BUILD AN ONLINE STORE
It has never been easier to set up an online shop with the free resources available including store templates and the free WooCommerce plugin for WordPress.
What is WooCommerce?
WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. WooCommerce makes building an online store easy.
With WooCommerce you can sell physical goods, digital products, access to events and more.
Popular product types used in WooCommerce
1. Physical Products
Physical products are products which you stock and ship to customers on an order basis. For example I stock my own greeting cards and ship out once I get an order from my website.
2. Digital Goods
Digital goods are goods like ebooks, software products to creative work like photo’s or music so many products can be delivered digitally to shoppers online. For Example you can sell a digital image as download from your website.
Access to specific products or content, this is usually limited to members or exclusive groups.
Tickets to an event or place can be sold through your online shop.
What products would you like to sell online?
Do you already have a unique product you would like to be able to sell online?
Are you looking for products to sell online?
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How to build an online store
1. Choose a Domain Name
2. Choose a Web Host
3. Install WordPress & Woocommerce
4. Choose a WordPress Theme
5. Choose a Free Store Template
6. Add Your Products
7. Customize Your Store
8. Set Up A Payment Gateway
With the Astra theme for WordPress there are 20 free starter sites available including free online store templates to use with the woocommerce plugin for wordpress.
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