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  1. WooCommerce Now Has New Mobile App

    Look at your phone’s home screen.

    Chances are, you will see apps for banking, for tracking the weather, shopping apps, ones that keep you on schedule, work related apps, and most likely, at least one type of social media app. If you are a business owner using WooCommerce, then it is important that you know about a newcomer to the Android world of apps – the WooCommerce app. (It should be noted that this is not WooCommerce’s first venture into apps, as they already had one designed for IOS – which was improved with this new app.)

  2. The Holidays are Coming…. Are Your E-Commerce Sales Ready?

    Just one look at the crowded shopping centers, malls and big box stores – it is safe to confirm that the holidays will soon be here. And, for many brick and mortar stores this means longer lines, longer hours and bigger revenue than normal. However, if you have a business that is primarily web-based, then sales are often at non-traditional hours which means your busy time(s) vary.

    Of course, if you feel that your online business could (or should) be doing more, then don’t despair. There is still time to increase your holiday sales – even if you fear that it might be the 11th hour!  Here are some tips from the e-commerce pros to help you increase ecommerce sales.

  3. WooCommerce Sales Tax with Taxjar: What it Means for You

    In a recent blog post, we shared that the Supreme Court changed a 20-year-old ruling regarding taxes. Now, taxes can be collected on ecommerce sites. However, it can be a bit of a challenge to determine the proper calculations – especially when it comes to implementation on a website.

    If you are a US online business with a retail aspect, then there are a few questions you will need to ask before getting your website set up for charging sales tax. These questions are –

    • What states are the primary ones with which you do business – in particular, those with more than 100K in sales or 200 transactions in a state, states with brick mortar locations, and those with inventory/warehouse(s)?
    • From and to which address(es) do you ship your products?
    • Are any of the items you sell tax exempt?
    • Are any of your customer entities or resellers who are tax exempt?
    • How do you collect payments?
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    Sales Tax Changes for Ecommerce

    It’ been said that the only two things we can depend on in life are death and taxes. Perhaps a sobering thought, but no less a true one. After all, we pay taxes on virtually everything we consume and thanks to a recent vote in the Supreme Court, one more taxed element has been added to the list – sales tax on online transactions.

    In times past, non-physical vendors were limited as to how they applied tax. Essentially, unless a company had a physical presence they could not charge a sales tax. This original ruling was made more than 20 years ago, long before ecommerce was imagined. The ruling was passed with the belief that doing otherwise would place an undue burden on interstate commerce, thus being unconstitutional. At the time of the original decision, it was determined that states were losing between $694 million and $3 billion annually. However, as e-commerce has grown and online shopping has become more prevalent, those numbers have grown, to the tune of $8 billion and $33 billion per year. A much larger loss of revenue for states.

  5. WooCommerce 3.0 Major Update

    For those who use their websites to sell products, one of the most commonly used ecommerce tools is WooCommerce and it has recently undergone a major update.

  6. 9 Ways to Boost Ecommerce Sales

    According to Hubspot.com, mobile commerce makes up 30% of all U.S. commerce. So, if you have an online store that is not mobile-friendly, it may be the kiss of death to your profits. As digital technology continues to expand and evolve, it is going to be vital that you keep up with technology trends in order to get the best results for your online store.

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    eCommerce Essentials: 11 Must Haves for Successful Online Stores

    Hopeful entrepreneurs start up thousands of new eCommerce businesses every day. Nine out of 10 of the online ventures will not survive the first year. What makes the difference between eCommerce success and failure? For anyone with an online business or considering one, here’s our list of the top 11 must haves and excerpts from the online ‘buzz’ about them. Also check out Mailchimp’s article on how to start an online store.

    1. A Niche Market

    “Most people who are just starting out make the mistake of looking for a product first, and a market second. To boost your chances of success, start with a market. The trick is to find a group of people who are searching for a solution to a problem, but not finding many results.” Entrepreneur.com

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    WooCommerce improves speed with “Dashing Dolphin” upgrade

    WooCommerce released its latest upgrade, version 2.5 – dubbed the “Dashing Dolphin,” in January.

    Here’s how the WooThemes product release announcement describes the new features:

    This latest version focuses on getting the store itself to run quickly and is aptly named Dashing Dolphin.

    We made several changes under the hood that improve the speed of your store.

    First, we improved how WooCommerce knows who is on the site and what they have in the cart, known as a session handler. … We’re now storing less temporary data in the database, which speeds up every page load.

    Several pages in the backend were improved, such as the tax settings screen. For store owners that collect taxes in a lot of regions, this screen will both save and load much faster.