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  1. osCommerce-Official

    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

    Thanks for this comment, will pass this to the development team @Sergey Dunaev @VladMal
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    Yes, of course! That's the main point - themes can be exported from a shop and imported into a different one. We will work on adding them to the future marketplace / add-on / app store too.
  3. osCommerce-Official

    Typical "How to" questions

    Will also add some comments here: The user shall simply go to the back end, Order list, select multiple orders (tick boxes) and then press Invoices, Packing Slips, or Shipping Labels button. Invoices and Packing Slips will simply produce a multi-page PDF document each. Shipping Labels is a bit more interesting, as it can be integrated with the likes of RoyalMail, DHL, FedEx, etc to automatically register new parcels in their systems, and download PDF shipping label with consignment number and email it to the customer. Naturally this can be done in the back end of the website, on a product by product basis. But you will find it easier to use CSV import/export to do this. Or do the same via the API. It can be done in the back end when processing an order. Same as changing the look and feel of any design page, it is possible to do the same with any document, including the Invoices. There's a VAT field on the checkout pages. It even tries to check its validity using a 3rd party service (which doesn't always work to be honest). Please do send more
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    Typical "How to" questions

    Rob, we have put some of the comments in the post below, but please do not hesitate to post more of the real-life "how to"s - the more we can cover the better it will be for users of new osCommerce v4! Similar to how it was done in some previous versions of osCommerce, it is possible to "link" or "copy" a product to multiple categories. Neither has been built in yet, but this has now been passed to the development team for consideration. Also talking to prospect partners, who are a specialist in tax calculations. That's a very good question indeed. Please consider the following options: 1. We have developed a number of software products that sync osCommerce v4 with accounting solutions like QuickBooks (US, CA, UK), Sage, XERO, MYOB, and a number of others. They are paid apps as such, and we will be listing them in the marketplace in the future 2. You can set up automated exports from the system to export order data and import product data - in CSV. 3. You can use the API to communicate with osCommerce and export or import data When you add or edit attribute value, it is possible to upload an icon and set its colour. This icon (swatch) can be later used in the filters, and also on the product page to make the attribute selection process easier and clearer for the end user. good one! Naturally, it is possible to set up multiple currencies in the system. It is possible to set up conversion rate or get it from OANDA. But, there also exists a feature (debating if it will be a part of the "box" install or an app) that allows setting prices in each currency independently: This is done via Properties. Basically, products need to be described with properties, and then filters are built by the system dynamically. It is possible to use a feature called "Documents" which allows adding certain documents to products. MailChimp is pre-integrated with osCommerce v4.
  5. osCommerce-Official

    Typical "How to" questions

    Thank you very much, Steve, truly appreciate your input. Keep it coming - the more real-life questions we can answer in the manuals and other support materials - the better!
  6. osCommerce-Official

    Product Display (Images)

    Could you please kindly elaborate on which particular formats you're referring to? Just to confirm, images are served to user's browsers (and Google of course) in the WEBP format, and osCommerce v4 converts originally uploaded images automatically.
  7. osCommerce-Official

    New management and osCommerce v4

    Perhaps this deserves a dedicated post or even a Forum thread - will work on it!
  8. osCommerce-Official

    New management and osCommerce v4

    OK makes sense. In fact they are called Themes in osCommerce v4 by default (although, it is possible to change it using the built in Translation tool). Inside a Theme, there exist multiple page templates. And theme settings, etc. All editable in the back end, all completely separate from the core of course. Also, there exist Widgets, that can be of two types - general (like banner, for example) and page-specific (like product price, for example). We would like to encourage osCommerce designers and developers to not only customize existing themes, but create new ones and list them in the future marketplace.
  9. osCommerce-Official

    Typical "How to" questions

    Nice set, thanks! Will add it to our How To manuals!
  10. osCommerce-Official

    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

    Ashley, Loïc since the new osCommerce v4 is based on YII2, it has the said debugging information available if a corresponding mode is switched on. It looks like this: Cache is available for templates, DB queries, etc. We will be posting about the technology in more details in the near future.
  11. osCommerce-Official

    Product Display (Images)

    Sorry, it is a client's live site and can not post the URL here for confidentiality reasons. But it is a real site with real functionality of course.
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    Hello, and thanks for your comments! We are working on a series of developer manuals, and will publish those once they are ready. The template system will be fully described as we want to ensure osCommerce designers can create new amazing functional osCommerce Templates. Template is not PHP as such. Please kindly allow us to have some time to properly describe it for your convenience. osCommerce v4 is not using the same programming logic as osCommerce 2.x or its forks. There are a number of fundamental differences, and we will make sure they are properly described in a very detailed Developer's Manual, so that osCommerce Developers could create new apps and work with the core where needed.
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    Multiple Sales Channels

