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Open eCommerce vs. Paint-by-numbers

Open eCommerce can be contrasted to a paint-by-numbers application or drawing. There are many preset and cookie-cutter eCommerce providers out there, many of them quite popular and well regarded. Open-source software offers much more for a business or organization as it allows them to customize anything and make untold decisions to satisfy their unique needs.

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Customizing WooCommerce with Code Snippets

Check out my video on the various ways to customize your WooCommerce sites, particularly using the Code Snippets plugin to better organize your PHP customizations. Also, check out my open-source library of WooCommerce code snippet samples.

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Exporting and Importing WooCommerce Orders

I was recently tasked with migrating a legacy WooCommerce store into a newer environment and database. Here’s a couple of approaches you can consider if faced with a similar project – full database migration versus exports/imports.

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Handling Phone Orders, Re-charging Orders, Post Purchase Up-sells or Cross-sells

An interesting set of questions recently came up: How best to take phone orders, change new orders just in, or append add-on items or orders to a customer’s account using stored payment. This is akin to performing a post purchase up-sell or cross-sell administratively.

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