Who was it? Why, your humble servant, of course!
Rekha Srivatsan (PM of Essentials) interviewed me on the SMB use case for Essentials. She told me she loved my story, and as the keynote speaker for this year’s Dreamforce conference, wanted to present it. WOW! (What am I going to say, no?)
So we had a conversation which she summarized on the Salesforce blog.
Thanks, Rekha and the Salesforce team!
Lots of people have found my Quick Quantity Update mod to be useful – it ,allows a single item’s quantity to be changed with one click.
Some people need more power though – if you’re doing 100 updates, one-at-a-time is not an option. For those people, I created CSV Stock Update. Update a product’s quantity for as many products as you like, all from a CSV you created in Excel or with a text editor.
You need to call a customer about an order. But is it too early where they live? Too late? You’ll know if you install my Show Local Time for Zen Cart mod. It shows the local time in the customer’s primary address on the order detail page and the customer details page in your admin.
I recently installed Google Customer Reviews on my Zen Cart plugins store. I used the Google Customer Reviews integration from Numinix, which I found quite satisfactory.
Google Customer Reviews basically takes over from Trusted Stores (which was sunsetted). You need to have a Google Merchant Center account to use it, and the threshold for having your reviews show up is pretty high (150 reviews), but I think it could be useful for some web shops.
One change I needed to make because my store is downloads-only: the file
checks the delivery_country field in the orders object. I changed this to check the billing_country.
If you get prompted to take this Google survey after making a purchase from my store, I would appreciate you filling it out! Thank you.
Want to add structured data to your Zen Cart product info pages? Take a look at my Zen Cart Structured Data mod. It drops right in to your current template.
Yesterday we imported products from Zen Cart into Salesforce. Now we have to set prices for those products, since products and prices are separate in Salesforce.
So I created a Zen Cart Export Prices for Salesforce tool to help you do that. Just like product import, it uses dataloader.io. It’s a little tricky, because you use different techniques to import prices for new products vs updating prices for products that already have prices, but I walk you through everything.
Recently I wrote up a blog post about putting your Zen Cart Customers into Salesforce. Although many people stop there, if you want to build Quotes in Salesforce, the next thing you need to do is a product import. So I created a Zen Cart Export Products for Salesforce tool to help you do that. It’s not as easy a process as exporting customers because the Salesforce Data Import Wizard doesn’t handle products, but dataloader.io does – and there’s a generously sized free tier, so give it a shot!
Do you want to import your Zen Cart customer data into Salesforce? Take a look at Zen Cart Customers to Salesforce. It gives you the data you need to create the Contact and Account using the Salesforce Data Import Wizard.
I have updated Find Duplicate Models so that blank and duplicate model numbers are reported in separate lists. I think this makes it easier to fix your products.
Are your customers getting bounced back to the checkout payment page of your osCommerce site after entering their credit card details on the checkout confirmation page and submitting?
If Authorize.Net credit card processing on your osCommerce site is suddenly failing, the issue may be that you need to update your certificate file. Go to
and grab the contents. Put it in a file named authorize.net.crt and upload it to