Just in time for the holiday selling season, we’re pleased to announce several new tools to help boost your business growth. Read on to learn about these exciting new capabilities.
Believe it or not, we’re entering the thick of what’s expected to be the biggest holiday season in ecommerce history. To help you capitalize on this golden opportunity, it’s been our mission all year long to provide you with new tools and features that will help you sell more while streamlining business operations.
With this mission in mind, we’re particularly excited to share the latest additions to the Volusion platform, including a greatly improved mobile commerce experience, automatic tax calculations and a new storefront editor.
Enhanced mobile commerce and native mobile app
Customers are greatly increasing their shopping activities on mobile devices, leveraging the convenience of researching and purchasing products anytime, anywhere. Based on this trend and your feedback, we’ve made big improvements to our mobile commerce capabilities, helping to optimize both the shopping and checkout experience for customers visiting your site via their smartphones.
To get started, the new mobile storefront (2nd edition) features your store logo in the header across all pages on your mobile storefront, helping create a more seamless branding experience. Furthermore, your product photos are now much larger and clearer than before, and we’ve added new “home” and “cart” icons in the header to improve your customers’ user experience.
Regarding mobile checkout, you can accept the four major credit cards as payment (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express), and can easily customize your mobile checkout screens, including the field text on your checkout pages. For advanced users, you also have additional customization options via CSS adjustments. But wait! We’re not done with the mobile news yet – in fact, we’ve moved the mobile experience beyond your store and created a brand new app to help you monitor your store on the go. With this app, you can get insight on your orders and revenue, track your historical performance, keep tabs on inventory levels and receive order notifications and low stock alerts.
Want to see these new mobile capabilities in action? Check out the video below to learn more.
Ready to get started? Go to Design > Mobile in your store admin to enable these exciting new mobile commerce features and visit our Knowledge Base article to learn more about these new capabilities.
Improved storefront page editor
Making site updates on the fly is a known part of selling online, but can sometimes take a bit of effort. So to help save you time in an already hectic selling season, we’re introducing a new storefront page editor, chock full of user-friendly tools to make site updates in a snap.
This intuitive new editor includes a WYSIWYG toolbar with on-click image editing, and will replace the Volusion platform’s current “Easy Editor” tool. Easily edit your page images and text, as well as articles and your header and footer links. Remember to ‘Enable On-Page Editing’ on your storefront – visit our Knowledge Base article to learn more.
We’ve also added a WYSIWYG toolbar within the admin to help edit your product pages more efficiently than ever:
We hope you enjoy these tools and that they make a positive impact on your business during and beyond the holiday selling season. Your feedback is very important to us, so please drop us a line on any new feature requests and enhancements at ideas.volusion.com.
Best of luck in the coming weeks – this season is going to be a big one!