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How to create a Woocommerce shop?

WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin, the world's most used CMS. WooCommerce is the most practical and intuitive solution to create e-commerce pages today.

With the growth of e-commerce and the absolute necessity of an online shop for any business, WooCommerce is our proposal to help you achieve your commercial goals on Digital. 

Being a WordPress plugin, you can combine a well-built website with your online shop, using the same domain for both, working seamlessly.

A democratic platform, WooCommerce is used by businesses of any size. Keep reading to understand how to create a WooCommerce shop and start selling as soon as possible.


Creating an e-commerce store with WooCommerce

Firstly, you must ensure you have three essential elements:

  • A hosting service;
  • Your own domain;
  • A list of products that you will sell.


The first two elements are the most important because without them you cannot create your shop, but the products or services offered have equal weight because they will influence the choice of theme for the shop.

The steps to create an online shop with WooCommerce are:


1. Install the WooCommerce plugin on your website

Access the admin panel of your WordPress site and on the left toolbar locate the "Plugins" option and select "Add New".

Search for "WooCommerce" in the search bar and select "Install Plugin". You will need to activate the plugin before moving on to the next step.


2. Setting up WooCommerce

Once WooCommerce has been installed and activated, you'll need to do some important settings. Click on WooCommerce to get started.

In the settings option you must enter information such as the country, shipping postage, currency used, among others. There are several customisation options, including image measurements, inventory and even discount coupons.


3. Configure product settings

In the next tab, you must define the product settings, create categories and place the products. This will be essential to facilitate sales later on.


4. Set up payment and shipping options

Set the payment options that will be available to your customers. After all the configurations, you are ready to use!


Advantages of a WooCommerce shop


WordPress native: WooCommerce allows seamless integration with WordPress, and you can use the hundreds of plugins available.

Free and paid extensions: You can use a large number of free extensions as well as paid ones. With them you can customize your WooCommerce with the features you want.

For all kinds of businesses: WooCommerce meets the needs of any type and size of business.


Should I hire a specialized company?

As with other platforms and as we mentioned before, anyone can create their own shop with WooCommerce. However, we recommend that you go to a company that specializes in WordPress/ WooCommerce website development for several reasons. 

Firstly, a team of professionals with programming knowledge will be able to customize your site according to your taste and needs, add features and decrease development time.

Another advantage is that you will have a team to maintain your shop and support you whenever you need it. 

A specialised team can also ensure that your website is secure, complies with all standards regarding data storage and guarantees that all plugins used are reliable.

Thus, turning to a team of specialized professionals is undoubtedly essential to optimize your site and ensure that your online shop is a success.

Zalox specialises in the development of websites in Wordpress and e-commerce in WooCommerce. Contact us to request information, we will be happy to help you achieve your goals!


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