By Rich Read, Bayshore Solutions Director of Development.
The nopCommerce team has just rolled out the latest update of their open source e-commerce platform. nopCommerce 3.80 is packed with over 150 new features and enhancements for end-users, website administrators, and developers. The product team started soliciting input for the new release from Gold Solutions Partners like Bayshore Solutions and the greater nopCommerce community back in December 2015. The result is a next generation e-commerce solution that leverages modern web technologies and provides so many popularly-demanded feature sets.
Here are some of our favorite new features of NopCommerce 3.80:
Complete Admin Panel Refresh
The back office of nopCommerce has been given a major UI refresh that is a welcome change for website admins. The new design is mobile-responsive and touch-friendly for optimal use on tablets and smartphones. New admins will find it easier to use. Many of the complex sections have been cleaned up to hide advanced features into separate views that can be toggled off and on. nopCommerce is a very mature product with numerous options and settings that can be intimidating to people trying to figure out where to start. The nopCommerce team has improved usability for new users, while keeping advanced functions at-the-ready for experienced users.
New Shortcut For Editing Content
Let’s say you’re a website administrator, and you notice a misspelling in the product description on the front-end of your site. Nop 3.80 now provides a link that takes you directly to the edit page in the back-end for that product. You can make your change with one click, and the live site is updated. This shortcut is available for products, categories, topics, blogs, news, and many more.
Customers can now choose a pickup location during checkout to hold their order until they arrive. The system can be configured to allow customers to choose from a list of retail store locations or warehouse customer pickup counter.
The search function now searches for SKUs and manufacturer part numbers. This is one on the most common ways comparison shoppers find products on competing sites.
New Product Attribute Type – Image Squares!
You can now upload image thumbnails for product attribute selections. This is ideal for apparel that requires a two tone color selector, or maybe polka dots vs. stripes.
Easy-On-The-Eyes Shipping Estimates
The shipping estimate feature on the shopping cart page now does an AJAX post when it retrieves shipping costs. This basically means that customers no longer see (or have to wait to see) the whole page refresh every time they submit a zip code for a shipping estimate.
Just The Tip Of The Iceberg
This is just a taste of the many new features in nopCommerce 3.80, shipping now! To find out more, you can view the detailed nopCommerce press release here. This platform continues to be a leader in open source e-commerce solutions with millions of downloads.
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