There is a little-known trick over at WooCommerce.com
Quite often times we see this overlooked, however you can actually try WooCommerce plugins before you buy them to make sure that they will work the way that you anticipate and the way that you think the WooCommerce plugin should work.
Sometimes store owners buy a plugin with the ‘perception’ that it will do xyz and add an option of abc to their store, only to realize after reading the docs and understanding the plugin better – Alas! This plugin doesn’t do that.
…..and then they have to go through the refund process and hope that they are within their 30 day window.
So, let’s see if we can help prevent that conundrum from happening to you.
At the time of this writing, WooCommerce.com had 413 plugins for sale on their site. So I went through all 413 of them. Yep. I did that!
Here’s a list of the 10 WooCommerce plugins that you can actually use, like literally spin up a test environment, and play around with each one of their features, options, settings, and features – all BEFORE you ever buy it.
We’re not talking about “live demos” here folks. Jump inside any of these plugins and play around all you want!
1.) Product Add Ons
2.) Table Rate Shipping
If your store has billions and gazillions of shipping scenarios and you are currently laying on the floor having a mental break down with Tylenol in one hand & a bottle of bourbon in the other, this is for you!
3.) WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor
💡Ok, this next one is a whopper of a plugin that you ARE probably going to want to play in the sandbox to get used to all the settings and options!
4.) WooCommerce Bookings
5.) Product CSV Import Suite
6.) Follow Up Emails
Follow up Emails for WooCommerce is actually really fun to play with in the sandbox. Seriously, go fire up your own playground and think of all the possible ways that you can engage your customers much more efficiently!
We 💖 the fact that we can tweet a Thank You with this!
7.) WooCommerce Product Vendors
Ok, this one is quite fun. Listen, there are plenty of people who do NOT want to mess around with WooCommerce, payment gateways, SSLs, and website hosting. (crazy, right?) So this is where YOU (yes Y-O-U) want to get used to this plugin and setup a community where you get the commission for everyone else selling their items!
8.) WooCommerce Points and Rewards
Do you ever get tired of having to search for the ‘next‘ sale, the ‘next‘ customer, the ‘next‘ transaction? Points and Rewards quickly fixes that problem by giving customers a great reason to come back to your store! Take it for a test drive and brainstorm the possibilities for your store’s growth!
9.) WooCommerce Pre-Orders
I simply cannot stress enough how many times we have launched WooCommerce stores into profitable success simply by using the Pre-Orders Plugin. Basically, think “KickStarter” campaign inside of your WooCommerce Store. You’ve got all the contracts, suppliers, design, and every other aspect of your launch lined up – now it’s time for REVENUE! Kick the tires on WooCommerce Pre-Orders and watch how your store can become profitable from day ONE!
10.) WooCommerce Deposits
We all have that new thing that we’d like to buy, but perhaps we can’t afford to pay for it all at once. Well, sometimes that’s how your customers feel as well! Please, please, please head over to the sandbox that WooCommerce has for the Deposits Plugin and take it for a test drive! Why? Because staring at store metrics and human behavior all day…. this just might be one of the most UNDERutilized plugin. Does the name of the plugin say “deposits”? Yes. But do NOT let that one term throw you off. Think in terms of “layaway” or “payment plan” and then you will really start to see how your customers (and your sales 😁) can really apply this plugin!
Yes that was ALL 413 products listed at WooCommerce.com 😁
That took a good solid 2 hours, but …Hey, now you have them all listed out in one simply spot. Pretty convenient, right?
Because this list is so important, and because these plugins let you fully play around in a sandbox area, would you please share this post with other store owners? Let’s help everyone grow their revenue and understanding of these WooCommerce Plugins! Share The News!