There are many difficulties in creating an online store for your product, website, or company in general. It is a complicated setup, whether you are dealing with different region regulations, or even credit card processing.
However, there is now a new and simple way to setup an online store for your business. It comes from the creators of WordPress (Automattic), who recently bought an online company that was already streamlining an online store platform, WooCommerce.
In the past few years, WooCommerce really distinguished itself in its field. Just like WordPress as a whole, it developed a robust community around its software, and its products meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
WooCommerce was already starting to corner the market in the creation of an online store, when Automattic acquired them. Now that WooCommerce will be connected with WordPress, they will be able to provide an easy and efficient setup of an online store to businesses worldwide.
It is actually pretty amazing that WordPress will now be able to offer a user-friendly store. Many companies have had a very difficult time setting up and maintaining stores for their businesses, among other challenges. One of the biggest difficulties is that the store always has to be completely personalized to the company, and built from the ground up, all while trying to interface with other stores, CC processing, easy ordering, and efficient shipping with the right info. In short, maintaining an online store is no walk in the park. However, with the new streamlined store from WooCommerce and WordPress, people will be able to setup and maintain a store with much more ease and at a lower cost.
Even a conservative estimate that WooCommerce powers 650,000 storefronts means they’re enabling a huge number of independent sellers. They’ve added a tremendous amount to the WordPress ecosystem (alongside everyone else working in this area).
Source and Quotes from Ma.tt.