If you are interested in developing an online store? Creating an eCommerce site is now easier than ever before, thanks to WordPress and WooCommerce.
There are so many benefits to use WordPress and WooCommerce to create an online store, as one of the best benefits is the opportunity for complete customisation and with using some WooCommerce plugins, you can create an online store that is just as powerful and offers quite as many features as you find with the big-name eCommerce websites.
So, you can improve the online shopping experience for website visitors, efficiently manage inventory and orders, and optimising your online store for maximum conversions.
So for this WordPress Wednesday, I’ll share some of the best WooCommerce plugins that you can have for your online store, all of these plugins are free, so you can play around with different options to make sure you are getting what you need to manage your store.
so let’s started.
With the YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search it lets your customers find what they are looking for even faster.
This plugin generates a simple search box that shows instant results. So, when a user is searching for an item, this plugin will start to display suggested items based on what the user is typing. This helps the users to search multiple categories at once without leaving the page, and it is helpful for shoppers that forget the item name.
With the plugin, Direct Checkout for WooCommerce it lets you simplify the checkout process for your customers.
Rather than leading your users directly to the cart page, you can redirect them directly to the checkout page; other features includes a one-page checkout that lets your users edit their carts straight from the checkout page and a quick purchase button can be added to a single product page that lets users go straight to checkout after clicking on it, thus making it faster for online shoppers to visit the checkout which makes it possible for making more sales.
WooCommerce Multilingual is a great plugin as you use it to reach more shoppers around the globe and it is also important that they can under stand your website. It translates all your WooCommerce products and keeps the same language throughout the entire checkout process, and can send emails to clients and store admins in their language as well.
YITH WooCommerce Quick View let’s your online shoppers of your site hover their mouse over a button to see a lightbox popup that includes a larger image of the product, product details and an add to cart button, with out having to leave the product listings or main shop page.
It’s important to offer your website and your visitors multiple ways to pay. If your eCommerce store does not accept a payment that is your visitor preferred option, then they could choose to shop some where else.
With the WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway plugin it let you accept all major debit and credit cards but also as well local payment methods. You can accept American Express, MasterCards, Visa, SEPA, Alipay and also BitCoin. Plus it also supports Apple Pay, Google Pay and Microsoft Pay.
Booster for WooCommerce is an all-in-one WooCommerce plugin for your store, it comes packed with powerful features that you can use. The plugin offers over 100 modules, but there are some of the key features of this plugin such as: Bulk price converter, Currency exchange rates, Cross-sells and related products, URL coupons, customisations for the checkout
This plugin is great for those who want to keep plugins to a minimum on your site, Booster for WooCommerce is a must-have.
PickPlugins Product Slider is a plugin for WooCommerce that lets you display product images in an eye-catching way, while you can add a carousel product image slider anywhere on your eCommerce website.
Features of this product slider include auto play, stop on hover, touch and mouse drag, the ability to hide out of a stock product and so much more and, the slider is entirely customisable so you can match it to your brand perfectly.
A lot of shoppers want to know exactly what they are getting when they’re buying anything online. So if you can let them see the details of your products up close by you should and to accomplish this you can add a zoom magnifier function.
With the YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier plugin, it lets your visitors inspect your products in closed form as it adds a zoom effect to all your product images, so when a user moves their mouse cursor over an image, the zoom magnifier will show a larger product image.
With the YITH WooCommerce Wishlist plugin shoppers add your online store items into a wishlist. The plugin can add a link to each product detail page so users can add the item to their wishlist.
Then it creates a wishlist page for those items to be listed. Shoppers can then add items from their wishlist into their cart or removed them, thus allowing the shoppers to create wishlists that let them come back and shop for the items at their time and the plugin also let them share their wishlist to family and friends.
With WooCommerce Currency Switcher is a great plugin if you want to reach international shoppers with your online store as it helps that they can view the pricing of your products in their countries currency.
The plugin lets visitors switch currencies and get rates converted in real-time. Shoppers can also pay in their preferred currency. With this plugin, you can easily add a widget to any part of your site, and it can be graphically displayed in three different ways: dropdown, flags or a side switcher.
This WooCommerce plugin is great at creating and sending invoices or packing slips. It automatically adds a PDF invoice to order confirmation emails that been sent out to your customers. Customers also have the option of downloading the PDF invoices from their account area as well.
Other features include invoice templates, the ability to generate invoices in bulk, sequential invoice numbers and more.
WooCommerce EU VAT Compliance plugin is great if you’re selling digital goods such as eBooks and software as you need to make sure that your online store complies with EU VAT laws which applies even if your store isn’t based in the EU.
The plugin will automatically detect the location of your customers and display pricing with the correct vAT from the first time a customer see your product.