WooWeekly #373: Goals

Hello there, how you doing?

Here in Sicily all is well! Well, let’s say “much better”… Before new years we all got a huge cold which has just gone away now. Thankfully it wasn’t covid. Other than this unlucky start of the year, I’m all-in in the next few months: house renovation, wedding celebration number 2 in Rome for those who could not make it last year (covid permitting), a relaxing summer, moving to the new place, and another 10-15 personal and business goals. Difficult to achieve everything, but at least I know the direction I should take. (What’s your biggest goal for 2022? Let me know!)

Anyhow, welcome back to WooWeekly, your appointment with WooCommerce tutorials, tips and updates handpicked for you so that you can learn something new!

WooWeekly is put together by myself, Rodolfo Melogli, founder at Business Bloomer, your go-to blog for WooCommerce tips and David Mainayar, co-founder at PeachPay, the backed-by-WooCommerce 1-click checkout solution. If you wish to spread the word about WooWeekly you can tell friends and colleagues to sign up at wcwkly.com

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1. Brand New WooCommerce Content

WooCommerce Snippets: Looking for Inspiration…

As I had no time to post a new snippet this week due to illness, let’s make the most of today’s issue and let’s see if you believe there is a missing snippet on Business Bloomer that I should definitely post in 2022? I’m looking for ideas, simple customizations, moving elements around, and so on. The whole archive of snippets can be found here: https://www.businessbloomer.com/category/woocommerce-tips/ – let me know 🙂

WooCommerce Tutorial: How to Sell Online Courses

eLearning has become the “new normal” since the pandemic, as the number of course creators has increased and the demand for online learning has expanded. Compared to one-on-one tutoring, which has an 8-10% retention rate, eLearning has an exceptional retention rate of 25-60%. A significant reason behind this is the control and flexibility it offers people over where, when, how, and what they want to learn. Enter WooCommerce Learning Management System (LMS) plugins. These plugins help you design courses professionally and improve the learning experience through advanced features, functionalities, and customizations that best suit your course and your audience’s needs. We’ve done the legwork for you and compiled a list of the top four WooCommerce LMS plugins that will help you build and manage your online courses seamlessly, offering a truly immersive learning experience to your audience. But first, let’s quickly understand what WooCommerce LMS plugins are and how they work: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-sell-online-courses-lms-plugins/

WooCommerce Ebook: Starting an Online Business with a WooCommerce Store

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2. ICYMI

WooCommerce Snippet: Stock Quantity Suffix e.g. “sq. in.”, “Kg”, “boxes”, etc.

Each WooCommerce business is different, which means customization is required to adapt the store to unique specifications. A clear example is the stock quantity. Not all stores can display the standard notice “11 in stock”. The display could change to “11 Kg in stock” if stock is based on weight. Or maybe “11 boxes in stock” or “11 pairs in stock” in case the package description is useful UX-wise. Also, “11 m3 in stock” if the business sells volumes. Either way, this is a nice trick to display a “stock quantity suffix” in your WooCommerce Single Product Page. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-stock-quantity-suffix-e-g-sq-in-kg-boxes-etc/

WooCommerce Tutorial: Recover $$$ With a Cart Abandonment Plugin

Imagine having a customer who spends ages looking through your online store, adds several products to their cart – only to abandon the order at the last step. Frustrating, right? Abandoned carts are a significant problem for eCommerce store owners. In fact, research suggests the average cart abandonment rate is nearly 70%. This means that 7 in 10 customers abandon shopping carts, leading to a loss in sales and revenue for businesses. But what if there was a way around this? Using WooCommerce abandoned cart recovery plugins, you can engage visitors even after they’ve abandoned their carts and left your store to convert them into customers. In this article, we’ll explore the best plugins for abandoned cart recovery. But first, let’s understand how these plugins work and why you should use them: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-recover-cart-abandonment-plugin/

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: 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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  • Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

  • Co-Founder at PeachPay and with a background in economics, David has been obsessed with WooCommerce ever since he discovered its transformational potential for the entrepreneurial underdog. His mission is to help level the playing field for small and medium-sized enterprises as well as independent retailers. David loves travelling to central Europe, reading books by N.N. Taleb, and learning about ancient Roman and Napoleonic history.

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