Written by Jodie Pride
5th April 2015 • 10 min read
There are tons of WooCommerce plugins available, but here’s our list of the top 15 covering everything you need to get started.
This SEO plugin which can help optimize your store while professionally promoting your products. It can enhance your OpenGraph and Twitter Card enhancements, allowing you to register Product cards on Twitter. This plugin will greatly help you professionally promote your products on social media, as well as improve some basic functionality in your backend
This is a clean and easy-to-use features showcase management system for your store. Load in your product’s features, your company, or services offers, and display them via a shortcode, widget or template tag on your website. You can use this tool to highlight your best assets.
This inventory management software, supports a WooCommerce eBay integration which allows a WooCommerce eBay sync. There is also an Amazon WooCommerce integration where you can sync your WooCommerce to Amazon, allowing you to keep track and sync your stock between your WooCommerce, 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 the WooCommerce Royal Mail integration.
Testimonials by WooThemes is a simple testimonial management system. Load in all the great things your customers are saying about your business, and display their testimonials via a shortcode, widget or template tag on your website. Having testimonials is a great way of optimising your WooCommerce shop as it shows potential customers why your current ones love using your service.
You’ll want to contact a Payment Gateway company in order to collect payment via a credit card on your site. Stripe is a great option for this. This plugin extends WooCommerce allowing you to take payments directly on your store via Stripe’s API. Stripe is a simple way to accept payments online. With Stripe you can accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and more directly on your store. It has no setup fees, no monthly fees, no hidden costs: you only get charged when you earn money, which is very cost effective. Earnings are transferred to your bank account on a 7 day rolling basis. Stripe also supports the Subscriptions extension and re-using cards. So that when a customer pays, they are setup in stripe as a customer and can pay for items on your store with the same card.
With this plugin you can let your customers to link their store accounts to their social media account for easier, faster checkout. Your customers no longer have to remember yet another username and password, they can simply use their preferred social network to create an account for your site for a frictionless checkout experience every time they visit.
This is a handy slideshow plugin to really showcase your products to your customers. There are various settings so you have control over every aspect of your slideshow, including transitions, directions, sliding speeds and pagination controls.Woo Slider allows you to display single image, video or an entire gallery in beautiful sliders easily so you can give a more detailed representation of your products.
Complete the showroom experience with this flashy 360 product view plugin. With Woo360, you can add a dynamic, controllable 360º image rotation to your WooCommerce site. Your customers can see your products from every angle, giving them a true representation of the item they are buying, so you can reduce the likelihood of them being disappointed by receiving products that don’t like anything like the picture.
This plugin allows for quick easy transaction of digital goods such as eBooks and MP3’s. Your customer doesn’t want to fill out unnecessary details like their address if they are buying a digital download – if they’re presented with a clunky, lengthy process they may give up on the sale alltogether, and this plugin can prevent that by streamlining their checkout.
WooCommerce Recover Abandoned Cart by FantasticPlugins gives you the opportunity to increase sales immensely by sending follow up emails to the user who abandons the cart. You can even entice the user by attaching a coupon to the follow up emails. There’s a variety of email templates, plus coupon codes you can use to entice customers.
Borrow eBay’s auction aspect with this cool plugin. You can define start price, price increment, reserve price, buy it now price; set start and end time for auction and add information on items ending soon, latest, featured, recently viewed, my auctions and random auctions. Easily control how you want to display auctions – along with other items or on separate page. You can also email notifications (with editable email templates) for won auction, failed auction, pay for won auction, outbid notification, reserve not met fail, auction sold for buy now price, admin notification when user places a bid.
This WooCommerce plugin lets your customers to choose the delivery date and time for their products on the checkout page. You can restrict dates and date ranges for shipping, so don’t worry about customers requesting shipping on holidays, weekends or any other time when you can’t deliver.
This plugin enables your WooCommerce store to have customize stock availability notification for in stock, low stock, out of stock, and back order. This will help your customers with an intuitive information for each product’s stock availability, and reduce the risk of dissatisfied customers.
Your customers can inspect every detail your products with this magnification plugin. You can Customize zoom area width and height and the size of the image to show as zoomed image, enable or disable it on mobile devices, add a slider showing product image thumbnails and customize the slider behavior.
Use this plugin to gain loyal repeat customers. The loyalty points system works by exchanging points with money at the checkout process. Give points or money to certified buyer when they review a product, issue coupon code to give rewards, give older orders rewards and much more. There’s a custom “My rewards” page added to WooCommerce, so the customer can see how much they earned and how much they spend in reward.
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