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18 of the Best WooCommerce Plugins

By Jacco Blankenspoor

By default, WooCommerce is a great eCommerce platform to start with. Since it’s built on top of WordPress, there are hundreds of plugins available to make your web store even better.

In this article I will show you some of the best WooCommerce plugins around, categorized by use. These plugins allow you to improve your product listing, use various discount methods, improve your ordering process and maximize your sales by going social.

Most of these plugins are paid, with many of them costing only a nominal fee compared to the benefit they bring you. You will find some free plugins in this list as well.

Some plugins are offered by WooThemes (the company behind WooCommerce), while many others are offered by independent developers. The latter can be cheaper, however, WooThemes is known for its excellent product support but you’re gonna pay for it. Just be sure to check the reputation of an independent developer when it comes to support, since the lower pricing comes with slow or even no support in some cases.

WooThemes

Improve your Product Listings

Many WooCommerce themes already come with an optimized look and feel for your product listing pages. To further enhance the actual content of your product page or offer wholesale pricing, here are some great plugins to consider.

Product Options

In the official WooCommerce repository you will find two popular product option plugins.

Product Add-ons allows for the more basic type of configuration, at a price of around $55.

If you want to go a bit more advanced you can decide to go with Gravity Forms Add-ons for around $99. With this plugin you can even let your customer build their own product combination, like configuring their own computer.

There’s also Product Options for WooCommerce which is in line with the features being offered by ‘Gravity Forms Add-ons; at a price of around $18.

A simple and free plugin to allow for gift wrapping is WooCommerce Product Gift Wrap which you can use to offer gift wrapping for free or a small cost.

Wholesale Pricing

If you want to offer wholesale pricing (a discounted price for retailers or bulk buyers) WooCommerce Wholesale Prices does a great job for around $16.

It is quite easy to use, just give a member the ‘wholesale-customer’ status in their membership and specify wholesale prices. When these customers log in they see both the retail price and the wholesale price.

Product Image Magnifier

Another simple yet very effective plugin is YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier.

This plugin adds a professional zoom to your product images and it doesn’t cost a dime!

Increase Sales

Getting more sales is what it’s all about. WooCommerce comes with quite an ingenious coupon module already built-in, but you might want to extend this even further.

Giving discounts based on quantity, running promotions or offering a rewards program are well proven methods of increasing sales. Let’s have a look at some plugins which help you do this.

Dynamic Pricing

Getting a customer to add more products to their order is one the easiest ways of increasing your revenue per customer. Offering discounts is one of the best ways you can do this.

Both the WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing & Discounts for around $25 and Dynamic Pricing for around $129 roughly do the same job, the latter being offered in the WooCommerce repository but at quite a steep price.

These plugins allow you to set up various pricing rules, like getting a 10% discount for orders over $100 or offering a cross-sell for a product with 25% off. You can also run seasonal promotions or have different membership statuses (Gold, Silver etc.) with different discounts.

Loyalty Rewards and Referral Programs

Getting a previous customer to order again is more cost effective than aqcuiring new customers. Setting up a loyalty rewards program is a great way of doing this, offering a specific amount of points for each order. You can assign a value to these points, after which a customer can use these points as a discount for future purchases.

The Loyalty Rewards for WooCommerce plugin gives you plenty of ways to set up your rewards program for around $22.

WooCommerce offers a rewards plugin themselves called WooCommerce Points and Rewards but honestly it comes with less features at a higher price tag of around $129.

If you want to reward your customers for bringing in new customers the Refer A Friend for WooCommerce is a perfect addition to your store for around $21.

You can set up different rules to give a discount to both the new and the referring customer without needing to do anything extra. This way you not only get the new customer’s purchase but the referring customer is more likely to buy again to redeem their own discount as well.

Optimize your Sales Process

Below you will find a number of plugins which will simplify the ordering process for you and your customers. Tasks like auto-complete for addresses, emailing someone their cart contents or using an availability notification can help things to run smoother. They might also earn you some additional sales too.

Ordering Products

Checking addresses on accuracy is a tedious task which is better left to the customer while ordering their product.

The Google Address Autocomplete for WooCommerce plugin helps your customers while only costing around $11. It uses the Google Places API to complete the address while being typed in. This way your customer can select their address from a list, preventing typing errors or missing information.

Another nifty plugin is Order Delivery Date for Woocommerce which comes with a date picker to select a specific delivery date. This is ideal for web stores offering gifts, but also for delivering packages that a customer needs to sign for (so you’ll know they are home, reducing returns).

