WooCommerce reviews

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Webgebaseerd open source e-commerceplatform dat helpt bij het creëren van een online winkel met thema's, betaling, verzendopties en meer.

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Pluspunten:

I liked that it was an inexpensive, easy to set up options that was fully customizable and interfaced with PayPal.

Minpunten:

The extension is costly for small business. And sometimes plugin is getting an error and the customer services nobody is there to help.

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Gemiddelde score

Gebruiksgemak
4,3
Klantenservice
3,9
Functies
4,5
Waar voor je geld
4,6

Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling

8,6/10

WooCommerce heeft een totaalscore van 4,6 van 5 sterren op basis van 608 gebruikersreviews op Capterra.

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Michael
Owner
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Muziek, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Perfect E-Commerce Website Integration!

5,0 3 maanden geleden
Bijschriften in het Nederlands beschikbaar in de videospeler
Miguel
Miguel
Desarrollo de nuevos negocios in VS
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Marketing en reclame, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

The most customizable and affordable online store

5,0 2 maanden geleden Nieuw

Opmerkingen: I have built several shops using Woocommerce and it works extremely well. I use different themes and plugins depending on the project, the flexibility is just amazing, and you don't even need to know how to code to build a great shop.

Pluspunten:

With Woocommerce you can start selling within a couple of days, if you are familiar with the environment it could be even quicker, the system out of the box would let you sell physical products with variations, group products, and digital ones. It integrates with many payment processors around the world and it does manage inventory, and the best part, it is free. However, you can buy premium themes and plugins to extend the capabilities of the shop.

Minpunten:

It can be overwhelming for new users since there are too many settings to take care of. Also, it may not be the best option if you want to sell services, downloads, or digital products where you just need to charge and send an email.

Eva
E-Commerce in VS
Detailhandel, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

One of the Best E-commerce Solutions

5,0 2 maanden geleden Nieuw

Opmerkingen: WooCommerce has a lot of pros and cons. As soon as the plugin is installed, setting up an e-commerce store is a breeze. It is almost free (except hosting) and fast to set up a decent looking e-commerce website. However, the WordPress admin interface can become very messy and cumbersome when more plugins are being added to spruce up the website. Some of the plugins would appear inside WooCommerce while others outside, making maintenance tedious and confusing for beginners. Furthermore, many plugins needed for basic functions (eg. Google feed, SEO) required paid subscriptions. Many needed third party plugins can conflict with each other, hence bringing down the performance of WooCommerce and the overall website.

Pluspunten:

- Easy to use - Free (no fees) - Great catalog system - Great shopping cart - Great customization based on needs - Compatible with most popular plugins

Minpunten:

- Can be confusing for beginners to have to use WooCommerce together with WordPress, such as in building a product menu which is not built automatically as with other platforms (eg. Shopify) - Can slow down a website because WooCommerce is itself a plugin - Online product editing can be slow and tedious - No in-built SEO without using another plugin - Poor Google Core Web Vitals for mobile which is essential for good search page result ranking - The search bar is a pain to use

Joanna
Joanna
Operations Director in VK
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Sportartikelen, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Good and bad experiences with Woocommerce.

3,0 2 maanden geleden Nieuw

Opmerkingen: It’s been ok and got us to where we need to be. We are thinking of switching away in the future mainly due to inventory management not being great, and very time consuming.

Pluspunten:

It’s easy to set up, simple to customise layout and overall look of the website. Very inexpensive compared to the majority of competition.

Minpunten:

Slow and sluggish at times. A long and drawn out process to add new products with multiple sizes. No matter how high our security is, we have still been hacked twice.

Roldan
Roldan
Web UX/UI Design/Development Specialist in Filipijnen
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Design en ontwerp, 11-50 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Needs more improvements!

4,0 3 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: You can build your e-commerce with it. But you have to be extra technical to build it. Needs improvements, definitely.

Pluspunten:

First off, WooCommerce is the first choice when it comes to fast e-commerce website. It is CMS-based, offers large library of extension for all and varied e-commerce demands, offers considerable customizability. Knows what the e-commerce industry needs. The thing that I like most about WooCommerce is it's large libraries of extensions. It's less likely that you'll ran out of options when it comes to customizing the function of your store.

