Written by Jodie Pride
10th March 2015 • 4 min read
Here is a list of all the features we think every WordPress shop needs…
A Shopping cart
We recommend WooCommerce which is a free plugin for your WordPress shop, with a huge selection of premium upgrades available. Both vendors and customers will find WooCommerce simple to navigate, and it has many free features offered, such as sales reports, a customer account area, control over shipping and tax charges and more. For your store, we suggest Features, which is a feature showcase management system, and Testimonials which allows you to display on your store all the nice things your customers have said about your services
We also recommend Easy Digital Downloads if you sell digital content like eBooks, audio, video or images. It’s free and includes discount codes, sales reports, user purchase history, file download logs, numerous payment gateways and more. There’s also 200+ extensions available to add to your download storefront.
With Veeqo’s inventory management software , you can easily connect your WooCommerce WordPress shop and sync all your products and orders into Veeqo, allowing you to keep track and sync your stock between your WooCommerce and Amazon and eBay stores – Veeqo will sync your orders every 10 minutes. You can also bulk print invoices, packing slips, and automatically print shipping labels.
With Social Coupon, you can reward your customers with discounts for sharing your products on their social media accounts, which gives opportunities to draw in more customers to your ecommerce store. When your customer shares a page from your WordPress shop, a coupon code is added to their shopping cart. Everyone loves a bargain!
PayPal file download
This plugin provides Buy Now, Checkout and Email Delivery options, so that when the customer gets to your store they can simply buy and be on their way, so the purchase is over in 3 steps. It integrates with PayPal Payments Standard.
This is essential to boost your WordPress shop ranking in Google and optimize your ecommerce store. Yoast is a great SEO plugin for WordPress/WooCommerce which can help boost your pagerank and promote your products. WooCommerce SEO is another great tool for SEO.
You can use this tool to set product timers to create a sense of urgency and encourage visitors to buy your products. With a few clicks, you can create timers on your WooCommerce store using the Product Countdown WordPress plugin. Just add a date, a price and then activate.
This lets you add a sidebar which displays your visitor’s shopping cart along the page. It allow visitors to remove any item from their cart, and comes with built-in support for PayPal and email, and uses WordPress sidebar widgets to continuously show shoppers what’s in their carts. You can also add products instantly with a TinyMCE button, create drop-down lists with product options and more.
Veeqo integrates with Woocommerce to allow you to manage orders, inventory, shipping from 1 place.
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