Setting up WooCommerce and Amazon S3 (AWS) for Digital Products

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Anthony Hortin

If you’re selling, or even giving away, digital products on your WooCommerce store (e.g. Audio/Video files, Zip files, eBooks, PDF’s etc…), it’s a great idea to offload those resources onto a third party, like Amazon S3 (Amazon Simple Storage Service), which is part of AWS (Amazon Web Services).

Offloading your products to a service like S3 means that your hosting disk space and bandwidth wont be impacted when customers purchase and download your products. If your products are attracting a large number of downloads, or if your products are quite large in size, this can be a huge saving in terms of hosting costs. Using a service like Amazon S3 isn’t free, but it will be cheaper than paying for extra disk space and/or bandwidth from your hosting provider.

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Review: WooCommerce eCommerce WordPress plugin

Posted in WordPress by
Anthony Hortin
(Updated: December 22, 2012)

ECommerce websites are a huge business and they’re only getting bigger. According to the US Commerce Department, eCommerce sales within the US alone totalled $194.3 billion in 2011. Whoa! This figure is only going to increase as more and more people see the benefits of buying & selling online.

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