Checklist for setting up an online local grocery store

Local grocery stores that offer online orders, local delivery, and curb side pick-up provide a great service to help people keep their kitchens and homes stocked with essentials when shopping in a brick and mortar location isn't an option. This checklist provides a list of steps for any business that operates in this industry to make the transition to online easier. You might find it helpful to print this checklist or to download it as a PDF so that you can refer to it throughout the setup process.

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Before you start

Before you start setting up your Shopify store, it's important for you to understand your goals. Ask yourself basic questions about your store. For example, do you want to sell your products both online and in-person? Do you want to sell your products through social media channels like Facebook? You might also want to think about which pricing plan meets your needs.

Set up your online store

Before you launch your local grocery store, verify that you have considered all of the following steps.

Add products to your online store

Customize your online store

Use these suggestions to help make your online grocery store your own.

Test your online store

Before you launch your online store, place some test orders to see how the checkout process works.

Open your online store

After you've picked a plan and tested your online store, you're ready for people to see it. You can remove your online store password, and add a chat widget to make it easy for online store visitors to ask questions.

Let your customers know that you're open for business

After you launch your online store, you need to promote it. You can improve your store's visibility by adding the information that will be used by search engines and by promoting your store in all of the appropriate spaces.

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