WooCommerce: what is it?

WooCommerce is one of the most popular systems for web shops. It is a webshop plugin specifically for WordPress and downloaded millions of times worldwide. With the free to download plugin almost everyone can build a simple webshop. In this blog we will tell you all about the plugin that we also use regularly.

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What is WooCommerce?

Are you somewhat familiar with website terms or perhaps working in the digital world? Then WooCommerce is no unknown concept for you! But what is it and what possibilities does it offer? WooCommerce is a plugin for WordPress which makes it easy to build a webshop. It is also ideal for web designers, because the software has hardly any limitations. Moreover, it is not just any old plugin: it is by far the most downloaded plugin for web shops within WordPress. More than 5 million webshops run on this plugin. 

Payment options 

If you are building a webshop you want customers to be able to pay in a way that is convenient for them. For example, many Dutch people use iDeal and in Germany they use many after-pay options such as Klarna. In England people pay mainly with PayPal and in America they cannot imagine payments without a credit card. Because of the many possibilities, including integration with Mollie, this is possible with just a few clicks of a button. The following payment options are offered by the software: 

  • iDeal
  • Paypal 
  • Credit card
  • Klarna
  • Afterpay
  • SEPA direct debit (used by Mediabirds for hosting and maintenance subscriptions)
  • Bitcoins 
  • Acceptgiro 
  • Bank transfer 
  • Tikkie  

WooCommerce extensions  

WooCommerce has also developed many (paid) themes and plugins as extensions for your webshop. Think for example of plugins that automatically generate invoices, have a support desk integrated in your payment environment and a newsletter notification. As WooCommerce itself states: the possibilities are endless. Because, like WordPress, the software is open source, its security and stability are second to none. You can’t think of yourself as crazy or someone has come up with something for it. View all extensions in the WooCommerce store.

User friendliness 

As you probably know, WordPress is known for its user-friendly Content Management System (CMS). In general, users are positive about the integration of WooCommerce. It is possible to use the well-known Yoast plugin in combination with WooCommerce. This is very useful for improving your organic search engine rankings. The installation is easy, after which most of it speaks for itself. Also for web design agencies and web designers this is a system they can rely on. 

Create a WooCommerce webshop in Amsterdam

Are you convinced after reading this blog that you want to start a webshop in WordPress and actually need some help with that? Or do you have an existing webshop and want to generate more conversions? Then get in touch with Mediabirds. We are the best and (especially) nicest WooCommerce specialist in Amsterdam