When WordPress was introduced in 2003, it started out merely as a solution to create blogs. However, things have changed: WordPress has become an incredibly feature-rich content management system that caters to the most sophisticated needs of bloggers and website owners alike. Today, 25 percent of all sites on the entire World Wide Web use WordPress.
For various reasons, maybe you are running a WordPress site or WordPress blog besides your online shop. What was missing so far was an easy way to sell your products from the ePages shop on your WordPress site.
With the new ePages plugin for WordPress, this is now possible! It just takes a few minutes to set up – and there are no additional costs involved.
Here you can see what a WordPress site with added products could look like:
How does the ePages WordPress plugin work?
As soon as the plugin is installed, your products will be showcased on selected pages or on dedicated posts of your WordPress site. If a customer clicks on one of the products, an overlay window opens up with further details about the product – including price, product image and description as well as stock and delivery information, if available.
Customers can add products to a shopping basket. If they click on the basket icon, they see a summary of all the products they added as well as the delivery costs.
When customers click on the “Check out” button, a popup opens up with the order process of your ePages shop where they can complete their order.
To get a better idea of how the plugin works, you can try it out on our WordPress demo site.
How does the ePages WordPress plugin work for the merchant?
You simply have to install the free plugin and connect it to your ePages shop. After that, you can add products to certain pages or posts of your WordPress site by clicking the Add Shop button:
It is up to you if you want to show all of your products or only selected categories. This allows you to have full control over which products are available in your WordPress shop.
Besides that, you can decide if these elements should be displayed:
- A search field with which visitors can search for products
- A category selection
- The possibility to sort products by their name or price (ascending or descending)
Once an order is placed, you will be notified via email and can manage the order in your shop’s administration area – just like you are used to.
You can find detailed information about the setup in this PDF file.
The plugin has a variety of advantages for you:
- Easy integration: The setup is very simple and takes only a few minutes.
- No additional costs: The plugin is available for free.
- Proven back office: To manage your WordPress shop you can use the administration area of your shop.
- High compatibility: The plugin works on any WordPress site and is compatible with most themes and frameworks.
- Security and legal aspects: The plugin allows you to meet legal requirements and offers an SSL-secured checkout process.
You want to connect your online shop to your WordPress site now? Then just follow these instructions.