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WooCommerce: what is it?

One of the most popular software for web shops

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

What is WooCommerce?

Are you familiar with website terms or do you work 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 webdesigners, because the software has hardly any limitations. Moreover, it is not just any plugin: it is by far the most downloaded plugin for web shops within WordPress. More than 5 million webshops run on this plugin. 

Payment methods 

When you build a web shop, 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 software offers the following payment options: 

  • 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 an extension of 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 indicates: the possibilities are endless. Because the software is open source, just like WordPress, the security and stability is unparalleled. You can’t even think of it or someone has thought of 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 handy to improve your organic position in the search engine. The installation is easy, after which 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

Ben je na het lezen van deze blog overtuigd dat je een webshop wil starten in WordPress en heb je eigenlijk wat hulp hierbij nodig? Of heb je een bestaande webshop en wil je meer conversie genereren? Neem dan contact met Mediabirds op. Wij zijn de beste en (vooral) leukste WooCommerce specialist van Amsterdam. 

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