For projects with eCommerce sites, the online shop configuration, product import and configuration is a time consuming task and often requires extensive initial configurations to properly display product attributes. There’s a number of hurdles typically including shipping configurations, discounts, returns, related products, and search engine optimization. We have extensive experience here and can get you ready to open your doors quickly.
- Shop Design
- Merchant Account Integration
- Product Variations and Grouping
- Category Setup
- Promotions & Deals
- Basic SEO & Analytics
- Inventory Reports
Otherwise know as an E-Commerce System, systems like WooCommerce, allow full control over managing products, inventory, and orders. It also allows shop owners to manage the online store with little technical knowledge. As part of this service, your products data, once provided in a spreadsheet, is uploaded, cataloged and configured on your, already installed, WooCommerce platform, using default WooCommerce product management tooling (see WordPress Product Setup for more information.) During this process, we will analyze your products and let you know what next steps, if any, need to be taken to display your products (sometimes additional plugins are needed to allow for the variations and features your store requires.) For this service, we can configure up to 30 products (possibly more if they are ‘simple’ products.) We offer a free analysis for you to better understand the cost before you buy. Contact Us for more information.
During this process, we will setup your products using default WooCommerce tooling for:
- Product Attributes
- Product Groups
- Virtual Products
- Downloadable Products
Once the initial Product Setup and Analysis phase is complete, we will have a better idea of what is needed in this step. Since the number and complexity of products in our customer’s shops do vary greatly, this service accounts for the additional time it takes to configure products from larger shops, or shops with complicated product configurations. We will recommend additional plugins and configure the product configurations that need to be configured manually. We might also can suggest new ways to enhance the appeal of products and introduce cross-selling mechanisms, on your site, to increase sales.
What Will I Learn? This course will teach anyone to use the WooCommerce administration system to maintain their shop and products and keep everything current. We tailor the course to your needs. By the end of the course, you should expect to have confidence in the following areas:
- Navigating the WooCommerce dashboard, and know what everything does and how to use it
- Understand the main features and ‘gotchas’ of WooCommerce
- Creating products and related posts
- Create a new separate menu / navigation device for future product lines
- Using categories, product categories, tags and attributes
- Understand WooCommerce plugins & themes settings available
- Create product category pages
- Linking products to your blog and blogs to products to maximize SEO and increase customer confidence
- Keep your shop responsive so it looks good on any browser
- Creating Product Galleries
- Managing Inventory on Products
- Adding Weights and Sizes for Products
- Adding Up-sell and Cross-sell products
- Creating a Product Variation
- Adding more information for our variation products
- Adding Global Attributes
- Creating a Downloadable product
- Selling Grouped Products
Some web sites present a different “header” in certain sections of the site. The header is the top section of your website that usually does not change much for every page of your site. But sometimes, you may need a variation. For example, you might have a web page reserved for logged-in users that presents specific content. You also might instead want a different header when your visitors are in your Shopping Cart.
You may also want improvements made to an existing header so that it shrinks when visitors scroll down the page. You may want to incorporate promotional banners and on-sale items in your header. Or you may want to have a special minimal header that blends in with the backgrounds on the initial page presented.
The menu system used for your site is often a key component in the header. Menu’s vary from simple to extremely complex so we often will need to evaluate this before quoting.
If you have seen WordPress blogs on the web, then you know that often there is a ‘sidebar’ area where the ‘posts’ are categorized and a menu is displayed to the visitor so that they can read additional ‘posts’. Typically sidebars are used for adding important functionality to more than one page. Some sidebars can display horizontally – this is often used for ‘breadcrumbs’ for example. Sidebars are configured with separate functional parts, called ‘widgets’. You can add any number of widgets to a sidebar. Widgets are powerful tools and provide the functionality for sub-menus, breadcrumbs, featured pages, popular posts, calendars, login prompts, maps, images, contact info, YouTube channel galleries, social icons with followers, subscribers, and likes counts, etc. Please note however, some premium widgets do come with some extra cost.
If you purchased the eCommerce package, you already get one included (but optional) sidebar for your ‘Shop Page’.