Here’s our Weekly Roundup of helpful links that we have pain stakingly collected from all our 8 billion emails that we get, our 234 thousand plugins that we use, and resources that you’ll want to NOT share with your competition!


Top picks = ๐Ÿ†#5 (Jivo+Woo) & ๐Ÿ†#3 (fraud)

Let’s get this party started in reverse. Ready?

Coming in at ๐Ÿ†#15 this week is from our friend Tavleen over at BuildWooFunnels. When you get tired of the default checkout page, there’s some great additions you can now add to your WooCommerce Store. And, yet again, they have managed to come out with even more additions! (wow. these folks just keep making it even better!)

The Checkout Fields Preview Feature: AeroCheckout V1.9 Out
https://buildwoofunnels.com/woocommerce-checkout-fields-preview/


๐Ÿ†#14 This week is from Barn2 Media. You know how the ‘default’ WooCommerce Category Page can almost always seem to look quite disappointing no matter what theme your store is using? ๐Ÿค Well, they’ve got a solution for that which is gonna give your category pages a makeover that is both clean to look at from the visitors point-of-view, and also really simple to navigate and convert more sales for your store!

How to Create a Custom WooCommerce Category Page Design
https://barn2.co.uk/woocommerce-category-page/


๐Ÿ†#13 This is a particularly interesting post from WooCommerce’s Blog itself. There’s a really๐Ÿ’กsmart addition to Bookings which displays your store’s availability of bookings in a really clean, sharp, and easy to navigate type of layout making it much more effective for folks to book your site’s activities.

Harness the power of blocks with WooCommerce Bookings Availability
https://woocommerce.com/posts/harness-the-power-of-blocks-with-woocommerce-bookings-availability/

Screenshot of the Calendar Block.
https://woocommerce.com/posts/harness-the-power-of-blocks-with-woocommerce-bookings-availability/

๐Ÿ†#12 This week (and every week from now ’till eternity probably) RafflePress came out with another great post about running Giveaways. Now, we can’t show you one of our client’s dashboards just yet. However, we know from experience that EVERY STORE NEEDS LEADS! ….ALWAYS!! We’ll write more on how-to tailor these Giveaways specifically for WooCommerce store owners, but for now, head over and read RafflePress’s write up on their site!

How to Run a Giveaway in 8 Easy Steps (Beginnerโ€™s Guide)
https://rafflepress.com/create-an-online-contest/


๐Ÿ†#11 This week comes from Josh over at WholeSaleSuite plugin. And, it’s a great guideline for the emails that WooCommerce store owners are sending. Yeah, we said emails! It’s kinda that ‘one topic’ that most folks love to ‘NOT’ talk about. But Josh is going to tackle it head on and show you some great pointers!

Guidelines For Stores That Send Email
https://wholesalesuiteplugin.com/guidelines-for-stores-that-send-email/


Ever hear one of those annoying Texan accents? Well, luckily Josh has a wonderful accent that we kinda love listening to. So, this week, we’re going to give him spot number ๐Ÿ†#10 as well. WHY you ask? Because he’s done some great videos detailing how to go through the logged in/ logged out sessions of your store and how to offer coupons ONLY to certain folks!

How To Make A Coupon Only For Logged In Users In WooCommerce
https://advancedcouponsplugin.com/woocommerce-coupon-for-logged-in-users/


๐Ÿ†#9 This week….. {shut the front door, did someone actually make a post on our OWN SITE? ๐Ÿ˜ฒ holy ๐Ÿ„} we’re gonna give ourselves a bit of a shout out and link to a great series of posts about collecting leads and how to do it VERY EFFECTIVELY!

We’ve written a 5 part Must Read series on Forms and all the ins-and-outs of form aspects that really gets into the worst, best & Effective techniques for your forms!
https://woocamp.com/woocommerce-series/wpforms/

How to Reduce Form Abandonment in WordPress
How to Reduce Form Abandonment in WordPress
https://woocamp.com/woocommerce-series/wpforms/

The ever so wonderful Bryce from Metorik is gonna get our ๐Ÿ†#8 spot this week. He’s written a great article which really drills down and explains some of the metrics you should be watching. And, like a lot of things (which WE should be writing & publishing more about), Bryce’s article is 100% about the WooCommerce Specific metrics you need to keep an eye on! ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿค›(great job Bryce!)

Top 8 WooCommerce Metrics you Should be Watching
https://metorik.com/blog/top-8-woocommerce-metrics-you-should-be-watching

https://metorik.com/blog/top-8-woocommerce-metrics-you-should-be-watching

We know we’ve used, seen, and talked about many different plugins which optimize the checkout page in WooCommerce. However, we’ve found one that takes a really unique approach to the checkout page and that’s why we’ve included it for you as ๐Ÿ†#7. The ONLY thing CartMize’s solution does is that it focuses on JUST the checkout page๐Ÿ‘ (with ZERO other distractions!) Here, watch what this one does๐Ÿ‘€

WooCommerce Checkout Optimization plugin by Cartimize
https://cartimize.com/woocommerce-checkout-optimization/


๐Ÿ† #6 This week is an offer from LiveChatInc
LiveChat has decided to GRACIOUSLY GIVE everyone an extended trial to 32 DAYS (normally it’s only 14 days) AND $10 FREE CREDIT! (no, not ‘either’ / ‘or’. It’s BOTH!)

