April 9, 2016 — In this session Mitch will go over the inner workings of WooCommerce, an eCommerce platform built into WordPress. From initial setup to customization, he’ll cover everything you need to know in order to successfully run a WooCommerce installation. Finally, he’ll go over some great plugins and code snippets (in use on client sites) that have taken WooCommerce from “good” to “amazing”.
January 8, 2016 — How to effectively start an ecommerce website with WordPress by selecting the correct shopping cart solution to keep your business focused on the foundations before expanding.
November 2, 2015 — In this talk I discuss the emergence and popularity of WordPress + eCommerce and how it has quickly become the most popular way to sell online. From a general perspective I will discuss the drivers of this growth and how the community and stakeholders have taken WordPress eCommerce to the next level. From my role at WooCommerce I will discuss some of the lessons we’ve learned in looking at growth data and share some of the issues and perceptions which need to change to promote future adoption of WordPress + eCommerce at the enterprise level.
September 12, 2015 — The biggest and best-known ecommerce solution for WordPress does everything. It’s flexible, extendable, and almost infinitely configurable. It’s a Swiss Army Knife with 276 blades. But if all you need is a bottle opener, do you really need to walk around with a 2kg knife in your pocket?
We’ll talk about the things you need to consider when choosing an ecommerce solution. I’ll give you a list of questions to help you decide. And we’ll discuss some of the available WordPress ecommerce products so you can make an informed decision.
This talk is aimed toward business owners who need to add ecommerce to their sites and toward WordPress consultants (designers/developers) who wish to help their clients make the best decisions on ecommerce solutions. No coding knowledge is required.
July 10, 2015 — A reflective look back at our journey, including our growing pains and lessons we’ve learned, from some of the earliest “premium themes” to a team of 50 supporting the biggest ecommerce plugin for WordPress.
April 8, 2015 — Starting an online business comes with many decisions, some of which you—or your client—may not know you need to make. These decisions will directly influence the direction you take in the design of their ecommerce site and ultimately determine how successful (and profitable) your customer is.
March 16, 2015 — Using experiences from NicSocks.com and his previous company, Motribe, Nic will explain the value of real relationships and face to face business in a digital era.
January 9, 2015 — iThemes Exchange is billed as the simplest e-commerce plugin you will ever use. In this session you’ll get to hear directly from the project’s lead developer and see for yourself how to build tools that are easy to use and feature rich.
September 6, 2014 — With WordPress powering over 20% of all known websites, one would assume that it’s used for more than just blogging. WordPress is used for corporate websites, mobile apps, social networks, e-commerce, and more. This session includes guidance on setting up, hosting, securing, theming, and customizing a WordPress e-commerce website. Criteria is shared for selecting an e-commerce plugin, while parts of the talk will focus on a particular plugin for the purpose of illustration. The session is most helpful to those who are interested in or in need of an e-commerce website, but could use some guidance in getting off the ground. The talk delves into moderately technical subjects, but not in a way that would prevent beginners from gleaning important information.