Are you ready to start selling your custom t-shirts online? If you’re a small to medium size business I would suggest using WooCommerce. It’s a WordPress plug-in you can use to start selling on your website and blog. Just make sure that your WordPress theme is e-commerce ready.

However, if you’re looking for a more robust shopping cart then I would recommend Magento. Especially if you are a medium to large size business and plan to expand your e-commerce store.

Both shopping carts are good but WordPress works better if you plan on blogging about your custom t-shirts. And including links from your blog posts to your custom t-shirts. Magento does come with a blogging platform like WordPress. This would make it harder to include Magento products in your blog.

With either setup, you’re going to want to make sure to include a website firewall for protection against hackers. I would recommend Sucuri. Sucuri is a website security and protection platform. This company is highly recommended especially if you plan on taking credit cards online. Unless you plan on using PayPal for all your purchases then there would be no need for Sucuri.

For most cases, I’m going to assume the best platform would be WordPress. I came to this conclusion because it sounds like all you plan on selling online are custom t-shirts. With that being said WordPress would be the best platform. And if you’re not sure about starting an e-commerce site, you could always try Etsy. This might be a smart option if you’re not sure you are ready to start an e-commerce site or it’s just not within your budget.

WooCommerce

Let’s start with finding you a WooCommerce theme. You can find really good themes at either ThemeForest or TemplateMonster. Both web design companies I use or have used in the past. Just make sure to select WooCommerce when searching for your theme so you know that it is e-commerce ready.

Here are some instructions on how to install a WordPress theme. You’ll also need to secure your website by getting a free SSL and change your website from HTTP to HTTPS.

All of these things are a must do if you plan on setting up an e-commerce store for your custom t-shirts. There are really a lot of steps you’ll need to take in consideration when selling online. It’s not as easy as just buying a template that’s WooCommerce ready.

The great thing about WooCommerce is you can incorporate your custom t-shirts in with your blog posts. That means you can add your products to your blogs and advertise your custom t-shirts through blogging. This is a great plus that WordPress has over Magento. The only thing is if your products change you’ll need to continually update your product links within your blog posts. That’s one of the reasons why I’ve stayed clear about blogging on individual products. Or you could always use 301 redirects if you plan on changing your custom t-shirt products. At least that way your readers aren’t directed to a 404 not found page.

I hope that helps you out when looking for the best e-commerce platform for your custom t-shirts. Best of luck with starting your online shop!

Elyssa McGregor

Hi! I'm Elyssa McGregor. I love helping people succeed online and promoting businesses with our wide range of promotional products. I have a love for search engine optimization (SEO) and getting companies out there on the world wide web. How can I help you?

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