Once you have already registered your Domain & Hosting and activated it. And once you have installed WordPress, it's time install Woocommerce, which is an e-commerce software to your store. These web-based applications can be viewed on almost any computer system and mobile device.
For WordPress, one of the most popular plugins to use is that of WooCommerce. It delivers a wide array of tools to sell and is enhanced with other plugins. To install WooCommerce for WordPress, follow the steps below:
Go to the plugins area of the WordPress admin panel and click the "Add New" button on the top.
Search for "WooCommerce," install and activate it.
Once you click the "Activate" link, you will be taken to a new page to set up the plugin. Click the "Let's Go" button to continue.
The next screen shows what pages WooCommerce is going to set up and why they are important. Click the "Continue" button.
Choose the settings for your store locale. This covers physical location, currency type, measurements for weight and product dimensions. Click the continue button once you've made your selections.
On the next screen, select the check boxes for shipping and if you're charging sales tax. Click the continue button. NOTE: Some states in the US require sales tax charged to online sales within the same state as your business. You will need this information available to correctly set the rate.
Choose your payment options. WooCommerce comes default with PayPal, Stripe and forms of offline payments such as checks or cash-on-delivery. Select all of those you wish to use for purchases. Additional methods can be added later from the "Checkout Settings" control in the WooCommerce area of WordPress. Click the continue button.
In this last screen, you have the option to allow WooCommerce to collect data regarding your site to help developers create future material. This is an optional choice. Otherwise, click the "Create your first product!" button on the bottom left. This will take you back to the WordPress admin panel.
When WooCommerce is installed, it will add two new controls on the left of the admin panel: WooCommerce and Products. These are used to manage your store and will show orders, coupons, reports and more information.
It's also important to note that you can directly buy extensions for WooCommerce such as a way to include subscription payments, bookings, memberships and more. Whether you're selling tangible products or digital downloads, this system as a wide range of functions to boost success.
Starting Online Store Quick Links
- How to Setup and Create An ONLINE STORE with WordPress in a Few Hours In Just Easy Steps for Beginners
- How to Register Domain & Hosting [for Website, Blog, Online Store] on Greengeeks
- Installing WordPress on your Website, Blog or Online Store Using 1 Click Install
- How to Install Woocommerce for your Online Store
- Finding Products to Sell Online for your Store
- How to Add Products on your Online Store with Woocommerce