The trend is clear, more and more businesses create an online presence and sell their services and products online.
While dedicated e-commerce software may be recommended for large-scale online shops, I see flexible publishing platforms such as WordPress as a great solution for small and medium e-commerce websites.
WordPress is a user-friendly, open source platform used by millions worldwide and with extensions like WooCommerce it is a fully featured solution for taking sales online. In this article, I will show you how to add a cool pricing table to your website.
I have been testing and reviewing a plugin called Pricing Table. The plugin allows you to publish a pricing table in a post or page in WordPress. Other features of the plugin includes a drag and drop package reordering, unlimited package support, featured column option highlight (w/best price package), tooltip support, 3 table templates, and it is ready for translation.
Unfortunately, the templates available in the plugin is not responsive. However, it will not take much effort to make the necessary changes to achieve this. I am planning a update of this post with more details about this.
You can get the plugin at the WordPress codex as a free download. Just get the compressed zip installer, upload to your server and activate it via your WordPress admin.
After installation, the plugin adds a new entry in the WordPress admin dashboard. You can configure the pricing tables you want to add from here.
The All Pricing Tables sub-menu lists all your existing Pricing Tables. You can view, edit and delete the tables from here. It’s basically a custom post type made into a pricing table.
Click on Add New sub-menu to add your new pricing table. You will be presented with an editor to input your Data. You need to enter the title of the package you want to create and click on the Add Package button. The default package allows you to place the Price, Detail, Button URL and Button Text. You can also add new features to the package by clicking on the Add Feature button.
Sample Pricing Table with Data.
You have the option to make the package featured by clicking on the little star icon next to the package you just added. Click on Publish to finish your Pricing Table. Add the shortcode: [ahm-pricing-table id=table_id_you_just_create template=template_name] in a page or post to use the table you just created.
The default, free version offers a limited amount of packages/feature is you can add. You can upgrade to the Pro version to get more templates.
If you’re having problems using the plugin, Pricing Tables included a help section in the sub-menu list. This includes a quick tutorial on how to fill up the data inside the features and packages section.
Here’s a sample, finished pricing table:
Pricing Table for WordPress offers a great, free option for internet marketers who want to create a neat and stylish pricing table. It’s a perfect solution for those non-techie internet marketers wanting to quickly setup an eCommerce shop. It has all the features needed to build your own prices for goods and services. If you’re interested you can check out the plugin here, just click this link.