What is WooCommerce?
Find out more about WooCommerce and why it's such a popular platform for businesses looking to set up online stores
What is WooCommerce?
WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress, designed for small to large-sized online merchants and online stores using WordPress. Launched on September 27, 2011, the WooCommerce plugin quickly became popular for its user-friendliness and simplicity to install and customize its free base product.
WooCommerce was first developed by WordPress theme developer WooThemes, who hired Mike Jolley and James Koster, developers at Jigowatt, to work on a fork of Jigoshop that eventually became WooCommerce. In January 2020, it was estimated that WooCommerce is used worldwide by around 3.9 million websites.
By pivoting from commercial themes to eCommerce, WooCommerce quickly became the fastest-growing eCommerce platform on the internet. After passing seven million downloads and hosting the first-ever WooConference in San Francisco for 320 attendees, there was an appetite to go even further. WooThemes was acquired by Automattic, the company best-known for WordPress.com and Jetpack, in mid-2015. Rebranded as WooCommerce and bolstered by a passionate community of partners, developers, and online business leaders, WooCommerce has continued our efforts to develop and democratize commerce to this day.
Today, WooCommerce continues to be recognized as one of the most customizable (if not the most customizable) eCommerce platform for entrepreneurs all over the world to build their online businesses.
Are you a WooCommerce Online Store owner who is looking to buy goods from China and ship internationally?
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Free Unlimited Storage
CNXtrans does not charge you for storage of goods at our warehouse. Hence you can take your time to buy from as many Alibaba suppliers/factories (or other websites and suppliers) as you wish - we'll store all your goods (which have already arrived) at our warehouse until everything has arrived and you're ready to ship internationally
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CNXtrans does not charge you for labelling of packages at our warehouse. Whether you need us to label your packages with Amazon FBA stickers for purposes of shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses or you need us to stick on your company on your company logo, simply send the stickers to us by email (email@example.com) we'll stick them on for you at no charge.
Free Repackaging Service
CNXtrans does not charge you for repackaging of goods at our warehouse. Once all your packages have arrived we'll access them for international shipping and decide how to pack them in the most efficient way as to minimize your volumetric weight and thereby minimize your international shipping costs. This may involve using a smaller package for certain items or simply combining all the items from different packages into one big package - we'll do whatever it takes to minimize your volumetric weight.
Free Consolidation of Packages
CNXtrans does not charge you for consolidating your packages into a single shipment. This is ideal if you're buying from multiple Alibaba Suppliers (or other Chinese websites) but wish to have all your goods shipped together as a single international shipment in order to minimize your shipping costs. Consolidation is sometimes confused with repacking but in actual fact consolidation can come both with or without repacking. Consolidation simply refers to the act of shipping multiple packages concurrently as a single shipment - they do not all have to be combined into one big package - as long as they are shipped together (concurrently) it is considered one consolidated shipment. There is a base shipping charge (which can be thought of as a minimum shipping charge) for each shipment that you make and shipping multiple packages concurrently (which constitutes a consolidated shipment) ensures that you only have to pay this base charge once instead of paying it for every single package that is shipped separately.
Even without repacking them into a single package, shipping multiple packages concurrently helps you save because you are only charged the base shipping weight once. This helps reduce your international shipping costs. Naturally, if deemed appropriate for your shipment, consolidation can come with repackaging too - after assessing your shipment if we deem that combining all the items into one single large package or into fewer packages can help reduce your volumetric weight, we will do so for you at no charge.