Lots of new plugins, themes, and tips this week! Hopefully your Q1 is going smoothly now that we’re 1/3 of the way through.

New or Updated Plugins & Themes

  • I love the update from MailChimp for WordPress that adds eCommerce 360 support for Easy Digital Downloads and WooCommerce — segment your list by products purchased, total spent, and other eCommerce metrics. As I’m often asked, “How can I email a list of everyone that purchased Product X?”, this is a fantastic way to do so.

  • There are two new extensions for WooCommerce out this week: WooCommerce Google Analytics Pro ($29) adds enhanced eCommerce and advanced event tracking (such as coupon usage or customer registration) to your WooCommerce store. WooCommerce AvaTax (free) lets you integration with Avalara for tax calculation and compliance automation.

  • The free WooCommerce Google Analytics plugin also got an update to add enhanced eCommerce dimensions to your tracking.

  • WooThemes also released 2 premium Storefront child themes this week: Pharmacy ($39) and Homestore ($39).

  • Easy Digital Downloads is soon going to release a massive update to Recurring Payments, and you can read a preview here.

Marketing & Conversions

Other Tips & Articles

  • Paid Memberships Pro has a great overview of what you should consider when signing up for a payment gateway, such as transaction fees, disputes, when payouts occur, and other important features.

  • WooThemes has a list of essential features for every eCommerce product page.

  • Product reviews are one of the most influential elements in purchasing decisions, but many stores are afraid of negative reviews. Shopify has some great tips for handling negative reviews and turning them into lifelong customers.

  • Looking for a recurring billing solution? Chris Lema has you covered with 10 points to consider.

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.