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Store Update: Bye Bye, Beta! Hello New Features

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:

  1. Inventory Management: set quantities and more
  2. Display Availability and (new) Delivery Estimates
  3. Customize Emails and Notices
  4. Style: Change the button colors and text
  5. Customize store checkout form
  6. Set item numbers

 

1. Manage your Inventory - piece by piece

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.

2. Display Availability and (new) Delivery Estimates

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

3. Customizing Emails

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!

4. Style: Change button colors and text

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!

5. Customize Forms

  • Select which information fields in the checkout process are required and which aren't.
  • Delete fields that you don't need -- slim down the forms to what's necessary.
  • Save time if you've activated PayPal as a payment method. The necessary fields for PayPal are automatically selected.

 

6. Item Numbers

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!

Comments: 13 (Discussion closed)

  • #1

    Teclye Christy (Wednesday, 22 September 2010 21:59)

    cool

  • JimdoBusiness
    #2

    Oran Parker (Wednesday, 22 September 2010 23:07)

    This is going to come in really handy. I'm moving a client over to the Jimdo platform soon. This will be a big benefit to them.

  • #3

    dragongateuniverse (Thursday, 23 September 2010 03:35)

    COOLNESS...Loving JIMDO :-D

  • #4

    Natural Geo-Team (Thursday, 23 September 2010 14:18)

    I just love jimdo!!!
    awesome:)
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  • JimdoPro
    #5

    kwoxer (Friday, 24 September 2010 09:14)

    Schaut von den Bildern her echt intuitiv aus. Muss ich echt irgendwann einmal testen.

  • #6

    Wagner Fernandes Matos (Tuesday, 28 September 2010 13:57)

    Ótimo... pena não ser ainda em Português, mas fico no aguardo! ;).

    Parabéns à equipe Jimdo.

  • #7

    trinhlangtong (Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:04)

    ac

  • #8

    pokegirl (Thursday, 30 September 2010 19:45)

    O_O... Ummmm... I hope I get used to this!

  • JimdoPro
    #9

    jim (Tuesday, 18 January 2011 13:33)

    I have checked everything but get the message 'this store has not been completely set up'. Can you help me?

  • JimdoBusiness
    #10

    Powen (Tuesday, 01 February 2011 22:00)

    Sorry about the confusion, we're still working on making the set-up process more intuitive. If you click on one of the store items you've added, then on the price tab, it will list what steps you haven't completed yet.

  • #11

    vermejor (Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:11)

    hola.¿como puedo hacer para que se vea en la pagina de inicio el blog?

  • JimdoBusiness
    #12

    Evelyn (Tuesday, 23 August 2011 17:39)

    Hola @vermejor :-)

    Para que el Blog se encuentre en la página de inicio, debes agregar el elemento Blog allí. Aquí encuentras más información: http://es.jimdo.com/wiki/Blog Si tienes más dudas o consultas, escríbenos a través del siguiente formulario: http://es.jimdo.com/info/formulario-de-contacto/

  • #13

    Dr. Victor Figueroa (Friday, 13 January 2012 05:02)

    hola como hago par ver en la pagina el blog

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