How to Set Up a Facebook Shop: The Quickstart Guide for Beginners

You’ve got to be proactive.

If you want to be successful, you can’t sit back and wait for customers to come to you – reach out to them.

So where are they? Facebook.

Facebook is the largest social network in the world, with more than 1.09 billion people logging on daily to spend an average of 58.5 minutes on the platform.

That’s insane.

If you sell products online and you don’t have a Facebook shop, you’re missing a huge opportunity.

Plus, the Facebook shop feature isn’t just available to major retailers – anyone can get in on the action.

In this article, you’ll learn how to create a Facebook shop and how to integrate your Shopify store with Facebook. Plus, make sure that you stick around until the end to learn how to tag your products in Facebook posts.

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What Exactly is a Facebook Shop?

A Facebook shop is a tab which you can configure on your Facebook page to promote and sell your products directly to Facebook users on the platform itself.

Here’s an example of a Facebook store from Shopify user Best Self Co:

Facebook Shop Example

When Facebook users click on a product, they’ll be shown an expanded product page. On this page, they can see product pictures and videos, and read the product description.

Facebook Shop Product Page Example

What Are the Benefits of a Facebook Shop?

Before we look at how to create a Facebook shop, it’s important to understand exactly how a Facebook store can help you grow your ecommerce busines

Here are the three main benefits of having a Facebook store:

1. You Can Tag Your Products in Facebook Posts to Boost Sales

Once you have a Facebook shop set up, you’ll be able to start tagging any of your products featured in your images.

This ensures that everyone who views your posts will become aware of the products you have available.

In the example below from Nike, you can see product listing thumbnails under the heading “Products shown.”

Facebook Shop Product Tagging

Plus, notice how each product in the image has a price tag icon? When users hover their mouse over the icon, product information is displayed.

Here’s the best part: Once you’ve set up your Facebook shop, tagging products in posts is quick and easy.

More on that in a minute.

2. You Can Tap Into Facebook’s Social Engagement

People hang out on Facebook.

Remember, the average daily user spends nearly an hour on the platform every day.

By adding a Facebook shop tab to your page, you can capitalize on the way users engage on Facebook.

Unlike your website, when people view your products on your Facebook store, they can Like them, save them for later, share them with friends, or leave a comment asking a question or sharing their thoughts.

Social Selling

Each of these actions will help to expose your brand to new people in the best possible way – through a friend.

These engagements work as a powerful form of social proof – meaning that people are heavily influenced by the opinions and actions of others.

3. A Facebook Shop Can Help to Reduce Friction in the Sales Process

You want to make it as easy as possible for people to purchase your products.

The more hoops you make customers jump through, the more likely they’ll give up or get distracted and not complete their purchase.

Simply put, a Facebook store makes life easier for Facebook users.

They can browse your products in the same window they’re using to chat with friends. Plus, they can add products to their cart and then check out on the platform, or head to your website to finish purchasing your products.

The Problem with Facebook Shops in 2019

Unfortunately, the Facebook shop feature isn’t currently available in all countries. So, which countries can access the feature?

Good question – no idea.

Facebook isn’t super helpful in this regard, saying only, “This feature is being rolled out gradually and may not be available to you yet.”

Facebook Shop Roll Out

There’s really only one way to find out if you can access this feature: Try to create a Facebook shop and see if the option is there.

What’s more, even if you can access the Facebook shop tab feature, Facebook only provides a shopping cart and checkout service for sellers in the U.S.

And once again, we don’t know when other countries can expect access to this feature.

However, it’s not all bad news.

If you’re not based in the U.S., you can still use a Facebook store to hook in new customers and send them to your website to check out by using the call to action, “Check Out on Website.”

Check Out on Website

Okay, now let’s look at how to set up a Facebook store with Shopify. Then, we’ll take a look at how to create a standalone Facebook shop.

How to Set Up a Facebook Shop with Shopify

We recommend this route for serious sellers (and for existing Shopify or Oberlo users).

Why?

Firstly, you’re in control – your business won’t be completely dependent on the whims of future Facebook policies.

You’re also able to utilize Shopify’s powerful ecommerce management software.

#Win

Plus, Shopify allows you to integrate multiple sales channels.

This means that you can sell on your own website, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Amazon, eBay, and more, all from one dashboard.

In other words, it will make your life way easier.

Shopify Facebook Shop Integration

Okay, ready to get to work?

Step 1: Create Your Shopify Store

If you don’t already have a Shopify store, head to Shopify.com and create an account.

Shopify Sign Up

Thankfully, Shopify offers a free 14-day trial, so you can test it out before committing.

However, to create a Facebook shop, you’ll need to sign up to one of Shopify’s plans, which start at just $29 per month.

When you’re done, you’ll be taken to your new Shopify dashboard – A.K.A. the command center of your future ecommerce empire:

Shopify Dashboard

At this point, Shopify will prompt you to add a product, customize your theme, and add a domain name.

It’s best to get your store set up now – for more help, check out: How to Set Up Your Shopify Store.

Also, if you don’t already have a Facebook page for your business, you’ll need to set one up before we can continue. For help, read our guide, 19 Easy Steps to Setting Up a Killer Facebook Business Page.

