Setting up eCommerce Websites with WordPress

WordPress Websites

I always get questions about setting up eCommerce websites.  The major resource  I always recommend is Site Build It.  It is an excellent resource for setting up an eCommerce website and comes with a lot of support and hand holding.  But there is another option to consider –and it’s free!  Most of you are familiar with WordPress as the standard for creating blogs.  But most people don’t know that you can also set up a fully functional and very attractive eCommerce website with WordPress (as well as excellent Amazon affiliate website or blog).

You may need some help setting up your first one, but once you do, it’s very easy to maintain with minimum technical skills and easy to replicate.  And best of all, the WordPress installation program is free.  If you set up a WordPress site, your only costs will be your monthly hosting.

My Webmaster, Marsha Perry, besides being an excellent Webmaster, is also an expert on building, maintaining and running WordPress Blogs and eCommerce websites built on the WordPress platform.  Marsha is also the author of WordPress Website Owner’s Manual 2018: The Illustrated User’s Guide for WordPress Websites and Blogs.  You should get this if you are going to set up a WordPress website (or blog).

Note: Go to WordPress.org –not .com to get the free software download

Marsha charges a competitive hourly rate, but she works so much faster than other webmasters I have used, that I find I have saved a lot of money over the years by using her services.   The other thing I like about Marsha is she is the only Webmaster I have worked with over the years who actually took the time to understand my business.  She is always coming up with suggestions and catches things that I just have not thought of.

If you are interested in any of Marsha’s services, visit her site Perry Internet Consulting. If you want to speak with Marsha about doing work for you, just use the contact form on her website and Marsha will set up a free consultation phone call with you.

Another option is to find a designer on one of the many freelance sites such as Fivver.com.

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6 Comments

  1. What’s your thoughts about Shopify? We are getting ready to move to Shopify after a year of struggling with woo.

    1. Author

      I have not yet tried Shopify but am about to. I here it works well if you have a highly defined niche, but not so well for a broad line of products.

      I am working on setting up Etsy right now and will do shopify next. I will blog about it when I have some experience.

  2. Went to set up a shopping cart site for my wife, and the only one that would set up for me properly was AbanteCart. Ended up costing me about $40 in addons plus monthly hosting fees. So far, so good, loading up inventory now.

    1. Author

      Learn to do WordPress – it works well and is very cheap.

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