How To Integrate Shopify With WordPress
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How To Integrate Shopify With WordPress

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WordPress and eCommerce go closely together in the market, and many turns to the WordPress platform to build an online shop. The most well-known and by far the most popular WordPress eCommerce solution is WooCommerce. But today, we are talking about another solution i.e. Shopify.

Shopify has become one of the largest eCommerce platforms in the United States and has shown enormous growth in online sales over the past few years with record numbers expected for 2020. Shopify is a standalone platform that turns your WordPress site into an online store with just a few clicks.

If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.Jeff Bezos, Founder of

Since WordPress already has WooCommerce and other native eCommerce plugins, why would you consider Shopify over them? Let’s see.

  • Much more simple to use as Shopify handles the eCommerce part.
  • You don’t need to deal with code, CSS or anything else as it offers a secure shopping cart, SSL, payment methods, flexible shopping options, tax calculations, a host of languages, and whatnot.
  • Shopify offers WordPress themes that can work with their shopping cart.
  • Also, you can take advantage of using the WordPress platform like content marketing, blogging, SEO, etc.

There are as many as 820,000 stores hosted with Shopify.

(SimilarTech, 2019)

Now comes the main question: How to integrate Shopify into my WordPress website?

  1. Sign up to Shopify​ - Jump to the Shopify homepage and Sign up to Shopify. They do provide a 14-days free trial.
  2. Install the Shopify Ecommerce Plugin​ - Install the Shopify eCommerce Plugin on WordPress website and don’t forget to activate it once the installation is complete.
  3. Connect Shopify to WordPress​ - Click on the Shopify plugin on the left sidebar and enter the Shopify information, specifically your shop address and Connect your account.
  4. Add your Products​ - Go to the Shopify settings page and click on ‘Products’ that opens a whole interface for you to add products. If you already have a Shopify store then you can just sync your products.
  5. Set up Payment Options​ - Go back to the Shopify settings page and head toward the payment section and set everything up concerning payment. Shopify supports many different gateways including Paypal, Stripe, Amazon Payments, and more.
  6. Set up Shipping Options​ - Go back to the Shopify Settings page for one more time and go to the ‘Shipping Options’ section. You need to set up a shipping origin address. Also, configure different shipping zones and their shipping costs.
  7. Add Shopify Products to your WordPress Website​ - Head over to your site and create a page for the product you want and click the ‘Add Product’ button. You can try other options too as per your requirements.
  8. Adding Product Widgets and Customizing Appearance​ - Go to the widget section of the website, and add in the widgets for your products. Shopify provides lots of customizations for this page so you can play around with the options!

Now you should be good to get started!

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