1. emily June 14, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    Hi! thanks for sharing your story, it’s so inspirational. I too am looking to start my own e-commerce site using WordPress. I was wondering if you would be so kind as to share some plugins you use for your store or recommend I look at to build my store? I make hand-made jewelry and love the idea of having the ability to really customize my site with plugins offered on WordPress and possibly offer my customers customization options like different bead colors, etc. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks:)

    • Bao June 20, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

      Hi Emily,
      It will depend a lot on how many products you plan on having and how much you can spend up front. We use WordPress because blog articles were important for us and WooCommerce was a good fit for our small e-commerce needs. WooCommerce has various plugins that you can purchase that will allow you to add options like the ones you mentioned. We use some of these WooCommerce plugins: “product add-ons,” “smart coupons,” and “cart add-ons.” You may have to spend several hundred dollars to get the software plugins you need and also a lot of time or labor costs to implement the software. But if you have only a few products with not many options, you might look into a service like Shopify or Big Cartel. Good luck!

  2. Kelly Collins August 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    Hi Emily and Bao…
    Just discovered your site today… I’ve been dreaming of succulents for a while now and I’m really excited to start learning about and growing my own. My husband and I will probably order some soon :) Just wanted to say… We love that you are a part of donating to the water charity, and also that your site is simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the world.
    Kelly and Chris Collins

    • Bao August 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

      Thank you Kelly and Chris. We’re very encouraged by your note. We hope we can continue to help people create beautiful living art and contribute what we can to a better world. Looking forward to sending you some juicies!

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