Minpunten:

Branding. When you want to customize your store to strictly follow your branding guidelines, this is where WooCommerce falters. There is not much you can do with the checkout page, cart page, thank you page, my account page and all. Extensions tend to be expensive. Even those that have simple functions. Common sense functionalities are not added. It's either you have to install a third-party plugin or buy there own extension, or code it for yourself.

John
John
Founder in VK
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Design en ontwerp, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Still the #1 eCommerce solution for an established WordPress Website

4,0 vorige maand Nieuw

Opmerkingen: Generally speaking it is a breeze to work with - both as e-Commerce site developer/builder, Site *owner* and also on the front-end as End Consumer too. It does _not_ offer the slickest Checkout solution on the market (that plaudit goes to Shopify, sorry folks...) - but for the overall package and native WordPress compatibility, it remains by go-to eCommerce solution.

Pluspunten:

Being a native WordPress product and service these days (whilst still operating until the preserved Woo... branding), WooCommerce is without doubt the go-to e-Commerce solution for any WordPress website (one obviously downside (if you can call it that..) being that of course WooCommerce is ONLY available for consideration for WordPress Website owners. Easy to use product inventory management and order processing, there are also a number of free (and paid-for) extensions available to consider bolting-on too.

Minpunten:

At some point in time it became necessary to have an active WooCommere.com account in order to acquire and then update selected extensions. Free, so in theory not a hurdle. However... the tie-up with / ownership by WordPress can sometimes lead to a frustrating tangle - where you are not entirely sure WHICH account you are logged-in to - or indeed whether or not you are able to acquire and/or update some of those official extensions. Very frustrating.. having such an account should be OPTIONAL (but I don't believe it is....).

philippe
Gérant in Frankrijk
Internet, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Boutique indispensable pour wordpress

5,0 vorige maand Nieuw

Opmerkingen: J’utilise logiciel depuis plus de 2 ans j’en suis très satisfait je pense qu’il n’y a pas mieux comme logiciel gratuit.

Pluspunten:

woocommerce est indispensable pour créer une boutique avec wordpress. Extension facile à installer et à paramétrer. La version gratuite est largement suffisante pour avoir une boutique en ligne professionnelle. Beaucoup d’options sont disponibles qui conviendront à tous types de boutiques. Compatibles avec la plupart des extensions les plus populaires.

Minpunten:

Demande un peu de temps afin de comprendre les différentes possibilités de paramètres car presque toutes les options doivent être activées manuellement mais avec un peu de pratique d’utilisation tout devient plus facile.

Geverifieerde reviewer
Reponsable de Marketing Onlinr in Spanje
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Cosmetica, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

La mejor manera de tener tu comercio electronico

5,0 vorige maand Nieuw

Opmerkingen: Soy implementador de wordpress y he realizado varías webs en woocommerce

Pluspunten:

La facilidad de implementación, la cantidad de plugin compatibles con woocommerce y la comunidad que hay detrás donde podrás aprovechar su licencia GPL para poder implementar nuevas funcionalidades

Minpunten:

Todo me gusta de woocommerce, para mi es la mejor manera de tener tu comercio electronico al menor coste

Geverifieerde reviewer
IT Suppo in Zuid-Afrika
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Computerhardware, 501-1.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Woocommerce, affordable and powerful e-commerce software.

5,0 2 weken geleden Nieuw

Pluspunten:

Can be deployed with very little knowledge and capital expenses up front.

Minpunten:

Some plugins that you need to run your online store is expensive, and tweaking the product to a specific customer's needs can be a little technical for average users.

Geverifieerde reviewer
Owner in VS
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Marketing en reclame, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

WooCommerce Review

5,0 2 maanden geleden Nieuw

Opmerkingen: So far it's been positive. I ran into an issue with loading time that cost me a customer, but overall I've been happy with WooCommerce.

Pluspunten:

The support is great and I feel like there's enough technical people to respond within 24 hours.

Minpunten:

I noticed that recently I'm getting more requests to buy more extensions. I realize WooCommerce is a business but I get more requests than I need.

