WooCommerce is best known for powering online shops for retail customers. Less people know that it’s also hugely popular for wholesale stores selling to trade users.
If you want to use WooCommerce to create a wholesale store – or a wholesale area to run alongside your public website – then it’s a bit trickier to get your head around. Strangely, there are no wholesale plugins in the list of official WooCommerce Extensions. However some excellent wholesale plugins from reputable companies are available.
I’ve tried and tested them all to produce this guide to the best plugins for a WooCommerce wholesale store.
What features does a WooCommerce wholesale plugin need?
The market for WooCommerce wholesale plugins is dominated by plugins that offer different pricing for retail and trade customers. There are lots of plugins that offer this and nothing else.
Differentiated pricing is an important element of most wholesale stores. However this is only a small part of the functionality needed to convert WooCommerce into