Emails are a vital part of a successful eCommerce store. Successful store owners nurture their potential customers using email automation and send them the right information in right time to nudge them towards purchase.
They setup automation to create a relationship with their customers by sending emails (Welcome emails, Discount emails/Upsell Offers, Abandoned cart emails, Order confirmation emails,Post-Purchase Follow Up) based on buyers journey they are in.
Continue reading WooCommerce: 8 Best Email Marketing Services
As you probably already know, WooCommerce offers the easiest way to build an online store with WordPress.
Depending on your individual needs, WooCommerce allows you
to add digital products as well as subscriptions. One of the most important
components of your store is the payment gateway you use.
This is what offers your shoppers a secure shopping experience by connecting your store to an online payment service where they can pay for their orders, safely and securely.
What is a WooCommerce Payment Gateway?
WooCommerce payment gateways work by verifying the billing information for every customer, approving requests and ensuring you get paid.
The type of WooCommerce payment gateway to choose depends on several factors which include how easy it is to integrate with WooCommerce, the target clients you serve, related costs and the level of security you need.
Continue reading WooCommerce: 6 Popular Payment Gateways
Do you like to travel and share your photos and articles? Writing a travel blog is so in trend nowadays.
The tourism business is growing fast. Many people look for how and where to go to relax. Many want to visit new places. Others want to learn more about exciting and interesting places to visit.
In this article, I included the most impressive travel themes for WordPress that are distinguished by their appearance and functionality. Of course, you will not need any supernatural code knowledge.
Themes from this selection will suit for:
- travel blogs
- travel magazines
- travel agencies
- hotel reservation
Feel free to take a look at their demos, read their descriptions and the features of those that are worth your attention.
Continue reading WordPress: 10 Travel Themes to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business
Here’s a visual hook guide for Shoptimizer Theme by CommerceGurus, a WooCommerce theme specifically developed with speed, performance, sales conversion and UX in mind.
This visual guide belongs to my “Visual Hook Guide Series“, that I’ve put together so that you can find WooCommerce hooks quickly and easily by seeing their actual locations. Also, you can copy & paste in seconds and speed up your customization time.
Let me know in the comments what you think about this resource! Enjoy!
Continue reading Shoptimizer Theme Visual Hook Guide
A client purchased a premium “WooCommerce-ready” WordPress theme. Unfortunately, this theme comes with a /woocommerce folder, which means theme developers completely override WooCommerce template files by copying them to the folder, and customizing each of them by hand to match their design and functionality needs.
As you know from my “How To Become an Advanced WooCommerce Developer?” article, however, themes should NOT come with a /woocommerce folder – instead they should use “hooks” (actions and filters) to amend default WooCommerce plugin layouts and behavior. This is a huge problem for best seller themes and their legacy coding – and also a reason most themes break when you update WooCommerce…
So the question I asked myself was: how can I disable the entire /woocommerce folder (i.e. ALL WooCommerce template overrides) in a given theme or a single template, so that I can use the default WooCommerce ones instead?
Continue reading WooCommerce: Disable Theme’s WooCommerce Template Overrides
Maybe this is the right time to update your clothing WooCommerce store and give a more professional look to your fashion business…
Maybe you also want to build custom pages without getting into coding, as default WooCommerce is too “boring”…
Still think your online project requires a fresh hand?
Well, if that’s the case, feel free to keep reading and view my favorite 15 WooCommerce clothing themes. Continue reading WooCommerce: 10 Best Fashion & Clothing Themes
All WooCommerce orders go to either “processing”, “completed”, “on-hold” and other default order statuses based on the payment method and product type.
Sometimes these statuses are not enough. For example, you might need to mark certain orders in a different way for tracking, filtering, exporting purposes. Or you might want to disable default emails by bypassing the default order status changes.
Either way, creating a custom order status is quite easy. And today we’ll see which PHP snippet you need in order to make this work!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Create a Custom Order Status
This is a guest post by Saleeh K. of Appmaker – if you like the article, make sure to thank him in the comments!
If you own a WooCommerce website, this is the best time to creating an app for your existing and potential customers. According to statista, Google Play store had 3.8M applications and Apple store carried about 2 million apps in Q1 2018. The total app download number was 178+ billion and the same study revealed that this figure will grow to 258 billion by 2022.
