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
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
Today we will be rolling out a new credit control feature. This will override the current credit limits and on stop / off stop system. If you choose to continue to use the old credit limits on the user accounts nothing will be affected.
The new system will be available from the invoices drop down menu. Credit limits assigned in the new system work based on domain name taken from the users email address as this is the only constant data point we have...
Read more: New Feature - Credit Control
We have recently added a new feature that allows users to quickly send a range of products to a client for consideration. These products can be grouped together using the keyword-search-terms on each product or can be sent by links on all the categories and indexes.
This new feature is being used to great effect by our clients and offers a quick and easy introduction email when targeting a particular event or exhibition.
Read more: New Feature - Send Product Category / Search Via Email
ProMart Now comes with AcyMailing Enterprise Email Marketing software built in. All emails are sent using Mandrill which is MailChimp's email sending system. However rather than using MailChimp we now send emails directly from your website. You can also now access a user's email preferences via the user control panel.
Read more: New Feature: Email Marketing
We have added a lot of new features over the last month. Rather than a seperate post about each we will list them all in this post as there is a lot of them
Read more: New Features - June 2016
Since it's inception we have always setup all the products in ProMart with a maximum of 6 options for print. (Plain Stock, 1-4 Colour, Process Print) Or whatever you wanted to use them for.
This keeps everything nice and simple as the fields are dynamic and you can do whatever you want with them. However this can make it difficult to store all the information you may have available from your supplier. This is why we have now added in the ability to add additional costs to quotes.
Read more: New Feature: Additional Costs
Introducing the latest edition to ProMart 2.0's feature lineup. Front End Product Details Editor.
On each product page administrators now have the ability to edit certain features of a product. However when we import new data from suppliers if the data exists on our import it will overwrite any changes...
Read more: New Feature - Front End Product Editor
We have recently introduced a new section to ProMart 2.0 which allows clients to be able to maintain a separate area for prospect data. If you have purchased a prospecting list from a company data supplier or have gathered information from the internet then this is where you can store it. We can then use that information to automatically populate your websites registration form. This allows faster input of user details.
Read more: Prospect Database & New Registration Page