Top five plug-ins you should try out for your WooCommerce store in 2017

Top five plug-ins you should try out for your WooCommerce store in 2017

Friday, December 30, 2016Lauren Macdonald

If you have an eCommerce store or are thinking of launching one in 2017, WooCommerce is a great choice to build your business with. There’s so many useful plug-ins for WooCommerce that you may not even be aware of. To help you out, we’ve listed 5 things you can try on your WooCommerce store this year to help your business grow and succeed:

Subscriptions 

Subscriptions are used on your WooCommerce store for allowing recurring payments. If you sell a physical or online product with a monthly or yearly subscription, this plug-in is a simple yet powerful way to set up payment.

How do you benefit?
 A subscription-based model will allow you to capture more residual revenue—and all you have to do is ship the orders.

Facebook Tab

With the Facebook Tab plug-in you can sell the products on your WooCommerce store to your Facebook fans without them having to leave Facebook in order to make the purchase.


How do you benefit?

The plug-in uses your regular store to work, but you can set it up so that even the checkout process is done within Facebook. This means you can access Facebook users as potential buyers and your fans don’t even have to know it’s not Facebook they’re buying on.

Request a Quote
 

There may be instances where your customer is not ready to buy, but would like to request a quite first. For example, maybe they want to buy in bulk and are interested in negotiating a sale price with you. Using the Request a Quote plug-in, there is an extra option on your WooCommerce store under the product listing page where customers can request a deal.

How do you benefit?
Rather than having to discuss different products, pricing and sales over the phone, this makes it easy for your customers to request a quote, and all you have to do is confirm the price and close the deal.

Simple Auctions

The Simple Auctions plug-in allows you to add extra functions to your WooCommerce store that give you the capability to run auctions, similar to eBay. With this plug-in, you can easily run one or more auctions at a time, including bid history and a countdown timer. There’s even a “My Auctions” section so bidders can keep track of their bids.

How do you benefit?

Don’t lose customers to eBay anymore. Instead, allow users to bid for your products in the same way they would on eBay in hopes of scoring a great deal!

ERP Integration

With ERP integration you can connect your WooCommerce store with your ERP or accounting system (i.e. products by Sage, Microsoft Dynamics, Epicor, NetSuite, Intuit, SAP, etc.) with your WooCommerce store. Orders, inventory levels, shipping updates, and more, can all be passed back and forth seamlessly between your online store and accounting package.

How do you benefit?

An integration solution of this kind allows you to eliminate manual data entry back and forth between your online store and your back-end accounting system. You can increase the speed of data exchange, improving customer service efficiency. You can also avoid costly errors that are made a result of human error from manual data input. Not to mention, you’ll free up valuable time and resources to focus on other higher priority areas of your business.

We at eBridge Connections wish you the best of luck with your WooCommerce store in 2017. If you’re ever interested in learning more, reach out to us anytime.

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