Last month, Nov 24th, we released yet another update for the Net My Store platform which brought us another step closer to the Net My Store public beta release.
This release included a lot of new features and themes. Here is a brief update about what’s new and what’s changed in this update -
Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) Application
The SKU – Stock Keeping Unit application helps in assigning a unique code to each of the items such as an item-code or UPC. This helps in better stock and order management.
Cash On Delivery (COD) Application
The new COD – Cash on Delivery / Collect on Delivery application enables a store to allow offline payments or post-delivery payments. When Cash On Delivery application is installed and activated, the shoppers get an option to make payment on delivery. This application can be enabled along with other payment gateway applications too, like – PayPal. In such a case, the shopper will get all of the enabled payment options and will be able to make a choice for the payment of his order.
Now stores can configure the timezone they prefer to operate in. This helps in viewing all data and transactions with respect to the selected timezone. Same timezone is used to display information to the shoppers also.
The platform has been updated to enable better currency support. The currency selection also takes care of the payment gateway integration and thus automatically limits to the currency choice supported by your selected payment gateway. Also, while changing store currency, bulk item-price update is supported on the basis of provided currency conversion rate.
Brands – On / off
Previously brands were enabled by themes and depending on the theme they could be viewed or remain hidden. So, if a store did not use brands, they were forced to use only such a theme which didn’t display brands. This behavior has been changed now and the Brands as a feature can now be turned on or off from the Store Manager. Now all themes support brand and the behavior is controlled as per the Store Manager setting.
Lightbox – view full size item image
Lightbox support has been added to all of the themes to display full size version of item image (on demand) rather than depending on theme for the maximum image size. Now the full size version of the item image is supported by all themes.
Orders Application Update
The Store Manager and shopper’s (web) order history / order details user interface has been updated to present information in a better way. This helps in easy management
Shopper Application Update
The Shopper application has been updated to provide better user management features.
Many new themes have been added to the theme bank. Existing themes have been updated to support light-box, brand and currency changes.
Online help has been created to assist in managing store using Store Manager. The help can be accessed from your Net My Store account or click here to open online help.
And there have been several other performance improvements and issue fixes in the Store Manager and web platform.
Do let us know your experience and what you would want to see in the coming releases.
Looking forward to your comments and feedback!
Wish you a great business!