Try Something Fresh: Grow Your Store with these Best-Selling WooCommerce Extensions

Written by Marina Pape on April 23, 2018 Blog.

We’ve noticed that successful WooCommerce stores tend not to stay the same—they change, iterate, grow, and get updated over time.

It’s the changing of the seasons in a lot of places around the world right now, and whether that means crunchy leaves and cardigans, or iced tea and sunshine, for you— perhaps your store is ready for something fresh?

Sell a different type of eCommerce product

If you’re selling one type of eCommerce product successfully, perhaps there is scope to introduce a new type of product to your store.

Some of our best-selling extensions on WooCommerce.com modify what is on offer. This lets you add different types of products (and grow your sales!) with minimal hassle:

WooCommerce Subscriptions

Give your customers more options

Humans like choice—it makes use feel roomy. Once you have set up your products and basic checkout flow, look at how and where to give your customers more options as they browse. It’s a great tactic for increasing basket size:

WooCommerce product Add-Ons

Drive sales with flexible prices and payment options

There are a number of extensions that modify a customer’s options when it comes to pricing: how they view prices, the range of shipping options, dynamic savings based on the number of items, and even what currency is displayed. All of these little changes are worth testing in your store:

WooCommerce Min/Max Quantities

Optimize browsing and checkout experiences

We’ve been talking recently about conversion rate optimization and what that looks like for WooCommerce. Measuring and improving the sales funnel is an ongoing labor of love.

First and foremost: make sure you are measuring your sales funnel! Get Google Analytics Pro and then try some of the extensions below to up your conversions game:

WooCommerce Smart Coupons

Save time with automation and integrations

There are some neat ways to save a bit of time running your WooCommerce store. Setting up automations, integrating with various third party services, and more. Here are some of our merchants top choices:

  • Zapier: Integrate your store with more than 1000+ cloud services
  • Customer CSV / Export Import: Quickly export order and customer data to a CSV file
  • Follow Ups: Automatically email certain customers after they make a purchase 
  • Xero: Sync your store with your Xero account for seamless invoicing
  • EU Vat Number: Collect VAT numbers at checkout, and remove the VAT charge for eligible EU businesses

WooCommerce Xero

Offer best-in-class shipping and fulfilment

Setting up shipping can be a bit of a complicated thing! Choosing a carrier that will be appealing to and trusted by your customers can help with the final step towards a successful conversion.

Below are five popular carriers for shipping domestic and international WooCommerce parcels in Australia, the United Kingdom, and parts of North America:

Browse more shipping carriers >

A few final tips on shipping—offering tracking, getting live rates, printing labels at home, and offering a wider range of options to customers are all tactics worth trying to save time and drive sales:

  • WooCommerce Shipping: If you’re selling in the United States or Canada, get live rates for free and print shipping labels for USPS without leaving WooCommerce
  • Shipment tracking: Add helpful shipment tracking information to orders 
  • Table Rate Shipping: Show different shipping rates based on location, price, weight, item count, and more

Successful stores don’t stay the same

We hope these ideas have stirred some energy to try something fresh in your WooCommerce store. Let us know in the comments if you do, and what works for your vertical or product.

13 Responses

  1. bacsidongygioi
    April 24, 2018 at 8:34 am #

    Thanks for post. It is useful for me and many others

  2. Gaurav Tiwari
    April 24, 2018 at 11:03 am #

    Anything to help me sell e-books? I want that buyer can see a preview before he/she makes a purchase.

    • Marina Pape
      April 26, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

      Hi Gaurav. WooCommerce has built in product-type options for selling downloadable products. You could add a preview to the product page, or product image library. This article has more info: https://woocommerce.com/2016/02/sell-digital-with-woocommerce/

      • Milind
        April 28, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

        thanks, Marina.
        I was thinking that for this, I have to download the new plugin. but you guy’s have made this inbuilt function in Woocommerce.

        Thanks to All the Team Members of Woocommerce to giving us such E-Commerce plugin.
        If it was not built, we have to write long code and invest 3-4 weeks to add the functionality of it.

        • Marina Pape
          May 2, 2018 at 11:16 am #

          Thanks for the feedback, enjoy using WooCommerce 🙂

  3. Noor Alam
    April 25, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

    Are all the payment gateways supported in WooCommerce subscriptions or do I have to individually purchase the add-ons for it?

  4. Sara
    May 1, 2018 at 11:29 am #

    Woo Subscriptions is very good extension. I have to implement it. Repeat orders every month.

    • Marina Pape
      May 2, 2018 at 11:15 am #

      Got for it, Sara! What is your store URL? 🙂

  5. Jesper
    May 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    Big thumbs up for Zapier. Saving me tons of work daily.

  6. Emily
    May 2, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

    Marina, It’s really good recall of your existing extension, Like booking extension. Have to try smart coupons, it look really cool, every one want coupon.

  7. Sonam Parmar
    May 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    All are wonderful and really helpful extensions to create the best ecommerce store but I really like Checkout Add-Ons and Social login option very much.

    Really amazing post, I can find bunch of new extensions from this post. Well Written article…

    Thanks Marina.

  8. David
    May 11, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

    Great. Thanks woocommerce. You Rock

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