Done? Awesome!

Step 2: Connect Your Shopify Store to Your Facebook Page

Head to your Shopify dashboard, click “Sales Channels,” and then click the plus icon to add Facebook as a new sales channel.

Add Facebook Shop to Shopify

Once you’ve done that, click “Connect Account” to connect Shopify with your Facebook account.

Connect Facebook and Shopify

Facebook will ask you to allow Shopify to “manage your Pages and publish as Pages you manage” – click “OK” to continue.

Next, use the drop-down menu to select the Facebook page that you want to create a Facebook shop for. Once you’ve done that, click “Connect Page.”

Connect Shopify to Facebook Page

At this point, you’re asked to read and agree to Facebook’s Seller’s Terms and Policies. Make sure to read these before clicking “Accept Terms.”

All done?

Okay, it can take up to 48 hours for Facebook to review and approve your store. In the meantime, let’s break down what you’ll do once you get the green light from Facebook.

Once Facebook has approved your store, you’ll need to sign up for one of Shopify’s plans and click “Enable” before you can start selling through your Facebook store.

Enable Facebook Shop

Step 3: Choose Which Products and Collections to Show on Facebook

Now that you’ve linked your Shopify store to your Facebook page, it’s time to set up your Facebook shop.

To add products to your Facebook store, click the “Products” tab in your Shopify dashboard and select the products you want to add.

Next, click “Actions” to open the action menu, and then click “Make products available.”

Shopify Product Management

A popup window will ask you which sales channels you want the products to be displayed on. Check the box next to Facebook and click “Make products available.”

Make Products Available on Facebook Shop

You can also add collections to your Facebook shop in the same way. Just click the “Collections” tab in the Shopify dashboard and repeat the process.

Now, to edit how products are arranged in your Facebook store, head to the “Publishing” tab under “Facebook” in the sidebar.

Here you can add, remove, and arrange collections of products shown in your Facebook shop.

Shopify Product Management

Once you’re done, head to your Facebook page and you’ll see a new “Shop” tab featuring your products and collections.

Here’s an example from Shopify user KKW Beauty:

Facebook Shop Tab

If you’d like to change the order of your Facebook page tabs, read “Step 1” of the next section.

Congratulations, you’re now the proud owner of a Facebook shop!

How to Set Up a Facebook Shop Without a Third-Party Service

In this section, we’ll work through how to set up and manage a Facebook store using only the platform itself.

Again, if you don’t yet have one, make sure to set up a Facebook business page before continuing.

Okay, let’s jump in.

Step 1: Add the “Shop” Tab

Navigate to your Facebook page and click “Settings.”

You’ll then be presented with a huge menu of Facebook page options. Now, click “Templates and tabs” so that we can add the Facebook shop tab.

Facebook Page Settings

This will show you all of the tabs you’re currently using. Scroll to the bottom of the list and click “Add a Tab.”

Facebook Shop Tab

Now, find “Shop” and click “Add Tab.”Add Facebook ShopThis will add the shop tab to your Facebook page.

If you’d like to rearrange the order of your tabs, just click the three horizontal lines and drag your tabs into your preferred arrangement.

Facebook Shop Tab

However, when doing this, make sure that your shop tab is in the top three. This will ensure that it’s still visible when your tab list is shortened by the “See more” link.

Facebook Shop Tab

Step 2: Configure Your Facebook Shop Tab

If your shop tab isn’t displaying correctly, head back to “Templates and tabs,” click on “Settings,” and make sure “Show Shop tab” is on.

Facebook Shop Tab

Once you’ve done this, head back to your Facebook page and click on “Shop.”

To continue, you must agree to Facebook’s Seller’s Terms and Policies. Make sure to read these through before agreeing and clicking “Continue.”

Set Up Facebook Shop

Next, Facebook will ask you how you’d like people to purchase products from your shop.

Anywhere outside of the U.S. has two options: “Message to buy,” or “Checkout on another website.”

Facebook Shop Checkout Method

If you live in the U.S. you’ll also be given the option to accept payments directly from your Facebook page by linking your bank or stripe account. (Click here to learn how to do this.)

Once you’ve chosen your shopping method, it’s time to add products to your Facebook shop!

Step 3: Add Products to Your Facebook Shop

To start, head to your Facebook shop tab and click “Add Product.”

Add Product to Facebook Shop

Next, upload your product photos and videos. Then, type in your product name, price, and include a compelling product description.

In this example, I opted to send buyers to a website to complete their purchase, so I would need to add the website’s URL for this specific product.

Facebook Shop Add Product

Now, Facebook has detailed guidelines and recommendations for product listings. Let’s take a quick look at some of the most important points.

