Why WooCommerce is one of the majorly favored choices when it comes to having an eCommerce store. This article will acquaint you with some reasons that I believe make it one of the best eCommerce platforms available.
24 Million active websites. Over 46,000 plugins and 10,000 themes. A kit that helps you sell anything you want, beautifully. Yes, we are talking about WooCommerce. When you want to have an eCommerce business, WooCommerce is one of the most customizable platforms available in the market. The current market share of WooCommerce is 41% - which is quite depictive of its success.
Here are some of the aspects that I think make WooCommerce one of the best eCommerce platforms:
Open Source & Free
For small business planning to have an eCommerce store, WooCommerce is one of the best. It is free, feature-rich, user-friendly and gives you all the control over your WooCommerce store. As WooCommerce is open source, it also allows you to install any needed plugins and extensions.
You can choose the plugin based on the type of your business. Note that if you want "enhanced" functionalities, you may have to pay a price for some of these plugins.
Not Just Ecommerce
WooCommerce does not limit its users to building an eCommerce store. It allows you to do much more than that. If you have an eCommerce store and you want to integrate a blog with it, WooCommerce can help you do that. You can also use the analytics and business tools to access daily sales, buyer statistics, inventory and more.
Plethora of Functionalities
Plenteous Functionalities is one of the biggest aspects that makes WooCommerce one of the best eCommerce platforms. It has a plethora of functionalities that are imperative for an eCommerce store to run smoothly.
The WooCommerce platform supports payment gateways, gives you control over the store checkout process, offers built-in geolocation for shipping, multiple currency options and more. These functionalities ensure that you offer a pleasant user experience to your customers and visitors.
Not everyone is a WooCommerce specialist or has the technical know-how for running an e-store. WooCommerce’s flexibility helps the store owners to manage the products on their e-store without technical knowledge. They can add products, remove them, edit content, and change colors of the web layout – all by themselves. It is also very easy to sell physical, virtual, and downloadable products on WooCommerce store with all due convenience.
If you want extra functionalities in your eCommerce store, WooCommerce will never disappoint you. Companies providing custom WooCommerce development develop plugins for eCommerce store owners. They also help them integrate the plugins with their store.
As mentioned above, you can find over 46,000 plugins – some of these come with a fee and some are available for free. These extensions offer applications for marketing, accounting, payment gateway, reporting and more. See the WooCommerce Extensions page for some examples.
With the above-mentioned benefits and many more, WooCommerce is here to surpass your expectations. Get in touch with some skillful and well-versed WooCommerce developers and build a powerful online store for yourself. But I would advise you to conduct comprehensive research before hiring a company for professional WooCommerce development.
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