If you are a small or medium business to go online there are plenty of ways to do so. There are custom solutions that the average business may find a bit expensive to implement at the very beginning even if it does offer amazing flexibility options. On the other hand, there are plenty of so-called “Out of the Box” solutions that differ in terms of features, flexibility, and of course e-commerce business models as such. While some solutions offer one-time payment, monthly fees, or commission some others, like WordPress, are free of charge, which is again an option for you to consider. In this topic we will focus on WordPress which is the most popular web platform nowadays with easy to use interface, moreover, it is easy to extend WordPress with such plugins as WPBakery Page Builder, Revolution Slider, Yoast SEO, and so on. It may even be so that your existing infrastructure, ex. company blog or site is based on WordPress which is a big plus so you don’t have to jump from platform to platform and care about compatibility issues.
While some old-school developers state that WordPress is a pure blog platform it’s been a while since things have changed around it and now you can create almost anything related to the web with WordPress together with high-quality plugins which significantly increase the value of WordPress. The same applies to e-commerce where WordPress together with Woo Commerce plugin offers almost everything you need to have your e-shop up and running. WordPress is famous for its 5-minute setup and the same applies to Woo Commerce which is even faster to install once you have ready to use WordPress. So in just less than 10 minutes, you can get your e-commerce platform ready to sell services or goods. Plus there are several useful Woo Commerce add-ons that can again extend the capabilities of this powerful WordPress plugin.
Woo Commerce allows you to operate with your product or service catalog by simply defining categories for your goods and setting up additional custom attributes that best describe your product. Afterward, you can easily add products to your newly created e-shop and manage their description. Actually, this is the right place where you can apply the capabilities of WPBakery Page Builder to manage the description of your goods and Yoast to keep your SEO at the top. Also choosing the payment method in WordPress is easy enough – just look for a Woo Commerce compatible payment plugin that offers your desired method and that’s it.
When you have your e-commerce platform up and running it is also important to manage your e-shop properly and without losing valuable time which you can spend on managing other aspects of your business. Taking this into account we, here at WPBakery, have worked hard during the last few months in order to allow you to manage your Woo-Commerce powered e-shop through WPBakery Page Builder. This means that starting from WPBakery Page Builder version 4.4.0 you will be able to access all Woo Commerce shortcodes through WPBakery Page Builder Element Menu and use them with our award-winning drag and drop functionality making product management a hassle-free process.