I’m a Filipino Shopify partner and I have been working with Shopify for almost five years now. I decided to create this blog post about Shopify Philippines to answer those frequently asked questions among Shopify Filipino beginners. Here’s the list of what you’re going to learn in this article:
- What Is Shopify Philippines
- What Exactly Does Shopify Do
- Shopify Review Philippines
- Shopify Plans Philippines
- Shopify Tutorial For Beginners
I know you already heard some information about Shopify Philippines, and you’re just here because you still have questions that need to be answered. I’ll make sure not to waste your time reading this short blog post and answer all your questions.
Is Shopify Available In The Philippines?
Yes! Shopify is available in the Philippines and currently running a massive close to 10,000 Shopify stores nationwide. The majority of the stores are in the Apparel business niche and are located most of them in Metro Manila.
What Is Shopify Philippines?
Shopify is one of the best and most known eCommerce platforms in the world where you can easily create your own eCommerce store. With Shopify, you can easily build and customize your own online store even if you haven’t experienced building a website before.
It has all the features and system integration to easily and successfully run an online store. It helps you to easily accept payments online, automate your marketing process (which is a very important factor), and have full control over your eCommerce business (customer data, product to sell, building your brand, etc.).
Here’s How To Set Up A Shopify Store:
- Signup Shopify’s 14 Days Free Trial And Familiarize Shopify System
- Get A Shopify Theme Based On What Products You’re Going To Sell
- Choose A Shopify Plan That Suits On Your Business Needs
I also have a Shopify tutorial for beginners, you can watch it on YouTube if you’re interested. Also, if you need help building your Shopify store, just book a meeting and we’ll discuss everything on how I will be able to help you.
What Exactly Does Shopify Do?
There are many things that Shopify can do to help us succeed and grow to our maximum business potential, but I will just have it listed in summary. If you want to learn specific things about Shopify, you can also leave your questions in the comment section below and I will get back to you soon as I can. Here’s the list of what Shopify can do:
- Easily Create An Online Store
- Help You To Build Your Own Brand
- Give You A Full Business Control
- Help You Automate Your Marketing
- Easily Accept And Process Payments
- Managing Your Product Inventories
- Easy Third-Party Systems Integration
- System For Selling Physical Location
Shopify also has a learning center where they have available content that will you succeed with your business using their platform. Aside from that, there are many YouTube tutorials available that can also teach you specific things about Shopify. In fact, I have a video of my own about Shopify tutorial for beginners.
Shopify Review Philippines
I have been working as a Shopify partner for quite some time now, building Shopify stores for clients. What I’m going to say here is based on my personal experiences and feedback from my clients.
In the Philippines, the most common reason why people or business owners are trying to build their online stores with Shopify is to automate the ordering process. The majority of my local clients are accepting orders through Facebook messenger manually like they have to manually get customers’ order information, and they have to spend a dedicated time replying to customers’ inquiries.
With Shopify, you no longer have to do that. All you have to do is run an advertisement or website traffic from your social media post, and Shopify will do the rest of the marketing process. All you need to do next is to log in to your Shopify store dashboard, check the orders, and fulfill them. You’ll get orders even while you’re sleeping.
Aside from automating your ordering process, Shopify also has a great collection of tools that will help you run your business smoothly. Tools like; easy integration for your marketing channels (Facebook Shop, Google Merchant Center, Point Of Sale, etc.), delivery systems (example: Lalamove and LBC), and payment gateways.
Other entrepreneurs are also using Shopify for their dropshipping business where they can easily integrate systems with their suppliers, like AliExpress and Sell The Trend. With the same features, they will be able to easily market their dropshipping products using Shopify’s marketing tools.
In a nutshell, Shopify is the best eCommerce platform. It has everything you need to run a successful eCommerce business. Get Shopify if haven’t built a website before, if you want to build your own brand, and if you need automation for your ordering and marketing process.
Shopify Plans In The Philippines
Let’s talk about Shopify plans in the Philippines. Like any other eCommerce platform (Wix or Ecwid) they have a monthly subscription that you need to pay for your store to keep running. Just think of it as renting a physical space for your store, you need to pay rent monthly.
In the Philippines, Shopify has specific pricing offers for their monthly subscription. The regular Shopify monthly subscription rate is $29 per month, but in the Philippines, it’s going to be just $19 per month or about ₱1,000 per month.
Here’s what you need to do to get the $19 per month plan, instead of paying the regular Shopify $29 monthly subscription:
- Make sure you signup or create a Shopify account under Shopify Philippines.
- You need to use a domain name with a .ph domain TLD, (ex. kitchentools.com.ph)
You can start your Shopify free trial using the signup button above, that’s a specific signup link of Shopify Philippines. You can also watch my beginner’s tutorial on how to create a Shopify store.
Here are more details about Shopify pricing plans in the Philippines. Please refer to the image below, and let me know in the comments if you still have questions.
Shopify Transaction Fees
Shopify transaction fees in the Philippines will depend on the Shopify plan that you’re going to avail for a store. For the basic Shopify plan, it’s going to be 2.0%, 1.0% for the Shopify plan, and 0.5% for the advance Shopify plan. Please refer to the picture above for more details.
Top Shopify Stores In The Philippines
Here are some of the Shopify stores in the Philippines. This is just to give you a sample Shopify store for you to get ideas on what exactly Shopify can do.
You can go ahead and check those stores and see how Shopify works in action. Signup Shopify free trial today, play around, and familiarize yourself with the Shopify systems.
Shopify Tutorial For Filipino Beginners
Here’s a Tagalog Shopify video tutorial that I created. I have explained every step that you need to go through to build your own Shopify store, that’s why it took me one hour and twenty minutes to explain the whole process.
Here are the links that I have mentioned in the video above:
- Shopify 14 Days Free Trial
- Canva Product Picture Editor
- Shopify Theme Marketplace
- Domain Name On Namecheap
That’s all I can have for you for this article. Let me know in the comments if you still have questions and I will get back to you as soon as I can.