Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target… These are a few of the hundreds (or thousands) of other online stores that we shop from all the time. Why? They are convenient, give us a plethora of technical and detailed information, and they allow us to read reviews from other consumers.
Many small business owners look at these online stores and think, “Wow, I wish I could have something that operated like that!”
Well, you can! And it only takes these two things: WooCommerce and time (or a company that knows how to properly set up your WooCommerce store).
As a society, we have become used to the benefits, look, and feel that these large online stores have to offer and for such a long time, it required in-house developers and a budget of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to get a professional looking online store that not only functioned properly, but looked professional as well. But with WooCommerce and all of it’s extensions, you can do the same for your small business.
Here are just a few of the features that WooCommerce has to offer:
- Full product description with images
- Product customization (for personalized gifts and apparel)
- Customer reviews for each product
- Social sharing for each product
- Product categories
- Related products
- Bulk discounts
- Specify shipping rates for certain purchase totals and shipping types
Gone are the days that large online stores have all the advantages.
Now that the playing field is more level, maybe it’s time you considered selling online. We include WooCommerce with all of our Custom Premier sites but it can also be added to our other custom websites as well as our build-it-yourself websites.
What are your thoughts? Have you sold products online before? If so, what was your experience? What suggestions do you have to help our readers succeed?
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