A screenshot of the back end of a Wordpress site. A mouse hovers over "Add New" under the "Products" category

Adding Inventory to WordPress

WordPress sales platforms offer numerous benefits, including customization, ease of use, SEO-friendliness, scalability, and mobile-friendliness. Whether you are a small business owner or a large enterprise, using WordPress to build your sales platform is a smart choice that can help you increase sales and grow your business.

A screenshot of the back end of a WordPress site. A mouse hovers over "Add New" under the "Products" categoryIf you just received backend access to your WordPress site, then you may wonder exactly how it all works. This is especially true if you’re dealing with a WooCommerce store, where you need to add products, set taxes, and

do other housekeeping items. Fortunately, there are a lot of tutorials online that show you how WordPress and WooCommerce works. Below, we go over the basics, our favorite tutorials for managing WooCommerce, and learning how it all works.

Setting Up Taxes on WordPress

One of the first things you should do for WooCommerce is set up taxes. Research what is required in your state for the products that you’re selling. Once you know, however, it’s relatively easy to set up taxes on WordPress. Our favorite tutorial video is this one. Keep in mind that taxes may be set up for you already, so check ahead of time.

Adding Tags, Categories, and Attributes on WordPress

You can organize your store on WordPress by adding tags, categories, and attributes. For example, you can nest your product underneath a “Clothing” tag. This is a great way to manage your store and keep track of all of your different products. You can find our favorite video here.

Adding Products

The final stage of setting up your store on WordPress is adding products. If you have a lot of products and do it all at once, this can be a time consuming process. However, if you make sure to add products as they come in, you can easily keep up with adding these in.

When you add products to your store, you will also upload an image for the product. When you upload an image, always check that it has alt text. This will improve your site’s SEO, and is easier to do if you add the text as soon as you upload the image. You can find our favorite video about adding products to a store here.

Finalizing Your Store

WordPress is easy to use, even for beginners. The user interface is intuitive, and you can complete most tasks with just a few clicks. Additionally, there is a vast community of developers and users who create tutorials and documentation, making it easier for you to troubleshoot issues and learn how to use the platform. We’ve included links to all of the videos we mentioned previously below so you can click through them when you’re ready.

Learn about Taxes

Adding Tags, Categories and Attributes

Adding Products

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