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No Internet Promotion Is Complete Without A Website

The Internet has become the ultimate way of promoting anything worldwide or at a targetted location. 

If you are also thinking of using the Internet to promote your business then you must start by registering your domain name and making your website because no Internet marketing is complete without a website.

Unlike other offline ways of promotion, in addition to advertisement dialogs, the Internet additionally offers a clickable link that must direct your prospect to your website, and nowhere else because only your website can give you complete control over converting your prospects into customers.

Start by blogging your business

Exploring and examining campaigns can be an unnerving and long task for business owners, especially the ones who don’t want to keep a big team or staff. That is why we suggest you to simply start by blogging your business.

Because, with a blog, your possibilities become endless. A single blog post can do everything and give you everything which you otherwise get with paid promotions and costly marketing campaigns. 

For that, you simply need to your register domain name

Register your domain name, and then you can easily start your business website plus a blog with Managed WordPress, you can also use it for eCommerce i.e. online selling of your products. Moreover, you may combine it with an Email Marketing plan that now offers several enhancements to its digital marketing capabilities. Thus, making it easier and faster for small as well as big business owners who want to digitally connect with their prospects and customers.

With the new Email Marketing plan, you can very-very easily build a mailing list of your website visitors by prompting them to subscribe to your website. You can easily design effective and eye-catching content from the vast template library to suit their business needs. 

Once your marketing email has been built, you can then send it to all your subscribers, or to specific customers from your own list.

How To Make Your Online Store In Minutes?

Starting an online store with complete control and ownership has become so easy at SANGKRIT.net that you can also have a great eCommerce platform in minutes.

To start selling online, the best way is to make your own eCommerce store at SANGKRIT.net and enjoy complete freedom of doing business online without involving any third-party interference and share on your profit.

You can make your own smartphone-friendly eCommerce website live on the domain name in less than ten or fifteen minutes to start selling your products online and make your business operatable twenty-four-seven three sixty-five.

How To Start Selling Online?

If you want to go for the hosting option then simply register your domain name, subscribe cPanel hosting or a dedicated server, and then click the WordPress icon on cPanel to install it on your domain name. After WordPress is installed, simply install and activate the WooCommerce plugin.

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That’s it, your online store is ready.

WordPress Theme Installer Showing ‘Neve Theme’ Designs

And if you want to go for a bundled product then skip all the above-mentioned installation steps. Just register your domain name and subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce, to add your products and start selling.

You can do it for yourself (to bring your business online), you can do it for others (for a homemployment).

Every Store Owner Can Himself Make His Online Store

You can yourself build and manage your Ecommerce business. Every store owner in the world can easily set up his online store and start selling his products online. Anyone can do this simply by subscribing to WordPress Ecommerce.

The domain registration and other important tasks happen automatically when you subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce. Once you have subscribed it, you go ready to upload your products and tag them with your special price for an online sale.

Running an eCommerce business involves less money compared to selling anything in the same old way. By having an online store, you don’t have to invest money in purchasing business premises or worry about the business location. Here, the higher Managed WordPress plan you subscribe to, the better online location you own for your online business.

After You Subscribe WordPress Ecommerce

Once you are subscribed, log in to your website by visiting your SANGKRIT.net products page, then select the ‘Manage your site’ option under your WordPress Ecommerce plan.

Alternatively, you may also login by suffixing /wp-admin after your domain name but that will prompt you to enter your login user name and password whereas as you directly get access to your site admin panel from your SANGKRIT.net account.

Using your website’s admin panel you can sell anything online from your place.

WordPress Ecommerce is A Bundled Product

It is the fastest and easiest way to run an eCommerce business. It has been packed with all necessary online selling features that also include:

  • Automatic setup
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited products
  • No transaction fees
  • One-click testing site
  • Real-time shipping rates
  • Unlimited visits per month
  • Automatic daily malware scans
  • Unlimited malware removal & hack repair
  • Search Engine Visibility with SEO optimizer
  • Automatic HTTPS SSL certificate installation
  • Website backup protection with 1-click restore
  • Option for bookings and appointment scheduling
  • Premium Ecommerce Storefront design themes made available for free
  • Free access to premium Ecommerce addon extensions that costs over $1,500 

The Design Of Your Website

To select a design for your website all you will need to do is search in your idea or industry in the theme installer and it will pull up a number of professionally designed, ready-to-launch themes for your website.

