Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

Payment Page Captcha Added

September 6, 2017

Effective immediately new bot security measures have been added to the payment pages for StoreSecured merchants.  After multiple credit card declines a captcha will be shown to the user for them to prove that they are a human and not a bot.   As the declines continue the captcha will be shown each time and verification required to continue.  If there are several more declines the user will be temporarily blocked from processing a new payment for a period of time.

The captcha was added due to bots who are trying out credit card numbers on a few of our merchants websites resulting in high numbers of declined charges.  The captcha implementation is meant to keep the checkout process easy for real users but tough on bots.

If you are not familiar with what a captcha is you can read more about them at the link below:

https://www.intechnic.com/blog/what-is-captcha-and-how-is-it-used/

If you have any questions about this new feature please submit a support request and we would be happy to help.

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New Feature — Rich Cards Support

January 23, 2017

StoreSecured now includes support for Google Rich Cards.  There is nothing that you need to do to receive this change, it will be automatically included on all item detail pages with support for products and reviews.

From Google’s site…

For site owners, this is a new opportunity to stand out in Search results and attract more targeted users to your page. For example, if you have a recipe site, you can build a richer preview of your content with a prominent image for each dish. This visual format helps users find what they want right away, so you’re getting users who specifically want that especially delicious cookie recipe you have.

https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2016/05/introducing-rich-cards.html

New Feature — Export to LinnWorks

January 19, 2017

StoreSecured now supports the ability to export order information in the Linnworks format for easier printing and management of shipping label generation.  This is a beta feature that we hope to gather feedback from merchants

 

To enable this feature please visit

General–>Other Settings

Check the box at the very bottom labelled Enable Linnworks

Hit Save

Once Linnworks exports is enabled a new Export button will be shown on the orders screen.  The button text is Export to Linnworks.

When this button is pressed the searched orders will be exported to a file for import into LinnWorks

Continue here for the full help article

New Feature — Export to Stamps.com

October 18, 2016

StoreSecured now supports the ability to export order information in the Stamps.com format for easier printing and management of shipping label generation.  This is a beta feature that we hope to gather feedback from merchants

 

To enable this feature please visit

General–>Other Settings

Check the box at the very bottom labelled Enable Stamps.com

Hit Save

Once Stamps.com is enabled a new Export button will be shown on the orders screen.  The button text is Export to Stamps.

When this button is pressed the searched orders will be exported to a file for import into Stamps.com

Continue here for the full help article

 

 

New Feature — Export to ShipStation

September 7, 2016

StoreSecured now supports the ability to export order information to the ShipStation website for easier printing and management of shipping label generation.  This is a beta feature that we hope to gather feedback from merchants

 

To enable this feature please visit

General–>Other Settings

Check the box at the very bottom labelled Enable ShipStation

2 new fields should appear to enter your ShipStation API and Secret Key

Once ShipStation is enabled and the required information is entered a new Export button will be shown on the orders screen.  The button text is Export to ShipStation.

When this button is pressed the searched orders will be exported to your ShipStation account.

Promotions New Feature

March 24, 2016

StoreSecured now supports the ability to calculate the total for promotion validity based on only the items that are valid for a promotion vs the entire order total.

To change this functionality please visit
General–>Checkout Settings
Find the field labelled Apply Promotions
Choose the radio button labelled Apply promotions on total of selected items

The default promotion behavior for existing stores has not changed. Your handling will only change if you choose this new option.

Cloudflare Service

February 2, 2016

On average, a website on CloudFlare loads twice as fast for its visitors, sees 65% fewer requests and saves 60% of bandwidth.

