17 awesome WooCommerce website extensions

Sep 8, 2015 | eCommerce, WooCommerce

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Kevin Fouche

17 awesome WooCommerce website extensions

Posted by Kevin Fouche, Pixel Fish Director

Kevin handles the planning, design, launch and training of every website that Pixel Fish creates. He ensures that every website is highly engaging and aligned with our client’s goals. With over 20 years of design and web industry experience to draw upon, Kevin aims to pass on his knowledge to our clients and like-minded businesses wanting to grow their online presence.

With thousands of WordPress website plugins available online, how do you know which ones actually will deliver results? Here are 17 absolutely awesome WooCommerce website extensions that can take your business to a whole new level.

17 awesome WooCommerce website extensions

1. Wish lists

24% of buyers abandon their shopping carts when there was no option to save products for later. The wish-list extension allows guests and customers to create and add products to an unlimited number of wishlists.

Perfect for: Stores with regular visitors & plenty of product choice.

Click here to find out more about the Wishlist Extension. 

2. Brands

Product brand names have a major impact of which online stores consumers choose to shop at, so having a brand filter helps create a positive user experience. The brands extension allows you to create, assign and list brands for products, and allow customers to filter by brand.

Perfect for: Stores that carry popular brands with brand-loyal shoppers

Click here to find out more about the Brands Extension.

3. Product Bundles

Bundling products is a popular sales technique for online stores to create the idea of bulk buying at a discount to the buyer. Create and offer highly configurable product bundles, kits and assemblies that consist of simple and variable items – both physical and downloadable.

Perfect for: Stores that sell individual products that can also be sold together such as party kits

Click here to find out more about the Product Bundles Extension.

4. Chained Products

Including incentives at the checkout can help boost sales. The Chained Product extension automatically suggest chained products at the checkout. These could be free (as a gift) or be deals such as “Buy One Get One” / “Buy 1 Get X” / “Buy X For $$”

Perfect for: Stores such as clothing companies looking to boost sales by offering other items to close the sale.

Click here to find out more about the Chained Products Extension.

5. Pre Orders

Want to line up customers before your products are available? Pre Orders allow your customers to order products before they are available to purchase. You can automatically or manually release and fill orders when you’re ready and let the extension handle the rest!

Perfect for: Stores that sell products to customers in advance to them being available.

Click here to find out more about the Pre Orders Extension.

6. Points & Rewards

Giving back to your customers is a popular way to make sure they keep coming back. Adding the Points and Rewards extensions helps you to reward your customers for purchases and actions them with points which can be redeemed for discounts.

Perfect for: Stores that have plenty or repeat customers such as clothing stores

Click here to find out more about the Points & Rewards Extension.

7. Payment Gateway based Fees

Don’t get caught out having to pay those excess fees from the banks, add fees such as credit card surcharges to orders based on the chosen payment method.

Perfect for: Stores that use the service of a payment gateway and tend to sell expensive products

Click here to find out more about the Payment Gateway based Fees Extension.

8. Donations

The perfect extension for a not-for-profit that allows customers to define the price of a product or donation.

Perfect for: Not for profits or stores collecting donations or asking customers to pay any price for a product or service.

Click here to find out more about the Donations Extension.

9. Google Product Listing

Allows you to easily configure data to be added to your Google Merchant Centre feed and displayed on Google Shopping. This is a benefit for increasing traffic to your site as it adds another element to your google search.

Perfect for: Stores that want to take that next step and list their products on Google Shopping

Click here to find out more about the Google Product Listing Extension.

10. Product Add-ons

Allow your customers to customise products by adding input boxes, drop downs, file uploads or check boxes.

Perfect for: Stores that sell products requiring customisation such as engraving & lettering.

Click here to find out more about the Product Add-ons Extension.

11. Checkout Add-ons

Easily offer free or paid add-ons and services at checkout.

Perfect for: Stores that sell services such as gift wrapping & extras

Click here to find out more about the Checkout Add-ons Extension.

12. Force Sells

Link products together, so they will be added to the cart together. This can be useful for linking a service or required product to another product. A great example for this is when booking a getaway house a forced cleaning fee can be applied.

Perfect for: All stores that sell products that have extras that are required at checkout.

Click here to find out more about the Force Sell Extension

13. Shipment Tracking

With such demanding shipping requirements for online stores these days adding tracking information to your orders is a great peace of mind for your customers of the status of their order.  Provides buyers with a tracking number to follow delivery path.

Perfect for: Store looking to provide customers with peace of mind exactly where there packages are.

Click here to find out more about the Shipment Tracking Extension.

14. Compare Products

Allow your potential customers to easily compare products within your store. This helps easily guide your targeted audience to the product most suitable for them as it gives them with a straightforward comparison by laying out the differences.

Perfect for: Stores that sell multiple/similar products that would benefit a customer to analyse the differences.

Click here to find out more about the Compare Products Extension.

15. Deposits

Need your customers to place a deposit to secure a later purchase? Enable them to pay for products using a deposit or a payment plan on your online store using this great WooCommerce extension.

Perfect for: Stores that have customers requesting payment plans for purchase.

Click here to find out more about the Deposits Extension.

16. Wait list

Don’t want to loose customers because your product is out of stock? Using the Wait list extensions your customers have the option to register for email notifications when the out-of-stock product becomes available.

Perfect for: Stores that sell non exclusive products that customers are awaiting or struggling to locate.

Click here to find out more about the Wait list Extension.

17. Facebook Product Tab

Have a big following on Facebook and want to combine that with your new online store? Then make sure you have the Facebook Product Tab extensions installed. It allows you to sell your products via your Facebook page (Requires SSL Certificate). There is no double handling as the product only has to be created on your online store for it to appear on your Facebook shop page tab.

Perfect for: Stores that have an active online presence on social media.

Click here to find out more about the Facebook Product Tab Extension.

Suggested reading: Top 10 reasons to choose WooCommerce for your business

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