Then, select and activate the theme specific to your business niche.

Start Selling Your Products Online

You can add and customize products yourself, make pages, post articles to reach out to new prospects every day.

On the admin panel of your website, navigate to Products -> Add New page, enter your product’s title, intro, price, etc and click the ‘Publish’ button.

Similarly, for creating new pages visit Pages -> Add New, and for blogging your business (i.e. writing new posts) visit Posts – Add New page.

Managing Your Tax Details 

This is an optional feature coded especially for those who don’t use flat-rate on products. It is a section on your product edit screens that simply allows you to your enter tax details. You can make use of it if you are charging tax separately or ignore it if you use flat MRP over your products.

Business & Stock Management

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.

This ecommerce system is not just limited to physical goods but you can sell anything such as online & offline services, downloadable products including files, images, digital books, even videos, etc. Everything is in here, simply start exploring your admin panel and you will learn new things everyday.

In case you face any problem, use the following comment form or if you are already a user then simply call the twenty-four-seven online support.

How To Make Shipments Trackable In Your WordPress Ecommerce Website?

To make product orders trackable by your customers on your WordPress Ecommerce website, you will need to add shipment tracking information into your store orders and then you can share that with your customers.

In order to do it on your online store simply login to your WordPress Ecommerce website and follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce -> Orders
  2. Find the order that you want to add tracking information to, and in the shipment tracking column, select ‘[+] Add shipment tracking’ option. As you click it, a modal box will appear
  3. Enter the shipment tracking number that your carrier has provided to you.
  4. Now the system will attempt to automatically provide you a tracking URL and carrier name
  5. If the automatic detection didn’t work, you can manually add a ‘Tracking URL’ and ‘Carrier Name’, and select ‘Next’
  6. Select which line items from the order will be included in this shipment.
  7. If desired, check the box to ‘Mark this order as complete’
  8. Select ‘Save shipment tracking’

Once the shipment tracking information is saved, you can view your tracking number, carrier, and the number of line items that are tracked. If a tracking URL was added, clicking on the tracking number will allow you to view the tracking information on your carrier’s site.

How To Add An Additional Tracking Number In WordPress Ecommerce?

If you’re shipping items from an order separately, you’ll have more than one tracking number to share with your customer. This article explains how to add additional tracking numbers to order in WordPress Ecommerce.

Login to your WordPress Ecommerce website and follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce > Orders
  2. Locate the order you want to add an additional tracking number to.
  3. You will see that the shipment tracking column is already populated with a tracking number
  4. Select ‘[+] Add shipment tracking’
  5. Enter the shipment tracking number that your carrier has provided to you.
  6. Now the system will attempt to automatically provide you a tracking URL and carrier name
  7. If the automatic detection didn’t work, you can manually add a ‘Tracking URL’ and ‘Carrier Name’, and select ‘Next’
  8. Select which line items from the order will be included in this shipment.
  9. If desired, check the box to ‘Mark this order as complete’
  10. Select ‘Save shipment tracking’

How To Modify Or Remove Tracking Number?

Once you’ve added a tracking number to a WooCommerce order, you can edit or remove it at any time. Simply log in to your WordPress Ecommerce website and follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce -> Orders
  2. Select the order you want to edit
  3. Scroll down to the Shipment Tracking section
  4. Select the pencil icon to edit the shipment information, or select the trash can icon to remove it from the order entirely

If the ‘Item Shipped’ email is enabled in your WooCommerce settings, your customers will receive a shipment email as you update shipment information for an order.

Let Your Customers Track The Shipment Of Their Order

When your customers buy anything from you via your online store, they start to await the shipment, they want to know when they can expect it to arrive.

WordPress Ecommerce now allows you to share product tracking information with your customers. Your customers automatically get an email anytime you add shipment information to their order.

The item shipped email info is enabled by default in your store settings. To manage these settings and check on the email you simply need to navigate to the ‘Ecommerce Settings’ page on your dashboard and select the option ‘Item Shipped Email’

On this settings page, you can edit the default email to add your own subject and content.

The default email settings are:

  • Default Subject: An item from {site_title} order {order_number} has shipped!
  • Default Heading: Your package is on the way!
  • Default Additional Content: Please note that it may take some time for the carrier to update shipment tracking information.

