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Ecommerce Templates Newsletter October 2018

Welcome to the October 2018 Ecommerce Templates newsletter

Welcome to the October edition of the Ecommerce Templates Newsletter where we bring news of the feature packed new version, a stunning responsive design, feedback on our new Hosted Store Solution and some helpful ecommerce related articles we have been working on.

ECT Version 7.0.1

ECT Version 7.0.1 is now available and includes some cracking new css opportunities and a batch of great features...

  • New classes for individual products options - view option demos
  • Product ID class for individual products - view overlay demos
  • Product images in the admin and thanks pages
  • Content regions on the detail pages
  • Email verification on checkout

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Product image overlays and options css

One of the most exciting new features in Version 7.0.1 is the ability to add customized overlays to product images as well as being able to style individual product options. We have set up a few examples for you to look at and maybe play around with.

For the overlays you can choose to use color or image based backgrounds and they are completely cross browser compatible. The text, shape and colors are all up to you.

You can also now set your own css classes per option meaning that you can target individual options with personalized css. Define the class in the product option admin pages and then add your own css to your style sheet.

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Premium Responsive Design Spirit

Our latest Premium Responsive Design is now available. Apart from the great Ecommerce Templates shopping cart software features, the layout is enhanced with the Premium CSS Display, Drop Down Minicart, CSS Widgets, Mega Menu and Side Filter bar.

It's a wide design with optional sidebars included if required on specific pages.

It is also available as part of the our Replacement Software service and as a regular responsive design.

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ECT Hosted Store

In our last newsletter we announced the release of the new ECT Hosted Store and feedback has been really positive. Thanks to those who signed up for the thirty day free trial and those who went on to set up their store on the new platform.

The thing we're hearing most is the ease of use, there's no coding knowledge required and from just $24.95 / month includes the regular ECT store features you will be familiar with.

If you are thinking of making the switch to the ECT Hosted Store, we are able to move your existing ASP or PHP version database over to the new platform - just let us know if that's what you need and we'll sort it out for you.

If you haven't done so already, please feel free to sign up for a 30 day trial and see for yourself!

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Ecommerce Articles

We have been working on some articles based around the setting up and running of an ecommerce store. We hope to be adding many more over the coming months and these are the ones published so far

  • Getting your products and business online
    If you already have a fair idea of what products or services you want to sell, you'll need to think carefully about how you are going to get those online and which platform / business model / payment set up to employ. We are going to discuss some of the alternatives here, from setting up your own online store to drop shipping and selling on third party platforms.... read more
  • Licensed vs Hosted Ecommerce Platform
    In this article we are going to cover the main differences and features of licensed shopping cart software and a hosted shopping cart solution. We will start with a general definition of each and then move on to possible scenarios where you may want to choose one over another.... read more
  • Taking your store to the next level
    Setting up an online store isn't that difficult really and when the first few sales have come in it's then easy to sit back, put your feet up and refresh the orders page. What we're going to discuss here is how you should treat your store like any other business, staying ahead of the curve, continually adding, tweaking and testing new content and ideas.... read more

If you have any suggestions for further articles, be sure to contact us and we'll see what we can do.


Updaters as always are available from our updaters page - it doesn't matter which version you are currently running, you can always update to the latest and greatest without going through all previous versions first. If you want to be informed automatically of the new features included in the updaters you can subscribe to the Updater forum - that means you'll receive an email each time a new post is added.