If you have a WooCommerce store or if you are planning to create one, you should know that there are endless possibilities that you can achieve with the help of some plugins. You can bring the best customer experience to the customers, market your products or services, improve conversion from the store, and more.
This article lists some of the best WooCommerce plugins that can help create and scale a fully functional store.
1 – MailOptin
With MailOptin, you can display lead capture forms across your WooCommerce shop including products, categories, tags, cart, and checkout and order received pages to convert your visitors into email subscribers and better customer segmentation.
MailOptin has an Added to Cart trigger that lets you display popup offers and promotions immediately after a product is added to the cart. This is particularly useful in creating cross-sell, upsells, and down sells.
It can also add WooCommerce customers to a specific email list defined by you immediately after they complete a purchase so you can later market and promote other offers to them.
2 – YITH WooCommerce Wishlist
Wishlists are an unavoidable part of an e-commerce store. But they serve more than just a list of products that the customers wish to buy. For a store owner, the data from various wishlists provide key insights into the purchase trends of the customers.
YITH WooCommerce Wishlist plugin helps in adding the wishlist functionality to your WooCommerce website. The wishlist feature in the store that can be added using this plugin is highly customizable.
One additional and interesting feature provided by the plugin is that the customers can share their wishlist on social media. This will give your store and your products more visibility from your customers and potentially earn you new customers as well.
3 – WooCommerce PDF Invoice, Packing Slips, Delivery Notes and Shipping Label
When it comes to the documents needed for a purchase, WooCommerce provides a basic invoice by default. But that is not enough for most stores. You will need to have this PDF Invoice and packing slip plugin to create documents that you will need when you are selling, shipping, and managing dispatch on your store.
The plugin already comes with pre-built templates that can help you set up quickly with the documents. Next, what you need to do is set up store details for the invoice like the store logo, billing and shipping information, etc. Then you can customize the invoices and other documents on how it should like and what details it should include.
4 – Extra Product Options (Product Addons) for WooCommerce
If you need more product-related options on your WooCommerce product page and allow the users to choose from them. The plugin for extra product options helps you add different types of input fields to your WooCommerce store.
Depending on the type of product or service, these fields can make your product pages more functional and assist your customers to make the purchase easily. For example, if you have a store that sells subscription products, you can add a date-picker to your website that will allow customers to choose a date when they prefer the subscription products to arrive. You can use this information to sync the customer’s subscription to that particular product.
Depending on the product and what options you want to provide to your customers, the plugin can be really helpful with more than 15 input fields types that can be added to the product page.
5 – Tidio – Live Chat, Chatbots & Email Integration
An online store needs to always be easily approachable by its customers. It is very important for the growth of any website. This is where chatbots, emails, and live chats play an important role. Granted, Tidio is not a dedicated WooCommerce extension but can be used if you have any kind of WordPress website. But, it can be a very important tool for your WooCommerce store.
Tidio requires you to create an account with the Tidio platform. Once you have created the account, a chat widget will appear on the front end of the website. The widget is easily customizable and you can make it look the way that you want with the options provided by Tidio. Once all set up, you can manage all the live chats from the Tidio platform.
6 – YITH WooCommerce Compare
The best strategy to convert more on your website is to give the information that the customers need. The information should be easily accessible so that they can make the decision faster. When customers are visiting an online store that has multiple similar products that a customer can buy, they would want to compare the different products and decide with which product they can get a good deal.
YITH WooCommerce Compare is a simple and easy-to-use plugin that essentially provides the customers the option to compare different products in the same category. It will add a compare button on the product page (or the product listing page depending on how you are setting it up) and compare the attributes of these products. The users can remove the products that they do not want in the comparison table.
7 – Product Import Export for WooCommerce
In terms of moving data from or to a store, import and export is a quick and easy way. Most of the time import and export are done using a CSV file. WordPress comes with an import and export functionality in-built with it, but currently, it only supports XML file format and the customization options are less. A dedicated plugin for the import-export process can be very helpful.
The Product Import Export for WooCommerce is part of an import-export suite that allows you to move data to and from a store using a CSV file. After the plugin is installed, you can easily export all the data related to the products on the store. This includes products, product reviews, product tags, and product categories.
8 – EU/UK VAT Compliance Assistance for WooCommerce
When you are selling your goods internationally, or if you are already an online store doing business in the EU and the UK, you are to comply with the VAT (Value-Added Tax) regulations. This EU/UK VAT plugin allows you to enter and maintain each country’s VAT rates accurately.
In addition to taking care of VAT for your business, the plugin also helps in identifying the locations of the customers, and every charge is recorded so that you can use them for your accounting and auditing purposes, currency conversion, refund support, and more.
9 – Smart Coupons for WooCommerce
More often than not, you will need to run promotional campaigns on your website. Whether it’s a new product launch, a seasonal sale, or just keeping your customers happy. The campaigns will depend on the kind of products you have and of course what kind of audience you are trying to attract.
To achieve the maximum conversion from any of your sales, you need to create smarter coupons on your website. Smart coupons for WooCommerce help in creating such advanced coupons that can help you get the maximum conversion with every sale campaign that you run.
The plugin is built to extend the standard coupons features of the WooCommerce plugin. The plugin adds more options and discount rules to the coupons that allow you to create tailored coupons that will bring you more conversions to your store.
10 – Customer Reviews for WooCommerce
Before purchasing any products online, people look for the reviews of customers who have already purchased. This increases the confidence in the buyer on their decision on whether or not they should buy the product. For your WooCommerce store, you must collect reviews from your existing customers and display them on the product page where the visiting customers can easily see them.
