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WooCommerce is so flexible that both store owners and developers can easily use it. It is an excellent eCommerce platform, where developers to utilize and apply their skills to enhance it to the fullest. These new tools and plug-ins have made a difference in the way WooCommerce store owners run their business.
You will have to study theory and gain excellence in project managing. You must be aware of the mistakes you need to avoid in your course of work. To become a WooCommerce developer, you first need to be utterly familiar with WordPress.
Before you set to learn advanced WooCommerce, you first need to learn the following:
Being a WooCommerce also means being a WordPress expert.
After you finish with the above course of study, you must get in touch with PHP and CSS. But before getting in touch with PHP and CSS, you have to give your time to strengthen your foundation knowledge of WooCommerce. You need to get familiar with the following-
To be able to customize WooCommerce, you need to learn how to build it, how to code and develop in the first place. You need to download the WooCommerce plug-in on your computer. You must go through every little folder and every PHP file. You will need to invest a lot of time in knowing the ‘language’ that will allow you to code and understand advanced WooCommerce better.
You must learn:
To advance your skills and to earn more, you need to get familiar with the WooCommerce actions and filters, templates and snippets.
You need to learn the customization process in three steps:
Learn to Find WooCommerce Hooks
You must learn all about third-party integrations, themes, hosting, SEO, SSL, analytics, languages, currencies, payment gateways etc. to complete your full WooCommerce knowledge.
After you have mastered the customization process of WooCommerce, you need to get familiar with the following concepts:
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You have to learn to differentiate between a functional plug-in and a lousy plug-in. To specialize in coding and selling WooCommerce plug-ins, you have to understand every bit of the WooCommerce Plugin world. To specialize in scaling WooCommerce, you must know all the current problems with WooCommerce stores. You must be aware of the pros and cons of every performance plug-in.
In times of glitches, you have to learn to act fast. To save time and become a pro at time-management, you’ve got to learn how to guess the source of trouble. A blank page (error 500), an empty cart, or a continuously spinning checkout- what do these mean? To become a WooCommerce expert, you must learn to identify trouble and be able to troubleshoot. You need to learn how to estimate the source of the error. If you fail to do so, you must be ready to waste time and money. The key to master this is just one guideline – “Prevention is 90% of the troubleshooting.”
Plug-ins add other characteristics to your eCommerce store. There are various types of plug-ins for WooCommerce, and they have categories based on their functions and utilities. For example, Email Marketing & CRM and Remarkety are designed to help WooCommerce store owners market their products and their brand via emails.
This year, YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier is one of the most popular WooCommerce plug-ins. Store owners can use this plug-in to help their customers zoom into the product’s image without manually zooming the picture. Whenever they drag the mouse cursor over the image, it automatically zooms into that particular area. This plug-in will enable your customers to carefully check the product’s quality, colour, and other minute details. This plug-in increases user experience.
Yoast SEO is another popular WooCommerce plug-in that is used to apply SEO optimization to your website so that it is more visible to your visitors. You can optimize your content and product description according to the keyword phrases that people are using to search the internet. You can also add meta-descriptions, keyword phrases, optimized permalinks, etc. This plug-in helps a lot when you have a blog section and want to introduce regular articles.
The primary purpose of introducing an app is to stay in touch with your store all the time. WooCommerce allows you to integrate apps with your websites via plug-ins that sync your WooCommerce data with your mobile.
StorePep is one of the best feature-packed native WooCommerce applications that helps the users to manage and monitor their WooCommerce store. Store owners can keep in touch with their store and can know the whereabouts of their store. They can check their current sale, overall revenue and can keep track of the customers and their buying patterns. The app enables changing the order status from their phone. Moreover, they can update the important stocks details. StorePep gives updates on every small and significant changes like change in the order status, or any new order, etc. All of this occurs in the background.
Slack is another app that is useful for the business owner to communicate with the people in their company. The core team members can use this and also the people working in other departments of the company. Installing this app using the Slack Connector plug-in is very easy. This plug-in helps the users to receive store notification in Slack, as soon as something happens in your store. With the Slack connector, you can define as many rules as you want.
