Here’s what we found this week by way of submissions and scouring the web.
The time has come for WooCommerce 4.0 beta testing. This is a white-glove service that WooCommerce offers to help you make sure your site is ready, as well as giving you the opportunity to provide valuable feedback with the release. You are also rewarded with a $200 WooCommerce.com coupon.
Patrick Rauland, who has a long history with WooCommerce and writes about his new position at Nexcess as the WooCommerce Managed Hosting Product Marketing Manager.
Speaking of WooCommerce 4.0, this will be a major release although not as impactful as 3.0. It includes the main feature of the WooCommerce admin now in core.
There was a fix release of WooCommerce 3.9.1. It fixed a bug that caused untaxed products to show a 0% tax rate vs. no tax rate at all. Make sure to update if you are on 3.9.
MakeWebBetter announces its official partnership with WCFM, a multi-vendor marketplace. Their plugin WooCommerce RMA For WCFM allows vendors to handle refund/exchange requests raised for the sold products/services.
New WooCommerce Plugins and Extensions
YITH has released a completely new version of their POS for WooCommerce plugin. It includes barcode scanning, save baskets, create custom views, role and registers.
A new, free plugin that works with the WooCommerce Product Bundles extension. The Product Bundles – Min/Max Items for WooCommerce allows you control over the minimum or maximum quantity of bundled products that the customer must choose. At the same time, an additional free plugin is released that will also allow you to offer progressively high discounts when customers purchase more items in a bundle.
More Woo & Beyond eCommerce News on the Web
Over on the A Better Lemonade Stand site, an eCommerce community and blog, they took a survey of their readers for 2019. There is a lot of interesting stats including where WooCommerce stands with their audience as far as a preferred platform.
Roughly a quarter of the global population will reportedly shop online this year. That’s an increase of 40 percent since 2014, with more growth to come. Merchants know that eCommerce is highly competitive yet, smaller eCommerce stores can evolve.
Mode Effect wrote a new post that covers How to Choose a WooCommerce subscription plan. If you are looking to start a subscription on your site, you’ll find some great suggestions here.
Do you like writing about WooCommerce? The GoDaddy blog is looking for freelancing, web design & development, digital marketing and WordPress folks to contribute. And yes, any of this can be Woo specific. This is a paid gig. You can submit here.
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