If you're new to eCommerce for WordPress or wondering if WooCommerce is the right platform for your business, learn about features, costs, hosting, and how to set up a WooCommerce store.
Brought to you by WooCommerce Development expert, Cody Landefeld, of Mode Effect.
WooCommerce is a free plugin that transforms WordPress websites into customizable eCommerce stores. With more than 48 million downloads, WooCommerce powers over 28% of all eCommerce sites.
Learn more about WooCommerce in Introduction to eCommerce for WordPress.
There are lots of eCommerce options to choose from, including several established platforms. Here's how to select a platform best suited for your business.
Large open-source platforms like WooCommerce and Magento — and smaller ones such as OpenCart and ZenCart — are flexible enough to work with most hosts. Not all website hosting companies offer the best experience for larger eCommerce sites, so it’s worth doing research.
WooCommerce and WordPress are both free, open source software. While this can represent considerable savings when it comes to WooCommerce pricing, there are still some costs involved in launching a new store.
To close things out, let’s walk through how to set up a WooCommerce store — a two-part process.
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