Published on March 24th, 2020 | by David Jackson


Confused About Online Shopping Carts? Some Info and Advice

If you are starting a business that has any online eCommerce, then you will quickly run into the idea of a shopping cart. If this is your first time working with online sales, it might feel a little bit intimidating. However, once you get the basics of the idea down, you will be excited to try your hand at this amazing way for you to make money and improve the visibility of your brand. 

To get rid of your confusion, approach a few different topics from a perspective of curiosity. One of the most important online shopping services is Shopify. Make sure you recognize how it works. Then, you probably are familiar with PayPal. Be sure that you get a business account associated with your brand. And then finally, online shopping carts will often come included as part of WordPress templates. Each of those three ideas will get you closer to a successful online selling experience. 

Shopify Migrations

You may have made small online sales that were entirely manual. If you’re ready to level up, consider migrating to the Shopify platform. It is very easy to do, and if you don’t already have a website, there are ways to turn your account into a full-fledged online sales portal. There is a limited degree of customization available for the initial price, but there are plenty of options once you start thinking about spending more money. Most businesses that begin E-commerce of one sort or another try Shopify at some point, so knowing that you can add yourself to this group should ease some of your anxiety.

PayPal Business Accounts

One other easy way to handle online shopping carts is if you use the PayPal service. Once you sign up for a PayPal business account, there is a free link that takes you from PayPal’s site to your website coding page with a snippet of text that automatically performs all of the necessary shopping cart functions. After the first time that you try it, you will see just how easy it is to set up an online shopping cart in a way that directly transacts with your PayPal account. 

WordPress Templates

When you install a WordPress template to do your online selling, there are several shopping cart options that you have to work with. Depending on the structure of your template, the shopping cart may already be built-in, or it could have an option for you to include the necessary code or plugins directly into the framework that you’re using. Many people use WordPress for primarily blogging, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have effective branded websites with E-Commerce built-in.

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