Adding an Online Store to Your Website

Since the pandemic, many industries and sectors have struggled, however, digital commerce has seen an upward, successful trend. There has been a shift in small to medium businesses embracing digital tools, technologies and sales channels. Many organizations have adapted to this change by having online stores that not only help them make up for the revenue loss, but also to connect with their audience. According to a study by PayPal Canada, the number of Canadian small businesses selling online has increased nearly 400 per cent in the last five years with the global pandemic being a major catalyst for merchants going digital.

If you’re looking to add an e-commerce section to your website or want to manage orders for your organization, there’s a cost effective and easy way to do it. Integrate an online store directly from your membership software with Wild Apricot!

Wild Apricot’s integrated Online Store helps small associations and nonprofits with managing sales from a single platform. It is easy, affordable, and gives you all the key features you need to to create your own online store, without having to look for an external platform.

Not only can you manage membership and events, you can also start listing products and accepting payments within minutes. This feature allows you to add unlimited products, services, or online resources right from your admin dashboard. You can also keep on top of stock levels, order payments, taxes, and more, all on the same platform as your membership management.

It is an affordable web-based software created especially for small associations and nonprofits. You can easily add an online store to your Wild Apricot website with the drag-and-drop gadget, then design your eye-catching store page by customizing the colors, images, and text in the website editor. It’s truly user-friendly.

And, as for managing payments, Wild Apricot allows you to easily connect to one of their supported online payment processors for fast, secure online payments that are convenient for your users. Plus, all your store payments and refunds are recorded in Wild Apricot, so you can quickly search transactions or filter by details like date or tender type.

NewPath Consulting has helped a lot of Wild Apricot clients in creating a unique, customized online store solution. Whether you’re using Word Press as your primary site or using Wild Apricot’s website feature as your member’s portal, the online store truly brings another venue for revenue. From membership promotional products to digital downloadable content, this feature is a must!

Feel free to check out some of these organizations NPC has helped creating, and we can do the same for your website!

Client : Mechanical Contractors Association of BC ,
Client: Southern Niagara Canoe Club,
Client: Association of Canadian Archivists,

Check out our care packages here, starting as low as $199 USD. NewPath is here to help you achieve your goals, so feel free to book a meeting with us.

Looking to train your staff on how to use Wild Apricot? We now have customized training packages either in person or virtually, all to suit your schedule and organization needs.

About the author

Alex is a pioneer in using the cloud to meet the needs of small and medium sized business (SMBs) and membership-based organizations. He has a BSc in computer science from the University of Michigan and has worked as a product manager at two Internet startups. Alex is a father of 2 and plays the trumpet for fun. He is the founder and the president of the University of Michigan Alumni Club of Toronto.