At the third annual WooConf, the official conference for WooCommerce, it was today announced that WooCommerce Stores are on track to surpass $10B in sales this year. WooCommerce is an extendable, adaptable, open-sourced (FREE!) plugin for WordPress that adds eCommerce to any WordPress site. Owned and maintained by Automattic (the company that powers WordPress), WooCommerce has grown to be one of the most popular eCommerce platforms on the web, powering over 41% of all online stores.
It is clearly the big player in the market. Everyone is customizing their extensions to work with it. It may be used for selling physical merchandise, subscription services, access to digital media or downloads. Products can be categorized, given sale prices, independent attributes, and more. It can be used to collect donations, and it is a good choice for membership sites. And WooCommerce is totally scalable for any size enterprise.
The built-in analytics system makes a wide array of statistics easy to understand. Total sales, sales by date, average order totals, individual customer statistics and many other figures are all neatly presented via graphs on the WordPress admin panel.
Net Ingenuity uses WooCommerce for all of the websites requiring e-commerce that we have built–even the one that gives books away for free (lightinnerlight.com).
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- A Google User
Karen Kreps understands and communicates very clearly to a person like me who feels totally lost in the Wordpress blog world. Nothing about it is intuitive to me, but she was able to demonstrate Wordpress "how-tos" in a manner that was clear and gives me hope that I will finally be able to start my blog. I highly recommend her and will be hiring her again in the near future.
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Net Ingenuity provided prompt service building a new website from scratch and showing me how to manage content. I highly recommend Net Ingenuity.
— A Google User
I just met Karen Kreps but already she has helped me immensely in setting up my first Wordpress site. I just watched her video tutorial and followed it step by step, and it was a complete breeze! I highly recommend her services.
- A Google User
I have been hiring Karen Kreps at Netingenuity to complete various Web projects for me for over seven years. She is so fast and accurate that I never have a moment's worry about my site.
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- A Google User
Karen is a great person and really works hard to deliver whatever has been discussed on time and on budget. She really takes the project under her direction and will make sure other parties involved all stay on task. A joy to work with and highly recommend her.
- A Google User
I can't speak highly enough about Karen Kreps and Net Ingenuity. She has brought a high level of expertise and knowledge to a complicated web project of ours and has, time and again, found practical, creative solutions to difficult problems. I have yet to see someone match her dedication or her reliability. She would be the first one I would call for any web project.
- James Watkins, Director, Integral Yoga Teachers Association
Karen Kreps has helped us build a fantastic web site. She is very helpful and is always on top of any question we may have. Not only has Karen been able to translate our purpose into cyberspace, she also has the ability to communicate and understand our needs efficiently. I highly recommend Karen Kreps to anyone who is serious about getting things done right. — A Google User
She really took the time to explain and help me transform my "Unfindable" website into a working part of my business. I am excited about my website again! Awesome copy writer too. — A Google User
I just met Karen Kreps but already she has helped me immensely in setting up my first Wordpress site. I just watched her video tutorial and followed it step by step, and it was a complete breeze! I highly recommend her services. — A Google User
I'm ranked number one under relief backsplash tile! This is the result of working with Karen to set up a new Wordpress web site, replacing another which was not as effective or user friendly. I am a small business and count of my web traffic to bring in customers. Karen's expertise has been invaluable. We did everything over the phone and internet. I now have a more professional web site, more traffic and customers!
Karen did an amazing job transforming my 11 individual blogs into a WordPress MU installation. It was done quickly, correctly and she went above and beyond to make this happen. She has set me and my company up for an easy and quick blog expansion in the future! Highly recommend her work. — A Google User
4 years ago-I met Karen through the Austin WordPress Meetup group, and from the first meetings I attended, I sensed that Karen was focused on helping other attendees succeed. It's one of those "you got it or you don't" reactions.
I spoke with her a few weeks ago about a project I'd just accepted, being the agent for and representing a personal friend who's a visual artist and sculptor. Task #1: get a website built that allows me to robustly market his work.
Karen who is getting ready to take a lengthy vacation with her husband, asked some smart questions about what I was looking for, and determined that as long as we stayed focused on the agreed upon agenda, she'd keep the "wheels on the bus", and could commit to supporting me as she and I built the site. She made some suggestions about what plug-ins to use to achieve the impact I wanted, and some alternative choices for configuring them, and helped me get up to speed on some parts of WordPress that I didn't really know well. Net-net: she helped me feel more comfortable as a site designer and WP developer, and the project came in ahead of schedule, under budget, and looking great.
I recommend Karen as someone who's great to work with, and who knows her stuff. Without her, this project would likely have been very stressful for me. With her, it was an enjoyable learning experience.
Karen helped me set up a Wordpress site with a template that I purchased online. Although the instruction manual was very inadequate, she managed to get it working the way it was supposed to and also gave me some great advice on which plugins I should be using. Can highly recommend her services and depth of knowledge. We'll certainly be using her for training as we get further along in the process!
I created my blog incorrectly and in one key stroke, lost all of my work. Karen was able to find my blog and reroute specific pages and name my blog. I'm very new to all of this technology, but she was patient and very knowledgeable. Thanks so much for making the phone calls and keeping me in the loop. — Shawnee Kunz
Karen of Net Ingenuity really helped me through a tight crunch on my new website for my rebrand launch. I tried to build it myself but after 1 meeting with Karen made me realize I was not doing my rebrand ANY justice. Investing in her services and my website was a blessing!
She helped me narrow down the style, colors & image. I am very happy with the new website and I've had nothing but great feedback on how posh and professional it looks. She is now my "go-to". Thanks Karen!
- A Google User
Thank you so much for all of your work on our web site! It looks great! It is so well done with a number of stories, links, and points of interaction that it appears to be a very mature site -- and it is brand new!
I cannot adequately express my gratitude for your sacrificial commitment & work on behalf of our fledgling climate change group here in Austin. We would be dead in the water without you. Thank you so much for your wonderful gift to our work!
I recently began working with Karen Kreps of Net Ingenuity for my writing projects, both blog posts and articles. I am so grateful to have her help. She is able to crank out good material on a variety of deeper subjects at a reasonable rate.
It takes awhile to get used to delegating something like this and she has worked with me to make it a smooth transition. I look forward to a long working relationship with Karen, she will be a key success factor in me staying in touch with my audience.