WooCommerce is an e-commerce platform, it is designed to turn a website into a functional selling platform. Whether you are selling a physical product, a service, or a membership you will need an e-commerce platform to make this happen.
We use WooCommerce in 100% of our e-commerce website builds, and this blog will explain exactly why we think WooCommerce is the right platform for our clients. We build RockPool websites almost exclusively in WordPress as it is user friendly and this is very important to us, we love nothing more than to be confident in handing over websites with clear and concise instructions that can be followed by the client without needed a degree in tech just to change an image or update a testimonial!
The compatibility between your WordPress themes and WooCommerce themes make for a very smooth integration for our clients, plus using WooCommerce with WordPress gives our clients access to a vast online community for support and troubleshooting when the need arises.
Our ethos at RockPool centres around user friendly business installations that can be managed easily and effectively by the client, without the need for a retainer maintenance package, or ongoing support. This being said we are always available for retainer maintenance contracts and ongoing support for any of our clients, but it is very important to us that each and every one of our clients has the choice to retain us, not the need.
With over 2.3 million installations around the world WooCommerce is used widely as a solution for businesses of all kinds to sell their goods or services worldwide. Both WordPress and WooCommerce work seamlessly together and are both renowned for their user friendly nature and ease of navigation, not to mention the endless compatible plug ins for these platforms which allow the user to increase functionality with the click of a button and seamless integration.
WooCommerce powers 99% of all WordPress shops, this is because of its user ability and the level of flexibility that it can offer. WooCommerce makes creating and maintaining your online shop simple to achieve, even for someone who has never used it before.
Another brilliant thing about WooCommerce is that the core features are absolutely FREE! It includes everything you need to set up a basic shop system, manage orders and ship goods with no subscriptions to pay. These core features and functionalities can then be expanded upon using any number of paid and or, free plug-ins.
WooCommerce also has the ability to integrate with over 100 different payment gateways, this offers a huge amount of flexibility for clients who are already established and want to move to accepting payment online.
Websites are not finite. Nor is business for that matter! It is important to us that our clients have the ability to expand and adapt their websites as their businesses grow and evolve, the powerful combination of WordPress and WooCommerce allows all of our clients the ability to do this quickly and easily for minimal cost.
Emily Foster – ADMINISTRATIVE & IMPLEMENTATION DIRECTOR