In episode 7 of the Do the Woo Podcast, BobWP and Brad talk about:
- iThemes Multi-Channel Sales add-on for Sales Accelerator
- New WooCommerce app for Android in Beta
- Amazon’s Scout
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In episode 7, Brad takes the official name of BradWP and we explore some of the latest WooCommerce and eCommerce news.
Brad shares that Chris Lema, VP of Products at Liquid Web (our sponsor) will be doing an AMA on the Facebook Group Advanced WordPress. On this, the the largest WordPress group on Facebook, Chris will answer questions about the WooCommerce managed hosting at Liquid Web. This is your chance to get that answer you have been searching for, live on Oct. 1, 2018, 11 am PDT. Get all the details here plus a link to join the group.
The Multi-Channel Add-On for WooCommerce Sales Accelerator from iThemes
We start out our Woo coverage with a look at the new add-on, Multi-Channel Sales for Sales Accelerator from iThemes. This will not only be a game-changer for your WooCommerce site, but open up your products to more customers and sales. Currently it work with Amazon and eBay. Without any hassle you are going to be able to sell your WooCommerce products easily on both of those sites. Brad and I dive a bit into the basics, but would suggest that you check the iThemes Sales Accelerator as it opens up a new opportunity for WooCommerce store owners.
The Official WooCommere Android App in Released in Beta
This new app is pretty cool and Brad and I find it interesting that it came out for Android before iOS. If you are running Jetpack, the app will track your store, manage orders and give you real-time alerts when you get a new order—or even a product review. You can read the article on WPTavern or check it out over on WooCommerce.
This is an interesting article on a new design effort over on Amazon. I ran across it while searching for something on Amazon and noticed enough differences to check into more. The article on TechCrunch explains a bit more about this machine learning-powered tool called Scout. It focuses more on the visual aspect of products and has some interesting pieces to it. Brad and I chat more about our reactions to this new endeavor of Amazon’s.
Sites On Woo
We have added a new piece to our podcast where we each share a site that runs on WooCommerce.
Bob – VooDoo Doughnuts
My good friend Michael Tieso shared his find on Twitter and it gave me an idea for this part of the podcast. VooDoo Doughnuts has been around for a while, and I have mostly heard of it from its spot in Portland, OR. They certainly have some interesting doughnuts as you will find on their site.
Brad – Flexi Shoes
Brad may be a little biased here, but he shares The Flexi Shoe site that his company, WebDevStudios built. It’s a really cool site and yes, their shoes do look comfortable. Listen in as Brad tells you more about the uniqueness of the build and, yes, it is built on multi-site.
Brad – WP Offload Media
Although this is not WooCommerce-specific, it would benefit all your media on your WooCommerce site. It will help your site speed and server space limitations by offloading your media to Amazon S3 or DigitalOcean Spaces. Brad chats more about it on the show, but you can also check it out here on our post.
Bob – WooCommerce Cart Expiration
When you need a plugin that does one thing good: I shared a new free plugin you will find on WordPress.org that lets you set an expiration on the time customers get to check out on your WooCommerce store. It’s a global setting and affects all products. There is also a timer that appears in the upper right corner. Great little plugin for a very specific need.