WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. Launched on September 27, 2011, the plugin quickly became popular for its simplicity to install and customize and free base product.

WooCommerce is used by a number of high-traffic websites such as Small Press Expo. For the 3rd week of September 2015, Trends indicated that WooCommerce ran on 30% of e-commerce sites and millions of active installs. Ecommerce is rapidly growing worldwide and WooCommerce has over 39+ million downloads as a plugin and is currently active on more than three million websites and is the most popular ecommerce platform in 2018. WooCommerce has approximately 4% of the top million HTML pages. In 2018, statistics show that the percentage of online stores that utilize WooCommerce through WordPress.org’s plugin is more than 30% of all stores and rapidly growing. WooCommerce has complete control of the market share with an outstanding 42% of all online stores being powered by WooCommerce.

Since Automattic’s acquisition WooCommerce has kept gaining market share, and has now become one of the leading E-commerce platforms on the Internet.


Here at Orca, we truly love WooCommerce and it’s ability to scale with our customers. WooCommerce continues to improve and provide a truly awesome online shopping experience. If you’re in need of help with a new store or an existing one, we’d love to opportunity to speak with you. We have sound website design solutions that will help grow your online store.

In addition to the design, we also take care of ongoing security and maintenance updates as they’re released to ensure your online customers are always kept confidential, safe and secure.

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