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Evolution of WordPress as an E-Commerce Platform – The 4 Quick Reasons


It has indeed been a long journey for WordPress from being a blogging platform to catering the needs of the people for building websites and various other apps for the web. Who would have thought that building websites would be such an easy and quick thing, not just building but even updating it on a regular basis or making constant edits would become so hassle-free. But here it is and people seems to be having a gala time launching a new website every other day. Considering the kind of power that it has today, mainly because of the purpose it serves, it is safe to say that today after designing millions of websites for commercial use and also e-commerce websites it is trending towards becoming a leading e-commerce platform.


The gradual transition towards being an e-commerce platform


By now we have a very clear idea about the growing importance of WordPress and how today it is impossible to think of launching a new website without it. So for now, let us focus on understanding why it can become a leader in e-commerce. Here are four basic reasons let us have a look at them:


  • The growth of great e-commerce plug-ins – the sole responsibility of making WordPress a successful e-commerce platform is entirely because of having an extremely active community along with being an open source. This increases the scope of creating excellent plug-ins giving ample scope to designers to create a shopping basket straight into the themes.

  • Easy to use – we must never forget that the growing popularity of WordPress is because it is easy to use. One does not need to be a tech-geek or a tech-savvy to use it and that’s because of it’s easy usability that it has topped the popularity list of all users. It is because of being highly user-friendly that several websites focusing on online shopping have been a big hit because the navigation is simple and the potential customers don’t find it difficult to glance through the products and finally place their order.

  • Spoilt for choice – the ready-made themes make WordPress such a big hit because there is no scope of further editing the desired theme that you are planning to select. There is plenty of themes to choose from and users are often spoilt which ones to choose because they all are so good. The best thing about these themes are that they are all custom-made and found in abundance to suit your individualistic needs.

  • Carefully integrated for shopping online – the biggest perk of using WordPress while designing your online shopping website is that all the essential requisites namely your shopping cart, products and the store all are well place where it should be. If you are choosing it for your e-commerce site then it implies that your products, your store as well as your shopping basket are carefully in-sync with one another so that visitors coming to your site don’t get confused by looking at your site and finally lose interest and click the back button.



All these factors have worked miraculously well for making WordPress such a big hit and the time is not far off when it will rule as the e-commerce platform. All we need to do now is just wait and watch it happen!

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Sudeep Banerjee is the Founder & President of B3NET Inc., the leading Orange County Web Development firm, since 1999 in California. He is a forward thinking leader with expertise in Digital Marketing, Web Design and Mobile Application Development and Amazon Sales Consulting. He is an author, speaker and a consultant with 28 years of experience. He loves to play Basketball and Golf.

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