With 2021 nearing an end, it’s a great time to review all the new features added to Company Stores. In case you missed any of our announcements or you just want to see all the features recapped in one place, we can’t wait to tell you about all of the exciting new features that have been added to Company Stores this past year! Just like Company Stores themselves, the new features we have added are complex and robust, so keep reading to learn more about how these features can benefit you and your clients!
Storefront Features & Updates:
Starting off strong, our image editor is a game changer! You can now edit images directly in Bright Sites! With the ability to crop, rotate, resize, filter, fine-tune, and adjust any image, you’ll never have use for an outside editing tool. This includes:
• Storefront Headers
• Product Images
Size Chart Functionality
Shoppers are always interested in how the products will fit them. With the capability to add size charts in our stores, users will be able to order perfectly sized products without second guessing their choice! You can upload multiple size charts and assign them to products. Make it easy for shoppers to find the perfect size while shopping!
There is a new option to limit the number of uses per user. This allows you to offer a single coupon code to all users that may only be redeemed once per user. This way there are no repeats!
Time Zone Modification
Setting up Time Zones that coordinate with the shoppers local time is so beneficial! Before this exciting new feature, the time zone defaulted to “America/Denver” (Mountain Time). Now, you can set the Time Zone for your admin account and user accounts. The best part is that this process is so simple. Users can set their time zone for the admin, storefront, and API. This gives all users the option to view store correspondence and reporting in their own time zone.
Mass Print Orders
For your high volume stores, Admins can now print multiple orders at one time. This is perfect for Admins processing multiple orders at once.
An order log has been added to assist with troubleshooting orders and order flow. Admins can now access more details about when an order was placed!
Custom Data Collection Permissions
For stores where additional information is needed at check out, you can now manage which information is needed from specific users by controlling which Custom Data Collection fields the user can see on the checkout page.
Logo Color Permissions
Use permissions to allow the shopper to choose a logo that will only work with specific colors. This feature is great for clients who want to offer multiple logos and need to control garment color and logo combinations.
Major Enhancements for Real Time Shipping Rates
Improve the estimated shipping charges which are added to your store orders! You now have the ability to pick box sizes and create new boxes with our Box Packing Algorithm and Shipping Visualization feature. Not only is the new Shipping Feature efficient, it’s also just plain fun! Loving what you do takes on a new meaning with this almost game-like feature.
• Pick from our list of existing box sizes,
disable boxes, or create your own boxes.
• Major improvements to box calculation –
vastly improved box calculation engine.
• Visualize the box and items in the order log,
showing the packing and box logic.
Multi-Origin/Product Level Origin Addresses
Products can now be assigned different warehouse addresses allowing for more accurate shipping estimates and taxes (when used with Avalara). This works well for stores where products are being drop shipped from multiple locations!
Copy Custom Shipping Tables
Copy custom shipping tables from one store to another! This allows you to set up customized shipping in your stores more quickly.
We are always looking for ways to simplify how you manage client orders and your business’s bottom line. By taking advantage of the Quickbooks Online integration, you will reap many time-saving, efficiency-boosting benefits. You will be able to sync your Company Store orders from BrightSites directly to your QuickBooks Online account as invoices or sales receipts. That’s what we call efficient!
You asked for simplified payment solutions, and we delivered! BrightStores is so excited to tell you about our Integration with PayPal in Company Stores! By utilizing the PayPal integration, there are a vast amount of benefits that will not only save you time, but also give shoppers a seamless check out experience. Available payment options depend on PayPal
configuration but can include:
- PayPal Balance
- Credit/Debit Card
- Bank Account
- Pay Later
- And more!
Zapier is a middleware system that can connect your Bright Sites Company Store with over 3,000 applications. Zapier integration pulls order data from orders that have already been placed and sends it to other supported applications. Zapier helps automate repetitive tasks with no coding knowledge required.
Common Bright Sites & Zapier Integrations include:
• Order Management Systems
• Warehouse Systems
• Email Client Systems
Wow. That’s a lot, right? As you can see, we’ve been busy listening to your suggestions and implementing incredibly useful and efficient features in our Company Stores platform! Obviously we are excited about them, but even more excited for you to try them out! Now that you know every single detail about the new features added to Company Stores in 2021, you can begin applying them in your own stores. Contact us today to get started!