The basic Cloudflare service with StoreSecured is FREE and offers the following advantages:

  • Save bandwidth – Web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources.
  • Minify HTML, CSS and Javascript – On-the-fly removal of unnecessary characters from HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    Saves 20% of a file’s size and works without caching so it can support even fully dynamic pages.
  • World Wide CDN – CloudFlare operates out of 76 data centers around the world. Static files like images, css files etc are stored closer to your visitors for faster load times.
  • Super fast DNS – CloudFlare runs one of the largest authoritative DNS networks in the world. We’ve built DNS to be fast, powerful and secure.
  • Extra layer of security – CloudFlare’s technology automatically detects new attacks that arise against any website on its network. Once CloudFlare identifies that there is a new attack, CloudFlare starts to block the attack for both the particular website and the entire community.
  • Added SSL – CloudFlare add’s SSL ability to your custom domain name that works with most browsers

Or upgrade your Cloudflare service to Pro for an extra $20 a month and add:

  • Enhanced image optimization – automatically applies both “lossless” and “lossy” image optimization to remove unnecessary bytes from GIF, PNG and JPEG images. On average, image sizes are reduced by 35%.
  • Even faster mobile loading – ensures that images delivered to your visitors are the appropriate size and resolution for their device. Mirage detects screen size and connection speed to deliver the best image for the current browser window, mobile or desktop.
  • Enhanced security – additional protection against real-time attacks like SQL injection, cross-site scripting and comment spam with CloudFlare’s cloud-based web application firewall, which stops the malicious attack before it can cause damage to your website.
  • Enhanced SSL – Enhanced SSL certificate added to your custom domain name that works with all browsers.

Cloudflare sits on top of the existing site and enhances it, it does not change any functionality.

 

To learn more about Cloudflare please visit https://www.cloudflare.com

 

New Feature: Out of stock attribute disable

June 26, 2015

We now support the ability to disable out of stock item attributes. For instance if you sell an item and it comes in small, medium and large but medium is sold out you can make that choice show in the dropdown but not be selectable (ie greyed out).

To change this setting go to
General–>Item Settings
Find the field labelled Out of Stock Item Attributes
Select DISABLE out of stock attributes

There are 2 other choices
SHOW out of stock attributes and HIDE out of stock attributes

SHOW will show the attributes with the word out of stock added to the text.
HIDE will not show the attribute at all, in the example above only the small and large choices would show.

New Feature: Mobile Menu

April 28, 2015

We now support the ability to choose define a mobile only menu for your stores mobile display. Choose the colors for your menu along with the pages, departments and/or items to link to from the mobile menu.

To configure your mobile menu visit:
Design–>Mobile Site Settings

First make sure that the mobile version is enabled.
Next check the box labelled Show Popup Menu
Choose the departments, items and pages to include in the menu in the same manner as is done for the navigation menu bars.
Under the Color Scheme settings choose the colors for the popup menu in the fields labelled Popup Menu Background and Popup Menu Font Color

Select Save Changes

New Features

March 18, 2015

We have added support for several new features, please see below for all of the details.

Rewards
Added the ability to choose how rewards are accumulated and redeemed. For instance rewards should be calculated using subtotal, ie no shipping and taxes included when calculating the amount, or grand total, shipping and taxes are included when calculating the amount.
New settings are found under General–>Checkout Settings

Item Search
Added the ability to choose how the item search works, either a strict search meaning only items matching all search terms are returned or a loose search meaning items matching any search term are returned.
The new setting is available under General–>Item Settings. Old behavior was automatically loose search.

Item Packing Size and Units
Google’s feed service will soon require all items to include dimensions and units, ie length, height, width, cm, inches, pounds. To accommodate Google’s new requirements we have added fields on the item edit screens and item import/exports to define the items height, width and length.
The new settings to define the units of weight and size for items can be found under Shipping–>Settings.
The new fields for an individual items sizing can be found on the item edit screen, Inventory–>Items–>View/Edit and also as part of the item import/export.

**Important Alert**
Although we are now capturing the information for units and sizing this information will NOT be used for real time rates at this time. Real time shipping rates will work as they always have. Please note that calculating an entire shipping size is not as easy as adding up all of the dimensions of all items in the cart.

New template variable
• %OBJ_REWARDS_OBJ% = will show the customers current rewards balance on the template.