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12-11-2018

Ep. 33 – Best WP plugins for eCommerce

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Best WP plugins for eCommerce

With so many options, how do you know which WordPress plug-ins are best for your ecommerce site?  We have narrowed it down with our top recommendations.

 

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Speaker 1:                           00:00                     Podcasting from southern California, this is On The Net, your go-to for everything you need to know about how to get your business online and keep it there—brought to you by Lunarpages.  We’ll help you navigate the mystifying ins and outs of doing business in today’s digital era.  From web hosting to ecommerce to security and protection, if it has to do with your online presence, we’ve got it covered. Let’s get started.

Speaker 2:                           00:31                     Hello everyone. Welcome to On The Net, where it’s all about your online presence. Thanks for joining us! This podcast is designed to make doing business online easy for web designers, developers, bloggers and online marketers of every shape and size. Whether you are new to buying web hosting or running a website, this podcast show will be able to answer your most burning questions. Most of you know the value of using WordPress.  If you don’t, we have written many blog articles on the topic so feel free to jump over there for more information. Whether used for a blog or a website, WordPress offers a great, versatile platform that you can use to grow your brand and increase your engagement levels. In today’s episode we are going to take a look at 5 great plug-ins for your ecommerce site. All of these apps will work, but you need to check them out for yourself to see which one is best for you.

Speaker 2:                           01:20                     Let’s look at WordPress eCommerce first.  This plug-in for ecommerce sites is considered the original WordPress online shopping plug-in. It allows you to incorporate an attractive online store, as well as to monitor your products and inventory and much more.  WordPress eCommerce will also let you calculate taxes and it includes a great customer service option. Even though it is easy to use and great for beginners, it includes all the functionality necessary for any ecommerce site to be successful. Jigoshop eCommerce is the next WordPress plug-in that you should consider for your ecommerce site.  It is a recently-updated app that replaces the original Jigoshop plug-in. You can sell either physical or virtual products with this plug-in, and you can also use affiliate marketing and integrate it within your store. This allows you to expand your sales capabilities and customer engagement by offering more products than was possible without the plug-in.   And, if you are like many business owners who find it imperative to keep up with your website metrics, you’ll love the reporting section of this app that lets you see how your website is performing against your goals.

Speaker 2:                           02:23                     The third WordPress plug-in for ecommerce sites is MarketPress.  MarketPress is a free online storefront specifically designated for the WordPress platform. You can sell virtual downloads if you have digital files to sell or, of course, you can put up your physical products as well. MarketPress lets you have access to 15 payment gateways, 120 difference world currencies, and one-page checkout that is both convenient and easy to use for online visitors. There is a built-in wizard that takes you through the setup process quickly and easily. Cart66 is an option for those of you that want a simple and easy-to-use plug-in for your ecommerce site. It honestly doesn’t matter which niche area you are in. Whether you are an online magazine owner, internet marketer, freelancer, teacher, or an astronaut, you’ll be able to utilize this plug-in within your ecommerce WordPress site.

Speaker 2:                           03:13                     Finally, we want to end this episode by telling you about the Easy Digital Downloads plug-in. Built specifically for the WordPress platform, this plug-in for ecommerce gives you a full shopping cart, a customer account page, and unlimited file downloads. You no longer have to worry about running out of space when you are selling your digital products.  Let’s say, for example, that you are in the online course business. It’s a multi-billion-dollar business. With this WordPress plug-in for ecommerce, you can start selling courses immediately.  You just have to install this app within your WordPress sites. Whether you create informational products, you’re a studio musician who wants to get your music out there, or just an independent writer or business owner who needs a platform to sell your content on, these are some for the best plug-ins for ecommerce sites.  All you need to start making serious money is a great idea, some products, and an online store app. With these nifty and user-friendly WordPress plug-ins, you’ll have your site up and running in no time at all! That’ll do it for today.  Thank you for listening to the latest edition of Lunarpages podcast On the Net. You can listen online, but you can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes to get future episodes delivered to you automatically. Until next time, here’s to wishing you all the best with your website endeavors. Thanks for listening and take care.

Speaker 1:                           04:35                     Thank you for listening to the latest edition of Lunarpages podcast On The Net. Remember, it’s all about your online presence. If you like what you heard, please share a podcast. Join us next week as we take on another

Speaker 2:                           04:49                     need to know topic around doing business in the digital era.

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