WordPress, it’s blogging software, right?
Well, hold on, a number of years back WordPress became more accepted as a CMS, a Content Management System.
In the past couple of years, WordPress is also becoming an eCommerce engine. A site that you can use to sell goods and services.
It’s true. Truth is, I am a long time eCommerce person. I have been selling goods over the Internet for more than 15 years. I have been making money on the net for over 20 years, but in the first 5 or 6 years, I was not actually selling goods. I have used many different methods to sell online:]
- Very elementary shopping cart systems offered by Paypal, 2Checkout and other payment processors.
- OSCommerce software
- Magento software
- OpenCart eCommerce software
- other software solutions
When I first started hearing about using WordPress for doing eCommerce, the thought intrigued me. My first thought was that it sounded great, because I know WordPress inside out, and being able to use it as my eCommerce platform would give me a big advantage in setting up a shopping cart because of my knowledge of WordPress. I tried out some of the early eCommerce plugins for WordPress, though, and was totally unimpressed.
Since the beginning of 2013, though, I have done two different projects using WordPress handling the eCommerce functions of the sites that I did, and in both cases (using different plugins for WP each time), I have been quite impressed. In fact, I have found that using the right plugins, WordPress can do a few things that I did not even think possible! I am even having thoughts of migrating some of my more sophisticated eCommerce sites over to WordPress. The things that I have found are that good.
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing more about which software I have been testing out with WordPress, and my impressions so far in my testing. I think you might be surprised at some of the results!