Building An Ecommerce Solution Online with WordPress and PayPal
Dec 21, 2016
E-commerce solutions are prevalent in the market that can range from a hundred dollar to exorbitant price ranges, perhaps without any limit. However, there are two reasonable solutions for this purpose. The first one is the cloud solution (subscription of an e-commerce platform like Batoi’s) and the second one is to build a solution around popular open source software stack like WordPress. While the first option will be preferred by many decision makers, the second option may have inroad in the market where subscription-based software with data stored in public cloud does not find favour in terms of business perspective or legal compliance of the country. In this article, we discuss the second choice in detail. You will learn how to implement an e-commerce solution by installing and configuring WordPress on LAMP platform and integrating PayPal payment solution with it.
Before we proceed, let us note that PayPal is one of the most stable and popular payment solution available today. It’s due to the availability of PayPal solutions for merchants in most countries across the globe and the support for multi-currency transactions. From merchants’ perspective, its transaction-friendly features are attractive though there is a common disappointment for the significant transaction cost.
It’s PayPal Time
The first step is to create a PayPal account. Always ensure that you are accessing the right website that has the SSL lock (https://www.paypal.com). The PayPal account creation and setup has three steps after you finish the signup. These include verify email, verify account by linking your credit card with the newly created PayPal account, and finally, linking your bank account with PayPal. The last item will ensure that the payment that you will receive by your e-commerce setup can be withdrawn to your bank account.