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Broadcast Your Own Audible Programs With Managed WordPress

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.

Step-1 Make Your Website

The first step is to register your domain name, then subscribe to Managed WordPress and the automated tour will help you to connect your domain to your website and your website will be up online in minutes.

Step-2 Record Your Episodes

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.

How To Sell Premium Content Such As Posts & Pages In WordPress?

Apart from the books and media files, you can also sell posts, pages, and custom post types on your WordPress website. To start selling posts and other premium content online, you simply need to register your domain name and subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce or if in case you are already active in blogging with WordPress then first install-activate the WooCommerce plugin on your website followed by Pay For Post plugin.

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.

Selling Homemade Products Online With WordPress Ecommerce

If you are a maker, consider selling your products online from your home using your WordPress Ecommerce website.

When you are a maker of your products, you get the power to control all aspects of your items, make them cost-effective and offer them to your audience from your online store, targeting consumer demand in the market simply by blogging your business. WordPress Ecommerce enables you to start selling anything online from your place and you can reach out to new prospects by blogging your business.

Homemade Production Process

Your homemade production process doesn’t have to be enormous especially during the starting phase of your business. You can simply target your neighborhood and when you are ready to scale you may expand in your city by establishing a process of making more products in your home.

You can start the production process easily from your home, just take some time out for it, just as you take some time out from your schedule for watching movies, making phone calls, exercising and yoga, etc.

Make products, click their pictures form your smartphone, and list them for online selling in your WordPress Ecommerce website. Another good advantage for your small business is that you can set a standard delivery time of one week or something and then carry out the production process as you get new orders.

What Homemade Products Can Be Sold Online?

The homemade products that can be sold online can be anything you know how to make. For instance: People are selling candles, pickles, cookies, candies, jam, jelly, dry pasta, chips, noodles, bread, snacks, and similar eatable items, white cement-based flower pots, and other decorative items (there are many YouTube tutorials on this), you can sell plants, arts & crafts, homemade cost-effective jewelry items, sweaters, and homemade clothing items, masks, homemade soaps or anything else you like. For better production and a professional touch, you can search for specific video tutorials on YouTube.

Apart from this, if you are good at cooking then you can also sell breakfast, lunch, and dinner in your locality on pre-booked orders. For-instance: Neighbourhood people may book their breakfast, lunch, or dinner in advance, all you have to do is make extra food, pack it and then let them pick it up from your house gate.

How To Start Your Online Store Website?

Simply register your domain name then subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce, follow the on-screen process and it will take you to your website’s admin panel from there you can add your products and start selling online.

Keep Blogging Your Business

By blogging your business you can promote your products online, Also keep in mind that people don’t just want products, they want a relationship with a person they can talk to and get help from. You can build your trust by addressing your prospects in your posts. You may also ask your existing customers to help you in selling by recommending your products to the people they know, offer them some commission for that.

You may also work as people’s personal outlet by helping others to bring their businesses online, just as you did. Help them in registering their domain name and then you can make their websites with Managed WordPress or WordPress Ecommerce, charge something for that.

Track Demand For Out Of Stock Items In WordPress Ecommerce

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.

WordPress Ecommerce provides you everything you need to start selling online. By installing and activating a plugin called Waitlist Woocommerce ( Back in stock notifier ) you can easily track demand for out-of-stock items, ensuring your customers feel informed, and therefore more likely to buy from your website. Once the plugin is activated you can select options from its settings page on your website’s admin panel.

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.

Start Selling Products Subscription For Recurring Income

The overall value of a subscriber is much more than a general shopper. Selling subscriptions helps you to build a reliable source of income with recurring value. Subscription is not just limited to digital services but now you can use it on your eCommerce website for physical products also.

The consumer needs essential items on a regular basis so by offering a discounted or un-discounted product subscription you will help your customer to get his products delivered on first priority, without making him select and checkout the same products every month. This will help you to engage your customers and you will make money every month.

Starting a subscription-based eCommerce website is easy, simply register your domain name, subscribe WordPress Ecommerce, complete the quick start wizard then log in to the admin panel and add your products.

