You want to sell some products through your website? Our suggestion is to try the great WooCommerce plugin. This is the best free WordPress plugin for selling your products and services (over 16 million downloads so far). You can manage inventory and shipping, take secure payments and sort taxes automatically. The importance of WooCommerce is emphasized by the fact that they were acquired by Automattic – guys who created WordPress.com.

WooCommerce or Jigoshop

In the world of shops for WordPress there are really only two plugins to choose from – WooCommerce and Jigoshop. While they are very similar, from personal opinion, WooCommerce is much more easier to customize. WooCommerce relies heavily on hooks, which you can take advantage of.

According to the info from Built With, WooCommerce powers 39% of all online shop websites, Magento 6% and Shopify 5%. So, if you want to sell something online, this is probably a best solution for you. Not only because of the sheer numbers, but the fact is that those numbers drive the different plugin development – from various payment gateways, to other functionality changing plugins.

When you install WordPress and you log in, you are ready to install WooCommerce plugin. The trick is that the plugin will work, however if your theme isn’t set up for shop, the default WooCommerce pages won’t look good. There is some preparation to be done. But don’t despaire – you can find multitude of shop ready themes.

As we’ve said WooCommerce has great extensions. You can find them online for free, but you can also buy premium ones. One of the most popular extension for WooCommerce is the Yoast SEO for WooCommerce. It offers you all the information and tools you need to perform the best search optimization for your shop.

You can set up simple products, variable products, grouped products or even digital downloads.

WooCommerce is one of the most compelling ecommerce platforms available at present. Sure it has it’s flaws, but it’s the perfect solution for anybody starting a web shop.