The Customer Reviews for WooCommerce plugin get reviews on your store from your existing customers. People are more likely to share reviews on your website when you ask them. The plugin will automate and send reminder emails asking them to leave feedback on the purchase they made. Multiple features like integrated forms for reviews and one-page reviews where customers can leave reviews for multiple products make it easier for the customers to leave a review on your website.
11 – Custom Product Tabs for WooCommerce
WooCommerce provides product information in the form of tabs. If you need to include more information about the products adding on top of what WooCommerce provides, this is the plugin for you.
It’s a simple plugin, and it does what it says. The Custom Product Tabs for WooCommerce helps you add any number of tabs that give more information about your product to the customers. With the plugin, you can pre-save any tabs and add them to a product or you can add new tabs for the specific product page.
12 – FiboSearch – Ajax Search for WooCommerce
If you have a lot of products in your store, you should have a search widget on your store. This will make it easier for your customers to find the products that they want easily and improve their experience in the store. You do not want your potential customers to leave your store because they could not find what they were looking for.
FiboSearch helps in creating a functional search box on your store very easily. If your theme support widgets or menus, you can add them through widgets or menus. Else, all you need to do is add a shortcode where you want your search box to appear. The search works for both products and categories.
13 – Product Gallery Slider for WooCommerce
Product Gallery Slider for WooCommerce plugin allows you to create a product image carousel for all the images of the product. When selling physical products, it is very helpful for the users to get a glimpse of the product in more than one way. The plugin will help you create a horizontal slider for all your product images.
14 – Variation Swatches for WooCommerce
All the variations of a variable product in WooCommerce are added as dropdowns for the users to select. One drawback of having dropdowns for showcasing the available variations of the products is that the info is not readily available for the users. It is especially difficult when they have multiple attributes for the variations.
Variation Swatches for WooCommerce is a great plugin to customize how different attributes and variations are shown on the product page. It will show all the different options available for the product in swatches. This readily gives the users an idea of all different choices of the same product they can purchase from your store.
15 – Checkout Field Editor for WooCommerce
If you want to change the fields on your WooCommerce checkout page, you will need the help of a plugin. Or, you can get your hands dirty with some coding. But that would need a lot of time or maybe the help of a developer.
This WooCommerce checkout field editor plugin allows you to customize the fields on the checkout page. The plugin not only allows you to add custom fields to the checkout, but you can also remove the default fields from the checkout. There are currently 13 different custom fields provided by the plugin. You can also add custom validation for the fields in the checkout.
16 – Yoast
You may be thinking, why is Yoast added to the list of WooCommerce plugins. Even though Yoast is a WordPress plugin that helps in perfecting SEO for any kind of website, it is especially important for a WooCommerce website as well.
When it comes to bringing traffic to your WooCommerce website, it is not only important that you have traffic, but get relevant traffic. Organic traffic to your product pages is a great way to conversions. The best thing about organic traffic is that if done correctly, it is a long-term strategy to bring more traffic and sales to your website. In addition to that, Yoast also has a dedicated addon for WooCommerce, but that comes at a premium price.
17 – LiteSpeed Cache
Okay, this one is also not a plugin dedicated to WooCommerce, but it is a plugin that you would need on your WooCommerce website. Customer experience is really important when it comes to your online store. CX can be highly impacted if your site is not loading fast enough.
Moreover, the speed of a site is really important when it comes to SEO, as search engines factor in the speed of the website to rank them higher. LiteSpeed Cache will help you make your website optimized so that they load faster on a user’s browser. Features like minifying CSS and JS, lazy loading images, CDN support, etc. help in making your website load faster for the users.
18 – Decorator – WooCommerce Email Customizer
WooCommerce order emails are great. But they look like order emails from WooCommerce. For your store, you need to create emails that represent your brand identity. Decorator is a WooCommerce email customizer plugin that allows you to customize the looks of the order emails sent out by WooCommerce. This can be done for order emails based on the status of the email. It uses the same WordPress theme customizer UI so it is very easy to use.
19 – WooCommerce Pixel Manager
WooCommerce Pixel Manager is a marketing plugin that will help you in conversion optimization, dynamic remarketing, and reporting. The free version of the plugin helps you integrate your store with Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, Google Optimize, and Hotjar.
20 – WooCommerce Cart Abandonment Recovery
A huge percentage of the people that come to your website intending to purchase leave without purchasing, leaving the cart abandoned. The average cart abandonment rate, according to Baymard Institue, is around 70%.
That is a lot of sales that could have happened. Most of these sales are recoverable. If you have a very high cart abandonment rate, it could be indicative of an underlying problem. You might need to fix that. And also, you can send out emails to potential customers with offers that they cannot refuse. WooCommerce Cart Abandonment Recovery plugin helps you in doing exactly that. The plugin also helps keep track of the abandoned and recovered carts.
21 – Sequential Order Number for WooCommerce
WordPress treats WooCommerce orders as post types and assigns a post ID to them. These post IDs are taken as the order numbers when an order is placed is WooCommerce. The drawback that this presents is that when a new post, page, products, category, etc. is created in between two orders, the next post ID is assigned to any of the new post types. As a result of this, order numbers are not always in consecutive order.
The Sequential Order Number for WooCommerce helps in creating order numbers that are in a linear sequence independent of the post ID of the order, In addition to that, the plugin also allows you to create custom order numbers. Thus making it easier to manage and track orders in your WooCommerce orders.
What are your thoughts…?
All the plugins listed above are great plugins that provide add really good functionalities to any WooCommerce store. The plugins listed are all either the ones that we already use or the ones that we have tested. But the best part is that you don’t have to take our word for it.
Which one of these plugins do you use on your website? Have you found any plugins that you think will be useful for your website? Let us know on our social media channels.