Slow-loading pages and unresponsive interface elements are kryptonite for online stores. Shoppers expect a pleasant experience, and there is nothing pleasant about looking at a loading indicator for ten seconds or trudging through a multi-step checkout process that takes what seems like forever to load each page.
WooCommerce is the fastest growing eCommerce platform for small and medium businesses (SMBs) right now. The WordPress plugin provides businesses with an inexpensive and seamless way to sell online. Considering that more than 50 percent of content websites are running on WordPress, it’s not surprising that WooCommerce is the most popular choice for SMB eCommerce. […]
Each year, half a billion dollars is lost to slow websites after users abandon shopping carts and content pages. The reason? Insufficient hosting support, undefined expectations, and hosting provider marketing that doesn’t line up with reality.
Getting feedback from customers on your WooCommerce store is important. Data, analytics, and split testing are some of the evidence-gathering tools you have at your disposal, but in order to create a complete picture, you should be asking customers what they think directly.
Hosting providers are not made equal. Classic server methods of hosting have now diverged into a mix of alternate data center types, each of which falls under the singular heading of ‘data center’. This can make finding the right type of data center architecture for your business a tricky proposal – especially if you’re unsure […]
At the beginning of 2017, Matt Mullenweg announced an ambitious project to replace the WordPress editor with a modern block-based editor. Named Gutenberg after the inventor of movable-type printing, the new editor was developed as a feature plugin and then released as the Gutenberg plugin. If all goes according to plan, Gutenberg will be merged […]
Gutenberg is the new post editor that will be published with WordPress version 5. Its name derives from Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the printing press. Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, and his team aim to simplify creating content with WordPress. To be fair, Gutenberg is not officially ready for using it on production systems […]
You can automate your eCommerce or WooCommerce store and save a lot of time and sanity. Let the bots do it. Rather than being impersonal or expensive, simple automations can be personalized and easy. It’s well within reach of the average eCommerce shop. In the recent How to Use eCommerce Automations for Your Store webinar […]
Chris Lema, our VP of Products and Innovation at Nexcess, was recently interviewed by Christine Preusler from HostingAdvice.com to discuss our new Managed WooCommerce Hosting solution. The HostingAdvice.com article reviews the platform in depth, breaking down many facets of the plan, including the integrations with Jilt for cart abandonment, the types of stores this platform […]