2012 July to December
Display price with VAT/TAX and Ex VAT/TAX Zen Cart updated for ZenCart 1.5
The Zen Cart mod Include and Exclude Tax in
has been updated to 1.5.0 with several new features:
- Include/Exclude feature available on Shopping Cart page
- Include/Exclude feature available during checkout
Updates to Big Chooser for Zen Cart
Most people, when doing an item-count based discount, just want
the least expensive item to be discounted. This kind of discount -
"Buy 3, get a 4th item free" can be done with
Zen Cart Big Chooser
But sometimes people want to specify a particular item:
"Buy 3, get product 768 free." This will work as long as product
768 is less expensive than the other 3 items in the cart -
because Big Chooser selects items to meet the condition from
most expensive to least expensive, and selects items to be
discounted from least expensive to most expensive.
One customer had a high-priced item that was old stock that they wanted
to clear out, so Big Chooser changes were required.
So to allow I modified
the behavior of set_negative_constraint in Big Chooser to make it
work the way Big Spender does - simply eliminating the item from
the decision about whether or not the constraint is met, but keeping
it as a possibly discountable item. So you can say
$this->add_condition("Buy any 3 items, get item 768 free", false);
$this->set_constraint(MINPRICE, 0.01, 3);
$this->set_discount(PROD, 768, 1, "%", 100);
and product 768 will be discounted even if it's the most expensive item in the cart.
Updates to Sale Ending/Special Ending for Zen Cart
Zen Cart Sale Ending/Special Ending
has a new extension: display of Sale Ending/Special Ending text on
. You can display this text
in the centerboxes for new products, featured products and specials,
which appear on your home page and other pages as configured in
Admin > Configuration.
Sale Ending/Special Ending on Centerboxes is only $20.
Updates to Zen Cart Better Together Checkout Candy
Zen Cart Better Together
has had a help update to show how to tweak the Checkout Candy
display on the Shopping Cart page. You can
- Reduce the total number of items shown
- Reduce the number of items shown for each product (if a product is linked to many possible discounts).
- Randomize the order of results
Checkout Candy Installation Tweaks
Updates to Zen Cart Big Chooser for Attribute Based Discounts
A bug was discovered which affects the creation of
attribute based discounts in Zen Cart
Zen Cart Big Chooser
Thanks to Doc Mile fine paper store for the bug report and helping me
track it down.
Big Chooser 1.2.15 fixes this issue.
Why are BOGO Discounts better for your Zen Cart than Percent-off Sales?
I wrote a background article explaining
the superiority of BOGO Discounts to Percent off Sales
for your Zen Cart.
Re-sorting Discount Modules for Zen Cart
Users wishing to sort native discounts (such as Coupons or Group Discounts) after my Zen Cart discounts
tax recalculation, should look at
(An example of this would be doing a Big Chooser discount, then applying
a percent off coupon.)
Coupon Auto Add for Zen Cart
I have created a new mod which automatically adds a specified item
to the cart when a specified coupon code is entered. It's called
Coupon Auto Add
It works with Zen Cart 1.3.9 and 1.5.x.
Updates for Zen Cart 1.5.1
The following mods have been updated to support Zen Cart 1.5.1
All other mods work at their last updated version with no change.
BOGO Discounts across the whole cart for Zen Cart
A surprising number of people have asked for Buy One Get One Free or
Buy Two Get One Free style discounts for all products in their cart
(either for the same product or for products of lesser or equal value).
You can do this with Big Chooser (see examples 7 and 8 in
Advanced Configuration of That Software Guy's Zen Cart
), but it
requires writing a specific customization that makes it hard to
easily switch to a different policy (say, Buy One, Get One half off)
the next month. So I created
BOGO Discount for Zen Cart
a module that lets you easily create "Buy some-number-of-X, get
some-number-of X at a reduced price" style discounts - for identical items, items in the same category,
or items without restriction.
supports BOGO Discount too!
Updates to using Coupons with Zen Cart Big Spender and Big Chooser
I had not updated the
Zen Cart Coupon Extensions Help Page
in a number of years; I just updated the changes required to
1.3.9 and 1.5.0 to make my coupon tricks work. This allows you
to offer a complex discount (such as can be done with
Zen Cart Big Spender
Zen Cart Big Chooser
but also make the discount dependent on a coupon code.
Updates to EZ-Pages Meta Tag Fields Contribution
EZ-Pages Meta Tag Fields
been updated to support Zen Cart 1.3.9.
osCommerce 2.3.1 - Promotional Pages for Big Chooser and Big Spender
osCommerce Big Chooser
osCommerce Big Spender
now have promotional pages for osCommerce 2.3.1.