Posted on June 22, 2018 | Written by Sean Flannigan
WooCommerce plugins can add a great deal of speed, efficiency, and visual appeal to your online store. These qualities can make yours the store which sticks out most to customers and gets visited most frequently.
The base WooCommerce site is fantastic in its own right. Out of the box, it has a huge amount of basic functionality. But every store owner wants to personalize their store in order to get the most out of it.
For that, there are WooCommerce extensions, WordPress plugins, and a variety of WooCommerce widgets, all of which contribute to the functionality and/or visual appeal of your online store.
For example, it may be important to you to be able to email out invoices and packing slips to your customers. Or you may want to customize the checkout experience for your customers or change the color of buttons or the text of the content on your pages.
Depending on which kinds of enhancements appeal most to you as a store owner, you’ll be able to find WooCommerce plugins that will fit the bill. They will prove useful for enriching the customer’s overall experience and providing you the services and features you consider most important.
Here are 31 of the best WooCommerce plugins on the market (in no particular order), to help you achieve those goals.
- 1. Woo Pack & Ship Bundle
- 2. WooMarketing Bundle
- 3. Booster for WooCommerce
- 4. Custom Product Tabs
- 5. WooCommerce Products Filter
- 6. WooCommerce Shortcodes
- 7. MailChimp for WooCommerce
- 8. WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor
- 9. Minimum Purchase for WooCommerce
- 10. YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards
- 11. WooCommerce Colors
- 12. WooCommerce Currency Switcher
- 13. Order Delivery Date for WooCommerce
- 14. WooCommerce EU VAT Compliance Assistant
- 15. YITH WooCommerce Compare
- 16. WooCommerce Menu Cart
- 17. WooCommerce Products Slider
- 18. WooCommerce Customizer
- 19. WooCommerce Multilingual
- 20. YITH WooCommerce Wishlist
- 21. YITH WooCommerce Quick View
- 22. WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips
- 23. YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search
- 24. Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
- 25. Yoast SEO
- 26. Jetpack by WordPress
- 27. ShipStation WooCommerce Integration
- 28. WordFence Security
- 29. SendGrid
- 30. WP Super Cache
- 31. A Custom WooCommerce Plugin
1. Woo Pack & Ship Bundle
This is the perfect plugin bundle for any eCommerce site that does, as the name implies, packing and shipping. And, since it is directly maintained by the WooCommerce team itself, you can count on its reliability and ease of use.
All the important documents and processes you’ll need are included, e.g. product kits, invoices, multi-location shipping, packing slips, and tracking capabilities. A powerful and versatile tool for your store indeed!
2. WooMarketing Bundle
Another plugin combo maintained by the WooCommerce team, this bundle gives you a big assist with your marketing initiatives, including email campaigns, discount programs, dynamic pricing, re-targeting in Facebook, and transaction emails. If you market it, they will come.
3. Booster for WooCommerce
Similar to Jetpack in its modular approach, Booster for WooCommerce provides you with a great many features and enhancements which will allow you to operate your online store more efficiently, and more profitably. This WordPress plugin has a whole host of features that, simply, boost your WooCommerce store.
4. Custom Product Tabs
Instead of forcing your customers to scroll down to get additional data on your products, you can have customized product tabs installed, allowing product descriptions to be separate from their details.
In addition to making your site look better organized and more functional, your customers will love the convenience.
5. WooCommerce Products Filter
This plugin will allow your customers to filter products by several categories, so as to make their searches more efficient and a great deal faster. To add this feature to your site, you can use either the sidebar widget or the shortcode.
6. WooCommerce Shortcodes
Speaking of shortcodes, of which there are already a great many in WooCommerce, you can use this plugin to create even more! Via a drop-down menu in the WordPress Visual Editor, you’ll have the capability of selecting and installing shortcodes in any of the areas where you can add content.
7. MailChimp for WooCommerce
Everyone is familiar with the most popular email marketing software on the market, MailChimp. This WooCommerce plugin brings that service to your online store, so you’ll have this powerful capability at your fingertips. This plugin is included in the WooMarketing Bundle and you will, of course, need MailChimp to begin with.
8. WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor
With this plugin, you’ll be able to completely customize the checkout experience for your customers, including the re-positioning of existing fields, the addition of new fields, and a more personal checkout display.
9. Minimum Purchase for WooCommerce
This plugin gives you the capability to establish minimum purchase thresholds for your store and allows you to create appropriate error messages to convey this information to your customers.
10. YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards
An ideal gift for a customer’s friends or relatives, gift cards can now be a feature for your store. This will be well-received by your customers, helping to increase your overall sales volume. YITH makes this easy.
11. WooCommerce Colors
If you don’t like playing around with the custom style sheets (CSS) yourself, you can use this plug-in to change colors on your buttons and other screen elements. No need to mess around with code when you can interact with a clean and easy user interface.
12. WooCommerce Currency Switcher
By using the shortcode or your sidebar widget, you can add in this currency switcher to make it easy for your customers to switch between currencies, and use their preferred currency for transactions. Money is money and it would be lovely if they spent it on your amazing products.
13. Order Delivery Date for WooCommerce
As its name suggests, you can use this plugin to allow your customers to select a delivery date during the checkout process. Once chosen by a customer, the date appears on the administration dashboard, so you can react to it. This simple addition to your site can reduce cart abandonment by 50%, according to the developers.
