2011-01-31 : Service Upgrade Date
ShopIntegrator 2.0 has now arrived and it's a very exciting time as this is the first major upgrade of the ShopIntegrator ecommerce plugin toolkit!
As well as new features and enhancements there has been a great deal of effort overhauling the capabilities of the online shop admin console.
The look of your checkout process is now better than ever!
The latest CSS 3.0 browser styling capabilities have been applied to the checkout process screens to create a modern Web 2.0 look and feel in your chosen colour theme to create a lasting positive impression with your customers.
More likely than not, the majority of your website traffic arrives from one country more than others. You may now pick your default trading country so when the shopper enters the checkout process, if they are required to enter their country location for shipping or VAT/Tax calculations, your default country is pre-selected for the shopper to create a more streamlined checkout process for the majority of your shoppers.
You now have the option to remove the "Powered By ShopIntegrator" logo from your checkout process by purchasing a Professional or Power Seller subscription which automatically causes this branding to be removed.
A massive emphasis has been place on the ease of use for the admin console to streamline all aspects of your online store management.
Every shipping plan type now supports the ability to add a minimum total order cost threshold for each delivery zone on the shipping plan. When a customer's order total reaches this minimum order amount, their shipping plan charges are removed and they are automatically given Free Shipping on their order.
This allows you to encourage shoppers to spend more money in your online store to achieve free shipping for their order. As the minimum order amount is per delivery zone it means you could activate free shipping for only certain countries but not others.
Find out more about the full shipping and delivery capabilities here >>
You now have greater flexibility with the discount codes you create for your customers, previously your discount codes could only reduce the cost of the products and/or shipping charges by a percentage amount. Now you also have the ability to create discount codes which offer your customers a fixed amount of money off the total order cost.
Find out more about the full set of discount types available here >>
The VAT/Tax amount is now calculated on a per product basis rather than on the basket/cart as a whole. The advantage of this is that when you set any VAT/Tax rates, your shopping basket/cart will display the VAT/Tax amount per item and the sub total of VAT/Tax charged on the entire order.
You may configure the taxable status of each product individually allowing you to sell both taxed and zero rate VAT/Tax items in the same order.
The VAT/Tax applied to the shipping and delivery costs is accurately determined based on the taxable status of the products in an order.