CS-Cart 4.2.1 Released: New Styles, E-mail Marketing, and More

By imac, July 21st, 2014 in News and announcements

Hi!

We’re excited to introduce you to the major new version of our CS-Cart 4.2.1 and Multi-Vendor 4.2.1 software.

CS-Cart 4.2.1

The main features of this release are as follows:

  • Better usability of the admin panel

    For instance, the sidebar is now automatically hidden when it’s not needed, leaving more space for useful content. We’ve also moved it to the right to keep the content alignment consistent when the sidebar is on and off.

    CS-Cart sidebar

  • SEO improvements: automatic 301-status redirects, Google Rich Snippet generation, and automatically normalized URLs (aka canonical URLs)

  • New E-mail marketing add-on with MailChimp and Mad Mimi integration.

    You can now sync your store’s newsletter subscriber lists with your account at the MailChimp and Mad Mimi e-mail marketing services.

  • Two new styles for the Responsive theme.

    Our Responsive theme makes CS-Cart stores look cool on all screen sizes and devices. In 4.2.1, the Responsive theme has become the default, and it has two new styles (so there’re six altogether).

    CS-Cart Styles

Check the full list of changes in the changelog. The list is quite impressive and includes lots of fixes, apart from the above-mentioned additions.

It is also worth mentioning that we have moved to the Crowdin translation service, with a great interface, voting system, glossary, and other cool features.

Get it!

The upgrade should be available to all merchants with active upgrade subscriptions within a week. Also, you can download the new version from your Help Desk File Area.


Feel free to share your ideas about how we can improve our software on our UserVoice, , and report issues on the bug tracker.

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Save up to $1,000 a Year with CS-Cart Annual Subscription + Multi-Vendor Lifetime Licenses Are Back

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), June 18th, 2014 in News and announcements

Hi!

Today, we are happy to introduce new purchase opportunities for our CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor software.

The currently existing purchase options remain, and will remain active; we’re just adding the new ones to provide a wider choice to our customers.

CS-Cart Annual Subscription

Subscription-based software licensing has played successfully for giants like Microsoft and Adobe, and we are happy to announce that CS-Cart has joined the club.

A CS-Cart subscription costs $195 per year and includes:

Purchasing CS-Cart on a subscription basis is a great way to get access to more features and save money.

CS-Cart Annual Subscription Features

The subscription model is not only beneficial to a merchant; it also challenges us CS-Cart authors to constantly improve our software, because the better we keep the product, the longer a CS-Cart user stays subscribed. This model stimulates feedback-driven development—when users and developers work together to build a better product.

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Multi-Vendor Lifetime Licenses

We’re happy to announce that the Multi-Vendor lifetime licenses are available for purchase again.

Earlier, we have switched Multi-Vendor licensing to the annual subscription basis, and this licensing option is certainly here to stay. Still, we’ve received multiple requests from our customers and those wanting to becomes ones to bring the lifetime licenses back.

And so we did! We are pleased to offer our potential Multi-Vendor customers a wider choice of purchase options:

  • $590 per year (includes access to upgrades $245–$385/year worth)
  • $1,450 one-time payment (includes 1 year free access to new versions and upgrades)

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If you have any questions about CS-Cart software purchase or licensing, feel free to ask right here in the comments section or address our sales team directly.

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CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.1.5 Released

By imac, May 20th, 2014 in CS-Cart releases, News and announcements

Hi,

It is our pleasure to present to you our latest release of CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor4.1.5.

CS-Cart 4.1.5

This is a minor release and includes mostly fixes and improvements. See the full changelog on our site.

Earlier in version 4.1.4, we’ve introduced the Responsive theme; in this version, we have added three new styles for it.

New Styles for CS-Cart Responsive Theme

Community Rules!

We are very happy to announce that CS-Cart Marketplace has grown and now offers over 300 themes and add-ons.

Also, thanks to our community-driven translation portal, CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.1.5 include over a dozen language packs.

We want to thank everyone who contributed to the Marketplace and helped localizing CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor. Developing awesome products isn’t easy, and we’re honored to have your guys helping us. Thanks!


As usual, we’d love to hear your ideas about how we can improve CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor on the UserVoice.

If you stumble upon a bug, please report it on the bug tracker.

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Twigmo 3.4: Speed Boost, Google Analytics full support and more

By Alex Vinokurov (CS-Cart & Twigmo), April 28th, 2014 in Twigmo releases

Hello!

Today, our Twigmo team released a new version (3.4) of Twigmo Mobile Storefront with many improvements.

Speed Boost

In new Twigmo 3.4, we dramatically changed the function that loads the content of the mobile store pages. Also, we optimized the JavaScript code as well as improved caching of CSS and JavaScript files.

As a result the loading now takes less time than before and in whole the mobile sites generated by Twigmo 3.4 have become much more optimized for mobile browsers. The Google Page Speed tool now grades our demo mobile site as high as 91 out of 100! For comparison, the mobile sites of Amazon and eBay score 67 and 79 accordingly.

Google Analytics full support

The full support of Google Analytics was the most popular request in Twigmo Idea Tracker. And we added it to Twigmo 3.4! The previous versions of Twigmo supported Google Analytics, but the tool captured only the first page visit (because the further mobile site pages were loaded via AJAX without the whole HTML page reload) and it resulted in misleading bounce rate in the statistics. Now this problem is solved.

New theme: Frushop

Twigmo 3.4 also includes a new theme called Frushop (available on the plan Plus only). Like the other Twigmo themes the new theme can be additionally altered via Twigmo Visual Editor.

You can see it in action on the demo page.

Prices including taxes

Finally, the new release has another long-awaited feature – displaying prices with taxes.

Add-on Upgrade

If you are a Twigmo 3.0 or above user, you will receive a notification about the available add-on upgrade in your CS-Cart admin panel. You can start the upgrade from the Twigmo add-on settings page; the rest is done automatically.

You are very welcome to help us improve Twigmo by proposing new features and reporting issues.
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CS-Cart 4.1.4 Released with Responsive Design

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), April 23rd, 2014 in News and announcements

Hi,

Today, we’d like to present to you another minor release of our e-commerce software—CS-Cart 4.1.4 and Multi-Vendor 4.1.4.

CS-Cart 4.1.4

As a minor release, it brings mostly just fixes and improvements, but it also offers one big feature—responsive storefront theme. The responsive design is currently released in a beta phase for all the merchants to try; it is not yet recommended for production use, however.

CS-Cart 4.1.4 Responsive Theme

Also, 4.1.4 is the first version to offer the first step to the integration with the recently announced CS-Cart Marketplace, where you can find add-ons and themes for your store. You can access CS-Cart Marketplace right from your admin panel:

You can find the full list of changes in the new version on our site.

We will be rolling out the updates for existing CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor stores within the next several days, and all merchants with active upgrade subscriptions should have them available by the end of this week.

You can also download the installation package from your Help Desk account’s File area if you have an active upgrade subscription.


Feel free to share your ideas about how we can improve our software on our UserVoice, and report issues on the bug tracker.

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Thanks!