Hello there, how you doing?
Here in Sicily all is well! Christmas day is in 3 days, my parents arrive tomorrow from Rome and my little brother the day after, flying in from France. It’s great being all together, especially when Lorenzo turns 1 on Dec 30th – they’re gonna love it. Note to self: try to relax as much as possible during these days (I keep forgetting to switch off sometimes).
Anyhow, welcome back to WooWeekly, your appointment with WooCommerce tutorials, tips and updates handpicked for you so that you can learn something new!
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1. Brand New WooCommerce Content
WooCommerce Tutorial: Save $$$ With Plugin Bundles
When creating and designing an ecommerce store, WooCommerce plugins are an excellent way to add new features and functionalities. But the struggle to find the right, suitable, and affordable plugins can be taxing and time-consuming – especially when there are so many to choose from. With such an overwhelming choice of plugins, purchasing and using them individually can get expensive as they often come with subscription fees. To avoid these issues altogether, some vendors offer “plugin bundles” or “club subscriptions”: with a single subscription you can get access to several, distinct WooCommerce plugins all at once – without compromising your store’s performance and safety or burning a hole in your pocket. So, let’s look at the top WooCommerce plugin bundles vendors and see if you can create a fully-functioning ecommerce store with a single purchase: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-save-with-plugin-bundles/
WooCommerce Snippet: Display Selected Variation Info (price, weight, etc.) @ Single Product Page
We already saw how to get the “Variation ID” from the single product page once product attributes dropdown are selected. In that tutorial, we ran a jQuery “change” event once “input.variation_id” got updated. However, that only gives us access to the variation ID. What if I need to read the variation price, stock quantity, SKU, weight, and so on? Well, in such case, we need different code. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-display-selected-variation-info-price-weight-etc-single-product-page/
WooCommerce Tutorial: How to offer your customers buy now, pay later financing options
Buy now, pay later (or shop now pay later) emerged as a solution to combat the high credit card fees that make it difficult for shoppers to finance goods. The payment method has proven successful as research shows that over 55% of consumers have used a buy now, pay later service to complete an ecommerce order. In this post, we will examine how this rapidly growing payment method works and how you can quickly integrate buy now, pay later financing into WooCommerce: https://www.godaddy.com/garage/buy-now-pay-later-woocommerce/
WooCommerce Tutorial: Product Search Plugins to Enhance Customer Experience
Say you’re at a clothing store. You know exactly what you want to buy but have to go through the store’s entire catalog to find the product. Sounds like a pointless hassle, right? Now imagine you had a salesperson to assist you. This is exactly what a product search feature on your store can do for your customers. Product search allows customers to find items they’re looking for faster, improving their experience at your store and increasing the chances of a sale. We’ve done the legwork and compiled a list of some of the best WooCommerce Product Search plugins that can enhance your customers’ shopping experience. Let’s explore them: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-product-search-plugins/
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2. David’s WooCommerce Highlights
Here are a few notes written by David of PeachPay, WooWeekly co-author:
- State of the Woo: Unfortunately, we heard zero, zip, zilch, nada about WooCommerce at the State of the Word save for exactly one precious, fleeting moment. Bob Dunn, having undertaken a 6-day journey to New York City by train, got to ask Matt Mullenweg himself what we can expect for Woo in the coming year. The answer? More Gutenberg. I think Bob’s reply, which was met with a thunderous combination of applause and laughter, was as apt as it gets, “Well, that was worth 6,000 miles.”
- After the Curtain Comes Down: In case you want a more thorough debrief of the State of the Word (SOTW), then check out Bob’s chat with Topher & Cate DeRosia (of HeroPress fame).
- Watch Your Six: Changes to the way Blocks, Admin, Product Attribute Filtering, and the Rate Limit Table work. Don’t get ambushed, read the changelog!
- When in Doubt, Blog it Out: In case you or your client needed convincing about the idea of adding a blog to an online storefront, this WooCommerce blog provides 5 reasons why you should. I myself would use only three letters to justify the idea: S-E-O.
WooCommerce Tutorial: How to Offer Advanced Discounts
Offering discounts is a powerful, time-tested strategy to entice customers and boost sales. That’s because customers always appreciate a good deal – and helping them save money on products/services they’re interested in is a sure-fire technique to attract them. The good news is WooCommerce offers a solid coupon functionality by default to help you create discounts on your store. But while it’s great to get started, WooCommerce Discount plugins can come in handy for more advanced features like bulk-generating coupons, restricting discounts to specific users, or creating deals like Buy One Get One (BOGO). Let’s dive in: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-advanced-discounts/
WooCommerce Snippet: Get All Shipping Zones & Rates
As an advanced WooCommerce developer, at some stage you’re really going to need this PHP function, the same way you often browse through Business Bloomer’s WooCommerce visual hook guides or the product / order / cart getters. This time we go study how to “get” the shipping zones and rates, because it’s likely that you will need to loop through them when you need to display shipping rates somewhere, or for other custom functionalities. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-get-all-shipping-zones-rates/
WooCommerce Tutorial: Premium Invoicing Solutions
No matter what products or services you sell, billing and invoicing are integral to every business. But as important as it is, generating PDF invoices and sending them to every customer manually can be very time-consuming and prone to errors. Luckily, there are some excellent plugins in the WooCommerce ecosystem that can streamline and automate the invoice generation process for you. Last week we saw a list of free WooCommerce invoicing plugins – this time we’ll go through their premium versions, so that you can get a full picture of their full functionalities. Let’s explore them: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-premium-pdf-invoices-plugins/