Millions of websites today run on WordPress. Reason? I am sure you might be knowing why. WordPress is fairly easy to use and is also free. In fact, it is the best platform to begin your website journey with. And even if you are not a novice, nothing will be better for you than WordPress, for your online clothing store.
If you have not set up your store yet, what are you waiting for?
Don’t delay! No time is better than this. We will help you out here in setting up a powerful e-commerce website. So plunge in!
What kind of Website should you make?
Almost everybody has some or the other passion in life. And if you make passion your lifestyle, you surely gonna enjoy high roller life. So, instead of making a generic website, make a site that fits your passion. If you are a passionate fashion designer for men, then nothing should stop from selling mens clothes online.
I am sure there will be many people like you who share same liking as yours. The more niche your website will be, the more you will enjoy working on it, and also get great returns. Here are some basic steps to find out what niche you should consider.
- Analyse your shopping habits. Which items you purchase frequently, and why? What items you always wish to buy? Which things excite you the most?
- Think of items in different categories. What things you like in casuals and formals, what other accessories fit best with the clothes, and so on.
- Impact people’s lives. Do you think these items can anyhow impact the lives of general people? Highlight that factor.
Basic Steps to set up a Website
I am sure many of you are already familiar with this. But still, I am re-iterating here for a much clarity and for novice users. Check out the steps below.
- Decide on a catchy domain
- Set up hosting for your website
- Install WordPress
- Chose and install suitable shopping theme
- Set up your website
- Set up WooCommerce
While other pointers are self explanatory, we will talk about setting up WooCommerce in the article further.
Set up the WooCommerce
WooCommerce is a plugin for WordPress website. While WordPress enables you to set up a great website of your own, you definitely need WooCommerce if you want to deal with online shopping. It transforms your website into a great e-Commerce powerhouse. And the best part is, you need not pay for the basic functionalities of online shopping.
What do you think is needed for creating online shopping website?
- Payment Gateway
- Product Gallery
- Size Selection, and so on
WooCommerce has everything you will ever need. And it is very easy to set this up and list your first product for sale. All you have to do after installing WordPress is, go to Plugins > “Add New”, search for WooCommerce, Install and Activate. Everything is set for you now!