Do you want to grow your ecommerce business? Then get ready to connect your WooCommerce hosted ecommerce store to Facebook and gain access to a whole (and previously untapped customer base.
Today, I am going to show you how you can easily connect your ecommerce store with Facebook. As a result, you can quickly start selling your products on Facebook on your Facebook based online store. At this store, you don’t have to invest time in uploading products, choosing categories and other store set up functions. All the products and categories will be automatically transferred.
A Facebook connected WooCommerce store is a great idea because it offers you the maximum reach with minimum (or zero) investment. In addition, it also proves to be a great source of traffic for your store.
So without further ado, let’s see how we can do this.
First Things First
First, I will need to complete two prerequisites – First, create a Facebook page, and second, install a plugin at the WooCommerce store.
Create a Facebook Page
Login to the Facebook, go to the top right ,and click the “Create Page” option.
You will see several options including Brand or Product, Local Business or Place, Entertainment, etc. In my case, I will select “Brand or Product”.
Choose a category and a name. In my case, I will choose the “Clothing” category. Next, name the page as “My Shop”, and click the “Get Started” button.
Next, follow the steps and click the “Save Changes” button.
The Facebook page is ready for action.
The work is not over yet. I still have to add a cover photo, profile pic and other page content. However, at this point, the page is functional enough for the purpose of this tutorial.
Install the Plugin at the WooCommerce Store
While you are free to choose any comparable plugin, for the purpose of this tutorial, I will use WooCommerce shop to Facebook, an easy-to-use plugin with a great feature set.
To install the plugin, go to your WordPress Admin Dashboard, navigate to Plugins > Add New. In the right hand panel, click the search bar and enter the search term “WooCommerce shop to Facebook By StoreYa”. Next, install and activate the plugin.
After activation, the tab for StoreYa Facebook Store plugin will appear in WooCommerce > Settings.
Sign up to StoreYa
Net, just follow these steps:
- Go to www.StoreYa.com.
- Click the “Get Started Now” button.
- Signup with your email address, or login using Facebook.
Once you are in, you will see a lot of pretty cool options, among them, “Facebook Shop”. Go ahead and click the “Read More” button.
Next, click the “Get App Now” button.
Next, choose your ecommerce platform. In this case, I will choose WordPress with WooCommerce.
Next, to import the WooCommerce store to Facebook, add the URL of the store, and click the “Continue” button.
Next, click the Preview button and you will see the popup with the text: “Please log in, and choose the Facebook fan page you wish to connect your store to.”
Next, click the “Continue” button, select the Facebook page to add, and then click the “Add Page Tab” button.
You will be redirected to the StoreYa dashboard, and receive the success message: “Your store was successfully connected!”
Now it’s time to visit the Facebook store. For this, click the “Visit Facebook Store”(see the above image). As you can see from the following screencap, all the products of the WooCommerce store is available on the Facebook store.
The best thing is that everything on the WooCommerce stores including all the product and categories are automatically available on the Facebook store. Visitors can also check more details of the products under the “More Info” button.
You can also customize several other settings. Once done, publish your store!
The best part is when a user clicks the “Buy Now” button, they would be automatically redirected to the WooCommerce store product page.
To Sum Up
That’s it! I hope you can no easily connect the WooCommerce store to a corresponding Facebook store and see your sales go through the roof. If you need help, just drop me a line in the comments section.