WooCommerce is the leading eCommerce platform for WordPress users. More and more people opt for simplicity when they launch their small business, and WooCommerce is well-known for providing a simple and seamless user experience, both front-end and back-end wise. Earlier this year we saw Automattic acquire WooCommerce, which means that this amazing eCommerce plugin is now part of the same team that runs WordPress, which is great news for everyone involved.
As with all platforms that run on WordPress, there’s always going to be demand for custom functionality, in the form of plugins. Our roundup today answers that very need, this is a list of top WooCommerce plugins that will transform your eCommerce store into something wonderful, more powerful, and more optimized to receive customers.
The Amazon Affiliates program is a well-known platform for generating affiliate revenue, whether directly or indirectly. With this plugin, you will be able to advertise Amazon products on your WooCommerce Store and earn affiliate revenue for them. One of the reasons this plugin is so popular is because it lets its users take advantage of the 90 cookie feature, whenever a user is going to click on an affiliate product in your store, that product will automatically be added to the Amazon’s shopping cart, which will then stay there for a maximum of 3 months. Integrated SEO features will automatically amplify your content to reflect the latest industry standards.
If there is one thing that’s going to increase your eCommerce sales, then it’s definitely going to be the way your products look, and if they look uncared for, your sales will also plummet quite quickly. Fancy Product Designer lets you customize a number of products; stickers, shoes, posters, shirts, mugs, hats, calendars and much more, in a way that they can reflect your own unique design choices, so you can actually sell products before you make them physically available, in turn saving yourself a lot of money.
MailChimp is one of the leading growth hacking tools for WordPress, and it comes as no surprise that it’s also a great integration for WooCommerce users. In itself, email marketing is a big part of any eCommerce store, because email is where we can discuss deals, offers, and discounts that our users can take advantage of. Saying no to email marketing is like saying no to more money, if we want to push our sales, we have to invest in a plugin such as this that will give us all the necessary features to integrate with a reliable email marketing platform such as MailChimp.
Store Toolkit includes a growing set of commonly-used WooCommerce administration tools aimed at web developers and store maintainers. It will help you clear and optimize your store records, as well as give back-end tools for general site optimization. It’s one of the many toolkit plugins for WooCommerce that you can find on the plugin directory, so we highly recommend to look into all of them before settling for one.
WooCommerce is no doubt a very well-produced plugin, but the community is always looking for ways to expand the default functionality and optimize the platform in personified ways. The Poor Guys Swiss Knife is a plugin that lets you optimize your forms, establish rulesets for cart functions, optimize the store for country specific visitors, and tens of other great features. For example you can manage the labels of custom elements such as buttons, or you can play with payment gateways, even have deep custom functionality that restricts different payment gateways based on the cart situation.
Search in eCommerce is everything. Without a good search function, users can’t find products, and if they can’t find products to buy, they simply won’t buy them. Sometimes it’s even worth going as far as purchasing a 3rd party search subscription that will provide a one of a kind search experience for your products, but if investing money into such a tool is not on your to-do list, this Predictive Search plugin should also do the trick. As users begin to use the search form to look for items, they will be able to see an instant output of product thumbnail, product title and description. All of which will make it much quicker for them to navigate your products.
PayPal is amongst the leading eCommerce payment gateways, and the word itself PayPal is a trademark that everyone on the web is aware of. Payment processing is very much one of the most important parts of running an eCommerce store, you simply cannot afford to go wrong with payments, otherwise you risk losing credibility for a long time. This PayPal payment gateway plugin for WooCommerce has been developed by experience engineers who have worked with PayPal intensively. With this plugin you can expect to have all the WooCommerce sales data to appear in your PayPal invoices so everything is a match on both sides.
Print Invoice & Delivery Note
What’s an online store that doesn’t give you an invoice for the products you buy? This simple Print Invoice & Delivery Note plugin for WooCommerce will let you print your invoices/delivery notes for all of your WooCommerce orders. You will also get access to edit them fully as to reflect your necessary changes.
The plugin adds a new side panel on the order page to allow shop administrators to print out the invoice or delivery note. Registered customers can also print their order with a button that is added to the order screen.
Avoid having to do extra work by sending out custom invoices to your customers when they require, instead use this plugin to automatically send out an PDF invoice to all of the customer orders that go through the system, and avoid having to send them individually. Plugin comes with a pre-built template, but more templates are available for purchase. All templates can be modified using CSS and HTML giving you complete freedom over how they look.
Without question, one of the most important parts of a product page is going to be the images. People want to be able to see and understand the products they buy, before they buy them. The Image Zoom plugin will do exactly what you think it will, it will add special functionality to your product pages that will let people to zoom in on all of your images just by hovering their mouse over them. It’s basically the same feature you would expect on a site such as Amazon.