For stores with simple to intermediate e-commerce requirements WooCommerce can be a very effective solution. WooCommerce does require the free WordPress platform. The advantages of using WooCommerce are numerous. It is free. It is relatively easy to learn and deploy and integrates into your WordPress website. Pretty much all of the features you need to get started selling online are included in WooCommerce, for example: product inventory, online payments, shipping rates, reporting, marketing and tax settings.
WooCommerce would probably not be our choice for a store of 500+ products due to its user interface. You may want to consider Magento instead.
Adding products is a breeze. Products can be displayed in a variety of ways:
- Simple: As you would expect, no options, just a simple product
- Grouped: A collection of related simple products which can be purchased individually.
- External / Affiliate: listed on your website but sold on another website
- Variable: A product which includes options such as size & colour
We provide maintenance support but also online support is available in for the form of hundreds of online articles and videos.
According the their website WooCommerce powers nearly 20% of all e-commerce websites Worldwide.
WooCommerce was launched in 2011 and is written in PHP requiring the WordPress platform.