Screenshot showing the Quick Start Wizard of Ecommerce

You can offer subscriptions on individual products as well as bundled products. Simply navigate to WooCommerce -> Settings -> Extensions page to enable and set up a subscription option on your WordPress Ecommerce website.

You may also offer a discount to your prospects as an inducement for subscribing. To automatically charge subscription amount from your customers every month, you will need an online payment method, this can be enabled from WooCommerce -> Settings -> Payments (Tab). You can also use the free payment gateway such as PayPal or other payment options such as Pay On Delivery or Direct Bank Transfer if in case you don’t want to use other payment gateway services.

How To Collaborate With Your Team Online From Your Website?

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.

Once you are subscribed to Managed WordPress or have installed it manually on a subdomain of your website then simply log in to the admin panel to install-activate the P2 theme. Once the theme is activated, you can add new members on your website by visiting Users -> Add New page.

P2 theme transforms any WordPress site into a frontend based live discussion platform as shown in the given screenshot

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.

What do You need To Change In Your Life Forever?

The working of any system gets tested during the time of crisis. So don’t depend on the industrial age systems as they have failed during this time of crisis. It includes offline businesses, malls, working in the office, schools, colleges, and everything else that encourages the gathering of people.

So What You Need To Do Now?

Simply start by following Sangkrit’s four-fundaments of cleaning your private space, cooking your vegetarian meals, programming your world, and blogging your business as that prepares you well to stay at home and do business on the remote.

Businesses Must Close Their Office & Startup Online

If you are a business owner then close down your office, bring your business online, blog your business, or start selling online with WordPress Ecommmerce.

Make use of async communication by blogging your business, use live discussions after each blog post, or build an internal communication system on your WordPress site.

The Unemployeds Must Stop Looking For Employment

If you are an unemployed individual then stop looking for employment, instead, switch to home-employment. Start working as a people’s personal outlet and help other businesses to come online.

The Self-Employeds Must Start Blogging Their Skills

If you are self-employed then start blogging your expertise, help people by training them in your blog posts, provide paid guidance on video calls for fixing or installing equipment, etc, take visits only on advance bookings made through your website, and that also by following all necessary measures of social distancing.

The Students Must Stop Following The Institutions Blindly

The present time education system won’t take you anywhere, the scopes in various fields they keep telling you about are in the trashbin of the future.

Following them blindly can pass on the infection to you and then to your family and most importantly if they have already failed in this time of crisis then there’s no need to depend on them for the future, as the working of any system only gets tested during the time of pressure.

So opt for online courses, learn WordPress to make and sell websites from home, blog your business and build domestic entrepreneurship by working as a people’s personal outlet, because bringing every business online is the biggest ongoing business.

Start Your Food Delivery & Pickup Service From Home With WordPress Ecommerce

WordPress Ecommerce is a one-stop solution for all kinds of online selling. It can be easily extended and customized as per your business requirement. If you are a restaurant or individual planning to sell dishes or simply tiffin boxes from home, you can make use of it to start your own food store website with home delivery or pickup service.

If you are good in cooking you may also use it to serve the people in your locality simply starting your eCommerce website, cooking dishes in your house kitchen, enabling people to order it online on your website, and then pick-it-up from your house gate.

How To Start Your Food Store Website?

Registering your domain name, subscribing to WordPress Ecommerce is sufficient enough to start selling your dishes and other food items such as home-made sauce, pickles, sweets, cookies, bread, and snacks, etc from the admin panel of your website and if you want to extend it with more restaurant-specific features then simply install the free plugin – Food Store – Online Food Delivery & Pickup.

Extending WordPress Ecommerce To More Specific Features

Once the plugin is installed and activated on your eCommerce website, the settings can be managed from the admin panel of your website via newly added ‘Food Store’ on the side menu.

The plugin extends the minimal functionalities of WordPress, WooCommerce, and converts your restaurant store into an instant food ordering hub with available menu, and pickup options for customers so that they can collect their parcel at a suitable time they prefer.

It extends your WordPress Ecommerce website with all restaurant-related options such as flexible frontend display and tagging your food items with veg marks etc. It uses core WooCommerce features to set up the cart and checkout with various payment gateways.

