Best WooCommerce plugins 2017

woocommerce plugins

WooCommerce is Number 1 ecommerce plugin to create an online shopping website using WooCommerce. This is because of all the features it lets you use out of the box. WooCommerce comes with all the basic ecommerce features to create and run a simple ecommerce website. For the advanced features however, you have the abundant extensions and add-on that you can use to add features to your ecommerce website. Here is the list of the best WooCommerce plugins that you can include to enhance your online shop. Let’s see what they are about.

WooCommerce Multilingual

woocommerce multilingual plugin

If the scope of your ecommerce website is global, then you sholud probably go for a multilingual website using the WPML plugin. But what about the product and the shop pages. Well, that is what this plugin is about. This plugin lets you translate the shop/product pages. However, you can only use this plugin if you have the premium WPML plugin.

Download WooCommerce Multilingual 

WooCommerce Catalog mode

WooCommerce catalogue mode

Some of the WordPress ecommerce themes designed for WooCommerce may provide you with catalog mode. But if your WordPress theme comes without the catalog mode, here is the WooCommerce aid that comes to rescue. This plugin helps you to convert your WooCommerce website into a catalog. This will change your website into a catalog while maintenance. So your visitors will still be able to see the products, contact you and send inquiries.

Download YITH Catalog mode

Stripe for WooCommerce

Woocommerce stripe

If you are habituated to accept payments through Stripe and want to do the same through WordPress WooCommerce website, you can use this add-on. It integrate Stripe as your payment processor and ensure safe and secure transactions.

Download stripe for WooCommerce

Product Details Customizer

product details customizer

You need to use the product detail page to precisely present your product and its properties. So, this plugin will let you customize the product detail page.

Download WooCommerce product details customizer

WooCommerce Product Gift Wrap

product gift wrap

Facilitate your buyers to get their products gift wrapped. This plugin will add an option of “Gift Wrap” to the products. You can even charge extra for this service.

Download WooCommerce product Gift Wrap

WooCommerce Poor Guys Swiss Knife

Just like the swiss knife , this plugin is a bundle of powerful extensions. It is free to use. This plugin provides various customization options for your WooCommerce shop. You can add custom fields, manage country specific needs, etc.

Download WooCommerce Poor Guys Swiss Knife

Pay With Amazon

pay with amazon

Save the users the trouble of creating an account on your website and adding all details required for checkout. Let them use their Amazon account for paying. This plugin allows your users to pay directly through their amazon account for shopping on your WooCommerce store.

Download  Pay With Amazon

WooCommerce Customizer

Woocommerce customizer

This is a plugin I would recommend to someone who likes to be very peculiar about the design of each and every element of his shop. WooCommerce customizer provides you a way of customizing the elements of your WooCommerce shop. Customize the labels, text fields, buttons, etc. However, you will need a little coding knowledge to use this plugin.

Download WooCommerce Customizer

WooCommerce Checkout Manager

WooCommerce checkout manager

As the name suggests, this plugin is all about the checkout manager. What it lets you do is to customize the checkout of your website. If you do not want to go with the basic checkout that WooCommerce provides, you can install and use this plugin. You can add new fields to the checkout form if you want to collect additional information from your buyers. You can also make fields compulsory/optional and change their order of appearance.

WooCommerce checkout manager

WooCommerce EU VAT Compliance

WooCommerce VAT EU compliance

This does exactly what the name says. Based on the customer’s location and the product price the VAT will be calculated.

WooCommerce EU VAT Compliance

WooCommerce Smart Sale Badge

WooCommerce smart sale badge

When you are creating sale on your online shop, this plugin comes to your rescue. Show the customers what exactly they will be able to save by purchasing a product within the sale period. It is a smart and efficient add-on.

Download WooCommerce Smart Sale Badge

WooCommerce My Account Widget

WooCommerce My account Widget

Let your customers get every bit of their account at one place. This add-on displays all the customer particulars, like the customer account, shopping pages, cart, etc and allows the user to easily access everything.

