WooCommerce is an all-in-one WordPress plugin with a great many features for setting up an ecommerce store. However there are some option, settings, etc. which adding to the default package won’t be very wise. For that reason, a great deal of its plugins and/or extensions are installed separately if required. WooThemes itself offers plenty of extensions to install, which extend the plugin’s functionality. Like if you want to set rules for shipping charges accordingly shipping destination, region, currency, etc., then Table Rate Shipping is available. Today we are sharing one such extension that extends WooCommerce functionality.
The idea of giving customers discount if they share a product on Facebook, Twitter, etc. is nice. And it is a win-win situation for both the customer and shop owner, right? Not only is it a neat way to increase social shares, promote products, but also a good way to increase conversion rate.
Giving Discount for Sharing Product
Install and activate YITH WooCommerce Share for Discounts
Note: You must have installed WooCommerce for this plugin to work.
Once all is set, go to Dashboard > YITH Plugins > Share Discount. From here, you can enable disable sharing on Facebook, Twitter, etc. You can even let users send email to their friend, to gain discount. YITH WooCommerce Share Discounts has two models of operation: free and premium. Free being free has limited customization options, whereas Premium costs $59 for one site and it has a number of options.
To enable Facebook sharing, check “Enable Facebook sharing” under YITH Plugins > Share Discount page. You need to enter Facebook App ID, which has its benefits. To learn how to create a Facebook Application and grab AP ID, refer to this tutorial. To Twitter sharing, just check “Enable Twitter sharing” on the same page. To enable Google+ sharing, check “Enable Google+ sharing” too.
That’s it. With free version, you can’t allow email sharing, choose position of sharing buttons, customize it to share a certain page, etc. The real meat is in the Premium version, however, if you are ok with default settings, the free version should do it. You can purchase premium version of YITH WooCommerce Share Discount here.