Sydney-based WPCommerce has launched a hosted cloud e-commerce platform on the open source Wordpress and WooCommerce platforms.
WPCommerce automates the integration, localisation and deployment requirements to provide business owners with a fully hosted local solution that allows them to start selling online without manual setup or configuration.
Founder and CTO of WPCommerce, Anand Kumria, said business owners had longed for an e-commerce service that allowed them to sell online without being burdened by complexity.
“E-commerce had typically been very costly, unnecessarily complex and difficult to maintain,” he said.
“WPCommerce changes all that with a user-friendly interface that is integrated with the familiar WordPress content system.
"With WPCommerce business owners can focus on selling and not worry about hosting, configuring and other software requirements.”
WPCommerce supports selling of any product or service, multiple payment options, shipping and tax calculation, discount vouchers, sales reports and many other features.
Kumria said customers coudl add any number of the many free and paid-for modules available for WooCommerce to match a business requirement.
“For Web designers, WPCommerce supports free, paid-for and custom-developed WordPress themes and templates to give your shop a unique look and feel,” he said.
“If you’ve invested in an existing Web site you don’t need to change anything to use WPCommerce. Simply provision your WPCommerce online store and update the DNS settings to a “shop” sub-domain."
All WPCommerce subscribers get a fully hosted WordPress Web site provisioned with the integrated online store.
However, WPCommerce stores can also be added to any type of existing Web site – including non-WordPress sites – by adding a “shop”, or similar, sub-domain to the URL.