Day: March 10, 2021

B2BWoo Review

B2BWoo Review – A Complete Business to Business Platform

B2B eCommerce is a literal behemoth in the eCommerce industry.

Shrouded in the shadows of its more glittering counterpart, B2C, B2B eCommerce is a land of opportunity for those looking to gain more profits.

Don’t believe me? Let the statistics do the talking.

B2B eCommerce is growing at a quick rate. Predicted to reach 18 trillion dollars by 2023, the industry’s sales are skyrocketing. In 2019, digital sales grew by 10.9% which is a positive sign of things to come.

The industry is going up, there’s no doubt about that. Business owners have started to realize that, and are now opting to go digital in order to sell more.

But the problem is that they don’t know where to start. We were faced with a similar problem. At my organization, we were looking to go digital but didn’t know where to start. We were already using WordPress as our CMS of choice.

We were also not too inclined on using a SaaS platform, since it meant we were limiting ourselves to a closed source platform.

Eventually, we heard about B2BWoo, and were so impressed with the product demo that we decided to purchase it.

We haven’t gone back since!

What is B2BWoo?

B2BWoo is a complete plugin bundle for the WooCommerce platform – coming equipped with everything that you need to build a B2B store.

As we mentioned before, we were using WordPress as the CMS of choice for our eCommerce processes. When we decided to use WooCommerce in a standalone manner, we ran into problems with it because at its core, WooCommerce doesn’t facilitate B2B purchases.

It wasn’t until I saw B2BWoo that we managed to get our processes in check. We were able to implement a complete B2B store and overhaul our business website with a business-to-business storefront.

What does B2BWoo do?

B2BWoo helps introduce a variety of B2B functionalities, making your store wholesale friendly.

Everything from dynamic pricing, catalog creation, quotes, minimum order quantity setting, account management, and more – we gained everything from B2BWoo.

For businesses looking to sell wholesale on WooCommerce, there is no better alternative to B2BWoo.

Simplify Your Wholesale Processes

B2BWoo is built for wholesale processes without a doubt.

Built on top of the most popular eCommerce platform there is, B2BWoo includes everything you need to get started with your B2B operations.

It helps deliver a seamless B2B experience backed by WordPress + WooCommerce, without any inhibitions.

It comes with a variety of different functionalities, which I’ll explain in the second section.

Order Management Controls

For B2B customers, managing product ordering is very important. B2BWoo allows you to manage your store at a deeper level by providing you powerful product control functionalities.

  • You can create minimum and maximum order requirements before letting users make a particular purchase.
  • Allows users to backorder products.
  • Allows users to view samples of products.

Catalog Management

With the help of B2BWoo, you can create a B2B catalog tailored to each individual user on your store. Depending on the preferences that they have, you can show/hide products based on those groups.

Wholesale Pricing

Being a prime wholesale solution, B2BWoo provides a variety of different tools to customized wholesale based on different filters. Some of those filters are as follows:

  • Show/hide prices at product level – you can hide/show products depending on whether the user is logged in or not.
  • Dynamic pricing – change the prices of products based on monthly or seasonal trends
  • Category based pricing – allows you to change the category of your content with ease.
  • Role based pricing – shows or hide products depending on the user role.

The pricing factor is one of the major selling points of B2BWoo. It gives you serious legroom when it comes to managing the prices on your store.

Quick Ordering Features

The best feature of B2BWoo is perhaps its conversion savvy tools in the form of product table and quick order. Both handy tools to speed up the checkout process.

If you have a recurrent customer base who order the same products from your store, then you can use this functionality to allow them to purchase products from a single tab rather than going to each individual tab, and ordering from there.

This is the functionality provided by B2BWoo’s Quick Order.

On top of that you also have the product table functionality. It allows business owners to create customized product tables from which customers can select and purchase products directly without having the need to visit each individual product page.

Now, you might be wondering what’s the difference between them?

Quick Order is a plug and play type of functionality. When integrated, it adds a new page where you can display the quick order table. In contrast, product table help you customize the product table according to your preferences. 

From Gutenberg compatible, to CSV upload options, RFQ integration, and the ability to support multiple order forms – this feature of B2BWoo is by far the best.

Quote Request Features

B2B purchases are high value and before purchasing, customers usually demand a quote to see if the price is accurate or not.

 With the request for quote functionality, you can overhaul the “Add to Cart” functionality which allows users to request quotes and negotiate pricing of a product.

Corporate Hierarchy

If you are looking to manage multiple buying parties on your eCommerce store, then B2BWoo has a solution for you with its Account Management functionalities.

Essentially speaking, what it does is that it allows customers to create a hierarchy of their organization on your store. Similar to their original hierarchy, businesses can set roles, give permissions, and keep their processes on your store organized.

By introducing this hierarchy, business owners can improve their processes for the better. Moreover, because of this organization, they have incentive to stay on your site.

