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What Is WooCommerce?

Web-based open source eCommerce platform that helps in the creation of online store with themes, payment, shipping options & more.

Who Uses WooCommerce?

eCommerce platform that helps small to large sized retail outlets manage multiple customer accounts, payments, orders, inventory & store.

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Reviews of WooCommerce

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.0
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

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Greice
Greice
Owner in Brazil
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Light, stable and affordable

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: My experience with wordpress could not be better, it is light and can be easily run on cheaper hosting.

Pros:

The best quality of wordpress in front of its opponents is really the huge community that makes us find plugins for practically everything we want to do, and even when we don't find it we can find someone who is willing to do it for an affordable price.

Cons:

Plugins are constantly developing and can sometimes create some incompatibilities, which is normal, but the speed with which these problems are corrected is another strength of wordpress since all systems are subject to problems but quick solutions I find with wordpress.

Josephq
CTO in US
Wholesale, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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5.0 last month New

Comments: It is far easier to use out of the box while still allowing control and customization than any other platform.

Pros:

Legible code, easy to understand and customize

Cons:

Frequent updates forcing constant development of customized code to ensure compatibility. To be fair, this is largely due to outside influences like hackers and cyber crooks targeting wordpress as a whole.

Jeanne
Artistic and Executive Director in US
Performing Arts, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Too difficult for novices; not enough in-box customizations for the savvy

3.0 4 years ago

Pros:

I like that it is widely integrated into Wordpress themes. I like that it's connected to Stripe and PayPal. It's automated emails are nice, as well. Plug-ins are nice (but they are expensive and often are required for things you would expect out of the box). It can be customized to some degree, which was helpful for us...in some other ways, it is a bit rigid and not quite what you would want if you are trying to replicate a retail experience.

Cons:

I would never recommend this to anyone who wasn't very, very, very tech savvy. It is absolutely not an option for people who don't have a lot of web development experience. It tries to be a system on its own, but we have found you really have to simply take the purchase data out of Woocommerce and put it into your own CRM system. We have decided to stop using it for our purposes of registering students for classes. We may still use it for the sale of items, but probably not.

Neels
Neels
Owner in South Africa
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

For Ecommerce platforms, WooCommerce offers the best value for money by far.

4.0 2 months ago

Comments: I have been building and running many of my own Woocommerce stores over the past 15 years, personally designing, building and publishing the stores as well as sourcing the products, managing the logistics, order processing and customer care.
Over the past 5 years,, I have been doing the same for clients, including SEO and online marketing of the Woocommerce stores.

Pros:

The basic Woocommerce platform delivers all the features needed to run a successful e-commerce shop for most industries or niche services. The thousands of specialist plugins that expand on this basic platform make it suitable for any specialisation you can think of. On top of it all, the platform is free and most plugins have a free tier that is sufficient for most situations. All you need to add is hosting, a domain, some WordPress knowledge and time and you can build a powerful ecommmerce store withouot the high monthly rates of competing platforms.

Cons:

You need to invest some time in learning the basics of the platform if you want to build you own store. Alternatively, you can engage a WordPress developer at reasonable rates to build your site.

Nedim
Nedim
Digital Marketing Manager in Serbia
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Great platform to integrate

5.0 8 months ago

Comments: We ll keep using it on all our WP based shops. Great value and definetely easy setup.

Pros:

We are using WooCommerce for most of our e-comm sites. Easy to integrate with third-party addons. Lot of options for customization of our shop, from shipping to advanced options.

Cons:

No issues with any of the features we are utilizing. It is recommended for beginners too.