Nowadays, it is very easy to create a website or an online store from scratch, and you don’t need to learn any coding skills. The two things that you need for your website or online store are:
1. Domain name (ex: stanley101.com)
2. Web Host (used to store your files)
Each website or online requires a domain name and a web hosting, which can be purchased at the US Domain Center and cost approximately $100 per year (accepts Alipay, credit cards or any country’s currency). Once purchased, you can set up a professional website by logging directly into your US Domain Center account and installing WordPress, a free website building platform (CMS or content management system) with one click, and selecting a website theme.
If you want to build an online store, I also recommend WordPress, because you only need to install WooCommerce, an e-commerce system plug-in, on WordPress, and you have a powerful online store and you can start selling online. If you want anything else, you just need to install the free plug-ins.
WordPress, WooCommerce, and US Domain Center are used globally. That is, whether you are in China, the United States, Italy, Canada, or Europe, you can use them to quickly build your website or online store. Also, the website you build is global. Viewers or customers around the world can quickly browse your website or online store.
WordPress is very popular because it can be used to build any website (business site, ecommerce site, corporate website, company website, foreign trade website, member site or forum, etc.). Also, you can set up your WordPress storefront or website in any language.
3 Steps to building a website or online marketplace site
Step 1: Pick a domain name (URL)
The domain name is the URL of your website or online store. It generally ends with .com. Think about the domain name you want, because you can’t change it if you register it. Your domain name should be your brand. You should also choose a domain name that is easy to remember and easy to spell.
Step 2: Buy web hosting
Web hosting is used to store your files (e.g., videos, pictures, documents, and content). You can also install any software in your Web Hosting. It is a must-have part of every online store or website.
Step 3: Install WordPress
When you purchase a domain name and web hosting, log into your US Domain Center account to install WordPress. As mentioned earlier, it is a powerful website development platform (Content Management System, CMS for short). You don’t need any website design expertise to build your online store or website.
Once WordPress is installed, your website will be online. You can see your website by typing your domain name into the website input bar on your phone, computer, or tablet. It’s as simple as that!
Now you can log in to your online store or website backend and start posting content.
yoursite.com/wp-admin (replace yoursite with your domain name).
How to design your website
WordPress has had 10,000 free themes (site samples) for you. Just go to Appearance and click Themes to search to install the theme you want. The installation theme requires only one click (no expertise required).
How to turn your website into an online store
You may find it very difficult to set up an online store. If you choose WordPress, it’s easier to build an online store than you think. All you have to do is install WooCommerce, a powerful e-commerce system plug-in, in WordPress. Just go to Plugins -> Add New and search WooCommerce. Then, click Install Now and Active. You can also simply add additional features to your site. Once You’ve installed WooCommerce, you can add products, set up prices, and start selling to customers around the world.
Themes for WooCommerce
Our favorite and recommended online store themes are WooCommerce themes (free and paid) and Genesis themes (paid). They are all in use to us. Your online store can be set up in Chinese, English, or other languages.
If you have any questions while building your website, please feel free to contact us. We will respond to questions within 24 hours. We’ve been doing this for several years. Thank you!