The email will then include a shipments table having the carrier name and the tracking number. The tracking number is formatted as a URL link only if you generate a tracking URL while adding tracking information to orders on your WordPress Ecommerce website.

You Can Use Multiple Domains On Your Managed WordPress Site

Managed WordPress offers you the easiest way to change your domain name or attach multiple domains on your website without worrying about the DNS settings.

If you have your domain name registered with SANGKRIT.net and you have a Managed WordPress or WordPress Ecommerce website, then all DNS changes will automatically take effect for your website.

  1. Log in to your SANGKRIT.net account
  2. Visit your products page and navigate to WordPress
  3. On the menu bar, select ‘Settings’
  4. In the ‘Domains’ section, select ‘Attach Domain’ option
  5. Using the ‘Choose a domain’ pull-down menu, select a domain from this account or you may also select ‘Add an external domain or subdomain’ to use a domain registered in another account or a subdomain will also work
  6. Your new domain name is attached
  7. Now, if you want to make it primary then simply go for the option ‘Make this the primary domain for your account’
  8. Select Attach and now your website will be live on the new domain and yes, your old domain name will also work

In case you don’t want to use a domain on your website then you can remove it. Suppose, after changing to a new primary domain, you can remove the old domain in case you don’t want to use it for your website. Else, you may continue using both. Whatever suits you the best.

Once you make any DNS changes, its propagation may take up to 24-48 hours for the changes to take effect. In most cases, if you have your domain name at SANGKRIT.net, many times it generally starts working in seconds. Still, 48 hours is the deadline.

How To Bulk Sell Products In WordPress Ecommerce Website?

You can sell bulk products in one product group by associating and linking multiple products at one price. The new WordPress WooCommerce plugin lets you to do this in a very easy way.

Simply start by installing-activating the new Bulk Product Selling plugin on your WordPress Ecommerce website. Once activated, visit the add new product page or open any old product for editing.

On the page, inside the product data section which is present below your product description section, you will see a new ‘Bulk Product’ tab is added. Click that tab and start typing the name of the product you want to link, once the product name is displayed, click it and it will be added.

Following this way you can link as many products as you want. Once you are finished adding your products in the bulk products section. Simply update or publish your product.

That’s it. Visit the front end of your website to see it working. The plugin works for simple, variable, and other types of products of your eCommerce website. If you yet don’t have a website, you can easily create one yourself with Managed WordPress.

How To Enable PreOrdering In Your WordPress Ecommerce Store?

You can allow your customers to pre-order upcoming products from your WordPress Ecommerce website. This way you can enable the selling of the product before they become available in your inventory.

Pre Order for WooCommerce plugin lets you do this very easily on your online store. To start you should have a WordPress Ecommerce website, if you don’t have one, you can easily make it at SANGKRIT.net by registering or transferring your domain and then subscribing to WordPress Ecommerce.

Next, install-activate the new WordPress plugin called Pre Order for WooCommerce. Upon activation, the plugin will add two new fields in the inventory tab present under the ‘Product Data’ section of your product admin screen, as shown in the above-given screenshot.

The two fields are:

  1. Pre Order Product – The checkbox option allows you to enable pre-ordering on selected products
  2. Pre Order Date – The field allows you to set a product shipping date on the pre-order enabled product

Once you enter the correct information in these two fields, enter order important product information such as price, name, variations etc and then publish or update your product.

That’s it. The product’s default ‘Buy Now’ button will now get changed to the ‘Preorder Now’ button allowing your customers to pre-order that specific product from your website.

How To Allow Subscription On Products In WordPress Ecommerce?

You can allow your users to subscribe to products they need on regular basis. The desired duration on applicable products can be set by you. The duration of the subscription can be set in months and calculated from the present day or it can be added to an active subscription.

To start simply install-activate the new WordPress plugin called Monthly Subscription. Next, from the admin panel of your WordPress Ecommerce website:

  1. Create a new product
  2. Enter the product name, price, and other information
  3. Now select ‘Monthly Subscription’ as a product type
  4. You can add the ‘Subscription Duration’ on the input field (below the price under the ‘General’ tab of ‘Product Information’)
  5. Finally, save and publish your product

That’s for products. You can also use the plugin with your content via shortcode. Here you simply need to enclose selective content within the opening and closing shortcode (provided by the plugin) and only the users having an active subscription would be able to see that text.

