8 Free WooCommerce Plugins That Are More Useful Than Drinking Water

WooCommerce has everything it takes to make your store the best store in the world. Really. It’s just a matter of how you make use of it. If you don’t make use of it good enough, you are not going to make your store the best store in the world.

One way to make use of it good enough is by installing the necessary plugins which are available in abundance. But of course not all plugins are needed.

If you understand your store well enough, you will only need a handful of that abundance of plugins to make your store the best store in the world.

The following are a list of that handful of plugins.

The best part is that they are all free to use.

1. Product Feed PRO for WooCommerce

Products do sell themselves if they are useful, high quality and affordable. But, people are not going to buy it if they don’t know that your product exists. Which is why you need to advertise it.

And when it comes to online, there’s no better option than advertising with Google and Facebook. This is because they have some great technology which allows you to advertise your product to the right people.

This plugin will help you setup the advertising campaign by generating a product feed which is required to run certain product advertising campaigns with Google and Facebook.

2. Customer Reviews for WooCommerce

User reviews increase conversions. No doubt on that.

If you have doubt, then read this article where you can find useful stats on how user reviews and conversion rates make sense.

Here are the stats that blew my mind:

  • 63 percent of people are more likely to make a purchase from a site which has user reviews.
  • Reviews are 12 times more trusted compared to the description that is written by the owner of the store.
  • Reviews produce an average of 18 percent uplift in sales.

But, other than how reviews affect conversion rates, reviews also improve search engine rankings of the store. Hence, generating more organic traffic for the store which then contributes to the conversion rate. It’s a whole cycle.

In other words, reviews is king.

And similar to how it’s not easy to get a king’s approval, it’s not easy to get people to leave a review as most people are busy doing their own thing.

Which is why this plugin is needed. It allows you to set up automatic review invitations. After setting it up, it will automatically send an invitation email for the people who recently purchased a product from your store, inviting them to leave a review.

This will certainly increase the chances of them leaving a review in your store.

3. Price Based on Country for WooCommerce

Selling products online and selling products in the real world whereby a physical store is involved are clear-cut two different things.

One of the main difference between the two is the type of people that buys the products. The online store gets you people from around the world and a physical store only gets you people from the surrounding area.

Which is why you need this plugin. It allows you to set the price of the products in various different currencies. The plugin will then work its magic by displaying the right currencies based on the person’s location.

At the same time, you can also display a currency selector on the sidebar in case you want the people to have the option of choosing their preferred currency by themselves.

If you have so many questions on why you need this plugin, read this article here which highlights how multi-currencies helps people avoid extra charges, how it helps gain their trust on your store, and much more.

4. Ajax Search for WooCommerce

This is a plugin which improves the search feature in WooCommerce.

Don’t get me wrong though. WooCommerce has a brilliant search feature that works just fine right out of the box. However, it does not have what this plugin adds. Which is live search.

This plugin allows people to search for products faster than the fastest car in the world. It will display the search results instantly while typing.

For example, by just entering a few letters into the search form, the products which best match the few letters will appear.

On top of that, it also helps when people are unsure of the spelling of the product.

You can read more about this and other best tips for ecommerce site search here.

5. WooCommerce Advanced Free Shipping

As much as free shipping sounds like a delicious slice of cake for the rest of the people, it does not sound the same for you as a store owner. What it sounds like for you is very similar to screeching metal.

Which is why you need this plugin. It sort of cure that screeching metal sound in your mind with a nice and cozy jazz music.

This plugin allows you to create multiple free shipping conditions for your store. As a result, you get to properly set who gets free shipping and who does not. The conditions include the subtotal of the cart, the quantity of the product, the user role, the country, the zip code and many, many more.

And you can say goodbye to the standard free shipping criteria offered by WooCommerce which are; valid free shipping coupon, minimum order amount, minimum order amount OR a coupon and minimum order amount AND a coupon.

6. Discount Rules for WooCommerce

Honestly, people want more than they can get. Which is why there is such thing as free shipping. But of course, they want more than free shipping. Which is why there is such thing as discounts.

If they want more than that, you can ask them to manage the store for you.

Speaking of discounts, this plugin allows you to go beyond the simple discount feature made available in WooCommerce. And when I say beyond, I mean beyond the clouds and the moon.

It allows you to create multiple conditions for discounts similar to the advanced free shipping plugin mentioned above. For example, you can create a user role based discount, cart total discount, buy one free one discount, category based discount and many, many more.

7. Advanced Product Labels for WooCommerce

By default, the only label that is displayed in WooCommerce is the SALE! label. This is good as it gives people a glimpse of the products that are on sale in your store. But what if you want them to glimpse more than just the on sale products in your store?

Say hello to Advanced Product Labels for WooCommerce.

It is advanced indeed.

This is because it allows you to create custom design labels for products and specify conditions for the labels similar to the above two plugins. For example, you can create a custom label for products that have free shipping, a custom label for bestselling products and many, many more.

8. WooCommerce Customizer

WooCommerce is fully customizable out of the box. In fact, it is more customizable than a bunch of LEGO bricks. But, certain customization requires you to write PHP code. Which is why there are WooCommerce plugins; to help people like you and me who can’t code to customize the store easily.

This is one of those plugins. It helps you customize all the main button texts in WooCommerce. For example, let’s say you want to change the Add to cart button text to something else, this is the plugin to get the job done.

Besides Add to cart button text, you can also change the Apply coupon button text, Product Description tab text, Additional Information tab text and the rest of the clickables that exists in WooCommerce.

Based on all the above said, if you still find drinking water to be more useful, I really don’t know whatelse to say.