Published on February 27, 2017 by WPBeginner

Want to start a online store but not sure where to begin? We have helped 130,000+ users start their sites successfully. Watch this video to learn more.

Starting an online store (ecommerce website) can be terrifying for those who are not comfortable with techie things. Well — you’re not alone. Having helped thousands of our users with their ecommerce websites, we have decided to create the most comprehensive guide on how to start an online store and build your ecommerce website the RIGHT way without any technical knowledge.

The process is straight forward whether you are 20 years old or 60 years old.

To start an online store, you will need the following 3 things:

1. A domain name idea (this is the name of your website i.e wpbeignner.com)

2. A web hosting account (this is where your website lives)

3. A SSL certificate (so you can accept payments online)

4. Your undivided attention for 1 hour

You can get the first 3 items at Bluehost, our recommended hosting provider.

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Only if you use the link below:

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We would strongly recommend using our link above to make setting WordPress site that much easier.

In this tutorial, we will cover:

– How to Register a Domain Name
– How to Set Up Your Hosting
– How to Get an SSL Certificate
– How to Install WordPress
– How to Setup WooCommerce
– How to Add Products
– How to Apply a theme to your site
– How to Install WordPress Plugins
— Add Contact Form using WordPress Plugins
– Resources to Learn WordPress

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We would strongly recommend using our link above to make setting WordPress site that much easier.

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Simz raG
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Simz raG
3 months 27 days ago

Dont go with bluehost . they are waste now , they dont give a good customer services .guys . i bought their server for 3 years , and i left them in 2 month ,even they did not refund me too .

Aasan Hindi
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Aasan Hindi
4 months 6 days ago

Pls help me best free WordPress theme chose

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
4 months 6 days ago

It would depend on what your site is for, you may want to take a look at: www.wpbeginner.com/category/showcase/

Aasan Hindi
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Aasan Hindi
4 months 6 days ago

Superb

Latisha Crawford
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Latisha Crawford
4 months 9 days ago

Ok, what you didn't tell everyone was that you have to pay 179.00 down, then the 14.99 every month. I just called customer service and they told me 179.00 for the annual cost, then 14.99 a month.

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
4 months 7 days ago

If you are charged for the year you should only need to pay that unless you purchased another service with your hosting.

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eComGuru
4 months 29 days ago

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Zq Huang
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Zq Huang
6 months 12 days ago

thanks for the easy to understand video

Zq Huang
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Zq Huang
6 months 12 days ago

thanks for the easy to understand video

PAWS-PATAS Admin
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PAWS-PATAS Admin
6 months 17 days ago

Thank you that is a great help, watch this space. We will be selling our 2018 calendar on our website soon.

PAWS PATAS
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PAWS PATAS
6 months 17 days ago

Thank you that is a great help, watch this space. We will be selling our 2018 calendar on our website soon.

Júlia Sándor
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Júlia Sándor
6 months 18 days ago

Thanks, this is coming very handy now. I am looking into creating a small online shop for a music management company.

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