Scaling WooCommerce is NOT the same as scaling WordPress. This is an important philosophical difference.  Most WordPress-only sites are not offering a unique user experience. WooCommerce offers a unique experience due to the fact that it includes a shopping cart that can include personalized info for each customer.  This can cause your site to need…

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One of the reasons eCommerce businesses turn to WooCommerce is because it is widely recognized as “scalable,” meaning functions can expand alongside the business. Of course, as Chris Lema pointed out earlier this year, “scaling” is relative to what a business uses to measure success. And within a business different people will have different opinions…

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Using WooCommerce conversion tracking plugin

As an eCommerce seller, you rely on tracking your customers’ shopping habits to know the best-sellers, how well coupons are performing, what items resonate among customers in certain demographics and so on.    Most of all, you’re interested in what drives your repeat customers to keep coming back and replicating that success across the board.…

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Here at Mode Effect, we’re team WooCommerce, but we can’t deny that not every store is the best fit to start or continue their journey on any particular eCommerce platform.  So it’s always good to be educated on any particular platform you are considering for your online store.  So here is an overview of WooCommerce…

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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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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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We spend too much time as store owners using multiple tools with our marketing efforts — jumping from one platform to another. So slow down. Focus and figure out the source of your time-suck and let your website automation do the work for you.   Do any of these tasks sound familiar – and have…

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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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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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