The WooCommerce plugin contains a great number of features which help you to run your WordPress e-commerce website.
Within this guide, we will go through the six menus under the “WooCommerce” tab on your WordPress admin to see exactly how they make it easier to run your business.
This is the third step of our Woocommerce tutorial: How to build an e-commerce website in 12 steps.
We will be using WooCommerce and Toolset to build a customized website with important features that will help clients make purchases on your pages. We will only require simple HTML and CSS to do this.
The Orders menu shows the list of the current purchases made by your customers.
If you are only selling digital products then this page is not as important because it will simply show who has bought what. However, for physical goods, you will be able to review details such as for shipping and the order status (whether it is on hold, a refund etc.)
Additionally, you can click on each order to see the Single Order page where you can edit and update details including:
Create and manage your customer discounts under this section.
You can adjust the amount, the expiration date and limits on when it can be used.
WooCommerce gives you powerful ways to monitor your businesses’ performance through various tracking data options.
There are four tabs to explore:
Enter your store’s details including address, currency and the type of products you will be selling.
Compare the activity of users who pay a membership for your site with guests.
Check your inventory for all goods.
Keep an eye on the taxes that have been paid either by code (tax type) or by the date it was paid.
In this section, you can control all aspects of your e-commerce website. Let’s look through the menu options:
Set information including your store headquarters, the countries you sell to and the currency details and format.
Control all elements of your taxes in this section:
Manage your shipping here:
Set up the payment methods that you want to display on the front-end including Stripe, PayPal and cash on delivery.
Within this section you can set when email notifications are sent out to customers, who they are sent “from” as well as your email template.
You can use this section to change WooCommerce defaults and integrate with the API.
You can use the status section to manage your WooCommerce website’s performance. You can also get a system report, tools for debugging and viewing data logs for your shops.
WooCommerce offers a number of extensions to enhance your shop which you can view in this section.
One of the best extensions to enhance your WooCommerce website is Toolset. You can use Toolset to easily customize all aspects of your website to make it look and function better than ever without using any PHP.
Toolset allows you to add some of the most important features for your website in less time than ever. That’s because with Toolset you do not need to write PHP – saving you hours of needless coding.
You no longer need to manage dozens of complex plugins for your website. You can use the full Toolset package to build, run and maintain it all.
Whether you are a WordPress newbie or an experienced web developer, we have the plan for you based on your needs and budget.