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If you're planning to turn your WordPress website into an online store, the best option is to use WooCommerce.


Aug, 19

What is WooCommerce?

What is WooCommerce?

WooCommerce is a plugin used on WordPress. I will take you through WooCommerce and get you up to speed to actually start using it for your online store. If you’re looking to turn your WordPress site into a functional e-commerce site, WooCommerce might be what you’re looking for.

What is WooCommerce though?

WooCommerce started in 2011, and it became the primary solution for turning websites into online stores. By 2015 Automattic (the owners of WordPress) acquired the plugin and the growth continued to increase rapidly. Research shows that in 2019 WooCommerce is used by almost 3 million websites.

What does it do?

If you are looking for absolute control over your shop like what you sell, how your shop looks like and all advanced features, WooCommerce is the right choice.

  • It’s extremely easy to install, setup and integrate it with your WordPress themes.
  • You will have complete control of your products. You can add as many products as you want, customize the platform to the type of product, size of product, colors, prices, etc.
  • You won’t have to go and keep track of the inventory as WooCommerce will automatically keep track and let you know.
  • A vast amount of payment gateways.
  • WooCommerce will provide the exact price for your customers depending on the location by including correct taxations.
  • Provides a wide range of shipping options for you to customize. Flat rates, International shipping, local delivery and many more options can be custom made based on your preferences.
  • Handling taxes is built into the plugin.
  • WordPress SEO is a given as WooCommerce runs on WordPress.
  • With WooCommerce reports, you can track what you’re selling, spot trends, and analyze your data.
  • A Mobile-friendly platform, meaning that WooCommerce makes sure your customers have a great experience no matter which device they use.

Just like WordPress, WooCommerce is free, despite the functionalities it comes with. Although it’s a powerful tool, you won’t have to know any code to run a professional online store from control over inventory, ease of use to SEO to mobile-friendliness makes it clear that WooCommerce will have a significant impact for your WordPress e-commerce site.

Susith Nonis

I'm fascinated by the IT world and how the 1's and 0's work. While I veture into the world of Technology I try to share what I know in the simplest way possible. Not a fan of coffee, a sweet addict and a self accredited 'master chef'.