When opening a store on Shopify, it is essential to check that it adheres to all applicable laws and regulations. In order to identify whether or not a store is real, there are a few things you should look for, including:
The shop uses an SSL certificate that has been verified.
The retail outlet is running the most recent version of Shopify.
Shopify has confirmed the legitimacy of the store.
The shop has been designed with one of Shopify’s preset themes.
At least half a year has passed since the establishment of the shop.
When attempting to establish whether or not a Shopify site is authentic, there are a few red flags that you should keep an eye out for. First, you need to determine whether or not Shopify Inc. is the owner of the domain name. To accomplish this, you will need to conduct a WHOIS search using the domain name. If the store in question use a subdomain, such as storename.myshopify.com, then you can assume that it is a real business. However, if the shop in question has a top-level domain (like www.storename.com), you should proceed with extreme caution because it is possible that you are dealing with a fraudulent operation. Check out the website of the retailer to see if there are any customer reviews or testimonials posted there. Another red flag is raised if there are none of them, or if they all appear to be fraudulent in some way. Finally, if the shop is selling popular items at prices that are far lower than usual, you should be suspicious because the deal is probably too good to be true, and you should steer clear of buying anything from them.
It’s possible that a store is a scam if it’s not using the most recent version of Shopify, hasn’t been confirmed, or has templates that have been discontinued.