Drop Or Raise Product Price Dynamically In WordPress Ecommerce

On your WordPress Ecommerce website, you can dynamically increase or decrease product pricing by a set timeframe to entice more buyers.

For example, You may set a 7% automatic decrease in the price of any product and make it work for a set interval of time to attract buyers and make them busy on your website. This way they would also spend more time on your website waiting for the lowest price that they are willing to pay. 

How To Make It Work On Your Website?

Simply log in to your WordPress Ecommerce website and install-activate this new WooCommerce plugin called Drop / Raise Price for WooCommerce.

Now visit Products -> Add New page or open any old product for editing.

In the Product Data tab, you will see the General tab having new inputs fields for Price decrement, Minimal price, Drop price every ‘n’ minutes, Counter checkbox and Drop Price Timeframe, as shown in the above-given screenshot.

Enter your values then update or publish your product. That’s it.

Why Must Your Business Go Online?

This is how today’s consumer interacts: 

  • Where can I buy that online?
  • Where can I find you online?
  • I found this awesome website from a Google search
  • I need to buy that, would you recommend some links?
  • Check out this new website, it offers so-and-so to customers 

This is happening everywhere.

If you are yet not online then you are missing this new audience. And, it will not end here, the consumer behavior is continuously upgrading worldwide. Naturally, very soon your consumers would also adopt this behavior.

Hence, it is important for you to internetize all your business activities and start serving your customers online.

The lesson guides you how you can bring your business online on your own –

  1. Start by registering your domain name
  2. Make your website with Managed WordPress
  3. Try to offer most of your products and services online
  4. Research your customers and target them by blogging your business

Everything online starts with a domain name so register it first. Next, you will need WordPress to make your website yourself. Yes, you don’t need an expert to make your website, the time has changed and everything is programmed to work right from your fingertips.

WordPress can either be installed on your Dedicated Server or you may go for Managed WordPress or WordPress Ecommerce as per the requirement of your business. 

Once you have registered your domain name and subscribed a WordPress plan. The admin panel lets you to –

  1. Write new posts
  2. Create and manage pages
  3. Interact with your customers
  4. Add products to start selling online
  5. Change the look and feel of your website
  6. Add new features with plugins & addons
  7. Manage everything on your own 

Instead of waiting for things to get back to normal, you should see the benefits and opportunities that the Internet is offering, and it will surely become a part of your business. Most importantly, it is going to make your business flexible enough to deal with any future crises as well.

This is the time to make yourself and your business ready for today and the future. As most of the people are now going to be less open to dealing with anyone who doesn’t serve online.

How To Add Product Videos In WordPress Ecommerce?

You can add videos to better describe and promote your products at your WordPress Ecommerce store.

WordPress Ecommerce allows anyone to build an online shop himself, without any technical skills. All you have to do is register your domain name, subscribe WordPress Ecommerce, and then you can manage your website from its admin interface.

This lesson will guide you on how you can add single or multiple videos on any product to its linked featured image or product gallery.

To start you will need to install-activate a WordPress plugin called WPC Product Videos for WooCommerce. Upon activation, open the product you want the video to be added. You can do this while adding a new product also.

Product Videos for WooCommerce

The product admin page will show you a newly added field for the video URL, this is next below the featured image section. Simply paste your video URL there and update or publish your product.

The plugin works for YouTube and Vimeo videos or you can upload your own video from your WordPress Media Library and use its URL.

For any further help, comment below or use the helpline number.

How To Get Your Business Visible On Internet Search?

Simply start blogging your business, learn and improve, stay consistent, and don’t drop your frequency until you reach the first page of the search results page.

Start Your Blog

Every sale starts with an internet search and every internet search displays posts from other blogs. So first of all you need to create your own blog.

That can be easily done by registering your domain name and making your website yourself with WordPress.

You may simply subscribe to Managed WordPress, WordPress Ecommerce, or use a Dedicated Server as per your budget. 

Start Blogging Your Business

Once you make your website, start posting articles about your business. Write compelling post titles to target your consumer and create more posts every day. Each blog post is an opportunity to get visible on search and rank higher than before. 

Make Your Website Load Fast

If your website performs slow, ninety percent of the visitors are going to leave your website in a second. If you want to avoid such a situation then keep your website fast. Otherwise, you will also make it difficult for the search engines to archive your website.

