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WooCommerce Reviews 2021 – 5 Facts You Should Know Before Starting & Plugin Recommendations

When you search on the Internet, it’s not hard to find various articles that review WooCommerce with other famous eCommerce platforms. What is the truth that sellers, especially beginners can refer to in 2021?

Back to 6 months earlier, as part of a new expansion of its e-commerce business, Google rolled out another new integration plan with WooCommerce.

The new approach was aimed at making WooCommer’s 4.4 million sellers easier to integrate their listings on Google’s search page — like uploading products to Google, creating free listings and ad campaigns, and reviewing performance metrics. All of these can be done through their WooCommerce dashboards.

As one of the most popular website-building plugins on WordPress among eCommerce sellers, WooCommerce took up 23.43 % of the eCommerce platform marketing sharing worldwide in 2021, ranking the second place according to the data from Statista.

But when it comes to the question of whether WooCommerce is the best choice for online merchants to build up their stores, the feedback is kind of polarized.

When you search on the Internet, it’s not hard to find various articles that review WooCommerce with other famous eCommerce platforms. What is the truth that sellers, especially beginners can refer to in 2021?

Let’s take a look at what WooCommerce is at first.

WooCommerce is one of the software plugins of WordPress with eCommerce functionality, or to say it is an open-source eCommerce platform built for WordPress.

There’s no doubt that WooCommerce is such a powerful platform, with it, sellers can set up their eCommerce websites.

Users can get access to its features for online business after logging in, such as the content management system, API, product filtering & sorting, emails and tax options, shipping settings, etc. The payment processing is also ready for users, bundled with Paypal, BACS, and COD.

What’s more, WooCommerce can be integrated with different kinds of eCommerce solutions, such as ShipStation, Square, Stripe, MailChimp, CJdropshipping, Fulfilment by Amazon, etc.

Nevertheless, WooCommerce itself might not cover all the specific functions you need to improve a unique online store page. Since WooCommerce is born to be integrated with the open-source WordPress CMS, users may also need to install other plugins to develop advanced features additionally.

So here it comes different voices — It seems that using WooCommerce needs sellers to have more knowledge about hosting, domain names, and website design. So does it the best choice for everyone?

Other strong competitors e.g. Shopify, Squarespace, just wrap all the things up as a services plan, to save users more trouble of coding.

Does WooCommerce worthy a try anyway?

To save precious time, here are 5 facts about the platform you may need to know about before starting with WooCommerce.

1. WooCommerce itself is free to download & use.

Indeed, WooCommerce is free to install and use. Comparing the price with other fully hosted competitors who bundled domain, hosting, software, and other eCommerce-related settings into a monthly paid plan, WooCommerce will cost you less on this and it does not charge transaction fees either.

However, one thing for sure is that nothing comes all for free. Users will pay for advanced plugins and add-ons. Besides, the main annual cost will be the hosting plan. For how to exactly maximize the functions and cost is one thing sellers can take into consideration and make a decision by themselves.

All in all, to put all the costs together, WooCommerce tends to be less than some other platforms.

2. WooCommerce is highly customizable.

Good news for sellers who want to have more control over their websites. WooCommerce will not only allow users to customize their designs with a visual builder or by coding but also for the functions and services of almost everything in your online store.

3. WooCommerce is versatile.

As a plugin of WP, WooCommerce got seamless integration with WordPress, which is important because this means the value of one online store is relatively worth to be more than expected.

What may be impressive is that it could work with even digital goods. Despite sellers are using WooCommerce to create online shops which are in secular view, the website also contains the potential to be more comprehensive according to your needs.

4. Access to numerous templates and extensions.

There is a huge resource to choose from. With its amazing extensions store, users can find themselves all kinds of functional plugins no matter for free or with a paid plan based on their needs. Users can also reach thousands of templates on WP easily, and use them on their website.

However,  too many plugins sometimes also cause troubles: conflicts between plugins will be easy to happen. Not only that, overloaded apps will drag down the site speed and make the unnecessary maintenance cost even higher.

5. More preferred by online stores that content is highly depended on.

WooCommerce will be more preferred by some specific groups of users, for example:

– Store runners (or groups) with technical abilities so that to customize their stores or use unique functionality;

– Store runners who integrate content and products together more deeply and focus more on content;

– Store runners who are sensitive to cost.

