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Should You Use WooCommerce?

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WooCommerce, the most popular eCommerce plugin in WordPress, has more than four million installed and is used by over 30% of all global online stores. It integrates seamlessly into WordPress and is simple to use.
We’ll go into more detail about WooCommerce later and compare it with other eCommerce providers, but for now let’s look at the main reasons that we believe WooCommerce online store in WordPress to be the best eCommerce software.

It’s open-source and free
It’s easy to use
It has a strong community all over the globe

Before you dive into WooCommerce, please watch this brief introduction.

WooCommerce: Why should you choose it?

WooCommerce should be your eCommerce platform in 2019, but there are other options.

Open-source and the control of your website’s data is something we strongly believe in. WooCommerce, an open-source plugin, can handle most requirements right out of box. But it can also be expanded with thousands upon thousands of extensions and plugins built on the WooCommerce ecosystem.

There’s a good chance WooCommerce has an integration with the service that you need to sell digital products. But what if WooCommerce does not offer an option?

WooCommerce is a platform that allows you to build extensions, integrates and plugins. This makes it easy for store owners.

WooCommerce’s open source nature means that it can be customized to suit any kind of project. There are two options: either you can create your own integration or you can hire a WooCommerce expert. Because WordPress and WooCommerce are so popular, there is an increased demand for developers. There are agencies and freelancers that specialize in both.

WooCommerce is also very beginner-friendly, despite the open-source developer talk. It comes with a simple configuration process built in that can get you up and running quickly. All you have to do to activate the plugin.

WooCommerce Vs. Shopify

Shopify is an SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) eCommerce platform that allows people to start selling online and build their own stores without any coding knowledge. Shopify isn’t the only SaaS eCommerce platform, however it’s one of the most well-known. So we decided to test it against WooCommerce.

WordPress and WooCommerce sound complicated than Shopify. This is because you need to install and configure everything yourself.

You’re not wrong. It is possible to have your WordPress website up and running within minutes by selecting the right hosting provider. Once you’ve chosen your hosting provider, install and activate WooCommerce. This business plan is designed for WooCommerce. The plugin has been installed already. Simply click activate to start the process.

WooCommerce offers more themes to choose from, and you can customize your website with simple CSS commands. You can find many excellent tutorials on CSS to get you started. Shopify uses its own Liquid programming language. Therefore, it is necessary to either hire someone or learn a specific platform-specific coding language.

The pricing depends on what you need. Shopify customers typically start at $29 per month plus transaction fees. If you require additional features, the price will rise. However, the downside to Shopify’s ecosystem is that plugins and other integrations can be purchased for free or a one-time fee. This will add to your monthly cost for your eCommerce website. WordPress and WooCommerce both are free and open-source. You could also host your store yourself, but we don’t recommend it.

Although basic shared hosting plans can get you started in the right direction, if your eCommerce site is to be successful, your earnings will depend on how fast and safe your site is. Also, downtime and downtime are a major factor in your ability to make sales. Seravo, a premium hosting service provider, is recommended to ensure that your customers have the best possible shopping experience.

WooCommerce: What Should You Do?

If you have a reliable and experienced hosting company, there is no reason not to use WooCommerce. Many of the other options have a much higher monthly price than WooCommerce combined with managed WordPress hosting. This combination gives you the best of both worlds. You can keep your website, customers, data and information in full control while also receiving the kind of customer support that you would receive from commercial eCommerce platforms like Shopify or Big Commerce.