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New features in V4.5
In V4.5 we made the huge changes to implement the multi-vendor feature. We also added List Module and upgraded to ASP.NET 4.0.
New features in V4.1
In V4.1 we added a few new features and several bug fixes. Check the following for the major new features.
New features in V4
You can take a look at the list of new major features in V4 below. V4 also comes with a long list of bug fixes.
New features in V3.1
There are a lot of bug fixes made into DotShoppingCart V3.1. Along with the bug fixes you can find a few new features as follows.
New features in V3.0
The full multi-language support is the major feature in DotShoppingCart V3.0. You can now translate it to other language easily or create a language pack. Other features include unlimited product custom fields, product bulk import, site admin UI improvements etc. Check below for more details.
New features in V2.6
Product bulk import is the major feature in V2.6. Now you can work on the products offline and then import it into store admin easily. Several admin UI interfaces have been cleaned up and made consistent throughout the admin site. There are also several other admin improvements including File Management and user ghost feature.
Bulk Import Tax Regions
Many people asked if there is a tool which can do bulk import tax table since tax table could be hundreds of tax regions. We have implemented the bulk tax import feature in the next version.
In Site Admin -> Store -> Tax, you will see the "Import Tax Regions" button.
After clicking the button you will see this.
You can point it to a text format tax file to import the tax regions defined in the tax file. Check online document for the format of the tax file.
For people want to use this feature now, you could download from here. And then copy the files to the web directory that your store was installed to.
New features in V2.5

There are a lot of improvements made into V2.5. The page editor has been completely rewritten in JQuery. As a result you will notice a significant performance improvement when using page editor. Blog module has been enhanced as well. We added new blocks such as Tag Cloud, Article Archive, Recent Comments etc.

New features in V2.4

Visitor source capture has been improved in V2.4. If you use Google Analytics to track your site trafic, this matches with GA to capture visitor source without any configuration. When visitor registers or places order, the source will be automatically recorded. You can then run report tool to show metrics.

New features in V2.3

In the new version 2.3 we improved one page checkout process. Now the step indicator can guide customer via the checkout process. If customer is not happy with the one-page checkout, he can switch back to the regular multiple-page checkout.

New features in V2.2

In the new version 2.2 we added new features such as page group, SEO improvement, multi select product attribute, digital downloads, user referrers and two new server blocks: download button and content group list.

Forums module is ready

Forums module has been created on top of DotShoppingCart CMS platform. Our DotShoppingCart Forums have also been migrated to the new Forums module.

New Features in Version 2.0

In version 2 we added a new page designer with pre-built server blocks and a CMS framework. The eCommerce now becomes a module of the CMS framework. 

New Featuers in Version 1.1
Email Campaign and News Letter

You could create email campagin and send promotion emails to the mailing list such as news letter subscribers.

Automatically adjust the order of products shown in category

If your store has a huge amount of products in each category you want the hot and popular products to be shown first when customer browses. It's fairly amount of work to keep product ordered by popularity manually. In this version we implemented a way to update popularity based on product sale number and click count automatically. When customer browse into categories the top popular products are always shown first.

Online Return Management

If your store has return policy you usually ask customer to call for return and assign a RMA#. To free up some work of your customer service we added online return management feature. You configure the return policy such as accept returns within # of days after sale, percentage of restocking fee etc. Customers submit return request via "My Account" on the website. Both store admins and customers get email confirmation. Customers can track return status in "My Account". View Demo

Edit Order

After customer placed order store admin sometimes needs to change the order either because customer might call into to add more items or store admin need to change prices or add discount etc. The new order edit feature is very flexible and also track product stocks as well. All the changes are recorded in the order notes for future reference.

Recurring Order and Subscription

If you need to charge recurrently or run a subscription based business this feature is very handy. You mark the product as recurring product. When customers buy the product the order becomes recurring order automatically. The payment happens the recurring cycle that you defined in the product setting. If customer cancels order the last payment cycle is prorated.

Coupon, Gift Certificate, Gift Wrap with Notice

These promotion features are implemented in this version. Check screenshot for more details.

Cross Sell

There are two places that cross sell products are shown to customers.

  • In product detail page there are product recommendations such as custom also bought, might also like similar products etc. View Screenshot
  • When customer adds a product to the shopping cart it's a great time to cross sell accessories related to the product added to the cart. View Screenshot
New Featuers in Version 1.0
Whosonline View

Whosonline is a very useful feature. It gives you a quick view of who are viewing your website, where (search engine, direct link, referral site etc) they are from and what they are doing. It also supports page auto refresh. Check screenshot for more details.

Product Review

We added product review and product rating to the product detail page so that customers can write product review. You will receive a notification email when a review is submitted. In the store admin you could approve, edit or reject the product review as you wish. Check the following screenshot.

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