Patrick
Patrick
ecommerce administrator in VS
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Levensmiddelen- en drankenindustrie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

A great option if you already have a wordpress site

4,0 vorige maand Nieuw

Opmerkingen: I have used it with my company and it is especially great and drilling down into analytics

Pluspunten:

Great integration with Wordpress and breath of features

Minpunten:

the interface came be confusing to a novice and not as user friendly as a Solution like Shopify

Geverifieerde reviewer
Spreadtech Innovations LTD in VK
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Informatietechnologie en -diensten, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

The Company to Revolutionise Ecommerce and Online Trading

5,0 2 weken geleden Nieuw

Pluspunten:

As a web designer, the WooCommerce platform and web plugin have truly revolutionised the process of creating an online store in terms of the ease of setting up and running an online platform, cutting the hassle of designing backend and multiple frontend pages, and eliminating the need to hire an API developer to develop APIs for payment integration customization and flows. Anyone can now set up their own online store.Using WooCommerce today, we are far ahead of the market and have exceeded our deliverables and targets.We have constant access to reports, transactions, and orders; easy payment flow and integration; order tracking, coupon generation; and high-level, personalised customization.The ability to connect multiple payment options to our website using WooCommerce is as easy as ABC.It is always easy to use.

Minpunten:

Some certain features and options are hidden from beginner users; examples include shipping options, add-to-cart redirection, and user registration after purchase. These are not easy to locate for a new beginner.

Adam
Branding and Technology Developer in VS
Marketing en reclame, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

WooCommerce: Not the easiest to setup, but by far the most customizable

5,0 2 weken geleden Nieuw

Opmerkingen: Before implementing WooCommerce, we were always "making do" with the solutions that other platforms would offer. A lot of times this felt that we were not only rationalizing/making excuses for those platforms' limitations, but we were overall just settling for a less than ideal fix. WooCommerce has allowed us to offer the complete online shopping experience that we've been striving to deliver to our clients.

Pluspunten:

After having used many other eCommerce platforms in the past (Square, Shopify, Wix etc...), I am left blown away by how completely customizable WooCommerce is. There is literally nothing that can not be done with this software - it's just a matter of figuring out how to get there. You want different shipping tables based on user IP location? No problem. Looking to have suggested items displayed depending on the purchase order? You got it! The one downside to WooCommerce is figuring out how to correctly dial in the settings to achieve the desired result. This can take a bit of time, but luckily WooCommerce's documentation and online tutorials are extremely helpful and plentiful. After having experienced the limitations of many other eCom "solutions" it truly is refreshing to have an option as robust as WooCommerce.

Minpunten:

As I mentioned above, dialing in the correct settings can be a bit laborious, but if you are patient and willing to do a little bit of research, there really is no limitation to what you can build.

Priyansh
Priyansh
Owner in India
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Animatie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Backbone of our whole online E-commerce Enterprise

5,0 4 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: 6 year after we set up our business on Woocommerce, we still haven't found any other platform that would help run our shop. Highly recommended!

Pluspunten:

We have been using WooCommerce since 6 years now. We had considered a lot of other software but none of them fulfilled our needs like WooCommerce did. - Extremely versatile with a whole lot of customization options. - Plenty plugins, themes and modifications available for free online. - Proven and tested on millions of websites. - Can hold considerable order load without clutter. - Creates all the necessary pages and email templates on a one button click during installation. - Tax options work without additional plugins, haven't seen that in a lot of other big name systems. - The payment options don't take any cut for Woocommerce except the Woocommerce payment plugin. - Has native support for digital products which is what we actually solely sell.

Minpunten:

- The initial database set up is complicated. If the initial database is misconfigured, the whole installation will fall apart. - Some stuff it generates is too bare, has to be extensively edited to make it look appealing. - We used Elementor for smooth editing and creating our own pages as Woocommerce doesn't really have a good editor. - Need maintenance continuously, or an update will break the whole website. - Some plugins break native functionality as there are simply no "off" buttons for some functions provided by Woocommerce that you wish to replace.

Angad
CEO/Founder in Singapore
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Online media, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

It's Actually Very Good

5,0 3 maanden geleden

Pluspunten:

What I appreciate about Woocommerce is how simple it is to set up; with just a few clicks, it can be used as an online sales platform without the need for sponsors or other third parties, whose organizational structures prevent you from choosing the products you want to offer. With Wooocommerce, anything is possible: you can increase your client base, collect sales as you like using various currencies and payment methods, select your shipment method, and the consumer even has the option of handling the shipping themselves if he so chooses.