Facebook Product Image Guidelines

You must:

  • Include at least one image for each product listing
  • The image must be of the product itself (it can’t be a graphical representation)

Ideally, you should use images that:

  • Show all of the product
  • Show the product up close in a well-lit setting
  • Have a resolution of 1024 x 1024 or higher
  • Are in the square format
  • Have a white background
  • Showcase the product in real-life situations

Don’t use images that contain:

  • Text (e.g., calls-to-action or promo codes)
  • Offensive content (e.g., nudity, explicit language, violence)
  • Advertising or promotional material
  • Watermarks
  • Time-sensitive information (e.g., limited time offers)
Facebook Product Description Guidelines

Your descriptions shouldn’t include:

  • HTML (Rich text only)
  • Phone numbers or email addresses
  • Long titles
  • Excessive punctuation
  • All the letters capitalized or in lower case
  • Book or film spoilers

Ideally, your descriptions should:

  • Only provide information directly related to the product
  • Be concise and easy to read
  • Highlight unique product features and benefits
  • Be grammatically correct and properly punctuated

When you finish, make sure to click the toggle to enable sharing and then click “Save.”

At this point, you’ll need to wait for Facebook to review and accept your product. This usually takes a few minutes and Facebook will notify you when processing is complete and your products are visible.

Once your product is approved it will look like this:

Facebook Shop Product Page

Then, simply repeat this process until all of your products are added.

Step 4: Manage Your Products and Orders

To manage your products and orders, click the “Publishing Tools” tab at the top of your Facebook page, and click “Shop” near the bottom of the sidebar menu.

Facebook Shop Management

If you’re based in the U.S. and opted to allow users to checkout on Facebook, you’ll get a notification each time you receive a new order.

You also have an addition tab under the “Shop” menu to manage your orders.

Next up:

How to Tag Your Products in Facebook Posts

Let’s quickly run through how to tag your products in Facebook posts.

First, share a new Facebook post or bring up an old post featuring products that you’d like to tag.

Now that you have a Facebook shop tab with products on it, there’ll be an option to “Tag products” next to the usual “Tag photo” button.

Tag Products Facebook Shop

Simply click “Tag Products,” select the product you’d like to tag and click “Finished Tagging.”

That’s it!

Now, whenever a user views your post, they’ll be shown thumbnails of your Facebook shop product listings alongside the image.

Facebook Shop Product Page

Summary

Facebook shops are an incredible opportunity to place your product offerings inside the most popular social media platform in the world.

Remember, with a Facebook shop you can:

  • Capitalize on Facebook’s incredible social engagement to expose your brand to friends of shoppers
  • Tag your products in Facebook posts to boost sales
  • Reduce friction in the sales process by allowing users to shop for your products without leaving the site

If you’re serious about selling online, it’s best to create a Facebook store using a service like Shopify.

This way, you’ll retain complete control over your business while also getting access to a suite of features designed solely to help you grow your bottom line.

If you’re based in a country without access to the Facebook shop feature, don’t worry – it’s on its way. And in the meantime, you can still take advantage of other Facebook features to grow your store, such as Facebook Stories and Facebook Live.

Do you have a Facebook store? Let us know about your experiences in the comments below!

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Top 20 Logo Makers Online: Create Your Own Logo

Whether you’re new to the ecommerce industry or you’re looking to refresh your store, these online logo maker tools will allow entrepreneurs to create high-quality, professional looking logos in just a few steps. Creating a logo can sometimes feel like quite the intimidating task, but don’t worry, using a logo generator can help especially for those on a shoestring budget. In this article, you’ll find a list of online logo makers and logo templates you can use to design your own logo.

Your logo is a representation of not only your store, but of your mission and vision of the company. The logo is more than a simple image. A logo is what customers visually associate with your store. In some ways, a logo is how people remember your company. For all of you who are first-time entrepreneurs and just starting out, check out how Tomas Šlimas launched his ecommerce store in less than 30 minutes.

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If you’ve got a logo in mind and are wondering how you can create your own logo, we’ve got you covered. Here are the steps you can follow to create your own logo:

  1. Research Your Competition

First and foremost, it is important to research your competition. You need to see what is out there before using a logo maker. It’s amazing what you can learn from your competition. See what works and what doesn’t, but keep in mind that what worked for some may not work for you. Research is an essential step to make sure you are differentiating yourself and your business enough from everyone else in your industry.

  1. Get Inspired

The internet is full of inspirational ideas. We recommend searching for successful ecommerce stores and get inspired by their logos. Notice what they do well and what could be improved. Don’t limit yourself to ecommerce, you could even look at what the big well-known companies are doing or maybe you just want to see what kind of logos are trending this year. Look at various logo templates for inspiration. Browse a free logo maker to find design ideas.

  1. Establish Your Message

When brainstorming what kind of logo you want, think about what the key aspects of your ecommerce business are. How do you want these aspects represented in your logo? How can your voice, tone, mission, and vision be clearly displayed in your design?

  1. Brainstorm Your Ideas

Plan to sketch out a few versions of your logo. Play around with different fonts, image arrangements, and possibly even varied color schemes.

  1. Gather Feedback

Gathering feedback should be short lived. You might only have to do a minor tweak such as a font size, but it is important to know how others perceive your logo. Be sure you get feedback from trusted sources who you know will give you constructive and honest opinions.

  1. Create Your Final Design

As you can see, designing a logo has a lot of thought behind it. These online logo maker tools below can help bring your ideas to fruition, no design experience necessary. Take the time to follow these steps and you will end up with a beautiful and professional looking logo.   

