Technical Skills Needed: High. WordPress’ core software must be downloaded and installed on a web server. Plugins can then be installed to add functionality. Theme customization to add branding requires design and coding expertise.
Domain and Hosting: Both are completely under the control of users. Sites can be hosted on any server and users can select the domain of their liking.
Pricing: WordPress and its eCommerce platform WooCommerce are free, but site hosting and domain registration costs will be incurred.
Store Management: Available via online dashboard or mobile app.
Payment Methods: PayPal and BACS are included with WooCommerce. Additional payment providers can be added through software integrations.
Marketing: WordPress and WooCommerce integrate with email marketing software like MailChimp. Links can be shared via social networks including Twitter, Facebook and others.
Inventory Management: WooCommerce does not offer native inventory management software but does integrate with TradeGecko and other solutions to make the process simple.