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DA Games - www.dagames.co.uk

 

oscommerce was actually installed using 1-click site provided by lycos, so no installation problems here.

 

Have a lot of products, so the first contrib was Easy Populate (fantastic), then shipping modules for UK (Recorded delivery and Royal mail). Installed PayPal IPN official module and although there are niggly problems (lots of orders hanging around where people have decided not to pay) it's certainly my most important contrib. Got accepted on Kelkoo product search so installed Kelkoo contrib (had to modify to generate shipping dynamically by weight for UK). Then I moved on to looks and used Infobox Skin Manager for templating and Category Enhancement (really adds a nice finishing touch).

 

For performance I used Auto thumbnail with caching and also MS3 Tax for MS2 (really noticed a difference with that one), removed category count, removed visitors since in footer. In Admin is where I have most contribs: Orderlist, Correct products purchased, Visitors, Sales report, Customer registrations, basically stuff that lets me know what's going on.

 

One of my suppliers provides a website with images so I modified tep_image and the thumbnailer to handle image fields that start with "http" so external images can be displayed.

 

Site is indexed in google, msn, hot bot, yahoo. Basically I have 2 other websites and I put links to each of my top categories in those sites and that was it. One piece of advice is to get listed in Froogle if it's available in your country, I get a lot of hits from there and it's free.

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Hi,

 

Just had a quick look at your store, pretty much stock really apart changing the infobox headers.

 

One thing that did stand out is that in your footer you say

 

All prices are displayed with vat included.

 

Also in your checkout procedure you add VAT to the total, I thought that if you were VAT registered you legally had to display the VAT number.

 

Something worth looking into too.

 

Mark

Lifes a bitch, then you marry one, then you die!

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Also forgot to mention some other contribs that I used and found useful, out of stock and Order Edit (especially usefull for returns/cancellations), and XP buttons/icons.

 

BTW, if anyone has any nice out of stock buttons/images, please let me know :), thanks.

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DA Games - www.dagames.co.uk

 

oscommerce was actually installed using 1-click site provided by lycos, so no installation problems here.

 

Have a lot of products, so the first contrib was Easy Populate (fantastic), then shipping modules for UK (Recorded delivery and Royal mail). Installed PayPal IPN official module and although there are niggly problems (lots of orders hanging around where people have decided not to pay) it's certainly my most important contrib. Got accepted on Kelkoo product search so installed Kelkoo contrib (had to modify to generate shipping dynamically by weight for UK). Then I moved on to looks and used Infobox Skin Manager for templating and Category Enhancement (really adds a nice finishing touch).

 

For performance I used Auto thumbnail with caching and also MS3 Tax for MS2 (really noticed a difference with that one), removed category count, removed visitors since in footer. In Admin is where I have most contribs: Orderlist, Correct products purchased, Visitors, Sales report, Customer registrations, basically stuff that lets me know what's going on.

 

One of my suppliers provides a website with images so I modified tep_image and the thumbnailer to handle image fields that start with "http" so external images can be displayed.

 

Site is indexed in google, msn, hot bot, yahoo. Basically I have 2 other websites and I put links to each of my top categories in those sites and that was it. One piece of advice is to get listed in Froogle if it's available in your country, I get a lot of hits from there and it's free.

 

Hi, i'm new to OSC can you explain how you have some of your product images in catalog/images and some with a URL to another page, as i too have a supplier with lots of pics that i need.

 

Thanks

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Hi, i'm new to OSC can you explain how you have some of your product images in catalog/images and some with a URL to another page, as i too have a supplier with lots of pics that i need.

 

Thanks

 

I changed function tep_image (in html_output.php) like this...

 

// for non-external files, use the images directory 
if (strpos($src, "http") === FALSE) {
   // this is a local image, check if it has images directory prefix already
   if (strpos($src, DIR_WS_IMAGES) === FALSE) {
       $src = DIR_WS_IMAGES . $src;
   }
}

 

To get the url in the database in the first place I used EasyPopulate and put the full url for the image link.

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