There’s a HUGE learning curve when you’re first setting up an online store. You can spend 38 million hours Googling this stuff. Or you can ask a magical genie to help you get setup.
I was searching for a theme for a new Shopify store I’m working on, and one of the main things I wanted was a way to display my store’s Instagram feed. I thought you had to pay for it at first, but after messing with it for a minute I realized its totally free. Which fits perfectly in my budget.
I have a love hate relationship with a lot of things, including being an entrepreneur. I even have trouble with the word, it just seems over cooked, grandiose.
After 3 months in the Shopify App store ByteStand has 441 app installs, and just under $5,000 in total revenue.
There are MANY a day I sit here in front of my monitor trying to pick colors for my website, for an ad, for ByteStand, for a new app, for just about everything.
Congratulations! ByteStand has been selected to be highlighted on the front page of the Shopify App Store.
As I rub the sleep from my eyes I think, “This is the day”. We are getting over all our bugs, everything is going to go well, and ByteStand is starting to get some traction.
Could Amazon be providing bad data? Constantly. Could we have just found another Shopify constraint? Definitely. Or could these two complexities conspire against our servers to bring down the whole wobbly stack of cards?
10 months in and feeling war torn and battle scarred we are LIVE! We are live! I can’t believe it, we have a listing in the Shopify App store, we’ve overcome the multitude of issues to get here and we are live. Hallelujah.
FBA shipping is a stupid simple real-time solution to the 10+ step process of setting up static shipping rates for Amazon FBA fulfillment.
ByteStand originally was going to be created by me for free, but had now been outsourced to Nafaa. Which is great, but is obviously going to cost more than my original estimate of nothing. After 5 months I’m up to about $8,000.
Now what? I am pretty sure I just wasted 6 months of my life learning the coding language Ruby, and trying to write an app that pulls SKUs from Amazon FBA and pushes them to Shopify.
The more code I write, and the more x’s and y’s I insert the more complex the code gets. Ahh yes I think to myself, I’m doing GOOD!
Just like the growth rings in the 60 year old Hickory trees in my backyard, I make progress ever so slowly. Wrapping another layer of code on top of the last.
6 months of incremental steps so tiny, that most of the time it doesn’t feel like I’m moving. Only until I look back do I realize I’ve made any progress at all. There are many days, maybe all days, that I feel like a total and complete moron.
Painful doesn’t describe the torture of reading “Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby”. How in the world am I going to create an app for Shopify.
We’ve recieved a lot of questions on how to get your MWS auth token, and how to sign up for ByteStand. So to hopefully answer some questions and make it a bit easier to sign up, we’ve created this short video to explain the sign up process. Hope it helps!
I’m speechless, I’ve been Googling “Amazon FBA to Shopify”, “FBA app shopify”, “Amazon integrates with Shopify” and have had exactly zero luck. I’ve found TONS of apps that go the other way, but that’s not what I want.
After reading another post in the Amazon sellers forum, about another upset shop owner that did something silly and got banned from Amazon. I decided that maybe I should be expanding my brand to other venues where I had just a touch more control. I realized that Amazon can and will ban at what seems like a moments notice. So I started shopping around.
Within Amazon, products with variations have a “Parent” and “Children” that belong to the Parent. However, at Amazon these parents are virtual, they are not real. If your “Parents” never came to your baseball games you may have had virtual parents too.
Amazon is shutting down their webstore service as of this year. So what to do?! Come on over to Shopify. We can help you transfer your products to Shopify with the click of a button.
Pulling in your FBA stock is now just a couple of clicks away. Get our service to Amazon FBA in Mexico, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and France.
These sites provide totally free images, as in no money is transferred from you to them, as in you can download and use them as you please. Sometimes you have to give credit to the photographer, but other than that they are gratis.
The goal of ByteStand is simple, click once, wait a couple minutes, let the technology do the heavy lifting, and like magic your Shopify store is populated with pictures, descriptions and variations galore.