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This is Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus, with a handpicked weekly roundup of eCommerce articles.
If you're yet to establish your eCommerce store as a force in the market, generating your first sale(s) can seem like climbing a mountain.
We've put together a list of 15 sales "wins" you can pat yourself on the back after achieving each.
Of course the definition of a “win” for a new online business is entirely subjective to the business owner and their goals.
From snagging your first sale, to securing your first repeat customer; this list of targets would be a feeling of accomplishment for any new business.
Discover the Top 15 Sales Goals for New eCommerce Stores
While WordPress is still the CMS with the largest market share by far, certain proprietary CMSs such as Wix and Squarespace have been heavily catching up in the past few years.
CMSs hosted in a controlled environment have a much easier job improving performance, compared to an open-source CMS with a massive third-party ecosystem with over 60,000 plugins and themes like WordPress.
Exploring ways to enhance performance in WordPress at scale is crucial for long-term success.
This talk by Felix Arntz at WordCamp Europe was one of my favorites over the 2-day conference.
See how to improve WordPress performance at scale
Rodolfo from Business Bloomer has posted another code snippet which could be very useful for many WooCommerce store owners.
With this simple bit of code you can include a new 'Order again' button within your My Account > Orders section.
Clicking the Order again button redirects you to the Cart screen with all of the items from the previous order already included.
I've tested it with our Shoptimizer theme and it works very well.
Learn how to include an 'Order again' button to your My Account page
It seems that almost every new WordPress update over the past number of years has focused almost entirely on the block editor.
It's refreshing to see some very early concepts of a potential new admin dashboard area, something which has been neglected for a very long time.
Matias Ventura has created a number of short video clips to give a very early proof of concept. There's a lively debate in the comment section below which will no doubt result in these screens being further polished over future iterations.
Take a look at some (very) early concepts for a updated WordPress admin area
Adobe has started testing a free-to-use version of Photoshop on the web and plans to open the service up to everyone as a way to introduce more users to the app.
Adobe didn’t provide a timeline on when the freemium version would launch more widely.
In the meantime, the company is continuing to update Photoshop for the web with more tools, including refine edge, curves, the dodge and burn tools, and the ability to convert Smart Objects. The web version is also getting mobile support for reviewing and commenting on images.
Discover Adobe's plans to make Photoshop on the web free
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Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus