An online shop allows your customers to buy your products or services at a time that suits them. You can then delivery your products to your customers or allow then to collect them from your premises.

In this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide I’m going to walk you through the process of adding an online shop to an existing WordPress website.

What you’ll need to get started

To follow this guide you’ll need a WordPress website.

If you don’t have one of those you can set them up by working through the following step-by-step guide:

Navigate to your WordPress Dashboard / Plugins / Add New and type “woocommerce” in the search field. You’ll see WooCommerce as the first search result:

Click on the “Install Now” button.

The button will change to say “Installing…” and then it will change again to say “Activate”.

Click on the “Activate” button.

What you’ll see next…

Click on “Skip setup store details”.

You’ll be presented with this screen…

Decide whether or not you want to opt in to WooCommerce usage tracking and click on the “Continue” button.