Big week, lots of news! Happy Easter to those of you celebrating this weekend as well 🙂 .

  • Cart66 2.0 was released this week, and includes upgrades such as a product grid layout, product custom post type, and photo galleries. Their upgrading guide contains details on some of the major changes.
  • Patrick Rauland from WooThemes released a WooCommerce Cookbook this week that provides almost 100 WooCommerce tutorials and “recipes”.
  • If you’re looking to learn WooCommerce, I’d also recommend checking out BobWP‘s WooCommerce tutorials.
  • BuiltWith put together a neat list of major online stores using WooCommerce — I learned that Keurig uses WooCommerce Subscriptions 🙂 .
  • Subscriptions is a huge draw towards WooCommerce for many stores, as this case study from Prospress illustrates.
  • Justin Sainton posted a quick snippet on making the WP eCommerce test gateway admin-only.
  • You can add the markup for Twitter product cards for Easy Digital Downloads using this free plugin from Lee Willis.
  • A premium EDD plugin was also released this week to add acquisition surveys to your checkout to see how customers learned about your store.
  • Shopp 1.3.9 was released this week, which includes some security fixes (so update!) and new hooks for developers.
  • Paid Memberships Pro released a free add-on to protect custom post types on your membership site.
  • Search Engine Journal has some tips for improving email marketing to improve customer retention and happiness.
  • A Better Lemonade Stand posted a comprehensive guide to Advanced Instagram Marketing Tactics, including tips to get more followers and be mentioned by the largest accounts in your niche.
  • This infographic from Quick Sprout shows you why you should be using upselling and cross-selling to increase average order value, and provides some examples on how to do so.
  • Receiptful posted 6 insights from email receipts they’ve gathered while sending over 100,000 email receipts.
  • The Storefront theme for WooCommerce got an update to vastly improve accessibility this week, and WooThemes released 2 new premium extensions for it: Product Hero, which creates a hero widget to showcase a product, and Pricing Tables to generate a pricing table for your selected products.

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your weekend!

Posted by Beka Rice

Beka Rice manages the direction of Sell with WP content and writes or edits most of our articles to share her interests in eCommerce. Or she just writes as an excuse to spend more time jamming out to anything from The Clash to Lady Gaga. Who knows.