Shopify is one of the greatest ecommerce solutions. We've been talking about it a lot nowdays and we are recommending it to practically anyone who's looking for an easy way to start an online store.
One of Shopify's many advantages is that it also lets you establish your store on Facebook without having to deal with much of the technical hurdles.
All you need to do is go to your Shopify panel and add an app called Facebook Channel to your setup.
Once you install the app, what happens is that Shopify takes all your products and exports them to your Facebook Shop page. Everything gets synchronized so that you can keep managing your store on Shopify and have all the changes be sucked into your Facebook Shop page.
If that's not good enough, Shopify even gives you tools to sell via Facebook Messenger.
Keep in mind, though, that Shopify doesn't give you any clever back door into Facebook's interface for setting up the Shop page. The same Facebook's regional rules and limitations still apply. For example, if Facebook doesn't allow handling orders via the Facebook interface in your country then Shopify won't have the ability to help you with that either. Same goes for any other limitations.
When you set up Facebook Shop, Facebook creates a Shop section on your Facebook Page that displays your Shopify products.
If you already have a Shop section active on your Facebook Page, then you might want to create a test Page in Facebook before you set up Facebook Shop. Setting up Facebook Shop removes all the products on an existing Shop section and replaces them with your Shopify products.
- From your Shopify admin, click the
+button beside the Sales channels heading.
- On the Add sales channel dialog, click Facebook Shop to learn more about the sales channel.
- Click Add channel.
Connect the Facebook account you want associated with your products:
- Go to Facebook Shop > Account.
- Click Connect account.
- If you are already logged in to Facebook, then confirm that you're using the correct Facebook account. If you are not logged in, then enter your Facebook login information.
- Follow the prompts on the Log in with Facebook dialog to allow Shopify to connect with your business's Facebook page.
Wait for Facebook to review your store, which can take up to 48 hours. You are notified by email and in Shopify when Facebook finishes the review process.
If your store is rejected, then you can contact Facebook for more information. All accounts, pages, and products associated with Facebook Shop are subject to approval by Facebook.
If you want to change which Facebook account is connected to Shopify, then you can do so from Facebook Shop's Account page in your Shopify admin.