Word Press Based E-commerce
Typically people say that WordPress is good for small stores while for larger online stores, a more dedicated hosting platform is better suited. However, that is not entirely true. If you have the resources or the budget/knowledge to keep maintaining your WordPress-powered e-commerce site, you should by all means use WordPress. Because when you use WordPress, you get the opportunity to customize your site according to however you like.
So the bottom line is, if you have the resource to manage a WordPress-powered e-commerce site, either by yourself or by appointing us as your dedicated developer, and you would enjoy the power of customizing the store according to your needs. WordPress is the right choice for you. From a security perspective, WordPress is secure and you need to make sure it stays secure. It needs to be updated, maintained, optimized on a regular basis. If you can do so, you will enjoy the customization ability of your online storefront down the line. This in mind we have built solid word press system such that you can manage and maintain your day to day online business, all integrated in one, feature of this can be seen here
WooCommerce is a “free” WordPress plugin, so you can expect to have all the advantages you get with WordPress as a platform for building websites. I use quotes around the word free, because while there are no costs to install WooCommerce, there are fees associated with the complete integration of WooCommerce as a functional shopping cart
WooCommerce is completely customizable, and has a good shopping cart & secure payment gateway. There are several themes to choose from and you can even design a new (completely customized) one, if you are familiar with the WordPress platform and have the required technical knowledge to build a custom WordPress template.
WooCommerce has an extremely intuitive admin panel that any layman can understand and manage. Other advantages that can be attributed to WooCommerce include – no limitation to product categories, a WordPress blog (of course), and availability of thousands of plugins & extensions that one can easily find on the internet. And if you have a website on WordPress, then ‘Way to Go!’; WooCommerce naturally becomes your first choice.
On the flipside, if you don’t have a WordPress website and are not familiar with the platform, then it could be a little painful to get started-especially because you also have to build a WordPress site in order to take advantage of the WooCommerce platform. Besides, as the database grows, a WooCommerce website tends to get a bit slow.
So, the bottom line is-if you have a WordPress website and are not planning to open that big of an online store, then WooCommerce is an ideal choice; otherwise, you should choose other appropriate platform.