    It is to be confirmed, likely there will be a monthly subscription element in it to allow for support and updates
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    Multiple Sales Channels

    One of the core features of osCommerce v4 is support for multiple sales channels, including support for Multiple front ends. Sales channels can be of three types - web, virtual, and marketplace. Web sales channels are effectively multiple front ends. Each one can have its own URL (domain, sub-domain, etc), design template, product range, payment and shipping method, content, banners, and many many more.. Virtual sales channels are used to track affiliate sales and to allow sale agents to track their sales better and more transparently. Marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, CDiscount, and similar can be integrated with osCommerce to help list products and process orders automatically. osCommerce v4 will come pre-integrated with the marketplaces however additional app or add-on will be required to enable this functionality. Effectively with osCommerce v4 it is possible to successfully manage several businesses from the same back end, and efficiently process orders and support customers.
  15. osCommerce-Official

    Marketing features

    Multiple number of suppliers per product, with a formula to help the system decide which supplier to take stock / order from depending on their price, average order fulfilment time, etc. Stock alerts - will double check that; it seems it should be possible to find a workaround using the "default supplier" associated with a designated member of the team.
  16. osCommerce-Official

    Payment and Shipping

    Sure, will do a post on what is currently available later this week. Good idea, thanks!
  17. osCommerce-Official

    Marketing features

    Thanks, Loïc! Yes, we do, actually. Every product can have a stock status and delivery status. Stock status can be something like: - in stock (based on stock count) - always in stock - EOL (i.e. will not be available once sold) - Pre-order - Out of stock - Request for Quote those statuses are configurable and it is possible to create you own, and set the system to act differently in regards to allowing customers to purchase and how stock is allocated depending on the stock status. There's a system that can take supplier stock into consideration and "pre sell" it as if it was available. There's also a system that can take PO stock into consideration and "pre sell" it as if it was available. Naturally, in both cases above orders will reach "received" status only when stock is actually recorded as incoming into the warehouse. And of course, osCommerce users do not have to use all those stock solutions if their operations do not require them. However, for those businesses that would like to consider osCommerce as their main business management tool - the facilities will be there!
  18. osCommerce-Official

    Marketing features

    We didn't have plans for phpList integration as such, however if there's a demand for it - will consider as an app (free or paid - to be confirmed). And of course will always welcome you or another osCommerce developer to build their apps for the marketplace.
  19. osCommerce-Official

    Marketing features

    Yes! When you change the URL manually for a product, for example, and then Save it, osCommerce v4 adds previous URL to the list of "Old URLs", which is effectively a 301 redirect list. Same for categories and content pages,
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    Two wanted features.

    Please kindly note v4 is in development at the moment. We will be publishing a list of all the features in the near future, when we are absolutely certain which of the features will be made a part of the installation, which will go as free apps or add-ons and which will be made paid apps or add-ons. osCommerce v4 is a new development, using more modern technologies and designed for modern server environments. Hence it has a lot of new features and facilities in it. Would be happy to give you access to the Beta once it becomes available - thanks for signing up for the Beta testing programme!
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    Hi Tim! Yes, it does. osCommerce is turning into a modern Ecommerce platform, a business that will work for all of its users. No, not at all. Of course we welcome everyone, and members of the historical osCommerce development team, to use new osCommerce v4 when it becomes available.
  22. osCommerce-Official

    Two wanted features.

    Hello and thanks for sharing these requests! In osCommerce v4: a) it is possible to import and export thousands of products (and other entities too) using the manual or automated Import / Export facility. b) it is possible to use the API to communicate with the system c) it is possible to use remote images (by URL) and also store images in different folders
  23. osCommerce-Official

    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

    Peter, thanks for this question. It is going to be PHP 8 compatible when it is released, one of the important tasks for us is to make it compatible with all the modern server technologies out there. osCommerce has historically been an "on premise" solution and osCommerce v4 is going to be "on premise" as well.
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    Product Reviews

    Thanks, Ashley, it is work in progress indeed. Will communicate your suggestions to the development team. BTW there also exists a Testimonials Module that does collect information about quality and speed of service, etc. @Sergey Dunaev - you may want to check it!
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    Requested Features

    To answer about the dev team - we have a team of about 50 overall, developers, designers, q and a engineers, tech writers, managers, and so on. All with a LOT of Ecommerce experience, many have been with us for 10+ years.
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