The WooCommerce Blog

Tips, tricks and eCommerce inspiration from WooCommerce experts.

Get access to customer-only benefits

10 Free WooCommerce Extensions for New Stores

January 18, 2016 - 25 Comments

Whether you’re selling a single subscription service or hundreds of unique items sourced globally — building and launching your WooCommerce store is a rewarding experience.

With so much to consider during setup — from payments to shipping to marketing — it’s not unusual to be cautious about costs. You certainly don’t want to break the bank before you’ve sold anything!

WooCommerce is a free platform that can be added and expanded upon with nearly endless extensions — including some great free ones.

From monitoring traffic to abandoned cart emails to live chat, here are some of our favorite free WooCommerce extensions.

Continue Reading

12 ways to show kindness to your customers with WooCommerce

September 21, 2015 - 14 Comments

Kindness is a wonderful and powerful thing. It’s also sometimes completely unexpected in online stores, where the shopping experience is so often reduced to “is it in stock?” and “how quickly can I get it?”

Your customers’ wants and needs are complex, however. In the long run, far more matters to them than finding the store with the fastest shipping. Loyalty isn’t just inspired by efficiency and price — it can be dramatically influenced by how well you treat the people who shop with you.

Today, we’ve compiled 12 unique ways you can show kindness to your customers with your WooCommerce store. From being more flexible to staying connected to doing small, simple things that will put a smile on your face, these are methods that will give you the power to fulfill the greatest unspoken need of your customers:

Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Read on to learn about all the ways you can show a little more kindness, and the WooCommerce extensions you can use to make this possible.

Continue Reading

How to evaluate a plugin for your WooCommerce store

August 21, 2015 - 7 Comments

Plugins are awesome — that’s a fact. They make incredible things possible with WordPress, and can take your website or WooCommerce-powered store to new heights.

But plugins can also be problematic. A rogue update, an untested bit of code, an incompatibility between two extensions… in the blink of an eye, you can go from fully functional to completely inoperable. And let’s not even talk about how easy it is to get caught up in the desire to install more plugins, which has its own drawbacks.

Before installing any plugin, you should evaluate it against a list of pre-established criteria. This evaluation doesn’t have to take long, and your can set your own criteria, because what matters to you might not be important to someone else. But doing a few minutes of due diligence could prevent hours of headaches, not to mention customer complaints and lost sales.

Today, we’re going to share a few of the things you should do when evaluating a WordPress plugin for possible use with your WooCommerce store. Keep reading to learn more about this process and the steps you should take.

Continue Reading

10 WordPress Plugins We Greatly Admire

August 18, 2015 - 87 Comments

With so many plugins available for your self-hosted WordPress site, it can often be really tough to choose the ones that best suit your needs. Currently, there are nearly 60,000 plugins in the official Plugin Directory, not to mention countless premium plugins available for purchase from a host of different companies.

There are a number of ways you can work out what the best choices are for your website, but we thought we would help you out by providing you a few plugins from the WordPress community that we admire. We admire these plugins not only for their usefulness, but also for the way they are built and maintained.

Some plugins are freely available, while some carry a price tag. But one thing that they all have in common is the fact they are all incredibly well built and perform their respective tasks in the best way possible.

So without further delay, here’s the list!

Continue Reading

The Month in WordPress: March 2015

April 1, 2015 - Leave a comment

March has been a particularly busy month in the WordPress world – from new beta releases to security controversies it’s been an interesting few weeks, so let’s jump in…

Continue Reading

The Month In WordPress: February 2015

March 2, 2015 - 5 Comments

February has been a busy month for WordPress – particularly if you’re interested in what’s happening on WordPress.org. With a maintenance release and some significant UI improvements, there’s a lot to cover.

Continue Reading

5 WooCommerce Plugins That Can Help Online Stores to Build Customer Loyalty

August 14, 2014 - 2 Comments

Customer loyalty is a prized possession in business.

Not only does it mean that someone is loyal to your brand and your products, but it also greatly increases the likelihood of somebody becoming an advocate on your behalf. Customer advocates go out into the world and spread the word about your company and what you offer. They do the selling for you, which is pretty damned cool.

Now does it make sense why you should make building up a loyal customer base a priority?

That may sound like a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be – especially with the help of WordPress plugins. With that said, in this article I’m going to list five plugins that can help you to build customer loyalty. Enjoy!

Continue Reading

4 Plugins to Set up A/B Testing for Your Online Store in Minutes

April 29, 2014 - 10 Comments

A/B TestngWhen you do business online, you have to conduct tests.

But why?

Well, testing allows you to see precisely what elements of your online store are effective and which ones leave room for improvement. They show you which call-to-action drives the most conversions and which one is dead on arrival. A/B testing allows you to tweak, fiddle, and fuss with your site in the best possible way.

Continue Reading

WooCommerce - the most customizable eCommerce platform for building your online business.

  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Support teams across the world
  • Safe & Secure online payment