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WooCommerce Invests in PeachPay

More money flowing in the WordPress economy. Today we get the announcement in Business Insider (paywalled), PeachPay, a one-click checkout startup created by recent college grads, is looking to compete with red-hot startups Bolt and Fast as e-commerce booms: PeachPay, which launched in January, is one of the newest entrants offering one-click checkouts for merchants. […]

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Automattic Brings Woo to WooCommerce

Elliot Silver breaks the news,, Acquired by WooCommerce: “The domain name had been registered at Network Solutions under Whois privacy, and the domain name status changed. is still registered at Network Solutions, but instead of Whois privacy, the domain name registrant information shows “REDACTED FOR PRIVACY (DT),” likely due to California privacy […]

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GoDaddy Amps Up WooCommerce Offering

With GoDaddy Pro launching The Hub earlier this month, it looks like a full court press from GoDaddy on other aspects of the ecosystem. Over at TechRadar, GoDaddy and WordPress want to supercharge your ecommerce site: “Following its acquisition of SkyVerge last year, GoDaddy has announced that it will make the company’s WooCommerce extensions available […]

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Shared SMS Short Codes Ending

Have you ever wondered why the text message you received from your bank, and maybe added it to your contacts list, is suddenly coming from your dry cleaner? These five or six digit “phone numbers” are called SMS Short Codes. Like a web hosting provider which has shared or dedicated host, you can utilize shared […]

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WooCommerce 2021, Ready to Explode

It’s been defrosting, marinating, percolating, however you want to describe the slow burn of WooCommerce over the last year, I believe that 2021 will be a breakout year for WooCommerce as a platform to start competing at a much greater level with Shopify, and BigCommerce. This will be propelled by Automattic providing greater tools and […]

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Ecommerce is 2021

Throughout 2020, you could see how the Big W of WordPress hosting companies (Automattic, GoDaddy, WP Engine, Bluehost, etc.) have slowly made their 2021 market intensions visible to the world. It’s hard to hide acquisitions, mostly because all those involved want to make some noise about it. The latest acquisition is Poynt courtesy of GoDaddy. […]

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Matt Mullenweg Talks WooCommerce

Actually WordPress Co-Founder and CEO of Automattic, Matt Mullenweg talks with BobWP and Jonathan Wold on the Do the Woo Podcast about a number of topics near and dear, WooCommerce being the lead topic but also a good portion on open source. So, about a year prior to [Automattic] doing the [WooCommerce] acquisition, I started […]

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WooCommerce Acquires MailPoet

This is very exciting for the first tier of email plugins in the WooCommerce and WordPress space. MailPoet is acquired by WooCommerce: “WooCommerce stores can look forward to improved features to reach their customers in the near future. This is a natural continuation of WooCommerce functionality we added to MailPoet 3 years ago. Nearly a […]