Introduction to Shopify

Introduction to Shopify

Already selling on Etsy, Facebook Shops or through a local venue and curious about taking the next step to having your own online shop?

This workshop will give you an introduction to Shopify giving you an overview of this popular ecommerce site builder, help you decide if it’s right for you, and give you the tools to make sure you’ve got everything you need BEFORE you dive in so you don’t get overwhelmed and DO GET your site live and ready for the PING of your first sale notification.

The workshop will include:

  • Deciding if Shopify is right for you, things to think about and how to make sure you’re set up for success.
  • What to think about and plan for to make sure you get your site built and optimised for sales from the start.
  • How to get in front of your ideal audience and get your first sale.
  • Date: 18 January 2022
  • Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Location: Online

Meet the Speaker: Ruth Douglas

Ruth Douglas

Ruth is a marketing and ecommerce consultant, who helps creative businesses set up the Shopify stores and get-things-done in their business.

She has over 20 years of marketing, sales and digital experience across a range of sectors including events, not-for-profit, tourism and micro-ecommerce.

Ruth recently launched Exe and Co, an online store featuring Devon based creative businesses so knows exactly how daunting taking the first steps into ecommerce can be.

Connect with Ruth: Website | Instagram

About the Thrive Business Support Programme

The Thrive business support programme has been fully-funded by the European Development Fund to allow us to offer you 12 hours of free business support through a range of one-to-one advice and workshops with expert advisors and speakers. This workshop forms part of the free support available to you so please visit our Thrive page for the full details.


Important Information


To be eligible to attend this free workshop you need to be based in Devon or Somerset (excluding Torridge, North Devon, North Somerset & BaNES). If you are unsure, you can check by entering your postcode into the Government Council Checker. You can find further details about the eligibility criteria here.

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The Heart of the South West Growth Hub Service for All is receiving up to £781,965 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The accountable body for this programme is Devon County Council.


Jan 18 2022


9:30 am - 12:30 pm