Are you ready to launch into the world of eCommerce? If so, it’s time to look at some options that mesh well with your WordPress website. If you’ve been browsing the internet to get answers about the best eCommerce platforms available, you’ve likely noticed that a few names dominate the industry. One is Shopify. It is well-known and the most widely used. But there’s another name that is appearing more and more. Business owners are beginning to recognize WooCommerce for its value and versatility. Here are three reasons why WooCommerce is an excellent idea for your website.

More About WooCommerce

WooCommerce works hand-in-hand with your WordPress website. As a flexible, open-source eCommerce platform, it’s easy to both set up and use. Also, you can customize it to fit your needs and wants. A simple WooCommerce install is free, which is excellent for your budget, and many plugins are available to expand functionality.

Adding WooCommerce to an already existing WordPress site doesn’t take many complicated steps. With the assistance of your website builder or management company, WooCommerce can be up-and-running in no time at all. If you’re the kind of owner who likes to be hands-on, the guide for new store owners is beneficial and informative. It won’t take long for you to become familiar with all the perks and quirks of WooCommerce.

Compared to similar platforms, the “speed to launch” is relatively quick, which means little or no downtime if you switch from another platform to Woo Commerce.

Our favorite reasons for using WooCommerce

There are a lot of benefits to choosing WooCommerce. Here are the ones that top our list.

  1. Customization – While the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress comes with a default user interface, most owners want their site to be more personalized. There are undoubtedly many ways to customize the display of WooCommerce pages. Custom templates, nearly 300 filters, and actions allow you to make a long list of customizations. A host of design styles are available to choose from. In addition, there are hundreds of extensions available. That means your store can grow and grow without having to switch to a different eCommerce platform.
  2. Easy management – WooCommerce isn’t complicated. The dashboard is very user-friendly and easy for even the newest users to decipher. That means our clients can manage their own stores or teach employees how to do it. You can tackle everything with just a few clicks, from updating products and fulfilling orders to calculating shipping and other costs. You can also use WooCommerce’s convenient mobile app to complete these tasks.
  3. Multiple secure payment options –  WooCommerce Payment gateways allow you to accept payments from your customers through various methods, such as debit and credit cards, PayPal, or direct bank transfers. WordPress has a plethora of payment gateway plugins available that make adding these services to your site simple. 

Which gateway(s) you choose for your website will depend on your individual needs, but your website design company can help. They will assist you in comparing and contrasting those that are available and assist you in choosing the one that’s right for you.

Looking at all the features available through WooCommerce can help determine how it will work best for you. The platform has an incredible support team to help you decipher a problem or explain something unclear. There’s also a public support forum for WooCommerce that can be very helpful, especially for those just starting to use the platform.

But what about the price of WooCommerce?

WooCommerce is a very affordable platform that costs nothing to add to your WordPress site. There are no additional transaction fees other than what your payment service provider charges. Incorporating WooCommerce is a powerful, low-cost way to jumpstart the online side of your business.

To learn more about this easy-to-use, low-cost, convenient eCommerce platform, talk to the experts at Watershed9 and find out how it can benefit your business.