Startup As Peoples Personal Outlet

If you are doing business online then use your expertise to help other businesses in this time of crisis, you can help them to register their domain, make a website using Managed WordPress to start doing business online. This way you will also build a second more secure source of income for yourself.

Enable Your Salesmen To Place Client Orders On Your Ecommerce Website

The businesses that rely on salesmen and network marketing may enable their salespersons to manually place orders for their clients directly on your WordPress Ecommerce website and then ask clients to complete the payment.

For enabling your salesmen to manually add orders, first, add them to your website from the admin panel Users -> Add New page and then they would be able to place orders by following these steps.

  1. Login to the admin panel and navigate to WooCommerce -> Orders
  2. Click Add New, and the Single Order page will appear
  3. Input customer details, add line items, apply coupons, fees, then calculate totals
  4. Set a status for the new order. For Example – If the order needs to be paid, use “Pending payment” status
  5. Click the ‘Save’ button

Next, use order actions dropdown to email order details to the customer with payment instructions. Orders having a “Pending payment” status can be paid through the payment link, direct bank transfer, or whatever payment method you are using.

If the customer is new and unregistered on your website, he can proceed as a guest, as anyone with the link will be able to view the payment page and pay for his order. Whereas if the customer is already registered, then he can view the order by logging into your website.

In case your salesman has already received the payment and delivered it to you then you may change the order status to processing and start with your shipping process.

Blog Your Business To Establish Async Communication & Rely Less On People

Asynchronous communication, also known as async communication is a communication that doesn’t require people to be present on any side at the time of carrying out discussions which can be customer support, inquiry, or any other type of online conversation.

An email is an old example of async communication whereas video calls and phone calls are not asynchronous, they are called synchronous as they require both parties to be present on phone at the same time.

Async communication is better as it can work across numerous timezones and it promotes writing which is open for anyone searching for it to read, plus it empowers people to continue any discussion by adding anything useful or posting a new question.

Async Communication For Consumer Support

When you register your domain name, subscribe to Managed WordPress to start blogging your business, the readers i.e. your prospects may start a conversation simply by commenting on your blog post. You can resolve their queries by replying to them, and others may also add their value to it. Such conversations always remain visible online after your blog posts (until you delete them) and are helpful for others facing similar issues or having the same queries.

An screenshot showing WPDiscuz comment form

It helps you to establish a system and rely less on people as you don’t need a 24hour working helping or subscribe to a customer support service. There are many startups that don’t provide phone-based customer support. Instead, they use a mechanism of async communication and they are successful.

Async Communication Remains Available For Others To Read

The comments on your blog posts remain available for others to read. Suppose you have shared a blog post on a new project, product or service, and carried out all your important discussions on your post itself. The good thing is, it will always remain available on your website and when someone new joins your team, he can easily know all your thoughts and decisions regarding that project simply by reading your post and the discussion after it.

An screenshot showing an example of WPDiscuz on-site conversations

And the best thing is it can be edited from the admin panel of your WordPress site, you can update post, your thoughts on comments and everything else as per your present time requirement.

Blogging Is Best Form Of Async Communication

Other systems such as email, document sharing, and social media posts can also be called asynchronous but their biggest limitation is that they are not open to the public, anyone searching for similar issues on Google will not be able to see the conversations which you are running on some other website. As a blogger, your main objective is to bring people on your website so that they can view your services and products. So that you can make offers. So that you can earn money by using some cost per click program such as Google Adsense.

How To Blog Your Business?

Simply register your domain name, subscribe to Managed WordPress or WordPress Ecommerce (if you are in the selling business) to start blogging your business on your domain. Moreover, you may also make use of WordPress to help other businesses come online and build a second source of income for yourself as a people’s personal outlet.

Offering Contact-Free Delivery & Pickup To Your Customers

Let your customers choose between home delivery or store pickup or a curbside pickup. As some of your customers may be unable to leave their house at all or would prefer to have their parcel home delivered. Others might be already out for some essential work and want to pick up their order themselves.

