WooCommerce in Real "Live"

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December 10, 2016

WooCommerce in Real "Live"

As a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer, I’ve worked with WooCommerce stores for over two years. However, only in October of this year did I create a live WooCommerce store with physical products for the first time.

In this talk, I’ll focus on the challenges in setting up a WooCommerce store in Africa, but also on its potential and quick wins. I’ll share my experiences with handing over the project to the store owner and give some tips on setting boundaries.

By the end of the talk, you should have a good overview of the considerations when starting a WooCommerce project, especially in making sure that you can hand over to your client smoothly.

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December 10, 2016
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  1. WooCommerce in Real “Live” Job Thomas | @jobtex

  2. CHAPTER I The Challenge

  3. • store.dev • woocommerce.dev • wc.dev • localhost.dev Daily

  4. Test sites ⚡ The reality

  5. • Find an NGO with sales • Set up WooCommerce

    store - Design - Products - Payments - Shipping • Hand over Project
  6. CHAPTER II The Preparation

  7. Give Her Hope
 giveherhope.co.za " # design products
 (descriptions, prices,

    images) hosting & security taxes payments configuration payment options shipping configuration shipping costs, provider review & feedback order management make suggestions
  8. CHAPTER III The Setup

  9. • Cost ( # > > " ) • SSL

    certificate? • Speed • Traffic • Management • Sponsoring WC Harare? Hosting
  10. • Jetpack - Security scanning ($) - Protect - Downtime

    monitoring - Akismet - Site backups ($) - Single Sign On • Password hygiene • 2FA Security
  11. • Vital - Description - Price - Product image •

    Recommended - Category - Attributes - Shipping dimensions/class Products
  12. Product Attributes

  13. • What’s available? - Cash - Credit card (PayFast) -

    EFT (PayFast) • Set up PayFast account: # Payments
  14. • Cash • “Bank Transfers” • DIY: skyverge.com/blog/how-to-create-a- simple-woocommerce-payment-gateway/ Payments:

    Zimbabwe
  15. “Bank Transfers”

  16. Shipping Where to? Options Local (Cape Town) Local pickup, SAPO,

    Courier Domestic (South Africa) Local pickup, SAPO International (Rest of world) SAPO International
  17. • Where to? - Domestic (Zimbabwe) - International (Rest of

    the World) • What’s available? - Local pickup - Free shipping - Flat rates - Table rates ($) Shipping: Zimbabwe
  18. Flat rate

  19. • Whose account? • Theirs: complete handover - finished project

    + credit card - management • Yours: customer contract - easy access - “can you do this?” + cost/time Extras (A.K.A. Extensions)
  20. • Akismet • Jetpack by WordPress.com • Storefront - Powerpack

    ($) - Product Hero ($) - Product Sharing - Sticky Add to Basket • VaultPress ($) • WooCommerce - Currency converter ($) - Helper - PayFast Gateway - Product Add-ons ($) - SAPO Domestic ($) - SAPO International ($) • Yoast SEO Used for Give Her Hope
  21. CHAPTER IV The Hand-Over

  22. • Jetpack them • Teach them - Creating products -

    Creating coupons - Managing orders • Charge them Hand over
  23. Jetpack them

  24. Jetpack them

  25. • “Help” tab • Dev environment - DesktopServer - Test

    site • “You do it” - Give feedback - Limited engagement Teach them
  26. Teach them: Help tab

  27. Charge them

  28. CHAPTER V The Result

  29. None
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  31. Thanks Job Thomas @jobtex