Web shop based on WordPress and WooCommerce.
WordPress originally started as a blog platform in 2003. Since then it has grown into an strong CMS solution with infinite functions and possibilities. A WordPress webshop looks a lot like a normal WordPress website. You can add webshop functionalities to an already existing website very easily. This can be achieved with an e-commerce plugin. At Webconexus we work with WooCommerce because this is the most used e-commerce plugin and contains the most functionalities Because WooCommerce connects to WordPress, you enjoy the same user-friendliness as a regular WordPress website. You can manage your webshop yourself very easily and you pay no license fees.
What is WooCommerce?
WooCommerce is a webshop plugin for a WordPress website. It started out as a fairly simple plugin but now it has the largest market share in the WordPress e-commerce environment. The story of WooCommerce started in 2008 when three developers jointly developed a webshop system that you could use as a plugin on WordPress. Since then it has grown into a very extensive system which is used and trusted by millions. WooCommerce now has more than 10 million downloads and is the most used WordPress e-commerce plugin . More than 30% of all e-commerce websites run on WooCommerce. And this is has its reasons. This free plugin transforms your website into a fully-fledged webshop.
Special themes are available for WooCommerce that are optimized for usage with the plugin. These can be free or paid themes. WooCommerce acts just like a normal WordPress website. It has the same user friendliness and has good possibilities for SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
What does it cost to have a WordPress webshop made?
This is a frequently asked question to Webconexus, but there is no single answer to this. It depends entirely on your personal wishes or requirements. Is it a small web shop with a few products or a complex web shop with a few hundred products? Many different factors ultimately determine the final price. We explain this down below and give a few tips on how you can save some money and use your budget as efficiently as possible.
1. The hosting.
You will need a domain name and a website hosting package. The domain name is not that exciting, you can pick one up for under €10 per year. What is very important is the hosting. The hosting package that you have to choose depends strongly on the size of your webshop and the number of visitors that you receive per month. Do you expect fewer than 10,000 visitors per month? Then standard hosting will sufficient enough.
Do you expect more than 10,000 visitors per month, do you have plans to run multiple web shops? Then managed VPS hosting hosting is a better option. You have your own private server and you can host as many websites as you want. All for one fixed amount per month.
2. Standard webshop or lots of customization.
The smaller visual things within a theme such as logos, colors and typography can be adjusted very easily. But do you want more than this or do you want something that is unique? Then you can go for a custom theme. This takes more time obviously and will cost more therefore. If your budget is small, it's a good idea to go for a simple webshop. Try to limit customization as far as possible and look for a strong theme that already contains many functionalities.
In addition to a customized theme, you should also consider the number of functionalities . This means, for example, integrations with other software (newsletters, payment systems, stock management, etc.) WooCommerce ships with many functions out of the box but it lacks a few essential parts. This requires additional plugins or extra coding. More functionalities generally mean a higher final price.
3. Number of products.
This one is quite obvious. A webshop with 5-10 products is finished faster than a webshop with 5000 products. Adding products is time-consuming. Adding images, product descriptions and product specifications takes a lot of time. By doing this yourself you can cut a big chunk of the price.
4. SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
Having good content and a well-structured webshop is essential for a high ranking . SEO takes a lot of time and we calculate this separately from the webshop. This keeps it flexible and gives customers the opportunity to do this themselves. By, for example, coming up with SEO titles, writing SEO texts and filling in META descriptions yourself, you also save costs.