WooCommerce was introduced in September 2011 by Automattic, a US-based company also know for WordPress and many other open GPL platforms like Tumblr, VaultPress, BuddyPress, bbPress.
WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin that enables eCommerce features in the WordPress website. WooCommerce is the preferred choice of over 28.19% of all online stores. Currently there over 3,317,205 live eCommerce stores using WooCommerce.
It is the most downloaded WordPress plugins in the WordPress family. WooCommerce is also the second-fastest-growing CMS after WordPress. Using WooCommerce one can start and run an online store easily. It comes with a bundle of associated plugins that facilitate all the essential features required for eCommerce website development.
The best thing about WooCommerce is that it is entirely open-source. This allows the developers to modify the WooCommerce website store as per their requirements. There is no constraint on the number of products you can add or the users that it can handle. You only need good hosting and basic WooCommerce knowledge to start your online store.
WooCommerce support community is one of the biggest and constantly growing community with developers and people discuss and help each other with any related to WooCommerce.
All these features make WooCommerce the preferred choice of startups and small businesses looking to set up their online store.