While making sure your website is 100% responsive and looks great on mobile phones and small devices, a WooCommerce app can allow your customers to benefit from:
- faster access
- personalized content
- optimized user experience
- push notifications
- purchase without logging in
- better user engagement
However, the major issue faced while getting an app done is definitely its development cost. Right now, hiring a development agency to develop a simple app can cost you USD $5,000-10,000. Apps are not cheap.
Besides, the number of app development agencies is constantly increasing (given the potential earnings and the growing market demand) – and unfortunately the chances you might run into a not-so-professional team of developers are also getting bigger.
Well, have you ever thought of creating an app without worrying about anything (including its price)? The great news is that you can now create a WooCommerce app without any coding skills. And this is exactly what we’ll see in this tutorial. Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Create a iOS / Android App?
This is a guest post by Helga Moreno of Ahrefs – if you like the article, make sure to thank her in the comments!
I’m sure all of you know that keyword research is one of the most important SEO activities that is closely related to your WooCommerce website marketing success.
I also have no doubt that you have already studied a heap of articles that include step-by-step instructions on doing expert keyword research aimed at ranking high for thousands of targeted search terms and seriously improving your traffic from Google.
But there is a strange thing about it. Every article gives a bit different instructions. I don’t argue the competence of their authors. The reason for such kind of discrepancy is hidden in the fact that there is no universal approach to doing keyword research.
So what should be taken into account when you do keyword research?
- Your website’s authority, number of pages, quality of content, etc.
- Your goals and objectives – branding, exposure, traffic, leads, sales
- Your budget, resources, and deadlines
- Your industry and competitive landscape
I guess now you understand the reason why it was so hard to follow the steps of the guides you stumbled upon before.
We will take a different route. I mean I will give you a kind of keyword research framework that you will easily adapt to the goals of your WooCommerce install.
You’ll see that the tactics and methods described below will utterly improve your traffic coming from Google. Continue reading WooCommerce: How To Do Keyword Research?
The most efficient way to turn your restaurant / food business into a money-making machine is to cater to your customer’s needs better than you do now. Supposing you have a modern interior design, tasty food, friendly atmosphere, professional personnel, etc… what else can you do for your business?
You need a bombastic online presence. You need to – maybe – rebuild your restaurant website. Thankfully, if you don’t know much about web design, it’s not a big deal. No need to do anything from scratch nowadays (we entrepreneurs value our time and effort, right?).
If you want to enable online food ordering, sell restaurant gift cards, turn your takeaway into an optimized online booking system, or give online users the freedom to build their custom pizza, it’s time to switch to a WooCommerce theme.
By picking one of the 15 themes described in this article (oh, by the way – here’s the full list of 50+ restaurant WooCommerce themes you can pick), you can immediately take advantage of the most popular ecommerce plugin (WooCommerce) and its free or premium extensions to increase your food business sales and profitability. Continue reading WooCommerce: 15 Best Food & Restaurant Themes
Customizing the WooCommerce “My Account” page is one of the most requested features by designers and developers.
The “My Account” page of an ecommerce website is absolutely vital to the smooth running of its operations, should be well designed in order to allow users to fully make the most of account management and – of course – can be customized in order to convert more sales and or entice for return business.
The “My Account” page is an actual WordPress page (you can find it under “Pages”) which contains a WooCommerce shortcode. Such shortcode outputs the default account management tabs and their unique content.
In order to customize the look, feel, layout, content and design of the “My Account” page (and all its subpages of course, such as the “Edit Address” page), you have two different choices. If you’re familiar with PHP customization, almost anything can be achieved with simple snippets: add a custom tab, remove a tab, change the content of a tab, sort tabs, and so on. We’ve seen this already on Business Bloomer but I’ll link to a few articles and tutorials below as a reminder.
The other sleek alternative is to use a plugin. Sometimes, this might be a quick and error-free way to achieve what you need without the need of having to code. It’s up to you – so in this article we will see both methods!
Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Customize the My Account Page?
Ecommerce is all about user experience, and making it easier for people to add to cart and checkout smoothly. Reducing the number of checkout fields is a great idea for example – as well as graphically communicating your number 1 objective: “please add to cart now!”.
