Until recently, blogs and websites have been on two different playing fields, but this past year the game has changed. Automattic, the owners of the leading CMS platforms, WordPress, announced on May 19th, 2015 that they have taken the reigns of WooCommerce.
As Rachel McCollin describes in Getting Started with WooCommerce, WooCommerce is remaining essentially the same, it adds a completely new platform though, in which bloggers, Ebay users, and Etsy sellers alike can finally host their shop online and control it, too.
By allowing users to use one of the world’s most popular and powerful Ecommerce plugins on WordPress, you can take control of ground-breaking traffic management tools, also known as Search Engine Optimization.
With WordPress at your fingertips you possess the tools to:
- Bring the right customers to your e-shop.
- Rank your blog or e-shop higher on Google searches, known as SERPs.
- Sell directly from your blog or website.
- Make payments easy for your customers.
Ebay and Etsy allow your products to be put in bright light with numerous customers. However, they have a very large stage and it’s hard to keep track of traffic.
WordPress is making big strides in the online community and can help you make the next step towards opening up the online store you have always dreamed about.