WooCommerce powers about one-third of all the online stores and is as capable as any other e-commerce platform. However, like WordPress, you can enhance its functionality to utilize its full potential like improving sales or allowing users to create a wishlist of products and share it on social media.
So in this post, I’ll introduce you to a list of plugins that allow anyone to extend an online store’s power. You may not need all of them as some features might already be provided in modern e-commerce WordPress themes, so I’ll suggest you to check below plugins but install only those your site need.
This free plugin helps add a wishlist to your store with product links of your website to increase indirect sales. Your users can create multiple wishlists, manage or split them in the best possible way, share them to social networks, and even move the products directly to their shopping cart.
I think that such a feature also helps people to plan their spendings and reminds them about necessary or favorite products they need to buy. And your store’s products on their list means more sales and better conversions.
You can use this plugin to improve user experience by offering the users a chance to view larger photos of a product using zoom effect. It lets you add a slider for product thumbnails, customize its behaviour and the zoom area. I know it’s a small improvement but it helps people make buying decisions.
This plugin lets you generate fully customizable PDF invoices automatically using templates and add them to the customer’s order confirmation emails. Moreover, customers can also download them from their account pages, and you can even create the invoices manually — in bulk in different languages.
This plugin enables you to run a single store powered by WooCommerce in multiple languages and currencies. How it works? You can translate all site content including the products in different languages, and your customer can opt for any one of those available languages.
The plugin maintains the opted language throughout the checkout process as well as while sending emails to the customer. Surprisingly, it also allows tracking the inventory in the language of your choice. If you ask me, it’s good to support local languages as it means more traffic and thus more sales.
You can use this plugin to allow customers get a quick glance at your products. They can read the product description, important features, and its qualities without waiting for a new page to open. It helps them to focus on their products, check them quickly, and make a better purchase, quicker.
Though it seems a very small feature upgrade for any online store, yet it’s a very important feature, if you ask me. I remember switching to another online store at times when I couldn’t browse and check out products easily.
This plugin makes your e-commerce store faster and more stable by removing the few services’ burden off your site’s infrastructure like shipping. It offers free services including real-time shipping rates for USPS and Canada Post. It can also print discounted USPS shipping labels for domestic packages and more.
WooCommerce Stores comes for free from Automattic, the team behind WordPress and WooCommerce. Though it supports just two shipping companies at the time of writing yet its page says to support more services in the future.
The plugin allows you to customize and manage fields on the checkout page of your online store. You can change the order of the fields, rename them, add the required ones, or hide or disable them completely. It allows you to extend the checkout fields in Billing, Shipping, and Additional sections.
Using this plugin, you can allow customers to upload files, pick the order date and time, or enter more info on the checkout page. The plugin supports various types of input fields to cater to your store requirements. And surprisingly, it also allows adding conditional fields, which appear only if a condition is met.
WooCommerce Customizer makes it easy to make quick customizations or changes of different texts and labels on the store. You can add or edit them without coding or modifying the templates for quick testing. For example, you can add a sales badge text, edit checkout page coupon text, and do more.
This plugin is a comprehensive toolkit having numerous small modules to supercharge your online store. It helps you to introduce a seamless user experience for the users on your fully-functional online store. Do note that some of its features may also be available in form of individual plugins.
Some of its essential modules are Currencies, Currency Exchange Rates, Offer Your Price, Multicurrency (Currency Switcher), Prices and Currencies by Country, Call for Price, Crowdfunding, Product Bulk Meta Editor, Custom Gateways, etc.
Using this plugin, you can add custom tabs to products besides the default “Description” to include additional information or images. You can create labels and add or remove them to/from individual or multiple product(s). And last but not the least, you can write the extra content using the rich text editor.
You can now easily add products from an XML or CSV file in just some minutes using bulk import feature of this plugin. The plugin allows you to drag-and-drop the data from files onto data fields to import them quickly. Amazingly, the plugin supports importing files of any size, allowing you to migrate products easily.
This plugin lets you export your online store including products and metadata. You can customize, schedule, and automate the export task using extensive filters and options to produce concise, ready to use exports. That being said, you can also use it to backup or migrate your site’s products info.
For example, you can use this plugin to export product categories, products data, product types and variations, and information about orders, coupons, subscriptions, and much more to CSV, XML, or any other format.
This appealing plugin allows you to switch your online store into an online catalog for a brief period. That means you can easily perform maintenance actions or change catalog data without making your site down. This way your store don’t lose online visibility and the trust of your customers.
This must-have plugin allows your site customers to switch to a different currency and get the converted rate in the real time. It has three widgets for showing currency switcher, converter, and rates. Moreover, you can add its shortcode to any widget or page to display currency switcher.
Surprisingly, you can also configure the plugin to make use of the visitor’s geolocation data and change the currency at your online store automatically according to the customer’s country. Additionally, you can configure fixed and GeoIP prices rules for every product per your needs.
This plugin gives you control over free shipping rates on your online store. It lets you set up rules to determine when free shipping should be available to the customer based on shipping conditions and default options. You can even set up percentage-based fee, set tax status, create shipping zones and do more.
This plugin lets you edit and manage products along with their variables from just one screen. You can filter the products by type, category, backorders, stock status, and sort or search them by name or ID. Additionally, it lets you import or export the stock data from or to CSV and other formats.
This plugin offers everything related to coupons, e.g., it adds functionalities including automatic discount rules. Due to the integration of its functionality directly in the WooCommerce’s “Edit Coupon” panel, it’s very easy to use.
You can surprise your customers with auto-adding coupons and free products, shipping, or payment methods to a customer’s cart when all the conditions are met. Using the plugin, you can boost love and loyalty of your customers.
This plugin lets you choose which products show up in the related products area on a product detail page. That being said, you can override the basic functionality of showing related products from the same category.
The plugin allows you to control the product detail views manually, and promote the products you want. That means, you can suggest better products (as these are suggested manually) to the users and attract more sales.
This plugin helps you improve shipping experiences by creating your own shipping rules and offers free shipping based on conditions. You can choose between several fields like cost, weight, total order, quantity of products in the cart, and shipping class of the product for creating the shipping rules.
Here is a plugin that gives you the ability to configure wholesale pricing for chosen products as well as customers. You can do quick or bulk edit prices and variations of simple product types for easy management. To the wholesale users, it auto-displays the wholesale prices when they log in to their accounts.
Bonus: 2 more
This plugin allows you to offer discount pricing and marketing deals like ‘buy one get one’ or percentage-based discounts. You can create customized rules for the deals using its powerful discounting tool. It can create dynamic carts, wholesale discounts as well as help in sales and promotional marketing.
This shopping feed manager plugin is powerful and easy to use along with your Google Shopping account. It allows you to create, add, tweak, and update up to hundred products to create a product feed for Google Shopping.
The plugin helps you to opt for Google Shopping and shows your products in the Google’s product price comparison website. This means, you can reach more potential customers with the help of Google Shopping and this plugin.
In sum and substance
In my view, these are the best, freely available WordPress plugins for every WooCommerce-powered online store. These plugins will help enhance and extend your store, making it more user-friendly in every possible way.
Which of these is your favorite plugin? Have I missed some other great plugin? Let me know in the comments section or write to me at @aksinghnet directly.