Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing orders, part of WordPress: Ecommerce.
- Managing Orders isn't the most glamorous part…of running an Ecommerce store,…but it is a really component…in choosing the right platform.…Because this is the system you'll be using…everyday to ship, track,…refund, and complete orders,…you want to make sure it's easy to use and access.…You will also want to explore the advanced features…you may use, such as manually creating…new orders for users having problems.…Let's take a look at how some of these might work.…First, you'll want to define…a few different roles for your site.…
WordPress provides a few roles for managing your site…that limit Users to writing content,…or just being able to log in.…These are great for typical WordPress installs,…but don't work very well for Ecommerce.…Hopefully your Ecommerce platform has…some special roles just for this purpose.…I have a log in on my site for a shop manager.…This is the person that handles all of the order fulfillment…and refunds, but shouldn't be able to…add new Users to the site, or add new plugins.…Once I log in, I see that a few orders need attention.…
To start, you need to understand the market for your product or service so you can build your website around it. So Patrick Rauland kicks off with some key questions that will help you define your audience and organize your products. He'll then help you set up a payment gateway with PayPal or Stripe, ship orders, collect taxes, and secure sensitive data. And if you weren't convinced already, Patrick reviews the benefits of WordPress ecommerce tools as well as a selection of third-party tools that integrate beautifully with WordPress. Plus, get bonus tips on marketing your new website: attracting and retaining customers and increasing the value of the average order.
- Defining your audience
- Organizing your products
- Marketing your WordPress site
- Increasing average order value
- Getting paid
- Checking out with PayPal or Stripe
- Managing and shipping orders
- Collecting tax
- Protecting sensitive data
- Using WordPress or third-party platforms for ecommerce