WooCommerce is a great platform for building your online store and there are plenty of reasons that make me say that. For starters, its a free and incredibly flexible eCommerce solution with which you can build and scale your store to any level you wish. 

Only you have to pick the right plugins.

If that seems too much for you (it could be as there are too many of them), this article is for you. Here I have picked the best bunch of plugins that you can add to your WooCommerce site to turn it into a fully functional eCommerce store. 

WooCommerce PDF Invoices, Packing Slips, Delivery Notes Plugin

WooCommerce plugin for creating all the invoice and shipping documents in store

One of the most important components of running a WooCommerce store is generating and managing invoices and other shipping related documents such as packing slips, delivery notes, dispatch labels, shipping labels, address labels, etc. This WooCommerce invoice plugin allows you to automatically generate and attach these documents with every order you receive. 

In addition to generating such documents, it also lets you customize their design to match the look and feel of your website. You can either choose one from the pre-built templates or create a new template using simple toggle buttons and visual & code editors.

Once an invoice is generated for an order you can attach it as a PDF to the order email with additional print options embedded into it. Using this plugin you can also add custom fields such as variation information, metadata, payment information, logo, tax info, tracking details, and other branding elements into the documents.

Smart Coupons for WooCommerce

WooCommerce plugin for offering advanced coupons and discounts

One of the smartest ways to improve your WooCommerce store’s sales is by offering coupons, discounts, and deals in it. The default WooCommerce system will have limitations when it comes to creating advanced coupons in your store. But you can overcome this issue by adding the WooCommerce Smart Coupons plugin to your store.

The plugin comes with advanced coupon rules and restrictions for creating a variety of coupons at your store. Using this plugin you can even create coupons based on customer behavior to increase the chances of conversion and customer retention.

The plugin also allows you to configure store credits, gift cards, buy one get one offer, etc., and lets your customers send store credits or gift coupons via email. Bulk coupon generation and count down discount sales banner are additional features offered by the plugin. 

PayPal Express Checkout Plugin for WooCommerce

PayPal payment gateway plugin for WooCommmerce allowing express checkout

PayPal is one of the popular and secure payment gateways globally in use today. This PayPal plugin is the advanced version of the Standard PayPal payment option that is included with WooCommerce by default.

The plugin enables your WooCommerce store to accept debit cards, credit cards, or PayPal from your customers to complete their purchases. It also enables your customers to speed up the checkout process by checking out directly from the product page in just 3 clicks. 

Guest checkout is another cool feature offered by this plugin, which enables customers with no PayPal account to make payments at your store. The plugin comes with extensive customization options that allow you to add a logo, banner, payment method name, description, button position, button style, and more.

Option to set specific locales (depending on your site language) other than the standard PayPal Locale, hold and capture of payments, easy management of full and partial refunds, etc., are additional features offered by this plugin.

WooCommerce Multilingual

WooCommerce multilingual plugin

WooCommerce Multilingual is one of the must-have plugins for your WooCommerce site for scaling it by making it available in multiple languages. This free plugin powers over 100,000 WooCommerce stores making it one of the popular options for multilingual eCommerce. 

It supports over 40 languages and lets you add your own language variants (like Canadian French or Mexican Spanish) using WPML’s language editor. Using this plugin you can translate all WooCommerce products whether they belong to simple, variable, group, or external product types. 

In addition to translating languages, the plugin is also capable of running your WooCommerce store with multiple currencies. You can also use this plugin to facilitate easy communications with your clients and customers by sending emails in their language. Although the plugin is free it will only work in combination with the WPML plugin, which is a paid option.

Livechat

WooCommerce livechat plugin

Enabling a Livechat plugin in your WooCommerce store is an awesome way to connect with your potential customers by quickly providing answers to their pre-sale queries. It comes with a bundle of excellent features that make the communication process easy and flexible on both ends.

It lets you quickly answer queries by letting you take a peek at your visitor’s message while they are being typed. You can also make use of canned responses for frequently asked questions. Easy customization of the chat widget is another great plus of this plugin. You can add your name, title, and profile picture to the chat widget and connect with your visitors on a personal level.

If you are running a heavy traffic store having many chat agents, you can make use of the Reports& Analytics feature of the plugin to evaluate their performance by monitoring them for total chats, missed chats, chat satisfaction, chat engagement, etc. Try this plugin in your store to enjoy many more such helpful features.

Order Delivery Date for WooCommerce

order delivery date for WooCommerce

How about letting your customers choose the delivery date for their purchase from your store? That’s what this plugin would do for your store. Offering a guaranteed delivery date would help reduce the cart abandonment tendency of your shoppers to a great extent.

With this plugin, you can set the custom delivery dates for your customers to choose from. Also, you can disable the weekdays on which you do not deliver the products, limit the number of deliveries/orders to be placed per day, disable delivery for virtual and featured products, etc. 

Using this plugin you can create delivery schedules by product categories, shipping methods, shipping classes, table rate shipping methods & pickup locations, etc. 

Direct checkout

WooCommerce direct checkout

If your customers have ever complained about the long checkout process at your store, its time to do something about it. The WooCommerce Direct checkout plugin allows you to simplify the checkout process to enable an easy checkout experience for your customers. 

The plugin comes with some awesome features such as one-page checkout (include the cart form in the checkout page to confirm the order), removal of checkout fields, checkout redirect, etc., that are excellent ways to reduce the steps in the checkout process.

Subscriptions for WooCommerce

WooCommerce plugin for selling subscription products in your WooCommerce store

Do you wish to scale your business by introducing a subscription model to it? Then this subscription plugin is one of the best options to cover your needs. It lets you sell both physical and digital products on a subscription basis in your store.  

The plugin supports both simple and variable subscriptions. You can set up free trials and sign up fee (exclusive of the actual price of the subscription product) for your products using this plugin and also offer recurring discounts for eligible customers. 

With this plugin, you will be able to have considerable flexibility in setting up renewals. You can set them on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis. Synchronization of subscription renewals is another awesome feature of this plugin which allows you to configure subscription renewal to occur on the same day for all subscribers irrespective of their date of purchase.

Abandoned Cart Lite for WooCommerce

Abandoned cart lite cart abandonment plugin for WooCommerce

Cart abandonments could eat away a huge portion of your store’s revenue. Thus it’s important for you to find a way to recover those abandoned carts and save your revenue. This WooCommerce plugin is one of the best solutions you can find to help you with it. 

Using this plugin you will be able to configure your WooCommerce store to automatically send email reminders to your customers who have added your products to their cart but did not complete the order. The premium version of the plugin even supports sending automated messages via Facebook messenger and as text messages (Twilio) at the intervals you define. 

Some cart abandoners may pay attention to your messages and return to your store to finish the checkout, but most won’t. That’s when you need to add recovery incentives to those messages to attract them towards your store. The plugin lets you create auto-apply discount codes, unique coupon code, etc., to make the process easy for you. You can also keep track of your cart abandonment recovery statistics with the help of this plugin. 

Over to you.

The above list contains a handpicked collection of plugins that will help you build and scale your WooCommerce site. You can try either their free or premium version (since most of them come with a refund guarantee) to see how it works out for your site. 

If I missed any plugins that should be on the list, please let me know in the comments.

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