There’s a lot to keep in mind when you own an international business or are planning to do so. From the language difference, to international shipping options, and everything in between and more.
If you are working with a multilingual WooCommerce site, you’ll eventually have to make decisions regarding:
- Website language options
- Currency conversion
- Payment options
- How to increase sales
These decisions won’t go away on their own because they heavily depend on the kind of business you’re running and who and where your audience is. These decisions are made by adding and customizing WooCommerce plugins.
Here are 15 excellent plugins with the potential of taking a store to the next level.
This WooCommerce extension automatically creates a PDF invoice for you to send to your customers. You can start using it immediately with the basic template or create your own.
It is fully customizable, available in several languages, uses sequential invoice numbers, and you can generate PDF invoices in bulk.
The wishlist is one of the most powerful and popular tools in an ecommerce shop. With this amazing plugin, your clients can save products to a list and share them with their loved ones and even share them on social networks!
With the premium version you can send promotional emails to users who have added a specific product to their wishlist, your users will have an “ask for an estimate” button for their wishlist, and they’ll be able to create a manage as many wishlists as they want.
3 – AliDropship
This plugin for WooCommerce helps you manage a dropshipping business. With just one click you can import an item from AliExpress to your store.
It’s an all-in-one business solution, it works great and has many tools, you can access all your stats from one single control panel.
4 – LiveChat
With LiveChat your clients can contact you instantly through your website and ask questions in a chat mode. The process of asking and answering questions works in a familiar format and it speeds up the process, resulting in happier customers.
It works for many languages and the chat window adapts to their linguistic features. With this chat plugin you can understand your customers’ needs and give them the confidence to complete a purchase, which will lead to more closed deals.
WooCommerce Currency Switcher, also known as WOOCS, is a multi-currency switcher useful for letting your clients browse in their currency and, if they wish, also pay in it. It’s a suitable option for those looking to continue adapting their multilingual site for all their audiences.
The switcher is customizable and you can configure it so the rates update automatically. Another useful feature is that you can collect currency switching statistics such as currency, country and time of switching.
If you are looking to further customize the Checkout page, this is the plugin you are looking for. With WooCommerce Checkout Manager you’ll be able to re-order, rename, hide and extend Checkout fields within all sections.
Add custom fields, messages before or after the checkout form and more!
Integrate Order Tracking functionalities to your WooCommerce store instantly! Your WooCommerce can send shipment tracking notifications to your customer by email and create a live feed for the tracking information on the customer’s account section of your website.
It’s fully compatible with various shipping carriers which you can add and remove easily.
A fantastic plugin that makes all sorts of cost calculations based on the conditions you input. Calculating shipping costs is not easy but this plugin allows you to add multiple rules based on various conditions, you can add as many shipping rules as you need for different order destinations, weight and subtotal ranges. And you can even add conditional free shipping!
Veeqo’s shipping software helps you manage your store with the world’s leading shipping methods. Veeqo is a platform for retailers to automate their entire back office.
Don’t worry about ever losing track of an order, you can track the status of any customer order and package and use Amazon FBA to fulfil your orders.
This all in one tool is great to keep your inventory 100% accurate, manage orders and pack and ship.
This plugin is the perfect choice for business owners managing warehouses, multiple orders, and several stores.
10 – ConveyThis
This fantastic plugin allows you to turn your website into an SEO-friendly multilingual site in just a couple of minutes. It’s an instant solution that creates a base using neural network machine translation which you can edit with the handy visual editor.
ConveyThis is a game changing solution for any and all ecommerces as it helps increase search engine traffic and conversion rates from audiences all over the world.
It works seamlessly with WordPress sites and integrates perfectly with all kinds of layouts, plugins, and browsers, no need to know programming to use it!
Dropshipping is easy and smooth with WooCommerce Dropshipping. Increase your sales with less effort!
With just one plugin you can manage a dropshipping store, contact suppliers, import inventory, and assign inventory to specific suppliers.
This plugin will make partial and full refunds easier than ever before, not only for you but for your customers as well with a simple click of “request a refund”. Depending on the payment method, your clients can get instant refunds!
With WooCommerce Smart Refunder you don’t need to worry that the delay and complications will deter a client from ever making another purchase at your store.
Also known as Weight Country WooCommerce Shipping plugin is another plugin that can help you with the shipping process. Add conditions for the total weight and client’s country.
Display the estimated delivery date for your clients to make an informed decision. Calculate shipping costs for groups of countries, and factor several aspects into the cost calculation.
14 – WooCommerce Taxamo
The last plugin in this list makes EU VAT calculations a piece of cake. This plugin is destined to store owners with customers in Europe. Taxamo calculates the appropriate EU VAT rates based on your customer’s location and the products within their cart.
This WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin is an affordable and feature rich option for scaling your WooCommerce store to a subscription model. You can easily configure the plugin to create simple and variable subscriptions.
It also comes with a wide array of additional features including sign-up fee, free-trial, subscription synchronization, etc.
To sum up
All these plugins have great ratings and are very popular, but there are infinite more available. It’s possible that not all of these will help you run your store, but when choosing, remember where your store is now and where you want it to be so you make sure to install only those that make you more efficient and effective at increasing conversion rates.
You’ll probably want to start by adding ConveyThis, which will make your store more visible by increasing your SEO ratings and offering products in your visitor’s preferred language.