We only use WooCommerce to create online shops for clients, we will continue to use it. The plugin is free and open source but WooCommerce has a lot of extra plugins and themes that can be added on, but for a simple online store, WooCommerce out of the box always does the trick.
According to Builtwith WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform and has been downloaded more that 37 Million times and it powers more than 28% of all online stores! This is indeed impressive and with a reputation like that you can be assured that this is the best choice to power your online WordPress store.
It feels like yesterday that Automattic (The guys behind WordPress) aquired WooCommerce when it had a mere 7 million downloads, you can’t go wrong with WooCommerce especially now that they form part of Automattic.
Pros and Cons of WooCommerce:
Pros: Overall, WooCommerce is great, it is simple and quick to build an online store using it. It supports a great number of adons like event ticketing and label printing. It releases new features often and are constantly updating for better management and performance.
Cons: Most of WooCommerce premium products requires an annual renewal fee to enable updates and support, their plugins are not cheap and dollar prices makes our South Africans sigh. Clients often forget this and don’t plan for these renewal fees. Their support is excellent but not super fast, I am sure it will improve too.
Our rating: 4.5 stars