What the Heck is a Merchant Account?

Stripe Capture

What the heck is a merchant account and do I need a payment gateway? Do you want to open an online store, but all the details and the jargon confuse the process? You are not alone. Getting a store up and running online is a daunting task, but let’s see if I can help with … Read more What the Heck is a Merchant Account?

VIDEO:Variations in WooCommerce

Are you confused by Variations?

Do you know how to use them in your WooCommerce store?

I’ve written articles on variations Here and Here to get you started with the what and why.

In this video, I show you exactly how to add four variations to a WooCommerce product page and add different prices to each item.

Please let me know if you have questions or comments.

Three Things Your WordPress eCommerce Plugin Needs

Now that you’ve decided you need an online store, you must make a few decisions. What will it look like, how will it work, and how will you collect money? This article will focus on WordPress plugins for running your store and discuss a few important items you need to consider. The eCommerce websites I’ve … Read more Three Things Your WordPress eCommerce Plugin Needs

Variations in eCommerce

No Variations

The last article was about the importance of SKUs (Stock Keeping Units). This article is about Variations in WooCommerce. How do you handle all the SKUs we discussed in What is an SKU in WooCommerce. In 2006, WordPress, and its various eCommerce plugins could not handle Variations. That one missing feature caused me to choose ZenCart in … Read more Variations in eCommerce

WordPress +WooCommerce = eCommerce

Is it possible to open an eCommerce website using WordPress as the foundation? Yes, but it depends on your specific needs. WordPress extends its functions using plug-ins and the plug-ins are numerous. Each with their own good and not so good aspects. History of eCommerce Plugins In 2007, the choice of eCommerce plug-ins for WordPress … Read more WordPress +WooCommerce = eCommerce

Interested in Selling Online?


I’ve written extensively on the topic of selling online, or eCommerce, on another website, however, it is now a full-time business. This is the place to learn how to build a website, add products and begin selling online. My goal is to simplify the process so anyone can be up and running in a short … Read more Interested in Selling Online?