I was advised several times to move our eCommerce site from WordPress.
After days of researching different eCommerce platforms, I opened an account with Big Commerce. They provided wonderful support. In addition, there were a lot of great features.
I spent weeks learning the new platform and uploading our products. Then I discovered we had to pay extra monthly fees for a good looking website. Plus our blog would have to stay on WordPress.
We could afford it, but our mission is to help others in need. I guess this is how the rich get richer 😐
My second attempt was with Volusion. It’s a great company with a very nice eCommerce platform.
I uploaded all of our products and started to design the site. The page builder was easy to use. Google Shopping and weight based shipping with discounts were also included.
I wasted almost two months trying to accomplish something positive.
This is just a small business scenario, but it happens all of the time.
Sometimes hard work doesn’t pay off.
When we fail, how do we fail forward? How can we make lemonade out of lemons? I think one way is to forgive, don’t give up, and share our failures to help others succeed.
Of course this is easier said than done. Nevertheless, if we would Gift this type of Kindness, wouldn’t everyone be successful?
Wouldn’t we have more time to enJoy each other?
For all of my WordPress/WooCommerce colleagues:
If you have been using WordPress/WooCommerce for a while, keep it.
- Woo Commerce has a Google Shopping plugin.
- Use the plugin Gift Up .
- In our opinion, Elementor Pro is the best page builder.
- The Mega Menu Pro will add style to your navigation.
- The Grid Kit Pro plugin creates easy to configure catalogs.
- Use the SNAP Auto Poster plugin to reach a broader audience with your blogs.
- Don’t forget to use cache cleaning plugins.
- There are a lot of weight based shipping plugins.
- Last but certainly not least, use WP Engine as your host.
I hope this saves someone time and money 🙂