List of Online Logo Makers

1. Oberlo Logo Maker

Oberlo logo generator free

When you’re developing your business concept, some of the creative details involved with getting your new venture off the ground can become a bit daunting. With so much to do as you’re preparing to launch, coming up with a fitting business name whose domain isn’t already taken can be a large enough task on its own, let alone developing the perfect logo to match. While the logo itself doesn’t have to be complex, it’s worth putting a bit of thought and effort into it. Luckily, thanks to Oberlo’s free Logo Maker, that does not mean spending days on the task or investing in multiple consultations with a professional designer. Instead, use the free logo generator online, which is especially useful if you’re working with a limited budget. Maximizing your efficiency with Oberlo’s Logo Maker will allow you to focus on the bigger tasks associated with running a business.

2. Logaster

free online logo maker

With Logaster, you can create a logo in 4 simple steps. First, you input the name of your company along with the industry your company falls under. After you do that, they show you logo concept examples to choose from. Once you choose your logo concept you can change the color, text, or icons used, then you are done and ready to save your logo. Download the small sized logo for free or purchase the high resolution file for only $9.99.

3. Canva

free online logo maker

You may know Canva as a social media tool, but it actually can be used to create a logo. Canva has a drag and drop interface which is great for those who have no design expertise. It is a simple five step process to create the logo with over 100 templates to choose from. The best part is the logo will be high resolution at no extra charge. So you get to use a great free logo creator, that you can use easily without any design experience. You can even download their app and design your logo straight on your phone.

4. Ucraft

free online logo maker

Ucraft is a website builder company that offers a free logo maker tool to the public. Create a logo using a wide variety of icons, shapes, and text. With this easy-to-use logo creator, you can design and export your logo in less than 10 minutes. They require you to make an account in order to download the logo, but that is a small price to pay for a free nice looking logo. Once created, you get a transparent .PNG high-resolution file for free.

5. Logo Makr

free online logo maker

When you arrive at Logo Makr, you will find a helpful video that shows you exactly how to use their free tool. Their interface is also drag and drop. This logo creator online is very easy to use although a bit limited compared to the two tools above as far as customization goes. The low resolution option is free to download, but they do charge for the high resolution file.

6. Online Logo Maker

free online logo maker

Online Logo Maker allows you to add text and symbols. Although the upload your own image option is what really sets them apart from others. You can download your logo in the 500px size for free, but they do charge for the high-resolution download.

7. Hipster Logo Generator

free online logo maker

In 5 simple steps, Hipster Logo Generator helps you create an awesome logo. They have less icon images to choose from, but if your logo is more text driven, then this is a great option. You can download the 600 X 500 px file for free. They only charge $5.00 for the higher resolution options. 

8. MarkMaker

free online logo maker

This software is still considered a prototype, but an awesome one in fact. First, you enter the name of your company. MarkMaker then generates lots of logo options. You can “heart” the kind of logos you like as well as select the kind of industry your company falls under. This logo design software learns overtime what type of options you like, so be sure to “heart” all the potential options you can. Once you find one you like, hover your mouse over the logo and click the pencil icon to edit the logo to your liking.

9. Free Logo Design

free online logo maker tool

When using Free Logo Design, you just fill out your company name and then select your industry. The company then provides templates for you to work with or you can just select the “start” button to begin creating. For this screenshot example above, I chose a template. The logo templates are useful if you don’t have any idea where to begin. Otherwise, you can add text, shapes, and icons to a blank slate if you prefer. The low resolution download is free, but they do charge for the high resolution options.

10. Vectr

free online logo maker

Vectr is like a more basic version of GIMP. You don’t need design experience to use this logo design software, but know that it is a bit more advanced than the options mentioned above. What is really cool about this program is that you can work online or download the program to your computer for free. It even has live editing, so you can collaborate or share your progress with a team. The files you create will all be high resolution, no extra charge. They have a helpful user guide and tutorials if you need.

11. Logo Foundry 

free online logo maker tool

Design your logo straight from your phone or iPad. Foundry was featured on Forbes and targets both professional users as well as people with no design experience. There are 3000+ symbols and icons to choose from. There are also advanced text options that you can use. Get inspiration for your logo with their community of designers. This logo creator online also allows you to download a person’s logo design and edit it within the app. Export the files as a transparent .PNG or flat .JPG. Watch this video to see how it all works. Here is the iPhone download if you want to get started.

12. Logojoy

online logo maker tool

You can use the free logo maker tool Logojoy to design a stunning logo. They have a range of styles you can choose from to allow you to pick a logo that best suits your brand. After typing in your brand name, you can choose from five or more designs. Then, you can choose from your favorite colors. To view custom logo designs, you’ll need to enter your contact information.  You’ll be shown several different designs but you’ll also have the option to continue to look at more designs if you’re unhappy with the ones you’ve been shown.

3d logo maker

Design Free Logo is an example of a 3D logo maker that allows your logo to pop on screen. You can choose from several logo templates (8 pages worth). Logos range from puzzle pieces to earth logos to help you find a logo that best represents your brand. Using the 3D logo maker allows you to stand out from your competitors with a unique logo.

