We’ve been setting up quite a few Woocommerce sites for clients… and it hasn’t been easy. The Woocommerce interface is a bit clunky and additional features are mostly available through a plethora of plugins that require paid subscriptions… and more configuring. Lots and lots of configuring.
If you’ve never seen Shopify, we shared a video that shows you how to set up your entire ecommerce site in under 25 minutes! Shopify really has worked very hard to provide a user-friendly interface for non-web-savvy individuals to launch their site and get started with online sales.
Recognizing that there are over 60 million sites built on WordPress is something that can’t be ignored. And Shopify is no longer ignoring it – they’ve released both themes and a simple plugin to integrate your Shopify site seamlessly with WordPress.
If you’ve already got a great site and you’re just looking to integrate product buttons to add items to a shopping cart, Shopify has released a free plugin that works with any site or theme.
The WordPress plugin allows administrators of the site to drop products with buy buttons into any sidebar, page or blog post. When a visitor clicks the button, a pop-out shopping cart for your site appears and even allows customers to purchase multiple products at once.
If you’re an online retailer, you’re already familiar with the selling power of Amazon. With more than 310 million active user accounts and 44% of all online retail sales in the US going through the marketplace, this e-commerce giant’s influential position continues to expand.