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Senior WooCommerce Developer
12 years of experience

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Mid-level WooCommerce Developer
5 years of experience

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WooCommerce Developer
3 years of experience

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Junior WooCommerce Developer
3 years of experience

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Senior WooCommerce Developer
12 years of experience

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How to Hire the Best WooCommerce Developers

A highly customisable open-source e-commerce plugin, WooCommerce was designed for small to large online businesses that are using WordPress. Upon its launch on September 2011, the plugin rose to popularity due to its simplicity and due to the fact that its base product is free and open source.

 

It has since been used by many high-traffic websites such as Small Press Expo, and visually appealing sites such as Porter and York, and Blue Star Coffee Roasters.

 

E-commerce has rapidly grown worldwide which has greatly increased the usage of WooCommerce and WordPress sites. Currently, WooCommerce has over 39 million downloads and is currently active to more than 3 million websites as of 2018. Since Automattic’s acquisition of WooCommerce, it has gained a larger market share and is now one of the major online e-commerce platforms.

 

WooCommerce also offers the WooExpert Partner program, an official partnership program for top agencies to allow its users or clients to develop visually appealing and responsive websites using WooCommerce.

 

While users can easily navigate through the platform, it is still best to hire a WooCommerce developer to maximise the use of the platform and to easily maintain and upgrade your online site.

Why should you hire a WooCommerce Developer?

WooCommerce powers over 28% of all online stores and is one of the most popular online eCommerce platform according to Builtwith. Its popularity stems from the advantages of adding the WooCommerce plugin into your Wordpress. Here are some of the many benefits you can gain when you hire a WooCommerce developer.

 

Efficient and Cost-effective

While some prefer to develop their online store or site by themselves instead to save more, there will come a point where you would need a WooCommerce developer’s expertise, especially if you want to fully customise your website.

 

By hiring a WooCommerce developer, troubleshooting and fixing technical issues is much quicker which can save you and your business the time, effort, and money. Hiring offshore WooCommerce developers can even reduce that cost without cutting down on your site’s quality.

 

Better security

Unfortunately, most online store owners don’t prioritise or give importance to security. Many think that updating the website and having an SSL certificate can guarantee the safety of their website. However, that is just the basic security measures anyone can apply.

 

There are still other areas where your site could be compromised. Hiring a WooCommerce developer can definitely lock down these areas and improve security measures to secure your data.

 

Easily fix and update plugins

Your WooCommerce online store runs using a number of scripts, plugins, and third-party tools. Sometimes some code or plugin does not become compatible with each other. As such, your website would require regular update and maintenance to ensure its efficiency and responsiveness.

 

With a WooCommerce developer, navigating and updating through different WooCommerce plugins is made easier and safer. Most WooCommerce developers will do updates on a staging server and test it before pushing it to the live site. Your developer can also identify potential issues and immediately troubleshoot it before it becomes live.

What technical skills should you look for when hiring WooCommerce developers?

When you hire WooCommerce developers, employers must assess a candidate’s technical skills and compatibility with the given responsibility. Aside from a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or any related field, here are the ideal technical skills employers should look for:

  • Solid experience and knowledge of the WooCommerce eCommerce platform and programming (i.e. extensions and plugins from scratch)
  • Proficient in HTML/CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, and CSS Preprocessors
  • Proficient in PHP
  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as Foundation or Bootstrap, and version control
  • Knowledgeable of UI/UX
  • Experience with databases such as MySQL
  • Has an SSL certificate

 

Knowledge of the following technologies and abilities are also a good advantage:

  • Experience with Sass, APIs (RESTful/XML)
  • Programming for other platforms such as Python and Node
  • PostgreSQL
  • Good communication, collaboration, and adaptability skills

How much is the usual rate for WooCommerce Developers?

How much does it cost to hire WooCommerce developers? We list down a quick comparison of a WooCommerce developer’s salary and hourly rates based on four different countries. All salaries and hourly rates are based on IT Jobs Watch, Indeed, PayScale and Neuvoo.

 

  Average WooCommerce Developer Annual Salary Average WooCommerce Developer Hourly Rate
United Kingdom GBP 33,250 GBP 17.50
United States USD 57,093 USD 57.56
Canada CAD 75,050 CAD 38.49
Australia AUD 56,218 AUD 24.83

 

To effectively cut on hiring and operations costs, startups and large firms prefer to outsource their software development instead by partnering with trusted IT offshore agencies.

 

Our mission at Cloud Employee is to give cost-effective alternative solutions to businesses that need to expand operations without the high cost, risk, and hassle. As such we offer competitive industry rates for hiring offshore WooCommerce developers to make IT outsourcing in the UK and across the globe more available and convenient.

 

To learn more about average offshore rates, here’s a helpful article on offshore developer rates from different outsourcing regions.

What interview techniques should you use to hire the best WooCommerce developers?

When you hire the best WooCommerce developers, remember that you are there to have a good understanding of a candidate’s capabilities during the limited amount of time and not to intimidate candidates with difficult or puzzling questions. As such, here are a few recommended interview techniques and questions that hiring managers can do or ask to hire the best WooCommerce developers from the rest.

 

Ask to describe the structure of their recent project
Have candidates describe and discuss the most recent application or project they just finished. If possible, provide them also with a sheet of paper or a whiteboard to allow them to further illustrate their project. With this, recruiters or hiring managers can determine two things.

 

First, recruiters can immediately tell whether a WooCommerce developer does have a solid understanding of WooCommerce and software development in general. This question can also show what additional skills a candidate may possess such as good leadership skills. In addition, you can also see how involved or committed the candidate was with the project in terms of how they can discuss or elaborate project details.

 

Second, recruiters will know whether a candidate is able to explain a technical concept. Can the discussion be easily understood from a non-technical person point of view? Aside from this, it is also recommended to check on the candidate’s non-verbal cues when presenting such as a confident posture or gesture to assess if a candidate possesses good soft skills such as public speaking and adaptability. The ability to discuss technicalities to a non-tech person is a necessary skill to look for especially if you need to hire someone for a leadership role.

 

Conduct technical tests
Unfortunately, this is a process that is often overlooked by most companies when hiring WooCommerce developers. To thoroughly screen candidates, developers must pass a technical test to fully assess their technical skills. Recruiters may choose to give online programming tests that give employers insight into how a candidate thinks and works. When hiring WooCommerce developers, it is recommended to look for developers who not only know how to code but also know how to solve.

 

If it’s not possible to give an online technical test, recruiters may ask candidates to write a sample code instead. This can give recruiters an idea on the developer’s expertise of the framework or language with just an average of 5-10 lines of code (two or three sample codes).

 

Here are a few sample test questions that you can ask your candidate to code.

Q: WooCommerce allows the use of multiple hooks to simplify a customised website. If you were to show a shopping icon in front of WooCommerce-related page title, what filter will you use and how will the code look like?

A:

Filter:
Woocommerce_page_title
Code:
Function my_project_woocommerce_title_icon( $page_title ) {
Return '<i class=”fa fa-shopping-cart”></i> ' . $page_title;
}
add _filter( 'woocommerce_page_title', 'my_proejct_woocommerce_title_icon' );

Q: Can you write a sample code for your header.php file.

A:

<html>
<head>
<?php wp_head(); ?>
<script type="text/javascript" src="<?php echo get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/js/jquery.js'; ?>">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="<?php echo get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/js/jquery-ui.min.js'; ?>">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="<?php echo get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/js/bootstrap.js'; ?>">
</script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/css/bootstrap.css'; ?>">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>">
</head>
<body <?php body_class(); ?>>
<div id="header" class="jumbotron">
<div class="header-logo"><img src="<?php echo get_template_directory_uri().'/logo.png'; ?>"> </div>
</div>
<div class="container">

How can Cloud Employee help you?

Cloud Employee is a UK-managed offshore IT firm connecting businesses, from startups to large firms, to the best offshore software, web, and mobile developers. Hiring offshore WooCommerce developers allows businesses to flexibly expand or reduce operations and to offer more services or products. With us, hiring WooCommerce developers can save teams and businesses cost, time and effort.

 

To start hiring offshore WooCommerce developers, simply send us your job requirements which include the necessary programming skills and technical background you need, years of experience, and other required expertise. Our dedicated team will then conduct a custom search for skilled and available WooCommerce developers who match your criteria. We will then forward a shortlist of applicants and from this list, you choose the WooCommerce developers who will continue for an online interview and technical testing.

 

Once onboard, your offshore WooCommerce developer will directly report and work to you during the same time zone as yours. As your reliable offshore partner, Cloud Employee will also provide and support your offshore WooCommerce developer with the software and equipment based on your technical requirements. We also provide a fast internet connection and full technical support here at our modern offices.

 

Aside from recruitment and tech support, we will also handle all back-office tasks and general admin such as HR, payroll, taxes, licences and general administrative tasks. This enables you and your offshore WooCommerce developer to focus on developing your application or project.

 

With Cloud Employee you can hire offshore WooCommerce developers with a wide range of skills: PHP, PHP design patterns, MySQL, SQL, PostgreSQL, WordPress, Apache, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, e-commerce SEO.

What is the dedicated hiring model?

With the Dedicated Hiring Model, both in-house and offshore teams can work and communicate during the same time. As a result, this reduces issues in communication on both teams and enables the offshore WooCommerce developer or team to be part of the in-house team’s infrastructure and methodologies.

 

Because of these benefits, it is considered one of the best engagement models. In-house teams can request additional offshore developers and other resources at any given time during the project’s development. As such, businesses can easily expand or reduce team members.

 

Pros

  • This is highly recommended for long-term projects with no clear scope and requirements
  • Despite the unclear project scope, the budget is still predictable.
  • Clients can control and monitor the recruitment process and management of their offshore team
  • Product quality can be ensured since clients can monitor and evaluate the application’s development
  • The offshore WooCoommerce developer gains a deeper understanding of the in-house team’s goals and expectations
  • The offshore developer or development team exclusively works for you

 

This model is recommended for businesses that:

  • Prefer to work with a dedicated WooCommerce developer
  • Prefer to cut down on costs especially with recruitment and hiring process
  • Would need a scalable and adaptable offshore team during the project’s development

 

Combining the dedicated hiring model and Cloud Employee’s 20 years of experience in IT outsourcing, our team offers a truly unique and effective business model. Our dedicated developer model has simplified the recruitment process, made working practices more efficient, and bridged the gap between the local and offshore teams—all for an affordable industry rate. As such, Cloud Employee believes our business model works better than IT outsourcing.

 

WHY HIRE OFFSHORE WOOCOMMERCE DEVELOPERS WITH CLOUD EMPLOYEE

Beyond Value

AVG Cost

UK Developer

£40 per hour

AVG Cost

Cloud Employee Developer

£14 per hour

Clients save on average £60,000 per annum

Beyond Simple

Beyond Benefits

Beyond Expectations

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