The Jimdo Online Store has officially left beta: three cheers for the developers working on the store and for the new features and improvements they've added. Hip hip hooray! As always, all the updates have been verified by Trusted Shops.
Here's a quick overview:
An improved stock / inventory management was one of the top 5 requested features (and we totally agree). Here's the rundown:
a) You can now set available quantities for each item that you have listed in your store. If a customer buys something, the number of items in stock is automatically decreased -- and when they're all gone, the availability is set to "not available". Customers won't be able to add that item to their shopping carts until you've restocked. You can also set which quantity will cause the "Limited Availability" status to show -- just go to the SiteAdmin.
b) Changes to the SiteAdmin: Orders is now Store. The Orders button in the SiteAdmin control panel has been renamed Store and streamlined. We've added a new "Product List" where you can view a list of all products in your store, including product variations and available quantities. You can also update your inventory here.
c) Invalid order? The new inventory management automatically updates the available quantity when you mark an order as invalid.
We've tweaked the item availability status to tie into the inventory management features described above. The red, yellow, and green lights now signal whether an item is available, has limited availability, or sold out. You can now also display estimated delivery times -- independent of availability. Read more about those changes in this help article.
Your customers receive an email automatically confirming their orders. Now you can customize this message even more: you can edit the subject, the email's
body text, even the salutation you use to greet the customer. It's your store -- you set the tone!
Another feature many of you requested: the ability to customize some aspects of the store and item appearance. You can change the text and colors of
prices, the add to cart button, as well as the checkout page header to match the rest of your site!
Need item numbers to help track what you're selling? Set an official number when creating store items (or later, by editing it). Different item variations (for example different sizes or colors) can have their own item numbers as well. The item numbers are displayed automatically in the order management view, they make it easier to make sense of the overview and to communicate with your customers!