Business users of WordPress.com were today treated to the eagerly awaited arrival of ecommerce integration.
The release allows WordPress.com Business users to connect their website to three popular online store solutions – Shopify, Ecwid & ShopLocket.
Using the new ecommerce integration system, you can showcase, promote, and sell products to your customers directly from your WordPress.com site.
A Quick & Easy Ecommerce Connection
Alongside features like live-chat support, unlimited storage, and free access to all WordPress.com premium themes, Business users of WordPress.com can turn your site into a sleek online storefront, and let visitors shop from any post or page..
Connecting to your store is supremely quick and easy. All you have to to is head over to ” eCommerce Plugins” on the left-hand side of your WordPress.com dashboard, and then simply select your desired service from either Shopify, Ecwid & ShopLocket.
Once your WordPress.com Business site is connected to your online store, the possibilities are endless.
Although each of the three services is slightly different, you can feature your products by simply embedding a link to your product into the editor, pasting in a shortcode from the services’ back end. Furthermore, in some cases at least, just copying over the embed code into the editor will suffice. It's just that easy.
Regardless of the method you choose, the WordPress.com platform is ready to automatically convert each link into a highly professional product image.
Options to tweak your products’ appearance are also available. You can modify the look and feel of the products on your page by customizing the shortcode, from image size and background color to “Buy” button text.
Also, depending on the ecommerce service you’re using, you can add products to your sidebar with a designated widget, or even have a shopping cart on your page.
All three ecommerce options are now available, so if you're a WordPress.com Business user, you can try out the new ecommerce integration feature right now .