Quick Start: WooCommerce 101
(Creating a Store)

Find out how to build a fully functional online store using a top eCommerce plugin.

Watch our recorded sessions or register for our weekly webinar to join our experts for a live Q&A

Our WooCommerce 101 webinar is perfect for people wanting to build an online store. The webinar focuses on the basics to get you started with WooCommerce, from its installation to a basic store setup.

Topics Covered

➤ Installing WooCommerce

➤ Walking through the setup wizard

➤ Setting up simple and variable products

➤ Payment gateways/options

➤ Taxes

➤ Shipping zones and methods

➤ WooCommerce blocks

➤ Orders

➤ Adding other WooCommerce extensions

Watch a prerecorded Quick Start: WooCommerce 101 demo below or register for an upcoming webinar with a live Q&A.

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WooCommerce FAQs

Is a plan required to have access to WooCommerce? Can I access it with the Premium plan?

You will need the Business or eCommerce plan in order to install the WooCommerce plugin.

How do I set up shipping?

WooCommerce comes with some free shipping options installed.

If you’d prefer to offer your customers live shipping rates, we have a number of carrier plugins to choose from.

This guide explains how to set up Shipping Zones to offer these methods to your customers.

We have a number of other solutions available, and we’re happy to discuss options with you depending on the needs of your store.

How can I set up the My Account, Shop, and Cart pages?

When you first install WooCommerce, it should automatically create the Shop, Cart, Checkout, and My Account pages for you. If you skip the wizard, the pages are missing, or you need to create those pages again, you can follow this guide.

What payment method(s) can I have on my site? Can I have multiple payment options?

WooCommerce currently offers various options for payment gateways for your site, and you are welcome to use multiple gateways for your site. Here is a list of Payment gateways.

If you’re overwhelmed with the options available, typically we recommend starting with the WooCommerce Payments gateway since it has no setup costs or monthly fees.

How do I set up coupons?

We have a step-by-step guide on how to setup coupons.

How can I sell a product that is downloadable / electronic content? (e.g., eBooks, PDFs, etc.)

There is a setting for Digital/Downloadable Products within WooCommerce. This guide will walk you through the settings available and how to create a downloadable product.

Does WooCommerce have an option for setting how much of a product I have in inventory?

Yes, you can edit your shop’s inventory options here: WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Inventory. Then, click “Enable stock management”.

When you are adding a product you can then manage the inventory available for that item by following this guide.

Can I sell courses through WooCommerce?

Yes. If you want to build your course through WooCommerce, we’d recommend the WooCommerce Paid Courses extension. From there you can create courses and sell them.

How can I add affiliate products?

When adding a product from WooCommerce > Products > Add Product you can select ‘External/Affiliate’ from the product type dropdown. Here is a guide on how to accomplish that.

To integrate with another site, we have a number of extensions available for sites like Amazon, eBay, AliExpress and Walmart, you can find those options here.

Noteworthy Updates

As technology is constantly evolving, you may find there are some differences in the user interface shown in the demo recording compared to what you see in your site currently. If you have any troubles with these differences, please reach out to our support for assistance.

In the demo recording WCPay is mentioned as being available in the US. It is now available in 15+ countries.

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