Etsy and WooCommerce might do basically the same thing—give you a platform to sell goods online—but they do a lot of things very differently. One of those things is how they approach shipping. Etsy has Shipping Profiles that can be applied to individual products, while WooCommerce sets up everything under Shipping Zones, each containing different Shipping Methods that can be customized with Shipping Classes. Is your head spinning yet? Well don’t worry: in this article I’m going to give you a tour of WooCommerce’s shipping settings and show you how to migrate Etsy Shipping Profiles to WooCommerce.
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A lot of people think that when it comes to WooCommerce support or WordPress support, you’re on your own. Hosted services like Etsy, Shopify, or Squarespace have dedicated support teams ready to help 24x7x365, but with free, open source platforms like WordPress or WooCommerce you’re at the mercy of Google and online forums…right? Fortunately nothing could be further from the truth. This article will tell you where to go to find all the WooCommerce and WordPress support your business needs.
Two of the most popular eCommerce platforms for small businesses are WooCommerce and Shopify. Both let you build a professional, full-featured online store quickly and easily. But how much does an eCommerce website cost if you use WooCommerce? How much does an eCommerce website cost if you use Shopify? Does either one have the potential to save your business a lot of money vs the other? I’ve put together a monster infographic to help you decide.
Building a website for your business is an investment, and it’s only natural for a small business owner to wonder exactly what you get from a custom WordPress website. For many of my clients, designing and building a site is a new process full of unknowns. If you’re wondering how your business could benefit from a new website, this guide will help you understand what goes in to creating a custom WordPress website and what you can expect to get from your investment.
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If your shop on Etsy lasts long enough and you see some success, there will inevitably come a time when you realize that you need to stop putting all their eggs in one basket. Maybe it’s a long period of slowing sales from changes behind the scenes, another payment processing outage, or ads for your competitors’ products showing up in your store. Whatever the reason, at some point you decide that it’s time to build your own store. The problem is, how do you get traffic to your new website?
dbdc specializes in building WordPress and Woocommerce websites for artists, makers, and small businesses. One of the most common questions I get asked is “Why should I use WordPress?” With so many other options out there for building a website, it’s a good question. The short answer? WordPress and Woocommerce are easy to use, powerful, open, and they put you in complete control of your website. Continue reading “Why You Should Use WordPress for Your Website”…
When Christopher Taylor Timberlake Fine Art Jewelry first approached dbdc, they were experiencing what many artists and makers experience as their business matures into a full-time job: they had outgrown Etsy. dbdc worked with them to move from Etsy to Woocommerce and WordPress, and to update their packaging, signage, and store layout to support their move upmarket.
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