What’s New With WooCommerce: The First Version

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The unique What’s New with Woo (WNWW) is a month-to-month publication from the Woo staff that options numerous quick updates on the WooCommerce product and ecosystem. 

To assist unfold the phrase, we’re launching a brand new weblog collection that expands on the publication content material, giving readers extra info and context on the shared updates. 

The month-to-month publication isn’t going wherever, so if you happen to’d prefer to obtain updates in your inbox, you may subscribe to What’s New With Woo right here.

On this first put up, we’ll do a recap of the highlights from the previous a number of months. 

So, what’s new with Woo?

WooCommerce Funds is now WooPayments

WooPayments remains to be the identical seamless funds expertise, with a brand new identify as a part of latest model updates — and with the newest enlargement it’s now out there to shops in 38 nations. 

Woo Specific

In Might, we launched Woo Specific, a quick-to-launch model of WooCommerce that bundles must-have extensions and consists of internet hosting from WordPress. Woo launched this providing as a result of it provides the most effective mixture of what’s sometimes an A or B alternative: software program as a service (SaaS) or standalone open supply. SaaS choices are your subscription web sites, like Shopify or Wix. Open-source choices, like WordPress with WooCommerce, are free to make use of and yours to personal.

Woo Specific is a subscription model of the WooCommerce you understand and love — however in contrast to conventional SaaS choices, it’s simply as versatile and customizable because the open-source unique. To simplify the shop startup course of, Woo Specific comes bundled with a set of extensions that can assist you publish merchandise and make your first sale, all included within the subscription price.

With Woo Specific, you even have the choice of take a look at driving software program with a 14-day free trial. To study extra about what’s totally different with Woo Specific, learn by means of this weblog put up. To get began as we speak, join a Woo Specific free trial.

Meet the Woo AI Product Assistant

New in Woo Specific is the Woo AI Product Assistant. This synthetic intelligence software helps you create skilled product titles and descriptions shortly by producing choices from your individual prompts. 

The objective of the Woo AI Product Assistant is to take away boundaries for everybody that wishes to start out and run a enterprise — and AI does that by making it attainable for everybody to put in writing crisp product copy shortly at no further price. 

As an open-source firm that offers you essentially the most freedom and possession of your enterprise, we additionally imagine retailers belong within the driver’s seat — all the time. An AI software might help you generate copy, however it may well’t substitute your experience, and also you’ll all the time personal what’s written in your website.

WooExpert Awards, Europe and Americas 2023

At WordCamp Europe and WordCamp U.S. 2023, Woo offered awards to excellent WooExperts in numerous classes. WooExperts are a vetted and verified group of full-service businesses that help Woo retailers by means of website growth, administration, and total WooCommerce optimization.

European award winners:

Award winners from the Americas:

You possibly can learn extra concerning the award-winning businesses on this weblog put up. Or, if you happen to’re on the lookout for assist with constructing or customizing your retailer, you may rent one in all our trusted WooExpert businesses to finish your undertaking.

Meet Zao, a Silver licensed WooExpert company

Zao has labored with open-source ecommerce platforms since 2005 and provides intensive technical companies to all ranges of Woo retailers. Whether or not you’re migrating to WooCommerce, launching a brand new retailer, enhancing your website efficiency, or working a technical audit, Zao has the experience to attain your imaginative and prescient. 

Zao’s clientele are various, with featured initiatives together with:

Be taught extra about Zao’s companies and clients from their WooExpert profile.

WordCamp Europe and U.S. 2023

In June, the WordPress group got here collectively in Athens, Greece, for one of many three flagship WordCamp occasions (the opposite two flagship occasions are in Asia and the U.S.). The U.S. occasion was held on the finish of August in Nationwide Harbor, Maryland.

WordCamps are casual, community-organized occasions that includes a lot of shows, workshops, and alternatives to attach with individuals from all corners of the WordPress ecosystem.

Woo hosted a sales space on days one and two of WordCamps Europe and U.S. for attendees to expertise. At each WordCamps, guests have been capable of demo Woo In-Individual Funds or Faucet to Pay on iPhone as a option to acquire swag from the sales space. 

A group of Woo employees in the Woo booth at WordCamp Europe 2023.

Companion Spotlight: TikTok Shoppable Posts

New from the TikTok for WooCommerce extension comes the flexibility to attach shoppable posts to your Woo retailer to sync your product catalog, arrange TikTok Pixel monitoring, and construct advert campaigns proper out of your Woo dashboard.

