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From the Artist to the Businessperson: WooCommerce for Artists
If you are an artist, one thing you might want to think about is setting up a website to showcase—and potentially sell—your work.
You could also consider using your expertise to offer online art courses and/or creative mentorship, or booking out your available time for in-person lessons.
If all of this sounds good to you—and you’re looking for a bit of inspiration—below are four examples of art websites using WooCommerce to power their online businesses.
Using WooCommerce to Build a SaaS in 3 Days
Bryce Adams is a WooThemes ninja who—in his spare time—built a handy little SaaS (Software as a Service) business called Nomad SMS.
Nomad SMS allows you to easily create a local phone number in over 15 countries and receive SMS messages to that number in your inbox and online. Anybody who’s had the frustrating experience of being locked out of their bank account while traveling or overseas will see the benefit of this simple idea.
Bryce got some love from WooThemes and others on Twitter for Nomad SMS, but when it was featured on the hot product aggregation site Product Hunt, traffic to Bryce’s little side project really took off.
Bryce was kind enough to talk to me about the whirlwind experience of building Nomad SMS in three days—using WooCommerce and Subscriptions—and releasing it to the world.
Flexing eCommerce Muscles with Flex Foods
Flex Foods prepares restaurant-quality, healthy meals to be delivered to their customers’ homes in Tallahassee and Jacksonville on a daily basis.
Last week I had an interesting conversation with Stacey Reinstein, one of the co-owners of Flex Foods.
I learned all about what it’s like to run a local food delivery business using a subscriptions-based online store.
Refresh Your Health. Drink Tea With WooCommerce.
One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to cut back to one coffee per day.
I’ll be honest with you, so far it sucks.
If you’re trying to do something similar, perhaps a switch to tea might ease the transition? (I sure hope so).
Luckily, a bunch of savvy entrepreneurs are using WooCommerce to sell tea online and spread the word about the health benefits of tea.
Holiday Gift Shopping, WooCommerce Style
Unless you are an exceptionally organised person, and did all of your holiday shopping between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, chances are you’ll be hitting the shops (whether physically or virtually) over the next few weeks.
Sound familiar? Well don’t worry, we’ve scoured the web to find a great selection of WooCommerce gift ideas.
Fashion With a Cause: Interview With Causegear
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.
Become an ECommerce Maven in 2015
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!
WooConf 2014: The Best WooConf Ever
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…
The Cost of Setting up an Online Store
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.
5 PetCommerce Companies Powered By WooCommerce
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.