We simply cannot mention how well these live chat’s are doing for conversions! So, when you’re ready to give one a whirl, be sure to use the code they said so that you can get some additional time to tweak the chat the way YOU want it!
Once it’s done, let it simmer for a few days, and you’ll be able to see the conversions as well!

https://www.livechatinc.com/signup (you have to use the code they gave you of WOOCAMP or else you’ll be stuck at only the 14 day trial) ๐Ÿ˜

Checkout this live chat session where the customer is sent SPECIFIC Products in real time as they are asking a QUESTION to the store owner! HOW FRIGGIN’ INCREDIBLE IS THIS?!?!?!?
https://www.livechatinc.com/signup

…speaking of chat…. We’re going to give a mention to another Chat option which we’re about to implement on a rather larger WooCommerce Store…..

๐Ÿ† #5 This week (again) is the JivoChat + WooCommerce combo. They have teamed up to give WooCommerce store owners an integration that will let you see ๐Ÿ‘€ inside the visitor’s ๐Ÿ›’cart, and create tightly integrated product specific triggers inside your store!๐Ÿ’ช

(yes, this was mentioned last week as well. But the CONVERSIONS we’re seeing are incredible enough to mention it to YOU again! Snag the FREE PLUGIN from WooCommerce & get your free trial running for JivoChat & watch it yourself) ๐Ÿ˜‰


๐Ÿ†#4 is from our friends over at Jilt.com (and it might make you laugh๐Ÿคฃ)

Of course we couldn’t help but to include some awesomeness which will prompt all of us store owners (yes, us as well!) to remember that the most important thing is how you make your customers feel at each interaction.

Follow this guide to adding humor into your emails:

How to employ humor in email marketing
https://jilt.com/blog/humor-email-marketing/

Give a gift wrapped cow.
An example from Jilt’s blog https://jilt.com/blog/humor-email-marketing/

Landing at ๐Ÿ†#3 this week is a post about ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธFraud Prevention๐Ÿš” from our favorite hosting partners! Really a great read about fraud. The most important word though is PREVENTION!

In 10 years of WooCommerce sites, we’ve never had one hack -EVER! And, yes there IS a reason. Actually, it’s MULTIPLE REASONS! That’s why we included it this week๐Ÿ˜‰

The 2019 Guide to Ecommerce Fraud Prevention
https://www.cloudways.com/blog/ecommerce-fraud-prevention/


๐Ÿ†#2 This week comes from Ben over at KadenceWP

Listen UP ๐Ÿ‘‚Gutenberg is not going anywhere anytime soonโ— And that’s why we saved these 2 for last. The most important thing about any of your WooCommerce adventures is going to be the THEME that you choose!

The ONLY priority you need to remember is how well your theme itself integrates with WooCommerce and all of the various aspects of the WooCommerce core plugin!

The SECOND priority that you must remember is that Gutenberg is simply inevitable. Before we ever use a theme, we carefully scrutinize the theme’s longevity. In other words, will the theme be a tool that you can count on for the next 4 or 5 years?

That’s exactly why after over a year of watching Kadence’s progress, we have to make sure that we tell you ๐Ÿ“ขto point your eyes๐Ÿ‘€, your clicks๐Ÿ’ป, your theme choice๐Ÿค”, your Gutenberg Blocks choice, and everything else over to these last two:

Video โ€“ Building with Kadence Blocks
https://www.kadencethemes.com/video-building-with-kadence-blocks/

https://www.kadencethemes.com/video-building-with-kadence-blocks/

๐Ÿ†#1 This Week is The Suki Theme ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰

Remember that we mentioned nothing is more important that the theme?
It’s the foundation and the blueprint that you build your store on top of!

Because of this, the theme you choose to use should not be taken from just some “Sales Page” with tons of other Plugins bundled & reviews oozing off the page.

SukiWP Theme
https://sukiwp.com/pro

(yes, you’ve been to Themeforest and know what I’m talking about!)

David’s team at SukiWP has built one of the few themes that has already surpassed our high levels of selective scrutiny, stay fast, & keep your store running for years to come in the future of WooCommerce updates.

Tap the image or this link here https://sukiwp.com/pro/
  • SPEED? YES!๐Ÿš€
  • TESTED w/ Product Types Variations, Bookings, & More? HELL YEAH!๐Ÿ’ช
  • NO BLOAT AT ALL? ABSOLUTELY NOT! ๐Ÿšซ
  • INCREDIBLE WOOCOMMERCE SPECIFIC OPTIONS? YES (esp. in ‘pro’)!๐ŸŒŸ
  • PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT? ALWAYS! ๐Ÿ‘
  • POWERFUL SEO OPTIONS? VERIFIED & DOUBLE CHECKED โœ…โœ…

I would highly suggest that you snag a license and pay that team for their incredibly forward thinking WooCommerce Theme. Be it the $59 annual plan or even the $299 Lifetime plan for use on unlimited sites with unlimited WooCommerce Stores, this team deserves not just your eyeballs for a quick look at the theme, but opening up your wallet will be a smart investment that we are confident will net your store profits for many, Many years to come!

SukiWP Theme
https://sukiwp.com/pro/


๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ Ok, that’s a wrap for this week. If your store, company, or platform has any news that we’ve missed, please let us know here: https://woocamp.com/contact/

Hopefully our curation here has been a blessing to you and your store, given you great guides to think about, and will continue to help you in your WooCommerce journey just like it’s helped us and many others as well.

Will you do something? Think of at least one other person who can benefit from this and share it with them, perhaps post this in a Facebook Group of like-minded folks, and give it a tweet or two thanking those who’ve contributed ๐Ÿ˜€Thank You!

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