The Pro version allows for even more customer-focused features, such as the ability to set delivery times as well.
14. WooCommerce EU VAT Compliance Assistant
The new EU VAT schedule is managed by this WooCommerce plugin, so you can sit back and let it do the hard work on your online store. The customer’s location is sensed automatically, and the new EU VAT is then invoked as necessary.
15. YITH WooCommerce Compare
Two or more products can be compared side-by-side when this plugin feature is used. Your customers will love having the opportunity to see how their favorite selections rate against each other, so they can always make the best choice.
16. WooCommerce Menu Cart
Integrating with any WordPress navigation menu, this versatile plugin allows you to add the cart button, items, and pricing in your navigation menu. If the specific theme you have for your site doesn’t show a cart button, or you don’t like its placement, it can be added or changed using this plugin.
17. WooCommerce Products Slider
This WooCommerce plugin can really add some beautiful style and color to your site. It has been proven that visuals are very important to sales and customer retention. Gorgeous product carousels and sliders can be produced with this extension and added in on any page on your store.
18. WooCommerce Customizer
The user interface for Customizer makes it super easy for you to make use of pre-built filters which allow you to tailor fields, labels, button text, and a whole lot more. All this without having to write any PHP code to accomplish the customization.
19. WooCommerce Multilingual
Believe it or not, there are now more non-English WordPress sites than there are English sites. This helpful plugin permits compatibility with the native WordPress multilingual feature, so it can be used on your store site. Because everyone should be able to see your store.
20. YITH WooCommerce Wishlist
Using this, your customers will be able to save products that catch their eye to their wishlist, then recall them later at checkout time. The wishlist can also be sent to friends and relatives, in order to subtly hint to them what you most desire. A wonderful way to increase sales and create lifetime customers.
21. YITH WooCommerce Quick View
With this plugin installed, your customers will be able to hover over a product to see detailed information about it, so they don’t have to leave the page or scroll down to find the data they’re looking for. Keep them in the sales funnel with this tool.
22. WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips
When you have this WooCommerce plugin on your site, you’ll be able to send email versions of packing slips and invoices to clients. They will have the option to download those documents in PDF format as they need them. A simple and useful addition to your plugin library.
23. YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search
This plugin adds a powerful search feature to your store, which allows customers to more easily find what they need. Once your customers begin typing in their product search, Ajax will fetch the results. They are sure to be dazzled by the speed and efficiency of this valuable search tool.
If you are impressed by the sound of all the YITH plugins, I would recommend just going all in and downloading the YITH Essential Kit for WooCommerce. It includes all the YITH plugins described in this post and more.
24. Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
We rarely, if ever build a site at coolblueweb without this powerful plugin. The flexibility and ease-of-use it provides in building the website, as well as for the clients/end-users is unmatched. Add fields wherever you need them across your online store.
25. Yoast SEO
No list of WooCommerce extensions is complete without the addition of this uber-popular WordPress SEO plugin. Yoast provides SEO suggestions for all site pages on your store and blog, increasing your chances of ranking in Google and the other search engines for the most popular keywords in your industry.
A site’s ability to be found organically, based on what potential customers are searching for, can have a huge impact on your ability to make sales. It is really a no-brainer. The free version has a great deal of functionality, but the Pro version can up your game even more.
26. Jetpack by WordPress
Setting up shipping and tax tables can be one of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of getting your WooCommerce store off the ground. Although it requires the extra commitment of connecting your site to your WordPress.com account, Jetpack now offers services that can greatly simplify shipping and taxes.
This excellent WooCommerce plugin will simplify your life. You deserve it.
27. ShipStation WooCommerce Integration
ShipStation is a powerful solution for easily automating the process of shipping, managing online orders, and shipment tracking. The service itself is a subscription which can be integrated with WooCommerce via this plugin. The plugin is free, the subscription is not.
There are a great deal of savings that can be derived through the process of automating complex shipping processes. ShipStation even offers a 30-day free trial, letting you get a taste of the good life before committing to a subscription plan.
28. WordFence Security
Web security is an arms race, with those that want your private information constantly deploying new threats. This is especially true in the eCommerce realm. Having some help when it comes to WordPress hardening and tracking suspicious activity on your site can be priceless. Arming your site with a weapon in this fight is the best way to survive.
Transactional email services can be a wonderful arrow in your quiver for customer relations. Having a dedicated 3rd party provider for this ensures that your customer emails arrive on time, with analytics to track performance.
SendGrid has a robust free tier, allowing for 40k emails in the first 30 days and 100 per day following that. For larger businesses, there are paid tiers with an ever-increasing host of features.
30. WP Super Cache
Nobody wants to wait for a slow site to load. Often, they just leave. Every second counts. Caching is a great way to make sure your site stays lightning fast. WP Super Cache can help deliver your site to your potential customer in no time at all.
31. A Custom WooCommerce Plugin
When you don’t find what you need in the WooCommerce and WordPress marketplaces, don’t despair. For your very specific needs, there is still a solution. Custom plugins, developed by eCommerce experts, are just the ticket when no other shoe fits.
It just so happens that coolblueweb does exactly that. Our custom web developers, understanding what you need, can fashion clean and functional plugins to solve your custom eCommerce problems.
As always, coolblueweb is here for your site rebuild needs. Our WooCommerce team have a vast amount of expertise and can guide your store into eCommerce excellence. If you have questions, you can email us at [email protected].