E-Commerce · Wordpress

WordPress and WooCommerce as an eCommerce Solution

Joshua Westover Investor / Entrepreneur

February 27th, 2014

A close friend of mine asked for my help updating his existing eCommerce site (www.EssentialOilsNow.com ) from Wix.com's platform to a new eCommerce platform because Wix does not allow conversion tracking for Google Analytics. 

Does anyone have any experience or advice on using WordPress as the platform and WooCommerce for the shopping cart plugin? Pros / Cons? 

Thanks in advance!

Kate Hiscox

February 27th, 2014

Actually don't go with anyone until we determine how many products he has. I know every store platform backwards and his decision should be based on the admin capabilities of the platform as well as the 'build a store in 7 miliseconds' approach. Which brings us back to how many products =) 

Christine Hind Operations Consultant

February 27th, 2014

Wordpress as a platform is superior to Wix given how flexible it is to customize and organize your content.  So long as you have someone moderately technically-savvy with HTML/CSS/PHP to understand how to integrate your plugins seamlessly.  

Kate Hiscox

February 27th, 2014

Okay so your friend needs a decent bulk loader. Shopify falls down there unfortunately. They'll admit it too. My advice would be BigCommerce. Bulk uploading is easy, only real difference with Shopify. Woocommerce.. It's a plugin for Wordpress. If your friend is serious about his store, build it on a dedicated store platform that has all the tools out the box, not plugins that will potentially update and fail etc. I love WP but not for ecommerce, Magento Go is another possibility (not Magento). But I'd go with BogCommerce for this for ease so he can focus on service and growth not store build and maintenance. Drop me a line if you need help. Sent from my iPhone

John Watson Virtual CMO, Strategist and Marketing Coach

April 11th, 2015

We have a WooCommerce store running well with over 150,000 products. So far it is working very well. We looked into Magento and Shopify as well and went with WooCommerce mostly because it matched our team's skill sets the best. The site has only been running for a month, so we don't have long-term experience with it yet, but so far so good.

Anonymous

February 27th, 2014

I have extensive experience with woocommerce and have built multiple sites using it. *Dan Schiffman* 201.723.2000

Sharon Schanzer Client service consultant, graphic designer, WordPress developer

February 27th, 2014

I've developed quite a few WP/woo ecommerce site at its great. Well supported and with a large installed base. I say for it. Woo is very helpful and there a lot of plugins and themes to choose from.

Travis Workman Founder/President at Cognisoft

February 27th, 2014

Joshua - My company does this type of integration for people. I would be happy to speak to you about this. Let me know when a good time to speak is and we can go over these items. Thanks

Joshua Westover Investor / Entrepreneur

February 27th, 2014

Thanks to all of you for all the feedback and collaboration! 

FYI... The store has over 150 Products / SKU's. 


Travis Workman Founder/President at Cognisoft

February 27th, 2014

with that many products I would look into something more of a magento or zencart solution. I am much more of a magento fan however than a zencart fan

Kate Hiscox

February 27th, 2014

To expand on Magento, don't touch it unless you're very technical. Magento Go would be okay though. Sent from my iPhone