If you run an online store (or are about to launch one) you know that the right tools make the job much smoother. Jetpack has a host of useful features, and it really shines for store owners when paired with WooCommerce. The leading eCommerce platform and the ultimate WordPress toolkit work hand in hand to give you a secure, efficient store that converts.
Both tools are backed by teams of the world’s top WordPress engineers, so you benefit from trusted functionality and unrivaled support. Here are just a few of the benefits of combining Jetpack and WooCommerce.
Jetpack tools for eCommerce
Never lose order information
If your site goes down because of a security breach, plugin conflict, or human error, you could lose valuable order information and sales.
The real-time backups from Jetpack Backup save your website every time a new order is placed, a product is updated, or any other change happens. If you ever need to restore your site, use the activity log to find the exact point where things went wrong and restore to an earlier version. You’ll be up and running quickly, no development experience required.
Make it easy for customers to find products
When people arrive on your site looking for a specific product, they want to find it quickly — otherwise, they may get frustrated and shop somewhere else.
Jetpack Search is an incredibly powerful way to improve your search results. It picks out the most relevant results using smart search algorithms and delivers them to customers, fast. Shoppers can filter results based on categories or tags to find exactly what they’re looking for, and new products, pages, and posts are added in real time.
Protect customer data
eCommerce sites handle valuable customer information — the last thing you want is for a hacker to access yours.
Jetpack’s security features are designed specifically to safeguard files and data on WordPress sites with:
- Downtime monitoring: Know the second that your site goes down, so you can get it up and running fast to avoid losing sales.
- Brute force protection: Block login attempts from malicious bots and hackers.
- Automatic plugin updates: Update your plugins automatically, preventing hackers from exploiting out-of-date code.
- Jetpack Scan: Scan your site for malicious code automatically, get an instant email if anything is wrong, and benefit from automated resolution of most known threats.
Speed up your online store
40% of shoppers abandon a website if it takes more than three seconds to load; that’s a huge chunk of sales to miss out on! Use Jetpack to speed up your site and keep your customers happy (and buying).
Embed high-quality images. Great images are critical for any eCommerce store, since customers aren’t able to physically examine your products. Large file sizes can slow down a website, but with Jetpack’s image CDN you don’t have to compromise. Upload your big files, then let Jetpack deliver them from high-speed servers located all over the world — and automatically resize them for mobile devices.
Load your images faster. If your site has a lot of images, which is common for online stores, even smaller file sizes can delay load time if a page has to load every image at the same time. Jetpack’s lazy loading images feature doesn’t load images until site visitors scroll down to where they appear, ultimately speeding up your store.
Display videos at high speeds. Want to showcase videos of your product in action? What about customer testimonials? Jetpack’s video hosting stores your videos on a separate, super-fast server, and displays them on your site without any third-party branding, ads, or loss of speed.
Automatically calculate tax rates
Calculating the proper tax rates for your state, along with any state or country you sell to, is one of the trickiest aspects of running an online store. But WooCommerce Tax takes care of that for you, automatically calculating taxes at checkout by city, country, or state. While it is a WooCommerce extension, it’s also part of Jetpack’s cloud services, so when you connect the two, you unlock their full power.
Print shipping labels from home
28% of shoppers abandon their carts when they run into unexpected shipping costs. It’s important to only charge what’s necessary for shipping. But, at the same time, you don’t want to lose money.
That’s where WooCommerce Shipping comes in. When connected with Jetpack, your customers see the most accurate shipping rates. You can also print USPS shipping labels directly from your dashboard so you can avoid long post office lines — just drop your packages off or schedule a pickup right at your front door.
Accomplish more, together
Running an online store is about more than just accepting orders. It’s about attracting new customers, keeping existing ones happy, protecting valuable information, and managing everything seamlessly. Jetpack and WooCommerce work together to provide trusted tools to help you succeed.