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26 September 2019

Why we’re fans of WooCommerce.

& why you should be too

Why we’re fans of WooCommerce.

If creating a beautiful online store where customers become your loyal and regular shoppers who sing your praises is what you’re after, well congratulations, you’re in the right place. We’re about to share 7 reasons why the NIU team and numerous of NIU’s clients from so many different industries has an ongoing love affair with the incredible brand WooCommerce. 

Well, put simply, the numbers speak for themselves

WooCommerce powers about 2.3 million eCommerce stores around that world. That is equivalent to over 30% of all online stores. Built by more than 350 contributors from all corners of the globe, this extremely popular WordPress plugin with more than 4 million active installs and 64 million downloads is hands down the most popular eCommerce platform on the web. 

7 reasons why we love WooCommerce 

1. Amazing Flexibility

Thanks to WooCommerce, products can be categorized, given sale prices, independent attributes, and anything you can dream of. Additionally, WooCommerce stores can sell physical, virtual, downloadable and even affiliate/external products. Furthermore, our clients love the inbuilt coupons module which gives admins the opportunity to create different coupons with different rules and the social media integration is awesome. 

2. Open API makes it a winner

It has an open API so it makes it also great to integrate with third-party solutions. As a result, we can also integrate with a number of local solutions. Whether it is Payment Gateways such as Apco, Endeavour, Transactium, Truevo, PayPal, Stripe and Global Payments or Stock Management Systems such as SIMS from Shireburn, Eyesel by ISL, Sage, Epicor and Vend.

3. The customization options are endless

Once a design has been established, you can then get to work on changing pre-set CSS styles and colour themes, tweaking the code and experimenting with the special features which each theme offers. Don’t fret, the NIU Design team will do all the heavy lifting. 

4. Simple and professional

Tax settings, inventory management, shipping options, coupon codes and pretty much everything else you need for a professional eCommerce business setup, is part of WooCommerce. All right out of the box.

5. Analytics Made Easy

Figures like total sales, sales by date, average order totals, individual customer statistics and much more are all presented via graphs. You don’t even have to leave the admin panel, it’s that simple. 

6. Apps Galore

There are hundreds of WooCommerce Extensions available. There are endless options for accounting, payment gateways, marketing, reporting and more. Some of them are absolutely free!

7. It scales up 

WooCommerce supports stores ranging from the smallest start-up to the biggest corporate enterprise. It can scale from a few products to many thousands. From a handful of shoppers a day to hundreds of shoppers per second.

Falling head over heels too? 

This is just the tip of the iceberg. WooCommerce offers much more.

Drop us a line, let’s schedule a call or come over for a coffee, let’s chat. We’ll transform your idea into a beautifully designed website, we’ll help you take your business to the next level.

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