How to Launch an Online Shop

These days, it takes next-to-no knowledge to start an online store. Thanks to the advent of platforms like WordPress and WooCommerce, it’s never been easier to open an online shop. So selling your wares digitally is no longer solely the domain of big players like Amazon and Apple. To help you get started, we’ve prepared a short guide to launching an online shop using nothing but your laptop and a little hard work. Enjoy, and let us know in the comments how you fare.

Like most things WordPress, there’s a vast array of plugins available for you if you decide you want to build an online shop. But for this tutorial, we’ll be focusing on one of the more well known and robust options – WooCommerce. WooCommerce by WooThemes has proven so sought-after that it was bought out by the WordPress platform itself. WooCommerce offers a number of features, the most popular including simple one page checkouts, multiple payment gateways and extensive reporting options. Oh, and it’s free.

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