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How Shopify Experts are Helping Independent Businesses — CartCoders

Shopify is dedicated to supporting independent businesses during these challenging times and is actively looking for ways to alleviate the pressure COVID-19 has placed on entrepreneurs.

Two weeks ago, we launched several updates and support resources in response to the pandemic, including offering our gift cards feature on all plans and extending our free trial to 90 days, with much more to follow.

At the same time, Shopify Partners have quickly sprung into action to help business owners find safe harbor. The Shopify Partner ecosystem is made up of third-party commerce experts who help people successfully realize their entrepreneurial vision. They’re often entrepreneurs themselves, who build apps and offer services like web design, development, store setup, and marketing strategy.

We’re highlighting three places where you can connect with these hire dedicated Shopify expert and access the services, products, and resources they’re currently offering to help businesses navigate COVID-19.

1. Shopify App Store

The Shopify App Store is a marketplace where you can find tools that will help you grow your business.

It’s particularly helpful if you already have a store built with Shopify but are looking to upgrade your business to respond to the current times better and quickly.

Our app store features over 3,700 apps that can help you add new functionality and features to your business, like designing custom banners, editing product images, or managing your shipping options, just to name a few.

We’ve curated four new collections of apps we think will be most helpful to entrepreneurs in response to the demands of COVID-19.

Shopify App Store

2. Shopify Experts Marketplace

The Hire Shopify Experts Marketplace gives entrepreneurs the ability to browse experts by the services they provide. You can also create a job and receive proposals from Shopify-recommended experts, regardless of whether your store is already built on Shopify or you’re just getting started online (if you are just starting out, you can be matched to a trusted freelancer or agency that can help).

If you’re a new business owner looking for a guiding hand you can trust to set up your online store, the Experts Marketplace is a good place to start.

Alternatively, for those long-standing retailers who are moving quickly to get their businesses online, hiring an expert can help you work more efficiently. Experts can also help address the complex and unique needs your established business might have and help you translate them for online success.

We’ve created a collection of services in response to COVID-19 on the Experts Marketplace where you can connect directly with top-rated Shopify Experts ready to help you adapt to the current climate.

Categories of helpful services provided by experts include:

  • Configure shipping settings: Experts with the know-how to help you set up shipping options such as curbside pickup, local delivery, shipping zones, and shipping rates.
  • Store setup guidance: Get a website audit and recommended actions for improving your store setup, such as optimizing your collections, installing recommended apps, and other steps to get ready for selling.

Shopify Experts Marketplace

3. Shopify Partner Offers

Over the past few weeks, Shopify Partners-who are often small business owners themselves-have rallied to help independent businesses around the world quickly respond and adapt to the changing circumstances of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Partner Offers discussion board was created in response to this incredible outpouring of support and generosity by the partner community. It’s a partner-driven initiative that helps quickly highlight the variety of offers available to entrepreneurs at this time.

These offers range from valuable educational resources and how-tos to extended trial periods and discounted services.

COVID-19 Partner Offers

Shopify experts can help

Whether you’re looking for something as simple as a free tutorial on how to set up curbside pick up or you need a more involved expert to move your entire business online, Shopify Partners are here to help.

Create your online store with Shopify. Start a 14-day free trial-no credit card required.

Originally published at https://www.shopify.com

Published at medium:- 14 Oct 2020

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