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Envato Elements Now Includes WordPress Themes & Plugins!

If you work with WordPress, you’re in luck—WordPress themes and plugins are now included in an annual Envato Elements subscription. And what’s more, you can lock in a special introductory rate for a limited time. Read on for more details.

Adios theme on Envato Elements

What’s Included

Envato Elements already gives you unlimited downloads from a massive library of 400,000+ photos, graphics, templates, and other creative assets. Plus it gives you free access to more than 1,000 courses and 240 eBooks here on Envato Tuts+.

From today, you’ll still get all of that plus a curated collection of beautiful, premium WordPress themes and plugins. 

As with everything else on Envato Elements, this is an „all you can eat“ deal. You can download as many themes and plugins as you want, with no limits or credits to keep track of. And there’s a simple licensing system so that you know you’re covered for all of your projects.

Right now, there are over 190 top themes and 130 plugins available to choose from, and you can expect that number to grow as more authors join the platform and existing authors upload more items. 

WordPress Themes

There’s a wide range of premium themes on offer, whether you’re looking for a multipurpose theme suitable for a corporate audience or something more creative that would work for a blog or portfolio site. There are even niche themes for real estate sites, wedding sites and more—and of course, you can find e-commerce themes to help you make sales from your site.

Focuson theme on Envato Elements

WordPress Plugins

A well-designed theme is a great start, of course, but if you’re working with WordPress you’ll also need access to premium plugins to add the features and functionality you want.

Envato Elements has you covered here too, with a selection of powerful plugins to help you create booking and scheduling systems, contact forms, responsive menus, social media feeds, and more.

FlyFly WordPress plugin on Envato Elements

What It Costs

It’s important to understand that WordPress themes and plugins are only available with an annual subscription, not a monthly one. Usually, an Envato Elements subscription costs $29 a month, so the annual subscription will be $348 a year ($29 x 12).

However, for a limited time, you can save $120 on your subscription and sign up for just $228 (the equivalent of $19 a month). Remember, for that price you get not only the WordPress themes and plugins but also thousands of photos, fonts, graphics, templates and more. It’s a pretty special deal.

So head over to Envato Elements to see what’s on offer, and if you like what you see, sign up for an annual subscription to start making unlimited downloads. Don’t spend too long thinking about it, though, because this introductory deal won’t last forever!

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WordPress Live: Up and Running With WooCommerce


WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform on the web and the most popular way of bringing eCommerce to WordPress. If you’re creating an online store, you might be surprised at how easy it is to get up and running with WooCommerce!

In this free live stream course, Rachel McCollin will show you how to set up the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress. Follow along live on YouTube as she installs and configures a WooCommerce store.

Watch the course live to ask questions as you follow along!

If you can’t make it to the live stream, you always can watch the recorded course later on Envato Tuts+.

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How to Set Up a Scalable, E-Commerce-Ready WordPress Site Using ClusterCS

When a website, such as an online store, is at the core of your business, the site’s ability to serve customers through traffic spikes and sudden server failures can mean the difference between a big win and a frustrating loss. 

So, while setting up a single virtual server for the job is easier than ever, it’s worth taking a few moments to consider a high-availability cluster. In a cluster, instead of running everything on one machine, the different parts of the server architecture are handled by separate server instances. In such a setup, you can scale the server by adding more workers when the load grows and keep the server running even if one or more of the workers break for any reason.

When you are well prepared, you can stay assured that this year’s Black Friday sales or a sudden feature won’t bring your online store down.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use ClusterCS and Amazon Web Services to create a scalable cluster of servers and to use it to host a WordPress site for a WooCommerce-based e-commerce website.

1. Set Up Your ClusterCS Account

ClusterCS is a control panel for servers in the cloud. It brings the power of regular control panels to your virtual and dedicated servers, collecting them all behind a single interface. The tool was originally created for handling the hosting accounts managed by Soft Dreams, the company behind it, so it has been well tested in real-life production environments.

ClusterCS supports multi-server applications such as the e-commerce-optimized WordPress site we’ll build in this tutorial, as well as maintaining individual servers.

To get started, visit the ClusterCS website and create an account.

ClusterCS home page

A free account lets you manage a single server and up to five separate domains running on it. A cluster setup split on multiple servers requires a paid account, but many of the steps you’ll see in the tutorial are applicable also on a single-server setup.

2. Start Some Virtual Servers

As a cloud-based control panel, ClusterCS works with any virtual or dedicated server: you can use it to control servers on Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or even on a virtual machine running on your laptop.

In this tutorial, we’ll go with AWS. If you don’t have an AWS account yet, sign up for one. Then, sign in to the AWS Console to create the server instances for our website setup.

The setup we’ll create in this tutorial is as follows:

  • Load balancer (lb): This instance will be the outward-facing part of the cluster. It’ll also hold the files for your website.
  • Two (or more) application servers (app1, app2): These instances will run the web server. Having more than one application server makes the setup more resilient—if one goes down, the others can still serve the application’s pages. Also, adding more application servers is a quick way to respond to an increase in traffic.
  • Database server (db): Having the database separate from the app servers adds a level of security while making the database available for all servers using it.

Let’s get the servers up and running!

Step 1: Create a Security Group

When you launch servers for a cluster, it’s important to make sure they can talk to each other and that ClusterCS can reach them using SSH. 

At Amazon Web Services, firewall configuration is done using a Security Group. We’ll create one right at the beginning, but if you have connection troubles at any time, you can always return to verify and modify the settings. 

In the AWS EC2 Admin console’s left side menu, click on Security Groups. Then click on Create Security Group

In the popup that opens, give your security group a name and description. Then, click on Add Rule to add new rules one by one.

First, allow SSH access from the ClusterCS IP addresses 85.9.60.46/32 and 193.226.133.91/32. Then, allow HTTP and HTTPS access (ports 80 and 443) from everywhere so that your customers can access your website.

At this point, your security group setup will look like this:

Create Security Group

Click Create to save the changes.

Now that you have created the security group, it has an ID, which you can use to configure the access between your cluster’s server instances.

In the list of security groups, select the one you just created and open its Inbound tab. You’ll see the rules you just created. Copy the security group’s ID (a string starting with sg-) and click on the Edit button to modify the rules.

Add a new rule with the security group’s ID as the traffic source. You can either choose to allow all TCP traffic from this source or, if you prefer being more specific, use the following list of ports: 80, 443, 25, 110, 143, 465, 587, 993995, 2049, 111, 892, 662, 32803, 212049, 111, 892, 662, 32769, 80808081, and 8082.

At this point, your configuration will look like this:

Edit inbound rules

To be able to connect to the AWS instances from your computer, add an SSH rule for your IP. The AWS console has an option for this („My IP“), so you don’t need to look up your IP.

Add a rule for your IP address

Finally, to allow FTP access for uploading files to the server cluster, add ports 21 and  5050050900.

Once that’s done, you are ready to start some servers.

Step 2: Start Four AWS EC2 Server Instances

With your security group in place, it’s time to launch the AWS instances for the cluster. AWS gives you many options for customizing the virtual servers, but most of the time, the default options are a good choice.

Return to the EC2 Dashboard and click the Launch Instance button.

Launch instances

Clicking the button starts a seven-step wizard for launching the server. 

In Step 1, you get to select the base image for your virtual server. Pick the first option, Amazon Linux AMI, by clicking the Select button next to it.

In Step 2, choose an instance type that fits the needs of your website; a smaller instance won’t be able to handle as much traffic as a larger one, but a larger one will be more expensive. Consider the roles the machines will play in your cluster. For example, you can quickly add new application servers in response to an increase in server load, but adding database resources is much more difficult. That’s why it’s a good idea to run the database on a more powerful server with more memory than on the app servers.

In steps 3 to 5 of the Launch Wizard, go through the options to see if there’s anything you’d like to modify—but most likely, the default options will be good for your setup.

In Step 6, choose the option Select an existing security group, and choose the security group we defined above. 

Finally, review your settings and click Launch to start the instances.

Review your EC2 instance configuration

As the last step, AWS will ask you to specify and download an SSH key pair for accessing the servers.

Key pair configuration

Select the Create a new key pair option and enter a descriptive name for the key pair. Then click Download Key Pair to download the private key file. 

Save the key in a safe place on your computer. I like to place all my SSH keys in the  ~/.ssh directory, but you can choose any location.

Once you have downloaded the key, the Launch Instances button becomes clickable. Click on it, and wait a few minutes for the instances to start.

If you are starting instances one by one, repeat the process for the next instances until all four servers for the cluster are up and running.

The server instances are now up and running

Step 3: Attach Elastic IP Addresses to Your Instances

AWS assigns IP addresses to your instances when you start them. Stopping an instance releases its IP address. As ClusterCS relies on the server’s IP addresses to connect to them, this can lead to trouble if for any reason you need to restart your instances.

To get past this issue, you can use AWS’s Elastic IP Addresses feature. 

An Elastic IP address is a permanent IP address that you can attach to any of your server instances. By using that address in your ClusterCS configuration, you can keep it pointing to the instance even if the instance is stopped.

Click on Elastic IPs in the AWS Console’s left side menu. Then, click on the Allocate new address button.

Allocate new address

Select VPC as Scope, and click Allocate. An IP address is immediately allocated for you to use.

Associate Elastic IP address

Right click on the IP address, and select Associate Address to link the IP to an EC2 server instance. 

Associate address

Click on the Instance text field. Then, select an instance from a dropdown menu showing all your instances. Finally, click Associate. Repeat the process for the rest of your EC2 instances.

Now, your servers can be accessed using their Elastic IP address, even after they have been restarted.

Step 4: Verify That You Can Access the Servers

Once your EC2 instances are up and running, before moving to ClusterCS, it’s good to verify that you can connect to them.

First, change the SSH key’s permissions:

Next, look up the instance’s public IP address (IPv4 Public IP) from the EC2 Dashboard:

Find the instances Public IP address

Then, connect to it, for example using the command-line client (or PuTTY if you are using Windows):

If you have trouble connecting, return to the Security Group settings and make sure all of the required ports are accessible. 

When you see that you can connect to the server, you are ready to move over to ClusterCS to set up the software for the servers on your cluster.

3. Set Up the Server Cluster

The server instances are now up and running. It’s time to configure them to do their part in running your e-commerce website as parts of a multi-server cluster. We will do this using the ClusterCS control panel.

The ClusterCS admin is split into two parts: Servers and Domains.

Select Manage Servers

The Servers section defines the underlying system: the server configuration and the software running on the one or more machines that form it. The Domains part, which we’ll look into in a bit, specifies customer accounts and sites that run on top of the low-level configuration.

Step 1: Add Server Instances to the Cluster

Click on Manage Servers to start configuring the cluster. If you use the free version, you won’t be able to create a cluster, but the steps in setting up a single server are very similar to what we’ll do in this part of the tutorial.

Click on Add cluster

Click on Add Cluster

Then, on the next page, scroll down to the Add new server section. There, you’ll see some instructions, followed by a form.

Add a new server to the cluster

To add the first server to the cluster, fill the form with the following information: 

  • Server IP: The server’s public IP address. You can find it from the EC2 Dashboard.
  • SSH Port: 22
  • User: ec2-user
  • Login type: SSH key
  • Host Name: A name that makes it easy for you to keep track of what the machine does. The field is only used as an identifier, so you can use any name you like, for example, lb for the load balancer and app1 for the first application server, and so on.

When you choose „SSH key“ as the login type, a text area for entering the SSH key appears. Copy the contents of the .pem file you downloaded from AWS when starting the machines and paste it in this text area. Leave the SSH Key Password field empty.

Once all the data is in place, click Next.

ClusterCS will now connect to the server and verify that it matches the setup’s requirements. Once the check finishes, you’ll see the following results.

The server is OK for setup

Click on Add Server to Cluster Pool.

You’ll see that the server was added to the list of servers that are going to make up your cluster. 

Cluster server pool

Scroll down and repeat the process for the remaining three servers. 

Only then, click on Continue to Setup to configure the cluster and the services you wish to run on its different servers.

Step 2: Configure the Cluster

Now that all the servers are available for ClusterCS to use, you can start the fun part of choosing the roles for each of the servers. 

Cluster Setup

Give your setup a name and choose a recipe, a template configuration, to use as a basis for the configuration.

ClusterCS comes with an optimized starting point for PHP-based applications, called  Smart web server (optimized LAMP). On a single machine setup where the entire configuration runs on a single server, this recipe is ready to be used out of the box.

In a cluster setup, you will need to do a little more configuration.

Click Customize to open a detailed view. You will see the following list of „layers“, combinations of software modules that together give the servers their capabilities. All of the functionality within a layer can be configured, and you can also create new layers and add new applications to existing ones.

The layers forming your cluster configuration

Start from the first layer, Firewall, by clicking on the Manage link next to its title. You’ll see the following view for specifying the details of this layer. 

Configuring the Firewall layer

On the left side, you can choose which modules make up the layer (we’ll use the default set of modules, so you can leave that part as is). 

On the right side, you can select the servers that will run this layer. A firewall is something every server in the cluster needs to have, so select all four servers by clicking their names.

Then click Save to return to the cluster configuration view. Now, the Firewall layer looks like this:

Firewall configured to all servers in the cluster

Go through the rest of the layers in your cluster and create the following configuration:

Layer Servers
Firewall lb, db, app1, app2
Smart Traffic Manager lb
Webserver app1, app2
Database db
Email Not used, remove from configuration
Webmail Not used, remove from configuration
Storage lb, app1, app2
Utilities app1, app2

In this tutorial, there’s no need for email, so I removed the email-related layers from the configuration. If you want to use email in your setup, I suggest adding a separate server instance for it. That way, issues with your web server won’t interfere with your email or vice versa.

I activated the Storage layer on the load balancer machine as well as on the app servers. Later, when configuring the site, we’ll select the lb server as the one that holds its files. The two other machines will be mounted to it using NFS, so they too will have access to the data. This way, your website won’t be dependent on any single app server, and you can scale them up and down freely.

When everything looks good, click Save to save your configuration and start the installation process on the servers. 

Executing the cluster installation

The setup will take about 20 minutes to complete, depending on the size of your cluster.

4. Configure the Domain

You have now created a server cluster with a database server, two application servers, and a load balancer carefully routing traffic to the different instances. It’s time to start using the cluster by setting up a website to run on top of it.

Click on Domains in the ClusterCS top menu.

There are no domains yet

Then, click on Add Domain.

Add Domain

On this screen, you specify how the cluster (or a single server) is used for your domain. 

  • Domain Name: The domain name of your website. You can either configure the domain’s DNS settings outside of ClusterCS (point the domain to your load balancer instance’s public IP address) or check the Enable DNS Management option at the bottom of the screen and use ClusterCS’s name servers.
  • Username / Password: The username and password combination you (or your customer) will use to access the site using FTP.
  • Login Type: The method you want to use (or let your customers use) for accessing the server. You will still be able to connect to the underlying AWS instances using the SSH key method, but that’s probably not something you want your customers or other site admins to do.
  • Server: The server or server cluster the domain will run on. Pick the cluster you just created.
  • Storage Location: The server on which the site’s files will be stored. Pick the load balancer server (e.g. lb WooCommerce Cluster) as explained earlier.
  • Entry Point: The server instance in the cluster through which traffic comes to your website. This should point to the load balancer instance which can direct the traffic to the correct servers within the cluster.
  • IP: The public IP of the load balancer

When the setup looks good, click Add.

The domain is being added

Once the orange „In progress“ text changes to „Active,“ the domain is ready to be used. This step usually only takes a few minutes.

Optional: Configure SSL

On any website that handles sensitive customer information, such as people’s orders in an online store, it’s recommended to use SSL to encrypt the traffic between the user and the server.

Using ClusterCS, SSL is easy to set up. In the Domains dashboard, click on SSL. You’ll see three different ways for configuring SSL.

SSL Options

We’ll go with Let’s Encrypt, a free, widely trusted certificate authority backed by big organizations such as Mozilla and created to speed up the web’s move to secure browsing.

Click on Install Let’s Encrypt to start the setup.

Generate Lets Encrypt Certificate

Give the certificate a name, enter your email address, and select the domain names you want to create certificates for. Check the Auto renew checkbox so you will always have a valid SSL certificate.

Then click the Start button, accept the confirmation popup that shows up, and wait for the certificate generation to complete.

When the certificate is ready, you’ll see a screen with its information. 

The Lets Encrypt certificate is ready

The Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate is now ready to use. 

Configure the server cluster’s firewall to allow access to the load balancer from port 443, and your website is ready to accept HTTPS traffic.

On the Servers dashboard, next to your cluster, click Firewall. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page to add a new rule. 

Add New Firewall Rule

Set up the new firewall rule using the following information:

  • Server: lb (your load balancer instance)
  • Protocol: any
  • State: ANY
  • Source IP: any
  • (Source) Port Spectrum: All
  • Destination IP: any
  • (Destination) Port Spectrum: Exact
  • Port: 443
  • Action: Allow
  • Active: Checked

Click on the Add button to add the configuration and then on the Apply button to execute the changes in your server cluster.

5. Set Up WordPress

You are now ready to set up WordPress. The beauty of this ClusterCS setup is that, even though you are using multiple servers, the installation isn’t different from what you’d do with a single server or shared hosting.

Step 1: Create a Database for Your E-Commerce Site

Start by creating the database. In the Domains dashboard, select Databases. Then, click on Add Database.

On the next page, enter a name for your database (for example, wordpress), and click Create.

Create a database

On the next page, you’ll notice that the database has now been added.

Databases

Click on the Add New User button to create a new user. 

When the setup asks you to choose the host the database user can connect the database from, select Anyhost. This will allow the application servers to connect to the database, even though they are running on separate servers.

When you have added the user, click on Associate next to the user’s name to give the user access to that database.

Associate Database User

On the next page, you will be able to choose the permissions for the user in this database. Click on Check All to give the user full access to the database. Then, click on Associate User to apply these changes.

Select permissions for the database user

The database is now ready to be used. 

Step 2: Install WordPress 

Download the latest WordPress version and use FTP (using the username and password you specified when creating the domain) to upload it to your new site. If you have already configured your DNS settings, connect to your domain’s URL. You can also use the load balancer instance’s public IP address.

Upload WordPress using FTP

When you have uploaded WordPress to your site’s public_html directory, open the website’s URL in your browser and run the WordPress installation.

WordPress Database Setup

Use the following database information:

  • Database Name: The name of the database you just created.
  • Username: The name of the database user you just created.
  • Password: The password you selected for the database user.
  • Database Host: The private IP of your db server instances. You will find this information on the AWS EC2 Dashboard. Private IP addresses are used for server-to-server communication within the Amazon virtual private cloud.

When your WordPress installation is ready, continue by setting up WooCommerce and any other plugins and themes you want to use on your e-commerce site. 

Then, come back for some final optimizations, and to learn how to scale your cluster up and down.

6. Use ClusterCS to Optimize Your WordPress Setup

You have now configured a multi-server WordPress website on ClusterCS. The site is secure, stable, well organized, and easily scalable. But what exactly do you do when your online store or other website gets a lot of traffic and it’s time to scale the service up?

Step 1: Add App Servers

This is where you’ll see the power of a cluster setup: thanks to the work we did up front, when you need more processing power, you can simply add more servers to the cluster.

First, launch a new server instance on AWS, making sure it uses the same SSH key pair and belongs to the same security group as the other servers in the cluster.

Then, in the ClusterCS Manage Servers dashboard, click Manage to update your cluster’s preferences.

Scroll all the way down, and click on Add Servers.

Add Servers

Repeat the steps for adding a server to the cluster pool from above. 

Adding a new machine to the cluster

Click Continue to setup and configure the layers for the server. Select all the same software as on the app1 and app2 servers. Then click Save to apply the changes and wait until the configuration finishes. 

