You can start your online store to start selling your physical or digital products, it not takes more than an hour to give you a nice website that is mobile-friendly and can also be extended to a smartphone app.
Start By Registering Your Domain Name
Your domain name is your address on the internet. Anyone who types it on a web browser or search engine will come to your website. So the first thing you need to do before starting any kind of website is registering your full name or your business name as your domain.
You may use the extension .com, or .net, or go for your country-specific extension. There are many more extensions available such as .store which can be a good fit for your online selling business.
Subscribe To WordPress Ecommerce To Launch Your Website
The next thing you need to do is subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce and its automated system will let you make your eCommerce website.
The eCommerce website is your online storefront that serves your customers when they visit your website.
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 subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce, its step-by-step process will take you to the admin panel of your website.
There you can add your products, and select a shipping and payment method to finally list your products online for sale on your website.
Managing Your Products & Shipping
Physical and digital products can be managed online from your WordPress Ecommerce dashboard.
If you sell 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 to a courier service.
WordPress Ecommerce offers you an API integration option to integrate shipping and courier services on your website.
You may not need to subscribe to a courier service if you deal in a small area or own a local store. You may enable the store pickup option to let your customers pick up their packages directly from your home or store. And you can hire someone for delivering packages to nearby locations.
Managing Payment Gateways
You can manage payment methods from the admin panel of your website. General payment methods such as pay-on delivery, and direct bank transfer are already available, you simply need to activate them from the WooCommerce -> Settings page on the dashboard of your website.
You can easily accept payments by using popular payment gateways such as Stripe and PayPal for debit cards, and credit cards payments. The option is there on your website.
Other payment methods can be integrated with the help of API which can be obtained from the third-party payment gateway service. All prevalent payment and shipping services already provide you plugins that you can easily install-activate on your WordPress Ecommerce website for integrating their payment option.
For any support in setting up your website or working on it, you may call the customer support number. The experts are always available to help you out.