BoosterPlus is an “all-in-one” plugin that comes highly recommended from many WooCommerce storeowners. It adds “buy buttons,” price labels, product listings, product images, pdf invoices, and dozens more features depending on the bundle you pick up. There is a free tier, but it may be worth looking at paid tiers because of the “all-in-one” nature of the plugin. Great for upgrading your WooCommerce store and boosting sales!
We here at Ad360 have offered a 3-part series explaining the importance of email marketing to increasing e-commerce sales (link to part I, II, and III). OptinMonster is well-known for generating leads and converting “abandoned cart” sales at excellent rates.
OptinMonster could be a strong pairing with Ad360’s services. Ad360 is the e-commerce leader in retargeting, effective (and automated) ad placements, and professional ad banner design. Pairing that with OptinMonster’s focus on email marketing could be a potent combination to increase sales on WooCommerce.
Advanced Shipment Tracking for WooCommerce
Once your sales begin picking up, customers will demand a high level of organizational efficiency for shipping. In order to keep up with the competition, the advanced shipment tracking plugin for WooCommerce empowers storeowners to automate their fulfillment workflow.
Customers get tracking numbers to follow on the front end, while your business can easily keep track of which packages are marked as “completed,” and which ones are marked as “shipped.” Very helpful when you begin fulfilling hundreds of orders a day 😊
The plugins below are ones we did not see as “universally” applicable to all stores, but check them out to get your WooCommerce strategy. You’ll likely start having ideas about what your store really needs just by reading the descriptions of each.
Business owners interested in taking their business online may be wondering, “Do I sign up with Shopify paid advertising or WooCommerce?” Read below to figure out which e-commerce platform will best increase your sales online!
Shopify vs WooCommerce: Features & Functions
When it comes to functionality, the comparison between these two e-commerce giants is simple – Shopify is easier to use for beginners, while WooCommerce has better flexibility and a wider array of customization features.
If your online advertising strategy is in its early stages, and you do not feel comfortable with the technical aspects of e-commerce yet, it may be best to go with Shopify paid advertising. WooCommerce may be better for business owners who want firm control over customization of their website. WooCommerce also is known for its high-end SEO plugins
Shopify vs. WooCommerce: Pricing
Shopify paid advertising, while having the edge in simplicity and ease of use, is usually more expensive than WooCommerce. Be prepared to spend up to $200/month just to keep your store up and operating on Shopify!
Make sure your Shopify advertising strategy is in place before you take on this expense. E-Commerce overhead can add up, and if you do not have a blueprint of how to advertise on Shopify, you could end up feeling overstressed on your store’s performance.
WooCommerce’s plugins are “a la carte,” meaning you can only pick the necessary plugin and run your store for half the price ($100).
Whether you use Shopify or Woocommerce for your e-commerce business, partner with Ad360 to get the best promotional software on the web. Our app is free to download, and after getting our free trial, you’ll be convinced our automated ad bidding services bring you optimal exposure for an affordable price 😊
The following is an amalgamation of real stories told online by business owners who, despite their best efforts, did not have the time, tech savvy, or financial resources to successfully leverage their online ads. While platforms like Google, Facebook, and Tik Tok provide real opportunity to “Get the word out,” starting these campaigns from scratch – and having them increase sales on Shopify – is far easier said than done.
These are their stories.
La Fontaine’s Cookies had grown on “word of mouth” advertising locally for years, but the owner quickly realized they needed to shift their marketing strategy in 2022. So, they got to work using a popular search engine as the first base of operations… and saw there were 18 unique settings that needed calibrating. The sheer number of options and unfamiliar terms (SEO, Funnels, PPC, etc…) was a bit overwhelming at first for the local business.
Setting the budget was easy enough, but errors started popping up when the rest of the boxes got filled. Already the manager of day-to-day operations, the owner’s eyes widened as they realized figuring out online marketing would become a massive drain on their time and energy.
Picking between “search ads” and “display ads” and analyzing which “keywords” worked best was where La Fontaine’s Cookies officially lost the plot. They were already spending hundreds of dollars on the ad campaign and hours designing specific ads for each of their “audience segments,” which were hard to clearly define in the first place… the conversion rate was so paltry that La Fontaine’s Cookies was in serious jeopardy of going under!
Ad campaigns on social media sites fared no better. Creating a unique, well-designed ad banner for each part of her audience was time consuming and figuring out how to analyze “engagement data” felt like it would take all day… but the owner had a cookie shop to run! They didn’t have the time to sit at a computer and crunch numbers, and hiring a marketing expert on salary was out of the budget.
Before laying down their arms and walking away, the owner of La Fontaine’s searched, “How to increase sales on Shopify,” as a last ditch effort. They wanted to find an affordable service that might relieve the burden of going through all these settings and conducting all this research for a successful online marketing promotion.
Luckily, they found Quick Ads by Ad360 – and the rest, as they say, is history 😊
Right away, Ad360 showed La Fontaine’s Cookies the promotional power of Quick Ads. All their previous work was not for nothing, as Ad360 automatically extracted all the data from her Shopify store. Now, instead of over a dozen manual options to toggle, La Fontaine’s Cookies only had to enter two basic inputs:
After clicking “submit,” Quick Ads went to work, a powerful marketing app over 2 years in the making. With all that technical expertise behind it, Quick Ads automatically generated multiple ad banners using data from La Fontaine’s online store – the owner no longer had to make each one by hand! Even more, Quick Ads rolled out a “geotargeted” awareness campaign to the entire neighborhood. Suddenly, old friends and neighbors were calling again for a quick dessert 😉
Perhaps the most incredible, though, La Fontaine’s Cookies conversion rate began spiking after a month. Overjoyed, the owner asked the Ad360 support team what Quick Ads was doing behind the scenes to increase sales on Shopify.
“Well, we have begun automatically retargeting any and all customers who browse your site! Concentrating your budget on these likely customers lets them get to know your brand through multiple engagements. Sounds like they like what they see, and think La Fontaine’s is the solution to their sweet tooth needs!”
Smiling, the owner of La Fontaine’s Cookies sat back – instead of having to close the store, they were able to hire a part-time manager to help share the burden of day-to-day operations. Now, they could focus on expanding their e-commerce business, and maybe open up a La Fontaine’s Cookies in the next city! While management started their market research, Quick Ads continued solving her online marketing issues – all with one click 😊
If you want to experience online marketing success like La Fontaine’s reach out to try a free demo of Quick Ads by Ad360 today! We’ll make setting up ad campaigns as simple as “2 inputs, 1 click,” and will be there to support you every step the way as you increase sales on Shopify. Congrats to La Fontaine’s – we hope to make you the next e-commerce success story!