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Although refunds and returns are part and parcel of running an eCommerce store, they can still be a pain to manage.
However, with the right approach and tools, managing refunds and returns on your WooCommerce store needn’t be the drain on your resources that it could be.
In this guide, Joe Fylan takes a look at the issues around returns and refunds in WooCommerce and covers some of the best tools for managing them as efficiently as possible.
If you’re reluctant to offer refunds and returns or you want to but aren’t quite sure how best to manage them, this guide is for you.
Learn How to Better Manage Refunds and Returns in WooCommerce
HelloFresh are one of the most popular meal-kit providers in the world, serving more than 7 million customers every month.
Their checkout is clearly designed for impulsive decision-making, frequently adopting dark patterns and nudging potential customers towards commitment.
And yet, they're leaving so much on the table.
Not only do the vast majority of people cancel their subscription within a few months, but their pre-sale funnel is likely to be leaking heavily.
This case study from Peter Ramsey looks at how HelloFresh could save more of their customers.
See How a Checkout can be Improved to Gain more Customers
WordPress 6.4 was released this week on November 7th.
The most interesting additions include Block Hooks, improved pattern organization, a redesigned and enhanced Command palette, changes to attachment pages, a lightbox effect on images, and several improvements to the writing workflow.
Improved template loading, refined script loading strategies, and other performance enhancements will make your WordPress website run faster, while List View enhancements and several upgrades to the admin user interface will make it more usable and accessible.
A notable speed enhancement includes usage of the script loading strategies “defer” and “async” in core, blocks, and themes.
Contributors have also had to work quickly over the 24 hours since release to prepare a 6.4.1 maintenance release after a critical bug emerged from a change in the Requests library, causing problems with updates on servers running older versions of cURL.
Learn more about WordPress 6.4
The updated official WordPress showcase was designed to inspire visitors and show them what the platform can do.
It contains a diverse representation of some of the best WordPress-powered sites on the web, including the Meta Newsroom, Harvard University, NASA, Rolling Stone, Usain Bolt, The White House, among many other high profile web properties.
The showcase also includes some lesser known, beautifully designed sites, featuring art and creativity, highlighting the endless possibilities and versatility of the WordPress platform.
Check out the WordPress Showcase
Kapwing has put togther a set of free, ready to use images for your site's 404 page.
If you use our Shoptimizer WooCommerce theme you can now customize this 404 page and include any content you like, including images such as these.
Take a look at this Set of Free 404 Illustrations
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