If you sell products via your WordPress site, no matter how you are selling them or what plugin or platform you are using, often there comes a time when you just aren’t happy with the look and layout of your product catalog page. Your theme may have some options to choose from, or perhaps you are using a customizer, or even more so, a page-builder that helps you with this. But if you aren’t or need something a bit more, that is where the plugin Ultimate Product Catalog comes in.
The very first thing you should know, which could be one of the most important features, is that it is mobile-responsive. We know how many people shop on their smartphones, so right off the bat that’s a plus. There are both a free and premium version to choose from.
The free version gives you three catalog layouts: thumbnail, detail and list. You can easily set and toggle sale prices for an entire catalog or individual products. Organizing by categories and sub-categories gives you a lot of control as well. Catalogs are customizable using CSS and they include a widget to display product lists, as well as random and recent products. Additional features include product catalog overview mode, easy upload and import from a spreadsheet, powerful search functions, customizations for your product catalog features, breadcrumbs and social share media options.
The premium version not only adds some very cool features, but also has WooCommerce integration, which if you know me, I’m all for. You can easily sync all your WooCommerce products, including the capability to edit one product in WooCommerce, while at the same time also editing in this plugin. At checkout, customers can add items from your product catalog directly to their shopping cart to purchase. You are also able to control the number of products to display in each catalog and directly link those products to your WooCommerce product page.
There are a lot of additional premium features that are not WooCommerce-specific, such as being able to compare products side by side, a drag and drop tabbed product layout, custom fields and options between checkbox, radio buttons, etc. You also have a built-in product inquiry form and an option to allow customers to add multiple products to ask questions about via the form. Lastly, the plugin is SEO-friendly and integrates with Yoast SEO.
There are many more features that come with the premium version and you can learn more about those. So check out both the free and premium versions of the Ultimate Product Catalog plugin for WordPress to have more control over your product catalog pages and, in the end, help to increase your conversions.