But at the same time, it is important to remember and follow all rules of social-distancing. WordPress Ecommerce allows you to provide a no-contact pickup and make scheduling easy by allowing your customers to select a pick-up date and time that is convenient for them. This will help you to meet all reasonable product delivery requirements of most online shoppers.

To keep yourself, your family, and your customers safe you may create a sign on your shop or home front (wherever you are providing store pickup) directing your customers to the specific spot where their bags are kept with their name on it. So that they can simply collect their baggage and leave.

For customers selecting home delivery, you can offer a leave at door option to provide a contactless home-delivery of products with necessary social distancing.

Anybody from anywhere can start selling anything online simply by registering his domain name and subscribing to WordPress Ecommerce, it works for grocery shops, departmental stores, restaurants, electrical & electronics, boutiques, service providers, and any other business that is not yet selling online.

You can use it as a people’s personal outlet and help other businesses to come online. Thus, generating a new source of income for yourself.

Selling Pre-Bundled Product Packages In Your WordPress Ecommerce Website

You can create a package of essential products and sell them as a bundle in your WordPress Ecommerce website. This way you can sell both individual product items separately or combine similar products offering deals with an unmissable mix of items to your customers online on your website.

There are various free plugins which you can install in your WordPress based WooCommerce website or WordPress Ecommerce system to create a bundle and assign as many simple products you want.

You may use YITH WooCommerce Product Bundles, simply install and activate it on your website to create products bundles from ‘Add New’ product page, or you may use WPC Product Bundles for WooCommerce which is coded for shop owners to create amazing deals that combine several products to put together for online sale.

Accept Online Payments In Your Ecommerce Store Without Any Payment Gateway Service

On your WordPress Ecommerce website, you can accept online payments without subscribing to any third party payment gateway service. In addition to Pay on Delivery, and PayPal, Direct Bank Transfer, or Bank Account Clearing System (BACS), is another free payment option that allows you to accept payments of your orders directly in your bank account.

You can easily enable it by logging-in to your WordPress Ecommerce admin panel, navigating to WooCommerce -> Settings page, and turning-on BACS option listed in the ‘Payments’ section.

Once the option is enabled, you can set it up from the same page by clicking the ‘Set Up’ button and entering your Direct Bank Transfer details with instructions (optional) for your customers.

When your customers will attempt to buy products on your website, they will be asked to send the payment directly from their bank account to your bank account. They can do this either by using their internet banking account or the smartphone app of their bank.

The gateway requires no payment to be made online from your website which makes it more secure. Your bank account details show up during the checkout process, on order received page as well as an email is also sent to your customer.

The orders placed using Direct Bank Transfer are automatically set on hold until your customer clears the payment, you acknowledge it and process their orders from the admin panel of your WordPress Ecommerce website.

So all you have to do is, whenever a new order comes in, simply verify that you are paid before shipping that particular order and marking it as under process or complete.

Make Money With Managed WordPress

Managed WordPress is best for making and selling websites. It empowers people (including the non-technical ones, who don’t know anything about making a website) to make most types of websites such as informative business websites, blogs, and online stores for selling products or services. So anybody can make use of it to start up from home and help other businesses come online.

Managed WordPress is seamlessly connected to the latest version of WordPress, and all essential services you need such as hosting, security, and backups.

To make a new website, you simply need to register your domain name and then subscribe to a Managed WordPress package, it can be

  1. WordPress Basic, Deluxe or Ultimate, depending upon your ambition and budget
  2. WordPress Ecommerce, if you want an easy way of selling your products or services online
  3. WordPress Developer or WordPress Pro, if you want to make and sell multiple WordPress sites from one interface

Once you are subscribed to Managed WordPress, simply visit your Account section, and click ‘Manage’ next to WordPress on your products page. This will take you to a step-by-step tour to finally showing you your WordPress admin panel from where you can add products or content to your website.

This is called your WordPress admin area dashboard. Here, you can add posts, pages, or products (if you are using WordPress Ecommerce) to your website, install an industry-specific theme, and control every aspect of your website.

With Managed WordPress you can build websites for yourself, your clients, no code required, simply by using the admin panel of WordPress and the online support, accessible from your SANGKRIT.net account.

