It was a big year for SkyVerge

This year was one of the busiest ever for the SkyVerge crew. Yeah, we know, that’s what startups say about every year. But we really mean it! This year we grew our team, launched new products, made existing products better, and most importantly, helped over 50,000 shops using WooCommerce, Shopify, and Easy Digital Downloads to make more money and provide better experiences for their customers. Here’s what went down in 2017…

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Selling internationally: A Guide to Landed Costs for WooCommerce

As a WooCommerce merchant seeking to expand your business, one option is going international. A world of opportunity awaits merchants who can tap overseas markets, and that opportunity is only growing. Global retail ecommerce sales are expected to total more than $4 trillion by 2020. Great news! WooCommerce merchants can now automatically estimate and optionally charge landed cost fees using WooCommerce AvaTax. Selling internationally can not only vastly increase the numbers of your potential customers,…

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WooCommerce extension updates & releases

WooCommerce Memberships 1.9: Paving the way for Teams

WooCommerce Memberships version 1.9 is being released today! Exactly one year after 1.7, our biggest feature-packed release since the plugin inception. In between there have been 15 releases, 1 minor and 14 patch releases (according to semantic versioning terms). That’s more than one plugin update per month! Version 1.8 was too an important release: it had to account for WooCommerce 3.0 compatibility, an important milestone for the world’s largest eCommerce platform. For this reason, though,…

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Managing WooCommerce Order Status for Virtual Sellers

Howdy all! Today’s Ask SkyVerge question is geared towards virtual sellers, and comes from Lars: My question refers to an economic and client-oriented setting of order statuses and order emails for use case of buying a virtual product like a membership through a WooCommerce shop. Order status for these virtual products move only to processing rather than completed. This also results in multiple emails being sent for a virtual order. Is there a more sane…

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Blocking WooCommerce Social Login Registration

We’ve got an Ask SkyVerge question today from Jonathan that’s a neat usage of Social Login hooks: Is there a way to only allow social login for people who have an account already? Meaning we don’t want to create an account for them automatically since they should purchase a memberships to log in. Sure thing — there are hooks that will let us hook into Social Login just before it creates an account to stop…

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WooCommerce extension updates & releases

WooCommerce Local Pickup Plus Version 2.0

Local Pickup Plus version 2.0.0 was released last week! This is a major rewrite of our plugin for managing pickup locations: a comprehensive solution to let your customers pick up their orders at one of your business premises. “A rewrite you say? Why the need to redo stuff? Does it mean it wasn’t good from the beginning?” — When software evolves it doesn’t mean stacking new features and things on top of the ones built…

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How to Sell Subscriptions with WooCommerce and Get Sales Tax Right

Featured image credit: 401kcalculator.org (CC BY-SA 2.0) Selling goods and services by subscription — offering automatic, recurring delivery and charging automatic, recurring payments — is an eCommerce trend on the rise. While consumers have long been familiar with subscriptions to media services such The New York Times or Spotify, the popularity of subscriptions for physical products is rising now as well. Goods being sold by subscription range from razors (Dollar Shave Club) to the ingredients…

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WooCommerce extension updates & releases

WooCommerce Authorize.Net SIM Version 1.2

Last week we released WooCommerce Authorize.Net SIM version 1.2, which adds several new management features for store owners, making it easier to support order fulfillment workflows from within WooCommerce. This release was designed to avoid logging into your Authorize.Net control panel, as this can be cumbersome when managing orders, letting you make changes for transactions right within your store 🙂 Process Refunds and Voids Automatic refund and void support has been added to Authorize.Net SIM…

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WooCommerce extension updates & releases

Update Previous Reviews with WooCommerce Product Reviews Pro

WooCommerce Product Reviews Pro was updated to version 1.8 last week, which adds a couple of highly-requested features to make your product reviews even more seamless. As of this version, customers can now update previous reviews, and guests can watch threads to be notified of replies! Thread Watching In previous versions of Product Reviews Pro, only logged-in customers on your site could “watch” a review, question, or other contribution to be notified of replies. This…

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