A customer is given the option to buy one or more gift certificates, which can be used to pay for products in your shop. Gift certificates can be used multiple times until the amount is maxed out.
As the merchant, you can create your own unique gift certificate message with a text editor, such as notepad. Recipients will receive messages from both the merchant and sender.
You may specify the gift certificate's validity, the maximum amount and the option to activate manually or automatically. For manual activation, you must update the record after verification of payment has been made.
You can create as many coupons as desired. Discounts can be applied to a specific product, a category of products or all products. You may also specify the start date, end date, and the coupons usage limitation.
This system improves your general marketing performance by allowing you to associate sales with specific affiliates or distributors. VPCart locates and records which other sites a customer has visited before coming to your site. Affiliate processing provides detailed reports on the number of visits, the number of sales, commission and automatic registration of the affiliate.
The standard VPCart 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 a separate mailing list of recipients in addition to the normal customer and merchant emails. You are given the option to determine the number of emails that are to be released upon order completion. For example, you may send multiple emails to the sales department, shipping department and even your mobile phone. Emails can be customized to use different templates.
Customer Product Reviews and Comments
Customers can view and make comments on any product. As the merchant, you may choose to be notified when a new review is posted. Review averages can be automatically displayed when a product is displayed.
Use your shop to collect payments for non-product services, such as consulting and eBay auctions.
You can write messages to customers regarding delivery or shipping. Customers receive emails and view order tracking messages through the VPCart 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 tables can be imported into the VPCart tables. Field matching for individual tables can be selected per table.
Static HTML Generation
These command-line tools allow you to create a dynamic website where all your products are statically generated in plain HTML for better search engine indexing.
Secure Downloads allows the delivery of digital products via hyperlinks and application of date and count limits.
PCI Compliance is the latest in security certification now being sought by banks, merchant providers and consumers. VP-CART is compatible with PCI Compliance requirements and can be deployed as part of a certified system.** Please read the PCI FAQ for more information.
SMS Facilities features the ability to send SMS messages upon order completion. This may require customization to handle such SMS service.
- Windows server (IIS)***
- Active Server Pages (ASP)
- 27MB disk space
- Access, SQL Server or MySQL
* The Plus Pac comes bundled with 50 free support points for use in our online Help Desk. Please note that these support points will expire 12 months after the date of purchase.
**Successful PCI Certification relies on multiple factors, including hosting environment, business practices, configuration, and payment gateway provider. Successful PCI compliant deployment of VPCart is the sole responsibility of the end user.
***VPCart will run on 64-bit servers. However, you must set compatibility mode to 32-bit in IIS.