When processing supplier data we have traditionally used one image for each product colour and one main image for the product itself. Over the last few days we have been working on new image galleries that enable the inclusion of additional images.
We have also setup the alt text on these images to include alt text keywords taken from industry keywords and the product name and also the index/category in which it is placed. This means the extra ~50k images we are uploading add to your keyword optimisation and also keep your content fresh when alt text rotates.
Read more: Additional Images Galleries
We have almost completed the setup of the first fully responsive template for MicroSites. Once the Stripe and Paypal integrations are complete ProMart 3.0 clients will be able to build a MicroSite by simply filling in a form on their systems. Once the site is created, users can then add products to the site simply by adding them to their shopping cart on their main ProMart site and pressing a button to copy the products to the MicroSite.
We also now support different payment options from the main ProMart site. (I.e. your clients could receive payment and copies of orders if the site is setup customer specific).
What are MicroSites?
A microsite is an individual website on it's own domain that you can use for marketing a particular product or assign to a specific customer. This can be useful when you have a specific marketing/email campaign aimed at a specific niche. Or if you want to try out some new optimisation methods without risking it negatively effecting your main domain.
It's also useful if you have a lot of keyword domain names sitting in an account not doing much other than costing you in renewal fees. (We've all been there!)
Read more: MicroSites Update - Full E-Commerce Available Shortly
Well that day is upon us. Google has released Chrome version 68. This includes a new change that flags all non HTTPS sites as non secure. Google has also released that they will be rewarding sites with https connections with increased ranking in the search results. This makes it more of a necessity than a suggestion to have an SSL certificate installed on your domain. If you want to rank higher than your non SSL competitors that is.
Read more: Many Sites Now Flagged as "Not Secure" by Google Chrome
A few months ago we published a post which outlined the new quote method that we were working on. We are now moving into final beta testing and publishing the system ready for ProMart 3.0 users to use.
It's been a lot of work. We have completely rebuilt the system around this new method of quoting and raising orders. For those of you who are used to a more traditional method of quoting with all additional costs displayed (or not) then this quote method is really for you...
Read more: Multi Quote - The Final Furlong
We have had a number of requests for information on GDPR compliance and ProMart 3.0.
In less than one month, the new EU privacy regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. It imposes strict requirements on the way businesses collect, store and manage personal data.
If you’re unfamiliar with GDPR, here’s what you need to know:
GDPR provides citizens of the EU with greater control over their personal data and assures that their information is being securely protected across Europe, regardless of whether the data processing takes place in the EU or not.
Personal data can be a name, email, address, date of birth, personal interests, unique identifiers, digital footprints and more. Typically, this is the kind of data that is stored in your CRM / ProMart 3.0
We have prepared the following resource that you can reference in order to complete your own company GDPR policies. The way you use the data in your system needs to be outlined in your policy. Its not something we can create for you as it will be specific to the way your company deals with your data.
Read more: GDPR Information
Great news for all Promos software users. You can now benefit from all the front end features of a ProMart 3.0 website system and continue to use your backend Promos solution. We will also throw in a free ProMart admin account so that you can edit products and optimise and customise your ProMart 3.0 website.
Work The Way You Want to Work
Load products directly into Promos quotes from our regularly updated data directory product feed, or quote in ProMart and then transfer orders directly into Promos! The Choice Is Yours!
Read more: ProMart 3.0 Website & Data Directory Now Integrates With Promos Backend
Here at PromoNet we use a muliplier to work out markup / margin on quotes and products. There is often confusion on how this works. So we have setup this table to make everything clear!
Read more: Margin - Markup - Multiplier Table
We have for some time, been working on our new data directory. Originally designed to power all of our distributor and reseller sites with product data; we have now redesigned the product pages to display pricing, images, templates and other product details.
Suppliers can upload CSV files or manually alter their product prices and details. Uploading products is free for suppliers access for distributors is £25 PCM.
Read more: Data Directory Opens for Business
We have just released the first in a series of new reports. This report is available in the drop down menu under your standard company report. We have also included some additional features that allow you to email the currently viewed filter. As a few have requested this report works with quarterly filters. After we first announced it one client asked for a multi tiered option so we have built this into the system.
Read more: New Report - Individual Multi Tiered Commissions
Woohoo! A long awaited feature has finally landed! This is something we had available in ProMart 2.0 but has been delayed release into 3.0 due to us having to wait on the UiKit slider to be released. We have now added the slider select tool to each of the product pages so that we no longer have a huge amount of images showing on some products.
Read more: New Feature - Tag Slider Product Carousels
We have been working hard this week to get the initial release of the multi-currency system finished. In our release today we have setup automatic exchange rate collection on all ProMart 3.0 sites. This enables ProMart users to provide quotes in over 100 currencies that are automatically updated on a daily basis. Simply select the currency you wish to use on the last tab of the quote edit page.
Read more: New Feature - Multi Currency Quotes