eCommerce is booming and starting an online store is easier than ever. Yet, synagogues have not embraced this change. Now, with the recent debut of the online Landau Gift Box, Har Zion Temple, Penn Valley, PA is at the forefront of this revolution.
Imagine selling your Judaica round-the-clock. Day and night! 24/7! Sounds good, right? However, one question remains – what happens on Shabbat? Can a synagogue’s online store remain open on Shabbos?
Unrestricted by location or time of day, an online store helps you generate additional revenue. As modern shopping habits increasingly value convenience over loyalty to a location, your synagogue store risks losing business and support. Getting started may feel daunting, but it’s easier than you think.
Why do I build all of my synagogue websites using Wordpress? Because it’s so easy to manage a website with, and because it’s such a flexible system to design and build a website with. For synagogues, the former is one of the most important selling points, especially since most synagogue websites are managed and updated by volunteers, and Wordpress is a system that volunteers of a non-technical background can easily learn.