What is WooCommerce?
WooCommerce is a popular WordPress-based e-commerce solution that offers product management and shopping cart functionality within WordPress.
When should I use WooCommerce?
WooCommerce is built on WordPress, which is essentially a blogging platform. Since WooCommerce extends the intended functionality of WordPress beyond its intended purpose, it’s not as flexible or scaleable as purpose-built solutions, like Shopify.
For this reason, we recommend that WooCommerce only be used on applications where e-commerce is secondary to other required functionality on the site, such as news publication or blogging.
What are the main alternatives to WooCommerce?
Shopify is a popular stand-alone hosted e-commerce platform, that is purpose-built for online shopping.
Magento is a another alternative to WooCommerce for applications that require Australian-based hosting.