A curated list of our favourite resources for Shopify Merchants, Handmade Makers and Entrepreneurs.
Gurus 4 You was built on passion and partnerships so that we could help artists, handmade makers and creatives get the most out of their Shopify website while spending the least amount of money to get there.
Listed below are some of our favourite resources, platforms and partners that we recommend whether you’re a current or past client or building your own website.
Every resource you see below, we either use ourselves or use with our clients and are tried, tested and trusted.
Shopify (14 day free trial) - This might be a shocker, I know, but we have worked with Wordpress, Wix, Squarespace, BigCommerce, Etsy and other platforms and believe Shopify is a great and complete option for many handmade sellers. We always give you an honest answer on if Shopify is right for your business and needs.
Not sure? Set up a mentor call with me and we can discover and decide together the best options for you, your business and brand.
Etsify (App) - Pull your Reviews & Products over from Etsy. We love working with Etsify. It’s a no brainer if you’re moving over from Shopify, to pull both your products and reviews in one saves time and money!
Smile.io (App) - Create a rewards program that works for your customers by building loyalty through points, discounts and more!
Bold Product Options (App) - If you need a little something, something more than Infinite Options, Bold Product Options is an amazing option. It has a feature called Conditional Logic, allowing only certain options to appear depending on what the customer selects. (i.e. “Upload your own photo? > yes/no > yes > An Upload field appears).
GSuite (Professional Business Email)
Receive 20% off your first year of GSuite Business email with the below codes.
Discount code for basic: W4PU6MGU3437FLY.
Discount code for business: X7RHPJHJXJHE9GV)
Plutio (Project Management Tool) - Organize projects, teams and proposals.
Dubsado (Project Management Tool) - Organize projects, teams and proposals.
Clickup (Project Management Tool) - Similar to Asana but oh-so-free! This tool is something I use in my daily life. If you are ever feeling OVERWHELMED (with life, projects or ideas) then Clickup is my strongest recommendation for you.
Out of the Sandbox (Theme Developers) - You’ll hear me recommend Out of the Sandbox over and over. Their themes, Responsive and Retina, are the two most popular themes in the Shopify Theme store and they also have other themes on their website (like Turbo!). Their support is amazing as well.
Programs & Memberships
Flourish at Artisan Indie (Handmade Artist Membership) - I talk about Flourish a lot, a lot. You may already be in Flourish! In a nutshell, Flourish is an online training program made by handmade sellers for handmade sellers. With experts in every category, Flourish is your one-stop shop for boosting your online business. Pssss… I’ll see you in there, as the resident Shopify Expert of Flourish. ;)
Profit Planner Lounge (Entrepreneurial Expansion Program) - I cannot recommend this program enough. Whether you jump in for lifetime (with me!) or visit for a few months, this training and development program is an amazing way to take away that feeling of overwhelm, calm the creative brain (hey, I know we have lots of ideas and want to do them all right now!) and create a real plan to make more profit and work fewer hours.
OFX (Global Currency Accounts) - Remove the stress and fees of currency conversion with your own global currency account.
We update this list every month, check back at the end of each month for new opportunities!