WooCommerce powers millions of eCommerce sites worldwide and is the best way to turn your WordPress website into a fully functional e-commerce store.
WooCommerce is easy to install and populate with any kind of digital or physical products. Business owners around the world are able to use this WordPress plugin as a way to open an online shop and process payments.
Learn how to use WooCommerce to start selling products for your business.
Who should use WOOCOMMERCE?
WooCommerce is perfect for small, medium, and enterprise-level websites. It offers a wide array of options and extensions, which makes it possible to sell products on both a large and small scale.
While the plugin is primarily designed for selling physical products, it works just as well for digital items. You can use WooCommerce to sell music, software, downloads. You can even provide services, subscriptions, and just about anything else that can be purchased.
Setting Up WooCommerce on a WordPress Site
To install WooCommerce, you’ll need an existing WordPress site. You can add it directly to your existing site from the WordPress plugin directory. WooCommerce includes a quick-start setup wizard that easily configures the site’s appearance, adds product pages, and sets up payment and shipping information. More advanced users can take care of these tasks and customize WooCommerce further through the plugin’s code editor.
Once installed, the tools for managing WooCommerce are available from the site’s WordPress dashboard. From the dashboard or within WooCommerce itself, users can access a variety of analytics and reports that show data, such as a site’s performance and traffic, and manage the store’s appearance and product listings.
Adding Products in WooCommerce
WooCommerce comes with a variety of options for selling both physical and digital goods. From the dashboard, click ‘Products’ > ‘Add Product.’ This opens a new version of the basic WordPress editor, which also includes WooCommerce tools for adding images and product information such as size, color and price. Product information can always be edited, and products can be deleted at any time.
Managing Payments With WooCommerce
WooCommerce has solutions for a wide range of payment and shipping functions. WooCommerce extensions allow users to customize these options for world currencies, collecting taxes, and calculating shipping rates.
Fulfilling Orders Through WooCommerce
WooCommerce allows you to accept and collect payments as well as calculate shipping costs to destinations around the world. Extensions can add functions such as tracking orders and creating PDF invoices, packing slips, and shipping labels. Sellers of digital products can set up instant downloads upon payment, and WooCommerce also allows users to include affiliate products sold on external websites to the store.