Download WooCommerce My Account Widget

Order Delivery Date for WooCommerce

WooCommerce Order delivery date

This is a simple and straightforward plugin. Installing this plugin will allow the users to select a delivery date for their products when they checkout. This plugin will add the field and all the users will have to do is to select the date.

WooCommerce Order delivery date

Weight/Country Shipping for WooCommerce

Weight Country Shipping for WooCommerce

The world has become a small place now. Your ecommerce website can serve different countries at once. So, if you want to sell your products in different countries, the calculation of the shipping cost will be different for different places. This plugin lets you manage that.

Download Weight/Country Shipping for WooCommerce

WooCommerce – Gift Cards

WooCommerce gift cards

You can sell gift cards to your users using this plugin. This way you can allow your customers to sell gift card to their friends and relatives.

Download WooCommerce – Gift Cards

YITh WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier

YITH Zoom Magnifier

The effect of this plugin will be seen on your product detail page. The product image will be zoomed on hovering the mouse pointer on it. YITH WooCommerce Zoom magnifier is a lightweight plugin. The product detail page and the product page are the main players in an ecommerce website. So, this add-on may directly help you deliver better product presentation.

Download WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier

WooCommerce New Product Badge

WooCommerce product badge

The WooCommerce product badge plugin will enable you to show badges on your WooCommerce products. It will let you show new, sale, featured, etc badges on your products. It is lightweight, simple and translatable.

Download WooCommerce New Product badge

WooCommerce Photos Product Tab

WooCommerce photo products tab

Product images in an eshop are very important. If you want to display the product images in tab, then you can use this plugin. You can select the size of the images you want to be displayed in the tabs.

Download WooCommerce Photos Product Tab

WooCommerce Advanced Product Quantities

WooCommerce advanced product quantities

If you want your customers to buy a certain amount of quantities and only allow checkout if the condition is met, then you can use this plugin. It lets you set the maximum and minimum values. The customers will only be able to checkout if the requirement is met.

Download WooCommerce Advanced Product Quantities

WooCommerce PDF & Print

WooCommerce pdf and print

Many users will want to save the product details to their local machine or to print it. This is what the plugin lets you do. This plugin allows the users to directly download the product page and save it as pdf for reviewing later. They can also print the page directly.

Download WooCommerce PDF & Print

WooCommerce Product FAQs

WooCommerce product faqs

Product FAQs are my personal favourite when it comes to shopping online. They’re a better way to answer the queries of your users. The Product FAQs plugin will be displayed with your product page itself. So, if any user has a question, he can add it there. This question will then be retained as a part of FAQs. This features eliminates the need of using the contact form to ask for support.

Download WooCommerce Product FAQs

WooCommerce Currency Switcher

WooCommerce currency switcher

This plugin, as the name suggest will let the users switch the currency. The plugin is very useful if the scope of your website is across different countries with different currencies. It is a light weight plugin that you can integrate and make your website more useful.

Download WooCommerce Currency Switcher

WooCommerce Colors

WooCommerce colors

Want to change the colors of the elements of your WordPress WooCommerce store? WooCommerce colors lets you do that very easily. So now you can change the colors of the element to match the theme color of your store.

Download WooCommerce colors

Minimum Purchase for WooCommerce

WooCommerce minimum purchase

This plugin lets you set the standards for minimum purchase through your website. Before you are allowed to checkout, the conditions are checked. If the qualifications are not met, the checkout is not allowed.

Download Minimum Purchase for WooCommerce

Conclusion

These optional WooCommerce plugins are designed for some specific purposes. They are simple and easy to use. All you need to do is to download and install the extension. Most of these add-ons are really easy to configure.

Adding more features to your ecommerce website helps you improve the user experience which may eventually result in more conversions. At the same time profusion of  these features may result in unnecessary complication of your website. This may make it difficult for the customers to interact with your website easily. So only go for the features that are absolutely needed.

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