To speed up your website you can 

  • Use fewer plugins
  • Use lightweight themes
  • Use WP Super Cache plugin
  • Set up a lazy load image plugin
  • Stick only to WordPress default themes
  • Ensure that the images are not too heavy

Searchers Come To You For A Solution

People click your post for a solution, not to see the beauty of your website. So always serve them with high-quality content. Find out what your searchers want and give that to them.

Focus on writing posts that can promote your business by helping others. You can write posts about your products, how they are useful to consumers, how to use them, why people should choose you, etc. 

Write easy-to-read and follow text and before you write a post title always think about the words that a searcher might search to find your post.

You Don’t Need Any SEO Expert

Posting high-quality content consistently is enough to get your website visible on search.

Don’t get into the trap of SEO experts or you will end up wasting your time and money. That can be better utilized in making great posts and promoting your domain.

You can simply subscribe to search engine visibility to be well on your way to an optimized website. It will help you to increase your search rankings with its suggested topic tool. It also lets you track your internet ranking, analyze your website and know its performance.

Every Sale Starts With An Internet Search

People looking for anything first search the internet. The search engines work 24/7, billions of searches happen in a day. So why not get benefitted from that, all you have to do is register your domain, subscribe to WordPress, and start blogging your business.

Every business needs a website. When you have a website and you actively blog your business it itself becomes widely accessible by your prospective customers.

And, the searches made on the internet automatically start to introduce your business to new people. This is the time to stop procrastinating and start serving online.

New Consumer Want Everything On His Fingertips

Consumer behavior has already changed, people thinking of buying anything first make an online search before they truly make up their mind to buy that product or service. When your business is visible on the search you automatically attract more sales.

Blog Your Business To Get Visible On Search

Blogging your business is the ultimate solution for building a solid online presence. For that, you need to post about your products, how your products are useful for the consumer, the how-to guides on your products, and why people should buy from you.

Everything Will Gradually Come Online

Businesses are coming online, if your business is not yet online, you will be soon out of business.

Most online searchers don’t even consider a service if it doesn’t have a website. This behavior will soon grow out to your customers because the internet is growing continuously. No one wants to trust everyone to regret later on.

If you want people to believe that your business is authentic, and you want to grow online then first of all think of a website – you simply need to register your domain, subscribe to WordPress and you are ready to go.

Moreover, you may also subscribe the Search Engine Visibility to analyze your website performance and bring more traffic, you don’t need any SEO expert for that. All it takes is a few clicks to set up, and then you can get back to blogging your business.

WordPress Ecommerce Is Extremely Affordable & Flexible For Any Business

WordPress Ecommerce is extremely affordable and flexible for any business willing to serve online. Compared to most platforms, WordPress Ecommerce automatically sets itself up on your domain and lets you manage everything from its admin panel dashboard.

The solution is significantly more cost-effective as it enables you to manage all design and features yourself with no need of hiring any coder.

Design & Features Can Be Implemented Easily, Free Of Cost

In general, design changes and feature add-ons can be very expensive, and also take longer when you go to a developer. But with WordPress Ecommerce you can do all that on your own with the help of millions of free plugins and themes accessible from the admin interface of your website.

That simply means design changes, as well as additional features, can be configured very quickly and that also at zero or very negligible cost, whereas other ways demand a much longer coding process and, therefore, makes you make a larger investment.

Anyone Can Start Selling Online

You can sell anything. From starting a local delivery service to selling homemade hand-crafted products to building a big business of multiple vendors. WordPress Ecommerce allows you to sell anything (retail or wholesale) online on your own.

Having Your Presence On Search Is Easy

You simply need to add your products so that others can purchase them directly from your website. And then start blogging your business, so that search engines can archive your articles to present them to the people searching for them on the internet.

The big reason for having your search presence on Google etc is because customer behavior has finally changed to adapt to the internet age. People first search for things on the internet before they really make any purchase.

Blogging your business is a worthwhile as well as the most cost-effective solution for promoting your business online.

Your WordPress Ecommerce Shop Belongs To You Alone

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:

  1. Register your domain name
  2. Subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce
  3. Login to the admin panel to start adding your products

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.

The World Now Prefer Online Shopping

The eCommerce industry is growing like never before and if you are planning to enter the world of online selling then there has never been a better time to start. There’s absolutely no doubt that launching an online store can help any business in its total sales and that is why not only more people are searching and buying products online but eCommerce shops are also increasing every day. You may use Google to take a look at the growth of the online market in numbers.

