It is always good to have your own online shop, and anyone can easily have that with WordPress Ecommerce.
By using WordPress Ecommerce anyone can start selling his products online. It provides you everything you need to start and grow your online business using a user-friendly admin panel to manage all sales.
There are absolutely no coding skills required, anyone can set up his online shop in three easy steps:
Selling products via a third-party service or marketplace is subject to their rules and regulations. It spoils your freedom to take your own decisions.
It defiles your organic search as people searching products don’t find your domain. Instead they see the third-party service you use for selling your products. Hence, it is always better to have your own eCommerce store.
In the beginning, you can simply focus on your core products and with time you can diversify your shop as WordPress Ecommerce is capable of handling that.
WordPress Ecommerce offers you thousands of themes you can use to give your shop a new feel and layout. The extensions and plugins range from payments gateways, promotion, shipping, to marketing, analytics, and accounting. It simplifies your work process.
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WordPress Ecommerce allows anyone to sell anything online from anywhere. Use it because it’s a fast and easiest way to create an eCommerce website that you and your customers will love. It is packed with all necessary online selling features. You simply start by registering your domain name, followed by subscribing to WordPress Ecommerce and its step-by-step tour will guide you to the admin panel of your website.
To select a design for your website all you will need to do is simply type in your idea or industry and the WordPress theme installer will pull up a number of professionally designed, ready-to-launch website themes, and you can activate the one specific to your business niche. You can design pages yourself, post articles to reach out to new prospects every day. You can manage your business activities, stocks and workers remotely, you can implement from online appointment scheduling to a full-blown eCommerce system, WordPresss Ecommerce is powerful enough to handle your business’ needs today and as you grow.
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Managed WordPress at SANGKRIT.net provides you specially packaged WordPress options to help you make websites for yourself and others. WordPress is a web-publishing platform that is not only easy but recognized the world over as a standard in website development. You cannot compare the aesthetics, web standard, and usability of WordPress with any other software in its field. WordPress is free software that empowers you to manage everything from a small personal blog to a large commercial website or eCommerce store with thousands of products. Millions of websites trust their online presence to WordPress and with Managed WordPress, you can, too.
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Managed WordPress is the perfect solution for anyone who wants the power and simplicity of WordPress without the hassle of technical adjustments. WordPress Developer and WordPress Pro help you to host multiple websites of your clients with bigger and better traffic management solutions. At the same time, you can customize and run each website differently, you can make and sell blogs, eCommerce, or other kinds of the website separately to your clients.
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WordPress Ecommerce provides you all the important options you need to live manage your stock and inventory. You can run your eCommerce website to sell your products online and at the same time, you can control your stock from anywhere.
Managing the product stock status in a store is something that store owners spend a lot of time doing. Products keep coming in, getting purchased, going out of the stock, and needing to be re-status. WordPress Ecommerce aims at making stock management less time-consuming, easier, and automatic.
Managing stock on your website also helps your customers to buy things that are there in stock without end up paying for products that are actually not available. With WordPress Ecommerce, you can effectively keep all records and statistics of selling goods and services. You can manage your inventory and it is much easier than maintaining an offline record of your products.
To manage your stock and inventory, navigate to WooCommerce -> Settings -> Products -> Inventory, and enable the stock management. You will have the following options.
Enable Stock Management – Inventory for physical products is auto-managed. You enter quantity, and WordPres Ecommerce subtracts items as sales are made, displaying: Stock, Out of Stock, or On Backorder.
Disable Stock Management – When the option is ticked to disable, the inventory and status for physical products must be entered manually. You may still enable stock management on a per-product level if desired.
Apart from the above two main options, there are some more settings such as you can hold products on unpaid orders for any number of minutes. When the limit is reached, the pending order is canceled. You may leave it blank to disable.
You can enable or disable low stock as well as out of stock notifications by adding notification recipient email and setting a number for low stock and out of stock threshold. You can also set your stock display format such as you can make your customers know the low stock availability by displaying messages like – only 2 are left in stock etc on products having a very low stock.