14. Envato or Creative Market

logo templates

If you can’t find an online logo maker tool that suits your needs, you can design your own logo in Photoshop with the help of pre-made templates. Websites like Envato and Creative Market allow you to choose from an extensive collection of logo templates that you can modify as you wish. You’ll need tools like Photoshop on your computer and knowledge of how to modify designs on the program. However, the quality of logo templates on these platforms is high to ensure you have a beautiful logo that resonates with your customers.

15. Designhill

best free logo maker

Designhill is a free logo creator that allows you to make your own business logo free of cost. It is a leading crowdsourcing platform that is used by thousands of business owners and graphic designers daily. It has more than 1000 logo design for you to choose from. Designhill allows you to choose your own design and edit the colours, fonts, and texts according to your own preferences. In the case that you require to print cards or your logo out, you can also purchase the free logo maker files and get unlimited access immediately. Another feature of this online logo creator is that you can also setup a contest for professional logo designs. As a result you might be able to get a lot of new logo design concepts in response to your design contest.

16. Graphic Springs 

free online logo creator

Graphic Springs is another free online logo creator that has a variety of templates of logos for you to choose from. To use Graphic Springs, all you have to do is enter your business name and tagline, choose your image category from the options that are available, and pick your logo, after which you can edit it with ease. You’re also able to filter your options, based on new or popular logos that are available. However, the benefit of using Graphic Springs is the creative freedom that you can have. For instance, if you would like to start from scratch you can pick the shape or symbol yourself, or give your logo a decorative touch according to your own preference. Even though the software itself is free to use, if you want to download your final design as a PNG, SVG, or JPG format, you will have to pay $19.99. With this price, you will also be able to make unlimited future edits or downloads.

17. Logo Garden 

Free online logo maker

Founded in 2011, Logo Garden is another free online logo creator, that allows users to create original logos in a few minutes. Logo Garden, offers hundreds of different samples that are suitable for many different industries. With over a thousand brands symbols, and layout options, your business can easily create customer logos to establish a brand identity quickly. The great thing is that you can easily design your logo for your business cards, websites, t-shirt, coffee mugs, smartphones or any other place where you would like your logo to be.

18. Logo Genie

best free logo maker

Another creative logo creator online is Logo Genie. This website has a very user-friendly interface that allows you to use this logo designing tool for making your logos come to life. With this online logo creator, you can customise the logo according to your own preferences, such as alter the colour, orientation, size adding some gradient, etc. You can purchase your logo in multiple file formats such as JPG, PNG, PDF, EPS, etc.

19. Logo Type Maker 

logo design softwareLogo Type Maker is another online logo creator that helps you to create your business logo in just a few minutes. It is ideal for startups and small sized companies, who don’t have much experience or money, and can randomly generate a logo by the help of Logo Type Maker. All you need to do to use Logo Type Maker is put the name of your company, click on “create logo now”, and once you have selected your logo you can customize it in terms of the shape, colors, and fonts according to your own preference.

20. Logo Yes

logo design software

Another free online logo creator is LogoYes. You can use this logo design tool to make your professional logos, as it’s extremely easy to use. The best part is that for this logo creator you don’t have to pay any registration fees or enter any credit card details until you’re completely satisfied with the end result.

Logo Design Apps

What Is a Logo Design App?

A logo design app works similar to a logo maker online, only that it allows you to design a logo directly on your mobile phone or tablet. So, a logo design app doesn’t function on a desktop computer.

What Are the Benefits of Using Logo Apps?

Let’s take a look at some advantages you have of using logo maker apps:

  1. Convenience: One main advantage of logo design apps is that you can use them at anytime and from anywhere. While this may seem like an advantage that might be overlooked at first, it helps you save time and get the job done on the go. When you think about starting a new business, every minute counts, so why not take advantage of the convenience of logo apps and create a logo while you’re not in front of your desktop screen.
  2. User-friendly interface: Logo design apps have a user-friendly interface in comparison to most of the web logo makers. Since the screen is smaller than the desktop, you feel more focused on every step as you’re creating your logo. Generally the logo design apps are better organized, which means that you transition quite smoothly from one step to the other in the logo creation process. With less clutter on logo design apps, it’s easier to stay focused. If you like editing photos on your phone, you’ll have a fun time playing around with logos as well.
  3. Better for B2C brands: The options to create your own logo through logo design apps seem to be a better fit for B2C brands because of their fresh, fun, and relaxed designs. This doesn’t mean that you won’t find any traditional logo making options on the apps, but generally they lean more toward fun designs and colors.

Best Logo Design Apps

  1. Logo Maker

Logo maker app For this logo design app you start by selecting a black and white logo template from the suggested options. Not all of them are accessible through the free app. Once you’re happy with your selection you can edit it according to your preferences by changing the colors, fonts, overlays and by adding stickers, or even your own pictures. The possibilities to explore with the free app are limited, but if you unlock the paid option, there’s a lot you can do to design your own logo. Overall it’s easy to use and leans more toward casual rather than professional logos. You can pay $4 to unlock all the logos.

