Setup Online Store DIY Part 1 of 3

Online Store via WordPress | WooCommerce  (Malaysia)

Every online business today eventually has an online store.
You may have multiple stores on Lazada, Shopee, Lelong, 11th Street, but it brings you more advantages of giving your loyal customers a site to grow your sales network.

  1. Registration
  2. Installing and setting up WordPress | WooCommerce.
  3. Creating shipping classes, shipping zones, and shipping methods.

STEP 1 – all about the registration

Register a domain name – .com | .com.my | .my with your favourite domain registration provider
– approx MYR50-150 per year

Subscribe a web hosting with the domain above with your favourite web hosting provider
– approx MYR99-360 per year

You will then be given access to CPanel

Install WordPress | WooCommerce

** WooCommerce is an e-commerce plugin made for WordPress.

Choose a theme and proceed with the installation, activate the plugin(s).


STEP 2 – setting up your online store

Go to Dashboard | WooCommerce > Settings

Enter your business details.
You don’t have to put in your store address – the name of the city is sufficient.


STEP 3 – creating shipping classes and shipping zones

Set your selling and shipping location. This will determine your shipping zones later on.
Products on sales that you need to ship within Malaysia.

Couriers in Malaysia generally have separates different charges for West Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak and calculates by dimension weight.

WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping > Shipping Classes

Depending on what you are selling, you may want to create shipping classes based on weight first.

For example:

0.9 kg and below
1 kg to 1.9 kg
2.0 kg to 2.9 kg
3.0 kg and above

With the shipping classes, you can now determine the total weight of your products sold and charge a fee accordingly.

Create Shipping Zones
Once you have your shipping classes, you can start creating zones.

WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping > Shipping Zones

Name them West Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak.

 

Shipping methods, among the popular options:

  • Flat rate
  • Free shipping
  • Local delivery

You can charge a fee when you use the flat rate for your e-commerce website.
Free shipping is, well, free.
You can pick local delivery if your store allows customers to pick up their orders by themselves.

Straight forward, simple as A-B-C.