Build ecommerce site in a jiffy – Woo Commerce

 In Technical

Woo commerce is an open source plug-in for wordpress which can be used for creating e-commerce site. With Woo commerce wordpress can not only be used for blogging but also to build e-commerce sites. The name of the plug-in is quite apt “Woo commerce”. It does “Woo” me..

Building an e-commerce site can’t be any simpler than this. Don’t worry, Woo commerce does allow customisation. Isn’t that what you where thinking 🙂.  Let me not bore you with what it can do or can’t do. Lets take a dip at its main features.

Main features of woo commerce

Adding and Managing products


  • It not only allows you to add a product but also gives option to create categories.
  • Provides flexibility in addition of attributes to a product.
  • Just like blogs you could tag your product too.

Managing orders


  • Helps creating functionality to manage orders placed by customer through e-commerce site and modify the orders based on customers need.
  • View history like Total sales for the month, Total orders for the month, registered customer and Guest orders for the month.

Built-in shipping and Payment Method

1. Woo Commerce has some built-in Payment Method includes

  • Bank Transfer
  • Cheque
  • Cash on Delivery
  • Mijireh Checkout
  • PayPal

2. And some built-in shipping methods includes

  • Flat rate
  • Free Shipping
  • International Delivery
  • Local Delivery
  • Local Pickup

Manage Tax Rules

  • You can also include Tax Rules for particular country and Zip codes

Along with woo commerce built-in functionality, there are many free and paid plug-in available to extend its functionality


Woo Commerce Custom Payment Gateways (Free)

→ If you don’t want any of the available payment methods and want to include custom API call, you can install this plug-in and can customize it to include your method

Woo Commerce FedEx Shipping (Paid)

→ For including FedEx shipping method in your site

Woo commerce Sequential Order Numbers

→ by default woo commerce has random order numbers, to make it sequential use this plug-in

Woo commerce is definitely a feather on WordPress.Can I see this as an alternate to Magento……May be…May not be…

Enjoy blogging and Enjoy Selling……


Anuja A

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