WooCommerce is a user-friendly plug-in for WordPress that enables entrepreneurs and e-commerce retailers to customise and sell their products online.
In an evolving digitising world, entrepreneurs need to possess the technical know-how to support their business especially on online platforms. An entrepreneur’s best friend is the internet, beaming with opportunities and information, waiting to be utilised.
WordPress is the most promising open- source content management system (CMS) that is extensively used by professionals and amateurs alike for creation of blogs and even websites. WooCommerce is a famous extension that is compatible with WordPress and provides the platform for personalisation of your e-commerce business.
Reservations, appointments, rentals & more – the WooBookings Bundle has everything you need to build a fully-customizable bookings site. pic.twitter.com/EVvKTfOpIJ
— WooCommerce (@WooCommerce) June 6, 2017
Let’s list five reasons to use it:
Free to use
It is free though some features are paid features which mean that this customizing plug-in for WordPress is a free base product. You do not want an extra baggage when you are already investing truck loads in your new business. WooCommerce got you covered on this and you are in good company. It is easy to install and considered to be the most used extension for e-commerce sites.
It comes with over 300 free and paid extensions, specifically categorised into Bundles, Enhancements, Free, Marketing, Payments, Product Type, Shipping, Store Management, Subscriptions and Third Party.
WooCommerce is built to ensure that it is compatible even with smart phones. One can even turn their existing WooCommerce store into a mobile app with no custom coding by using a few third party tools/services.
You retain the control
If you like to maintain your creative edge over your site, WooCommerce is a helpful plug-in. WooCommerce will let you maintain your creative control with minimum interference. It enables customisation of the site.
Some popular extensions that are being used in the present are PayPal, Amazon Pay, Smart Coupons, Shipment Tracking and FedEx among others. This also means that there are multiple payment options for WooCommerce users.
WooCommerce guarantees free shipping which indicates shipping at flat rates or real time calculations. Now, whether you choose to restrict your shipping to a certain area or enable worldwide shipping, you can configure the settings as per your business needs. WooCommerce also enables drop shipping.
It is flexible and adaptable. Developers love working with WooCommerce as its extensive network ensures that you can equip the site with basic and premium features as per requirements. The WooCommerce plug-in is designed with a REST API which means that it can connect virtually to any service. WooCommerce has a well rounded system to track bugs immediately to avoid hosting problems.
The plug-in comes with Storefront which helps you to set a theme. Storefront is equipped with a bespoke integration with WooCommerce which indicates that it can also be used with other WooCommerce supported extensions.