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.”
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.
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!
Kandace Brigleb really likes her coffee… and I mean really.
I counted 26 mentions of the word in the transcript of our interview.
That’s probably for the best, because Kandace and the rest of the seven person team at Needmore Designs are carving themselves a tasty little niche out of websites for specialty food and beverage businesses—many of which are coffee roasters.
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…
We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched a new, free WooCommerce Stellar Gateway extension.
There are over three million Stellar Facebook authorisations, but very few are selling via the Stellar protocol or in the Stellar cryptocurrency.
The WooCommerce Stellar Gateway is a way for non-developers to sell with Stellar.
If you can set up WordPress and WooCommerce, you can sell with Stellar.
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.
Tony Cosentino might just be a small-business branding genius.
His business name—The Bearded Roaster—is fun and entirely memorable. The way Tony tells it, he came up with the name rather effortlessly.
Tony had a similar experience when naming his WordPress consulting business, The WordPress Guy. In both cases, it was what people had naturally started calling him anyway.
Along with his natural talent for simple, yet effective branding, Tony is taking advantage of some other very clever business ideas. These include an Australia Post shipping hack, and deftly taking advantage of an opportunity to get his coffee in front of customers.