Managing Products With Stock & Inventory
The add new and edit product screen provides you an inventory section that allows you to manage stock for the product individually and define whether to allow backorders and more. It enables you to sell products and allow customers to add them to the cart to buy.
Having stock management enabled, you simply need to enter the stock quantity, and WordPress Ecommerce auto-manages inventory and auto-updates the stock status.
And if the stock management is disabled, you are responsible for updating your stock status on your own.
WordPress Ecommerce allows you to sell anything online from anywhere. You can sell single or multiple video files as a product from within your WordPress Ecommerce website by following a few easy steps.
The basic process of selling videos is simple. All you have to do is upload video files somewhere online such as your SANGKRIT.net dedicated server, cloud server, or hosting, or simply in your WordPress Media Library, the second step is to create new product and mark them as virtual and downloadable. Third, paste the URL or URLs of video files within that product using the Product Data meta box, and publish your product.
If you are not familiar with WordPress Ecommerce then keep reading to go through these three steps in detail.
Files can be uploaded before or at the time of publishing video products on your WordPress Ecommerce website. To upload files you simply need to visit your admin area dashboard Media -> Add New page and upload your video files individually or in bulk. You will need the URL of each file while publishing your new video product, the URL can be obtained by clicking the uploaded media file and copying the link from the right section showing ‘Copy Link’ field.
Step-3 Add Video As Products
Now start adding your digital products i.e. your videos for online selling. Navigate to Products -> Add New page, Enter title, descriptions, select featured image, etc then scroll down to Product Data meta box and tick ‘Virtual’ & ‘Downloadable’ options.
SKU is no more an issue, make sure to enter the price of the product and the upload the files you want to sell, the file upload option is present just below the price field on ‘Product Data’ meta box. Finally, click the ‘Publish’ button to publish your videos for online selling on your website.
WordPress Ecommerce allows anyone to sell anything online from anywhere. It allows you to sell both physical and digital products such as books, videos, audios, software ZIPs, documents, or anything else. For selling anything digital or virtual, there are some common settings that need to be set beforehand.
These settings include protecting your uploads directory, disabling the shipping method, enabling WordPress Ecommerce to sell to all countries, configuring download settings, and enabling a global payment and checkout method.
Protecting File Uploads
If you are selling digital goods then you must protect the uploads directory to stop accidental theft of your digital files. WordPress Ecommerce already provides you .htaccess file to protect your wp-content/uploads/woocommerce_uploads. Additionally, you can make use of a plugin to protect your WordPress Uploads Directory.
Disable The Shipping Option
Since you are selling digital goods and files so you no more need a shipping option on your website.
Navigate to the Shipping tab on WooCommerce -> Settings page and make sure that the ‘Enable Shipping’ option is unchecked.
Enable Selling To All Countries
Shipping is no more a task for you so navigate to WooCommerce -> Settings page and select option to sell your products to all countries. Next, select your currency for what you want to be selling in.
Select File Download Method
On WooCommerce -> Settings page, open Products tab and click Downloadable Products to select the File Download Method and Force Downloads. You may also set Access Restrictions based on your preferences such as enabling access to downloadable products after payment or require customers to log in for accessing downloads.
Checkout & Payment
Click Checkout tab and select a payment option, you can enable PayPal and then add your PayPal email to start accepting digital payments or you may use some other payment options as per your requirement. For any other digital payment option, you will need to subscribe to that payment gateway service and then install its plugin to set it up on your WordPress Ecommerce website.
If you don’t know much about third-party payment gateway services then you may either research it on Google or explore new digital payment plugins from Plugins -> Add New section accessible from your website’s admin panel.
One thing you need to make sure while using any digital payment method is that it should work globally for all countries or else you can add multiple payment gateways both local and global to cover all parts of the world. WordPress Ecommerce already includes PayPal Payment Gateway and you can simply use that as it works in most of the countries.
