The product and perspective that Killian brings to the podcast today are both very unique. First the approach of their product by offering installment options on WooCommerce while providing financial empowerment. Secondly, their work in the eCommerce space and how and why that led to WooCommerce.
A Chat with Killian
In episode 63, Jonathan and I chat with Killian about:
- The unique service that Sezzle brings to the payment process.
- How their payment installments model empowers customers financially.
- Killian’s journey both individually and with Sezzle to WooCommerce.
- A look at the different platforms they have built for and how they ended up integrating with WooCommerce.
- His perspective on the Woo ecosystem when he was first introduced to WooCommerce and how that compares currently.
- How he reflects and views open source.
- What shop owners reactions were to putting the cost of installment payments out of the hands of consumers into their hands.
- Where education fits into their model.
- How Sezzle both is a benefit to the customer but also a selling point for agencies.
- Killian’s confidence in moving forward with WooCommerce.
- What he considers the biggest cautionary spot when it comes to Woo.
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We start out the show learning about the unique option that Sezzle has brought to the installment payments model. Their mission is financially empowering customers and with the no interest, pay now, pay later method, it really brings some great opportunities to Woo shop owners.
From there, as is traditional with the podcast, we hear Killians’ own personal journey to Woo as well as how Sezzle ended up intergrating with WooCommerce. This part of the conversation also touches a lot on other platforms that have built their integration for and Killian reflects on those as well as what inspired him with WooCommerce.
Since he has used Woo earlier, we sought out his perspective of the Woo ecosystem then and his insights on it as it stands now. This part of the conversation also moved more into his thoughts on open source.
Interestingly, when Sezzle started, the cost-savings were for the shop owners, but they ended up shifting those to the consumer. Killian talks about how shop owners reacted to that and the reasons behind that move for Sezzle.
Jonathan enquires how they use education with their services and I bring up the fact that it’s not only a product that is appealing to the shop owner, but also agencies who can benefit by using it as a selling point.
We round it off with Killian sharing the level of confidence he has moving forward with WooCommerce as well as what he considers the cautionary side of Woo.
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Yes, this is the transcript. But not in the traditional sense, transcribed word for word. We do not speak as we write. Often the flow of transcribed content is hard to follow. So I have taken it a few steps further by seriously editing, at times, the conversation and even using my editorial freedom to clarify some points. So enjoy.