The WooCommerce “plugin” for WordPress is free, meaning the only costs come from paying for website hosting, your domain name, and security certificates. Furthermore, WooCommerce sites are much more flexible, allowing you to add features and connect outside services (e.g. – Etsy stores, Mailchimp), with no problem.
… That is, if you are familiar with coding!
The downside to WooCommerce’s cheap base plan and customizable features are that many storeowners will complain of the hours they themselves spent trying to fix “bad code” on their site, or the hundreds of dollars they had to pay a developer to come in and do the fixes for them.
Many owners who are not tech-savvy have huge problems with speed load times, which we’ve talked about as being one of the most important features of your e-commerce site. WooCommerce owners may be saddling their site with plugins that are unnecessary. However, if you are not a coding-savvy storeowner, it can become incredibly frustrating to hire a web developer every time you want to update your product line.
If you already have a WooCommerce store, and have experienced any of the issues above, Ad360 is the solution to your website promotion and repair! We offer a free website audit, can identify any issues with site speed, and make sure your store is ready to succeed online 😊
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.
WooCommerce is unique from Shopify in its ability to customize the site. There are dozens of “plugins” that add helpful features to your store – ranging from “push notification” tech to product sliders (essential for browsing items through mobile) to allowing customers to zoom in on your products! Check a helpful list of WooCommerce plugins here to get your marketing research started!
Whether it’s for a seasonal special or to promote a new line of products, adding an “upsell” plugin to your store is an excellent way to increase sales on WooCommerce. I’ll give a personal example here – while shopping for CBD products on my favorite site, I was leaving the checkout page when they offered a discounted tincture that sported a new flavor – it was excellent! I bought several more times after that.
This personal anecdote speaks to the stats – upselling at checkout can increase sales on WooCommerce by 10-30% on average.
Furthermore, a coding base would mean you would better understand what plugins would be most effective for your store, and which ones you can do without. A better, smoother store experience would translates to increased sales on WooCommerce – learning the basics of coding would empower you to do just that!