Start Selling Products Globally
Now you may add your digital products for online selling. Navigate to Products -> Add New page, Enter title, descriptions, select featured image, etc then scroll down to Product Data meta box and tick ‘Virtual’ & ‘Downloadable’ options, SKU is no more an issue but make sure to enter the price of the product and the upload the files you want to sell, the file upload option is present just below the price field on ‘Product Data’ meta box.
Finally, click the ‘Publish’ button to publish your digital product for online selling on your website.
Protecting media uploads and other files becomes important when you start selling digital content on your WordPress Ecommerce website. All media files on your WordPress site including the e-commerce uploads are located in uploads directory present inside wp-content directory which is located in your website’s root directory i.e. the main directory of your WordPress site installation.
You can protect this directory by installing-activating a plugin called Protect Uploads. Once the plugin is activated, simply navigate to your dashboard’s Media -> Protect Uploads page to see if the plugin is protecting your directory.
How It Works?
Anybody who wants to access your media files could list it by going to your-domain/wp-content/uploads from his web-browser. This plugin will hide the content by adding an index.php file on the root of your uploads directory or by setting a .htaccess which will return a 403 forbidden access error.
Depending on your server configuration, the .htaccess option could be disabled from the plugin settings page.
More businesses are coming online and the shift is working faster with the COVID-19 crisis. Today, selling online is not just a nice thing to have but now it is the necessity to survive in your business. The key components of your online selling business include your domain name, your eCommerce store website, your products, the shipping, and the payment method. You just need to have these five things and you can immediately start selling your products online.
Your Domain Name
This is your web address, simply register your full name or your business name as your domain. You may use the extension .com, .net, or go for your country-specific extension and there are many more extensions available such as .store which can be a good fit for your online selling business.
Your eCommerce Website
The eCommerce website is your online storefront which comes visible when your customers type your domain name in their web browser’s address bar or lands on your website from some search engine results page. Making an online store is easier with WordPress Ecommerce, you can do it for yourself or for others to build a new source of income. Once you have your domain name registered, simply subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce and its step-by-step process will take you to the admin panel of your website from where you can add your products, select a shipping and payment method to finally start selling your products online.
Physical and digital products can be managed online right from your WordPress Ecommerce dashboard. If you are selling physical goods then you will also need to manage the tasks of storing and packaging your products for shipment. You can ship the packages directly from your home by subscribing a courier service, WordPress Ecommerce provides you API integration for shipping and courier services, you can also enable store pickup option to let your customers pick up their packages directly from your home or store, or if you are dealing in a small area as a local store then you may ship the packages yourself or hire someone personally for that.
Your Payment & Shipping Method
These can be managed from the admin panel of your website, simple payment methods such as pay on delivery, direct bank transfer are already available, you just need to activate them from WooCommerce → Settings page on the admin panel of your website whereas digital payment methods can be integrated with the help of API which can be obtained from the third party payment gateway service you have subscribed, many of the popular payment and shipping services already provide you plugins which you can easily install-activate on your WordPress Ecommerce website.
You can start podcasting from your home using your Managed WordPress site. Podcasts are pre-recorded audio episodes that may contain speeches, songs, tutorials, stories, books, or anything audible. These programs can be published or scheduled on a specific day and time or can be played on-demand from your WordPress site.
You can easily start your own podcasting website with Managed WordPress and run audio shows from your home using your smartphone or a podcasting microphone. Making your own website for building and managing a schedule for your online audio episodes is easier than you think. You can set up the website yourself, manage podcasts, host episodes of your audio files, and enable your users to easily subscribe to them from your website or via iTunes or Google Podcasts.
To record your episodes, you may use your smartphone for recording plain audio files and if you want some mixing with background music, audio effects, etc then make use of Audacity, a free GPL licensed software that allows you to record audio with multiple options for cut, copy, splice, and mixing sounds together. You can also add various effects and change the speed or pitch of your recording.
