What’s New With WooCommerce: The First Version

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

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

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

On this first submit, 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 title as a part of latest model updates — and with the most recent growth it’s now out there to shops in 38 nations. 

Woo Categorical

In Might, we launched Woo Categorical, 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 gives the perfect mixture of what’s usually 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 Categorical is a subscription model of the WooCommerce you understand and love — however not like conventional SaaS choices, it’s simply as versatile and customizable because the open-source authentic. To simplify the shop startup course of, Woo Categorical comes bundled with a set of extensions that will help you publish merchandise and make your first sale, all included within the subscription price.

With Woo Categorical, you even have the choice of check driving software program with a 14-day free trial. To be taught extra about what’s completely different with Woo Categorical, learn by this weblog submit. To get began at the moment, join a Woo Categorical free trial.

Meet the Woo AI Product Assistant

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

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

As an open-source firm that offers you probably the most freedom and possession of what you are promoting, we additionally consider retailers belong within the driver’s seat — all the time. An AI software might help you generate copy, however it could actually’t change your experience, and also you’ll all the time personal what’s written in your web site.

WooExpert Awards, Europe and Americas 2023

At WordCamp Europe and WordCamp U.S. 2023, Woo introduced awards to excellent WooExperts in quite a few classes. WooExperts are a vetted and verified group of full-service companies that help Woo retailers by web site improvement, administration, and general WooCommerce optimization.

European award winners:

Award winners from the Americas:

You’ll be able to learn extra in regards to the award-winning companies on this weblog submit. Or, for those who’re in search of assist with constructing or customizing your retailer, you may rent one among our trusted WooExpert companies to finish your challenge.

Meet Zao, a Silver licensed WooExpert company

Zao has labored with open-source ecommerce platforms since 2005 and gives in depth technical providers to all ranges of Woo retailers. Whether or not you’re migrating to WooCommerce, launching a brand new retailer, bettering your web site efficiency, or working a technical audit, Zao has the experience to attain your imaginative and prescient. 

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

Study extra about Zao’s providers and clients from their WooExpert profile.

WordCamp Europe and U.S. 2023

In June, the WordPress neighborhood 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 plenty 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 had been in a position to demo Woo In-Individual Funds or Faucet to Pay on iPhone as a method to acquire swag from the sales space. 

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

Accomplice 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 offers extra information in your viewers’s pursuits and shopping for behaviors. 

Study extra about advertising and marketing 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 plenty of in-depth articles targeted 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 Categorical.

When you’ve signed up for a Woo Categorical free trial however aren’t certain about the next move, take a look at a few of our latest posts, together with:

Study 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 places 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 individual is changing into more and more hybrid with ecommerce. Having an omnichannel presence and providing patrons a seamless expertise between on-line and offline channels is essential on this new hybrid age. As well as, even conventional in-person verticals, reminiscent of eating places, are beginning to promote merchandise on-line. 

WooCommerce is staying forward of those retail developments by increasing our In-Individual Funds choices and shifting into new geographic places. 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 straight into WooPayments, so retailers can rapidly add these providers to their retailer. Added in WooPayments model 6.1, this function permits your clients to pay for orders over time, utilizing a sequence of funds. For instance, a buyer might 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 providers 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 acquire funds, so you may focus by yourself enterprise.

Study 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 assist you ship efficient campaigns. MailPoet has added detailed analytics to its e-mail automations, so you may consider what’s working and convey 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 outdated stock and uncover how a lot buyers wish to pay by permitting clients to call their very own worth. Customized Pricing makes it easy to conduct analysis — and acquire donations with no need 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 so as 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 present merchandise or variations by SKU or ID. There are improved Authentication Dialogue directions and dependencies too. Pace 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 web site. Admins can test tickets and assign orders from their Woo dashboard. Up your help sport at the moment.

Till subsequent time

Thanks for studying this primary iteration of the What’s New with Woo weblog sequence! We’ll be again earlier than you understand it with the subsequent spherical of updates. Do you might have any questions in regards to the highlighted updates? Tell us within the feedback.