San Diego
(North County)
March 2014
The Ins and Outs of
Presented by Devin Walker
v About Me - @wordimpress
What is WooCommerce?
Ecommerce for WordPress
It’s Very Popular
And Growing...
http://www.mikemeisner.com/blog/featured/woocommerce-rose-dominate-wordpress-ecommerce-arena/
Developed by WooThemes
Why Use WooCommerce?
Lots of Documentation
Large Community
Lots of Developers
Sells Almost Anything
Advanced Shipping Support
WooCommerce Themes
Site Theme Count Price Note
50+ $99 - 399
Some themes are not
responsive
200+ $45 - 75 Read theme comments
60+ $40 - 60
Mi...
WooCommerce Extensions
http://www.woothemes.com/product-category/woocommerce-extensions/
Payment Gateways
Marketing
Integrations
And much more...
• Widgets and Advanced Reporting
• Product Import and Export
• Subscription Payments
Built-in Features
Reporting
Taxes
User Accounts
Customizable Emails
WooCommerce Pros
• Works with most themes
• Handles many types of products
• Base plugin is free
WooCommerce Cons
• Updates can be painful
• Support can be slow
• Cost of extensions
WooCommerce Tips
• Do you have an SSL cert?
• Buy official extensions
• Wait for a sale (right now 25% off)
Competitors
Before You Begin
WooCommerce Considerations
• Budget to hire developer if needed?
• Do I have enough technical skill?
• What am I selling?
...
Real-World Examples
Feed Cincy Now
http://feedcincynow.org
Opus Coffee
http://www.opuscoffee.com/
Vital Health Foods
http://www.vital.co.za/
Soul Brother
http://www.soulbrother.com/
Now for a demo...
Quick Checkout
30% off:
“ncmeetup14”
Thank You!
Questions?
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The Ins and Outs of WooCommerce

  1. 1. San Diego (North County) March 2014
  2. 2. The Ins and Outs of Presented by Devin Walker
  3. 3. v About Me - @wordimpress
  4. 4. What is WooCommerce?
  5. 5. Ecommerce for WordPress
  6. 6. It’s Very Popular
  7. 7. And Growing... http://www.mikemeisner.com/blog/featured/woocommerce-rose-dominate-wordpress-ecommerce-arena/
  8. 8. Developed by WooThemes
  9. 9. Why Use WooCommerce?
  10. 10. Lots of Documentation
  11. 11. Large Community
  12. 12. Lots of Developers
  13. 13. Sells Almost Anything
  14. 14. Advanced Shipping Support
  15. 15. WooCommerce Themes
  16. 16. Site Theme Count Price Note 50+ $99 - 399 Some themes are not responsive 200+ $45 - 75 Read theme comments 60+ $40 - 60 Mixed support and theme quality
  17. 17. WooCommerce Extensions http://www.woothemes.com/product-category/woocommerce-extensions/
  18. 18. Payment Gateways
  19. 19. Marketing
  20. 20. Integrations
  21. 21. And much more... • Widgets and Advanced Reporting • Product Import and Export • Subscription Payments
  22. 22. Built-in Features
  23. 23. Reporting
  24. 24. Taxes
  25. 25. User Accounts
  26. 26. Customizable Emails
  27. 27. WooCommerce Pros • Works with most themes • Handles many types of products • Base plugin is free
  28. 28. WooCommerce Cons • Updates can be painful • Support can be slow • Cost of extensions
  29. 29. WooCommerce Tips • Do you have an SSL cert? • Buy official extensions • Wait for a sale (right now 25% off)
  30. 30. Competitors
  31. 31. Before You Begin
  32. 32. WooCommerce Considerations • Budget to hire developer if needed? • Do I have enough technical skill? • What am I selling? • How many products?
  33. 33. Real-World Examples
  34. 34. Feed Cincy Now http://feedcincynow.org
  35. 35. Opus Coffee http://www.opuscoffee.com/
  36. 36. Vital Health Foods http://www.vital.co.za/
  37. 37. Soul Brother http://www.soulbrother.com/
  38. 38. Now for a demo...
  39. 39. Quick Checkout
  40. 40. 30% off: “ncmeetup14”
  41. 41. Thank You! Questions?

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