Once your audio files are ready, you can publish them up on your WordPress website. There are many free plugins that offer you easy hosting and publishing of podcasts from within your WordPress website. One such plugin is PowerPress Podcasting, simply install-activate it, and then navigate to the PowerPress menu visible on your WordPress admin panel. This will take you to the plugin’s admin page.
Follow the connection steps mentioned on the page and fill out the necessary information. You may also connect your podcast to Google Podcasts or iTunes, the option is present on the settings page. It provides you specific fields for podcast details such as intro, category, and artwork, etc. These details are used in your podcast’s RSS feed, and the iTunes and Google Podcasts will also use the same information for placing your podcast in their directory. The Podcast RSS URL of your website which you can submit to Google Podcasts and iTunes is yourexample.com/feed/podcast (make sure to replace example.com with your own domain name).
Step-3 Upload Your Audio Files
Files can be uploaded before or at the time of publishing podcasts on your WordPress website. To upload files you simply need to visit your admin area dashboard Media -> Add New page and upload your audio files individually or in bulk. You will need the URL of each file while publishing your new podcast, the URL can be obtained by clicking the uploaded media file and copying the link from the right section showing ‘Copy Link’ field. The same can be done from Add New post page while publishing a new podcast, you simply need to click Add File button and do the same from the Media Library Thickbox.
Step-4 Publish Your Podcasts
Visit your website’s admin area dashboard and navigate to Posts -> Add New (same as you do while publishing any new blog post) just make sure to create a separate category for your podcasts to make navigation easier for yourself and your visitors.
Title your blog post, write a description of your podcast episode, scroll down and you will notice the ‘Podcast Episode’ meta box. Here, you will need to paste your uploaded media file URL and then click the verify button.
Use the shortcode [powerpress] to place the player exactly where you want it into your post content. The plugin also provides you a playlist player shortcode [powerpress_playlist] that includes a playlist of your latest podcast episodes. Finally, publish your post and your podcast episode will go live. Follow the same steps for publishing new audio episodes.
Pay For Post with WooCommerce is a free plugin that allows you to sell posts, pages, and custom post types on your WordPress Ecommerce website in three simple steps.
Create a product
Create a post, page or any custom post type
Associate your product with your post from the Pay For Post WooCommerce meta box
What It Does?
The free version of this plugin enables you to create premium posts, pages, and custom post types, this premium content can only be viewed after purchase. It gives you the ability to protect a single post or multiple posts as a single product or to protect single posts with multiple products.
How It Works?
When someone clicks a premium post, a restriction message is displayed asking the user to first purchase the content by clicking the displayed ‘Add To Cart’ button and complete the checkout process.
You can grant access to users for a limited time and set custom pricing on any post or page on a website. You can also use subscription patters for granting access to multiple posts for a specified time.
The premium content on your website displays a global restricted content message which can be customized from the admin panel of your website. The premium version of this plugin offers you some additional functionalities such as the listing of purchased content on order receipt and order confirmation page, a tab on the account page to list out all purchased content, and more restriction options.
Apart from this, the plugin also offers you two simple shortcodes (listed on this plugin’s page) to display posts and pages you have made available for purchase. It uses native WooCommerce functionality to ensure future compatibility.
The online demand for products is increasing, surpassing an earlier peak of eCommerce businesses worldwide. The impact of the corona crisis has changed consumer behavior and has also created challenges to online selling which no one has imagined before.
If your products frequently go out of stock then you should also maintain a waitlist for customers to keep them connected with your online shopping website.
The plugin enables your customers to add their email and product demand using a simple popup form visible on out of stock product pages so that they can be notified when the items they were looking for are back in stock. It sends an email to specific customers as soon as the product arrives back in your stock.
Business communication is a critical requirement that can be effectively managed online from within your WordPress site. If you have a WordPress Website or running an online store with WordPress Ecommerce, you can easily set up an internal communication system to talk to your team and collaborate with them online from your home.
As discussed, you can establish async communication with your customers simply by blogging your business and interacting with them from the comment section after every blog post on your website, this works for public interactions. Apart from this, you can also share private blog posts only visible to your team members to establish internal communication within your website.
Share Private Blog Posts For Internal Communication
This can be done by visiting the ‘Add New’ post screen from the admin panel of your WordPress site, switching to the ‘Document’ menu on the right side followed by clicking ‘Visibility’ under the ‘Status & Visibility’ section. Here you can either set the post to private i.e. visible only to site members or password protected.
Asynchronous communication is the best way of managing your team on the remote. As that doesn’t require both parties to be present online at the same time. A Private & Protected blog post is another example of this. By sharing private posts you can start private discussions between your team members, assign tasks to them, send updates, and make your people focus on given tasks.
Establish A Dedicated Online Communication System
This is another option that can be implemented either by starting a new WordPress site for internal communications or a subdomain-subdirectory based WordPress installation to work on side of your main website.
The theme is installed, users are added, now visit the front-end of your website for posting and interacting with your team members. You may visit Make WordPress Core to see how a P2 implemented remote working system looks like.
Live discussions over the P2 theme are dynamic enough to manage all small and big interactions with your team from within your WordPress site.
WordPress Ecommerce lets you start a fully functional eCommerce website yourself in minutes, to sell your products online. To enable store pickup you simply need to login to the admin panel of your website and follow the given steps.
Navigate to WooCommerce -> Settings -> Shipping
Select a Shipping Zone, and click the + icon to add a shipping method
Select Local Pickup, and click Add Shipping Method
Here, you can click Local Pickup again to change the way it displays during checkout
Select tax options, choose a price, and save your changes.
That’s it. Your customers can now place their orders online and pick it up from your home or store when the package is ready.
WordPress Ecommerce is your one-stop solution for all types of online selling through your website. To start, you simply need to register your domain name, subscribe WordPress Ecommerce, and then start adding products by following the given steps.
How To Add A New Product In Your Ecommerce Website?
Simply log in to admin panel of your website by typing yourdomain.com/wp-admin in a web browser and then –
Navigate to Products -> Add New page
Enter your product Title and Description.
Go to the Product Data panel, and select the product type such as a physical good or a downloadable product (for a downloadable product you will be prompted to upload the file you want to sell).
You should know that your online store allows you to sell multiple types of products. Most shop owners just need to sell their physical goods, that is easy, you can simply select product data as ‘Simple Product’ without checking the ‘Virtual’ or ‘Downloadable’ product option, as shown in the given screenshot.
The above-given image shows you the product data section which you can easily find on your new product page, just below the product title and description box.
On the right side, there is a Featured Image box that lets you upload your product image.
That’s All. You Are Ready To Go
Now as you have entered product title, description, and pricing so simply click the ‘Publish’ button and your product will go live on your website. In case you like to know about more options then continue reading the post.
Sales Option (Optional)
The section allows you to enter product price and sale price as well, the sale price is the one which offers your customers the discounted price of your product. For instance – When you put a regular price plus a sales price lower than your regular price, the customer will know the discount you are offering on the product. The discounted price can be scheduled for specific dates and times.
Tax Details (Optional)
For those who are not using the simple flat-rate on products – The section also allows you to enter tax details, so you can make use of it if you are charging tax separately or simply ignore it if you are using flat rates i.e. MRP on your products.
WordPress Ecommerce is not just limited to physical goods but you can sell anything such as services, downloadable products such as files, images, and digital books, etc. Everything is in there, simply start exploring to learn about new things and when you face any problem, use the following comment form.
WordPress Ecommerce is a complete online solution packed with WooCommerce and every important extension you need to start selling your products online. It allows you to refund orders in two ways: Automatic Refund & Manual Refund.
On an automatic refund, the amount is automatically reversed to your customer’s payment option. It works for online payment methods whereas, on a manual refund, you have to manually return the money to your customer. Both of these refund options automatically updates the order status, the only difference is that the first one automatically does the reversal whereas the second one asks you to transfer the money to your customer.
