WooCommerce on WordPress is one of the most popular e-commerce CMS on the market. This free, self-hosted e-commerce solution is highly customizable and there are millions of plugins for owners to choose from.
We’ve selected the 10 best plugins that help improve our e-commerce workflow for all our WordPress websites.
This effective lead generation plugin allows you to capture user’s email address and automatically integrate them with your aWeber or MailChimp account. This is a great way to generate new leads and capture visitors before they leave your site.
Having a newsletter / email list is an absolute must for every e-commerce entrepreneur. OptinMonster is the complete package and even includes A/B testing and full screen takeover layouts.
Pricing starts at just $9/m or $49 a year. The cost is easily justifiable when you consider losing potential buyers otherwise.
You’re probably already using a plugin that allows users to share your products or pages on social media. But have you ever considered finding a better plugin to do that job?
Most social sharing plugins use a lot of unnecessary code, which slows down your website. They also offer little control over which social networks should be included in the share bar.
Floating Social Bar let’s you choose which social networks your users can share to. It is lightweight and doesn’t use more scripts than absolutely necessary. Even better: the plugin is free.
Mobile is more important than you think. This isn’t 2010 anymore and people are now buying stuff directly from their smartphone or tablet. Of course you already have a responsive website (at least, I hope you do) but Wptouch offers an extra level of mobile functionality that your webshop just might need.
It has built-in support for e-commerce and allows you to offer a separate mobile app for your site, without the App Store!
I strongly suggest you learn more about Wpouch. You can find a solid tutorial here
You’re probably already running Google Analytics on your site. But Analytics 360 combines Google Analytics and MailChimp’s Analytics360 into one dashboard.
This is incredibility useful. Through the plugin’s dashboard, you can track exactly how many users have come to your website from an email. Analytics 360 comes with many other options, too. I suggest you install it as a default tracking tool.
A neat extension to your standard WooCommerce installation. This free plugin is a collection of tools, allowing you to adjust your WooCommerce settings. You can easily make changes to checkout forms, add custom fields and even make country-specific adjustments to your store.
This is a product design tool, for e-commerce sellers who are feeling artsy. It allows users to create their own design, on a t-shirt or mug for example.
This premium plugin is available on CodeCanyon for $40 and is a must-have for anyone who offers products that require user-submitted design.
As the name suggests, this plugin allows users to pay with their Amazon account. Now why would you offer this? Well, why not? Your customers may have just bought an item on Amazon right before they headed over to your site. Having the option for them to use that same payment information can be a conversion increasing convenience.
This plugin enhances the checkout forms and allows you to customize them beyond the standard WooCommerce options. Checkout Manager allows you to create additional fields, make fields optional and even choose what to display on the receipt pages.
All this plugin does is add a print and PDF button to your product pages. But not everyone is as technologically gifted as most webshop owners and having a print option can definitely increase conversions. Why not give it a try?
Similar to larger brand stores, this plugin allows you to start selling gift cards that can later be redeemed in your webstore. Having gift cards in your arsenal can be very useful, especially when used correctly in your marketing campaigns.