So, how do you add an icon (or an HTML symbol) to the add to cart buttons in WooCommerce? This can be done in two ways – via CSS if you want to show Fontawesome Icons or via PHP if you prefer to use a simple HTML unicode symbol.
Let’s take a look at both methods!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Add an Icon to the Add to Cart Buttons
If you got here it’s because you’re looking to increase your sales conversion rate by enabling “Multi-Currency” in your WooCommerce website.
The concept behind the currency switcher is simple: if I’m based in Europe I’d love paying in Euros, while if I were based in US I wouldn’t fancy the same treatment and I’d prefer paying in US Dollars – and so on. The more currencies, the higher your conversion rate.
Unfortunately you can only pick one currency from the WooCommerce settings, so you’ll need a plugin for enabling Multi-Currency. And despite there are many WooCommerce currency switcher plugins out there, there is one that stands out from the crowd.
A good currency switcher plugin for WooCommerce has many requirements. First of all, great support and clean code – when dealing with online payments you have to be sure everything works perfectly and that online customers don’t abandon the checkout. Second, Multi-Currency should work together with geolocation: manually selecting currencies is ok and all, but displaying automatically the correct currency based on IP address is much better UX. Finally, you should have the option of deciding conversion rates yourself or using reliable automatic database checking for daily exchange rate checking.
Thankfully, you can achieve all that with a single plugin.
Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Enable Multi-Currency?
This is a very common issue for B2B / Wholesale WooCommerce website managers. In these case scenarios, clients usually need to add to cart multiple variations to cart on the same page, without refreshing it each time.
For example, a clothing wholesale client wishes to order 100 Medium, 150 Large and 50 Small t-shirts without having to switch dropdown/swatch choice, click on 3 add to cart buttons and wasting time.
Thankfully, there are WooCommerce plugins for that. And today I give you a few premium choices.
No matter whether each variation is displayed in a table and has its own add to cart button or there is a single add to cart button for all variations – ordering more products at the same is a breeze!
Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Add to Cart Multiple Variations at Once?
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?
If your WooCommerce website runs on Storefront theme (same as Business Bloomer), then you probably know it doesn’t come with a lot of customization options.
For developers like me, Storefront theme is ideal: it comes with many “hooks”, so that it’s easy to remove, move or add layout elements within a few lines of PHP.
But for those who do not develop or have no intention to waste time troubleshooting missing commas or fighting with FTP clients, well, there’s a plugin for that. And it’s developed and maintained by WooCommerce itself, so you can’t go wrong with the purchase and you’re guaranteed to have a fully working, up to date piece of software for the long term.
So, here’s a quick overview of what the plugin does. Enjoy!
Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Customize Storefront Theme in a Few Clicks
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
Boom! I was thinking of a way to show a “Share your Purchase on Social Media” on my thank you page right after someone becomes an official supporter. So, I spent some time coding and – as always – now I’m going to spend some more time to share my hard work!
Leave a comment below if this was helpful – and if you want to test this out, you’re very welcome to become an official Business Bloomer fan of course 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: “Share your Purchase on Twitter” @ Thank You Page
With WooCommerce Shipping Zones you can use simple PHP to accomplish lots of “advanced” shipping rules, such as shipping by weight.
With many of Business Bloomer fans always asking for this sort of customization, today we’ll see how to do just that. Without the need of just another plugin 🙂
Continue reading WooCommerce: Shipping by Weight (Without a Plugin!)
With seemingly thousands of Free and Premium WordPress themes out there, it can be tricky to pick the right WordPress theme for your business.
While launching a website seems easy, hardest part is finding a theme that meets your content requirement. There is not a single WordPress theme that would meet all the needs of all website owners. Every theme is built for a specific purpose and has its own strengths and weaknesses. Your job is to find the theme that meets your business’s needs.
While there are themes that do it all, they tend to be heavy and bloated because they are designed to meet the requirements of a wide range of website owners. In other words, they do everything but specialize in nothing.
Choosing these resource-consuming and feature-heavy WordPress themes is like getting operated on by a surgeon who has nothing but a Swiss army knife to perform all surgical tasks.
Finding the right WordPress theme requires more than just picking a theme based on look. In this article, we will provide some tips on what to look out for when choosing a WordPress theme. We will also recommend some free tools to help you check a theme’s credibility.
Continue reading WordPress: 11 Things to Consider When Selecting a Theme