Published on 
October 20, 2023
Apps and Integrations

3 WooCommerce Extensions to Boost Your Store in 2023

Team Richpanel
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It’s Tuesday and you wake up excited. You've got a brilliant idea, a unique product, or an amazing service to offer the world. What's missing? An online store to showcase and sell it all.

The hard work really begins after that. You have a ton of decisions to make. The biggest one, after you’ve figured out the branding, product, and compliance, is the store itself. Where do you host your store?

If you’re like millions of other entrepreneurs, you probably landed on WooCommerce. According to Store Leads, there are more than 4 million WooCommerce stores. You’re no longer alone in the world of ecommerce.

What Is WooCommerce?

So, what's WooCommerce? There is no such thing as the go-to-tool but if there were one for ecommerce, it would be Woo. Woo can magically convert your WordPress website into a fully built online store. Imagine it as a plugin, but with a lot of powerful ecommerce features.

Key note - it's open-source and free.

With WooCommerce, you can list your products or services, set up payments, and customize endlessly so that the store looks just right.

WooCommerce is all you need to create, manage, and grow your online store. So, what makes it so great?

First off, it's a dream because it makes shopping online a breeze. You can use it anywhere in the world and accept multiple payment options.

And it saves you hundreds of hours of time and effort. With WooCommerce, you can literally spend your time only on things that move the needle while automating and abstracting away the technicalities of running a store.

What Are WooCommerce Extensions?

WooCommerce extensions are the superheroes of your online store, giving it superpowers to do things beyond the ordinary. They are add-ons or plugins that seamlessly integrate with your WooCommerce store. They're designed to help your store do things better or differently. Often, a WooCommerce extension can be the difference between a store that gets 50 orders or 500 orders.

WooCommerce extensions come in different flavours and help you do everything, from offering multiple payment gateways, enabling advanced product customization, optimizing for more sales, or delivering 5-star customer service.

Simply put, extensions empowers you to build a unique, feature-rich, and customer-friendly online shopping experience.

Why Use a WooCommerce Extension?

We agree that WooCommerce extensions are cool little thingamajigs. But, some of them are more than mere cool. They are… essential.

So, here are some reasons when you should opt for an extension:

Boosting Sales: Getting 50 orders a month is great. Guess what’s better? 500 orders. So, how do you scale your store? The right WooCommerce extensions can have a significant impact on your sales figures. From tools like abandoned cart recovery to upselling and cross-selling features, extensions can increase conversion rates and average order values.

Customization and Scalability: Every business is unique, and WooCommerce extensions acknowledge that. Extensions allow thousands of permutations to your store to meet your specific needs. As your business grows and you add more products, you’ll realize the need to differentiate your brand with more than a cool logo. Extensions can help you scale and differentiate as your requirements evolve.

Customer Service: Often overlooked, but a central part of your store’s success will always be customer service. Brands that consistently deliver 5-star customer service will consistently get repeat customers. Loyal customers means more lifetime value. If you are serious about building your online empire, make sure your WooCommerce store is hooked up with a great customer service extension.

In summary, WooCommerce extensions are the not-so-secret sauce that can transform your online store from a basic website to a thriving e-commerce powerhouse.

How to Install WooCommerce Extensions

Once you've identified the WooCommerce extensions that align with your e-commerce goals, the next step is to install and configure them seamlessly. Here's a closer look at how to get started:

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the 'Plugins' section, and click 'Add New.' Search for your chosen extension, install it, and then activate it. Some extensions may require you to upload a zip file manually. Follow the extension's specific setup instructions on screen to set up correctly.
  2. Most extensions will include a settings page within your WooCommerce settings. Here, you can fine-tune the extension's functionality to suit your requirements.

Good extensions are updated by the developers frequently to fix bugs or enhance functionality, security, and compatibility. Outdated extensions can pose a risk to your site. Ensure that you update your extensions as soon as they are available for your extensions.

It is also imperative that you backup your site before making changes to extensions or installing new extensions. This ensures that you can restore your site to its previous state in case of any unexpected issues.

Three Must-Have WooCommerce Extensions for 2023

It’s not just 2023. It’s time to get ready for the Black Friday Cyber Monday holiday shopping season. So, we will share three WooCommerce extensions that are essential to have a successful BFCM.

1. Discounts and coupons to boost sales

If you are an avid online shopper, you probably love discounts and coupons. I mean, who doesn’t! Similarly, it does not make sense to not offer discounts and coupons to your customers, right.

So, we present to you one of the highest-rated WooCommerce extension for coupons, discounts, offers, and more - Smart Coupons.

store credit
WooCommerce Smart Coupons - Most complete, most loved, best-coded, best-selling credits, coupons, discounts and vouchers plugin for WooCommerce

There is a ton of cool stuff you can do with Smart Coupons. It’s got it all - from selling store credits and gift cards to automatic coupon issuance, bulk coupon code generation, URL coupons, BOGO coupons, auto-apply coupons…

And the best part? It is loved and highly rated by merchants who use it on their WooCommerce store. There are a number of five-star reviews from folks just like you.

Plus, it's perfect for any kind of business - fashion, pet supplies, hobbies, you name it. So, go ahead and install it and prepare to ace your Black Friday Cyber Monday and Christmas holiday seasons.

Get it here.

2. Ensure customer loyalty with 5-star customer service

It does not matter how much you sell unless your customer service is top-notch. Without repeat customers, your cost of acquiring new customers will likely eat into your profitability.

Richpanel is a leading WooCommerce helpdesk and customer service software for ecommerce merchants. It is used by 2000+ ecommerce brands to deliver incredible customer service.

Richpanel is super easy to integrate with WooCommerce; it takes just a few clicks. As soon as you integrate, it even grabs customer data to create a complete buyer profile so that your support agents can make smarter decisions.

Richpanel Sidekick
Richpanel Sidekick - AI assistant for support teams to get a 5/5 in your CSAT scores

But the real star of the show is Richpanel's self-service portal. It allows you to deliver Amazon and Uber-like service, where your customers can find answers to common questions and get automated responses to stuff like "where's my order?" This can enable you to reduce support tickets by a whopping 40-60% and takes the pressure off agents, especially during busy times like BFCM.

And that’s not all. Richpanel even includes an AI assistant for customer service based on ChatGPT that will give your agents instant and accurate reply suggestions for customer queries. There is no easier way to reduce your AHT than with Richpanel Sidekick.

So, what are you waiting for? Get going with Richpanel here.

3. Get new customers with ads

Who doesn’t want to boost sales and reach more customers?

Look no further than Kliken Ads. In just under 10 minutes, you can create a killer campaign that's ready to go live.

You can link your Woo store to all your ad accounts needed to get your products on Google. You can let the app optimize and manage these accounts for you. Importantly, the extension makes it easy with its automated product feed and daily syncs so that shoppers are only seeing your in-stock products when they find you on Google.

Kliken Ads - Google, Facebook, Retargeting all-in-one Marketing

So, if you want to promote your products on the Open Web, Google (Search, Product Listings, Shopping), YouTube, and Facebook in one app, one dashboard, and with one partner, get going with Kliken Ads today.

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