  1. Logo Maker Shop

logo design app

This logo design app is loaded with options. When you start off, it gives you 1000+ logo templates that you can choose from. Once you’re happy with what you have, you can move on to the fonts and decide from the 200+ font options that this logo design app provides you. You can also add different symbols or change the background to personalize it according to your own needs. The logo templates from this logo design app are modern and well-designed. You can get a limited number for free (that are categorized as “Basic”), but most templates are marked as “Pro”. For the “Pro” version you need to pay $10.

  1. Watercolor Logo Maker

logo creator appAs the name suggests, this logo design app offers watercolor style logos. If that’s the kind of logo you’re looking for to match the style of your brand you’re at the right place. To start using this logo design app you have to first choose the watercolor-style shape as a background and then you’ll be able to edit colors, add text, and further customize the watercolor logo based on your preferences. As with the others, the free version of the app is limited in capabilities, but you can pay $3 to unlock a specific style or icon, or you can pay $10 to have full access to all other options.

  1. ICONA 

logo creator appThis logo designing app has more of a minimalistic element to it. As you start creating, you’ll be given three options in the footer: shapes, text, and drawing. If you click on shapes and type in a keyword such as “food”, you’ll be given all icons related to food that are available. You can then customize the icon by color and shading, and then add your company name and adjust the font or alignment. You have to pay an initial cost of $5 to download this app, but once you have it you can make as many logos as you want using it.

  1. Makr

logo maker app

This logo design app provides you templates to start off with. You’ll have a number of categories to choose from including business, baby, animals, food, activities and many more. If you don’t like the templates, you can also choose your own pictures and shapes and customize them according to your own preferences. The style of this logo design app is more hip and modern, with basic logo templates to choose from. This app is free to download, but once you create a logo that you like, you have to pay $6.99 to download (per logo).

  • Additional logo creator apps worth trying out

LogoScopic Studio is another logo design application. It is very free, user-friendly, and downloads the file straight to your phone. This is only for Apple product users which is why I included it in the bonus section.

DesignEvo is another notable mention in this list. With DesignEvo you can create custom logos online for free. It gives you the option to choose from over 6000+ templates to help create your custom logo in minutes. Adding to that, you get a bunch of fonts and icons to help make your logo as unique as you imagined it to be.

  • Pick an awesome color scheme for your logo

You want to pick colors that align with the vision and overall vibe of your company. Paletton is a great tool for finding complementary colors of secondary, tertiary, and everything beyond on the color wheel. A color picker chrome extension is also available which allows you to select color values from web pages. You can use this if you see a color on the web somewhere and want to know the color value for it.

  • Need an icon to create your logo?

Noun Project is an icon download site where you will find plenty of options. It is free to make an account or you can pay for a premium membership.

  • Looking for some logo inspiration?

Check out the 2017 logo design trends if you are having trouble brainstorming your logo.

  • Need help designing a logo?

You can hire someone on Fiverr to design your logo for as low as $5.00. You can also check out Upwork where you will find a freelance designer with your budget in mind.

There are plenty of tool options above to get the professional logo you are looking for.  Then, once you create your logo check out  ecommerce blueprint which explains how to get create and succeed in ecommerce.

free online logo maker tools

Launching your own business has its challenges. The least we can do is help take away some of the stress that comes along with making a logo. Nicole Martins Ferreira has some wonderful tips on how to avoid going broke when starting your own eCommerce business. We recommend checking it out if you need help with some prioritization.


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Best Image Search Engine: How to Search Images on Google Easily

With an image search engine, you can sort through and find a great selection of images you can use in your online store. By learning how to search images on Google, you’ll be able to find images labelled for reuse that you can use to for your logo, website banner, blog post, or even your Facebook ad. In this article, you’ll learn why you should use an image reverse tool, what the best image search engines are, and more.

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What Is an Image Search Engine?

An image search engine is a database of images that can be searched through the use of keywords, so that users can find valuable images. Google’s image search engine is the most comprehensive and famous or every image search engine today and was created on July 12, 2001.

In 2001 Google noticed a huge search demand for a specific query that it’s regular search could not do justice for. This demand was for Jennifer Lopez’s green Versace dress, and Google noticed that an image result would be much better than the text results that were delivered back then.

The Best Image Search Engines

There are many image search engines in the world. Some are very broad and all encompassing, like Google and Yahoo, and some are niche and confined, like HONMedia. What these websites all have in common is a database of images that can be searched through using keywords, tags or topics.

The best in the market are the ones that can provide the best match to a search query, and also has a large enough database to cater for their audience.

  1. Google Image Search Engine

    Have you always wanted to know how to search images on Google? Using Google Images you can search for images to use for your website, blog, ads, and other marketing content. While not all images found in Google images can be used for commercial purposes without permission, Google Images has an extensive collection for you to sort through.

    As the best image search engine in the market, you’ll find the most extensive collection of pictures on Google Images than any other platform. You can search for specific products such as kitchen utensils, or niches like running, which you can use in your business.

