One of the most critical pieces in the operation of a WooCommerce-powered online store is keeping on top of your data. And I’m not just talking sales numbers. There are a number of options for doing this in the WooCommerce space. Deciding on one depends on your needs. Some will take you into a seriously deep dive into analytics while others give you just enough details to manage your sales and get insights based on the data.
The iThemes Reports for WooCommerce plugin is powerful enough to give you control and insights, without being overly complicated.
iThemes Sales Accelerator Report Pro
After installing and activating the plugin, you will then generate the report. Once that is done, you can go into your settings.
Here you have a few options, including who you want to give—or deny— access to for the the sidebar menu items and the General Settings.
You can also allow or deny access here. This option gives the person the access to view reports only. You can also select what modules you want to show regarding Order Status and include in the Total Net. I have chosen all options for this demo. The remaining settings include more specific control plus being able to toggle Live Updates off and on.
This lets you customize the report dashboard. There are several options and elements you can add. In most cases I have selected all modules to show you, but the Table report item allows you only one a single view, so I have expanded the menu to show you all of the options. Note that you can reorder these by dragging and dropping in the listed menu, or on the dashboard itself. So at any time you can click Reset Grid to return it to the default display.
To view your reports, you can click on the dashboard at the top of this screen, or in the sidebar menu for Sales Accelerator. Additionally, in your WordPress main dashboard, you can choose to have your report menu replace it by toggling the on/off on the top right screen. If you do leave it on, whenever you log into your WordPress dashboard, you will first view your report. Or optionally, you can toggle it off and on at your own convenience.
If we toggle it on, this is what we see according to what I chose to view in the dashboard settings. Note that this is installed on a demo so the stats don’t reflect what you might see on a live WooCommerce store.
The reports can reflect the current day, the previous day, last 30 months or a number of other timeframes:
You can view three other specific reports as well:
And at the top you can view the report fullscreen, refresh the data, export it to a CVS and select a shortcut to go back to the dashboard settings.
As I mentioned earlier, in the settings, you were able to reorder any selections in those boxes. You can also reorder all your modules on your dashboard report by simply dragging and dropping them.
From a store owners’ perspective, the iThemes Reports for WooCommerce plugin plugin will keep you on top of your store.