To refund an order, simply login to your WordPress Ecommerce website and follow the given steps:
Navigate to WooCommerce -> Orders page and select the order to refund.
Open order summary, and select the ‘Refund’ option.
Specify the quantity of the products to be refunded in the given text boxes, use each line for an item.
The refund amount will be automatically adjusted on the basis of the products refunded. If in case inventory levels are not managed, you can also enter the Refund amount, without adjusting the product quantity.
If the quantities of items are not set when issuing a refund then the order is not marked as refunded and the email that is sent will say “partial refund.”
You may optionally add refund notes.
Finally, select “Refund $XX.XX manually” (For Manual Refund) OR “Refund $XX.XX via [your gateway]” (For Automatic Refund).
If you are using a digital payment option that supports automatic refunding option then the automatic refund will work on your website. Else, you may use the manual refund option.
Instead of first receiving and then refunding the amount on orders which you cannot fulfill, you can follow a policy of first approving or disapproving the orders and then allowing your customers to complete the payment process on your WordPress Ecommerce website.
The feature is very useful for small business owners such as local grocery and departmental stores, especially during this time of pandemic when they quickly run out of stock and new stock takes more than usual time to come.
How To Approve or Reject Orders?
Simply install and activate the new WooCommerce plugin, Order Approval for WooCommerce on your WordPress site. Once the plugin is activated, move to your admin area dashboard WooCommerce -> Settings -> Payments Tab and turn on WooCommerce Order Approval.
This will enable you to manually approve orders made by customers on your eCommerce website.
How WooCommerce Order Approval Works?
The customer places an order on your website
The order is taken as a request and no payment is processed.
Shop owner manually approves or rejects the order and the customer is automatically notified via email
On approved orders payment link is sent to the customer whereas, on rejected orders, a cancellation mail is sent
Hence, your customer would be able to preorder things on your website and when their orders are approved, they will receive a payment link to complete their purchase. Currently, the plugin works with all default payment gateways of WooCommerce, there are no complex settings.
This is the time when every small and big business needs a website and Managed WordPress not only allows you to design your website yourself but you can use it as a business tool for making websites at your own competitive pricing and helping other businesses to easily come online. It is a complete website solution offering you the design, hosting, backup, and security of your website altogether.
Designing a website comes down to three simple steps:
If necessary, install the industry-specific theme and plugin
Register A Domain Name
Try finding a domain name as unique as you are. If you don’t have an idea of a great domain name for your business then the best way is to register your own name as your domain and encourage others also for this.
A domain name is the online address of your website. It is also used for creating email addresses such as firstname.lastname@example.org
To get started, simply visit the domain registration page here, type the desired domain name to see if it is available. If available, then you are lucky, quickly register it and if in case it is taken then you will see other domain name alternatives on the page.
Subscribe to Managed WordPress
Managed WordPress is a complete solution for all types of business websites. Simply subscribe to it and the online step-by-step process will make select your options and enter important information regarding your website and in a minute or two, you will be taken to your website’s dashboard. The dashboard allows you to write blog posts, create pages, manage themes i.e. the design and layout of your website and everything else.
If Necessary, Install Industry Specific Theme & Plugin
The default WordPress interface itself is great for blogging your business or set up an informative website to capture business leads online. But in some cases such as while creating an online store etc, you will need to install industry-specific themes and plugin on your website. For this you simply need to explore from a wide range of free options accessible with your admin area dashboard.
Themes are responsible for the layout of your website whereas plugins are used for extending the functionality.
To find and install a new theme related to your or your client’s business, simply visit Appearance -> Themes page, click Add New button, and type your keyword. For instance – If you want to browse themes for eCommerce then type the keyword ‘eCommerce’ or if you want to install a theme related to your specific business industry then type that keyword.
You can do the same for plugins also. For instance – By installing a plugin called ‘WooCommerce’ you can turn your simple WordPress installation in your a functional online store.