I’m pretty sure that during one of those Black Friday sales all you wanted to do was to apply a bulk discount to your WooCommerce products without having to generate a coupon code.
Let’s not forget that despite coupons are trackable and you can assess your marketing efforts with their usage statistics, requiring the user to take one additional step at checkout (entering the correct coupon code) reduces your sales conversion rate (the same applies with useless checkout fields by the way – less work to do, higher conversion rate).
In today’s post, we’ll see what are the 3 options I recommend in order to apply bulk store discounts. It pretty much depends on your product types (simple vs variable for example) and whether you want to do this via the settings or with a little bit of PHP.
Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Edit Product Prices in Bulk?
Well, get ready for a 2,700+ words article: becoming a WooCommerce expert won’t take you just a couple of days.
A few months won’t be enough either.
If you want to join that very small group of advanced freelancers and agencies that exclusively work with WooCommerce clients and charge top dollar, if you want to become a WooCommerce authority and build a successful career, if you want clients to come to you as opposed to you chasing them, well – you need to digest and assimilate what I’m about to tell you.
In this (long) article I will help you understand what is advanced WooCommerce, and then break this down into 5 simple steps.
Five makes-a-lot-of-sense steps you should follow in order to complete your journey.
So, want to become a WooCommerce ninja? A WooCommerce wrangler? A WooCommerce guru?
Well, despite I dislike all those ninja-like “terms”, let me tell you a thing or two. Then, join me in the comments and let’s keep the conversation going. Continue reading WooCommerce: How To Become an Advanced Developer?
Believe it or not, the answer to this very frequent question is inside the WooCommerce settings… so don’t worry too much about coding if you’re not a developer or purchasing yet another premium WooCommerce plugin!
From the WooCommerce shipping rates, you can select “Free Shipping” as a method but that would apply to ALL products – so how do you override the shipping settings and allow a single product to have free shipping, while keeping all the others on a Flat rate?
Continue reading WooCommerce: Assign Free Shipping to a Single Product
Yet another million dollar WooCommerce question… not! In fact, the answer is pretty damn easy: you should enable both payment gateways on your WooCommerce checkout (sorry about the spoiler). And here’s the proof.
Continue reading WooCommerce: Should I Use PayPal or Stripe @ Checkout?
As a WooCommerce user, WooCommerce blogger and WooCommerce developer I often hear this question: “What’s the best hosting platform for a WooCommerce website?“.
Well, first and foremost, there is no “best” hosting for WooCommerce (and WordPress in general).
There are so many choices out there that defining the “best” is impossible. Besides, if there were a “best” hosting provider, there would be only one hosting company left in business.
Continue reading WooCommerce: What’s the Best Hosting Provider?
We already saw how to check if a product category is in the cart, if a product ID is in the cart, and if a product ID is in the order… now it’s time to complete the series with the latest addition!
For this client, the scope was to do something on the “Thank You” page if a certain product category was purchased. For example, echo a “Thank you for becoming a member!” image in case the category “membership” was in the order.
Here’s the snippet, together with PHP comments so that you can understand how this is done. Enjoy!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Check if Product Category is in the Order
In the past, WooCommerce Cart and Checkout pages used to show “$0.00” beside each free shipping rate. Now, this is gone and WooCommerce only shows the shipping rate name, without the 0 amount.
But given that many freelance clients requested this customization, today we’re bringing this back to life with just a few lines of PHP. Enjoy!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Display $0.00 Amount For Free Shipping Rates
The WooCommerce Storefront theme is quite basic, so sooner or later you’ll need to customize it to your needs. For this reason, I’ve written a thorough list of plugins you can install to immediately get that functionality that you wanted.
Continue reading Storefront Theme Extensions – The Complete List
A freelance client sells two distinct products on the same website: a membership and an online course. Two different audiences, different formats and… different Terms & Conditions.
The goal was therefore to display the “Terms & Conditions” checkbox on the Checkout page based on the product in the cart. Once again, we’re going to use Conditional Logic. With that, the snippet is pretty easy to code!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Per-Product Terms & Conditions @ Checkout
Selling on the web is a highly competitive game. There is no shortage of both customers and competitors. Big companies crush little companies every day. But that doesn’t mean smaller websites doesn’t have any chance.
Smaller companies can beat larger companies if they focus on the right things. For that, you always need to look for opportunities and act smart when it comes to promoting your brand and products.
Leveraging search engines is one of the cheapest ways to bring customers to your website. For that, you need to make sure you are fulfilling the search query. Since Google is always looking for the best fit & best experience for users based on their query.
Category pages or product listing pages are key hub pages in any E-commerce store. Products tend to come and go but categories stay. So it’s better to build up your category pages.