Your website is now running on three application servers instead of two. 

Step 2: Caching

As easy as adding new servers to the cluster is, it’s not the only thing you can do to respond to growing server requirements. In the Speed section of the ClusterCS Domains dashboard, you can configure rules for how requests coming to your website should be handled.

The ClusterCS Speed Tab

As you used the „Smart web server“ recipe to start the cluster, you already have some optimizations in place: while PHP traffic is handled by Apache, there is a rule, „Static files to Lighttpd“, that tells the load balancer to route requests for static files such as images to Lighttpd to take some load off Apache.

Below that rule, you’ll notice a section for configuring your own configuration sets. 

There are many things you can do with this tool, but we’ll look at one of the most effective ones: caching a single page using Nginx. 

Fill in the following information:

  • Set name: Give your configuration a descriptive name, for example „Cache Shop Front Page“.
  • Operator: Select if all of the conditions need to be matched for the rule to apply (and) or if it’s enough if just one does (or).
  • Conditions: Add as many conditions as you need for specifying the rule. You can create your conditions based on path, cookies, IP, method, referrer, user agent, or dynamic values. In this case, choose path and ends_with, and type the shop page’s path—for example, /shop. Then click Add.
  • Action: Choose the action to do for requests matching these conditions. To cache the shop page, choose cache_with as the action and Smart Traffic Manager / Nginx as its parameter.

Click Add Set. Then, click Execute to apply the changes to your server cluster.

Now, the page will be cached using Nginx, which means that less time is spent on running PHP requests on the Apache server.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you learned how to use ClusterCS to set up a cluster of AWS servers and a WordPress site on top of it. We also looked at ways of scaling the site up and down as well as configuring caching to handle big traffic spikes.

As you saw, these steps can also be applied to smaller, one-server setups, or alternatively, if you want to dig deeper into the details of your setup, ClusterCS has more options for that too.

Visit the ClusterCS website and Knowledge Base to learn more. The ClusterCS staff is also always ready to answer your questions and help you with your server setup.

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New Course on WordPress Conditional Tags

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What You’ll Be Creating

In our new Coffee Break Course, WordPress Coding Basics: Conditional Tags, you’ll learn all about conditional tags in WordPress: what they are and how to use them. 

List of conditional tags in WordPress

Envato Tuts+ instructor Rachel McCollin will show you how conditional tags can help you cut down on the number of different templates in your theme and also make your plugin logic more straightforward. Along the way, you’ll get to practice using conditional tags in a simple plugin.

Watch the introduction below to find out more.

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You can take our new Coffee Break Course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. 

Plus you now get unlimited downloads from the huge Envato Elements library of 300,000+ creative assets. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

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10 Best Email & MailChimp WooCommerce Plugins

It comes as no surprise that WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform on the web. Built on the success of WordPress, this combination has become an online knockout punch for eCommerce entrepreneurs.

And while the vanilla version of WooCommerce packs a lot of punch and includes a surprising number of helpful features for a free download, its robust foundation lends itself to an amazing array of possibilities found in plugins specifically tailored for WooCommerce.

One of my favorite, and usually first, ways to level up WooCommerce is integrating MailChimp. Here are the ten best email and MailChimp WooCommerce Plugins you’ll want to consider adding today:

1. WooChimp – WooCommerce MailChimp Integration

WooChimp – WooCommerce MailChimp Integration is so much more than a „subscribe to our newsletter“ during checkout. This MailChimp WooCommerce plugin is the ultimate in WooCommerce MailChimp integration. It’s overflowing with features.

WooChimp - WooCommerce MailChimp Integration

So many features:

  • integrates with MailChimp’s Advanced Autoresponders
  • signup fields associated with MailChimp merge tags
  • previously unsubscribed customers skipped
  • Advanced Campaign Targeting enabled
  • new customers automatically added
  • Ecommerce360 support
  • advanced reporting
  • widget shortcode
  • and much more

Enjoy full MailChimp integration with the WooChimp – WooCommerce MailChimp Integration plugin.

2. WooCommerce MailChimp Discount

Don’t just install a MailChimp subscription popup solution, install the WooCommerce MailChimp Discount plugin. This plugin gives your WooCommerce store a subscription popup that’s highly effective for building an email list, but does so with an incentive. New subscribers receive a coupon code!

WooCommerce Mailchimp Discount

„WooCommerce MailChimp Discount helps you to easily make your MailChimp list healthy by providing a one time discount when someone subscribes to your MailChimp list.“

Features include:

  • uses the native WooCommerce coupon generator system
  • generates unique coupon codes for each signup
  • easily customized to match your website
  • option to disable popups
  • set expiration excludes
  • excludes sale items
  • and more

Popups are great, but sometimes you need to keep things static. The WooCommerce MailChimp Discount plugin also includes widgets and supports shortcodes. This MailChimp WooCommerce plugin is an excellent addition to any online store.

3. WooCommerce Autoresponder

Leveraging an autoresponder system like this is a great tool for online commerce. Not only does the WooCommerce Autoresponder plugin support MailChimp, it also supports eight other top-tier email marketing systems: Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, Infusionsoft, and others.

WooCommerce Autoresponder

Some of the features include:

  • automatically add customers when an order is created or completed
  • add customers to multiple autoresponders
  • product level autoresponder configuration
  • single opt-in checkout
  • and more

WooCommerce Autoresponder is an easy, straightforward way to integrate an email autoresponder system into WooCommerce.

4. WooCommerce Price Notification

This is one of the more sales-centric WooCommerce plugins, and it uses MailChimp in a very powerful way. The WooCommerce Price Notification plugin notifies customers when a certain product price drops. Users sign up to receive notifications on specific products, so then store owners can use that information to make informed sales decisions.

WooCommerce Price Notification

Includes helpful features such as:

  • includes availability checking, so if it’s out of stock, emails are not sent
  • customize everything about your email template
  • logged-in users can manage notifications
  • disable notifications for select products
  • enable confirmation emails
  • and more

Transform information about a product’s price into sales with the WooCommerce Price Notification plugin.

5. WooCommerce Checkout Newsletter – MailChimp

Here’s a great way to synchronize your WooCommerce customer information with your MailChimp list. With the WooCommerce Checkout Newsletter – MailChimp, you can easily field map your WooCommerce checkout fields to MailChimp.

WooCommerce Checkout Newsletter - MailChimp

„Install the plugin within seconds and you will have the power to select which WooCommerce customer fields you wish to save the data from in MailChimp. With this data you can then create targeted emails to send out to your database using MailChimp.“

Simple, easy to use, but very powerful, the WooCommerce Checkout Newsletter – MailChimp should always be considered for a WooCommerce store.

