Now that WooCommerce is up and running and we had a look at its settings it’s time to start creating a couple of products and build our online store. WooCommerce offers several possibilities to create your product catalog. Setting up product categories Creating your first product Setting the categories, tags, and images for your product Learning about the other product types Setting up product categories When setting up your product catalog, it often makes .
Once we’ve created some categories, it’s time to start entering our first product. Click Products | Add Product in the menu on the left. Looking at the categories we created, most of the products will require sizing and colors as well. That’s something we’ll discuss later on, so, for now, we are going to create a simple women’s belt in the category Accessories. In the example below you’ll see that we already pre-filled a .
The API Settings tab is not discussed in this book. API keys and Webhooks can be used to integrate third-party tools with WooCommerce. Based on a trigger, another website or service can receive data from WooCommerce when certain events happen on your site, for instance when a new order is created. Preparing our test store Now that we had a look at all settings of WooCommerce it’s time to start adding products to our .
In this tab, you can configure the way WooCommerce handles e-mails it will send to your customer: Also, this tab contains several sub-areas, starting with Email Options and followed by a couple of settings for every type of email WooCommerce can send: The “From” Name field is the name the receivers see in their email client. By default, this is the name of your online store. The “From” Email Address field defaults to the administrator .
We’re moving to the next tab, named Accounts. There are only a couple of settings here that you need to pay attention to: The setting for Accounts is as follows: The first part, Account Pages, and My Account Endpoints may all be left at their default settings. The Registration Options deserve some more attention. First of all, you set where the customer can create a new account for the store. Make it easy and .
Setting up Shipping works in a similar way as the Checkout setup. In here we’ll show the Shipping Options Payments, Shipping, and Coupons we’ll get back with more detailed instructions: The Shipping Options settings are as follows: The first setting is enabled by default. It is needed if you want to be able to charge shipping costs to your customers. If you’re only selling digital goods -0;0tor on the cart page will result in .
Moving on to the Checkout settings tab, we see again several sublevels. For this moment, we’ll only discuss the Checkout Options. All other panels contain setup information about specific payment methods. More on choosing and configuring payment methods will be discussed in more detail in Chapter 4, Payments, Shipping, and Coupons: The Checkout Options are as follows: First, decide if you want to Enable the use of coupons in your store. Using coupons gives .
Setting up taxes can be a difficult task. Of course, there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach possible here. Tax laws and calculations differ from country to country and region to region. Besides that, there’s a large difference in handling taxes when selling goods to consumers or to other businesses. So in here, we’ll just stick to the basics, by explaining the functionality WooCommerce has available. It’s up to you to find out how .
Moving to the next tab you’ll find different settings related to the usage of products in WooCommerce. Note that this tab is divided into four different sub-areas, starting with another General tab: First set the unit of measures for weight and dimensions. Next, check the settings for working with product reviews. You may choose to disable them, although generally that isn’t recommended. Having customer reviews is important for almost all kinds of products and .
Afer going through Setting up WooCommerce part – 1 we will learn about it in more detail about different settings tab. WooCommerce is usable straight out of the box. However, in this section, we’ll cover almost every setup parameter that you may use to control your online store. Going through all settings might be quite overwhelming in the beginning, but it will help you in exploring the possibilities of WooCommerce. The General Settings Tab .