WooWeekly #374: Stock, Food, Year in Review

Hello there, how you doing?

Here in Sicily all is well! It’s been raining since Monday and that’s definitely unusual. Lots of indoor time, but thankfully Lorenzo turns every moment into happiness. Also, I’m working nights now, which feels weird after a whole career of daytime freelancing… but I have no other choice and I’m happy I can get some productivity back. Almost 1am now, so see you tomorrow in your inbox!

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 Snippet: Remaining Stock @ Order Emails

This is a neat customization, directly requested by a WooWeekly subscriber who needed to literally show the remaining stock quantity for each ordered item to store managers, in order to have an immediate idea of low/zero stock quantities after each order. If that’s not clear, simply take a look at the screenshot. In my dev site, I ordered a product that originally had stock quantity = 1. In the “New Order” email (thanks to the snippet below), beside the order item quantity of 1, there is also a “(0 remaining)” notice that clearly displays the item’s current stock level. Cool, ha? So, let’s see how that’s coded. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-remaining-stock-order-emails/

WooCommerce Tutorial: How To Sell Restaurant Food Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has made millions of restaurants around the globe shut their doors and adapt to a different and much more convenient way of doing business – accelerating the online restaurant ordering system. Several third-party services like Uber Eats and Grubhub can help you get your restaurant menu online and take online food orders. However, their downside is that they come with a huge cost – and cut 20-30% from your earnings. Plus, they also come with a lack of control and access over your listing, user-friendliness, and menu design. Enter WooCommerce restaurant plugins. While the process of setting up your own online food delivery system may seem taxing – WooCommerce restaurant plugins make it easy and affordable with their quick setup, ease of management, and high versatility and customizability. Let’s explore some of the best WooCommerce restaurant plugins to help you get 100% of your revenue straight from the customers and boost your business revenue: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-sell-food-online/

2021 Year In Review: Parenting, Productizing, Outsourcing

I’ve been away from my desk for more than 2 weeks, and it feels great. You don’t know you need some rest until the day you decide to rest and switch off. My 2021 was a roller-coaster. Amazing, tough, rewarding, sleepless, incredible. On a personal level, it’s been my best year ever. On a business level, it’s been my best year ever. Yep, not sure I can get any better than that. This post will feature my first ever public “year in review”, hoping it can help you get the motivation you may need to move a step further, and myself to remember that hard work pays off and goal setting is key to succeed in life/business. So, let’s get started. Here’s how 2021 went for myself and Business Bloomer: https://rodolfomelogli.com/2021-year-in-review-parenting-productizing-outsourcing/


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2. David’s WooCommerce Highlights

Here are a few notes written by David of PeachPay, WooWeekly co-author:

  1. Segment and Conquer: Thinking about what you could do differently in 2022 to get more WooCommerce sales or help your client do so? Consider customer segmentation. Read all about it in Chris Lema’s guide on how to segment customers on WooCommerce (or, for that matter, any eCommerce platform). He encourages you to think about geographic, demographic, psychographic, and behavioral segmentation and offers some quick heuristics to actually begin executing your segmentation strategy. 
  2. To Whom This May Concern: As of the release of WooCommerce version 6.5, slated for May 2022, WooCommerce will require PHP 7.2 or newer to work. In all likelihood, not many of you are affected. Of all the sites running on PHP 7.0 or 7.1, only about half seem to be actively maintained (running a WooCommerce version that is no more than six months old). 7.2 is the oldest version that still has a considerable number of active WooCommerce installs
  3. Buying (or Selling) Local: If you or a client has ever wanted to start doing local deliveries through WooCommerce, check out WP Mayor’s Shipday review. Shipday empowers you to create your own Uber-style delivery management system
  4. The Art of the Redirect: If you’re shopping for a plugin that will let you redirect users after logging in, then take a look at this Cozmoslabs guide. It explains exactly how to redirect users based on usernames and roles (and more!).

3. ICYMI

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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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/


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  • Rodolfo Melogli

    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.

  • David Mainayar

    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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