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List of WooCommerce Development Mistakes that can
cost you
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  • Every business owner loves to see the business
    flourish be it online or offline.
  • But somewhere they make mistakes which cost them
    their prosperity. One such mistake occurs when
    mishandling your WooCommerce store.
  • WooCommerce is a tool, designed by WordPress with
    elegant themes and efficient plugins, to help you
    sell products online.
  • According to WooCommerce, with 51M downloads, it
    powers over 28 of all online stores and the
    number can be changing with time.
  • But, most of the times, many store owners miss
    some important points and make huge mistakes with
    their WooCommerce website design.
  • Today, we will roam our eyes to the possible
    mistakes that happen in WooCommerce Development
    that can charge the business thrice the cost of
    its development.

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  • 1. Forgetting A Staging Site
  • First of all, for my fellows to whom staging site
    is an alien, it is a complete reflection of your
    live website which is built to test the site
    before making it live. It helps you test the
    themes, plugins, and custom codes and rectify any
    errors found.
  • For the online stores, it is quite essential to
    have created a staging site to keep the sites
    back safe.
  • Many times at 21Twelve Interactive, which is one
    of the Best E-commerce Magento and WooCommerce
    development company, we come across the client
    issues where websites have lost orders due to the
    negligence of the staging site before making the
    store live.
  • At those times, we see our clients suffering
    because of the money and the time it costs to
    them in resolving that error.
  • This error can substantially be avoided if a
    staging site is developed with a proper help by
    hiring a WooCommerce Development Company which is
    highly recommended as staging site has got your
    WooCommerce stores back.
  • Anything foul with your online store cannot be
    tolerated as it can directly affect your
    business.

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  • 2. WORKING ON AN OUTDATED WOOCOMMERCE VERSION
  • When owning an online business, keeping it
    updated must be on 1 on your to-do list.
    WooCommerce is a framework with a very active
    update release cycle and while possessing one,
    you need to be active with the updates too.
  • While running an outdated version can make itself
    and your business exposed to all sorts of
    attacks. It lacks the latest security features,
    which can bring lots of cyber-threats to your
    online store.
  • Also, an outdated version wont help you provide
    the best User Experience to your users. It cannot
    provide all the usability that the framework can
    offer with the updated version. And ultimately,
    it leads to an unhappy user experience, which you
    would definitely not prefer to accept.
  • While people think that old version helps them to
    use the third party plugins and themes, the truth
    is something else!
  • First, if WooCommerce experts do not update the
    version and ensure the compatibility with the
    update within a short while after the release, it
    opens the doors to all the risks discussed above.
  • Secondly, WooThemes and most third-party
    developers support the current version of
    WooCommerce and one version back. It means that
    running an older version than those will not help
    you get the official support for the plugins and
    themes.

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  • 3. SECURITY CAN BE CHECKED LATER.
  • Can security be checked later? Well, the answer
    is a big NO!
  • These are the days when people go for a thousand
    checks to see if they are updating their crucial
    information on a secure platform.
  • If by any chance, the site seems to be missing on
    the security, it is likely to lose the
    credibility of visitors turning to loss of the
    customers.
  • Thus, good website security is a prime factor to
    be considered to increase the customers
    confidence in buying from your online store.
  • This makes it necessary for the store owners to
    keep the security updated before anything else.
  • There are ways to achieve the security highness
    on the store, such as making key areas secure,
    like My Account area, checkout process, and
    payment page area, with an SSL certificate.
  • Furthermore, if your site is not HTTPS enabled,
    it would be marked as non-secured as per the
    update from Google Webmasters. Which says, if
    your site collects crucial information like
    passwords or credit/debit card credentials, the
    whole site needs to have HTTPS enabled.

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  • 4. NOT CHECKING SYSTEM STATUS REPORT
  • When developing an online eCommerce store, there
    are possibilities of getting the
    misconfigurations to happen in the system.
  • Misconfigurations, which are so common with
    WooCommerce, can cause a big hazard to your
    WooCommerce system.
  • So to avoid that, WooCommerce team has included a
    System Status Report within the plugin listing
    several useful points on information about the
    site, versions of the plugin, active themes, PHP
    version, web server version and lots more.
  • This helps the owners notice the issues easily as
    the details causing trouble to your system is
    colour coded with red. Also, every red will have
    an explanation following it about what the
    problem is.
  • Not checking on to this report can make you miss
    on many resolutions which later can cost you a
    huge amount of time, efforts and money.
  • Also, hiring a Woocommerce development company
    helps you get trained in all these aspects making
    you independent enough to take the basic care of
    your store.

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  • 5. DID NOT SET THE SELLING LOCATIONS
  • WooCommerce has come up with a feature Selling
    Locations allowing you to set the targeting
    countries of the sale. You can set them in the
    General tab under Settings.
  • You can also restrict the countries available on
    Billing and Shipping Address forms on the
    Checkout page. You can get it done in the
    Shipping tab under Settings
  • You may end up receiving orders from countries
    which may seem like Jupiter and Mars to you if
    you miss out setting specific locations.
  • Which may later result in you apologizing to the
    customers for being unable to deliver the
    products to their place and refunding the money
    collected, sometimes losing extra on the
    processing fee.
  • A better option can be called out by keeping
    an eCommerce Development Company on your side to
    avoid all these hassles and get it done as
    desired.