Minpunten:

There comes a time when the plugin needs a lot of dedication, which entails hours of work based on the maintenance of the plugin and the compatible and dedicated plugins for Woocommerce. For this, you need IT knowledge based on application development, PHP code implementation, and web hosting management, which generally requires a fair amount of knowledge to understand or work with someone.

Tina
Freelancer in VS
Mediaproductie, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

WooCommerce Excels in Ecommerce

5,0 5 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: I have been using WooCommerce for over ten years. I love the Ecommerce platform. I have tried their competition but always return to WooCommerce. They are always improving and adding plug-ins. My hosting is on Bluehost with WordPress installed as the CMS and WooCommerce as my Ecommerce platform. It's great. The only time I experience any issues is when a server glitches or goes down. I highly recommend WooCommerce as your Ecommerce platform!

Pluspunten:

WooCommerce is a highly customizable platform with over 55,000 available plug-ins. The platform is open source as are thousands of the plug-ins. There are also premium plug-ins available. WooCommerce Payments is easy to install and deploy which allows you to receive payment for your products which may be physical or digital. WooCommerce is more customizable then their competition. Once you use this platform you will not want to switch. If you are paying for hosting separately, it only makes sense to use WooCommerce so you are not paying twice.

Minpunten:

The learning curve for WooCommerce requires more effort than their competition, which is why it is more customizable. It is advisable to read the literature available on the WooCommerce website and access their help section for guidance. If you have any coding skills, you will be fine. Your SSL Certificate will not be automatically hooked up. On your hosting account you will need to install that. Also you will need to write your Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Return Policy and link to one of your menus. Make sure to add a cookie plugin so you are covered legally in the United States and Europe.

Eero
Manager in VK
Consumentenelektronica, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Great e-commerce tool --- unfortunately it is on Wordpress

4,0 6 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: I have several Woocommerce stores and deal with many others that are owned and run by other people. I have good experiences with it, it is a high-quality product and even if it is not perfect, it is light-years ahead of many competitors.

Pluspunten:

It is free but still offers all necessary functionalities to start and run an online store. It is easy to use and there are a lot of extra functionalities available, some paid, some free.

Minpunten:

The biggest dislike I have is that it runs on WordPress. It is very unfortunate, but we must live with it. Another dislike is that some of the 3rd party functionalities are very expensive compared to what they offer. The pricing is the same for a tiny new store and a well-established big online giant. I would rather see some other kind of pricing models for some of the plugins, but...

Diego Luis
Fundador in Argentinië
E-learning, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Complemento esencial para cualquier emprendimiento de Ecommerce.

5,0 7 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: Mi experiencia con este complemento ha sido excelente. Me pemitió automatizar mnis procesos de promoción y venta, aumentando el número de clientes y conversiones. Lo que más se aprecia es que posibilita la automatización, que termina en una significativa mejora y profesionalidad frente al cliente, además del ahorro de tiempo en cuanto a la gestión.

Pluspunten:

-facilidad de implementación, incluso el propio complemento te ayuda. -confiabilidad al 100% -complemento compatible con muchas integraciones. -se ajusta a las necesidades de la página web. -gestiona pagos de forma muy completa. -se integra bien al sitio web. -permite muchos niveles de pesonalización. -curva de aprendizaje muy pequeña. -provee datos relevantes, y analíticas indispenables para mejorar el negocio y la atención al cliente. -envía mensajes y notificaciones, automatiza muchos procesos y nos quita un gran peso de los hombros, a la hora de dar una imagen más profesional y eficiente.

Minpunten:

-a veces puede tener problemas si hay complementos obsoletos, pero igualmente se puede solucionar aunque requiere un nivel de conocimiento un poco mayor. -a veces puede fallar la descarga de algunos datos en CSV, si hay otros complementos obsoletos. -No es una contra, pero para algunos usuarios puede serlo, y es el hecho de que tiene tantas herramientas e integraciones que requiere pensar un poco qué idea de negocio queremos implementar para elegir la fonfiguración más apropiada.

Daniel
owner in VS
Kleding en mode, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

C&U review of Woocommerce

5,0 7 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: Positive. Would recommend to anyone.

