With the rise of the internet and online shopping, more people than ever before are starting their own online business. If you run a WordPress blog/website you can easily transform it into an online store with WooCommerce.
WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. Launched on September 27, 2011, the plugin quickly became popular for its simplicity to install and customize and free base product. With 30,510,940 downloads, WooCommerce powers over 28% of all online stores.
What Does WooCommerce Do?
It provides basic store functionality right out of the box, with a free plugin available from the Plugin Repository, or right from your WordPress dashboard. While it has hundreds of available extensions – more on that in a bit! – it offers some incredible functions right out of the box.
WooCommerce is designed to make getting started as easy as possible, with a simple installation and Setup Wizard to get your e-commerce store up and running with your WordPress theme.
- Sell products: physical, digital, or virtual.
- Calculate flat rate shipping.
- Calculate taxes.
- Accept PayPal payments.
- Customer account area. This is where your customers can see the status of their orders and download any digital products they’ve purchased.
With WooCommerce extensions, the sky truly is the limit. Over 450 extensions and counting mean that you can configure your shop in virtually limitless ways.
Instead of adding to the core plugin, extensions are add-ons that work only if WooCommerce is installed first, and they add additional functionality to your e-commerce website.
You can grab free and premium extensions from within the WooCommerce shop, and there are many additional plugins that are designed for or compatible with WooCommerce in the WordPress plugin directory.
IT’S TIME TO SELL!
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Connect your WooCommerce store with Printful for automatic print fulfillment.
Print your t-shirts, posters, mugs, totes and more without lifting a finger. The WooCommerce plugin has let thousands of blogs add an e-commerce store, thereby monetizing their blog. Now you can take it one step further, and have print products automatically fulfilled by connecting your WooCommerce store to Printful, the drop-shipping and fulfillment partner.