Woocommerce is an open-source and free (with paid plugins) e-commerce plugin for WordPress. As of 2019, Woocommerce is running on 22% of all e-commerce websites and is actively developed. Comparing Woocommerce to other e-commerce platforms for WordPress, Woocommerce accounts for 94% of all e-commerce WordPress websites.
For years we have worked extensively with Woocommerce and have preferred it for several years. We have compiled a list of our favourite free plugins for Woocommerce.
- WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips
- Ajax Search Lite
- Woocommerce Admin (new)
- TI Wishlist
WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips
This WooCommerce extension automatically adds a PDF invoice to the order confirmation emails sent out to your customers. In addition, you can choose to download or print invoices and packing slips from the WooCommerce order admin.
This is useful for adding a packing slip to outgoing packages, print off simple invoices or to expand on the existing Woocommerce order system.
You can also easily edit the template to fully customize the look.
Advanced Woo Search
Advanced Woo Search – powerful live search plugin for WooCommerce. Just start typing and you will immediately see the products that you search.
This is one of our favourite plugins. It can take your existing search bar and create an AJAX powered search bar. It will show instant results (similar to Google search) for your products and keeps the loading time on your website down. Advanced Woo Search is really simple to implement and works great on any website, big or small.
Woocommerce Reports feature has always been lacking in our opinion and this new plugin is a great step in the right direction. It’s actively being developed and will eventually be integrated into Woocommerce itself. If you install this plugin on an existing E-commerce store, you will have the option to import all of the existing orders as well.
Be careful though – this plugin has some bugs and may not work until they are ready to add it to Woocommerce. Make sure to always have a backup and test this plugin on a staging website.
TI WooCommerce Wishlist Plugin packs a ton of features for free plugin. WooCommerce Wishlist is a simple but powerful tool that can help you to convert your site visitors into loyal customers. There are many situations when customers can’t buy a product at this time or simply don’t want. Possibility to save products for later encourages users to return to your site and after all, make a purchase.
Adding products to Wishlist is easy and convenient so it may also force your customers to buy even more products than they planned. Users can share their wishlist, for example, to help their friends choose a gift for upcoming holiday and so on. By sharing their Wishlists, they are bringing you, new potential customers. All in all this increasing amount of your site visitors, conversion and as a result sales.