Pluspunten:

Easy integration with plugins and other platforms. Inventory tracking. Order management. Refunds. Shipment tracking numbers.

Minpunten:

Shipping profiles and actual cost of shipping rates. I find that the actual shipping rates will differ from what the customer pays to what we end up paying for a label. And in particular, international shipping costs are only available as a flat rate, and do not calculate an accurate cost. Making the difference between shipping from US to Canada the same as shipping from US to Europe.

Rosie
Owner/Lead Designer in VS
Design en ontwerp, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

An excellent choice for newbies

5,0 7 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: Overall I have and continue to use this software on some of my websites as well some for my clients. It has been a great addition since having an eCommerce platform on a website without having to purchase additional software is fantastic. Since the free version of WooCommerce is pretty much all you need to get started. It is usually the additional functionality for extra features is what requires the add ins and or additional plugins.

Pluspunten:

This software for WordPress sites to create an eCommerce store is great for newbies and the free version comes with enough features to create a pretty robust store. There are however other integrations required to take the store to another level. This may be things like being able to create a wish-list, add dropshiping products or simply have a popup cart. The point is all of this can be done with additional plugins that are free to use with WooCommerce free version, you can have a great looking eCommerce site that looks and runs very efficiently without spending a ton of money to get started. Being able to integrate drop shipping allows you to have a full store without spending any money on your inventory and without having to incur monthly costs for having the site.

Minpunten:

Some of their best features require add ins that can get to be very expensive when you start looking at all the great features they can add to your store. There are other free and paid options but as with most software, it is better to use the ones built by the software makers rather than ones created by others. Simply put, sometimes basic updates can create conflicts between the software on your site and leave you puzzled with why your site is not working the way it was. This can get to be an issue if you are new to the game and don't know how to troubleshoot your website issues.

Will
Owner in VS
E-learning, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

WooCommerce for Downloadable Products and Subscriptions

5,0 11 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: WooCommerce is an excellent solution for E-Commerce and can do anything you want it to. That can get overwhelming at times, as there as sooo many options to dig through. But, on the plus side, you can find an add-on or find a plug-in that will solve any issue you have.

Pluspunten:

I moved to WooCommerce (from a combination of other plug-ins) because I wanted one platform that I could sell downloads ala carte, and sell subscriptions. I previously used multiple different platforms and solutions to make managing downloads and subscriptions happen, and Woo allows me to manage all products and offerings I have in one place.

Minpunten:

Moving subscriptions from an existing plug-in with active subscriptions through Stripe to WooCommerce was a big process. I did a lot of research and reached out to various developers and was looking at a $4,000 plus custom development support solution to make the transition happen. I did enough research and testing that I was able to make the transition happen over a weekend, without any additional support. In addition to the struggle of transitioning subscriptions, I learned that WooCommerce doesn't use Stripe's "subscription" feature but instead creates a new charge each month, until the customer cancels. So metrics are very difficult.

Steph
Online Marketing Manager in VS
Marketing en reclame, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Decent Depending on What You Need it For

4,0 vorig jaar

Opmerkingen: It's great for small shops. It works best for simple things, especially affiliate products. Can be cumbersome for growing shops. You need at least some Wordpress experience. Requires a decent amount of maintenance. Overall, I'd give it a 3 out 5 stars.

Pluspunten:

Woocommerce is a really inexpensive way to get started with ecommerce. It's great if you're just starting out and on a tight budget since it is a free plugin. It also depends what you're using Woocommerce for. It works the best for affiliate products.

Minpunten:

Although Woocommerce is free, it does help to have some knowledge of Wordpress and basic development skills to effectively use it. Otherwise, using a paid ecommerce software is much easier. I've used Woocommerce for years and it can become very heavy and cumbersome with the more products you add. It's gotten a lot better over the years, but the functionality can still be tricky and you need to install a lot of plugins to customize it to your various needs. Code, plugins, Wordpress, etc., can also easily break your site from updates and conflicts. There's a lot of maintenance that goes into a Wordpress site and that's maximized with Woocommerce. I find other ecommerce software to be much easier to use and be less of a headache, especially for a beginner.

