If you are using WooCommerce, you have a pretty good foundation for running an e-commerce store. But chances are you will need to add more plugins to make it a fully functional e-commerce site.
Below are some of our picks that can help you create a complete WooCommerce store to give your customers the best experience and improve your sales.
The plugins below are categorized based on the functionality they provide.
WooCommerce by default only supports WooCommerce payments, direct bank transfers, check payments, and cash on delivery. WooCommerce payment at the time of writing only supports 15 countries.
This is why you need to have a payment gateway plugin on your WooCommerce store. Having the customers preferred payment gateway on your store checkout is one of the ways to avoid cart abandonment. Below are some of the payment gateway plugins that can be helpful for your store and your customers.
Payment Plugins for Stripe WooCommerce – This plugin can be used to enable Stripe payment gateway on your store. With this payment gateway, you can have almost every payment methods on your store that Stripe supports including local payment methods.
Paypal Express Checkout Payment Gateway for WooCommerce – This payment gateway plugin can help you get online payments on your store via PayPal, What is interesting with this plugin is that the plugin helps reduce the number of clicks for placing an order and helps in a faster checkout.
It’s not just enough to have a great product that provides great value to customers. You should be able to make the products reach the customers as well. Below are some great plugins that can help you promote your products in the best possible way.
Smart Coupons for WooCommerce – It is very likely that you will need to run a sale on your store, or just provide a coupon to any of your customers. Although WooCommerce does provide a good coupon system that is sufficient most of the time, you will need some additional restrictions to be added to the coupon. This is where this WooCommerce coupon extension comes in handy.
OptinMonster – The full name of the plugin is WordPress Popups for Marketing and Email Newsletters, Lead Generation, and Conversions by Optinmonster. The name of the plugin is self-explanatory on what the plugin does. The plugin provides features that help you optimize the conversions on your website. It provides features like popup campaigns and email newsletter forms that are targeted and personalized so that it does not interfere with customer experience.
Related Products for WooCommerce – Upsells and cross-sells are a great way to increase the average order value in your store. It can also be used to introduce your other products to a newly visiting customer. The plugin helps you to add related products, optionally in a slider, based on the current products category, tags, or attributes.
Yoast – Marketing of your products should always include good SEO practices. Yoast is one of the most popular plugins to improve the SEO of your website. Installing Yoast will take care of many of the SEO-related tasks on your website like generating a sitemap, etc. All you need to do is ensure that all of the pages on your website are optimized for ranking at the top of the search engines.
Store management should be made as efficient as possible so that you can focus on more important aspects of your business growth.
Sequential Order for WooCommerce – WooComerce order numbers are created by the post ID assigned to them when they are created. This makes managing the orders annoying you can have consecutive orders that are not in a continuous sequence. This plugin helps solve that problem and assigns the orders with continuous and sequential order numbers making the order management and bookkeeping process easy.
ATUM Inventory Management for WooCommerce – This plugin is an inventory management tool that gives you the ability to quickly edit the inventory details on your WooCommerce store. An inventory management tool is essential when running a store with physical products as it can immensely help in resource allocation and management as well as stock management.
If you are selling physical products and need shipping, you will need plugins that can help you streamline that process.
Table Rate Shipping Method For WooCommerce by Flexible Shipping – This plugin helps you in calculating the shipping costs of a product based on the weight and/or the cart total. The plugin also gives you the provision to add a handling fee or an insurance fee and to create cash on delivery shipping method based with additional costs.
PDF Invoices, Packing Slips, Delivery Notes and Shipping Labels – This is an excellent plugin to create shipping labels for your products’ shipping. The plugin is not just used for creating shipping labels, it can also be used to create other important documents such as invoices, packing slips, and delivery notes.
Small details in a store can make a huge impact on how your customers see your brand and how well they interact with your store. These things add up and make a good impact on your store’s conversions.
Variation Swatches for WooCommerce – When you have variable products in WooCommerce, by default, not all the variations are shown on the product page. It can be very helpful for the users to see all the available variations of the product. The plugin helps showcase all the variations and attributes of the product in swatched which the users can easily select.
Checkout field Editor (Checkout Manager) for WooCommerce – Depending on the type of products or services that you sell on your website, you may need to add custom checkout fields in your store checkout. This plugin will help you edit the default checkout fields, add new fields, or customize them.
YayMail – WooCommerce Email Customizer – This plugin will help you customize your WooCommerce emails. The plugin has a drag-and-drop interface for customization. So you have a visual of what your email at the end is going to look like. This is a good plugin to bring your brand identity to the transaction emails that you sent out.
Customer Reviews for WooCommerce – Real customer reviews bring trust and value to a product in your store. This in turn results in more conversions to the product. The Customer Reviews for WooCommerce plugin helps you set up automated review reminders from your customers. Thus making it easier for you to get reviews from your customer.
For an online business to be successful, it should be readily available for addressing customer grievances and feedback. For that, you need to establish a channel to reach out to you.
Livechat – Livechat can enable you to enable live chat on your website along with chatbots and email integration. If you have live chat on your website and are able to address customers’ pre-sale queries then you are likely to see an increase in conversions in your store. Even chatbots can help address questions that a customer can have and can find answers to quickly.
Contact Form to Manage and respond to conversations with customers – Happyforms – If there are a lot of visitors on your website, if you do not have sufficient resources, a live chat may not be the right option for you. In these cases, you can create a contact form that the customer can use to you contact with and you can get back to them on a priority basis. This plugin is an easy form-builder that you can use to create a form and contact your customers via email.
When selling internationally, you need to be in compliance with the laws in the countries you are doing business in.
WooCommerce EU VAT Assistant – If you are doing business in the EU, this plugin will assist in complying with the EU VAT regulations. The plugin gives you a lot of features to comply with the requirements of EU VAT like recording the location where the purchase was made, and other data collection requirements. The plugin also collects the EU VAT number and adjusts VAT accordingly.
CookieYes | GDPR Cookie Consent & Compliance Notice (CCPA Ready) – Since GDPR, many countries have strictly imposed data privacy laws and regulations. The organizations that don’t adhere to their guidelines can be made to pay hefty fines. As businesses can collect data on their website through cookies, this plugin will help you use them with informed consent, as required by laws like GDPR.
We hope that you find the above list of plugins helpful. Have we missed any plugins in any of the categories? Which is the plugin that you find the most useful or your store can’t do without? Let us know in the comments section.