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  • 6. JUMPING OVER THE BACKUPS
  • There may be some unknown reasons but people
    oversee taking backups which is not at all a
    saviour.
  • If you have an online store, security and backups
    NEED to be the highest on your priority list.
  • No matter what method you use, but it is
    essential to take backups of your WooCommerce
    store daily and retaining them for at least 7
    days.
  • There are businesses those still run their online
    stores, without taking backups, successfully with
    a good number of customers. For such businesses,
    all it may take is one dreadful security incident
    to sweep off everything. That thought itself is
    like a nightmare.
  • Nowadays, you can find millions of WordPress
    backup options those are free also, the ones
    that can provide you support with a payment
    structure for a specific period. One such good
    option is to hire a Woocommerce development
    company to assist you all with it and take the
    pain for you.
  • One more aspect of the WooCommerce development
    services is eCommerce platform migration.
  • We all know how fast and developing this online
    business has become. The module that produced
    millions for your business previous year may not
    be the best player this year.
  • It is very essential to be on the top of the
    update cycle if you wish to pursue in the
    competition and win every day. Some updates are
    like a plaything which can be made easily but
    some need be taken a keen eye on them in order to
    get it done properly.

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  • So, e-commerce platform migration comes with a
    good option as you have to preserve all your hard
    work while accepting the change. These are the
    times when you should hire WooCommerce developer
    to help you with the platform migration.
  • Platform migration can affect the SEO ranking,
    daily visitors count, website traffic and most
    importantly the company revenue. It also is a
    pain sometimes to go through the list of top
    eCommerce development companies who can assist
    you with this task.
  • But, nothing to go on the pills because of this
    stress. This Woocommerce development company
    India, USA is up with the WooCommerce development
    and customization services to safely migrate your
    store from one platform to another.
  • If migration is something that recently came upon
    your mind, I would suggest you to remember
    avoiding the following mistakes.
  • 7. MAKING THE STORE LIVE WITHOUT VALIDATION AND
    TESTING
  • Platform Migration is an important aspect but not
    the only parameter to be looked after.
  • It comes with lots of things to be checked after
    the completion of the migration process in order
    to manage the new portal effectively.
  • But most of the times, people make a slip by
    throwing the new website live before properly
    validating and testing its efficiency.

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  • 9. GIVING A SURPRISE TO YOUR CUSTOMERS, ALL OF A
    SUDDEN
  • We may like magic tricks, but some may become
    tragic ones for the business.
  • It is when you when you launch your new website
    without informing your customers of the change.
  • They are your hard earned customers who
    maintained a long-term relationship with your
    business, loved your products and services. They
    are familiar with your website and like its
    functionalities.
  • It becomes your moral responsibility to make your
    customers aware of before launching the new
    website, explaining to them your plans and the
    reason to change along with the advantages and
    benefits they can get from that platform.
  • You need to have a trained team to make that
    effort for you by your side. You can also hire a
    WooCommerce agency who is expert in this.
  • 10. MIGRATING PLATFORM WITHOUT A PROFESSIONAL
    DEVELOPMENT COMPANYS HELP
  • Out of many, one of the most pinching effects is
    the decrease in the sales number after the
    website migration.
  • This pain can be avoided if you choose to work
    with a faithful and a Best E-commerce Magento and
    WooCommerce development company with the proven
    history in the development skills.
  • Remember, not all WooCommerce developers can
    restore SEO Ranking, Google authorities, daily
    visitor counts, website traffic and the profit.
  • Just make sure that you are working with a
    WooCommerce agency who is well proficient and
    cautious of the risks so as to keep your store on
    the track and flourish even more with good
    business numbers.

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  • This is one of the vital processes to validate
    and test the set-up, framework, plugins,
    customised codes, and overall functionality of
    the new WooCommerce store well before making it
    live.
  • If you would have kept an eCommerce website
    development company by your side during the
    migration process, they will make all the
    parameter checks and validation before the site
    live so as to avoid any major problems such false
    updates on the live website, etc.
  • 8. COST CUTTING ON PROFESSIONAL SEO HELP
  • Your stores SEO performance is the significance
    of the health of your eCommerce store.
  • Many wounded store owners go for the SEO
    renovation after facing the damage to their
    previous SEO ranking.
  • Any changes must not be affecting your business
    health thus, it is a fundamental step to hire
    WooCommerce experts to take care of your SEO
    while migration.
  • As my team here deals with many WooCommerce
    websites in India, USA, we know how important SEO
    rankings stand for an online business and hence,
    pertaining to the fact, we have our hands trained
    for all the sorts of SEO help a business may
    require.

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  • ConclusionWe read about a few possible
    mistakes these are ten, there can be even more
    behind the bushes to harm your business. You are
    ought to take all the anchoring steps that will
    hold your business profits intact and help them
    grow.
  • Better it is, whenever you think of moving to an
    online store newly for your business or if you
    have an online store but thinking of the platform
    migration, give a shout out to this Woocommerce
    development company India, USA who is proficient
    and able to sweat out to retain your business
    profit the same way as you are.
  • This article is originally published on 21Twelve
    Interactives Blog Page.

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