This year, we focused on creating a more personalized shopping experience for end users and giving distributors the ability to manage stores with more ease. Afterall, part of technology’s purpose is to make your life easier, and that’s what we want our software to do for you and your clients.
To reach our 2018 goal, our development team spent the year expanding our systems and making improvements. While some changes were noticeable, others were less easy to spot. To help you navigate all the new features, we’ve compiled a list of what you should be aware of. Part 1 of this series will focus on new product, admin, and user experience features and Part 2 will focus on the expanded logo features, Virtual Samples/Variable Data, and Decoration Methods.
As a Distributor, part of your job is finding great promotional products. Company Stores are all about giving your clients employees a way to order those products online, anytime and anywhere, through their very own store. Since there’s no point in having a store without products, we thought it would be smart to spend some of our time this year focused on adding flexibility and functionality to how products work and what type of products can be offered in an online store. We also made improvements that make uploading and editing products much quicker.
Mass Product Import
Add multiple products to the store at once.
-Download and fill out product template CSV file.
-After the template is complete, simply upload the file.
Edit Products in Bulk
Edit multiple products at once or make quick edits to a single product.
-Customize the fields you want to edit with drag and drop editing columns.
-Make edits directly in-line.
-Filter the view to only show certain products.
Promo Standards Implementation
Suppliers who support PromoStandards have their product data automatically integrated into our supplier database.
Internal Product ID
Add an internal item number or SKU to products for warehouse or other non-customer facing purposes.
Shipping Exempt Product Feature
Allow products to be exempt from shipping calculations.
Another feature category that we expanded this past year was administrative features. Why? We understand that as a distributor, you have a lot on your plate, so our goal was to make it easier for you to build and manage your stores. That way you can focus your time and energy on other aspects of your job like managing your clients, creating POs, and finding fresh, new products.
Gift Certificate Management Page
We updated the Gift Certificate Management page to add new Redeemed On date field.
Mass User Delete
We added a Delete User column to the Update Existing Users CSV file so admins can easily delete multiple users at once.
New Fields Added to Product Export
Added active product, sold product, and view product to the product export CSV file.
API Order Push
We improved our API documentation so you can automatically push order information from your Company Stores to an outside system.
Custom Report Updates
The Custom Report is such an important feature for giving you the flexibilty to manage your store exactly how you and your clients need which is why we continue to expand data fields and make it easier for you to build the perfect report.
-Now a Basic Store feature
-Ship Date Field Added
-New Field Columns for Easier Sorting
Improved Custom Data Fields Reporting
You can now seperate key pieces of custom data information in your reports, such as:
User Experience Features
These new features were built to help make the checkout experience go even more smoothly because the easier it is to checkout, the more likely an order will be placed…and who doesn’t love more orders?
In Hands Date
Allow shoppers to pick an “In Hands Date” during checkout. This new date will show in reports, order details, API, ASI Integration, and more.
Shipping Address Validation
Shipping addresses will now be validated for all stores to help improve tax estimates, real-time shipping rates, delivery, and more.
Storefront Re-Order Button
A new Re-Order button on the shopper’s order history page will allow them to add all items from a previous order into their shopping cart.
As mentioned at the beginning of this blog, this is only Part 1. If you are interested in learning about our new Logo Features, Virtual Samples, and Decoration Method features be sure to check out Part 2 of this blog series!