WooCommerce before version 3.0 was awesome, but since 3.0 WooCommerce and its paid extensions have been filled with bugs and issues. If you are considering WooCommerce, know that you will need to be pretty technically savvy as there are constant updates that constantly break things. The WooCommerce support before 3.0 was also awesome, but has since collapsed and is slow. The standard WooCommerce reply has been “it is your customization or another plugin that is causing the issues” even when the error messages in the log files clearly indicate it’s an extension issue.
Anyhow, it’s a good system – but it is a lot of work to maintain and keep updated.
In my experience, the paid WooCommerce extensions are pretty good and there is decent support. The free extensions are iffy, we have has big problems with the Stripe extension for example.
The system is flexible, but will require a lot of time and with that comes cost. If you are running an ecommerce store with any sales, and you are serious about customer experience and such, expect to pay – for paid extensions, have (or be) a developer, etc…
Oh – and if you have a test environment, you’ll need to purchase all extensions twice. We have a subdomain setup for our WooCommerce test environment and since 3.1 we can no longer have update it – because our production environment has the “active” subscription.
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