    To Google image search efficiently store owners should sort through images that can be used for reuse/commercial purposes to ensure that they have permission to use the images they select. How does Google image search work? With Google Images, you can sort through images of specific sizes, color such as transparent backgrounds, what type of image it is, and more, by simply typing in keywords. You can then sort images by their license by clicking Tools then Usage Rights. You’ll want to use an image that’s labeled for reuse. Images under that section can be used for blog posts, ads, or other marketing activities. You’ll notice that most of the images in these sections come from a variety of free stock photo sites.
    Best Images Online

  2. Yahoo Image Search Engine

    Yahoo Image Search comes in second place as one of the best image search engines because you can find great images for every niche. When you type your niche into the search bar you’ll be shown a variety of images. You’ll want to change the license, see top right corner, to include ‘free to share and use commercially’ or you can choose ‘free to modify, share and use commercially’ if you plan to modify images in any way. You’ll find professional lifestyle images, images on white backgrounds, graphics and more which you can use on your store.

  3. Bing Image Search Engine

    Bing Image Search is similar to Google Images and Yahoo Images so it’s another great picture search engine you can use to source images. Type your niche or what you need an image of into the Bing Image search bar. You’ll notice on the far right hand side there’s a Filter button. When you click it, you’ll see a dropdown appear. Click on License. You’ll want to choose images that are free for commercial use or Creative Commons.


What is Reverse Image Search?

Reverse image search is a search engine technology that makes it possible for a user to input an image file as a search query and return results that are related to that image. Image search is when a user is able to find images related to the search term that they have typed.

Most search engines offer image search, and it can be very helpful for a user looking for images relating to their search. But in the case that you have an image and you are wanting to dig deeper into it, maybe get to know where it originated, or find similar images relating to the one that you have. That’s a reverse image search.


How to Reverse Image Search?

You can do a reverse image search fairly easily on desktop using the Google Reverse Image Search option. All you have to do is:

  1. Go to images.google.com,
  2. Click the camera icon that is appearing in the search bar,
  3. Then paste in the URL of an image that you have seen somewhere online, or
  4. You can manually upload an image from your computer that you have saved, or
  5. Drag an image from another window

Why Use an Image Reverse Tool

As a dropshipper, you’ll likely want to use an image reverse tool for competitive research and to protect your business. An image reverse tool can be help give you a competitive advantage as it allows you to see other brands that are selling your product. You’ll likely be using the same images as several other brands. When you reverse image search, you’ll be able to see which other websites are using the same photos and therefore selling the same product.

The second reason why it’s important to use an image reverse tool is that it allows you to see if your images belong to another owner. Some suppliers use images without permission. This can pose a problem for dropshippers who use the images and create ads. With an image reverse tool, you can browse through websites using the image to determine where the source of the image comes from. For the most part, suppliers do use their own images for most products on their product pages. However, it’s important to due your due diligence when importing images to your store.


Best Reverse Images Search Tools

Image reverse tools help you find images which are similar to an image you have available to you. By simply uploading an image or pasting the URL of an image an image reverse search tool can find many similar results in seconds.

  1. CTRLQ

    CTRLQ.org

    CTRLQ is a Google reverse image tool that allows you to upload your photo onto the platform and find who else has posted your image. After you upload an image, you can click “Show Matches” to find other websites with your picture. You’ll be directed to Google’s search page where you’ll be shown your exact picture on other websites.

  2. TinEye

    TinEye

    TinEye is another example of an image reverse tool. You’ll need to add the image link to the search bar to find a selection of websites and stores selling the same product as you. Over 19 billion images have been searched for on the platform since its inception making it a great resource for store owners.

  3. PicSearch

    PicSearch

    PicSearch has a collection of 3 billion images it’s no wonder its one of the best image search engines. The image search engine sources pictures from a variety of websites. You can choose from lifestyle pictures to stock photos. You’ll still need to obtain permission to use the images on the platform as per the disclaimer on the footer of their website. However, you’ll know which website the pictures come from making it easy to contact for permission.

  4. Creative Commons

    Creative Commons

    Creative Commons is one of the most extensive image collections making it to the list of the best image search engines. You’ll be able to search images from a range of picture search engines such as Google Images, Flickr, Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay, and more. Whether you’re looking for a picture that represents your niche or of a famous celebrity, you’ll find images you’ll be able to use for your marketing.

  5. Photo Pin

    Photo Pin

    Photo Pin is one of the best image search engines. You’ll be able to find free images you can use that have a Creative Commons license. The pictures are popular among bloggers and creatives which means you’ll be able to use them within your marketing. When sorting through images you can choose from a Commercial or a Non-Commercial license. As a store owner, you’ll want to have Commercial licensed checked and uncheck non-commercial so you only see images you can use. You’ll be able to search images for most niches from fidget spinners to fitness.

  6. Yandex

    Yandex is another free website with a large database of images to search. As the most popular search engine in Russia but small compared to its competitors, Yandex only shows where images are being used and a list of different sizes. If the database has nothing to satisfy the exact search it will show similar images to the use. Reverse image search on Yandex is similar to Google. Simply click on the camera icon and either upload an image or search through a URL.