6. WooCommerce to Autoresponders Email Syncing

Also integrating with many other top email marketing solutions, the WooCommerce to Autoresponders Email Syncing plugin will sync email addresses used for WooCommerce orders with specific autoresponders that have been configured.

WooCommerce to Autoresponders Email Syncing

Also supports:

  • Infusionsoft
  • GetResponse
  • Imnicamail
  • iContact
  • Sendreach
  • AWeber
  • Klick-Tipp

With very little configuration, you’ll have the WooCommerce to Autoresponders Email Syncing plugin up and running.

7. Category Based MailChimp List For WooCommerce

While finding new customers for new sales is always important, it’s easy to overlook selling your products to the customers you already have. A WooCommerce plugin like the Category Based MailChimp List For WooCommerce makes marketing products to your current customers much easier.

Category Based Mailchimp List For WooCommerce

You can:

  • send emails to customers solely based on purchases they’ve made from specific categories
  • send promotions on a product from a different category based on previous purchases
  • update customers on new products from their category of interest

Some of the features include:

  • prompt users or add them automatically when making purchases
  • integrates directly with MailChimp lists you’ve created
  • enable or disable double opt-in
  • welcome email option
  • and more

The Category Based MailChimp List For WooCommerce is a great plugin to market your products to those who already like what you have to sell.

8. WooCommerce Coupon Registration Overlay

The WooCommerce Coupon Registration Overlay adds a few different features together, making it a rather useful MailChimp WooCommerce plugin. Easily set up and send new registered users a coupon before they make their first sale. And if that wasn’t great enough, it will sync your user registrations to MailChimp.

WooCommerce Coupon Registration Overlay

Helpful features include:

  • optional pop-up overlay for the registration form
  • redirect users after the form is submitted
  • custom image overlay
  • shortcode support
  • and more

Whether you require users to be registered before viewing your online store or not, the WooCommerce Coupon Registration Overlay is a great way to build your mailing list and make sales.

9. WooCommerce Email Autoresponder Pro

With ten different autoresponders integrated into this plugin, the WooCommerce Email Autoresponder Pro is more than just a great way to connect MailChimp to WooCommerce; it supports many other notable email marketing solutions as well. This plugin has the option to solely capture a customer email or capture the email and add the name to the autoresponder of your choice.

WooCommerce Email Autoresponder Pro

Also supports:

  • Campaign Monitor
  • AWeber
  • Constant Contact
  • GetResponse
  • iContact
  • ActiveCampaign
  • SendInBlue
  • SendLane
  • Benchmark

Easily add customers to an email list and autoresponder with the WooCommerce Email Autoresponder Pro plugin.

10. WooDrill – Mandrill For WooCommerce

Most WordPress-centric hosting solutions do not include an email server. And if your webhost does provide email, it is often not recommended to use the same server for your website and your email. A third-party solution is almost always the best route.

So what about the email that WordPress generates? All those emails that it sends—from lost passwords to WooCommerce customer orders?

This is why using something like WooDrill – Mandrill For WooCommerce to connect your WordPress site to a service like Mandrill is a great way to go.

WooDrill - Mandrill For WooCommerce

Features include:

  • tracking statics for open rates and click tracking
  • supports Multisite installs
  • view sent emails
  • email analytics
  • and more

By combining many of the MailChimp and WooCommerce plugins listed here with WooDrill – Mandrill For WooCommerce, you’ll build a powerful online eCommerce solution that will give your business the edge it needs.

Conclusion

MailChimp is not the only email marketing solution. Some of the aforementioned plugins also include support for Constant Contact, AWeber, iContact, and others. MailChimp tends to be a crowd favorite, so you’ll find far more WooCommerce integrations leaning towards MailChimp.

That being said, it’s important to consider all things when picking the right email marketing solution. At the same time, there’s nothing that says you can’t try out something different and make the switch if it fits your needs better.

The biggest takeaway, in my opinion, is that while WordPress, WooCommerce, and MailChimp can all be powerful eCommerce tools, combining them has an exponential effect that cannot be ignored.

What is your favorite WooCommerce and email marketing combination?

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Best Affiliate WooCommerce Plugins Compared

WooCommerce and WordPress have become a powerful combination for online commerce. Leveraging these two is the perfect combination for selling physical products, digital goods, and services online. It’s certainly no accident that it has become „the most customizable eCommerce platform for building your online business.“

But having the most awesome WooCommerce storefront and the best products may not be all you need to find online business success. You may want to consider an affiliate program to help spread the word and get your business in front of as many eyes as you can.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the best affiliate WooCommerce plugins and how they compare.

Affiliate WooCommerce Plugins You’re Looking For

The following affiliate WooCommerce plugins are what you would usually find in an affiliate solution. There is some deviation among these, but nothing too extreme. You’ll find differences in their feature sets and approaches. From simple to robust, to earning points to multilevel referrals, these are the affiliate WooCommerce plugins you were probably looking for.

Ultimate Affiliate Pro WordPress Plugin

Let’s start with the Ultimate Affiliate Pro WordPress Plugin.

It is easily one of the most robust affiliate WooCommerce plugins as it is integrated with WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, PayPal, and Stripe, and it includes a robust feature set to get your own affiliate program up and running.

Ultimate Affiliate Pro WordPress Plugin

You’ll find all sorts of useful features such as:

  • performance bonuses and banner management
  • unlimited affiliates and special offers
  • rankings and commission levels
  • referrals and social shares
  • PayPal and Stripe Payouts
  • and much, much more

This is one of the best affiliate WooCommerce plugins you’ll find on Envato Market.

If this all wasn’t impressive enough, this also includes free login, register, and account page templates; and connects with the top email marketing platforms like MailChimp, Constant Contact, and many more.

Ultimate Affiliate Pro WordPress Plugin is the ultimate affiliate WordPress plugin.

WooCommerce-Probox

If you’re looking for something a little more WooCommerce centric that offers a unique approach to affiliates, here’s a WordPress plugin you’ll want to check out.

„Your users and visitors can customize the look of the products’ widget to place it into their own web sites and pages by simply copying a line of code into their web pages.“

So instead of providing an affiliate link, you can make a widget generator for users to create custom snippets to be placed and embedded into their website for referrals.

Woocommerce-Probox

Features include:

  • place your widget generator with a simple shortcode
  • add to cart button widget option
  • visual widget options
  • and more

The Woocommerce-Probox takes a clever approach, taking your affiliate program beyond the affiliate link.

WooCommerce Multilevel Referral Plugin

Interested in building a strong referral chain?

The WooCommerce Multilevel Referral Plugin allows affiliates to earn credit points while their followers purchase your products from the existing online store.

Build your affiliate perks through sales.