How To Activate Store Pickup Option In Your WordPress Ecommerce Website?

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.

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce -> Settings -> Shipping
  2. Select a Shipping Zone, and click the + icon to add a shipping method
  3. Select Local Pickup, and click Add Shipping Method
  4. Here, you can click Local Pickup again to change the way it displays during checkout
  5. 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.

Selling Your Products Online Is Cheaper And Easier Than You Think

The cost of registering a domain name is less than USD10 per year, the cost of hosting an eCommerce store online is less than USD2 per month, the cost of designing an online store website is zero and the time you need to make the website live on the domain name is less than 15 minutes. Hence, the monthly running cost of a fully functional website is not more than three US dollars.

Start selling your products online because this is the thing you can do to survive your business and save yourself, your family, and your customers from the coronavirus.

How To Start Selling Online?

If you want to go for the cheapest option then simply register your domain name, subscribe cPanel Starter hosting, and click WordPress icon on cPanel to install it on your domain name. Once WordPress is installed, simply install and activate the WooCommerce plugin. 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 and skip all the above-mentioned installation steps then register your domain name and simply subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce, add your products and start selling.

Add Your Products & Start Selling In WordPress Ecommerce

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 –

  1. Navigate to Products -> Add New page
  2. Enter your product Title and Description.
  3. 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.

Start Selling Online From Your Smartphone

You can easily bring your business online and start selling your products from your smartphone. The things you will need is a domain name plus a subscription to WordPress Ecommerce and the products to sell.

The automated process of WordPress Ecommerce will take you to the admin panel of your dashboard from where you can manage your online store – From payments and shipping to product displays and categories, you can very easily customize every aspect of your online store.

WordPress Ecommerce is a bundled solution for businesses that want to sell their products online – wholesale or retail everything can be managed with the power of WordPress, WooCommerce, plus a variety of premium extensions and industry-specific themes to give a great look to your website. The security, uptime, and backups of your website can be automatically managed from your SANGKRIT.net account page so that you can just focus on selling your products online.

How To Build Your Online Store?

Simply register your domain name i.e. yourbusinessname.com or anything you prefer and the subscribe to WordPress Ecommerce. Complete the payment, then navigate to My Products page on SANGKRIT.net and follow the given steps:

  1. Click WordPress Ecommerce from the Products list
  2. Click Manage Button and follow the on-screen process

The on-screen process will add your domain name to your eCommerce website, help you enter your business name, payment details, select store type, set a good theme for your website and you will be taken to your admin panel dashboard from where you can start adding your products. Here also the page will assist you virtually on the go in helping you to know about the admin functions of your website.

How To Go Mobile?

The complete functionality of WordPress Ecommerce is mobile-friendly, so simply open your website on your mobile, login as admin, and start managing your online store website. Moreover, you may install the application on your Android or iPhone for managing orders, tracking sales, and monitoring store activity with real-time statistics.

Utilise Your Skills To Help Other Businesses

Now you know how to start up and manage your online store, so utilize your skills as a people’s personal outet and help other businesses come online.

How To Process Refunds In WordPress Ecommerce Website?

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.

How To Refund An Order On Your Ecommerce Store?

The steps are the same both for automatic and manual refund options, the working of refund options depends on what payment gateways you are using on your website.

To refund an order, simply login to your WordPress Ecommerce website and follow the given steps:

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce -> Orders page and select the order to refund.
  2. Open order summary, and select the ‘Refund’ option.
  3. Specify the quantity of the products to be refunded in the given text boxes, use each line for an item.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.”
  6. You may optionally add refund notes.
  7. 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.

Approve Or Reject Orders Before Payment Is Made In WordPress Ecommerce

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?

  1. The customer places an order on your website
  2. The order is taken as a request and no payment is processed.
  3. Shop owner manually approves or rejects the order and the customer is automatically notified via email
  4. 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.

Designing Websites When You Are Not A Web Designer

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:

  1. Register the domain name
  2. Subscribe to Managed WordPress
  3. 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 info@yourdomain.com

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.

So startup as people’s personal outlet and make use of WordPress to help people in bringing their businesses online