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This is Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus, with a handpicked weekly roundup of eCommerce articles.
What would you do if you only had a limited time to prepare your online store for the holiday sales? Black Friday is a week away so that may just be you.
In this post we’ll learn how to prepare your online store for the holiday season sales in a short span of time. We have 23 ways to get ready, there's bound to be some useful tips for anyone running an online store inside.
Read how to prepare for holiday sales
On the topic of holiday sales we've been busy this week updating Create and Code's list of WordPress deals for Black Friday. We'll be updating the post each week right up until Cyber Monday on the 2nd of December.
Here are some of the featured ones.
- Weglot - make a multilingual site - 30% off for life.
- AliDropShip - make your own dropshipping store. 35% off.
- BlogVault - 40% off all plans.
See the full list here
This is an incredible resource detailing the raw stats and trends that make up the web in 2019. Over 80 volunteers tested 5.9 million websites covering 20.9 terabytes of data to make this possible.
There is extensive analysis on many of the topics we keep coming back to such as performance, (Korea and Japan have the fastest connections), eCommerce (WooCommerce and Shopify lead the way), and page weight (the average page is 1.9MB, wowzers).
Delve into the Web Almanac 2019
I enjoyed this article from Eric Berkhinfand on using coupon codes within WooCommerce.
The problem is that coupon codes are so widely used and effective — but actually evaluating their success is almost impossible in WooCommere.
Erik show how with a combination of coupons and Metorik you can evaluate each campaign and see your sales in real-time with hour-by-hour granularity.
Read about Metorik and Coupon Codes
This is a really enjoyable short video tutorial on using Firefox's DevTools to improve accessibility on your website.
Understanding what's happening with accessibility can help you make certain your site can be used by everyone. Firefox DevTools now has a new Accessibility Inspector that shows an outline of the accessibility tree, and lists problems with contrast or missing labels, and much more.
The host, Jen Simmons, makes everything very easy to follow and in just 8 minutes you'll have the knowledge to make more accessible websites.
See the 8 minute accessibility guide
Latest Shoptimizer updates
Version 1.9.0 of our Shoptimizer WooCommerce theme, is probably the biggest one yet.
Just some of the new features:
- New header styles with a centered logo
- Loading spinner at checkout
- New mega menu heading typography control
- Even better performance with minified files
See everything on the theme's changelog page.
That's it for this edition. Simply reply to this email if you have any questions or suggestions, we read every message. Have a great week and best of luck with your projects!
Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus