Official WooCommerce Android App Now in Beta

The first official WooCommerce Android app is now in open beta. The companion mobile app allows users to manage their WooCommerce stores on the go. Store owners who want to test the unreleased version of the mobile app can sign up with the Google Play Store. The WooCommerce app requires Jetpack to connect stores to the app.

The beta introduces a basic set of features for managing orders, viewing store stats, and receiving sales notifications, including the following:

  • Check basic orders and revenue statistics with time period selection.
  • View orders list in chronological order, with status and total value.
  • Review individual orders with all the standard details, and contact customers.
  • Perform basic order fulfillment.
  • Get notifications about orders and reviews, and the ability to moderate them.
  • View a list of the top-selling products on your store.

The app’s real-time order alerts even include an optional “cha-ching” sounds for new orders.

Over the past few years, the WooCommerce community has demonstrated a demand for mobile apps on both platforms. A suggestion for an Android app received 533 upvotes on the WooCommerce ideas board. There is also a motley assortment of unofficial WooCommerce store management apps available on the Google Play Store. Some of the more popular ones include StorePep WooCommerce App, WooCommerce Mobile Admin, Admin app for WooCommerce, and Dashly – WooCommerce Dashboard.

None of the third-party mobile apps seem to be very highly rated, nor are they consistent with the WooCommerce branding. A cursory glance at the reviews for these apps shows that most of them are slow, buggy, and not very well supported. However, they have temporarily fulfilled a need in the absence of an official app from WooCommerce.

Considering the options currently available, an official WooCommerce app will be a welcome addition to the tools available for store owners. An iOS app is also in the works. At the end of July, the WooCommerce development team put out a call for testing the first iOS Beta. Anyone interested to test the apps can check out the Woo Halo site and register to be part of the testing group.


14 responses to “Official WooCommerce Android App Now in Beta”

    • I am still figuring out if that’s only way for store owners. We have been using customised Telegram bot to monitor Woocommerce order updates in realtime.

      • can you send link for the telegram bot. I am using Storepep but looking for app like Shopify. That’s what we need WOOOOOOO!!!!

  1. There is already an OFFICIAL iOS App for WooCommerce – this was released as v1.0 back in 2014 already. At a time when “WooCommerce” was still under the WooThemes roof. However, the current version is listed as v1.5 and from Automattic.

    I guess they want to release new apps for iOS and Android which have the same core?!? This could also be the reason Jetpack is needed.

    However, the requirement of Jetpack IS a deal breaker! This will make the whole app unusable.

    Jetpack has so many issues, especially regarding privacy/GDPR and also the required connection. These ARE all deal breakers especially for shop owners!

  2. I honestly don’t understand why people hate Jetpack. I have 30+ sites all connected with Jetpack and my life been much easier since.

    Just disable the useless default feature like Beautiful Math and Notifications then you’re good to go.

    This woocommerce app is looking good so far

      • No, it does not. I don’t know where this rumor started, but Jetpack is GDPR-compliant as long as your site’s privacy policy disclosures cover it and you fulfill the data access and deletion requirements. Just like anything else.

  3. I am still figuring out if that’s the best way. We have been using Telegram to monitor Woocommerce order updates and recommend them to Woocommerce native mobile store owners.

  4. Look forward to this update. Been using Woocommerce API for creating Telegram bot that gives real-time order updates.

  5. Trying out the beta app now – We don’t really use jetpack on our clients’ sites, but I’m finding the conversation here interesting. Definitely don’t want out client potentially exposing customers’ information. I found this article to read through tomorrow

    Also, So far, it only seems to show data from this month, October 2018. There isn’t any historical sales volume populating for prior months, years even though there should be.

    Anyone know about this?


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