WooWeekly #385: Search, Fast Themes, Delivery Slots

Hello there,

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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Anyhow, let’s get back to Woo. Enjoy!


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1. Brand New WooCommerce Content

WooCommerce Snippet: Disable Single Search Result Redirect

WooCommerce, by default, redirects you to the single product page when there is only 1 possible search result. With this snippet, even if there is an exact match in a search, you’ll be able to display the search page instead: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-disable-single-search-result-redirect/

WooCommerce Fastest Themes in 2022

While the speed of your WooCommerce store depends on multiple facets – such as your web host, images and plugins, the theme you choose also plays a significant role. In this article, we share the top WooCommerce themes you can use: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-fastest-themes/ 

WooCommerce Tutorial: How to Grow Your Customer Base With Instagram

Social media platforms are one of the most trusted ways to grow an ecommerce brand. With its appealing visuals and powerful marketing features Instagram is a top social platform for businesses across niches. In this post, we’ll walk through how to connect WooCommerce to Instagram to unlock all the features the platform has to offer: https://www.godaddy.com/garage/grow-customer-base-instagram-woocommerce/

WooCommerce Tutorial: How to Set Up Order Delivery Slots

Displaying delivery days and slots are essential features to ensure customer retention and sales – as they’re determining factors in customers’ purchasing decisions. One of the most seamless ways to add the date and time slots before the checkout is through WooCommerce order delivery date plugins: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-order-delivery-slots/


2. David’s WooCommerce Highlights

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

A Pet Retailer’s Best Friend: Subscriptions 

Pet industry sales exceeded $100bn in 2020 and 2021. As is often the case, many of these sales came from online stores compared to pre-pandemic times. Furthermore, many of these sales have generated recurring revenue for such retailers because pet owners must routinely purchase food, treats, toys, etc.

That is why if you are or work with a pet retailer on WooCommerce, you should pursue the subscription model. Consider offering a pet care bundle. 

Some examples of retailers offering pet care bundles: 

BRB, Switching to B2B

In BigCommerce’s quest to become something more than an unhappy crossover between Shopify & WooCommerce, it acquired B2BNinja earlier this year. This is following up on its B2B edition being unveiled last summer. BigCommerce is now boasting about having best-in-class native capabilities for B2B merchants.

As always, I think there is an opportunity for WooCommerce plugin developers to compete here, thereby keeping merchants on WooCommerce or attracting them to it. There are already some plugins available in this category, but it seems to me that there are not enough.


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3. ICYMI

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 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/


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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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