New E-Commerce Tools!

Sep 21, 2011
Posted by: mikecuccaro

We've got some good news for folks who are using Small Farm Central's e-commerce and those who are thinking about starting it up. We've just completed a wide variety of upgrades and new features to really expand your capabilities to sell your products and services through your web site. Log in to your site and see what you think!

Here are some of the highlights:

Live Shipping Calculation for UPS, FedEx, and USPS:

Your customers will now see a variety of shipping options, whichever ones you've chosen out of UPS, FedEx, and USPS services. When your customer checks out, the cart shows the live-calculated retail rates for those shippers.

shopping cart

Coupons:

You can now create coupons to pass to your customers that can be for a percentage discount, flat amount discount, or for free shipping. You have full control over what dates and times the coupon is valid for and for what minimum amount of order.

Live Credit Card Processing:

You now have another option for setting up your checkout - live credit card processing through Authorizenet. Whatever credit cards your merchant account is set up to receive, you can limit on your checkout page. Small Farm Central will be happy to help you set up a merchant account through Authorizenet and configure secure server encryption protocols for your web site. Payments made through Authorizenet or PayPal are also now recorded for your users in the Payments and Balances administration.

checkout

"Sold Out" Messages:

Many of you have mentioned that you would like to still show customers "what they missed" when your inventory runs out of product. Now, under your Departments administration, you can set your own message to display when items, or even just specific options below items, sell out.

Streamlined Item and Inventory Management:

Instead of having to go to multiple areas to create an item and also put that item into your stores' inventories, now you can do it all at once: either through the new item creation/edit page or the new inventory management page.

Even items with options can be updated all at once to save you time. It is easier than ever to get away from the computer and back out farming!

If you have any questions or concerns at all about how to get started with the new tools, please give us a call at 412.567.3864 or email us.

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  • If I had a diet plan, it would be: 1) cook for yourself 2) eat whatever you want at mealtimes, but cut the snacks 3) cut the desserts&sugars
    1 year 27 weeks ago
  • @AmyinOregon oh, neat. Glad you like them.. more coming soon!
    1 year 28 weeks ago