Having an E-Commerce store means you need a lot of options to make sure customers can easily buy your products and you can manage the behind the scenes processes of tracking inventory and shipping items out.
WooCommerce is a rich platform to build your E-Commerce site on, but chances are you probably don’t know some of the best features it can offer.
We use WooCommerce to build all our E-Commerce sites because it is incredibly easy to customize and user-friendly for a business owner who doesn’t have a development background.
But there’s a lot of different items you can do with WooCommerce, so we wanted to list some of our favorite WooCommerce features.
Unlimited product variations
WooCommerce is fantastic for organizing all your products into different categories. You can separate via item type, color, size, material, newest items, popularity, the options are endless.
If you run a bakery and take product orders online, you can filter the items by what type of ingredients they use for people with allergies or nutritional value.
Easy to import products
WooCommerce allows for you to update or add new products through uploading a CSV file where all you have to do is add a short description and the products name.
This removes the need to go in and individually upload multiple products, and you can pretty quickly update the products on your site.
Shipping options are super customizable and you have multiple pricing structures.
There’s free or flat rate shipping, weight or price-based shipping, or real-time shipping based on current shipping carrier costs. Depending on your preference, WooCommerce can let you have multiple shipping options and do the rate calculations for you and your customers.
Taxes are a pain to calculate, as every state has different requirements and rates, and if you don’t match it to the shipping or billing address
WooCommerce has integrations to track state specific tax rates to assure your business is taking out the proper amount for taxes.
WooCommerce makes it super easy for customers to request a refund and for you to directly manage it from your website’s internal dashboard.
WooCommerce makes sure the refund is processed and the correct information to return the item is sent to the customer.
Inventory and order management
You can track products and see when you’re running low and need to add more. This feature also helps you manage out of stock items and hide them on your site.
WooCommerce also allows for you to track orders with ease and even track specific customer notes. You can also edit your products manually, mark off the items you’ve shipped.
Custom features and beyond
Really, the best thing about WooCommerce is the way you can add items. It allows for businesses who have out of the box needs to find a solution right for them.
We’ve had several E-Commerce businesses who needed a solution that wasn’t basic. Some of them needed a solution that hadn’t been developed yet.
One client wanted to integrate directly with their Revel point-of-sale system, so they could track food both through their E-Commerce site and their in store items.
Now their website and Revel work together to track all their reports and inventory to make sure they never run low or miss an online order.
BeachGroomer needed to be able to bundle several items together so people could order all the parts needed, or just one replacement part. They also needed custom items listed on their products, complex shipping and estimates.
There’s a lot of different ways you can have a web developer create a specific item for your E-Commerce site in WooCommerce.
If you’re looking to rebuild your website in WooCommerce, contact us for a free consultation and we’ll help you create a functional and beautiful E-Commerce store.