Common eCommerce Plugins for WordPress

If you’re looking to build an eCommerce store using the WordPress platform, this article is for you. We are going to outline some of the common plugins when it comes to using an eCommerce website. You want to make sure you choose eCommerce plugins that make sense for your business and will provide a great customer experience. 

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Getting Started with eCommerce Plugins

The first plugin to always download is the WooCommerce plugin. This plugin allows you to start setting up your products right away. This includes product titles, descriptions, images, and pricing.

Other Plugins to Consider

When it comes to choosing which plugins are best for you, you need to consider the following:

  1. What Payment Processor will you be using? WooCommerce offers a ton of options when it comes to processing payment. You can use WooCommerce Payments, Square, Stripe, PayPal, and more…. 
  2. Do you sell products and want to offer to ship? Currently, there are no options to print shipping labels in Canada but there are some other plugins to consider. WooCommerce Shipping & Tax provides tax calculations. WooCommerce Shipment & Tracking allows you and the customer the ability to track orders.
  3. Do you want to customize the features and provide additional functionality? There are many extensions available for you to offer. 
  4. Lastly, this is not eCommerce related but you need the Yoast plugin. This will help you with the rankings of each of the products or services you offer. For more information on Yoast, you can read a blog we recently wrote. 

With WordPress, the options are endless. There is always a plugin that can provide a feature or functionality you are looking to achieve. Start with a plan of your website. Thinking about other websites you have been on. What did you like or not like? Consider what might make the most sense for what you offer. Imagine a customer going through the process to envision what you may need. 

If you have any questions or would like some help, Webworks offers website services and can help you get started with your online store. 

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