WooCommerce Multilevel Referral Plugin

Features you’ll find here:

  • set custom credit and redemption limits
  • full admin reporting of registered users
  • global or product specific settings
  • shortcode support
  • and much more

This is a multilevel referral system for WooCommerce, something that’s outside of the typical affiliate transactional system.

WooCommerce Multilevel Referral Plugin is unique in approach and may be exactly what you’re looking for.

SUMO Affiliates – WooCommerce Affiliate System

The SUMO Affiliates – WooCommerce Affiliate System is simple and straightforward.

Its approach is on point:

„…logged in users can apply and become Affiliates and promote the products in the site. Whenever a user purchases a product by using an Affiliate Link, the Affiliate associated with the link will earn commission for the purchase.“

SUMO Affiliates - WooCommerce Affiliate System

This solid solution works with WooCommerce supported themes and also includes:

  • CSV export for unpaid commissions
  • translation and WPML ready
  • affiliate cookie validator
  • affiliate link generator
  • highly customizable
  • affiliate applications
  • affiliate dashboard
  • and much more

If you’re just looking for an affiliate WooCommerce plugin, look no further.

The SUMO Affiliates – WooCommerce Affiliate System hits all the right marks.

Add Some Amazon?

WooCommerce is an excellent platform for selling digital and physical products with WordPress. Adding an affiliate system is an excellent way to increase your reach around the web and reward those who are funneling more sales your way.

But what if you sold your own products and became an affiliate yourself?

RelaZone – Related Amazon Products

By using the RelaZone – Related Amazon Products affiliate WooCommerce plugin, you can advertise Amazon related products with your WooCommerce products.

This solution can be used on any WordPress site, blogs included, but this solution could be a great way to augment your own products.

RelaZone - Related Amazon Products

Features include:

  • post, page, store product display options
  • six front-end templates included
  • Amazon Affiliate compatible
  • link products to keywords
  • 90-day cookies
  • and more

Get some Amazon affiliate traffic on your WordPress site with RelaZone – Related Amazon Products.

Going Fully Affiliate

I’ve always thought of WooCommerce as being a physical and digital marketplace for those creating a product or offering a service.

But that’s not what it is limited to. It can also be used for affiliates.

Let’s face it, Amazon and other marketplaces are full of everything. So what if you offered a niche of particular products? A curation of the tidal wave that comes your way with every product search?

By using the power of WordPress, WooCommerce, and some of the following plugins, you can create a niche portal that has the look, feel, and convenience of a WooCommerce shopping experience, while serving users products from Amazon, Walmart, and others.

WooAffiliates – WordPress Plugin

Of all the affiliate WooCommerce WordPress plugins, this is the most robust of the bunch.

WooAffiliates – WordPress Plugin draws from some of the biggest online names, including Amazon, eBay, and our very own Envato Market.

WooAffiliates - WordPress Plugin

Earn commissions from all, some, or simply one. Features include:

  • easy product import
  • advance search
  • geotargeting
  • bulk import
  • and more

Join the biggest affiliate networks and then get started with the WooAffiliates – WordPress Plugin.

WordPress Monetize Now

You’re using Envato right now. You’ve searched and found your favorites, so why not build out your own affiliate site?

You’ll want to use WordPress Monetize Now.

„It also connects to your Envato account and right in your WordPress admin you’ll have all the statistics of your account and the last statement.“

WordPress Monetize Now

Features include:

  • for both Envato authors and non-authors
  • all-in-one shortcode generator
  • official Envato API v3
  • real-time stats
  • and more

WordPress Monetize Now will help you monetize now!

WPCJ Pro – WooCommerce CJ Affiliate WordPress Plugin

WPCJ Pro – WooCommerce CJ Affiliate WordPress Plugin will convert your WooCommerce store into an affiliate website by CJ.com.

WPCJ Pro - WooCommerce CJ Affiliate WordPress Plugin

Some features include:

  • cron job scheduling
  • automatic import
  • import options
  • and more

Are you a CJ affiliate?

WPCJ Pro – WooCommerce CJ Affiliate WordPress Plugin is your best bet.

Walmart to WooCommerce Affiliate

Just behind Amazon, you’ve got another big player in the online commerce and affiliate game: Walmart.

Wire up your affiliate WooCommerce store with the easy to use Walmart to WooCommerce Affiliate plugin.

Walmart to WooCommerce Affiliate

„Earn Commission by redirecting to Walmart from your WooCommerce site using Walmart affiliate link share id.“

Import products from Walmart into your WooCommerce site based on keyword search.

It’s that simple.

If you’re interested in building your own Walmart affiliate store, Walmart to WooCommerce Affiliate is exactly what you want.

WooCommerce eBay Product Import Manager

WooCommerce eBay Product Import Manager sets up your affiliate site using the eBay Affiliate with eBay Partner Network.

WooCommerce Ebay Product Import Manager

Import products with

  • item and category URLs
  • store and seller name
  • keyboard
  • IDs
  • and more

Start earning commission as an eBay affiliate with WooCommerce eBay Product Import Manager.

Conclusion

Offering an affiliate program for your products and services is an excellent way to leverage grassroots advertisers and help identify where you may want to give more attention. Envato Market offers some solid and unique solutions that are worth serious consideration.

Diving into this comparison of the different affiliate WooCommerce plugins, I was surprised to find affiliate WooCommerce plugins that were built with affiliates in mind. It was honestly something I had never thought of before.

If you’re looking to start your own affiliate program or you’re an affiliate yourself, you’re likely to find the best affiliate WooCommerce plugin here.

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20 Best Shipping & Pricing WooCommerce Plugins

With almost a third of all online stores running WooCommerce, it has become a powerful tool for online business. Once you begin to use it, you quickly see why it is the most popular eCommerce platform on the web.

Using WooCommerce in its vanilla form is great. It hasn’t climbed to these kinds of heights without being a powerful tool or a solution that isn’t complete. But because it has such a large userbase and it is flexible, the number of plugins that can augment WooCommerce is almost breathtaking. Building a more custom, robust, useful, and profitable business using WooCommerce is easier now than ever before.

One great way to level up your eCommerce build is to add new ways to handle pricing and shipping. There’s a great diversity of products being sold online, so it only makes sense that the ways in which they are priced and shipped are highly diverse as well.

To help build a better experience for both shopkeepers and customers, here are 20 best shipping and pricing WooCommerce plugins.

Let’s start with pricing:

Pricing WooCommerce Plugins

Adding pricing plugins to your WordPress WooCommerce-powered website is a great idea. Sure, running vanilla WooCommerce is just fine, but when you begin to dig into these different pricing plugins you’ll begin to see how much more power your sales platform can have. Not only for more sales, but to run a better business.

Here are several different pricing WooCommerce plugins that are worth considering:

1. WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing & Discounts

WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing & Discounts is an excellent all-in-one solution. It includes enough features and options to replace multiple tools. This can handle sales, special offers, bulk pricing, bundles, wholesale, loyalty programs, and so much more. There are thousands of different combinations ready for you to try!

WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing  Discounts

Features include:

  • dynamic pricing adjustments
  • conditional cart discounts
  • location-based pricing
  • and more

The WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing & Discounts is one of the most robust—if not the best—pricing WooCommerce plugins.

2. WooCommerce Wholesale Pricing

The WooCommerce Wholesale Pricing is the solution for those looking to include wholesale pricing. How it works is simple and straightforward. An extra wholesale price field is added, and based on the user role, this price is displayed. User roles and other options can be set.

WooCommerce Wholesale Pricing

Features include:

  • minimum and maximum checkout quantities
  • multiple roles for different pricing
  • simple and variable products
  • and more

Need wholesale pricing? You’ll undoubtedly want WooCommerce Wholesale Pricing.

3. WooCommerce Prices By User Role

If you want different prices for different users, WooCommerce Prices By User Role is a great pricing WooCommerce plugin.

„Prices By User Role provides the customer dynamic pricing so that products can be offer at different prices for different customer groups.“

Memberships, wholesale, affiliates—this WordPress plugin can handle it.

WooCommerce Prices By User Role

Features include:

  • role-based discounts and markups
  • hide prices for users per product
  • CSV product imports
  • WPML compatible
  • and more

For role-based pricing variables, the WooCommerce Prices By User Role pricing WooCommerce plugin is stellar.

4. WooCommerce Deposits – Partial Payments Plugin

WooCommerce Deposits – Partial Payments Plugin is designed for partial payment integration in WooCommerce. Customers can log in to pay the remaining amount, and the initial payment can be set up as a fixed price or percentage. It’s also a great plugin to combine with WooCommerce Bookings.

WooCommerce Deposits - Partial Payments Plugin

Features include:

  • automatic email reminders for remaining payments
  • custom messages when the deposit option is used
  • accept or force deposits in your store
  • full WPML support
  • and more

There’s nothing partial about WooCommerce Deposits – Partial Payments Plugin. It’s fully ready for your WooCommerce site.

5. WooCommerce Quote

The WooCommerce Quote plugin is simple: convert your customer’s cart into a PDF price quote in a single click.

This is absolutely perfect for service-based businesses. You can conduct commerce on your website while collecting payment and performing services face to face.

WooCommerce Quote

Features include:

  • convert cart contents to a downloadable price quote
  • adds „download quote“ button
  • easy to set up

The WooCommerce Quote plugin serves a very narrow niche and does it very well.

6. WooCommerce Pay Your Price

The WooCommerce Pay Your Price WooCommerce pricing plugin has multiple uses. It can be used to accept donations, create a unique sales experience, or test the marketability of your products.

The concept is simple: users pay their own price.

Of course, there are several features that give you the flexibility to tweak it to fit your specific needs.

WooCommerce Pay Your Price

Features include:

  • use for simple products, subscriptions, and variable products
  • control minimum, recommended, and maximum prices
  • translation and WPML compatible
  • highly customizable
  • and more

WooCommerce Pay Your Price is a great plugin for nonprofits and the business-minded alike!

7. Easy Pricing Tables WordPress Plugin

What would a look at the best shipping and pricing WooCommerce plugins be without some kind of mention of a good pricing table WordPress plugin?

The Easy Pricing Tables WordPress Plugin includes a lot of flair that’ll help you craft a pricing table that not only matches your website well, but helps you funnel sales like a boss.

„With this Pricing Table plugin you can build your pricing table with few clickable actions into a great preview simulator.“

Easy Pricing Tables WordPress Plugin

Features include:

  • Visual Composer integration
  • 10 predefined colors
  • 9 content elements
  • shortcode support
  • 10 pricing themes
  • over 120 ribbons
  • 5 hover effects
  • over 100 icons
  • and more

Easy Pricing Tables WordPress Plugin makes it easy to build a pricing table worth clicking on.

8. Smart Currency Converter for WooCommerce

If you’re selling online, chances are you’ve had to think about international sales at some point. For those selling digital goods, the ability to sell internationally becomes even easier, as you simply need to assemble the right kind of digital tools together to sell outside of your own country.

The Smart Currency Converter for WooCommerce is one of those tools you’re going to need.

Smart Currency Converter for WooCommerce

„Widget for visitor’s to select their preferred currency. If widget is not added, Auto-detected currency will be used.“

Features include:

  • translation ready with a .po file that includes placeholders
  • mobile friendly and lightweight design
  • updated exchange rates
  • and more

Convert more international sales with the Smart Currency Converter for WooCommerce.

Shipping WooCommerce Plugins

Pricing plugins are great, but there are actually more shipping WooCommerce plugins to consider. Sales is sexy, but who wants to talk about shipping? In actuality, shipping is where more money can be saved and customers feel more empowered. And if customers are paying less for shipping, that gives them more money to spend on your products, instead of sending money to the shipping company.

Here are several different shipping plugins that approach shipping in many different ways. I’m sure you’ll find something that fits your need.

9. WooShip – WooCommerce Shipping Plugin

If you’re interested in leveling up your shipping, WooShip – WooCommerce Shipping Plugin is your best bet. You’re not going to find ultra unique features or fill a unique niche found in these other plugins.

What you will find, however, is a powerful shipping extension for WooCommerce.

WooShip - WooCommerce Shipping Plugin

Features include:

  • charge based on cart, class, weight, product, or quantity
  • shipping zones based on country, state, or postcode
  • over 20 different configurable conditions
  • multiple conditional shipping methods
  • and more

The WooShip – WooCommerce Shipping Plugin will take your WooCommerce store to the next level.

10. Shipping Details Plugin for WooCommerce

This is a great feature to add for your customers; a great way to build customer loyalty. The Shipping Details Plugin for WooCommerce allows customers to enter a shipment tracking number and track their order—as well as email when the order is marked complete.

Shipping Details Plugin for WooCommerce

Features include:

  • support up to 5 tracking numbers per order
  • includes courier details via email
  • supports 140 couriers
  • and more

Provide shipping and tracking details directly to your customers using the Shipping Details Plugin for WooCommerce.

11. WooCommerce Dropshippers

Dropshipping isn’t something every WooCommerce website is going to need.

But if you do?

You’ll want WooCommerce Dropshippers.

WooCommerce Dropshippers

„For every sale made, the dropshipper will receive a mail notification with the customer’s address where to ship the goods. After the shipment is complete, the dropshipper will be able to notify the store admin of the completed operation.“

Features include:

  • integrated currency converter for dropshippers
  • PayPal payment and earnings tracker
  • dropshipper notification of sales
  • notification for order evasion
  • send store slips to clients
  • robust admin features
  • custom dashboard
  • and more

WooCommerce Dropshippers is the dropshipping shipping plugin for WooCommerce.

