GoDaddy recently partnered with WooCommerce to help its WordPress users reduce the tedium of launching an eCommerce store.
Through this WooCommerce partnership, GoDaddy’s users can more easily set up their eCommerce stores faster and more efficiently. This arrangement removes the multiple hoops they’d typically have to jump through.
Reducing a Four-Step Setup Process into One Step
The all-new GoDaddy eCommerce tier is specific to WordPress users who want to integrate eCommerce functionalities into their GoDaddy-hosted sites. It’s also for new merchants who are setting up to sell online for the first time.
This partnership lowers the number of screen setup by 70 percent compared to the market. So, instead of having to go through four steps, users can set up their eCommerce store in just a step.
For this partnership, GoDaddy straddles three elements into one. It blends featured extensions, WordPress hosting, and WooCommerce integration into a one-step, automated solution.
Critical GoDaddy eCommerce Tier Features
Users of the eCommerce tier get a free 2048-bit encryption SSL certificate. This is a vital feature for securing payments and encrypting sensitive user data.
Albeit, this security feature is also available on the Ultimate tier, but not available for lower plans. You must be subscribed to their one year plan or longer to qualify for the SSL feature. Monthly subscription users are not qualified to use this feature.
Furthermore, the GoDaddy’s eCommerce and Ultimate tiers share these features in common:
1. Website Security Essential
This is a malware removal and repair feature. It comes free throughout the lifetime of the hosting plan.
This Website Security Essential feature defends users’ websites. It stops malware attacks and halts hackers onslaught. Users don’t need to do a thing. The security feature automatically scans the site daily and provides guaranteed cleanup.
2. Unlimited Site Visitors and Storage
GoDaddy offers users unlimited traffic bandwidth and storage. However, these offers are based on the condition that a user doesn’t violate their user agreements.
3. $550 Marketing Credit
US-based accounts come with partner ad credits. These ad credits work across Google, Yelp, and Bing. The GoDaddy Action Center guides users to set up their partner accounts and then receive their special account credit.
GoDaddy charges 15.99 percent a month for users who subscribe to 36 months or longer. This comes to $575.64 for the three-years payment plan. However, the monthly subscription attracts $29.99 monthly.
Furthermore, this GoDaddy-WooCommerce partnership offer is available in select countries or markets. In those countries, you’ll see the “eCommerce” tier with its features listed on the country’s GoDaddy pricing plan page.
In Malaysia, for example, this offer is not available. Instead of the WooCommerce offer, GoDaddy Malaysia skips to the Pro 5+ pricing and features tier.
So you want to verify your country’s status. Scroll to the bottom of the GoDaddy.com home page, and then select your country to see if it’s available in your region.
Shared Goal: GoDaddy and WooCommerce
In the words of Patrick Pulvermüller, GoDaddy’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Hosting,
GoDaddy and WooCommerce share the same goal of helping users succeed online, and we’re thrilled to be working with the WooCommerce community to help our WordPress users do this in the easiest, simplest way possible
This GoDaddy-WooCommerce collaboration reduces the hurdle and learning curve for eCommerce business entrants. The arrangement eliminates the stress of struggling with technology. So these merchants can get their businesses running in one-click.
GoDaddy’s Users Gain Free Access to WooCommerce Premium Extensions
Users get to enjoy free access to premium WooCommerce features. This is one of the most significant gains of the GoDaddy-WooCommerce partnership.
This integration targets GoDaddy’s WordPress users. So, they can set up eCommerce sites using pre-populated and customizable shop themes.
More so, these users gain free access to the best WooCommerce premium extensions, worth more than $1,500.
WooCommrce is highly customizable, giving users the freedom to customize all aspects of their online store. Users who opt for GoDaddy’s eCommerce plan get a pre-installed version of WooCommerce.
This pre-installed software comes with a lot of features, including but not limited to these:
- Advanced Notifications
- Checkout Field Editor
- Product CSV Import Suite
- UPS and USPS Shipping Methods
- Minimum and Maximum Quantities
- WooCommerce Brands
- Product Vendors
- WooCommerce Bookings
- WooCommerce Points and Rewards
- Bulk Stock Management
- Product Add-Ons
- WooCommerce Deposits
- WooCommerce Pre-Orders
Buyers pay very close attention to shipping when buying. WooCommerce knows this for a fact, so they provide a real-time shipping cost calculator for free. With this feature, shoppers automatically calculate their real-time shipping rate during checkout.
Wrap Up: One-Click Access to Premium eCommerce
The GoDaddy eCommerce plan doesn’t charge transaction fees. Additionally, it comes loaded with free design themes for the WooCommerce Storefront.
This GoDaddy and WooCommerce partnership fulfills the dreams of many eCommerce entrants. So, if anyone wanted to cut to the chase in their eCommerce setup without cutting off the good things, this is it.
GoDaddy is a Scottsdale-based website host and hosting service provider that aims to empower everyday entrepreneurs. The platform is a key market player in the website hosting space, with the leading market share of 6.3 percent. GoDaddy has 19 million customers worldwide.
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WooCommerce is owned by Automattic, creators of WordPress.com and JetPack. It prides itself as the most customizable eCommerce platform for merchants to build their stores and sell worldwide. WooCommerce runs 29.11 percent of the online shops worldwide.