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2017 July to December

WordPress Product Display for OpenCart 3.0

Posted December, 2017

Product Display for OpenCart was just updated to support OpenCart 3.0.

AutoBackup for Zen Cart

Posted December, 2017

Backups are important, but who wants to do them manually? Zen Cart AutoBackup automates the process, so you can rest easy knowing your backups are taken care of.

ShipWorks for Zen Cart

Posted November, 2017

If you are using ShipWorks for Zen Cart 1.5.5, you will need to make the changes which are detailed in this blog post.

Zen Cart Table Discounts

Posted October, 2017

This video demonstrates the creation of quantity discounts, where you pick the products that build the discount. It uses my mod Table Discounts.




MailChimp updates

Posted October, 2017

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I updated MailChimp to take advantage of the new anti-bot feature on the signup form.

Zen Cart Kitbuilder: Product Bundles and One-Click Buys

Posted September, 2017

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Image courtesy Design Contest.
More options for you to sell a bundle and make a bundle! My new Kitbuilder for Zen Cart module is the latest entry in my series of Zen Cart Bundling options. Kitbuilder allows you to build "kits" of related products (without attributes), which are all sold together with a single click.



Kitbuilder even comes with a kit marketing plugin that allows you to show off your kits in a centerbox on your home page.

Zen Cart Search

Posted September, 2017

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Image courtesy Lokas Software.
Search has long been a pain point for ecommerce vendors. Take a look at some of the ways I have addressed search in Zen Cart, including creating custom pages for frequent searches, adding fields to the products table to permit searching, using jQuery, and designing custom sideboxes.

Zen Cart Discount Chooser

Posted September, 2017

Zen Cart Discount Chooser has had some new features added at the request of customers:
  • Add Group Selection per discount
  • Allow the order of sort for discounted-item selection to be changed
  • Allow some items to be marked as "preferred discounted items."

Zen Cart Frequency Discounts

Posted August, 2017

Frequency Discounts just got an update to integrate it with Edit Orders v4.0.

Zen Cart Google Shopping

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Posted August, 2017

Want to get in front of customers who are already looking for products like yours? Google Shopping is a great option for your marketing spend, and I can get you going with the Google Shopping module for Zen Cart.

Note that Google Shopping replaces Google's older offerings "Google Froogle" and "Google Product Search," which have now been deprecated. The data for Google Shopping is managed in Google Merchant Center.

Zen Cart Free Shipping Recalculation

Posted August, 2017

Offering free shipping for larger orders is a great way to encourage your customers to buy more. But what if you also offer order discounts, such as Coupons, Better Together offers or Group Discounts? The order's value can easily fall below your free shipping threshold, but you will still give free shipping.

The Free Shipping Recalculation mod solves this problem. It recomputes your free shipping threshold based on the subtotal after discounts.

Zen Cart Product Bundles and Final Price Discounts

Posted August, 2017

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Image courtesy Design Contest.
If you sell a bundle ... you can make a bundle! Suggestive selling of related products that work well together is a sure-fire way to increase sales and profits for your store. This video demonstrates the creation of product bundles (groups of individual products) that can be sold as a discounted group with a single click in Zen Cart, using my mods Discount Chooser and Extended Family.




Both Discount Chooser and Extended Family have been updated to support (respectively) "Copy to Family" and "Select All." Hopefully these updates will help build your customers' baskets!

WordPress Product Display

Posted August, 2017

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I have created some WordPress plugins to allow you to easily show products from your cart on your WordPress blog. They are now available on the WordPress Plugin Site. Creating a blog is a great way to build credibility as an expert in your product space, and these plugins make it easy for you to show off your products without having to build blocks of HTML code by hand.

Zen Cart Dropshipping

Posted July, 2017

Dropshipping is a business model where instead of holding inventory yourself, you contract with a third party who ships it directly to your customer. If you're interested in dropshipping with Zen Cart, take a look at this video. You can also read more about the topic on my Zen Cart Dropshipping page.



Better Together Marketing Text for OpenCart

Posted July, 2017

Better Together Marketing Text for OpenCart, which automatically displays relevant OpenCart Better Together offers on the product page, has just been released for OpenCart 2.3.0.2.