WooCommerce — one of the most popular E-commerce Plugins

The fact that most companies advertise themselves on the web means that there are a lot of eCommerce platforms available on the Internet and probably the most famous of them all is WooCommerce. It is an open source eCommerce plugin for WordPress which powers more than 60 million websites.

Created by Adii Pienaar, Magnus Jepson and Mark Forrester, it was first launched in 2008 as WooThemes, and it became WooCommerce on the 27th of September 2011. The plugin has hundreds of extensions which help people with paying, processing, shipping and subscribing.

More than 3 million users installed the latest WooCommerce version, which is available in 51 languages, making it easier to use for people from every part of the world. The popular web hosting platform WordPress advertises the plugin in the best way possible: “WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything, BEAUTIFULLY.”

That is true since you can really sell anything using the help that WooCommerce provides, with business and industry, shopping, arts and entertainment, internet and telecom, among the top categories. Duracell Lighting, Men’s Health Box, Designboom, Ripley’s, Vic Firth are among the most popular brands which use WooCommerce.

Another key component of WooCommerce is that it gives help and tips for SEO. Using the built-in analytics data and graphs that are available, it helps you track the flow of customers, getting a clear picture of how your business is doing.

WordPress WooCommerce plugins to the First Atlantic Commerce platform are available through several vendors including WebGold (, Quoviz ( and Tropical Web Shop (