So What is WooCommerce?
WooCommerce is a free plugin for WordPress. It has been downloaded over thirteen million times and operates over 37% of all online stores. When installed into a WordPress website, WooCommerce adds in basic product management, order processing, and shopping cart functionality.
WooCommerce can create a basic online store and sell a variety of products and services that include physical goods, digital goods, affiliate transactions, and ongoing memberships. The core software can manage essential ecommerce features like international customers, inventory management, sales tax management, shipping cost calculations, and coupons.
WooCommerce’s base functionality can be augmented with over three hundred extensions that can add in additional features such as bookings, product bundles, composite products, customer documentation, returns and warranties, as well as a number of learning management systems for selling courses.
Top WooCommerce Competitors
WooCommerce has a plentiful supply of competitors that can range from free, open source software to large enterprise level solutions. The most popular and closely related shopping cart packages such as:
- Magento: Non-WordPress
- Shopify : Non-WordPress
- iThemes Exchange: Free WordPress plugin
- WP e-Commerce: Free WordPress plugin
- Ecwid: Non-WordPress