Welcome back to WooWeekly, your weekly 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 customization tips and David Mainayar, co-founder at PeachPay, the backed-by-WooCommerce 1-click checkout solution.
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1. Brand New WooCommerce Content
WooCommerce Snippet: Display Prices Inc + Ex Tax
The WooCommerce settings allow you to show prices including OR excluding tax. But what if we want to show both at the same time e.g. “$100 inc. tax – $89 ex. tax”? In this tutorial, we’ll see how to add a suffix via PHP, and specifically at how to add the price including tax if your store displays prices excluding tax. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-prices-inc-and-ex-tax/
WooCommerce Tutorial: Which PayPal Gateway Plugin is Better?
WordPress has discontinued the official WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway plugins since 1 March 2022. Here are the top six WooCommerce PayPal plugins you can now use on your store: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-which-paypal-plugin/
WooCommerce Tutorial: How to Set Up Dropshipping
Dropshipping offers unique business opportunities for ecommerce sellers. In this post, we will examine how you can set up your WooCommerce shop to dropship your products directly to customers: https://www.godaddy.com/garage/woocommerce-dropshipping/
WooCommerce Function of the Week: wc_get_customer_last_order
This function can be used in several scenarios. Think for example of an email campaign that triggers six months after the customer’s last order to entice them to reorder. But before looking at some case studies, let’s analyze the function syntax and source code: https://poststatus.com/woocommerce-function-of-the-week/
WooCommerce Tutorial: How to Enhance the Product Gallery
Here the top plugins you can use to customize your WooCommerce product gallery and create appealing product images that drive sales. But first, let’s see how improving gallery images can help your online store: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-enhance-product-gallery/
2. David’s WooCommerce Highlights
Here are a few notes written by David of PeachPay, WooWeekly co-author:
The Future of Payments
From 2021 to 2025, the number of mobile payment users is expected to jump from 101 million to 125 million in the United States alone. The vast majority of these are likely paying with touchless, proximity mobile payment systems Apple Pay & Google Pay.
The lingering effects of the pandemic will continue to play a role, but the concept of touchless payments is not going anywhere. Seven five percent of millennials who have used it claim they are not going back to using physical cards or cash according to a study conducted in September 2020; since then, those habits have likely crystallized even further.
But why should you, as a WooCommerce merchant or developer, pay attention to this brick-and-mortar retail trend? Because as consumers become increasingly reliant on Apple Pay & Google Pay, it behooves you to offer it on your WooCommerce store, which you can do with PeachPay.
Furthermore, you can use PeachPay to offer an increasing variety of payment methods. For now, Stripe, PayPal, Apple/Google Pay. But very soon, Klarna, Afterpay, Affirm, Square, Authorize.net, and more. Simply offering more payment methods is a proven strategy to increasing conversions, and PeachPay makes it easier than ever to plug-and-play with all the most popular options.
Don’t Let Your Customer Get Out of Kilter, Use Filters
Walmart is leveraging a platform to enable customers to filter items by dietary preferences. Customers can filter out items that contain nuts, dairy, or gluten; or items to be avoided with conditions like diabetes or heart disease; or even items in violation of vegan, keto, or kosher diets.
Definitely something to adapt to your own WooCommerce store if you’re selling food, but the lesson here is broadly applicable. Use filters! Check out our guide at Business Bloomer to find out how. I especially cannot recommend it enough to merchants offering a lot of products. Fortunately, there are lots of WooCommerce plugins that let you do this.
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WooCommerce vs. Shopify: Which Ecommerce Platform is Better?
In this article, we’ll cover essential factors such as ease of use, budget, payment methods, checkout experience, scalability, integration options to help you determine which ecommerce solution is best suited for your business requirements. But first, let’s begin with a quick overview of both ecommerce platforms: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-vs-shopify/
WooCommerce Snippet: Display Customer Address @ Order Pay
The annoying thing about the Order Pay page is the fact that it shows no customer address. Let’s see how we can add the billing/shipping customer address at the top of the page – here’s a quick fix for you. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-billing-address-order-pay/
WooCommerce Function of the Week: wc_get_held_stock_quantity
If your store relies on careful stock management, wc_get_held_stock_quantity is very useful. As orders come in for a limited number of products, you can take special action. As usual, let’s first take a look at the function syntax and then consider a practical example of how you might use or display the returned value. Enjoy: https://poststatus.com/woocommerce-function-of-the-week-wc_get_held_stock_quantity/
WooCommerce Snippet: Automatically Register Guest Checkouts
There is a way to turn guest checkouts into registered customer ones. Of course, “Allow customers to place orders without an account” must be enabled in your WooCommerce settings, otherwise you’re not allowing guest checkouts and the snippet will be irrelevant. So, here’s the fix. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-automatically-register-guest-checkouts/
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