WooCommerce is an open-source ecommerce platform built specifically for WordPress. It can be installed as a plugin and turn any WordPress site into a functioning online store, with in-built features such as payment processing, catalog management and storefront design tools. Most WooCommerce-powered websites will be hosted on the cloud.

Nearly 4 million ecommerce websites use WooCommerce to sell their products and services to online consumers, including popular global brands like Singer and Weber. Even the All Blacks rugby union team uses WooCommerce to power their official online store. Cloudways offers fast and reliable WooCommerce hosting plans for ecommerce merchants looking for a scalable solution.
WooCommerce is the most popular ecommerce plugin for WordPress users. Packed with ecommerce-ready features including thousands of unique store designs, WooCommerce integrates with many third-party applications and offers hundreds of free and paid extensions to augment your online store.
When WooCommerce’s initial version was introduced in 2011, it quickly gained enormous popularity; within three years, it had reached 4 million downloads. In 2015, WooCommerce was purchased from WooThemes by Automattic. Since acquiring the plugin, Automattic has risen to the top of the WooCommerce development industry. Now, 28% of all online eCommerce stores are powered by WooCommerce.