WooCommerce is great for getting a store up and running quickly and avoiding fees. But some small business owners may find the WordPress backend a bit cumbersome. It’s busy back there. What if we could create a WooCommerce Dashboard that strips out all the bells and whistles and focuses on Orders? In this tutorial I’ll do just that. Then I’ll integrate the dashboard with customer SMS, using Twilio, Pipedream and TiddlyWiki.
If you’ve ever set up a store with Woo for a small business customer, you know this pain. You probably spent as much time training the customer on the backend as you did building the actual store.
Also, the list of Orders may not refresh as quickly as you’d like (or at all). So you may not know a new Order came in unless you are simultaneously monitoring an email account.
In fact, email is a popular way that Woo users avoid this mess. You can set up a dedicated email account to receive Orders, and that will solve some of these problems. Woo will send over a neat summary of your new Order, and you can use email folders to keep track of Order status from there.