Shopify for WordPress: Build Your Online Store

Shopify is one of the most popular e-commerce options available on the web. It is a supercharged way to sell products online and is incredibly easy to work with and affordable, which is why nearly a quarter million websites are actively using Shopify at this very moment. Shopify is a great option for selling online because there is seemingly nothing this platform can’t do. You can easily build an online store with an unlimited number of products. You can promote and sell your products on social media thanks to Shopify’s support for Facebook, Pinterest “buyable” pins, and Twitter. You can add any of your products to any website with the Shopify Buy Button, and you can even take your online store into your brick-and-mortar storefront with Shopify POS to make sales face to face.

Adding products to Shopify is a breeze. Just add your descriptions, images, or even download files (for digital goods). Plus, Shopify doesn’t cap the number of products that you can add. There are built-in options for adding SEO tags, product categories, sales, prices, vendors, product variations, etc. Since your products are all hosted on the Shopify servers, you don’t have to worry about certain web security protocols or customer data management. This includes important factors like backups, SSL certification, credit card security (Level-1 PCI compliance), refund processing, customer accounts, and more. Shopify does it all for you.

If you haven’t heard of Shopify or noticed it previously missing in articles on WPExplorer, that’s probably because until now there wasn’t a clear-cut way to integrate the powerful shopping platform with WordPress. But now there is – meet the powerful Shopify eCommerce Plugin for WordPress. With this nifty tool, it’s easy to integrate your Shopify products with your WordPress-powered website! Now you can have all the awesome features of WordPress that you know and love (like full control over your self-hosted website, tons of themes & plugins, and more) AND the power of Shopify! Plus, Shopify made adding products as simple as clicking a button, literally.

After installing the plugin, a new Shopify section will be added to your WordPress dashboard. From here, you can quickly create your WordPress Buy Buttons, which are how WordPress connects to your Shopify products. After creating your Buy Buttons, you can start inserting them into posts and pages with the easy Add Product button. Of course, you’ll still need a Shopify membership since all of your products are managed and hosted on their servers, but this plugin makes integrating your Shopify store on any or all of your WordPress websites so easy. This is especially great if you utilize a number of landing pages to promote a single product or if you already have a Shopify store and want to showcase your products within your website or blog posts (so you aren’t redirecting customers all over the web).

We’re excited to see how theme developers and WordPress users integrate Shopify into their designs and websites in the upcoming months. Shopify is a great option for small and large businesses alike. But we want to hear from you! Have you used Shopify before? Are you excited to try Shopify for WordPress? Do you think WPExplorer should release a WordPress theme for Shopify? Let us know your thoughts below!

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