Sell school supplies online

Start, run, and grow your school supply business

Get the training, tools, and support you need to build the school supply business you’ve always wanted.

Everything you need to sell school supplies

Free resources

Learn at your own pace with on-demand courses from Shopify Compass, and with other business owners on the Shopify Community forums. Find answers to your questions on the Shopify blog, or in our comprehensive guides.

Professional tools

Create an online school supply store that reflects your unique brand with over 4 customizable and responsive themes. Efficiently manage your inventory and process customer orders all from one unified dashboard.

Smart marketing

Grab your customers’ attention with targeted marketing campaigns on social media and Google. Make sure customers can find your school supply store by using Shopify’s built-in SEO tools and integrated blogging.

Award-winning support

Connect with Shopify customer support over online chat, phone, or email. Support is available 24/7, and can help with almost any challenge your school supply business encounters.

Learn more about selling school supplies

  • It's easy to start selling school supplies through your own online store, whether you're looking to sell backpacks, pencils or notebooks, or selling specific supplies and textbooks for college and university classes. Shopify online stores allow you to set up your store in minutes, with more than 80 mobile-friendly website templates — no design or coding education required.

  • You can sell school supplies directly to students, schools or other educational institutions online through your Shopify store. Shopify has thousands of apps to help you customize the shopping, checkout and delivery experience for your customers.

  • Yes, you can sell a range of school supplies through your Shopify ecommerce store.

  • School supply prices vary from a few cents for a pencil to thousands of dollars for a desk, depending on the product and use. Consult Shopify's profit margin calculator to come up with prices that work for you.

Scale your sales

Powerful apps

Showcase your school supplies with professionally edited photos or build customer loyalty with rewards programs. With over 80 options in the Shopify App Store, you can customize your store experience and test for success.

Sell everywhere

Sell your school supplies online, in-person, and wherever your customers are. Quickly accept payments, view sales, fulfill orders, and track inventory with the Shopify POS app—no matter where you sell.

Scalable pricing plans

For school supply businesses at every stage and size

Basic Shopify

Best for new ecommerce businesses with occasional in-person sales

$29per month


Best for growing businesses selling online or in-store

$79per month

Advanced Shopify

Best for scaling businesses that require advanced reporting

$299per month

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