VP-CART Value to Plus Expansion Pac - v.9.0.
The VP-CART Value to Plus Expansion Pac - v.9.0 is a set of advanced facilities that can be added to the base VP-CART Shopping Cart. It can be purchased together with the VP-CART Shopping or can be added later if you decide you need these features.
These features could save days or weeks of development under some circumstances or provide a level of sophistication beyond the great range of features already in VP-CART. You get all this when you buy it together with the VP-CART Shopping Cart. (Save $US70)
Features of the option package are:
- Gift Certificates
- Discount Coupons
- Affiliate processing
- Mailing by template
- Mailing Enhancements
- Product reviews and comments
- Mail to suppliers on order completion
- Order Tracking
- Image uploading
- Bulk Importing to any table
- Secure downloads
- Generate static HTML
- Project Payments
- Generic template processing
A customer will be able to buy one or more gift certificates. They can either be used to pay for any other products in your shop or they can be used multiple times until the amount is used up.
You can create your own unique gift message using a plain text editor such as notepad. Each recipient of the gift certificate will receive both the merchant's message and the sender's message.
The merchant can control gift certificates by specifying a use-by date, a maximum amount of a certificate and whether to activate them automatically.
Certificates can be either be automatically or manually activated on a purchase. If they are manually activated the merchant must simply update one field in the gift certificate record after verifying payment has been made.
Any number of different coupons can be created by the merchant. They can provide a discount to a specific product, a category of products or all products. The merchant can control discount coupons by specifying a start date, an end date and a limit to the number of uses.
This allows you to associate sales you are making with specific affiliates or distributors. VP-CART records from which other sites the customer came to your site. It provides you with detailed reports on the number of visits, number of sales, commission, automatic registration of the affiliate.
You will be able to create your own unique message back to your clients or merchants using an editor such as Word or Notepad. Currently to alter the mail messages requires some knowledge of ASP programming. This requirement is completely eliminated using the mailing by template facility. A default template is supplied.
Templates can be plain text or can be HTML. This allows you to create unique nicely formatted e-mail confirmations to your customers.
The standard VP-CART bulk mailing facilities are enhanced to allow HTML formatted emails. Personalized bulk e-mail can be sent by merging information from the database with a mailing template that you create.
At the end of an order, you can create of list of people to be mailed in addition to the normal customer and merchant e-mails. Any number of e-mails can be sent on the completion of the order. For example, you could e-mail the sales department, shipping department and your mobile phone. Each e-mail can use a different email template.
Customer Product Reviews
Customers can view and make comments on any product. The merchant can optionally be mailed each time a review is made. Review averages can be automatically displayed when a product is displayed.
Use your shop to collect payments for non-product services such as consulting, eBay auctions or any case where someone needs to pay you.
Mailing to Suppliers
At the end of an order, the supplier can be mailed the order information which will include only products ordered from this supplier.
Upload images directly from your PC to your web host and assign them to products or categories.
Merchants can write messages to customers regarding delivery or shipping. Customers receive e-mail and can view order tracking messages using the VP-ASP service center.
Messages can be hidden from customers and be directed to departments within the organization. Full database logging of all messages shows a complete "conversation" or status of the order.
Products, categories and any other table can be imported into the VP-CART tables. Field matching for individual tables can be selected per table.
Static HTML Generation
Static Generation of HTML- All your products can be statically generated in plain HTML for better search engine indexing.
Secure Downloads- Secure download links for protected files, also comes with the ability to deliver digital products via hyperlinks while applying date and count limits.
Mail on Processed
Mail on Processed - The ability to e-mail customer when the order is processed using a defined template.
Merchant Restore Order
Merchant Restore Order - allows the merchant to manipulate the order details
Generic Template Processing
The ability to merge any database table with any HTML template to produce a formatted HTML display. This can be used in a myriad of ways to avoid the need to create HTML for newsletters, site information. Simply edit the information in the database and the new information will be automatically displayed. Non VP-CART tables can be used.
Send SMS messages to your clients on order completion. May require customization to handle your SMS service.
If within 30 days of purchasing the Value Pac you decide that you need more features, you can upgrade to the Plus Pac with the Value to Plus Expansion Pac for only US$200. This represents the difference between the cost of the Value and Plus Pacs and a saving of US$70.