Social commerce is the fastest-growing development in ecommerce and may introduce your model to tons of latest clients. Creating shoppable posts — the place clients can purchase from you on their social platform of alternative — present a better path to buy. Social commerce additionally builds model recognition, fosters belief, and gives further information in your viewers’s pursuits and shopping for behaviors. 

Be taught extra about advertising on TikTok.

New on the weblog: Guides and finest practices for brand new retailer house owners

You might need seen that we’ve been publishing a lot of in-depth articles centered on beginning a brand new enterprise with WooCommerce. This content material is in information format and is written to assist new retailer house owners launch their companies confidently with WooCommerce or Woo Specific.

When you’ve signed up for a Woo Specific free trial however aren’t positive about the next move, try a few of our latest posts, together with:

Be taught much more from the Promote On-line part of the WooCommerce Weblog.

New within the Market

In-Individual Funds within the U.S., U.Ok., and Canada with WooPayments

Faucet to Pay on WooPayments is now out there on iPhone and Android within the U.S.! We’re additionally increasing the areas through which WooPayments card readers can be found, with the WisePad 3 out there in Canada and the U.Ok. To make use of Woo In-Individual Funds, you’ll want WooPayments and the Woo Cellular App. 

Promoting in particular person is turning into more and more hybrid with ecommerce. Having an omnichannel presence and providing patrons a seamless expertise between on-line and offline channels is vital on this new hybrid age. As well as, even conventional in-person verticals, resembling eating places, are beginning to promote merchandise on-line. 

WooCommerce is staying forward of those retail tendencies by increasing our In-Individual Funds choices and transferring into new geographic areas. To make our In-Individual Funds even higher, we just lately launched barcode scanning, a function extremely requested by our sellers who use In-Individual Funds.

Purchase now, pay later function built-in with WooPayments

Now, main purchase now, pay later (BNPL) suppliers Affirm and Afterpay are built-in immediately into WooPayments, so retailers can shortly add these companies to their retailer. Added in WooPayments model 6.1, this function permits your clients to pay for orders over time, utilizing a collection of funds. For instance, a buyer may pay for a $2,000 USD product in 4 installments of $500. You, the service provider, would nonetheless obtain the complete quantity instantly, minus charges in fact.

BNPL companies are utilized by a wide range of companies to extend conversion, improve common order worth, and attain new clients. The BNPL suppliers underwrite clients, handle the installments, and accumulate funds, so you may focus by yourself enterprise.

Be taught extra about WooPayments with purchase now, pay later right here.

Chunk-sized updates

Final on our checklist, a speedround overview of different product updates and media mentions:

  • MailPoet: Measuring marketing campaign efficiency can increase the worth of your emails and allow you to ship efficient campaigns. MailPoet has added detailed analytics to its e-mail automations, so you may consider what’s working and produce in additional income.
  • SearchEngineJournal: “With WooCommerce, you may promote something.” Our CEO, Paul Maiorana, stopped by SearchEngineJournal to talk about upcoming advances and share insights on how retailer house owners can reliably scale with Woo.
  • Customized Pricing: Promote by means of outdated stock and uncover how a lot consumers wish to pay by permitting clients to identify their very own worth. Customized Pricing makes it easy to conduct analysis — and accumulate donations while not having a separate fundraising system. 
  • YouTube Playlists and Product Gallery Movies: Seeking to take advantage of your product movies? Put your demos entrance and middle with featured movies on product pages and the flexibility to add full YouTube playlists to your galleries.
  • TikTok Store: In July, we launched TikTok Store, a brand new in-app procuring expertise open to Woo retailers. Combine your retailer with TikTok and make merchandise out there for TikTok customers to buy with out leaving the app.
  • Zapier: New in June, Zapier’s Replace Product Inventory Amount motion permits customers to edit the variety of current merchandise or variations by SKU or ID. There are improved Authentication Dialogue directions and dependencies too. Velocity up your processes — let Zapier do the be just right for you.
  • Zendesk: Additionally new in June, you may join your retailer to Zendesk and permit clients to create help requests and work together – with out leaving your website. Admins can verify tickets and assign orders from their Woo dashboard. Up your help sport as we speak.

Till subsequent time

Thanks for studying this primary iteration of the What’s New with Woo weblog collection! We’ll be again earlier than you understand it with the following spherical of updates. Do you could have any questions concerning the highlighted updates? Tell us within the feedback.

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