Newfold Acquires YITH
This week of Woo has transpired rather quietly until today's news that Clearlake and Siris-backed Newfold Digital have acquired YITH, which was announced today.
YITH is a WooCommerce plugin shop that's been around for a long time in the WordPress ecosystem. The YITH team is staying on with Newfold. YITH CEO Nando Pappalardo says they “will continue to maintain the plugin library and deliver on our promise of reliability as we have for years.”
WooCommerce Release Notes
Version 7.20.0 has dropped for WooCommerce Blocks. It includes fixes for the Mini Cart Block, and a continuation of Store API improvements in preparation for the next WordPress core update.
$1.7 Trillion Spent Online by US Shoppers During the Pandemic
Something I ran into in my reading this week — E-Commerce Times reports American shoppers spent $1.7 Trillion online during the pandemic. Imagine what the total was worldwide.
An Inside View of WooCommerce Support
Lastly, this week gave us the opportunity to dive a bit more into a behind-the-scenes look at WooCommerce support with guest, Gabriel Bonifácio, Woo Happiness Engineer. Gabriel not only shares what it takes to run support at Woo, but he also recounts his personal experiences and insights about customers and other teams at Woo.