You get very less time to grab the attention of your visitors and convince them to buy your products. So you need to make sure that your website looks good. Adding a beautiful theme to your WooCommerce store can help you bring back a lot of customers.
Storefront is the official WooCommerce theme that allows you to build the website’s character fitting to the demands of your business needs. It is a free theme and is flexible while adding new functionalities and features. The integration is seamless and works without any hassle. Storefront has a lot of options and setting with which you can configure your entire theme. It has a very responsive layout and a fruitful schema for better SEO performance.
To extend the features of your Storefront, you can add third-party extensions and Storefront child themes. Depending on the eCommerce store, you can choose a proper child theme. For example, Bistro is a child theme for Storefront that is for online stores that sell organic items and food consumables. This theme can attract a lot of food buyers and thus, help the business owners attract the required audience.
An online store needs a payment gateway for its customers. You can choose the payment methods according to your customer’s comfort. WooCommerce allows a lot of payment gateways for its users, which falls under two sectors, i.e., Core payments (Free) and Premium gateways.
Square is a premium payment gateway developed by WooCommerce. This payment method has become very popular among WooCommerce store owners. Square accepts credit cards and online and offline payments. Square is necessarily helpful while creating any new product. It automatically adds it to your store and setups Square payment.
Stripe is another premium payment gateway that is widely popular. It has a broad spectrum of payment methods like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, J.C.B., Bitcoins, and Diner Club cards. The best feature of this payment gateway is that it has no hidden costs and thus you’re charged for only what you want. They transfer the money to your bank account in every seven days.
WooCommerce is so popular owing to its ability to expand its features. Users can increase the utility of their online store by integrating various third-party extensions and plug-ins to their WooCommerce website. It helps the store owners to amplify the growth rate of their store. They can organize their store to increase the productivity of the store.
Facebook developed an extension for WooCommerce and, it is one of the most popular extensions. This extension helps WooCommerce store owners to increase their sales. With this extension, you can market your products on social media. You can target your audience and track the number of likes, dislikes, and views. You can showcase your products to your customers on their news feed.
The Extra Product Options is another third-party extension. It is available on CodeCanyon, and it provides varied options to the customers so that they can select the product suitably. It helps to create priced product variations and conditional logic. You can gain extra control over the placement of the required fields with the form builder. Users can add additional styling for the radio buttons and the checkboxes.
Customer support is an underdog, often ignored by many business owners. It is the most crucial aspect of running a business. If your customers are happy and satisfied with your products and services, they will stick to purchasing from your online store for a longer time. It will ensure a positive reputation for your store among your visitors and increase the overall sales.
WSDesk is one of the best help-desk ticketing systems with which you can support your customers. It is used to assemble all the issues of your customers reaching you via your dedicated email account. They can write their problems to this email, and the customer support agents will solve their issues. You can prioritize your customers and their requests. You can notify them via the emails when the problem is solved.
Zendesk Support is another customer support system that helps you track, prioritize, and solve customer support tickets. It gathers all the customer information and details in one place, and then, you can quickly work with all the cards. Zendesk has also introduced its support app for the store owners that will help them to manage and respond to the tickets rapidly and directly from their mobile phones. You get real-time alerts on your cards in the notification feed. You can refine these notifications such that you can receive updates on tickets that you want to keep track of.
The Process to Hire a Resource is Quite Simple:
Yes. GlobalEmployees submits several resumes of experienced candidates. You can then interview and test any candidate to determine if you’d like to hire them as an employee. Interviews are conducted over the phone or Skype.
Before the employee starts working for you, you have to;
WHAT WILL BE THE WORKING HOURS? CAN MY EMPLOYEE HAVE THE SAME WORKING HOURS AS ME?
The employee you hire can work in the time slot of your choice (Indian office hours, your office hours, or any other shift). However, you need to inform GlobalEmployees at the very beginning regarding your preferred shift timings for the employee.
We make sure the quality of the work is not impacted because of the time slot. But people do prefer to work during the day, so if you are open to your employee working in the day slot, you will have a bigger pool of resources to choose from.