A smartphone gives people a more convenient way to browse and shop with no limitations. Even a new consumer behavior is observed, some people go to offline shops only to touch and feel the product before they really order it online. With online shopping, people can see and compare a large number of products and they can continue this behavior for as much time they want, nobody is there to judge them except the software, which with time starts to show them more relevant deals based on their interest.

By understanding this new consumer behavior you can create a strategy to bring your business online. Starting an online store has never been so easy, all you have to do is register your business name as your domain and then subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce, no coding is required to build, manage and grow your business website. 

How WordPress Ecommerce Helps You To Reach Desired Income Level?

You can reach your desired income level by selling anything that the consumer will use and need more of. WordPress Ecommerce is such a product, it fills the most essential need of businesses to come online. If you are already a business then you may use it to sell your products online. If you are not in selling then you may simply use it to start blogging your business. And if you want to work from home as people’s personal outlet then use it for helping other businesses to come online.

Start using it yourself to finally build your business around this product and reach your financial goals. If you have made big financial goals then apart from selling, you also need to bring more people into this business and build a strong network of your personal outlets. You may recruit anyone into your business but most importantly always utilize your energy in hiring great salesmen who know how to sell. They will work as the powerhouse of your business and by utilizing their selling expertise you can multiply your earnings at a very fast rate. 

Simply start by registering your domain then subscribing to WordPress to start blogging your business. As your consistent blogging will ultimately become your best practice for promoting your business online and this will help you in building a long chain of your own personal outlets. 

Creating Wholesale Market Online With WordPress Ecommerce

Selling wholesale products additionally in your online retail store is one thing that can be easily done with WordPress Ecommerce, as explained here. Whereas running a complete wholesale market or market place online is another thing, that can also be done on your WordPress Ecommerce website.

To start up a new or bring your existing wholesale business online, the first and foremost thing you need is a domain name with a subscription to WordPress Ecommerce. Once you are subscribed to WordPress Ecommerce, its step-by-step tour will guide you to the admin panel of your website from where you can control every aspect of your online business website.

You have your domain name registered with a subscription to WordPress Ecommerce, now login to the admin panel of your website and install-activate a plugin called WCFM Marketplace. It is a free front end based multi-vendor marketplace plugin that helps you to build your own dream marketplace with minimal setup.

With flexible features such as commission, refund request, withdrawal & reverse withdrawal, single product multi-vendor, ledger book, zone & country-wise vendor shipping, store inquiry & review and stripe split pay it takes your simple eCommerce website to the level of a functional wholesale eCommerce business. Once you have activated the plugin on your WordPress Ecommerce installation, simply navigate to the WCFM Settings page from the admin panel of your website and select your options.

Manage Your Stock & Inventory Online With WordPress Ecommerce

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 start selling anything online, you simply need to register your domain name and then subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce, complete the on-screen tour and you will be taken to the admin panel of your website from where you can add products.

Manage Stock Options

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.

Selling eBooks From Your WordPress Ecommerce Website

WordPress Ecommerce allows you to sell anything from anywhere, you can also sell eBooks or any other digital product. Simply register your domain name and subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce, its automated step-by-step configuration process will connect your domain name to your eCommerce website, and then finally you will be taken to your WordPress dashboard.

On your WordPress Ecommerce admin panel dashboard, you will have to configure some digital download settings to set your website for selling digital products such as eBooks.

Disable Shipping Option

Since you are selling digital goods such as books and files so you don’t 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 an issue for you so navigate to WooCommerce -> Settings page and select option to sell your products i.e. your eBooks 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.

Add eBooks/Digital Products

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 book for online selling on your website.

Connecting Google Play Books & Amazon Kindle

If you also sell your books on Play Books and Amazon then you can connect your products there with your WordPress Ecommerce website. All you have to do is navigate to Products -> Add New page, Enter title, descriptions, select featured image, etc then scroll down to ‘Product Data’ meta box and switch product from ‘Simple Product’ to ‘Affiliate Product’. Enter the URL of your book on Play Books/Amazon and publish your ‘Product’. This way you can also include your books or any other product you are selling on some other online marketplace.

PDFs & ePub Book Reading

You can sell PDFs and ePub files on your WordPress Ecommerce website, your customers after purchasing the books from your website may read them easily on any book reader app including Play Books and Kindle, etc.