You may have already heard that Mastercard is rolling out cards that start with a “2” instead of the traditional “5.” You’ll want to check your version of Zen Cart to be sure you can handle this. Versions 1.5.5b and above have built in logic for the native payment methods (such as Authorize.net); if you are running a lower version, you will need to merge in the changes from the latest copy of includes/classes/cc_validation.php. If you are using an extension to manage credit card payments, be sure to test with Mastercard 2223000048400011. Then you can have confidence that your cart properly processes “2” series Mastercard cards.
Newsletter Discount for Zen Cart has a few new features:
- Dollar off per order setting
- Caching of Mailchimp subscriber status
The Zen Cart Free Gift Chooser Marketing Text and Zen Cart Free Gift Spender Marketing Text have both been improved. In the old format, they would simply indicate the category and product IDs, as is done in the admin panel. This wasn’t very customer friendly, so I updated them to use links instead.
So now, instead of
Spend $50.00 in any category, Get 1 Comedy (CAT 12) free.
Free Gift Spender marketing text looks like this:
Spend $50.00 in any category, Get 1 Comedy free.
and instead of
Buy 1 from category DVD Movies (CAT 3) , Get 1 from category DVD Movies (CAT 3) free.