E-Commerce

WooCommerce WPAZ Meetup: January/February Wrap

WPAZ, WooCommerce, WordPress

After skipping December because almost our entire team was out of town due to WordCamp US, we came in strong for 2019 with two successful meetups! The first being January 2nd! I was concerned that it’d be too soon into the new year as it was only day 2 but I was pleasantly surprised! It…

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How to Set Up a New WooCommerce Store

This post was originally posted at WooCommerce.com as a 5-part boot camp series for store owners considering using WooCommerce. If you are starting from scratch, head to WooCommerce.com/start to get a basic site in place. If you already have a self-hosted WordPress site or a WordPress.com site with a Business plan, head to the Plugins section of your…

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WooCommerce WPAZ Meetup: September Wrap

WPAZ WPAZWOO WooCommerce

Our September WooCommerce Meetup is in the books! On September 5th we hosted our 2nd WordPress AZ WooCommerce Meetup! The night was full with lots of networking, food, two presentations, and an after-meetup meetup! 😜 Ray Flores took us back to some WooCommerce fundamentals on the topic of Customizing WooCommerce & Extending Plugins. Here are…

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WooCommerce WPAZ Meetup: August Wrap

WooCommerce WPAZ Phoenix

WooCommerce Meetup #1: Successful! This has been months in the making but we finally launched! Last week we held our first dedicated WooCommerce Meetup right here in Phoenix. Long have we flirted with the idea of a WooCommerce-centric meetup. I mean like, for a couple of years. Of course, we weren’t sure what the response…

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Using WooCommerce for Wholesale eCommerce Sites

E-commerce has been incredibly successful for retail or business to consumer (B2C) sales. Online holiday shopping continued to grow last year, hitting an all-time high of $108 billion according to CNBC, nearly 15% higher than 2016 statistics. Outside the holidays, more people than ever continue to shop online for everything from clothing to groceries. Forty-three…

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Re-Platforming to WooCommerce

Here at Mode Effect, we get a lot of inquiries from eCommerce site owners who have outgrown the one-size-fits-all platform they entered early in their online commerce ventures.   These folks have often outgrown their first platform and want their websites to help them compete more effectively in the virtual marketplace. They want to offer…

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Ecommerce Analytics 101

Like any business, e-commerce stores will be most successful when proprietors take time to analyze what’s working and what isn’t working to boost sales and maintain a satisfied customer base.   Obviously, ecommerce site owners don’t have insights they can use in brick and mortar stores, such as greeting customers and making eye contact, reading…

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Holiday eCommerce Security: Is Your Store Ready for the Hacking Season?

Being a good custodian of your customers’ data is a basic part of running any successful online storefront. Unfortunately, the holidays are a particularly risky time of year for eCommerce security. With all the credit and debit card numbers traveling to and fro, hackers have a smorgasbord of opportunities for data theft. Large retailers like Neiman…

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eCommerce Fraud Prevention for Sporting Goods Stores

If you think you don’t need to worry about security because your eCommerce site is a small one, you should know that most hackers don’t think about size. It’s true that the most ambitious hackers go after larger sites like eBay, Target or Yahoo!, all of which have experienced customer database breaches in recent years.…

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Is UX killing conversions on your eCommerce store?

A user’s experience on your ecommerce website will have a strong impact on how long they stay on your site, how much they navigate through it, and if they make a purchase while visiting. When it comes to conversions, your user experience is critical. So, let’s dive in and look at four key areas of…

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