12. WooCommerce Shipping Tracking

Let your customers easily track their orders with the WooCommerce Shipping Tracking plugin.

„You will be able to associate to every order a shipping company and a tracking number.“

This shipping tracking offers more features than the aforementioned tracking plugin, with deeper customization and a more modern interface.

WooCommerce Shipping Tracking

Features include:

  • tracking codes sent via email and included on order details page
  • create your own shipping company tracking URLs
  • optional delivery date fields in checkout page
  • over 40 shipping companies
  • multiple shipping tracking
  • and more

WooCommerce Shipping Tracking offers tight integration with WooCommerce and a great service to customers.

13. Table Rate Shipping for WooCommerce

Set up your own list of conditions and costs used to determine shipping options for your customers using the Table Rate Shipping for WooCommerce.

„This table rate method for WooCommerce has the ability to add multiple rates for a given customer based on a variety of conditions set by admin. These can include shipping destination, cart subtotal, item shipping class, price, weight, and so much more.“

Not only is it one of the best table rate shipping plugins for WooCommerce, it’s one of the best shipping WooCommerce plugins.

Table Rate Shipping for WooCommerce

Features include:

  • create multiple instances and options per method and add shipping titles and descriptions
  • add conditions like price, quantity, weight, dimensions, shipping class, categories, specific products, and dates
  • numerous cost types include flat, percentage, as well as different multipliers
  • package grouping by order, item, or class
  • translation and WPML ready
  • and more

If you know anything about table rate shipping, you know you’re going to want Table Rate Shipping for WooCommerce.

14. WooCommerce E-Commerce Bundle Rate Shipping

What about bundles? There’s a WooCommerce shipping plugin for that.

The WooCommerce E-Commerce Bundle Rate Shipping plugin makes it easy to extend special shipping rates when customers purchase multiple items.

WooCommerce E-Commerce Bundle Rate Shipping

„You can also add additional layers for each category, adding a degree of complexity that you may find suitable for your store’s situation. For example, if you sell books, you could charge $5 for the first book, $2 for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th books, and nothing for any additional books purchased.“

Features include:

  • create different rates for different categories or shipping classes
  • set up different rates for different countries
  • easily integrates with WooCommerce
  • and more

Setting up bundle shipping rates is a great way to help your customers save money on shipping and help you make more sales.

The WooCommerce E-Commerce Bundle Rate Shipping plugin is perfect for it.

15. WooCommerce Multiple Customer Addresses

Allowing customers to have more than one address associated with their profile can be very handy. If you only allow one address, it’s a bother for users who may want to send a gift to a friend or loved one, as they have to „update“ their address details to send the shipment to any other place than their personal address.

WooCommerce Multiple Customer Addresses shatters that bothersome mechanic and allows customers to associate multiple addresses to their profile!

WooCommerce Multiple Customer Addresses

Features include:

  • apply different addresses for different products in the same cart
  • switch billing and shipping addresses in the checkout
  • a customer can add, edit, and delete addresses
  • EU VAT optional field
  • and more

The WooCommerce Multiple Customer Addresses plugin should happily find its place in every WooCommerce powered store with shipping options.

16. WooCommerce Weight Based Shipping

The WooCommerce Weight Based Shipping is an especially important WooCommerce shipping plugin for businesses dealing with heavy products.

„Weight Based Shipping is a simple yet flexible shipping method for WooCommerce focused mainly on cart weight (but not limited to) to calculate shipping cost. Plugin allows you to add multiple rules based on various conditions.“

WooCommerce Weight Based Shipping

Features include:

  • table rate shipping options
  • supports shipping classes
  • flat rate and weight step
  • flexible price calculation
  • and more

The WooCommerce Weight Based Shipping plugin may be the perfect shipping solution for your business.

17. WooCommerce Cart Based Shipping

While the WooCommerce Cart Based Shipping does include some elements of weight-based shipping, its focus is a little different in its options. The shipping calculation hinges on three methods:

  1. subtotal price
  2. number of items in the cart
  3. total weight

„For example, the higher the subtotal or weight of the cart, or the more items a customer is purchasing, the higher the shipping rate may be.“

WooCommerce Cart Based Shipping

Features include:

  • multiple instances based on WooCommerce shipping zones
  • set minimum or maximum shipping prices
  • set up shipping classes for free shipping
  • a customizable shipping label
  • WPML compatible
  • and more

WooCommerce Cart Based Shipping hits a real nice sweet spot for WooCommerce shipping plugins.

18. WooCommerce Advanced Shipping

The WooCommerce Advanced Shipping plugin adds conditional logic into the mix. By using the easy-to-use user interface, you can build out your own conditions to meet your own shipping needs.

Weight, volume, size, postal code and many other conditions can be used.

WooCommerce Advanced Shipping

Features include:

  • create multiple shipping methods with your own custom conditions
  • volume based and table rate shipping
  • easy-to-use conditional logic
  • unlimited shipping methods
  • and more

Ship smarter not harder with the WooCommerce Advanced Shipping plugin.

19. WooCommerce Distance Rate Shipping

This has got to be one of the more remarkable shipping WooCommerce plugins.

You can charge shipping based on distance with the WooCommerce Distance Rate Shipping plugin. This is the perfect plugin for WooCommerce-based businesses that deliver their own goods.

WooCommerce Distance Rate Shipping

Features include:

  • supports multiple store locations
  • custom shipping method names
  • create flexible prices
  • multilanguage ready
  • and more

If you need to use distance to calculate delivery costs, then the WooCommerce Distance Rate Shipping plugin is perfect for you!

20. WooCommerce Delivery Slots

WooCommerce Delivery Slots takes a very local approach in its approach to shipping methods. Customers are able to reserve a delivery date and time of their choosing when submitting their WooCommerce order. Another great delivery solution for locally based WooCommerce systems.

WooCommerce Delivery Slots

Features include:

  • upcoming deliveries and currently reserved admin tabs
  • datepickers and time slot selection field at checkout
  • set up custom lockout times for bookings
  • shortcode support
  • and much, much more

The WooCommerce Delivery Slots is an impressive plugin that delivers a robust feature set for any business offering delivery.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many different shipping and pricing WooCommerce plugins, not to mention the many other types of WooCommerce plugins found on Envato Market.

If you’re selling a product online that needs to be shipped, you will more than likely find what you’re looking for in this list. As I stated before, vanilla WooCommerce is a great place to start. It’s important to understand exactly what it can do and figure out what else you may need it to do for it to be even better.

Hopefully, this list will lead you to build a better eCommerce platform, or at the very least, start you thinking about what exactly you can do to level up your online business.

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