You work with your remote employee as you would with any of your in-house or resident employee. We provide your employee with all the hardware and infrastructure they need to work for you remotely.
GlobalEmployees can provide your employee with a local telephone number for your area. You can also utilize other tools such as email, Google Chat or video conferencing via Skype etc
Normal business work hours are eight hours a day, from Monday to Friday, throughout the month. This does not include any time taken for breaks or for meals.
If your hired employee is meeting the set goals, it’s clear that they are doing their job. You could also put checks and balances to monitor your employee’s performance and monitor your employee via web cams, remote login software, phone, and instant messenger. In addition to that, our floor managers ensure that your employee is working at all times.
Yes. The GlobalEmployees office is your office extension in India. You are welcome to visit your employee at any point of time.
Yes. Please request to speak to a manager if you would like to bring your employee on-shore.
Yes. Any incentives you offer will be passed on to your employee. All incentives will be paid to your employee via GlobalEmployees only.
No. Your employee is on the payroll of GlobalEmployees. Subsequently, you have no employment tax, insurance, or labor law obligations/liabilities.
We can work with you to store your data locally on your own servers or we can store the data in-house. All data will be protected so that it is saved on a separate work server rather than on the employee’s personal computer. We can also ensure that the employee will not have the ability to send or save data through email or on other data devices such as USB drives.
Yes. It is a mandate for all the employees to sign an NDA. A copy of the same is available upon request. If you want us to sign your NDA, please let us know and we can make arrangements for the same.
All work done by the employee for the client on our premises is the client’s property. The same is specified in the GlobalEmployees contract.
Yes. You can hire a part time employee.
In case of any issue simply get in touch with your dedicated relationship manager at GlobalEmployees via e-mail or phone. GlobalEmployees managers are present 24 hours a day to resolve any of your problems.
We understand that with employees there can be a performance issue and we are always open to discuss and find a solution mutually. Typically, if the performance of a resource is not satisfactory then we endeavor to find a replacement for you. In another situation where a hired resources has delivered a decent performance but has been unable to scale it up, then we will charge you for the number of days the resource has worked and, will refund the remaining amount. We would request you inform of any such dissatisfaction within the span of a week so that we can take appropriate steps. In situations where you have not expressed your dissatisfaction and the resource has delivered considerable amount of work, we will not be responsible. Herein, you are requested to mail us an appropriate notice clearly mentioning the termination of our services.
Yes. If you want to hire an employee, GlobalEmployees requires receipt for the first month’s invoice before the employee actually starts working.
This is because GlobalEmployees enters into a legal contract with the employee you hire. Accordingly, GlobalEmployees is legally liable to provide the employee you hire with a paid notice period. Thus, the fee for the 15 days notice period to terminate our services is required in advance before the employee starts working.
No. There are no hidden charges. The price quoted with each submitted resume is the full and complete cost for the entire service. The only exception is if your employee requires software or hardware that we do not provide and is costly to acquire.
Your employee is entitled to 8 paid holidays in a year. In addition, your employee accumulates one day of paid leave per month. Hence, in one year your employee is entitled to 19 days of paid days off work. Any other days off work are unpaid leaves, for which you will not be charged.
No. GlobalEmployees provides you with a long-term dedicated employee. You work with the same employee every day. Hence, it is not possible to cover the odd absence by an employee. In case your employee requires a substantial time off work, GlobalEmployees can replace the employee.
Your employee will be provided with a new desktop. In addition, your employee will have access to all other computer peripherals such as printer, scanner, fax, headsets, web cams, etc.
Yes. Please speak with one of our managers to check if your additional requirements can be met free of any additional charge.
The entire hiring process takes around 1-2 weeks from the time you submit the requirements. In case you are in a rush to find your employee and start sooner, you could subscribe to our Premium service, which would prioritize your case. The turnaround time with Premium service is around 4-6 business days.
The cost of subscribing to our premium service is $100. This charge would be adjusted in your first month’s invoice, thus it is not an extra charge. And yes, the amount is fully refundable if we are unable to find a suitable candidate for you.
Yes. We can discuss the terms once you submit the requirement.
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