Archive for June, 2010

Live Chat at CS-Cart.com

By Alexey Karpukhin, Monday, June 28th, 2010 in News and announcements

Another improvement for the website www.cs-cart.com. Along with the new look-n-feel introduced earlier this month, the website now features a live chat that you can use to contact our customer relations team directly and get answers to your quick questions that may arise while you’re browsing through the website. Simply click the bar docked at the bottom of your web browser and start chatting! The chat is available from 4 am till 4 pm GMT (Monday – Friday).

Live chat at cs-cart.com

Our reps will answer your general questions about the software (if you’re considering CS-Cart as a possible solution for your business) and the services we provide, as well as they will advise you on our programs and initiatives. The live chat is not intended for posting tech support requests, discussing your custom development projects, negotiating partnership details, or any other type of questions that may require additional investigation or assistance/participation of our engineers or company management – instead, please use the special contact form or post to our Customer Help Desk, if you’re a registered CS-Cart user.

Introducing CS-Cart Affiliate program

By Michael Gunin, Friday, June 18th, 2010 in News and announcements

Good news for CS-Cart fans and all ecommerce practitioners: now there is an opportunity not only to spread the word about our software, but also earn money for your activity. We have just implemented an affiliate program where you can earn $75 for each new client you refer to us.

The program is managed by Plimus, our long-time payment processing partner. All you need to do is register as an affiliate and refer visitors to our website using the special link. As soon as a client comes via your link and purchases the first CS-Cart license, a commission is added to your earnings.

Please, refer to our website to find out the affiliate program details. We invite everyone to do business together!

New CS-Cart.com

By Alexey Karpukhin, Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 in News and announcements

Today we introduce a new version of our website www.cs-cart.com. The site now features a brand new look-n-feel created by our design team and the improved navigation system that includes a drop-down menu at the top and a revamped navigation bar on the right allowing you to access the necessary information in a few clicks.

cs-cart.com navigation box
cs-cart.com navigation box

We are especially proud that the new cs-cart.com is built around the latest branch of CS-Cart, which is under development yet. This was extremely helpful for us to see our product in action and better understand its highs and lows as an exhaustive platform for a comprehensive ecommerce website, not just a powerful shopping cart component. While working on the new site, we fixed several bugs and made a number of useful improvements to the prospective CS-Cart 2.1 scheduled for this summer.

With regard to the site content, the new site still copies the old cs-cart.com. We have started to design a more clear site structure as well as revise the content to make it visual, pithy and concise. And we are open to any suggestions and advice, so you can influence the future of cs-cart.com.

Please leave you feedback in the comments to this post.

CS-Cart 2.0.15 released

By Alexey Karpukhin, Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 in CS-Cart releases

CS-Cart 2.0.15 is mainly a bug fix release that introduces no new functionality, but only fixes the instable features of the previous CS-Cart versions. The most significant fixes and improvements include:

  • Improved import/export procedures
  • Ability to clear the cache from the Administration panel only. This improves the security of your store as an additional protection from DDoS attacks.
  • Separate storage of product info for the products that are in the catalog and for the products that have been ordered by your customers. In previous CS-Cart versions, some of the product info in customer orders was taken directly from the product catalog, and if the store administrator changed the details of a product in the catalog, these changes also affected the customer orders. After we have placed the product info in the customer orders to a separate table in the store database, this is no longer the issue, and the store administrator can even remove a product from the catalog without changing the details of customer orders.
  • Support for Paypal Express Checkout authentication by API signature. This makes the process of configuring PayPal Express Checkout in the CS-Cart Administration panel much easier.

And we also had to get rid of the phone number validation because different countries use different phone number formats, and the validation appeared to be too restrictive for many of our customers. For a complete list of changes, improvements and fixes, please refer to the changelog.