The combination of a WordPress website and WooCommerce is the leading ecommerce website platform in the world with over 11,000,000 ecommerce stores and growing! The simple reason it is so popular is that it works very well, is easily updated and managed, comes with a wealth of features plus it is expandable with plugins to add even more. WooCommerce comes bundled with PayPal (for accepting credit card and PayPal account payments), Stripe, Bank Transfer, and cash on delivery as standard payment methods. If you need a specific payment gateway not in the basic installation, there is probably a plugin available to suit.
All of our WooCommerce websites are fully responsive, meaning they work beautifully on all platforms including desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets. We have built ecommerce stores for a variety of businesses including Car Dealers, Jewellery Stores, Football Clubs, Photographers, Restaurants and Educators to name a few. In addition we have also built ecommerce websites for selling downloadable documents, so anything is possible.
In 2018, Australians spent over AUD$28 Billion via online shopping, which accounts for approximately 9% of Australia’s total retail sales. This is expected to grow during 2019 to a staggering 15% of total retail sales. Serious growth!
In global terms, Australia is the 10th largest ecommerce market by revenue, and is on a path to reach a market size of well over AUD$35 Billion by 2021. Currently 80% of Australians have shopped online, and that is set to increase to 85% by 2021, which means 22 million Australians will be looking online to purchase.
The question you have to ask yourself as a business owner, is do you want to be a part of this rapidly growing market, or miss out?