This is the second part of our useful and comprehensive WordPress eCommerce plugins collection we’ve recently made for all of you, our dear readers. As you know, online selling business is one of the easiest ones to start and run even if you haven’t got a huge start-up budget and much experience. This is also a great chance to earn your first essential revenue and fulfil your business potential.
The following plugins are not just useful to expand the set of functions of your online shop but also help to get the opportunities and features that are probably missing in WooCommerce platform or work not as you want them to. If you’ve got any questions concerning each of the following plugins and their usability, or if you have any suggestions as for some other collections you’d like to see on our blog, please drop your opinion in the comments. And now, let’s start!
If you run an online store you have probably faced the situation when it’s impossible to specify the primary category for a WooCommerce product that has more than one category assigned. For instance you’ve got a product assigned to two related categories, let’s call them “spa care” and “spa treatment”, you click go in “spa care” product listing page and you see the breadcrumps showing home/spa care. But at the same product listing page you may notice the category name is “spa treatment”. If you click on the product detail page, the breadcrumps will show “home/spa treatment” and not “home/spa care” as you’ve probably expected.
The reason for this is that you can’t select a primary category for your WooCommerce product, ‘cause categories of the same depth have equal weight, so the first found one will be always used in the breadcrumps. The breadcrumps in WooCommerce don’t show the path a user took while browsing the site, they just show the structure, so the category will never be dynamic. Is it possible to solve? Yes, it is! Try the following plugin.
This plugin allows to take more control over your product categories for each single WooCommerce product. This plugin will allow you choose the primary category for a product assigned to two or more categories. You can choose yourself what category to put for breadcrumps and permalinks. By the way, you will be able to define a category which will be used when generating a product URL.VIEW DEMO
It’s always comfortable for a customer to be able to track their order while it is being shipped to their location. It helps a store owner save time and keep calm knowing their clients won’t contact them for their orders at any time of day and night. Customers can use an easy functionality to track their order online and find out its location on a way to the final destination. They get rid of the necessity to call and ask any questions, and they can be always sure their order is on the right way to their home or a warehouse of a delivery company they work with.
This plugin is an ultimate solution for allowing a customer track their orders with lots of possibilities. The whole tracking process goes under a dedicated tracking system which keeps a customer aware of their order status either it is packed, dispatched, or shipped. This plugin also allows to enter a track order page even if a user isn’t logged in. Many more features are available, check it out today!VIEW DEMO
All of us know the rule that an attractive product has more chances to win our attention and we would more likely to buy it without much hesitation. A professional presentation is an integral part of marketing, and a profitable online business is impossible without a tempting and engaging showcase proving your product is quality, unique and worth to buy.
If you run your WooCommerce store and you don’t know how to create your most impressive and vibrant product presentation, the best thing to choose is to find the readymade solutions and attract your target customers with simplicity. The following plugin is here to help.
This plugin allows to get WooCommerce banner, product slider, grid and carousel view either in equal or masonry system. The plugin comes with about 30 design variations, 13 various slider versions, and much more amazing features. You will be able to control the look and feel of the showcase thanks to a built-in shortcode generator available with the plugin. You will be also able to display your product in your theme with the help of shortcode in your pages, posts and sidebars. Take a look!VIEW DEMO
Is your WooCommerce product available in different sizes, colors, makes or material? Then you can add it in separate variations. If there’s a limited amount of your product variations by default, for instance you can choose just size, color and style, you can use specific plugins to assign additional variation to every product you need. Take a look at the following plugin:
This plugin is useful if you want the extra variation lists be automatically added to all categories or desired categories. You get rid of the necessity to add individual variations for every product ‘cause the plugin will add extra variations to all of your products whether they are simple or variant. The most remarkable features of the plugin are such as the ability to offer extra products or services in addition to a definite one, create product made up of pieces, provide products rich with extras, and much more. Check it out now!VIEW DEMO
If you are familiar with marketing you know that loyalty programs are effective for gaining more profit. Any discounts and bonuses you offer to your customers play the role of reward and this makes customers trust you more and go on purchasing your products and services on a regular basis to become your loyal clients.
A simple point system is one of the most widely used forms of loyalty programs which allows both to attract more customers, increase sales and, as a result, bring more revenue to a business owner. This system works as follows: if you’ve got a frequent customer, you can encourage them to earn points which they can take up as some type of reward. These points can suppose discounts, freebies, special customer treatment, and much more. The more points a customer collects the more rewarding it would be.
For example you can create your own system where a certain amount of points equals a definite amount of money they can spend for buying additional products at your store. Please review the following plugin:
This plugin includes a number of features for creating different customer rewards, such as: a reward for customers who invite other customers to your website, a reward for those who sign up to your website, those who leave comments, make bulk purchases, and more. Customers can also be encouraged to collect points to generate coupons and get discounts. Hope this plugin will be helpful for you.VIEW DEMO
If you run your online store with WooCommerce then a product catalogue view will be useful for you to make a single page list with plenty of your products. This type of displaying the product makes it easier for customers to sort products and find the ones they are looking for. Products will be displayed in a structured grid format (product table view) so all of them will be visible and easy to browse for a customer.
Every product in a grid may also include some additional details such as name, short description, attributes, price, stock status, and more. These details will also simplify a process of making a choice for a customer and help to easier resolve whether to make a purchase right away. See the following plugin:
This is a useful add-on plugin for WooCommerce which allows to show products for bulk sales. It includes such features as catalogue mode, request a quote, buttons customize, overall shop page and product details page customize. See the details concerning the work of this plugin to make sure it is useful for you.VIEW DEMO
Have you heard of a product feed? Briefly, product feed is a txt or xml file containing the information on all of your products in the store. Why do your require it? Actually, this is an important step when you start a campaign. Such file should be sent to the comparison shopping engine which compares prices between shops. So a customer can learn the information on your shop and your prices as well as choose the best price for themselves comparing your products list with other ones. A product feed is also required for shop owners to put it on shopping channels like Amazon or Google Shopping. See the following plugin:
This plugin allows to create either on-the-fly or cached export feeds of WooCommerce products. Its features include variations attributes support, custom product meta, options to exclude products, Greek and English translations support, and many more. Just check it out and make sure it is very useful one to select for your store.VIEW DEMO
No matter you’re an online shopper or you sell products on the Web, you know for sure that an ability to easily place an order is very useful feature for a web store. Customers will appreciate the simplicity of online shopping if they get a positive user experience while navigating through the online shop where everything is intuitive, clear and easy to perceive.
The simplicity of placing an order is especially required and very essential for a customer if they want to save time and efforts. If they just have to click once to buy a product from your store they are sure to return to your website more and more to get more products and help you gain more profit. If you run a store, the following plugin is sure to come in handy:
This is a very useful plugin which reduces a standard four-stage purchasing process to just one click. A customer should just click once to add a product to a basket and be automatically redirected to the payment page. This is sure to reduce frustration and misunderstanding for users unfamiliar with a standard online store’s structure and online shopping as a whole. Please see the features of a plugin and buy it if required.VIEW DEMO
All of these plugins will be both helpful for you to extend the functionality of your online store and get more possibilities when it comes to products management, page customization, interaction with you customers, and more compulsory steps you make when developing your online commercial business.