For example, if you are selling necklaces, you have more than one necklace for sure. So rather than 5 necklace pages competing for the same Necklace terms, optimize the category page for necklaces while optimizing the products for specific necklace style (e.g. Crystal Necklaces). Your primary focus should be ranking your category pages for specific key terms.
Most online stores neglect their category pages and organize them in a way that it does more harm than good. If optimized correctly they can bring in good traffic for top level keywords and reap the rewards for months.
Continue reading WooCommerce: How Top Brands Design Product Category Pages
Recently I was on a coaching call with a client and the “Free Sample” challenge came up. Client has 400+ products on the website and had no intention of adding a free variation to each product manually.
So, I promised to myself I was going to study a different approach. And today you get it for free – nice! Needless to say, a comment and a social media share are much appreciated. Enjoy!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Order a “Free Sample” @ Single Product Page
A freelance client hired me a while ago to display a “Continue Shopping” button on the Single Product Page, next to the Add to Cart. A simple way to send their users back to where they were coming from without clicking the “previous” button on the browser 🙂
Here’s how it’s done, featuring an awesome WordPress function called “wp_get_referer()”! Continue reading WooCommerce: “Continue Shopping” Button @ Single Product Page
I’ve been wanting to publish this guide for a long while. As a WooCommerce development freelancer, every day I repeat many operations that make me waste time… and one of them is indeed “How to get ____ if I have the $product variable/object?“.
For example, “How can I get the product SKU“? Or “How can I get the product short description“? Or maybe the product stock level, shipping class, tax class, price, regular price, sale price, and so on… hopefully this article will save you time.
Of course, not always you have access to the $product variable (I’m talking about WooCommerce hooks for example), so you’re also required to understand your case scenario and see if you can “get” that $product object in another way.
For example, you might know the $product_id. In this case, you have to find a way to “get the $product object from $product_id” – you find this example below.
Other examples might be the order or the cart pages. Once again, in here you don’t really have a $product available, so you have to loop through the order/cart items and “get” it. After that, you can then calculate and get any piece of information you require out of $product. Enjoy!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Get Product Info (ID, SKU, $) From $product Object
Let’s talk about checkout UX: if a user is willing to pick up the item in store, why should there be a shipping form on the checkout?
Well, let’s see how we can hide this dynamically with a bit of PHP and JS!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Hide Shipping If Local Pickup Is Selected
WooCommerce.com is dropping its 50% extension renewals, and moving to a 100% renewal business model.
I found this out at WCEU 2017 and then via WP Tavern. Unfortunately, this announcement is not on WooCommerce blog, on its social media channels or even Automattic.
And yes, this is retroactive – we are now all paying 100% renewals. So, let’s see what I think about this “still not official” news. Continue reading WooCommerce: My Take on WooCommerce.com Switching to 100% Renewals
Interesting, isn’t it? This has been on my to-write list for ages, so today I want to show you my first attempt at turning the Shop page into a list/table of products as opposed to the default grid.
This is especially suitable to B2B WooCommerce shops, or for those websites where customers don’t really need to see huge product images and are used to order “from a product form”.
Let’s see how I did this – I will try to comment my PHP as much as possible so you can understand my strategy. Enjoy!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Product List View @ Shop
You might want to show a “POA” price and/or a “Call for Price” button when you have a product with an empty price.
Many businesses require this, mostly real estate and wholesalers. So let’s see how it’s done 🙂
Continue reading WooCommerce: POA / Call for Price @ Single Product
Checkout page plays a huge role in your eCommerce success. It is one of the most important part of your conversion funnel. This is the page that brings revenue.
It doesn’t matter how many people are visiting your website if no one makes any purchase. Complicated checkout process is one of the main reason of high shopping cart abandonment.
You should always look for ways to make your checkout process as simple as possible. If you are using WooCommerce as your eCommerce solution you can easily change the checkout page design, remove or change the existing checkout fields order.
Continue reading WooCommerce Checkout Fields Customization Guide
Case scenario: if you add a product ID to cart with a specific, you want another product automatically added to cart (Buy One Get One, or “BOGO”).
This second product should have price = 0 if you wish to completely give it away, or maybe a set sale price. It should also be set to “hidden” because maybe you want to hide this free product from the shop and only gift it when the first one is added to Cart.
Also, if you remove product 1, the gifted product should go away from the Cart too. So here follows the PHP snippet of course!
Continue reading WooCommerce: “Buy One Get One” (Without a Plugin!)
A client asked to show a “Product Inquiry” button on the Single Product Page which would display, upon click, a Contact Form with an automatically populated subject (Contact Form 7 plugin must be installed of course). Here’s how I did it!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Product Enquiry Form @ Single Product Page (CF7)