Imagine you are lusting after a new item of clothing, let’s say a comfy sweater.
You scan a variety of online stores. Perhaps you check out Macy’s and Nordstrom, and then visit the websites for another couple of well-known brands, like Anthropology and Uniqlo.
You don’t see anything you really like.
Then you come across an eCommerce store that not only has some great-looking sweaters, but also promises to get your purchase to you within the same day, or even better, the same hour.
Would you buy from them?
We love finding sites using WooCommerce to sell cool and unusual things.
After viewing a couple of cute dog memes my sister sent me last week (like this funny little fella), I thought to myself, “I bet there are some interesting WooCommerce pet businesses out there!”
Sure enough, it turns out there are plenty of sites around the world that are using WooCommerce for pet-related businesses. And they’re not just boring, run of the mill, online dog food stores.
Paul Findlay, the founder of Melbourne, Australia-based muesli eCommerce business Yousli, is on a mission.
Using his WooCommerce-powered online shopfront, he wants to “get people excited about breaky again” (breaky is Australian for breakfast).
“Because you know, it’s funny, we celebrate every other meal. Particularly lunch and dinner and dessert. But we don’t get as excited about breaky at home.”
Paul is bringing his love of good food—and his considerable experience in branding as the Cofounder and Creative Director of branding agency HubGroup—together to create a “democratic” breakfast revolution.
You know you want to open a store on WooCommerce. But what makes your eCommerce business special?
How do you differentiate yourself from the many competitors that are out there—your local shopping mall, Amazon, Etsy, Ebay, not to mention the millions of other small and medium-sized eCommerce sellers?
Actually, there are many ways you can differentiate yourself in the eCommerce world. It’s a big, global, market out there, and you only need 1,000 True Fans to build a successful business.
Here are just five of the ways you can differentiate your eCommerce store.
If you are running—or thinking about running—a healthy eCommerce business, we’ve found a great study for you to check out.
We’ve also matched the study’s key findings up with a small selection of health-conscious WooCommerce businesses that are putting the research findings into practice.
Can you take the familiarity, friendliness and authenticity of your local bricks-and-mortar comic store and turn that into an online business?
That’s what Lucas Sorbo and Dan Behrens of Comic Cartel are doing.
Today we’re going to take a look at three types of businesses you could start using WooCommerce Pre-Orders.
Pre-Orders is an extension to offer items to customers that will not be delivered until a specified release date sometime in the future.
You might think it’s impossible to start your own company. Let alone a socially and environmentally responsible company that sells a beautiful product.
But entrepreneur Joe Brennan, founder of Smiles for the People, is proving otherwise, with a little help from WooCommerce and Subscriptions.
Everybody likes to feel a little bit special sometimes.
What makes us feel more special than receiving something that is custom made specifically for us?
Personalisation can be a great eCommerce strategy for making your customers feel special—and for differentiating you from the competition. Tailoring products or services means that they can perfectly fit your customer, or allow them to express their unique personal style.
One of the coolest things about eCommerce is the ability to take previously idle resources and turn them into something useful.
Whether it be your free time, your infrequently used surfboard, or your dog walks; low-cost eCommerce software enables you to match your underused resources with someone who looking for just what you’ve got to offer.
A couple of months ago, WooCommerce came out with a pretty darn cool extension, called WooCommerce Bookings, which you can use to make time and date based bookings.