Howdy those who’s for the first time been to WooBeginner.com! Until now, Dec 2016 it’s been quite a while since we started writing Tutorial on WooCommerce, Settings, Configurations, Tricks, Tips, etc. So here I have a summary list from articles of WooBeginner on the most basic step to do for someone who uses WooCommerce for the 1st time, a guide to WooCOmmerce for Dummies. Y’all.
First of all,
WooCommerce Plugin, What is it?
The WooCommerce eCommerce toolkit is the most popular option for WordPress users who want to build an online store or add a shopping cart to their existing WordPress site. The core WooCommerce plugin is free and has been downloaded over 3 million times. Thanks to this high level of popularity, there are many independent developers out there who are creating plugins and themes that are built for use with this toolkit. This means you are never on your own when using WooCommerce and have a whole community of users to turn to should you need a custom feature or design created for your online store.
Read more on What Is WooCommerce?
Install WooCommerce Plugin
Actually, Install WooCommerce plugin is quite easy. You can go straight to the home page of WooCommerce and download it here, or you can access to the plugin management to search and directly install it on your website. First, you need to download the latest WordPress version, and install a new site by using WordPress to learn about it. See more to know how to Install WordPress. Then, see more on WooCommerce Installation.
Having WooCommerce installed in your wordpress account. Here comes another bunch of settings to be decided.
- Initial Setup for WooCommerce Plugin
- Setup Wizard In WooCommerce
- Create A New Category In WooCommerce
- Translate WooCommerce Plugin (if needed)
Most of the time, WooCommerce users build an online store, selling different types of products, of course the store is WooCommerce based.
Therefore, let’s take a closer look to Product Settings in WooCommerce. First, here are the configurations you need to check out before going any further.
Configurations for a Steady & Solid Business
- Add New Simple Products
- Product Attribute
- Tag Management
- Manage Inventory
- Downloadable Products
- Set up taxes
- Store locator page
- Setup Shop As Homepage
- Configure Display Options
- WooCommerce Product Image Size
- (extension) Woocommerce Image Zoom
- Manage Orders in WooCommerce Store
Customers – Friendly Online Store
1 in 10 people who abandon their cart do so because the checkout process is too long. Therefore, keep the checkout process interesting yet short enough. Here are some advices:
Checkout page is one a crucial place to boost your revenue. Because here is the perfect time to apply some upselling and cross-selling strategies. Sell relevant or better-quality product for the higher prices. Read more.
- Creating Coupons for WooCommerce
- Creating a members-only Store
- Stripe – a payment gateway (list on payment gateways in 2016)
- Paypal Express Checkout Plugin
So we have been through some serious works,
tell me if the above advices work for your WooCommerce online store.
See you on the other side!