Now is a great time to be in menswear eCommerce. Men are shopping for clothes more than ever before.
Quartz attributes this phenomenon to the rise of the new male fashion consumer, as well as the lumbersexual, #menswear, and athleisure trends.
Whatever the cause, we thought we’d look at four WooCommerce businesses aiming their sights at menswear eCommerce.
Clothing rental subscriptions make a lot of sense. Customers are happy, because they receive regular deliveries of new items to wear. They also get to benefit from the expertise of professional stylists.
When a customer gets tired of a particular item, they can easily send it back for somebody else to enjoy. That means less waste and fewer items sitting forgotten in the back of cupboards.
I recently spoke to one such business owner, Vladimir Paniouchkine, the CEO and Co-Founder of The Mr Collection, a clothing rental subscription business for men.
Vladimir gave me some great insights into the origins and experience of running The Mr Collection and its sister business The Ms Collection.
Spring is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere (or almost upon us if you follow the astronomical season) and you know what that means… It’s almost wedding season!
WooCommerce provides an excellent platform for wedding businesses—from the edible to the aesthetic, from the conventional to the quirky—to sell their products and services online.
Let’s check out a small collection of wedding website examples built with WordPress and WooCommerce.
Royce Reed has taken his passion for healthy pets and harnessed the power of WooCommerce to build his pet food subscription business, Alpha Dog Food.
I had the pleasure of chatting to Royce last week about his experience starting and running Alpha Dog Food. Some of the highlights include: how they’ve implemented their Ambassador (affiliate) program, which benefits Alpha Dog Food and many of their clients, including great animal charities like the Humane Society of Atlantic City; Royce’s seven favourite things about WooCommerce (we agree Royce, it’s so hard to choose!); and how Alpha Dog Food wound up accepting Bitcoin payments, and Royce’s experience with that so far.
I hope you enjoy reading this interview as much as I enjoyed doing it!
Ben Jenkins is a busy man.
By day he works as a designer at Infusionsoft. By night, he delves deeper and deeper into the world of WooCommerce, through his eCommerce education and hosting service Wodobo, as well as client work, and a digital & print magazine he part owns.
“I joke around sometimes that I’m kind of like Batman—during the day I work as a designer at Infusionsoft—and then at night I do all my training and prep work for the Saturday classes.”
Today we have an interview with another WooCommerce business that’s trying to make a difference in the world, this time in the field of human justice fashion.
Causegear employs crafters in India that get paid dignified wages to make high-quality bags, backpacks, purses and the like, which are then sold through Causegear’s website. The crafters’ stories are one of the most important parts of Causegear’s brand.
Brad Jeffery is the President-CEO-Servant of Causegear, and he was kind enough to sit down with me for a telephone interview to tell me more about Causegear, the crafters and human justice fashion.
Maybe you’ve been thinking about opening an online store on WooCommerce, but you feel like you need to learn more about it first.
Perhaps you aren’t sure which online store software to use.
Or maybe you’re a big-picture person, so you want to know more about global trends in eCommerce.
In this post, I’ll give you three courses that you can take now—or over the next few months—to learn more about eCommerce. They range from WooCommerce specific, to hybrid WooCommerce/eCommerce, to big-picture thinking.
The best part? They’re all either very affordable or free!
WooThemes may have peaked too early… We have no idea how they are going to top their first WooConf, held November 3rd and 4th in San Francisco.
The Prospress team were thrilled to be a part of it, and all agree that the event totally exceeded our expectations!
For anyone that missed out (or if you want to relive the experience) we’ve pulled together all the links we could find in a recap, so that you can try to recreate the experience in your own home.
Be warned though, the teams at WooThemes and A2E did an amazing job decking out The Village with purple hues and creative touches (WooThemes jenga, nerdy terreriums), which would be hard to replicate.
But perhaps you can dust off your purple lava lamp (or stick some purple cellophane over a light), mix yourself a Bloody Mary, and begin to recreate the vibe…
What do small-scale, ethical sheep farming in Tasmania and WooCommerce have in common?
You might not think much, but that’s only if you haven’t yet heard of Nan Bray, founder of White Gum Wool.
Nan has kept an open mind and an inquiring eye on her farm and business. By paying attention to the behaviour of her flock, and using her scientific background to do some research of her own, Nan has discovered an ethical and sustainable way to graze sheep.
Nan’s willingness to do things differently has meant her 1,000 or so Merino sheep have flourished. And because of their superior health and nutrition, Nan’s flock produce wool so fine that it could be used in top-of-the-line Italian suits.
If you’re new to the eCommerce world, the idea of setting up a website from scratch can seem intimidating.
Many potential eCommerce store owners have a misconception that you require huge amounts of technical skills and an overly-healthy bank balance to get started—it’s not the case.
Armed with some basic knowledge—some of which can be gleaned from our Complete Beginner’s Guide to eCommerce—the entire process seems far more accessible, manageable, and, best of all, affordable.
That’s the purpose of today’s guide: to educate you on the cost of setting up an online store.