Finding a domain and hosting for your website isn’t too hard for beginners to figure out. But dealing with products and payments is most often the complicated part of setting up an online store.
Adding products, descriptions, and prices or managing inventory online can be confusing if there is no process in place on your website. This can lead to the dreaded procrastination, putting off building your store or hiring a web tech to help you build it.
Shopify offers you an all-in-one solution
- Hosting so you can use your own domain name
- Payment processing integrated – you choose from a huge list of processors
- Security – You can relax and let Shopify protect your store from hackers and malware (real)
- Templates, shopping carts, and tools for promoting and marketing your store
Accepting payments online.
There are a lot of different vendors and integrations. How do you decide? Accepting payments online requires compliance with a series of rules that protect your customers from fraud and you from lawsuits. This is called PCI compliance.