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New additions for version 1.2.5

Postby Brent » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:40 am

Dimension Class
This class will allow including dimensions for each product.
Available choices will be Linear, Area, or volume.
Linear has length, width, and height measurements.
Area includes length X width with optional measurements of length, width, and height for shipping calculations.
Volume has a volume value like Liter and optional measurements of length, width, and height for shipping calculations.

Products with Options
Products with options will now have unique files for each product:option combination.
These files are created automatically when you create options or add option values.
Each file will have Stock Quantity, Image, Dimension, and Model Number specific to the product:option combination.
Modules that display product options will update the quantity, image, dimension, weight, model number, and price based on the options currently selected.
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Re: New additions for version 1.2.5

Postby leo » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:35 am

Easily selectable store logo
Catalog header logo can be changed in Admin/Setting now. To simplify the process the position of the logo is also settable here.

Magnifier
Hovering the image on the product page a magnifying glass appears over it. This lets the customer zoom in on any portion of it as it follows the cursor around. The magnification power can be adjusted on the fly by turning the mouse wheel back or forth.
The magnifier window size is settable in admin.
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Re: New additions for version 1.2.5

Postby bryan7878 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:52 am

Very nice enhancements!

Any word on being able to drop user login?
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Re: New additions for version 1.2.5

Postby Brent » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:12 pm

Is the reason for not requiring the user login for check out purposes. If so, guess check will be on the agenda for 1.2.6.
We may be able to add it as a contribution where you can add to 1.2.5
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Re: New additions for version 1.2.5

Postby bryan7878 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:01 am

That is correct. Our studies have shown a tremendous drop off in sales when a customer is required to login or create an account before making a purchase. Check out as a guest would be a good alternative if ripping out the login altogether is not feasible. Any idea on a date?

Also a quick question, can Alegrocart be used to host multiple sites from a single database and installation?

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Re: New additions for version 1.2.5

Postby Brent » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:45 am

Hope fully, the guest checkout could be ready in several weeks.

No, multiple sites is not available at this time. I have thought about it, but no, it is not available.
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Re: New additions for version 1.2.5

Postby bryan7878 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:05 am

No worries I can still use the same database for all of the sites.

The check out is a big deal so I will wait for that. I have been looking at Magento and Zen cart, which I eliminated. Yours is easy to work with and customize. Once the cart issue is done I will be good to go.

Is there someplace special that I need to look in order to figure out how to tie the cart into Linpoint creditcard service?

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Re: New additions for version 1.2.5

Postby Brent » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:36 am

Linpoint

Who is that.
Payment processing requires custom coding to get data from the cart to the processor and back.
We are working on several others to add, so this could be a possibility to add as well.
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Re: New additions for version 1.2.5

Postby Brent » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:05 pm

Is there someplace special that I need to look in order to figure out how to tie the cart into Linpoint creditcard service?

I assume you mean linkpoint.
We looked at that and it appears to be a point of sale system or a virtual terminal.
Those are note meant to be accessed by a shopping cart. They are used if your cart can't access a payment gateway.
In this cart, we have paypal, for example that is the payment gateway.
All you need is a paypal merchant account and the paypal module to be set up with the proper information and you're set.

If that's not what your looking for, please explain in more detail what you need to do.
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Re: New additions for version 1.2.5

Postby bryan7878 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:12 am

How is the guest login coming along?
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