Nowadays, it is crucial for all businesses to have an online presence. Especially companies that are engaged in the sale of products or services, can use their website to reach more customers and boost sales. The best kind of website for such companies is an online store that enables customers to see all the products and buy them without wasting time driving to the store.
In this thesis you can learn about the creation process of an online store, suitable for sale of any products or services. The content will include everything from domain registration and hosting to costumizing the store design and functionality.
The goal of this thesis is to show how to create a web store in the most simple manner with minimum costs - with the use of free open source programs. This enables smaller companies who can not afford a professional web store to sell online as well.
The process of domain registration and hosting will be described as general, as well as a practical example on the local system when your PC is transformed into a local server. For the site itself we will use the Wordpress content management system (CMS), which speeds up the design and creation of the site. The Wordpress CMS will be expanded further by adding a plugin called WooCommerce, which enables us to turn the Wordpress website into a web store.