E-commerce Website Design Service
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E-Commerce is selling either physical or downloadable products through your very own website. An e-commerce site utilizes shopping cart pages where visitors can order the products or request quotes.
Brick-and-mortar retail stores are in decline nationally while we’ve seen an increase in small business owners selling items online. If you’re in the business of selling goods, now is the time to do it online. Fortunately, Big Ten Web Design uses WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin to build custom e-shops tailored to your enterprise and branding.
WordPress is an open-source web design platform that powers 28.9% of the entire global internet, and WooCommerce is the industry standard e-commerce solution. WooCommerce runs 42% of the e-commerce market, while its closest competitors are Shopify, with 7% market share, and Magento at 4%. The WordPress and WooCommerce combination is search engine friendly, and with Big Ten’s SEO expertise your items will be found easily when people search online.
WooCommerce is an e-commerce plugin that turns your WordPress site into an online store. You can list tangible goods, digital products like songs or software, and even services. Customers log in either with WordPress login or by using social media logins like Facebook credentials and order any item that you add to the site. Items can be ordered in different quantities and can be priced dynamically (i.e. bulk order discounts or membership discount options). WooCommerce will calculate the sales tax by your location. You may choose multiple shipping rates depending on location and product weight, or use a flat rate. What makes WooCommerce stand out is its overall versatility, user-friendliness to add new items, and loading speed for your end user. Also, WooCommerce Custom Product Tables Plugin Boasts 30% Faster Page Loads.
WooCommerce is highly versatile thanks to its range of extensions. These are purchased individually and added to the free basic version, so your store can be as unique as you:
The list of extensions is always growing and can be made to do anything. Consult with Big Ten Web Design to pick the right WooCommerce setup that is customized for your business.
Shopify offers a lower startup cost with limited/restrictive features that most clients don’t think they need until a year or two down the road. With Shopify, you will have to host on its servers because Shopify is a stereotypical walled garden. There is no option for a Custom SSL and using your own CDN is also not an option. Then if you add a basic feature of calculated shipping, that is an additional $250 monthly fee! That is an extra $3,000 yearly that can be solved for a fraction of the cost when using WooCommerce!
The cost of hiring a designer and developer for the lesser used Shopify or Magento (Note: The top-ranked Magento developer hiring website is made in WordPress) is usually quadruple (but typically more) a WooCommerce website designer & developer. Website hosting is a hidden fee for Magento. This article published by a Magento competitor about “How much does a Magento Website Cost” will shed some light on how the Community Magento Edition is free (just like WordPress/WooCommerce) to get started, however, the hosting is astronomical due to Magento being a resources hog. Shopify’s hosting is included, and you must host your website on Shopify’s servers where you are limited on features, and stuck with your content on their servers. Two interesting articles comparing Shopify vs. WooCommerce/WordPress by Website Setup and Shopify vs. WooCommerce by Cavera (in Canada). We’ve found that page load speeds greatly affect eCommerce conversion rates.