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Avactis Shopping Cart 1.9.1 Has Been Released!


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#1 Oleg

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:52 AM

Dear webmasters and online store owners,

We're happy to announce the release of the Avactis Shopping Cart 1.9.1!

The new version is faster and more stable in general. In addition, Avactis 1.9.1 now supports Webgility eCommerceConnector for synchronization of online store inventory with QuickBooks.

Avactis Shopping Cart 1.9.1 contains improvements, bugfixes and optimizations of all the features already in place:

Built-in Content Management System

Now Avactis is not only a shopping cart system, but also an eCommerce Content Management System (CMS).
You can change the logo of your store, the text of your main page or create new pages using the built-in Content Management System and a WYSIWYG editor. The pages you create will be SEO-friendly - you can add META descriptions, META keywords and SEO titles to them.

New CSS based "Avactis Blue" design theme

The new Avactis design theme is cleaner and more professional-looking.
The "Avactis Blue" theme is XHTML 1.0 compatible.

Customer Reviews module

We've added the Reviews module to Avactis so your customers can rate and review your products. Customer Reviews are very customizable: you can enable them for any visitor or for registered customers only; approve ratings and reviews from the administration zone; and much more.

QuickBooks export

Now you can export your orders to QuickBooks’ .iff format. Also you can configure the QuickBooks export options directly from the Avactis administration zone.

Advanced Categories management

The new categories section is based on AJAX.
It looks like a "Folder tree" in your computer, and you can easily drag-n-drop and move your categories using your mouse.

Newsletter Topics with list management

Your customers can now subscribe to newsletters they like at the time of registration or when viewing the catalog. Create several subscriptions, e.g. "New products" or "Special offers" and increase your sales using Avactis built-in email marketing features.
You can import new emails from a .csv file or the Avactis database, create newsletters using a built-in WYSIWYG editor, and much more.

Affiliate Tracking

Now you can add affiliate IDs to links and view the affiliate tracking information in details of orders. This is very convenient: just give your affiliate his/her own ID number or publish the link with the affiliate ID you want on any site or service, and you will know what orders come from this affiliate, service or site.

Other important improvements include:

- Shipping Cost Estimator on the Cart page
- Memory usage optimization
- Custom Fields for Checkout forms
- Label Editor at Admin Backoffice. You can translate, export or import language text labels
- Mail (SMTP) configuration from Admin Backoffice
- Group Product Editing at Admin Backoffice
- Free Shipping Coupons
- Coupons can be applied to certain products and categories
- Advanced Coupons management at Admin Backoffice
- Advanced Free Shipping rules

#2 Marty

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:18 AM

Is the demo store still 1.90? If so, when will you put up 1.9.1? Thanks!

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 04:49 PM

Hey can we upgrade to get this new cart? If so how much is it going to cost me. Also how hard is it to update? Chad Buie Security Camera Warehouse

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 04:13 AM

Hey can we upgrade to get this new cart? If so how much is it going to cost me. Also how hard is it to update?


Chad Buie
Security Camera Warehouse


You can upgrade Avactis yourself.

Or you can purchase upgrade service from our company.

Our upgrade prices are very affordable even for very old Avactis versions:
https://www.avactis....order.php?start

* Upgrade from 1.9.0 to 1.9.1 costs $79
* Upgrade from 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.8.3 to 1.9.1 costs $99

Is the demo store still 1.90? If so, when will you put up 1.9.1?

Thanks!


We will publish new demo asap.

As a solution you can download 1.9.1 free version for demo testing.

http://www.avactis.c...opping_cart.php

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:18 PM

You can upgrade Avactis yourself.

Or you can purchase upgrade service from our company.

Our upgrade prices are very affordable even for very old Avactis versions:
https://www.avactis....order.php?start

* Upgrade from 1.9.0 to 1.9.1 costs $79
* Upgrade from 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.8.3 to 1.9.1 costs $99



We will publish new demo asap.

As a solution you can download 1.9.1 free version for demo testing.

http://www.avactis.c...opping_cart.php



Hey
just curious why this upgrade costs? i thought previous upgrades were free?

thanks

#6 mikemar921

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 11:55 PM

It is free to download and install the upgrade. Avactis will do that for you - upgrade your store - for a cost. Some people have high level customization that requires that Avactis do the upgrade.

#7 Tom S

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:47 PM

I found it easy to upgrade and I'm not a big time developer ^_^

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:11 PM

I plan to run a full backup before upgrading, but can you let me know if I will need to specifically restore anything related to my theme if it's been modified? Meaning, does the update overwrite the current themes directory or any supporting files that would affect my site's layout (It's basically a slightly modified version of the blue theme).

#9 Ilya Vassilevsky

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 02:01 PM

No. Any update affect system files only. Themes remain intact.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:12 PM

Could you take some time and explain how the coupons work for shipping(what happens in the event of a parcel audit?). Perusing the details of the update, it's nice to see an update that doesn't require a lot of backup. As someone new to ecommerce, should I be looking for a version 2.0 or later? I just noticed this thread is a year old. I'll poke around and see what I can find. Thanks.

#11 Ilya Vassilevsky

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:12 AM

The latest version is 2.1.1. Update

Each coupon you create in admin backend has 2 options:

- Force free shipping

- Force free handling

If you set them, and a customer enters the coupon at checkout, regardless of the store's shipping & handling settings, shipping, handling, or both will become free, according to the coupon's settings.