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How To Set Up A CBD Shop With Shopify

How To Set Up A CBD Shop With Shopify

Now is the time to be selling CBD, and one of the best ways to get started is to set up an online store. This sounds difficult, but it isn’t. There are many ways to sell CBD online, one of them is to use Shopify.

How do you do this? It’s simple! When you use the JM Distro dropshipping service, everything is sorted for you - you won’t have to purchase stock in advance or become concerned about shipping. When you have a dropshipping account, all the admin is done for you, and you can focus your efforts on sales and marketing. You keep the profits on anything you sell, and given that dropshipping overheads are low, you can expect to make a profit quickly providing you put the effort in. In this article we will tell you:

  • Why you should sell CBD online
  • Why Shopify is a great platform to use to sell CBD
  • How you can get started

Why Sell CBD?

CBD is an exploding market that shows no signs of slowing. The global Cannabidiol (CBD) Market was valued at USD 4.9 Billion in 2021 and is set to rise to USD 47.22 Billion by 2028.

CBD is being researched for its medicinal properties and general healing effects. Each day we hear about a new and exciting way that CBD can help with health and wellbeing, including its ability to promote sleep, lower anxiety and fight serious disease. 

To summarize, CBD is popular, and as research unfolds and discoveries are made, you can expect it to become even more popular in the future. Of course, it’s only natural that you want to sell something that will only become more sought after as time moves on. 

What is Shopify?

Shopify is a platform that allows you to create websites, manage social media, and communicate with customers while managing sales all in one place. It is great for people who want to launch an easy e-commerce site to sell products on. Shopify processed $5.1 billion+ sales in 2020 and has 3.75 million live stores as of 2023.

Benefits of Using Shopify For E-Commerce

Shopify is popular for many reasons. If you are thinking about selling CBD online, you can do so with Shopify. Here are some of the benefits. 

  • It’s easy to sign up. You can have a Shopify account in minutes. 
  • It can interconnect with dropshipping services like JM Distro, allowing you to fill out your inventory quickly and load products and product descriptions onto your store. 
  • You can connect it with Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • It comes with free themes that you can apply to your store to make it look modern and stylish. 
  • You can add apps and plugins.
  • You don’t need to know any complicated code. You don’t even have to be that internet savvy. 
  • You can buy your domain name for an affordable price and choose from a selection of plans to suit you. 

How To Use Shopify To Sell CBD

If you are going to use Shopify to sell CBD and wish to use a dropshipping service for this, the first step is to sign up to JM Distro dropshipping service. 

You can then quickly and easily sign up for Shopify. There are many Shopify packages to choose from, so pick the one that caters to your needs and preferences. 

Once you have done this, you will be able to customize your store. You can pick a theme (free or paid) that best reflects your brand image and name. You can customize it using an easy tool and will not need to know about website design to do this. 

You can then sync your inventory using your preferred dropshipping service, set your rates and shipping rates, and customise your product descriptions and categories. 

The great news is, Shopify has tutorials and helpful videos in case you get stuck or need any help.

Once you’re up and running, you’ll be able to make use of the Analytics feature to track who is visiting your store and where most of your customers are coming from (ie their country, and which platform they found you on). You’ll also be able to track any orders and view features like ‘abandoned checkout’ where customers have selected a product and then decided not to buy. All of these insights can help you to grow your brand. 

How To Promote Your New CBD Shop

Now that you have set up your Shopify account and can display your CBD products, it’s time to get marketing. Your shop isn’t guaranteed to show up in search engines, but you maximise the chance of this happening by creating great, original content. This might be in the form of a blog, or unique product descriptions. The more content you add, the better your search engine ranking will be, and this will help drive traffic (customers) to your CBD store. 

You can also take to social media to promote your store. Some social media platforms like Facebook have rules regarding advertising certain products, including CBD, so you may not be able to launch your own ad campaign. But you can still set up a CBD page, join groups and promote products, or share cool images and videos on Instagram. 

Don’t forget to tell family and friends about your shop to get the ball rolling!

We can help

At JM Distro we have a dedicated dropshipping page to make your life easier when deciding to sell CBD online. Visit the page and reach out to our friendly customer service department if you have any questions.

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