WooCommerce Omnibus plugin by WP Desk is a respondes to the new EU Directive, which is about to come into force. We face up to changes that are coming in the EU consumer laws and would like you to do the same. Let us introduce you to our WP Desk Omnibus Plugin. It automatically displays the lowest product price along with the date when that occurred. 100% legal compliance.
In this article I will tell you about the following issues:
Omnibus Directive. What is it actually?
In this paragraph I will explain to you what changes you can expect in the EU consumer law. In a few words, the Omnibus Directive refers to changes in consumer law related to certain gaps or deficiencies in the current law. It introduces a number of beneficial solutions for consumers, which are aimed at:
- Putting an end to the (unfortunately) common practice of unfair price increases before promotions
- Adapting the law to the new, digital reality
- Ensuring greater transparency for online shopping
- Simplifying the information obligation framework for online shops
When is it coming into force?
The Omnibus directive should be applicable in the legislation of EU Member States from 28 May 2022. As of this date, each online retailer should adapt its regulations and pricing policy to the new legislation. It is May 28, 2022 that the European Union has set as the effective date of the new legislation. Don't miss this date!
Sanctions for non-compliance with the Omnibus Directive
There are sanctions foreseen for not complying with the Omnibus Directive into a business. The amount of the sanction is determined individually for each EU Member State, with at least 4 percent of a company’s annual turnover in the respective country. In extreme cases sanctions for non-compliance with the Omnibus Directive can be as high as 10% of a company’s annual turnover.
WP Desk Omnibus Plugin
Our Omnibus plugin ensures that your WooCommerce store complies with Omnibus pricing policy directive. It will automatically display the lowest price of a given product from the last 30 days, regardless of store size and number of products. Your customer will always see the current and the lowest price, which was effective in the last 30 days.
How does this plugin work?
The plugin has a huge potential and its mechanism is quite simple. In a nutshell, you just need to purchase, install, and then activate the plugin.
WP Desk Omnibus for WooCommerce will kick off by checking prices of all products offered by your store. The rest will work fully automatically. If the price of any of them changes, the plugin will memorize this change. In case of further price changes, our Omnibus Directive plugin will display the lowest price from the last 30 days on the product page.
When developing the WP Desk Omnibus plugin, we had in mind not only compliance with the law and requirements of the Omnibus Directive, but also the welfare of the store owner. Therefore, the cheapest price, which in many cases may be significantly different than the current price, is shown correspondingly lower on the product page.
WP Desk Omnibus plugin for WooCommerce is already available in our offer.
We have some plans for its development and further adaptation to other regulations that will be introduced with the new law. Nevertheless, we will wait for the legislators and feedback from you. Also, if you see any room for improvement in the plugin, don't hesitate to write to us.