When we say WooCommerce, the first thing that comes to mind is selling physical and/or digital goods. However, WooCommerce can do so much more than that, and in this post, we will focus on plugins/add-ons for WooCommerce that can completely transform its basic use.
If you’re in the business of selling services or products with recurring payments, then WooCommerce Subscriptions is the way to go. With this plugin, you can easily create subscription products that will have recurring payments on a daily, weekly, monthly, or any other time period you can imagine and even include free trials or signup fees. Of course, your customers will have the ability to upgrade, downgrade, or cancel their subscription at any point from their account.
WooCommerce’s Sensei LMS (learning management system) plugin can turn your WooCommerce store into a powerful online course platform. A few key features that this plugin offers are: student management (enrollment, progress tracking, direct communication), assessments and quizzes, content dripping for a structured learning experience, course analytics, and many more.
WooCommerce Bookings is a powerful tool when it comes to self-hosted services in the business of selling time slots of any kind. Whether it’s plain and simple appointments (counseling, medical, etc.), over reservations (transportation, restaurants, etc.), or rental services of all kinds, WooCommerce Bookings covers it all.
Additionally, with the addition of the free WooCommerce Accommodation Bookings add-on, you can easily create your very own system for renting accommodation, similar to what you would do on Airbnb or Booking.com, but without any middleman fees.
Tickera Bridge for WooCommerce
As you may or may not know, Tickera is a powerful event ticketing system for WordPress that integrates beautifully with WooCommerce. All you need is Tickera’s Bridge for WooCommerce add-on, and you will be able to create and sell tickets for your events as WooCommerce products. So, if you already have your WooCommerce store set up and running, and you’re already selling some physical products there, you can use the same shop page to sell tickets for your events. Additionally, with the use of Tickera’s Seating Charts add-on, you can also sell tickets with assigned seating.
This plugin will be most helpful if the focus of your business is on selling access to specific content on your website or if you’re offering some “members-only” products. With WooCommerce Memberships, you can create multiple tiers of memberships on your website that will grant access to specific content or products for your members. Additionally, you can include recurring memberships to ensure a steady stream of predictable income.
These five plugins are just the tip of the iceberg and are a perfect example of how powerful and versatile WooCommerce can be.
In not so many words: if you can sell it, WooCommerce can handle it.
It’s as simple as that.