Easy Digital Downloads Simple Shipping

EDD for Physical Products: Easy Digital Downloads Simple Shipping

Easy Digital Downloads has tons of benefits for eCommerce sites that sell services or other virtual products and services: the core plugin is free it’s designed for virtual products, so it’s lightweight without being light on features there are lots...

/ July 29, 2015
Add trust badges to checkout

Add Trust Badges or Seals to Checkout

There are tons of strategies that can help you improve your checkout page, but including trust badges or seals within the checkout process is an easy change to A/B test, and that typically yields conversion increases for most sites. It’s...

/ July 27, 2015
Strategies for More Effective Coupons

8 Strategies for More Effective Coupons

Being able to use a coupon on an order makes you feel like you’ve won something. It can be a pretty great feeling, right? Here I thought I was going to spend $56.42 on my order, and BAM! I’ve got...

/ July 20, 2015
Improve Customer Communication via Automated emails

Improve Customer Communication with Automated Emails

This is post 3 of 6 in the series “Improving Customer Service” (Click to expand) Customer service should never stop at “order completed” in your store. Picture this scenario: You have a great dinner out at a restaurant with good wine,...

/ July 8, 2015
Easy Digital Downloads 2.4 Review

Easy Digital Downloads 2.4 Review

Easy Digital Downloads version 2.4 was released yesterday, so we’ve compiled an Easy Digital Downloads 2.4 review to show you what’s changed and been added in this major version. If you’d like details from the EDD team, check out the...

/ July 1, 2015
Market New Products

6 Strategies and Helpful Plugins to Market New Products

Launching new products in your store is always an exciting time, but the stress of wondering whether the product will be a success, will justify any costs in launching, or will solve your customers’ needs can be taxing. Fortunately, since...

/ June 24, 2015
WordPress eCommerce Plugin Usage

WordPress eCommerce Plugin Statistics Revisited

About 6 months ago, we published a comparison of eCommerce plugin usage based on statistics from BuiltWith.com. About a month after that, WordPress.org implemented their own active install tracking for free plugins hosted on WordPress.org, which gave even more insight...

/ June 15, 2015
Vendd Review

Free EDD Themes: Vendd Review

One of the biggest challenges when launching a new eCommerce store is finding a quality theme. Your theme dictates how your site will look, so it need to make your site look great. However, eCommerce themes need to do this...

/ June 10, 2015
Ask Sell with WP | sellwithwp

How to discount Easy Digital Downloads Payment Methods

Today’s Ask Sell with WP question comes from Piotr: How can I give discounts for using a payment method with Easy Digital Downloads? I want to encourage my customers to use something other than PayPal, so I want to give...

/ May 11, 2015
Build Customer Loyalty

Build Customer Loyalty: Reward Customers

Customer lifetime value is an important metric for any business. As acquisition costs for new customers are often high, increasing lifetime value ensures that your investment in acquiring the customer is profitable. So how do you encourage repeat purchases from...

/ April 20, 2015
Product Reviews Employee Badges

Improving Product Reviews: Add Employee Badges

If you could watch me shop online, you’d see that I’m crazy about reading product reviews. It doesn’t matter to me if I’m buying bath towels or a new TV. I’m almost ashamed of how much time I’ve spent reading...

/ April 13, 2015
Sell using WordPress | How to Create a Digital Goods Marketplace with Easy Digital Downloads

Digital Marketplace Themes: Checkout Review

One of my favorite extensions for Easy Digital Downloads is the Frontend Submissions extension because it’s a fantastic way to create a marketplace of your own. FES lets you manage vendors and display vendor products, as well as accept product...

/ April 2, 2015