Short notes on setting up WooCommerce
Last Update: Jan 6, 2016
Anyone considering a multi-product store should consider using WooCommerce, It’s free and fairly powerful
Things to consider::
You can get training videos here https://support.woothemes.com/hc/en-us/articles/203252645-WooCommerce-101-Video-Tutorials-Build-your-store-from-start-to-sale-.
There are some free plugins you want for sure:
1. WooCommerce plugin - free
2. WooCommerce Conversion Tracking Plugin- free
3. AddFunc Header Footer Code Plugin- free
4. Paypal For WooCommerce Plugin- free
5. Stripe For WooCommerce- free
6. WooCommerce Export Buyers- free
7.Woocommerce Abandoned Cart Lite – free
Paid Plugins I got:
7. WooCommerce Live Sales Feed Plugin- $16
8. WooCommerce Fraud Detection Plugin- $25
Other plugins to consider:
9. Ebay & Aliexpress WooCommerce Importer (there a few different ones, only need it if you are loading a ton of products on your store) - $25
10. WooCommerce Per Product Shipping- $79
11. WooCommerce Follow Up Emails Plugin- $99
12. WooCommerce Shipping Coupon- $49
Google and you might find better price for the paid plugins, watch out for the version and support level though.
Have fun and success!
Thanks for the informative share Gerald. Like Dave I'd like to know whether it has any significant impact.on page loading speed.
This was a very helpful post, our online sales sites are all using WooCommerce, and although the theme itself provides lots of benefits for what we are doing,
I will be checking into some of the plug-ins you mention, right now I am using the basic plugin and one other....
One question on this: How many of the mentioned plug-ins are you using and have you noticed any negative impact on loading times as a result? (OK two questions lol)!
Dave : )
I am using all the free plugins as per listed except Stripe and only 1 paid plugin - Live Sales Feed (look into this one it's pretty cool.)
For non-WooCommerce I'm using BackwpUp, and Social Likes.
I currently have 5 niches(categories) with a total of 29 products, still adding more products gradually. I will be adding another category for Valentine in the next week.
The speed is great, no problems. This is a store only site. I'm working on adding a shop tab to my content rich site next.
Thanks Gerald, I have instructed my guys to have a look at these, will pass on your feedback! Cheers! Dave : )
Thank you Gerald,
It appears then you should be looking at quite a few products, and maybe profitable first before digging in too deep with woocommerce?
Thanks for sharing, bookmarked for sure.
Guess you can have different options:
1. Niche specific store - multiple products.
2. General store - multiple products.
3. A tab in your content rich site for the store - less products
Both affiliates and drop ship does not carry any cost.
Yes, you can test product before adding it to your store via paid traffic, however, if it's a shop tab on your content rich site you are getting organic traffic so anything related to your site will work great. Since there is no cost except your time to set it up thus you can only gain from extra revenue.
This can work for both physical and digital products.
yes, mine would be the niche specific store. I did install storefront and liked it. My problem was heavy products had hard to calculate shipping costs. and in order to get very good pricing on shipping, I would need the upper end plugins to get the specs I needed. I never heard of some you are mentioning here. Thanks again for sharing!
Worth bookmarking for future reference. Thanks Gerald.
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Hi Gerald thank you for sharing these resources, very much appreciated. You have made the path a lot easier to tread.
Thank you for your kind words Alex. Cheers!