Written by Jodie Pride
10th April 2015 • 7 min read
WooCommerce has a vast array of helpful plugins available to assist you in everything from increasing traffic to organising your inventory, so to make it easier to choose, we’ve come up with a list of essential WooCommerce plugins every retailer needs.
Testimonials is a simple testimonial management system. Load in all the lovely things your customers have to say 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.
Features 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 products in a simple yet effective way.
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.
Yoast is a powerful 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.
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.
You can give your visitors the complete showroom experience with this fancy 360 product viewer plugin. Woo360 lets you add a dynamic, controllable 360º image rotation to your WooCommerce site. Your customers can see your products from every possible angle, giving them a true representation of the item they are buying.
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.
Digital Goods Checkout allows the quick easy transaction of digital goods such as eBooks and MP3 files. Your customer doesn’t want to fill out lengthy and unnecessary details like their address if they’re buying a digital download – if they’re presented with a cumbersome process, they may give up the sale, and this plugin can prevent that by streamlining the checkout process.
Delivery Time Checker lets your customers to choose the delivery date and time suits them best 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 their goods.
This plugin enables your WooCommerce store to have customized stock availability notifications for in stock, low stock, out of stock, and back order. This will help your customers with its intuitive information for each product’s stock availability, and reduce the risk of dissatisfied customers.
Customers can inspect every detail your products with this YITH Zoom Magnifier. You can Customize the 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.
This is a handy plugin which could help you gain loyal repeat customers. This plugin integrates a loyalty points system into your store and works by exchanging points with money at the checkout process. Give points or money to certified buyers when they review a product, issue coupon codes to give rewards, give older orders rewards and more. There’s a custom “My rewards” page added to WooCommerce, so the customer can see how much they have earned and how much they spend in reward points.
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