify but would process the checkout through Shopify Cons of using Shopify:
– There is a 3 option limit for products. Example: If you sell t-shirts and have Size, Color, Material (you can add all kinds of variants to these options like small, medium, large, etc.) but Shopify has a 100 variant limit for these so you would need an app to extend the OPTIONS to get you past the 3 options threshold and the 100 variant threshold.
– You use Shopify Payments, otherwise, if you use your own merchant account, then they add additional fee to your monthly plan plus you will pay a percentage to Shopify in addition to your existing Merchant Account and Gateway Fees.
– If you add another Shipping Carrier (Shopify’s built-in carrier is USPS) if you add: FEDEX, UPS or other carrier there is an additional monthly fee approx $20 per month as of today’s date but this is cheaper than upgrading to the next plan on Shopify.
– No direct access to the Shopify database without an app via Api
– No direct backup mechanism without an app. You can export the products, customers and orders within Shopify but that is it. You would need an app to extend this functionality.

If you need a Shopify Expert or just want ask some questions, please feel free to contact us here at any of the links below.

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify Here and Try it out as well as make sales before you even have to pay them their monthly fee: https://www.shopify.com/?ref=after-dark-grafx

 

Disclaimers: Links in the description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost or are direct links to my existing accounts.

Shopify Designers San Diego

GetItPowerSports.Com – Shopify Design & Development

After Dark Grafx announces the launch of GetItPowerSports.com

After Dark Grafx Shopify Web Design services along with our Shopify Development services, enabled Get It Power Sports to quickly launch their Shopify Store. GetItPowerSports.com initially contacted After Dark Grafx to provide Shopify Consulting Services for their existing group of website brands. After Dark Grafx was then retained to perform the Shopify Design, Development and App Installation and configuration for GetIitPowerSports.com.

“After Dark Grafx offered a custom website design approach to focus on product sales and conversion. They setup and integrated Shopify payments, shipping and inventory management and offered a Custom Shopify Development and coding solution to optimize our product pages. We basically, said –> Just take care of it!  And they DID! AWESOME!” – Eric F. Owner

Shopify Designers San Diego - Getitpowersports.com - After Dark Grafx Web Design San Diego

The Shopify Platform is a robust eCommerce platform with a low barrier to entry along with a “simple to use and understand” interface, this platform allows for businesses large and small to offer and manage a professional eCommerce website without a lot of training.  Easily track inventory, hook into your financial booking and shipping systems and easily manage and process orders make Shopify the “GO TO” eCommerce solution for you.

Kingfisher Woodworks - Shopify - After Dark Grafx

Kingfisher Woodworks – Shopify Setup, Design & Integration

After Dark Grafx announces the launch of  KingfisherWoodWorks.com !  After Dark Grafx offered a simple design approach to emulate but not copy the previous website. They setup and integrated Shopify payments, Shopify shipping and offered a Custom Shopify Development and coding solution to optimize our product pages.

Kingfisher Woodworks initially contacted After Dark Grafx to consult on their existing Miva Merchant Website. After discussing the pros and cons of each platform, billing methods as well as ease of integration with other apps and systems, we chose to move and re-build the entire website into the Shopify Platform.

Kingfisher Woodworks - Shopify - After Dark Grafx

Kingfisher was able to easily add, reorganize and update their custom-made wooden swords for Japanese Martial Arts product line after a short phone and screen share consultation.

“After Dark Grafx is a Shopify Setup Expert that was able to quickly integrate and setup our Shopify Store. They offered valuable insight on which free and paid Shopify apps to use. They used their custom Shopify Development skills to customize our product pages. We have over 1200 inscriptions that can be added to our wooden swords with a simple to use interface for our customers. They built a custom Shopify solution for use while utilizing one of the paid options apps to achieve what we needed for our product pages. Awesome!

With a simple, short, online consultation we were able to understand how the order and shipping process worked very quickly with Shopify’s simple interface.” 

We appreciate you choosing After Dark Grafx to design and develop your new Shopify website.

Visit them today at:  http://www.kingfisherwoodworks.com.

Mistralsoap.com Shopify Integration by After Dark Grafx

Mistralsoap.com New Shopify Website Launched

Mistralsoap.com new Shopify Website Launched with this Holiday season version just in time for the holidays. Be sure to visit mistralsoap.com or mistralmen.com for excellent deals on soaps and beauty products.

We are proud to have them as a part of the After Dark Grafx family. From developing their first Miva site over 10 years ago to their new redesign and Shopify Development, Mistral has placed it’s confidence in After Dark Grafx once again.

Mistralsoap.com Shopify Integration by After Dark Grafx

Since 1994, Mistral has crafted exceptional quality soaps and beauty products. Their exquisite fragrances and superior formulations celebrate the body while nourishing and soothing the skin. With the lush landscape of Provence as their laboratory, they invite you to experience the transformative power of Mistral.

NOTE: FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $58.00

 

“After Dark Grafx has been an integral part of our online growth. We know that we are in good hands and do not have to worry about our website. We enlisted James and his company over 10 years ago to create our first eCommerce website with Miva Merchant. We have grown and have now moved on to Shopify to better suite our needs in the marketplace. James and his team integrated and added and recommended the proper Shopify Apps that allow us to be successful today. We know that After Dark Grafx is just an email or phone call away, after all – They work After Dark, So you don’t have to!” – MISTRAL, LLC.