Geverifieerde reviewer
CEO in Canada
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Marketing en reclame, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Virtually anything is possible with WooCommerce

4,0 2 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Having built many WooCommerce stores for our web clients, it's by far more extensible and flexible than Shopify, et al. You're not locked into one mode of operating, which is important for many businesses with unique needs. With WooCommerce your online store can change as your business needs change. Virtually anything is possible, given you have the technical skill or can afford a developer to implement it.

Pluspunten:

WooCommerce is the most powerful e-commerce platform for any small to medium-sized business who can't afford to custom code their own store from scratch. If you need features not found in Shopify, Squarespace or Wix, WooCommerce is the answer. With its galaxy of third-party plugins and extensive online support, there's virtually no limit to what you can build.

Minpunten:

Building and managing a WooCommerce store can be difficult, depending on your technical skills and the complexity of your store. Also, while there are many free WooCommerce plugins, there are many more that require paid subscriptions. These subscriptions can add up. Frankly, if your needs are basic, review Shopify and other SaaS e-commerce platforms first before considering self-hosting with WooCommerce.

Abby
Abby
Small business owner, Web Designer in VS
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Marketing en reclame, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Best e-commerce option by mixed feelings

5,0 2 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: I use WooCommerce daily for multiple clients' websites. My clients are happy with their e-commerce functionality and I rarely encounter issues from the webmaster side of things. You have the option to customize it to the extreme, or if your selling needs are basic, you can setup an e-commerce site quickly and very easily.

Pluspunten:

First, it's free. That's not entirely true though because anything additional you want to add will likely cost money; most add-ons are $79. Still even if you get two add-ons, $160 a year is a drop in the bucket compared to most other e-commerce. The MAIN reason I use and recommend Woo is it's compatibility. Because it's so widely used, it can integrate with anything and everything. Every bank has a payment gateway that connects to WooCommerce (via plugin - sometimes free, sometimes $79). It's relatively user-friendly. When you get into the settings though, there are tabs across the top, but then there are little tiny links within the tabs sometimes that aren't easily spotted.

Minpunten:

Sometimes it feels like a monopoly - like you use WooCommerce or Shopify and the later of the two is dreadful. The WordPress community is incredibly helpful, but you have to know where to go to ask for help.

Greice
Greice
Owner in Brazilië
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Detailhandel, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Light, stable and affordable

5,0 2 jaar geleden

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

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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.

John
Director in VK
Marketing en reclame, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
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WooCommerce - Great system! Not perfect! But is anything really perfect?

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Opmerkingen: I personally believe the 'pros' outweigh the 'cons' when considering WooCommerce as an E-commerce platform. I've built multiple sites using WooCommerce that would have $cost tens of thousands of dollars had a Developer been required to code all of these functions. My advice would always be - find a high quality / low-cost Developer (using one of the online labour aggregator sites e.g. Upwork) who has a wealth of recent WooCommerce experience (particularly with the functionality you are looking to achieve) and accept that not everything will work perfectly (or even be compatible) straight 'out of the box'. At the end of the day, if you priced all of the code that has been contributed to make WooCommerce what it is today - it would probably cost $billions to rebuild. So the next time you're criticising 'free' - remember that nothing is ever free.

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There are too many pro's to mention with WooCommerce, but i love the fact that it is Open Source which ensures thousands of plugins are available to extend the functionality of WooCommerce. And this is Woocommerce's biggest strength - It can quite feasibly allow a micro-size company to operate like an Enterprise (e-biz), including building end-to-end workflow automation across an entire business operation. Remarkably, this business panacea (end-2-end) can conceivably be achieved free of charge, or for only a few hundred dollars (plus A LOT of Developer and Administrator time).

Minpunten:

WooCommerce doesn't come without Con's, and it's vitally important to recognise them. The main 'con' for me is the fact that because you have an 'infrastructure' that allows you to 'act' like an Enterprise - the temptation is to do so. This is where cost, resources, licences, etc can start to rack up. WooCommerce DOES NOT provide everything out of the box, but rather through a series of Modules (1st & 3rd party) that come at a cost. If you purchase from WooCommerce (Automattic) you pay a premium for each module (but you get support). If you purchase from 3rd party devs you typically pay a lower cost for the module (but the support is often questionable, as are the 'upgrades', 'compatibility roadmap', etc). So, although WooCommerce is an incredible toolset for building an Enterprise-style e-commerce platform, it is not always plain sailing.