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Streamline every step of your delivery operations and let your customers know when their orders are arriving. Save time and delight your customers with your new delivery superpowers.

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"The best routing app for Shopify merchants."

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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FEATURES

Create a delightful delivery experience for your customers...

From custom order tracking pages to delivery notifications, EasyRoutes lets you craft the perfect delivery experience for your customers.

...all without ever leaving your Shopify Admin.

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ROUTE PLANNING FEATURES

Save (a lot) of time planning local delivery routes...

Create multiple optimized routes in one click, schedule and assign routes, and add last-minute orders…

...all without ever leaving your Shopify Admin.

DELIVERY FEATURES

Make life easier for your delivery drivers

Create routes with EasyRoutes and deliver with them EasyRoutes Delivery Driver for iOS and Android. Our delivery driver app puts all the information and tools your driver needs right at their fingertips.

...all without ever leaving your Shopify Admin.

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How To Start A Delivery Business On Shopify

Introduction

If you have a hobby, skill or passion that other people would pay to experience, then you might be able to turn it into a business. For example, I'm passionate about hiking and love sharing my favorite places with others. Some of my friends have asked me if they can join me on hikes so they can get some exercise but don't want to spend hours driving to their destination. This led me to start offering guided hikes through an app called Shopify! Here's how:

Choose a niche and find products.

The first step to starting a delivery business on Shopify is choosing a niche and finding products in that niche.

You should choose a niche you’re passionate about. It will be easier to sell products if you are passionate about the topic, because it shows in your writing and enthusiasm when talking with customers.

When picking out products, look for things that are in high demand and easy to ship (or at least easy enough). You don’t want to get stuck with inventory that no one buys or has trouble shipping! Pick items that can be shipped in bulk because this saves money on shipping costs—you pay per item rather than per package when sending multiple units of something at once! Lastly, look for mega-high margin items so there is more profit potential from each sale (and less risk).

Choose a supplier for your products.

Once you've chosen your Shopify theme and set up your store, it's time to start selling. The first thing you need to do is find a supplier for your products. This can be a lengthy process, but don't worry—we've got some tips that will help make this process easier on you!

  • Choose a supplier who is close to where your business is located

  • Choose a supplier who has good customer service

  • Choose a supplier with high standards for their products (e.g., organic)

Setup a Shopify store.

Shopify is a platform that offers an easy-to-use online store builder, payment processing, and dozens of other services. The company hosts the app on the cloud and your customer traffic runs through Shopify's servers when they visit your website. This means you don't have to worry about hosting or maintaining any software yourself—it's all taken care of by Shopify!

There are three different plans available: Shopify Lite ($9/month), Shopify ($29/month), and Shopify Plus ($79/month). All plans offer free themes (which are pre-made designs for your store) along with unlimited bandwidth and storage space, as well as 24/7 support from their team of experts. However, only the Plus plan includes features such as multi-channel fulfillment (where you can automatically ship orders from multiple warehouses) along with advanced marketing tools like A/B testing, conversion rate optimization & more!

If you're just starting out then we recommend using either Lite or Pro since they offer everything necessary for setting up an online store without breaking the bank right away - especially if this is going to be something small scale where growth isn't necessarily needed right away."

A takeaway, with suggestions for the next steps you should take to start selling on Shopify.

  • Choose a niche

  • Find products to sell

  • Choose a supplier

  • Setup your Shopify store

Conclusion

We hope that this article has given you an idea of how to start a delivery business on Shopify. Now that you know what steps to take, it’s time to get started!

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