Ecommerce With WooCommerce By Wildlife Pest Control Web Design
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The Free Ecommerce Platform For WordPress – Woocommerce Shopping Cart Platform
You can start selling today in the United States with the world’s most customizable eCommerce platform, WooCommerce Shopping Cart. Your business can use WooCommerce to sell anything from wildlife supplies and services and then taking payments online. WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform for building an online store and integrates perfectly with WordPress, and YOU are in complete control of this ecommerce shopping cart.
There are hundreds of free and paid WooCommerce Shopping Cart extensions in the WooCommerce official marketplace. Some of these extensions include Stripe, PayPal, USPS, and ShipStation.
Please understand that you may need several extensions for your WooCommerce eCommerce shopping cart. Also, the most useful extensions come with a yearly fee. These extensions get updated regularly to keep up with the changing face of the internet.
I use the WooCommerce Ecommerce Shopping Cart System for many of my clients. WooCommerce was built for WordPress, which runs 26% of the web. An industry leader in security, WooCommerce gives you all the power you need for your online store.
I Help You Through The Entire Process Of An Woocommerce Ecommerce Shopping Cart Web Design
What follows may sound confusing. But don’t worry! I’m here to make the entire process of developing a Woocommerce Shopping Cart System go smoothly if you decide to sell online. I’ve provided the information below on Merchant Accounts, Payment Gateways, and Third-Party Merchant Accounts so you can do your research if you so choose. Many of my clients love learning about the process of starting a store and don’t want to be completely dependent on me. So, if you are so inclined, dig in and learn the lingo used in the online storefront business.
What You Need To Run A WooCommerce Shopping Cart – A Merchant Account And A Payment Gateway
Running a Woocommerce Shopping Cart system is not inexpensive no matter who you run it through, and even though the Woocommerce Shopping Cart is free. Don’t let anyone fool you. The more features you want your shopping cart to have, the more it will cost you whether you use Shopify, Volusion, or any other shopping cart system. Plus, in most cases, you will have to design the store yourself, which will demand a steep learning curve. Do you have the time to do the designing as well and run a business?
When running an online shopping cart, you need a way to accept credit card payments online. There are two ways:
- Open Your Merchant Account
- Create A Third-Party Merchant Account
Getting Your Own Merchant Account For Your Woocommerce Shopping Cart
What a Merchant Account does is take credit card information from your customer, process it, and then deposit the money into your associated bank account.
To start a Merchant Account, you must start an application process through an institution/company like your bank. The institution/company will run a credit report on you, and there will be a fee associated with the application process. Once you are accepted, there will be a monthly fee and a transaction fee for each time you process a credit card. The institution/company will clarify the ins and outs for you once you explain what you will be doing online.
There are two positives to having your own Merchant Account. One, the fees associated with processing a credit card are lower than a Third Party Merchant Account. And second, it’s a sign of your professionalism having your own Merchant Account.
Getting A Third-Party Merchant Account
To repeat, an Ecommerce Merchant Account takes credit card information from your customer, processes it, and then deposits the money into your associated bank account.
You can decide to go with a Third Party Merchant account like PayPal, Square, or Stripe. With these services, you don’t need a Payment Gateway or your own Ecommerce Merchant Account. These services are all-in-one providers. But, the per-transaction fee is higher than having your own merchant account combined with a payment gateway.
Third Party Merchant Accounts are suitable for businesses that only have a few items to sell or if all you want to do is accept payments for services online. You can call any of the above companies, and they will run you through their charges. I highly recommend you do this, so you feel confident in your decision-making.
Third-party merchant accounts are not perceived to have the same level of professionalism as having your own Merchant Account and Payment Gateway.
Getting Your Own Payment Gateway – The Intermediary
I can set up the WooCommerce Ecommerce Shopping Cart System to take all the customer information, including their credit card number. But for Woocommerce to do this, you would need your own Payment Gateway IF YOU DON’T GO WITH A THIRD PARTY MERCHANT ACCOUNT. Once your customer clicks the buy button that information must go to a Payment Gateway which plays an intermediary role between the transactions being processed on your website and the Merchant Account. Due to security reasons, transaction information cannot be transmitted directly from your website to a Merchant Account. You purchase a Payment Gateway at a monthly fee, around $25.00, and per-transaction fee, around 10 cents.
Shopping Cart then Payment Gateway then Merchant Account
To properly process a credit card through a Payment Gateway, you will need security codes that your Merchant Account will give you. Those codes are inserted into your Payment Gateway so it can properly communicate with your Merchant Account and get your customers’ payments into your bank.
A great company that sells Payment Gateways is Authorize.net. I highly recommend this company. Remember, you can bypass all this if you choose to go with a Third Party Merchant Account. I know this may not sound very clear, but I’m here to help you through the entire process.
So, as you can see, here are monthly expenses for both your Ecommerce Merchant Account and Payment Gateway, as well as transaction fees.
Why I Use WooCommerce For Ecommerce?
WooCommerce comes bundled with PayPal (for accepting credit card and PayPal account payments), Direct Bank Transfer, or Bank Account Clearing System (BACS), and cash on delivery for accepting payments.
If you need a specific payment gateway I suggest using Authorize.net. Once you are accepted as a store you will need to buy a pay by the year extension. The extension can be purchased here for $29.40 a year. Once purchased I set everything up for you.
Physical, digital, or both: Sell physical products that will ship to a customer, digital products they can download or any combination of the two.
Unlimited variations: Offer any number of variations (like color, size, fabric and so on) for a product with the option to set prices, stock and images for each variation.
Built-in payment processing from leading providers: Take payments via Stripe and PayPal. Accept credit cards, Direct Bank Transfer, checks or Cash on Delivery.
Shipping options: Give customers the option of pickup, local delivery or shipping. Restrict options available based on customer location.
Shipping rates: Set a flat rate or define specific rates for different products, like extra charges for heavy products. Calculate and show the right rates to customers at checkout.
Free shipping: Offer free shipping for certain products or certain locations – the choice is yours.