Archive for December, 2011

Professional-to-Ultimate Upgrades on Pre-sale

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Monday, December 12th, 2011 in News and announcements

Good day,

Today we are happy to introduce the details of upgrading a CS-Cart Professional license to Ultimate Edition.

From now on and until the estimated Ultimate Edition release in spring 2012 you can apply for an exchange of one CS-Cart Professional license to a CS-Cart Ultimate license pack (1 core and 2 storefront licenses) at a special discount price: $300 if pre-ordered before January 1st, 2012, and only $355 after that and up to the release date. The upgrade fee will total $415 when CS-Cart Ultimate is released, so you have a unique opportunity to save $115 if you apply for an upgrade now.

Pre-sale: Upgrade CS-Cart Professional to Ultimate License

A CS-Cart Ultimate license pack includes 1 core (it just gives you the right to have one software copy) and 2 storefront licenses, so that as a result of purchasing the Pro-to-Ultimate upgrade your Professional license will be converted to one of these storefront licenses (after the final release). This means that this upgrade will not only provide you with the most sophisticated CS-Cart edition, but also give you an extra storefront license. Besides, we will include 40 extra support credits in every Pro-to-Ultimate upgrade.

You can pre-order a Pro-to-Ultimate upgrade on this page. Don’t miss your chance to enhance your existing CS-Cart store and save $115!

If you have any questions about edition upgrading we are happy to give you the answers in the comments.

CS-Cart Ultimate Pre-order Is On!

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Friday, December 2nd, 2011 in News and announcements

Hello everybody,

Great news! Today we are opening the CS-Cart Ultimate Edition pre-order! Formerly known as Multi-Store Edition it’s the most powerful ecommerce tool we’ve ever created. It allows you to handle several stores through one common admin panel, share products and customers as well as configure each store individually.

And now you get a unique opportunity to save $155 by pre-ordering a CS-Cart Ultimate Edition license at the special discounted price. Don’t miss this chance!

CS-Cart Ultimate Edition is $155 off

The pre-sale starts today and will be on till the final release (February 2012). The special pre-order price is $495 and it will remain so until January 1st, 2012. On that date and until the release the pre-sale price will grow up to $550. The retail price of CS-Cart Ultimate will be $650, so don’t miss your chance to get $155 off the ultimate ecommerce solution!

At this price you will get a CS-Cart Ultimate core license (gives the right to have one software copy) and two domain licenses for creating two storefronts. Additional domain licenses will cost $195 each (retail price), but they are not available for pre-order. As usual, CS-Cart Ultimate comes with a year access to new versions and upgrades as well as support credits or period.

The pre-sale is opened on this page. You are very welcome to come by. CS-Cart Ultimate is a powerful and sophisticated solution, use this special offer to get it as soon as possible and at a lower price!

CS-Cart Ultimate Edition: New Details

By Konstantin Molchanov (CS-Cart team), Thursday, December 1st, 2011 in News and announcements

Today I would like to provide some additional information about CS-Cart Ultimate (formerly known as Multi-Store), the biggest and the most sophisticated edition we are going to release soon.

Its core features have already been described in the post called Multi-Store Hits Beta. So, I tend not to repeat myself, but instead tell you more about the practical side: licensing, support and upgrading.
CS-Cart Ultimate Edition


CS-Cart Ultimate provides an easy way to create and manage unlimited number of storefronts via a single back-end. That makes using of an ordinary CS-Cart license impossible. So we have made up a special flexible licensing system: there is a core license for an Ultimate installation itself and domain licenses for each store managed by it. A core license is just the right to have 1 software copy while its domain licenses specify the domain names (e.g. on which its storefronts are available. The number of domain licenses that can be attached to a core one is not limited.

The initial purchase of CS-Cart Ultimate includes a core license bundled with 2 domain licenses (a core license cannot be purchased without them). Additional domain licenses can be purchased anytime and in any number. Domain licenses cannot be rearranged between core licenses, so it will be required to select a core license for which a domain license is being purchased.


Like all other commercial editions CS-Cart Ultimate comes with our in-house technical support service. Buying the first CS-Cart Ultimate license you have a choice of 30 support days or 80 support credits. An additional Ultimate core license (bundled with 2 domain licenses) will add 60 credits to your support account. Each additional domain license will give you 30 support credits. If you need more credits or would like to renew a support period, they can be purchased on our website.

Access to Upgrades

CS-Cart Ultimate comes with a year access to new versions and upgrades. Just to remind: a single Ultimate installation can handle unlimited number of storefronts, so an upgrade package will update them all. A storefront cannot be upgraded separately, because CS-Cart Ultimate source files (except templates) are common for all its storefronts.

After the first year the access to upgrades can be renewed (if required) for 1 year for a fee. An upgrade subscription plan is purchased only for a core license via our Customer Help Desk and its price depends on the number of associated domain licenses (no matter when they are bought). At this moment, it costs $39.50 per each domain license if the plan is purchased within a month upon termination. So, if you have a CS-Cart Ultimate installation with 3 storefronts, it will cost you $118.50 to renew a year upgrade subscription, which is 20% cheaper than the same subscription plan for 3 CS-Cart Professional installations.

Upgrade to Ultimate

Only CS-Cart Community and Professional installations can be upgraded (converted) to Ultimate Edition. There will be a special tool available for that some time after the CS-Cart Ultimate final release.

It will be possible to exchange a CS-Cart Professional licenses to Ultimate domain ones with no additional fee. If you have, say, 2 Professional licenses and bought CS-Cart Ultimate (with 2 domain licenses), you can convert the first ones and get a CS-Cart Ultimate with 4 storefronts. Of course, data from these 2 CS-Cart Professional installation can be imported as well.

The details on the possibility to exchange a Professional license to an Ultimate one will be announced later.


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