Use A Qualified Web Developer for Shopify Websites

Shopify Consignment Software

Over the last few months, I’ve had multiple customers contact me after having their websites re-done on Shopify.  The issues have ranged from any of the following:

  • Old links from their previous website, are no longer working.
  • Emails stopped working.
  • Still using the default ‘MyShopify’ URL vs. store’s real domain name.
  • Running two completely separate websites — e.g. one WordPress website and one Shopify website.
  • Product Collections aren’t working.

Almost anyone can ‘design’ a Shopify website from a template, but not everyone understands things like 301 redirects (which are even built-in to Shopify) or more-importantly, DNS records (specifically, MX records which control your email).

So please use an experienced web developer for this and make sure they understand the various pieces of a website, above and beyond putting together a Shopify template.

Here’s a quick checklist:

  • Document all of your current/old website links.
  • Document all of your DNS records.  (You can do an MX lookup @ MX Toolbox)
  • Make sure your proper business domain name is what Shopify is using.
  • Verify your Product Collections are what you expect vs. your Categories in your consignment software.

I am a Software Developer, System Administrator, and consignment software specialist. I currently manage hundreds of consignment workstations, point of sale systems, and database servers all across North America and I am the developer of Peeps' Software, Peeps2Go, and Peeps' Consignor Login for iOS and Android. I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. Peeps' Software launched in 2016 and is now on hundreds of systems all across North America. I have successfully converted dozens of stores from all of the major consignment software systems. After 20 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old buildings or strip malls, to advocating for them when their old consignment software keeps crashing.

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