  7. Pinterest Visual Search

    Pinterest visual search tool is a fun thing to play with. Different to most other tools you can zoom into a section of an image and reverse search this to find similar images, or pins. The fact that you don’t need to search the whole image makes this a very intriguing tool, but to use it you need to sign in to Pinterest and start pinning things.

Pinterest - Visually Similar Images


How to Reverse Image Search on Mobile?

To do a reverse image Search on Mobile you need to open images.google.com on your mobile, you might notice that the camera sign that appears on the desktop version does not appear on the mobile version. In this case you have a few options if you want to carry out a reverse image search on your mobile.

Google Reverse Image Search

As of now, your mobile does not support a traditional reverse-image search. The camera icon does not appear on the mobile version like it does on web, so there is no way to upload an image for a reverse search on mobile. But there are other ways that you can use the Chrome browser app for iOS and Android.

Hold your finger down on the image that you want to search, until a pop-up menu appears. Click on the option “Search Google For This Image” that is at the bottom.

Search Google for this image - Oberlo

This option will not work in the Google app or other browsers. If this option is not working, then you can also select the “Open Image” option and then copy the URL. After that you can go back to images.google.com, and paste in the URL. The results will then appear, with options for you to narrow your search query and make it more specific such as, if you are looking for animated GIFs, clipart equivalents, or by looking at the colour scheme in the original image.

Best image searches

Bing Reverse Image Search

Bing, which is the second largest search engine, also carries out reverse image searches. Unlike Google, Bing allows you to carry out a reverse image search for your own personal images. When you click on the camera icon, you are presented with the option to take a photo, or upload one from your camera roll, or from a third-party service like Dropbox or Google Drive. Once you have decided to pick one it uploads and shows you results.

Google Image Search

On the mobile version it asks you to “Snap or upload a pic to search for similar images”. This is accompanied by a warning that Microsoft might use your pictures to improve its services.

Google Image Search Upload Image

In the case that you have images on your mobile that you want to reverse search, let’s say such as a picture of a certain type of ingredient or cuisine that you are looking for, in this case what do you do? You could of course upload the image in some way to the internet and then use Chrome on your smartphone and perform all the steps of reverse image search. However, an easier way would be to use https://reverse.photos.

Reverse.photo

For this you simply need to tap on upload picture, and you have the choice to upload it from your Photo Library, or also take a new picture, or upload from iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or any other service you have running that stores images on your smartphone. Once you have uploaded the image, you need to click on “Show Matches” (or upload another image). Following this, you’ll have your results from Google to match with your image, and hopefully the results you are looking for.


Best Reverse Image Search Apps

In the case that you prefer using apps for reverse image search, we have compiled a list of apps for you to rely on when you want to carry out your reverse image search.

  1. Search by Image

    Apps for reverse image search

    Search by Image is an app available on android that helps you find similar images or pictures using either Google, Tineye, or Yandex reverse image search engine. With over 500K downloads, it’s simple and fast to use, and shows you results from multiple search engines at the same time. Search by Image supports camera to capture the image, and also allows you to easily edit the image before searching. With the Image editor you can easily rotate the image, flip it horizontally or vertically, and crop the image. Additionally, you have the option of opening shared images from other apps like Facebook, Twitter, your browser, etc, without having to save them. This app is helpful to use not only to search similar images but also to discover is an image is modified, fake, or original. Or if you have to check if an image is new or just an old one available on the web.

  2. Reverse Image Search (Google)

    Apps for reverse image search
    This app lets you search by images by the help of Google Reverse Search Engine. The Reverse Image Search app is mainly used to verify the source of photographs, WhatsApp images, Instagram images, screenshots, and even memes. With this app you can search by image, photo, or even a picture using your camera. Also, you have the option of editing the image before searching. With over a 100K downloads, it’s a simple and easy way to reverse search your images.

  3. Photo Sherlock- Reverse Image Search


    Photo Sherlock

    This app provides search by image taken from your camera or an existing image in your gallery. Similar to the other apps, Photo Sherlock can be useful to find information about photos on Google, for example to detect the real owner or a photo from social network, or if you want to check if a photo is fake or original. It’s quite simple to use, with basic image searching functions, and allows you to crop the image before searching.


Rules Before Using An Image

Oberlo allows you to import images from AliExpress in one click. And while most suppliers have their own product images on their platform, some use customer images or images that belong to another company. It can sometimes be difficult to know who owns the copyright to the image you import to your store.

You can use tools like TinEye and other image reverse tools to try to find the source of who created an image. Or when it doubt, you could take your own product photos to protect your business from any lawsuits. You could choose to take your own pictures or hire someone to do take your product photography.

When using images for your blog content or ads, be sure to look at the image license. For example, if you want to use an image from Google Images, you’ll need to make sure that the image has been labelled for commercial reuse. Otherwise, you won’t have permission to use the photo. You can also buy photos from stock image websites to ensure that you have the rights to use the photo for your marketing.

Be mindful of using product images for ads. While the images from a supplier can be great at converting for your store, if someone claims that you’re using their photo without permission you might be asked to remove it.


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