What is Shopify?
Shopify is a complete cloud-based ecommerce solution that allows you to set up an online store to sell your goods. It lets you organize your products, customize your storefront, accept credit card payments, track and respond to orders — all with a few clicks of the mouse. Shopify includes everything you need to setup an online store, including free web-based store building software, unlimited e-commerce website hosting, and more. Shopify is a Canadian company, with offices in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Toronto. For the past two years, Shopify has been one of the fastest growing companies in Canada, now with over 100,000 customers in 80 countries.

What payment providers does Shopify support?
2Checkout,, Beanstream, Braintree, Chase Paymentech (Orbital), CyberSource, E-xact, Elavon MyVirtualMerchant, First Data GGE4, IATS Payments, Ignite Payments, Moneris,Optimal Payments, PayPal Payflow Link, PayPal Payflow Pro, PayPal Website Payments Pro (CA), Psigate, Sage Payment Solutions, Shopify Payments, Skip Jack, Stripe

Can I use a .ca domain name for my shop?
Yes, Shopify works with .ca, .com and all other domain names. Once you've signed up for Shopify, you can either register a new .ca domain name in their system, or setup your existing domain to link to your new Shopify store.

Do Shopify support Canadian taxes like HST?
Yes, you can setup your Shopify store to charge customers Canadian sales taxes like GST, PST, QST and HST. Shopify includes all Canadian tax rules by default, and can be customized to charge different taxes depending on where you and your customers are located.

Why do I need Red Maple Media if I use Shopify
Red Maple Media has experience setting up Shopify in both simple and complex retails situations. We know how to avoid common pitfalls. We also provide customization for the Shopify Themes. This allows you to stand out from the crowd, and differentiate yourself in the market. We also know the best way to market your website using Shopify, in order to help you drive relevant traffic to your new shopping website. Finally, we have experience using a number of different Shopify plugins, and can help you implement important additional pieces of functionality. Behind Shopify there is a lot of code that can be customized to your advantage. Let us show you how!

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