An E-commerce website is a special type of website that has a built-in shopping cart. The shopping cart allows visitors to purchase an item by placing an order. Payment is processed through a secure payment gateway (credit cards) or a third-party payment processor like PayPal.
An online store has several advantages over a brick-and-mortar store:
- It’s always open
- Low overhead – no wages or rent
- Unlimited “shelf space”
Foothill Web currently uses WooCommerce, the most popular free shopping cart plugin for WordPress.