Integration Friendly

If you’re looking to integrate your existing B2B store with an ERP system then B2BWoo has you covered.

With integration partners like Microsoft Dynamics, Sap, QuickBooks and more, you have the opportunity to integrate your store with a variety of ERP, CRM, AMS, and WHMS systems.

All your front and back office systems can get integrated easily.

Content Management, Taxation, and More…

Creating public/private stores, hierarchies, roles and permissions, and content management – B2BWoo provides it all based on its own functionalities, and some supported by WooCommerce.

On top of that, B2BWoo provides you significant legroom when it comes to managing your taxes. Depending on your requirement, you can show or exempt taxes depending on your situation.

B2BWoo Is Scalable

When we were discussing the process of onboarding with B2BWoo for our eCommerce store, we were skeptical of just one thing: whether B2BWoo (being built on WooCommerce) is as scalable as the other eCommerce platforms.

Well, we got our answer in the form of web hosting. Similar to how you would upgrade your B2B store on Shopify or any other platform, you can do the same on WooCommerce by upgrading the host.


B2B is, without a doubt, a trillion-dollar industry on the rise. If you’re looking for a platform that facilitates B2B eCommerce to the best possible degree, then look no further than B2BWoo. It’s an all-in-one eCommerce solution.

The end of an era has begun – Apple decides to finally discontinue the iMac and iMac Pro

The iMac Pro during its launch in December 2017
The iMac Pro at Apple’s press event in December 2017 (Source: ARS Technica)

As tragic as it sounds, it is inevitable and the bad news is here:

The iMac Pro will soon be phased out by Apple Inc. Once the most powerful computer the Cupertino, California based giant once made; it is now meeting its end.

Those who are looking to get their hands on the all-in-one-Mac, they can do so but only for a short period of time. The standard model priced at USD$ 4,999 is still available on Apple’s website but only until supplies last.

Meaning, that once Apple’s existing inventory is finished, the iMac Pro will no longer be available.

When did Apple release the iMac Pro?

The Apple iMac Pro
The Apple iMac Pro (Sources: Veanne Cao & TechCrunch)

It was in 2017 that Apple released the iMac Pro and it termed it as ‘the most powerful Mac ever.’ The computer was an all-in-one desktop machine aimed at creatives and professionals featuring advanced capabilities for 3-Dimensional (3D) rendering and graphics. However, since then the computer has not received any major updates in the past few years.

Some other versions of the iMac Pro can still be found at third-party retailers, provided that customers are heavily inclined at having the computer over a Windows PC.

The space gray version of the iMac Pro was introduced initially in 2017 and it was done ahead of Apple Inc.’s much awaited revamp of the Mac Pro. At its launch, this computer was colloquially known as a love letter to developers. However, such a term now seems to have run its course.

Didn’t Apple Inc. revamp the standard iMac since then?

The back side of the Apple iMac Pro
An image of the space-gray finish on the iMac Pro taken from behind (Source: ARS Technica)

Ever since then, Apple has revamped the standard iMac targeting the 27-inch model at the very same users it promoted at in the beginning. The company noted that the model is right now the most popular iMac among professional users.

The dark-themed Magic Touchpad (Source: ARS Technica)

The system has essentially made the iMac Pro redundant. At the high end of Apple’s offerings in the same category, there is the new iMac Pro.

Also, no one should forget that silicon-powered Apple iMacs are on the way. As far as we now, Apple Inc. revamped the MacBook, MacBook Air and Mac Mini with its proprietary chips. New versions of the 21.5-inch and 27-inch desktops are rumored for arrival this year. They will also be sporting a much-awaited new design.

What now for Apple Inc. after folding the iMac?

The ports behind the iMac Pro —a headphone jack, a slot for a SD card, four USB 3.0 ports, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and an Ethernet cable slot (Source: ARS Technica)

The iMac Pro will no longer be available once supplies run out and according to Apple, the 27-inch model introduced in August 2020 is the preferred choice of iMac users. The company further stated that iMac users requiring more performance specifications and scalability, can go ahead with the iMac Pro.

The power button of the iMac Pro is the same as that of previous models (Source: ARS Technica)

Other than that, the iMac Pro was released in December 2017 but received no substantial hardware upgrades over time.

The latest 27-inch iMac features a 5K display with True Tone plus a nano-texture glass option. It has a 10-core 10th Generation Intel Core i9 processor, up to 128GB of RAM, 8TB in storage, AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT graphics car, 10Gigabit Ethernet option, a camera of 1080p high resolution with microphones, improved speakers and other added features.

While this 27-inch Intel based iMac Pro is Apple’s most recommended machine right now, there are rumors suggesting that a newly designed iMac having a next-generation Apple silicon chip and a design which is inspired by Apple’s high-end Pro Display XDR will be released later this year.

Customers are however exercising patience despite these rumors but it is still not clear if such a version of the iMac Pro will ever be released. Because at this point, it seems to be highly unlikely.