Do you want to add a Product Video to Your WooCommerce Gallery? We’ll teach you how in this guide.
We’ll also explain why including a featured video is useful to your store’s sales and customer experience as a bonus.
Do you want to get right to the point? The following plugins are used in this guide:
What are the benefits of using a product video in your WoCommerce product gallery?
The evidence is self-evident. In a Wyzowl report, 79% of people said a brand’s video has convinced them to buy a piece of software or app. In general, 68 percent of people stated they’d rather watch a short video to learn about a new product or service.
So, given these statistics, what is it about the video that makes it so effective in terms of sales?
We’ve already discussed why video works so well. But, for the sake of this tutorial, here’s a brief list:
Adding a video to your WooCommerce product gallery is an excellent technique to implement with a high return on investment when it comes to enhancing your eCommerce conversion rate.
We’ve now looked at why adding video to your WooCommerce shop is a good idea. This post will show you how to add a video to your WooCommerce product page gallery in the next section.
How to add a video to your WooCommerce product gallery
Here’s how to use the WooThumbs for WooCommerce plugin to add a video to a WooCommerce product:
We’ll go through each of these steps in detail below. But first, let me introduce you to WooThumbs for WooCommerce, the plugin that will make this happen.
The product gallery plugin, WooThumbs for WooCommerce
WooThumbs for WooCommerce allows you to embed video content from YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion, and other sites into your gallery. You may also manually upload self-hosted video (MP4) files into your image gallery.
Not only that but with WooThumbs installed, you’ll be able to completely customize your product gallery with everything from:
Now that we know the benefits of using video in your product gallery, let’s look at how to achieve it with WooThumbs for WooCommerce, a WooCommerce product gallery plugin.
Step 1: Install WooThumbs for WooCommerce
To get started, go to the Iconic shop and buy the WooThumbs for WooCommerce WordPress plugin: iconicwp.com/products/woothumbs.
We can go on to adding a featured video to your product gallery now that WooThumbs for WooCommerce is set up.
Step 2: Upload your video to the gallery of products.
you can watch the Iconic Wp video for adding video to your WooCommerce product gallery here:
5. Click the ‘Add product gallery images’ link.
You may either upload a thumbnail picture of the video you wish to use as the featured image or utilize an existing image from your media gallery at this stage.
This will show as a preview image in your WooCommerce product image gallery when clicked, but will only show the embedded video in your video gallery when clicked.
Note: The size of this image depends on your theme settings.
6. Upload your image.
7. In the URL field of your uploaded image, paste the URL from YouTube which you copied earlier as shown in the screenshot below.
8. Then, set your aspect ratio. Most gallery images are square, so usually, 1:1 works well. A lot of videos these days are 16:9 to allow full-screen, but it depends entirely on what suits your store.
9. There’s no save button here because WordPress automatically saves media, so just exit the media library and go back to your product page.
10. Save or update your product.
When you visit the store page for the product you’ve been editing, the video you just uploaded will show in the WooCommerce product gallery, complete with default video controls.
That’s it; click-worthy WooCommerce product videos will now appear in your product page galleries as a pop-up lightbox or full-screen in your store.
As we’ve shown, adding video to your WooCommerce items not only improves the buying experience for your customers but also improves your conversion rate.
WooCommerce product video frequently asked questions
Can I add video to WooCommerce product?
There is currently no way to add a product video to your product page gallery without using a plugin if you have WooCommerce installed on your site. However, with the WooCommerce plugin WooThumbs for WooCommerce, you can quickly add a video to your WooCommerce items.
Create a product gallery that looks like a video on the category page.
The product page isn’t the only place your product gallery should be improved though. The category and shop pages are the perfect place to apply a similar technique to boost sales.
While there’s currently no way to add a video to the shop or category page, you can have them slide, change and zoom on hover with the help of a plugin.
With the Image Swap for WooCommerce plugin, you can add additional images, add a hovering effect that allows customers to zoom in on images, or essentially create a product gallery on the shop/category page.
By allowing your customers to hover on images or flip product images, you’re making the shopping experience more seamless by reducing the number of clicks.
Add a video to your WooCommerce product gallery today
You’ve learned why you should utilize video in your WooCommerce product gallery in this article. You’ve been also given step-by-step instructions on how to use a WooCommerce product gallery plugin to add a video to your product pages.
When used well, video can be a massive game-changer when it comes to selling products online. Using WooThumbs for WooCommerce to quickly and quickly add them to your product pages makes the whole process that much easier.
Plugins featured in this guide:
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