WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform on the web. It is an open-source e-commerce platform that is completely customizable. WooCommerce offers several great features making it easy for anyone to setup an online store.

Some of the top features include:

• Payment processing from leading providers
• Hundreds of extensions & plugins
• Geo-location support
• Product ratings and reviews
• Tax calculations
• Inventory management
• Shipping calculations
• Multiple shipping methods
• Geo-location enabled taxes
• Discount coupons and codes
• Product reviews
• Analytics

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Extensions & Plugins

WooCommerce also offers hundreds of free and paid plugins/extensions including plugins for PayPal, Stripe, Canada Post, ShipStation, Trade Gecko, and more. From payments and shipping to marketing and accounting, WooCommerce offers a wide variety of extensions and plugins.

Payment Processing

WooCommerce orders can accept major credit cards, checks, bank transfers, and even cash on delivery. There are 140 different payment gateways that you can use to process your orders including PayPal, Stripe, Square, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.


WooCommerce comes with free shipping and flat-rate shipping included. However, there are numerous plugins available for those looking for a little more advanced setup.

Table Rate Shipping

Offer customers multiple shipping options with rates calculated based on a specific set of criteria such as the order destination, the number of items, the item’s price, the item’s shipping class, and the item’s weight.

Canada Post Shipping Plugin

Provides customers with live shipping rates in both the shopping cart and the checkout page.

UPS Shipping Plugin

Provides customers with live shipping rates automatically calculated with UPS live rates using the UPS API.

Sales Tax

The “Automated Taxes” feature will automatically calculate how much sales tax should be collected for each specific order. Taxes can be calculated based on the base address of the store or based on the customer’s address.

Product Ratings & Reviews

Show product ratings and reviews posted directly on the product page to help sell more products.

WooCommerce Subscriptions

With WooCommerce Subscriptions, you can accept recurring payments / subscriptions for physical / digital products and services. You can even choose from a variety of different billing schedules. WooCommerce Subscriptions works with 25 different payment gateways including Paypal, Stripe and Amazon Pay.


One of the key benefits of WooCommerce is its ability to track various data such as total sales, sales by date, average order total, and individual customer statistics. The data is displayed via graphs, pie charts, and bar charts.