FAQ about tyre shops

Common answers and questions

CMS & Platforms

Common useful information about creation of tyre shops on Wordpress

Which CMS is better for tyre shop?

Tyre shops it's not a shop of toys or t-shitrs, because
- it has a lot of positions, from several hundreds, and thouthands in average
- a lot of categories: tyres\wheels + brands + models + position sizes
- a lot of data, usually in custom fields - specs, seasons, stud info etc
- it needs to be filtered and you need a tyre finder by car for customers

You should know it before you select platform for your tyre shop.

Wordpress + WooCommerce (our choice)

- that's all from list above is present and supported, maybe wordpress is not faster cms, but it solved via not cheap hosting and right work with plugins and theme
- you should have a lot of plugins and developers for your needs

Custom solution

- it's always expensive, always - need time to done first release, always - you need own developers
- but you can make any store with any features

Shopify

Not recommended: it has no categories, yes, you can use collections, but one product for one collection it's not about tyre shop De-facto, Shopify useful for t-shirts, other products. Not for tyres! You can't do even small tyre shop, maybe small car wheels shop for not many products (like for lux segment)

OpenCart

First, OpenCart is NOT a CMS, it's a framework. Like Laravel. It's not a CMS because:
- there is no plugin updates. even no plan for future, only manual updates
- as example, OC has no product import from csv after "fresh install"!!
- modules shop is not work if you install OC

You can't make shop on OpenCart without developer, even for minimal version. And OpenCart has tech limitations and bugs:
- themes and plugins can be done only with developer
- internally codebase has changes even in minor versions, su module updates is really hard
- internally codebase is from 1990, it leads a hard support

- but solution can be cheap at start, but even csv import module you should buy before enter first product
- it's fast framework (it has no useful code)

This framework we can support only if you have a developer. But not recommend, because our WP plugins updates automatically for customers, but OC is not supported this and even not planned.

How to select hosting for tyre shop?

If you just started tyre shop and have less than 1000 positions, you can try middle-segment shared hosting. If you have more positions - more expensive shared. When your shop is grow, you select hosting by yourself.

Could I make tyre and wheels shop on WordPress and WooCommerce?

Yes, of course! Infrastructure of WP is universal and more suitable for tyre shops, than most of CMS, even better than Shopify (they have limits for custom fields, categories, etc) or OpenCart (they have several tech problems and required custom developing). And WP has a lot of features and plugins for customization and extend.

How to select hosting for tyre shop on WordPress?

You need a good hosting for WordPress and WooCommerce. It should not be cheap, because minimal Woo requirements is 256Mb per client. The best way is to setup aldo Redis or Memcached, and your hoster should support it. Remember, that tyre and wheel shop it's not for ten products, but for several thousands.

How much money do I need to open a tyre shop?

You can open Tyre internet shop free or almost free! You can find free plugins on wordpress.org, setup tyre shop and import data (if supplier has it) for free.

Another question is: how much money you need to open useful shop? It can costs from several houndreds dollars: paid template, tyre finder plugin, some useful plugins for customers.

Which template select for tyre shop on WordPress?

Any. The main reason is all templates made for standard WooCommerce features and you should improve your shop in any case for show tyre data, filter tyres, etc

How to speedup tyre shop on WooCommerce?

1. First, you should remember to set 256Mb minimum for php. It's WooCommerce recommendation.
2. Install object cache for WordPress (Memcache or Redis). Our plugins use all cached features of WP, so when you setup object caching, they will use it too.
3. Install any useful tool or plugin for combine, minify and gzip of js&css - Wordpress use a lot of this resources, so speedup of page load will be very big

Could you help with install or setup? Could you help with [that] theme? I need [this], could you help or develop?

Yes, of course! Just write to support, you can write even before buy.

We have statistics: we help our customers for free for most tasks via our Premium support.

If you need more serious changes, with development or for you shop only, we tell about how, when, how much etc. If your paid request (usually it's custom development or custom customizations tasks) is useful for our plugins and we can use it, you pay only half of cost.

Do you have a updates for plugins?

Yes, of course! Free version updates via WordPress.org, paid version via our update system, all automatically. Just install plugin once, after that your WordPress will inform you about new updates and install them via WP update system.

Questions about translations

Just read our Integration page, we make translations ready plugins.

Where can I see the database in action?

You can try the database directly on our website via searching. The base is almost identical with one is presented on the site, with the exception of car models that have been added between the database updates.

Customization: How to change icons?

You can use own icons (images, fonts...). Just use this filter, tyresaddict_tpf_season_icons:

Has widget the shortcode?

Yes!
Example: [tyresaddict-tyre-filter category='tyres' exclude_categories='wheels,achilles']

You can use parameters like widget with names category and exclude_categories

Has widget the shortcode?

Yes!
Example: [tyresaddict-wheel-filter category='wheels' exclude_categories='tyres,forged']

You can use parameters like widget with names category and exclude_categories