Travel E-Commerce Idea: Octopus Online Shop

I have this interesting idea, of setting up an online shopping website with the help of WooCommerce, a popular shopping portal for WordPress. And before I even start to explain all this, I want to make one thing clear. I am not some product obsessive person, instead I encourage moderate use of materialism. Especially in travel, you just need that one good object that will be helpful, light, well made among other good qualities that a product can have. Having travelled so much in life, I happen to have a lot of knowledge about a lot of goods that are very good for the purpose. Especially I am an expert in travelling light, so it’s not that I want people to buy things that they don’t need.

Thanks to the internet and a loyal follower of fans, I believe that I could just pull this off. Making an online shop that gives value to those who are truly passionate about travel. Putting more money into one good purchase can save a huge amount in the long run. In the end, this is probably the most important message I want to put out. But other than that, I humbly believe that my recommendations are just awesome and others can benefit from them.

I want the shop to be awesome and since I am already blogging with WordPress, I think its obvious to use the second most awesome CMS known as WooCommerce. But I am not some nerd, so while I might know a lot about travel this is an area that needs a bit of work. That’s why I don’t expect this project to come out anytime really soon. Instead, it’s a work in progress and I need your advice. For practice I have been setting up shop on a different site and the install seems very straight forward. When it comes to configurations and settings however, there is a lot I still don’t understand. Furthermore, a side of me is a bit of perfectionist. Which is why I don’t allow room for behaviour of a software that I don’t like. A good example is permalinks, which are not working as intended. I need full control and no 404 errors either, which is why I wanted to consult you guys if it’s worth to get this WooCommerce permalink plugin that looks fantastic but is a bit expensive. When it comes to selecting a theme, that’s going to take a long time but what’s first important is the functionality. So let me know guys, are permalinks that important and is a plugin the only way out of this problem?

What this site would sell is pretty much anything that is related to moving in different countries, landscapes and conditions. From backpacks to sleeping bags, from raincoats to protective sun ware. There is a huge amount of products to cover and I am still scribbling down the possible categories on a piece of paper. I was surprised even myself how huge the list is. I just honestly believe that sustainable travel good shop does not exist on the internet, which is why this would be a dream come true.

Say no to consumerism and say hello to sustainable travel. The beautiful concept by “Octopus Online”. Get in touch for more ideas!!

Joe H.