While online shopping via eCommerce has been growing steadily for years, there’s been an unprecedented explosion since the start of the pandemic.
Even if you own a brick-and-mortar store, having an online presence has never been so important.
An eCommerce store doesn’t just boost your income. It provides an alternate stream of revenue, limiting your exposure to events like the one we’re currently in. And of course, an eCommerce store enables businesses to reach a much larger market than a storefront alone.
In this tutorial, we explain how you can create your eCommerce store with WooCommerce on the cloud in just ten minutes.
WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems in the world. It now powers 37.5% of all sites on the Internet, and that number isn’t inflated by all of those forgotten blogs with an audience of one. 38% of websites in the Quantcast Top 10k are WordPress-powered, too.
If you look past the Gatsby front-end, the site you’re reading this article on is powered by WordPress, too.
WooCommerce is a popular WordPress plugin that converts your WordPress site into an eCommerce store. WordPress and WooCommerce are both open source, and actively developed. The community and support for both the platform and the plugin are tremendous. It’s an easy choice for beginners and experts in web development.
But that’s enough talk. Let’s fire up a server on the cloud and create an eCommerce store.
How to Create a WooCommerce Store on the Cloud in 10 Minutes