New year

SkyVerge in 2018

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is a great time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished as a company over the past year. The post-holiday lull provides some much-needed time to step back and get a bird’s-eye view of the past year before setting goals for the next. We spent the past few days at SkyVerge reviewing everything we built, improved, worked on, and shipped. As a team, we’ve put more focus on…

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Better extension support using the WooCommerce REST API

As many of you know, our team started to handle all plugin support from WooCommerce.com last year. This was an interesting change for us, as our team had previously been involved in second-tier support, with the WooCommerce team responding to incoming questions and working with our team as needed. Just about a year has passed since this we fully transitioned support to our team. We’ve learned a lot about providing better customer service, and have…

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The completely rebuilt WooCommerce USA ePay

Who doesn’t love taking new orders in their online store? 💸 Payment processing is a huge part of the order lifecycle, and today I’d love to share how we’re making that process a lot better for WooCommerce stores using USA ePay. We’ve re-built this plugin from the ground-up — let’s dive into some of the newest changes and features! Improved setup Our setup process for WooCommerce USA ePay was not great: showing accepted card types…

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WooCommerce Memberships: A RESTful API and Jilt integration for advanced emails

WooCommerce Memberships 1.11.0 is here! The new version is packed with important features both above and under the hood. This release of Memberships represents an important milestone in the evolution of this extension, and we’re very excited to see what it brings next. We have a really cool new integration, tools developers will love, and better guidance for new users. Let’s dive in! 🌊 PHP 5.3 is now required Starting from this version, Memberships will…

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SkyVerge joins the 2018 Inc 5000 list

About 5 years ago, I started SkyVerge with my cofounder Justin. We had humble goals: build great software for eCommerce stores and build the kind of company that we’d want to work for. From the beginning, we’ve been bootstrapped & profitable, which helps us to build a culture that aligns and reinforces our core values. As we near 2 dozen team members, we couldn’t be more proud of our wonderful team of engineers, support specialists,…

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WooCommerce extension updates & releases

Introducing MailChimp for WooCommerce Memberships

Memberships has gone bananas! 😛 Just over a month ago we announced our first add-ons for WooCommerce Memberships, and now we’re already doubling down with a new premium add-on to combine the powers of Memberships with MailChimp! MailChimp for WooCommerce Memberships allows you to synchronize your members with any MailChimp list, and segment members according to plan and membership status. Why MailChimp? At SkyVerge, engaging with our customers is super important. Not only do we…

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WooCommerce extension updates & releases

Add-ons for WooCommerce Memberships are here!

WooCommerce Memberships has been one of our flagship products at SkyVerge for a couple years, and today we’re very excited for the next evolution of the Memberships ecosystem. When we originally built Memberships, our main goals were to provide a robust integration with Subscriptions for content protection, while also ensuring that sites could offer store perks to certain groups of customers (such as discounts or exclusive products). Over time, we’ve seen Memberships grow from a…

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New year

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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