Smarter Shopping Carts and Stock Management

If you want to offer assisted shopping and have the ability to email someone their cart contents, you will definitely need Email Cart for WooCommerce for around $11.

This allows you to send a customer a link to their pre-filled (by you) shopping cart after which they can order right away or add even more. This is great when you’re also getting orders by phone, or receive emails from customers asking advice for a combination of products.

When you run a web store with a low inventory or very popular products, you can sometimes run out of stock. If you don’t want to miss out on any sales, you need a stock availability plugin.

WooCommerce Availability Notifications allows for different ways of alerting your customers on the status of your stock with customized messages for around $16.

If you also want to send out emails based on stock numbers you can use Advanced Notifications from WooCommerce for around $29. You can send updates to both customers and suppliers, and these two plugins combined give you enough options to be able to inform everyone properly.

Let’s Get Social!

As a web store, it’s quite hard to become popular on the social networks without spending thousands of dollars on advertising.

These plugins below allow you to have your very own customers do the work for only minimal costs.

This ranges from offering coupons for those sharing your products in their network through to requiring a minimum number of likes for a discount to appear.

Sharing Frenzy

Offering a discount for a Like, Tweet or Google +1 for a product causes two reactions: The customer doing it receives a discount and is mostly likely to use it (why else would they share a product?), and their followers see the specific product appear in their timeline increasing trust in your store.

Social Coupon for WordPress is one of the most popular plugins to manage all the ground work for around $22. It works in combination with the built-in WooCommerce coupon system, so you can track it as well.

A different yet ingenious way of using Facebook is offering discount for Likes. This is exactly what the Discount for Likes plugin does (hence the name).

It works very simply, just enter any number of Likes to be achieved before discount is given. The idea is that customers will not only hit the ‘Like’ button themselves, but encourage their friends to do so as well. This doesn’t work for every product, but limited or specialized products are perfect.

Conclusion

WooCommerce is a great platform to work with and adding one or more of these plugins gives you some great opportunities to increase sales or reduce costs.

Even though the mentioned plugins are already very popular (often meaning great quality), make sure you always check out the level of support offered to help you if you come across any errors or issues with the plugin.

Don’t base your decision on pricing alone though. There’s nothing worse than ending up with a great plugin with no one to help you fix it when it breaks down.

Please let us know your favorite plugins in the comments section, or share any success stories you might have.

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  • Paolo Impelluso

    Thanks for the list. I use wc but didn’t know most of these plugins.

    • http://www.buildyourownwebstore.com/ Jacco Blankenspoor

      You’re welcome. It’s a nice collection, did quite some research on it :-)

  • Dan

    Thanks for featuring WooCommerce Wholesale Prices!

  • http://www.osiaffiliate.com/ Tariehk @ osiaffiliate

    Great list of plugins. I would also recommend OSI Affiliate Software. It allows WooCommerce users to easily setup and manage an affiliate program.

    You can check it out at:
    http://www.osiaffiliate.com

  • http://neotrope.com/ Christopher Laird Simmons

    Thanks … timely … setting up a WooCommerce site this weekend, and the refer a friend item was particularly nice to find. Tweeted ya’all :-)

  • http://saeid.pro Saeid A. Kermanshahi

    thanks for useful post, but I’m surprised because there is no feature
    to grouping attributes on woocommerce. would you please help me about
    that. I’m new on wooCommerce and after searching about a week I didn’t
    find anything to fix this issue.

  • Laura

    Nice!
    I think the most important extension is the WooCommerce Custom Product Tabs, to be able show custom information under product page. However this plugin has not any custom function or features in its tabs. Recently I got few emails from my WooCommerce shop visitors, they ask me to allow them ask pre-sale questions for each products. A simple discussion or commenting plugin will be very helpful to allow them discuss and ask any questions before buying. So I’d recommend add some plugin here which allows to discuss, comment and ask questions in a new tub under Product page.

  • Isabela Santos

    Hi, just to let you know “Loyalty Rewards for WooCommerce” and “Refer A Friend for WooCommerce”, at this moment at least, are not working properly. I purchased both of them after reading you post, and without reading the comments, which was my fault. The first one doesn’t show the points for the users, and refer a friend doesnt show the cupom at the checkout. If you read the comment in both of them you will see the complains of the users.

