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Things to Remember in 2018

By Yan Kulakov, Saturday, December 29th, 2018 in News and announcements

Hi!

We hope your 2018 was successful!

CS-Cart team wishes you all the best in 2019 and would like to give a brief overview of the things to remember in 2018.

The highlight of the year was Multi-Vendor Plus launching on the world stage. It’s an expanded edition of the standard Multi-Vendor with additional features and a mobile application.

This year, the CS-Cart marketing team got to know our clients better thanks to the video interviews they conducted. Multi-Vendor users in Belgium, Germany, Poland, UK, Canada, USA, India, UAE, Pakistan, Morocco, Egypt, and Indonesia helped us state who our client is, the reason they’d chosen our product and what their big job is. The results are impressive.

Our client is a student who has saved money for a startup, a developer who has already created marketplaces around the world and now wants to develop ecommerce at home, and a holding company representative who sees great prospects in an online marketplace for scaling up the business.

We’re known for the best value for money and the full feature range out of the box, one-time fee and lots of ready-to-use add-ons. Users also point out excellent technical support and the possibility of customization as important factors in choosing an online marketplace platform.

We’ve analyzed the interview results and highlighted the 3 reasons to launch an online CS-Cart Multi-Vendor marketplace:

  • To help the local vendors and retailers start selling online, expand coverage
  • To make their own Amazon with more favorable conditions for sellers, to save the world from the oppressive giant marketplaces
  • To be one’s own boss, to get financial independence

The results set the development vector for 2019. We’re going to exceed customer expectations and offer optimal solutions for online business, as always.

Introducing Performance Booster for High-Load Online Marketplaces

By Yan Kulakov, Monday, December 17th, 2018 in News and announcements

Hello!

An eCommerce marketplace is a bigger deal compared to a traditional single-seller online store. A marketplace can have hundreds of thousands and even millions of products. For example, Amazon offers 480 million products in the US only. Daily visitors exceed 6 million. ShopClues, which is based on CS-Cart Multi-Vendor, has 53 million products. This is a huge load on the website and the servers.

If you’re planning to go big, you need to make sure your marketplace will not slow down and crash because of the large number of products and simultaneous visitors.

This is what the Marketplace Performance Booster does—increases your marketplace speed and stamina. With the Performance Booster, you won’t need an expensive server to run your high-load marketplace on.

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eCommerce Expo Greece & Southeast Europe Tomorrow!

By Yan Kulakov, Friday, November 23rd, 2018 in News and announcements

eCommerce Expo Greece & Southeast Europe is the only event in Greece that offers direct contact and networking of exhibitors with a specialized audience from all over the country but the southeast European Region.

The goal of this year’s expanded and renewed eCommerce Expo is to present in two days (24-25 November 2018) the latest international trends in e-commerce.

CS-Cart Hellas and CS-Cart Europe will be present in booth 12, and will present all the new CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor features to the expo visitors. On Sunday, November 25th Fotis Kourmadas CEO of CS-Cart Hellas and CMO of CS-Cart Europe will present a workshop about Multi-Vendor Plus, giving greater and in-depth information on best practices and use of new features.

There is also a 2 Days Conference, with important speakers like:

  • Ilya Kretov, eBay General Manager, Russia, and Emerging Europe
  • Konstantin Kostadinov Viber (Rakuten) Head of Sales, CEE
  • Marcin Glogowski PayPal General Manager, Central and Eastern Europe

Entry to the eCommerce Expo Greece & Southeast Europe 2018 is FREE. The eCommerce Expo Greece & Southeast Europe 2018 will be held at the Zappeion Exhibition & Conference Hall in Athens-Greece from Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th November 2018. Visiting hours are 11:00 to 20:00.


More information about the expo here.

Meet CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.9.2 with Technical Improvements

By Yan Kulakov, Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 in CS-Cart releases, News and announcements

Hello!

We have released CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.9.2. This is a patch release where we introduce small changes or fix issues. The full list of changes is available in the changelog; this article will cover the most important changes.

CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor Now Support HTTP/2 Headers in Responses

This technical change will solve some possible issues with PayPal, Google reCAPTCHA, and other third-party services.

CS-Cart interacts with third-party services via requests and responses that have headers. Previously, CS-Cart always expected to see HTTP/1 in the headers of the responses. If the header contained HTTP/2 instead, CS-Cart couldn’t process the response. That could cause various problems: the status of a paid order didn’t change automatically even after PayPal had confirmed the payment; customers couldn’t pass human verification by Google, and so on.

This problem didn’t affect all stores: an HTTP/2 header in the response can occur if the server is configured that way. So, if everything worked fine and then went wrong without any obvious reason, it could be due to a sudden change in server settings. These changes may have occurred on shared hostings or servers with control panels.

CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.9.2 address that problem: now the response will be understood even if the response header contains HTTP/2.

Unregistered Customers Can Leave Comments Once Again

In the previous version 4.9.1, users who didn’t sign in couldn’t leave comments. We have fixed this problem in version 4.9.2: now users will need to sign in only if the Comments and Reviews add-on has the “Only buyers can post” checkbox ticked. Otherwise, visitors won’t have to sign in.

To prevent spam, you can configure the Comments and Reviews add-on to make all comments (or only the ones from unregistered visitors) hidden by default. They will appear on the site only after the administrator’s approval.


The upgrades to version 4.9.2 are already available in your Upgrade Center. As usual, for the first few days, we limit the number of available upgrades and offer them on the first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t see an upgrade in your Upgrade Center, please try again later or in a few days.

Introducing Multi-Vendor Plus

By Yan Kulakov, Thursday, October 11th, 2018 in News and announcements

Hello!

We’re happy to announce a new edition of Multi-Vendor—Multi-Vendor Plus. It has 7 extra features that are exclusive to this edition and not available for the standard Multi-Vendor.

Multi-Vendor Plus is an eCommerce solution for larger marketplace businesses with bigger income and budgets. It is also more expensive than the standard edition and costs $3,500.
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