The 5 Plugins Every South African WooCommerce Store Needs

The 5 Plugins Every South African WooCommerce Store Needs
Written by
Mimi Thurgood
Published on
February 22, 2024

If you’re running an e-commerce store in South Africa, you already know how important it is for your customers to have a seamless experience. If your store runs on WooCommerce stores, leveraging the right plugins can increase functionality, improve user experience and streamline your operations.



Allow easy sign-up with WordPress Social Login


Customers may want to avoid creating a new account on your site and having to remember yet another password. With WooCommerce Social Login you can make their life easier and get the information you need by allowing them to sign in with Facebook or another social network they’re already logged into.


Being based in South Africa, the exchange rate can often make these types of plugins expensive, but this one comes with a free option as well as some paid features. You can try the free version and upgrade if you need those extras.



Learn about your customers with WooCommerce Google Analytics


Learn more about your customers and make more money using Google Analytics, the gold standard in analytics.


With this free plugin, you can find out which methods, like search, social, email, and ads, bring in the most visitors. You’ll also be able to track users as they go from the product page to check-out and find out where your site is losing money.



WigWag for seamless payments and capturing delivery information


In the competitive e-commerce landscape, providing a smooth and secure payment experience is vital. Nobody wants to lose customers due to clunky EFT payments or limited credit card support. WigWag is a must-have plugin for South African WooCommerce stores, offering credit card payments from anywhere in the world.


With WigWag’s free plugin, you can also capture shipping information, ensuring efficient delivery and an all-around great customer experience.


Allow your client to make appointments with Bookings for WooCommerce



The WooCommerce Bookings plugin is perfect for companies that offer services, like salons, fitness coaches, and consulting firms. It makes it easy for business owners to plan appointments and lets customers book and pay directly online. This improves customer experience and helps companies make the most of their time and resources.


With this free plugin, you can set up your calendar to reflect each user’s time zone, so your international clients can easily find times that work for you both. It also allows you to set a maximum number of bookings per day and you can even change your prices for certain dates throughout the year.



WooCommerce Product Add-Ons for customisation


The WooCommerce Product Add-Ons plugin allows business owners to offer customised goods in a market where personalisation is becoming more and more important. Whether engraving, gift wrapping, or sending personalised messages, make your products stand out with this functionality on your website.


While this one isn’t free, the annual $59 includes a 30-day money-back guarantee, as well as access to their customer support team.




With these five WooCommerce plugins, you’ll be well on your way to growing your e-commerce business bigger and better.