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Selling Fabric on Shopify


Having an online store can be tough. Keep reading to find out how to sell fabric on Shopify.

Your store probably has hundreds of different fabric options for customers. Managing a site that’s also easy for customers to navigate and order these fabrics can prove a difficult challenge. If you’re serious about selling your products online, there’s no better time to jump on the ecommerce bandwagon than now.

Sew Much Commerce

Shopify is the biggest ecommerce site on the internet with over 600,000 stores. Shopify is known for having a box of core functions; when they stay in the box they do these functions really well. Anything outside of the box will need some assistance.

Because you can’t sell 1/3 of a t-shirt or 0.5 of a shoe, Shopify does not have the ability to purchase quantities outside of whole numbers. That’s where Sew Much Commerce steps in. Sew Much Commerce is a code that goes along with Shopify that enables your customers to buy fabrics in 1/4 and 1/2 quantities. Adding this service can make your online store tailored with your customers in mind.


Shopify has several functions that make it stand out from its competitors. It’s easy to build a site, multiple employees can work on the site at the same time and at different locations, and it can keep your inventory updated on various platforms (no matter if your customer bought in store or online).

If you’re ready to take ecommerce more seriously, making the move off Etsy is a good place to start. Switching to Shopify can help legitimize your place in the industry.

What platform do you currently use to sell your products online? Do other products have the same problem of only offering fabric quantities in whole yards? Leave your comments below to help other retailers like you.

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