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This is Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus, with a handpicked weekly roundup of eCommerce articles.
We've just published a big update to our popular article on the Best WooCommerce POS Plugins.
With a point of sale (POS) plugin for WooCommerce, you can create sales and manage orders from a front-end system on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Perfect if you sell in-person at a physical store or at a weekend market.
We now look at an additional 4 options requested by commenters including OpenPOS and OliverPOS.
Check out the 9 Best WooCommerce POS Plugins
Without the right tools, finding just the right product in a large catalog can be an almost impossible task for a user.
Product lists are key to users’ ability to find suitable products, as they help users explore and narrow down what can be a list of 1000s of products.
Baymard's article describes 15 pitfalls to avoid which include:
- Return users to the same place in the product list when returning from the product page (17% don’t)
- Consider using “Load More” (74% don’t)
- Always provide comparison features for spec-driven products (61% don’t)
- Combine variations of products into one list item (42% don’t)
- Display “price per unit” for multiquantity items (85% don’t)
Read Baymard's suggestions to improve Product List UX
The tech industry is abuzz about a new standard for social networking that is more open, more user-centric, and potentially more powerful than Twitter and Facebook.
So what is ActivityPub? It’s a technology through which social networks can be made interoperable, connecting everything to a single social graph and content-sharing system.
It’s governed by open protocols, not closed platforms. It aims to give control back to users and to make sure that the social web is bigger than any single company.
Automattic, which owns WordPress.com has even purchased an ActivityPub plugin.
Read more about ActivityPub in The Verge
Our friend Rodolfo from Business Bloomer has released a set of "mini" WooCommerce plugins at affordable prices.
I like how he describes them:
"One feature. Lifetime license. No subscriptions. 1 plugin file. A few lines of code. No banners. No up-sells. No WP notifications. Use it on as many websites as you like."
They range from $5 to $19 so are extremely affordable.
See Business Bloomer's Mini WooCommerce Plugins
I enjoyed this inspiration gallery of some of the very best minimal, whitespace focused websites.
If you're researching some well designed website examples, this is worth a bookmark.
Take a look at ffffff.website
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Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus