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If you’re looking for the right E-commerce solution for your business, there are a lot of options to choose from in the market. Shopify, Bigcommerce, Lemonstand, Magento, and WooCommerce to name a few.

The below graph shows e-commerce platform usage across the web

E-commerce usage

You can see from this image that WooCommerce is the widest used E-commerce solution on the internet. getJuicy are experts in the WooCommerce field and have built multiple sites on top of it, utilising the powerful WooCommerce platform.

So why is WooCommerce so widely used?

WooCommerce is a plug-in/extension of the WordPress platform. As you might be aware the WordPress platform is the most widely used platform for blogging and websites on the internet.

Therefore, anything which builds on top of this popularity of course generates a lot of customers and users for WooCommerce.

Moreover, out of the box, WooCommerce is free. WooCommerce comes with a lot tools and options and for a free tool it is incredibly powerful. At a minimum WooCommerce will give you enough options to get a store up and running in a very quick time.

So what are the drawbacks/struggle?

Not so much a drawback, but WooCommerce also has some holes in which you need to extend its functionality to increase your store efficiency or get it working exactly how you want it, and more importantly looking how you would like. If you’re looking to set up an E-commerce store in Bournemouth, getJuicy has great expertise in extending and customising WooCommerce.

WooCommerce look and feel and themes

So you’ve set up a basic WordPress site, added WooCommerce and used one of their default themes. The next thing you’ll want to do is customise the look and feel to get the store feeling exactly how you want. This is one of the downfalls and positives at the same time.

There is no pre-formatted GUI (Graphical user interface) that you can use like a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) to re-order elements around the page. You could install a plug-in such as visual composer but that has its own drawbacks.

The positive in this though, you have a 100% customisable platform. If you know some PHP, Javascript, CSS and HTML you can essentially do anything you want with WooCommerce. Ensuring your online store has a unique feel only to your business.

A lot of people might not have these skills, luckily getJuicy Bournemouth are experts in WooCommerce, going as far to say we are Bournemouth WooCommerce experts. We can design and ensure your online store feels exactly the way you want.

WooCommerce functionality

You can purchase plug-ins to extend WooCommerce and there are a lot of plug-in developers on the web, however if you are looking for a WooCommerce developer in Bournemouth with a proven track record we would love to help.

Here at getJuicy web design Bournemouth we even offer some free plug-ins for basic options we believe should be in WooCommerce but are not included out of the box.

WooCommerce minimum order amount.

To configure the minimum order amount you need to write custom code into the functions.php file. Message us at getJuicy if you would like the code.

A lot of shop owners don’t know how or don’t want to customise their sites core code, therefore we wrote a quick plug-in that you can download from You can install this plug-in on to your shop and there you have it. Options to set a minimum order amount.

You can download from here – Minimum order amount

WoocCommerce Twilio SMS Notifications

Let’s assume you have a WooCommerce site and want to keep on top of orders. You have two ways of knowing when an order is placed

  1. You get an email
  2. You log-in to check the store

Well we have also enabled a third option so you can get notified almost anywhere, the ability to get an SMS when an order is placed. We’ve found people find this incredibly useful and keeps them updated and engaged in their store performance even when away.

getJuicy web design Bournemouth offer this functionality again as a free WooCommerce plugin.

You can download from from here 

WooCommerce Open and Close Store

We also have another free un-published plug-in to open and close your WooCommerce store. If you would like this, again just message us and we’ll be happy to help.

WooCommerce as said earlier is highly extendable, moreover you can even set up a WooCommerce API and just use the API. This is excellent as you can build a site in any technology you want e.g react.js and use the API to communicate with your WooCommerce catalogue.

If you want help setting up your WooCommerce API in Bournemouth, then let us know as we’ve got great experience in this area.

Here at getJuicy as mentioned earlier we’ve used WooCommerce for a lot of E-commerce stores and online shops. You can see more of our store in Bournemouth, Ringwood, Dorset and the surrounding areas below

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Talk to your local WooCommerce Bournemouth Developers now here at getJuicy for any help you need.