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How to Setup Your Ecommerce Website

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Are you looking to set up an eCommerce website for your business, but you are unsure of where to start? You might be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to set up an online store. Here’s how you can do it in easy steps:

Step 1 – Sign Up With an Ecommerce Builder

First things first, you need to sign up for an ecommerce website builder that is going to help you set yourself up an online store. If you’re not sure where to start, there are a variety of resources available at your fingertips. WooCommerce is one of the most popular and is free.

Step 2 – Choose Your WordPress Website Theme

Choosing a WordPress website theme is typically the first step for anyone looking to create a new website. You should begin your journey by visiting Themeforest and browsing through their selection of WordPress themes.

Keep in mind that the image you want to portray with your ecommerce website should be considered here, as well as what features you may want for your website.

Step 3 – Choose Your Domain Name and Hosting

Once you have chosen your theme, it’s time to choose a domain name for your website. Some people choose their domain first, which is also okay. Since you plan on using a free ecommerce builder like WooCommerce, you can use your blog’s existing domain name to set up an online store – but if not, think of a name for your website and purchase it.

Once you have chosen the domain name, purchase your hosting as well as any additional plugins to help build out your ecommerce website.

Step 4 – Install WordPress and WooCommerce

There are two ways to install WordPress – manually or automatically. The first option is preferred by those who want full control over their website and the look and feel of it, but you should know that this is a little trickier.

If you’re not an expert at setting up websites, we suggest choosing the automatic option to get your website set up in no time. After WordPress has been installed, it’s time to install WooCommerce.

Step 5 – Fine-Tune Your Ecommerce Website Design

Once you have WordPress and WooCommerce installed, it’s time to fine-tune the look of your website. When creating pages for your ecommerce store, make sure you are using the plugin’s default template to create a seamless experience for customers.

Step 6  – Add Your Products

Now that you have your website up and running, it’s time to add your products. You can use WooCommerce’ built-in product catalog to make this step easier for yourself.

Step 7 – Prepare It for Marketing

Now that your ecommerce website is up and running, it’s time to get the word out about it. Set up a banner on your blog or website, as well as social media profiles.

You can also bring visitors to your store by optimizing for search engines, blogging regularly about products you sell, sharing content with others in your niche, and building relationships with other websites in your niche.

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