WooCommerce news, eCommerce news and new products and services for WooCommerce from this last week.
WooCommerce 4.1 Beta 1 – With this update the focus is primarily on stability and performance.
WooCommerce 4.1 Will Bring New Setup Wizard to All New Installs – With WooCommerce 4.1, we will be seeing the news Setup Wizard in all new installs. Previously they have been rolling those out to a select group and testing it. So if you did a new install, you may or may not have experienced it.
eCommerce News Beyond Woo
eCommerce: 4 Ways to Adapt Your Digital Strategy – COVID-19 has certainly made an impact on eCommerce over the past couple of weeks now that isolation and social distancing measures have been put in place. via SEO Journal
The Pandemic Economy: What are Shoppers Buying Online During COVID-19? – To answer this question, retail intelligence firm Stackline analyzed eCommerce sales across the U.S. and compiled a list of the fastest growing and declining eCommerce categories (March 2020 vs. March 2019) with surprising results. via Visual Capitalist
The Pandemic’s Toll on Privacy Laws – Since we don’t have a firm grip on all the cybercrime that actually is occurring, it is impossible to guess whether privacy laws can survive the pandemic. via eCommerce Times
New Plugins and Extensions
ShopPlugins Releases the WooCommerce Advanced Pricing Plugin – The newest release is a robust plugin that gives you the ability to control your product pricing using conditions both globally and per product.
Codup Subscriptions Add-On for WooCommerce Released – The plugin lets you give customers the option to subscribe to your existing products with the frequency of daily, weekly or monthly periods.