  • Togethernet

    Thanks Jacco. ProductPrint Pro is a new one, useful for just about every WooCommerce store. (I should know, I wrote it.) It adds the ‘missing’ print button to the product page so customers can print off a smart well formatted flyer with all the info they need (and none they don’t). Brandable too. I won’t say any more except to point you to the demo at http://productprintpro.com

  • HamburgerSV

    Hello Jacco, perhaps you want to add the Perfectseourl plugin to this list as well. This deletes the most anyoing part in the WooCommerce permalinks. It deletes the /product and /product-category part. A live demo is available at http://perfectseourl.com Let me know what you think about it!

  • Nazmoon Munny

    Good collections, but what about multi vendor? If anyone want to create a multi vendor store by woocommerce, I will recommend: http://codecanyon.net/item/woocommerce-multi-vendor/9694411

  • http://www.woogpl.com/ WooGPL

    If you are looking for a larger range of WooCommerce Plugins and Extensions visit http://woogpl.com . There is over 100 extensions that can be used in your WooCommerce e-commerce store.

  • Plexus

    A plug for WooCommerce Inventory Notifier (http://store.plexusllc.com/product/woocommerce-inventory-notifier/)

    WooCommerce lets you set a global “low inventory” threshold for all of the products in your WooCommerce store. If any product sells down to that threshold, then you will receive an email alert letting you know that the inventory for that product is below the threshold.

    But what if you have some products that sell much faster than others? Or some products that take much longer to re-stock than others? In those cases, having a single low inventory threshold that applies to all products won’t work well for you.

    This plugin allows you to set an individual low stock threshold for each simple product and/or each variation of a variable product. You can set the threshold to 5 for product A and 25 for product B and you will receive an email notification when product A sells down to 5 or when product B sells down to 25.

  • Mettle Tech

    Free Flash Sale Plugin.
    For preview check “http://quickprintscreen.com/kbn/product/sample-product/”

    To get this plugin contact at “info@mettletech.in”

  • http://wisdmlabs.com Tarun Rai

    Very well categorized list of plugins.
    I’d suggest you take a look at the WooCommerce Scheduler plugin by WisdmLabs. This plugin allows you to schedule the date and time when you would like the plugin to be made available for purchase.

    Some good use cases would be when there are limited stock or you would like to set an early pre-order.

  • yoyomo

    Good list but why leave out WooXGallery? it has an image slider+zoom and inline videos.
    http://www.nuvuthemes.com/product/wooxgallery/

  • sharon koshy

    Really good compilation of plugins. I would also like to recommend Customer Specific Pricing plugin from WisdmLabs. This plugin allows one to set different prices for different user/groups/customers

  • sharon koshy

    Really good compilation of plugins. I would also like to recommend Customer Specific Pricing plugin by WisdmLabs. This plugin allows one to set different prices for different user roles/customer/groups for simple and variable products.

  • LilMonkee App

    Great list! I also found this plugin helpful for providing free gifts: https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-multiple-free-gift/

  • http://www.woodiscounts.com woodiscounts.com

    I would definitely add the following plugins to this list
    WooCommerce Waitlist Extension – Keep customers happy with back-in-stock notifications
    http://www.woodiscounts.com/product/woocommerce-waitlist/
    WooCommerce Twillio SMS Notifications – Send SMS updates to customers when their order status is updated and receive an SMS message when a customer places a new order.
    http://www.woodiscounts.com/product/woocommerce-twillio-sms-notifications/

  • Prasad Saxena

    Thanks for such a big list. Would definitely try it on my website : https://wootreasure.com

  • John Celas

    Hi Jacco, thanks for the great post. I would add Followprice to that list.

    It gets a “followprice” button on your product
    page, allowing your visitors to become followers of your products. It will
    automatically notify them of price changes or stock availability.

    It’s here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/followprice/

    Thanks!

  • T C

    Been using WooCommerce for many years now and have built over 20 sites for my clients. I like the list above.

    Personally, I use https://www.bestwoocommerce.com for all my plugins, and the best thing is unlike all the others sites mentioned below, they actually have automatic updates so I dont have to go through the hassle of manually updating everything.

  • Val Mocan

    Anyone know what plugin i can use to offer “new customers” only a free gift with every “10 items minimum” purchased? ive had a look at a lot of these plugins and others, but none seem to cater for “new customers”.. dynamic pricing is good, but it wont notify the new customer of their free discounted product. Specifically, im trying to give away a free movie ticket with their minimum 10 purchased food items…
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ..

  • http://voovly.com Social Voovly

    I know another method to increase sales by “WooCommerce Tools Band”. This plugin used awesome Badge functional. @socialvoovly:disqus

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