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Five WooCommerce plugin examples for 2021

▪ All in One SEO

All in One SEO is one of the popular WooCommerce WP plugins for SEO. With this tool, users can easily optimize the product SEO titles, images, categories, and tags; populate meta descriptions on your product page, to save your efforts on marketing to get more traffic.

▪ Google Analytics Pro

Google Analytics Pro is an extension used to analyze and manage your online store sales and more.

It will help sellers to track customer behaviors, order conditions, refund and cancellations, and so on then gives our analysis report. So you can have more control over the sales on your website and then plan on your next project.

▪ HubSpot

HubSpot is another useful and comprehensive WooCommerce plugin for marketing. What can be attractive is, this tool can be free to use.

Users can track customers’ behaviors in the CRM, add live chat or chatbots access to provide a better shopping experience or create online forms and email marketing campaigns, and even more. All of the work can be done within the WooCommerce dashboard.

▪ RafflePress

RafflePress is a plugin to help sellers run better content in their online stores. It helps users to create giveaways to get more traffic and conversation rates. With its drag and drop builder with various templates, you can set up and finish the whole process more instantly.

What’s more, different ways can be built so that people can enter your contest, setpoints for each entry.

▪ CJdropshipping

CJdorpshipping is a one-stop supply-chain solution platform for eCommerce merchants. It has already launched its WooCommerce plugin version to help WooCommerce sellers to manage their order fulfillment, shipping, product sourcing, inventory, and more all through the dashboard.

Better than that, CJdropshipping is a totally free app, which means that sellers do not need to pay for any membership fees, service fees, or maintenance fees. With 24 hours online assigned agent to provide support, sellers can get instant help anytime to optimize the processing time for their orders and to bring your business to the next level.

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𝐃𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞…. 𝐃𝐨 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐓𝐨 𝐁𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥.⁣

Most people fail with their dropshipping store because they are not unique.⁣

There are so many people starting with dropshipping right now, it’s no longer the secret way of making money online but has become very mainstream.⁣

Everyone wants a piece of it because so many of these “gurus” advertised it as an easy way to earn money online. ⁣

But do you know what the sad thing is?⁣

Most of them don’t put any effort into their dropshipping store.⁣

They open their store, import some products without changing anything, and start advertising.⁣

This means that a lot of people that are dropshipping are selling the same products with the same information they got from maybe even the same dropshipping suppliers.⁣

Of course, having the same product is not a bad thing yet, but to also have the same images, descriptions, and so on will definitely not help you!⁣

So you might be asking yourself “HOW DO I SUCCEED WITH DROPSHIPPING THEN”⁣

Here are a few tips to help you out: ⁣

𝟏 - 𝐁𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞⁣

Don’t try to copy everything to save some time! I see people literally copy and paste descriptions from aliexpress suppliers, take content from other stores and copy/paste it on their store and then wonder why they are not getting sales. ⁣

It’s because you are stealing content from other unsuccessful stores, you need to be unique and different and make everything on your store specific to your brand and at the same time personalise it to your customers and buyer persona. ⁣

Some key areas to focus on and unique at with your store are: ⁣

Product Images - Product Descriptions - Site Design - Brand Persona etc⁣

𝟐 - 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐟⁣

Here’s a sales secret for you, people always buy what others are buying and what that shows us is people look at other customers' opinions and experience before deciding if they should buy your product or not. ⁣

In order to win here, you need to have product reviews and ratings.

A study found that 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations, and 72% of consumers say positive reviews make them trust businesses more.⁣

Millennials, in particular, trust user-generated content 50% more than other media.⁣

This should be enough reason for you to understand how important reviews are and if you want to build a successful store, you need to have reviews. ⁣

𝟑 - 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐞 & 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐎𝐮𝐭

Look at what your competition is doing, what is working for other people, what other stores lack and then improve your store based on your findings. ⁣

This is an easy way to dominate any market and in relation to a dropshipping store, here are a few examples of what I mean: ⁣

- If your competitor doesn’t offer PayPal for checking out, then offer PayPal.⁣

- If your competitor doesn’t have trust badges, then add trust badges.⁣

- If your competitor doesn’t have the basic pages like a refund policy, then add those pages (note: you should always have these pages).⁣

And there are many more examples!⁣

I hope you get my point.⁣

Those were 3 of many tips on how to succeed with dropshipping despite it becoming more and more competitive. ⁣

Hope this helps you, if you have any questions leave them in the comments below and i’d be happy to answer them. ⁣

Wish you all the best.⁣

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