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5 Best Plugins to Set Up Your eCommerce Website

Plugins you need to make selling online much easier

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Setting up an online store can be a daunting task.

There are so many things to consider — from the products you want to sell to the payment processing system, to the design of your website.

Thankfully, there are a number of plugins available that can make the process much easier. In this blog post, we will discuss five of the best plugins for setting up an eCommerce store.

These plugins will help you with everything from creating product pages, to adding a pop-up form on your website, to displaying a social media feed!

1. Popup

Popups have been gaining a bad rap lately. But if used correctly, they can actually be a great way to increase conversions and collect leads.

Popups can also be used to offer discounts, promote new products, or simply collect email addresses.

However, make sure that the popup plugins you choose offer a high degree of customization.

This way, you can ensure that your popups are not only effective but also visually appealing and less intrusive.

2. Form Builder

You’ll need a form builder for a number of reasons — from creating contact forms to setting up subscription forms.

A good form builder will be easy to use and offer a wide range of customization options.

This way, you can create forms that are both effective and visually appealing.

Form builders can also be used to collect customers’ information for the shipping process, create quizzes, surveys, and polls — all of which can be valuable tools for understanding your customers and their needs.

3. Image Slider

An image slider is a great way to showcase your products or services on your website.

Image sliders can also be used to display new products (usually on the homepage), testimonials, customer reviews, or even images of your team in action.

A good image slider will offer a wide range of customization options, so you can ensure that the slider looks and functions exactly the way you want it to.

And, of course, make sure to choose an image slider that is mobile-friendly.

Mobile traffic now accounts for over 50% of all web traffic, so it’s essential that your website is optimized for mobile devices.

An image slider that is not mobile-friendly will cause your website to lose out on a significant amount of traffic — and potential customers.

Also Read: Methods to Create Product Videos for e-Commerce

4. Countdown Timer

A countdown timer is a great way to create a sense of urgency and encourage visitors to take action.

Countdown timers can be used for a variety of purposes, such as promoting sales or discounts or even counting down to the launch of a new product.

Just make sure you make the countdown timer visible but not intrusive.

You don’t want it to be the only thing visitors see on your website — but you do want it to be attention-grabbing.

5. Social Feed

A social media feed is a great way to keep your website visitors up-to-date on your latest posts, tweets, or Instagram photos.

It’s also a great way to encourage visitors to follow you on social media — which can help increase traffic to your website.

A robust social feed plugin will allow you to display your social media feed in a number of ways — from a simple list to a more complex grid.

That way, you can choose the display that best fits your overall website design.

There you have it! Those are five of the best plugins for setting up an eCommerce store.

Also Read: 5 Ways Video Content Contributes to Ecommerce Sales

With these plugins, you’ll be able to create a store that is both effective and visually appealing.

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