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We have always been a fan of WordPress, and whenever someone asks us for go-to advice for building any website, we would end up saying, “Hey, why don’t you try WordPress?”
But when it comes to E-Commerce, you would need to splash some cash to establish a fully blown online Store.
Let’s gauge the pros and cons of WordPress when it comes to E-Commerce.
Pros & Cons
Pros: You have a variety of awesome eCommerce plugins to create an online shop in WordPress. WooCommerce is undoubtedly, the most popular one.
What makes it handy is that just like WordPress, it is open-source. Plus, it offers amazing built-in features that will help save your time and effort. You can utilize various WooCommerce extensions to create any type of online store.
Cons: WordPress without WooCommerce is not exactly built for eCommerce online stores. Yes, it is quite flexible, and you can mold it into any form, but it may consume time and effort.
Nevertheless, hundreds of eCommerce sites operating right now are built using WordPress as it has various other plugins available.
Tools & Plugins
When it comes to plugins, WordPress is the king. Other than WooCommerce, you have the option to choose from various eCommerce plugins for your online stores, but you would need to select wisely.
Firstly, you need to identify what you are selling; a non-physical product (like software, music, etc.) or a physical product that needs shipping.
In case you are only looking to sell digital products, a plugin such as Easy Digital Downloads would be a fantastic choice.
In case you are starting out and want to sell both physical and digital products, you can choose the easy to use Shopping Cart & eCommerce Store WordPress plugin.
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