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10 WooCommerce stores selling awesome and unusual things

September 2, 2016 - 11 Comments

When we say you can sell anything with WooCommerce, we really do mean anything. Physical products, digital goods, monthly subscriptions, content available only to paying members, event ticketsbookings for hotels or even your time — it’s all possible.

We occasionally stumble across stores that have taken this sell-anything-anywhere philosophy to a new level. Sometimes they’re using one of our extensions in a clever or unexpected way. Sometimes what they’re selling is unusual, smart, or just makes us shout “wow!” at our screens.

To give you a little inspiration (or perhaps an idea for a holiday gift?), we’ve gathered up ten WooCommerce-powered stores selling awesome and unusual things. And believe me — it was hard to choose only ten!

Have a look at how these ten stores are taking WooCommerce to the next level, delighting their customers, and offering something you can’t find anywhere else.

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How JOCO Cups Made Coffee Conscientious with WooCommerce

October 13, 2015 - 1 Comment

Over 500 billion paper, styrofoam, and other single-use cups are used globally each year. As the popularity of on-the-go coffee continues to rise, so does this number. Shockingly, this equates to about 50 million trees chopped down just for the sake of coffee convenience.

A group of friends in Torquay, Australia were baffled by this wasteful behavior. And so, after two years of careful research and planning, in 2012, JOCO Cups was born.

JOCO Cups urge you to ditch paper and styrofoam coffee cups in favor of reusable, sustainable glass.
JOCO Cups urge you to ditch paper and styrofoam coffee cups in favor of reusable, sustainable glass.

We chatted with the JOCO Cups team about what inspired them, their gorgeous site design and photography, and how they’re using WooCommerce to promote conscientious on-the-go coffee. Read on for more.

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How THX.co is Using WooCommerce to Encourage Giving to Non-profits

August 12, 2015 - 2 Comments

People use WooCommerce for all sorts of things. Here’s the story of The THX Co., an innovative eCommerce store that, by design, encourages customers to donate to non-profits in need as they shop. Hello, THX (“Thanks”).

We chatted with Brett Malden, director of the social enterprise’s brand experience, about how it all came together and the process of building their store with WooCommerce.

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How Nick and Erick are helping people sleep better with WooCommerce

August 7, 2015 - 3 Comments

Did you know we spend a third of our lives sleeping? For the average person that means about 25 years of your head resting on a pillow that probably looks like a pancake. Meet Nick and Erick, who are changing the world one good night’s sleep at a time. Noble much.

Our new WooCommerce Showcase is full to the brim of beautiful online stores and we’re looking forward to sharing stories of the amazing storeowners behind them. Today the spotlight is on HIBR – pronounced like hibernate, without the ‘nate’ – which was dreamt up, designed and built by Nick Ondrako and Erick Arbe:

Getting a great night’s sleep allows you to wake up feeling refreshed and energized to create those special moments in life. This is not your parent’s memory foam – we are using the most cutting edge formulas, designs, and combination of materials to build the ultimate pillow.

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