WooCommerce is among the most popular e-commerce platforms for WordPress, with hundreds of free and paid extensions, that makes it easy to sell stuff on your website. Even non-profit organizations and civic associations sometimes need to sell stuff! For example, a not-for-profit agricultural association may also have an online farm stand or CSA.
Where CiviCRM does not have a built-in e-commerce module to handle those sorts of transactions (where you may want to track order and shipping information, have a way to apply chargebacks and credits, etc.), WooCommerce fills the gap.
WooCommerce and CiviCRM
While the CiviCRM WooCommerce extensions aren’t very robust, there are a number of useful integration touch points. WooCommerce does log activities and can assign payments to the correct financial type in CiviCRM. Shipping and billing addresses can also be collected and added to CiviCRM contact records.
Are you a non-profit with a need for both CRM and eCommerce functionality? Get in touch today to talk to Tadpole Collective about your WordPress and CiviCRM needs!