Welcome to the March edition of the Ecommerce Templates Newsletter where we announce some wonderful, easy to enable features in the 7.0.4 release as well as a massive range of very handy plugins for your regular or hosted ECT Store.
ECT Version 7.0.4 is now available and has some fantastic new features...
Increase your sales by adding related items to the soft cart. These might be products that are normally purchased together, optional accessories or simply items that you want to get in front of your customers... read more
Add a couple of lines of code to your home page and dynamically display any type of store category controlled by your selections in the admin. This feature has proved extremely popular for showing off products so we have now expanded the offer to include categories too... read more
If you currently accept payments via authorize.net on your store, we strongly recommend updating to get the new versions. These replace the older AIM and SIM versions with the Authorize.net API as a replacement for the Authorize.net AIM integration method, and Accept Hosted as a replacement for the Authorize.net SIM integration method. As with SIM / Accept Hosted the transaction takes place on the Authorize.net server this now has a smarter, more modern layout.... read more
Over time it's inevitable the products will come and go so what happens is that the stock of unused product images grows unless they are manually purged. Now in the ever growing database utility suite you can detect and delete unreferenced product images straight from the admin. As an added layer of security we have added a parameter to allow for image deletion.... read more
You may remember that in the 7.0.3 updater we addressed the changes authorize.net have made whereby the old MD5 Hash solution is now replaced by the Signature Key. We know that many of you have updated and made the changes but for those of you putting off updating we now offer to make this change for you if for any reason you can't run the full update right now. All you need to do is purchase one hour of custom work, send us on your details and we'll sort it all out for you.
We have teamed up with industry leading plugin providers POWr to offer a range of over 50 plugins for your ECT store all with a free trial and no coding required. Image sliders, media galleries, form builders, popup windows, live chat and much more - cool looking and incredibly easy to set up. These will work great on the ECT Hosted Store and regular ASP / PHP / Wordpress stores.... read more
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.