The WordPress-based shop system WooCommerce is coming along very nicely. The trend can be felt here at home as well.
A few days ago, the WooThemes Blog – developer of the free shopping plugin WooCommerce – announced the 7 millionth download of their software. In comparison: The 4 millionth download was registered only last August. The huge increase in downloads is a great sign.
Experts at builtwith.com have prepared an analysis, which clearly maps the distribution of eCommerce systems worldwide (have a look for yourself here: http://builtwith.com/ecommerce/):
According to these statistics, up to 30% of all shop operators around the globe now rely on WooCommerce. That would not only make it the most successful Open Source system, but also the world’s leading eCommerce platform.
Another analysis by builtwith.com shows that WooCommerce has grown in popularity mainly – but not exclusively – with small to medium shopping portals:
Anyone working with WooCommerce knows that the system has long since graduated to being a reliable system for much more sophisticated and larger online shops (find out more in this interview). We too have noticed from comments to our blog that interest in the solution has increased exponentially.
In the same way that WordPress has come to dominate the market for content management systems, WooCommerce looks to be taking the shop segment by storm. And the best thing about that: The community can continue to add to WooCommerce’s further development. While WordPress has drawn a very active German-speaking community to date, which organizes numerous events locally, the same kind of impetus is yet to come for WooCommerce. WooThemes have published a call for the creation of “official” WooCommerce meet-ups here.
Important: You haven’t started using WooCommerce yet? Our step by step tutorial “WooCommerce Setup” will help you get started and show you in detail, how to create your online shop quickly and easily using this popular platform. You will find links to the individual parts of our tutorial series at the end of this post.
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